Evan Fournier, Rudy Gobert and Ian Mahinmi won’t play for France in Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila. The news was announced by their agent Bouna Ndiaye on France TV Sport.
Eight new faces have been included in Nigeria’s 27-player preliminary squad for the Rio 2016 Olympics, the country’s basketball federation (NBBF) announced on Tuesday. Among the newcomers are Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli and Thanasis Antetokounmpo of the New York Knicks’ D-League affiliate Westchester Knicks, with both players set to compete for final roster spots.
“The 28th name was supposed to be Victor Oladipo but he has not yet decided and we don’t want to put his name out before his decision,” Tijjani told the local media. “He has been in training camp with the US national team and he has not made the team. So, sometimes decisions can be very tough when it comes to that.”