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Olympics 2012: pre-selection no surprise to the France team basketball

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Olympics 2012: pre-selection no surprise to the France team basketball

French players celebrate their qualification for the second round of the Eurobasket after their victory over Italy, September 4, 2011 in Siauliai in Lithuania. France has qualified for the second round of the Eurobasket by winning against Italy (91-84) his fourth win in four matches in Group B on Sunday in Siauliai. Skarzynski

Twelve silver medalists of the Euro and the ghost Yakhouba Diawara are part of the screening the France team basketball for the Olympic Games in London, unveiled by coach Vincent Collet Wednesday in Paris and whose Mickael Pietrus is Main absent.

The youngest of the brothers Pietrus is only part of a second list of six substitutes, on which also included Evan Fournier, and have a small chance to participate in the Olympic tournament (July 28 to August 12).

Yakhouba Diawara, who plays a good season in Italy with Varese but had not appeared for France since 2008, is however part of the eighteen called Wednesday start preparing from 11 June to those who finished their season with their respective clubs.

For the rest, it's the classic with the twelve silver medalists at the Euro 2011 in Lithuania and in addition Diawara, five players who will all have a role to play for the Olympics, whether Rodrigue Beaubois, Yannick Bokolo and Fabien Talker at the back or Ronny Turiaf and Ian Mahinmi inside.

The preset 18:

Tony Parker (29, 1.88 m, San Antonio / NBA, 117 selections)
Andrew Albicy (22, 1.78 m, Gravelines, 31 selections)
Steed Tchicamboud (30, 1.93 m, Chalon-sur-Saône, 29 caps)

Nicolas Batum (23, 2.03 m, Portland / NBA 51 selections)
Nando De Colo (24, 1.95 m, Valencia / ESP, 68 selections)
Charles Kahudi (25, 1.99 m, Le Mans, 24 caps)
Mickael Gelabale (28 years, 2 m, Khimki Moscow / RUS, 69 selections)
Rodrigue Beaubois (24, 1.84 m, Dallas / NBA selection 0)
Yannick Bokolo (26, 1.88 m, Gravelines, 75 selections)
Fabien Talker (24, 1.93 m, Cholet, 13 selections)
Yakhouba Diawara (29, 2.01 m, Varese / ITA 27 selections)

Boris Diaw (30, 2.03 m, San Antonio / NBA, 143 selections)
Florent Pietrus (31 years old, 2.02 m, Valencia / ESP 141 selections)
Ali Traore (27, 2.05 m, Kuban / RUS, 48 selections)
Joakim Noah (27 years old, 2.11 m, Chicago / NBA 22 selections)
Kevin Seraphin (22, 2.06 m, Washington / NBA 21 selections)
Ronny Turiaf (29, 2.06 m, Miami / NBA 87 selections)
Ian Mahinmi (25, 2.06 m, Dallas / NBA 23 selections)

The six alternates:

Alexis Ajinça ​​(24, 2.15 m, Strasbourg, 8 selections)
Evan Fournier (19, 1.97 m, Poitiers, selection 0)
Thomas Heurtel (23, 1.86m, Vitoria / ESP O selection)
Mickael Pietrus (30, 1.98 m, Boston / NBA, 44 caps)
Kim Tillie (23, 2.10 m, Villeurbanne, 0 selection)
Edwin Jackson (22, 1.90 m, Villeurbanne, 12 selections)

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