Embiid, Mbah a Moute and Siakam in Cameroon’s list for FIBA AfroBasket 2017
The Cameroonian Basketball Federation (FECABASKET) on Sunday announced a 30-player list for the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 Qualifiers and the Final Round.
While head coach Lazare Adingono remains in charge of the team, a number of new faces are set - if available - to make their international debut with the Cameroonians.
Among the newcomers, Joel Embiid and Pascal Siakam - a pair currently making waves in the NBA - headline the provisional list. They will be joined by Los Angeles Clippers forward Luc Mbah a Moute, who might play his last FIBA AfroBasket.
According to the FECABASKET, the provisional list gives them a chance of choosing players for the qualifiers and for the Final Round in August (19-30) in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
Following last month's FIBA Africa Zone 4, six national teams have been drawn into two groups of three teams each and will play a tournament over two legs.
Group E: Cameroon, Chad and Gabon.
Group F: Central African Republic, DR Congo and Equatorial Guinea.
The Qualifiers will be played in a round-robin format with each team taking on its two opponents. The top team of each group will qualify for this summer’s FIBA AfroBasket.
Group E will be played in Yaounde in March.
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