International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the governing body of Basketball, has officially released the final line-up of France Men’s national basketball team for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
Here’s the official line-up of France Men’s Basketball Team:
|4||HEURTEL, Thomas||Guard||6'2"||Anadolu Efes Istanbul (TUR), TBL|
|5||BATUM, Nicolas||Forward||6'8"||Charlotte Hornets (USA), NBA|
|6||DIOT, Antoine||Guard||6'4"||Valencia (ESP) , ACB|
|7||LAUVERGNE, Joffrey||Forward||6'10"||Denver Nuggets (USA), NBA|
|8||KAHUDI, Charles||Forward||6'6"||ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne (FRA), Pro A|
|9||PARKER, Tony||Guard||6'1"||San Antonio Spurs (USA), NBA|
|11||PIETRUS, Florent||Forward||6'7"||SLUC Nancy (FRA), Pro A|
|12||de COLO, Nando||Guard||6'5"||CSKA Moscow (RUS), PBL|
|13||DIAW, Boris (C)||Center||6'8"||San Antonio Spu rs (USA), NBA|
|15||GELABALE, Mickael||Forward||6'7"||Le Mans SB (FRA), Pro A|
|17||TILLIE, Kim||Center||6'11"||Vitoria (ESP), ACB|
|18||MOERMAN, Adrien||Forward||6'9"||Bandirma Banvit (TUR), TB|
Team Average Height:
|COLLET, Vincent||Head Coach|
|NELHOMME, Ruddy||Assistant Coach|
|COMMÈRES, Jacques||Assistant Coach|
France, ranked 5 in the world by FIBA, will play in Group B of the Rio Games qualifier tournament in Manila, Philippines, with round-robin games against Philippines and New Zealand. The Canada, Turkey and Senegalwill play in Group A.
The top two teams from each group in the preliminary rounds will move on to the semifinal crossover games.
Those teams will then compete in the finals, with the champion qualifying for 2016 Rio Olympics.
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