World Cup Updates: Lithuania, Joseph, Nigeria, France

The Lithuanian national team has announced its roster for the 2019 World Cup, according to Donatas Urbonas, who tweets that the 12-man squad will include Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas and Pacers big man Domantas Sabonis in the frontcourt. Former Knicks forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas is also on the roster.

Lithuania is viewed as a contender to make a deep run in this year’s tournament, but it won’t have an easy path to even make it out of the first round. The Lithuanian national team is part of a group that also includes Australia, Canada, and Senegal — only two of those clubs will advance to the round of 16.

Here’s more on the 2019 World Cup, which will tip off in just four days in China:

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4 thoughts on “World Cup Updates: Lithuania, Joseph, Nigeria, France

  1. acarneglia

    Other than the obvious threats like the US and Spain, I wouldn’t sleep on someone like Lithuania or Nigeria. Plenty of NBA experience and talent on both those rosters capable of monumental upsets.

  2. Group A – China, Poland
    Group B – Russia and Nigeria
    Group C – Spain, Puerto Rico
    Group D – Serbia, Italy
    Group E – US, Turkey
    Group F – Greece, Brazil
    Group G – France, Germany
    Group H – Lithuania, Australia

    Gold – USA
    Silver – Serbia
    Bronze – Spain

  3. IslandFlava

    Looks like Canada is going home early, no way they can beat Australia & Lithuania.

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