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France have revealed their final 12-man roster for Eurobasket 2015 with Mouhammadou Jaiteh and Thomas Heurtel the last two to be cut. The European champions will be based in Montpellier and face Russia, Poland, Finland, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Israel in Group A with the co-hosts looking to advance to the second and final rounds, which will be held in Lille. No doubt, the squad that coach Vincent Collet has selected is a strong one, plenty of international and NBA experience, including the 2013 Eurobasket MVP Tony Parker along with Nicholas Batum, Boris Diaw and the promising Rudy Gobert.
Former Menomonee Falls standout and North Carolina forward J.P. Tokoto also will be in the workout, along with Georgetown center Joshua Smith, South Dakota State forward Cody Larson and center Mouhammadou Jaiteh of France.
Jaiteh, who worked out for the Detroit Pistons in their final scheduled day of pre-draft workouts Saturday, very well could be a target of the team at No. 38 overall in the second round. He does not seem open to being anyone’s draft-and-stash prospect, however. “My goal is to join the team next year,” Jaiteh said. “I’ve had three years now playing overseas pro. I really earned some experience, some maturity, and I think if I want to keep improving fast, I think the best is to be around the best players in the world, with the best coaches. That’s why I want to join the team this year and fight for it.”