Bogdanovic Leads Croatia Over Bulgaria in Eurobasket Warm-up

B. Petrinovic, CroBasket (kosarka.org)

MarShon Brooks and Sundiata Gaines have already played one summer league game each and on Wednesday will play together at Rucker Park.  Bojan Bogdanovic, the Nets highly regarded second round, has played as well.  On Tuesday, he scored 17 points in less than three quarters to lead Croatia to a 72-59 exhibition game win over Bulgaria in the Croatian city of Osijek.

"Do not look at the name nor the strength of opponents," said Bogdanovic, who shot 6 for 10, including 3 for 5 from deep. "What's important to me is only that the team win and  we make our contribution."

It's the first of at least 13 games for him and Team Croatia in August and early September. In addition to the FIBA European Championships in Vilnius, Lithuania, from August 31 - September 18, the 6'8" shooting guard will play in two "friendly", that is, exhibition, tournaments prior to Eurobasket. next month. 

Starting on August 6, a week from Saturday, Team Croatia will participate in a tournament in Ljubljana, Slovenia, featuring the the national teams of all six former Yugoslavian nations.  He will play against Montenegro on August 6, Slovenia on August 8 and then in the championship round on August 9. Then, on August 16 - 21, he will play five games in six nights at London's O2 Arena. That's FIBA's London Invitational Tournament.  The competition there will be the national teams of China, Australia, Serbia, Great Britain and France.

The schedule follows.  At least the London games will be available online to those with a FIBA pass.

August 6 - Croatia vs. Montenegro - Stozice Arena, Ljubjana, Slovenia - 9 p.m. CET (3 p.m. EDT)

August 8 - Croatia vs. Slovenia - Stozice Arena, Ljubjana, Slovenia - 9 p.m. CET (3 p.m. EDT)

August 9 - Championship Round - Stozice Arena, Ljubjana, Slovenia - 9 p.m. CET (3 p.m. EDT)

August 16 - Croatia vs. Serbia - O2 Arena, London, UK - 6 p.m. BST (1 p.m. EDT)

August 17 - Croatia vs. Great Britain - O2 Arena, London, UK - 8:30 p.m. BST (3:30 EDT)

August 18 - Croatia vs. Australia - O2 Arena, London, UK - 6 p.m. BST (1 p.m. EDT)

August 20 - Croatia vs. France - O2 Arena, London,UK - 3:30 p.m. BST (10:30 a.m. EDT)

August 21 - Croatia vs. China - O2 Arena, London, UK - 3:30 p.m. BST (10:30 a.m. EDT)

September 1 - Croatia vs. Macedonia - Altyus Arena, Altyus, Lithuania - 9 p.m. EET (1 p.m. EDT)

September 3 - Croatia vs. Montenegro - Altyus Arena, Altyus, Lithuania - 9 p.m. EET (1 p.m. EDT)

September 4 - Croatia vs. Bosnia - Altyus Arena, Altyus, Lithuania - 9 p.m. EET (1 p.m. EDT)

September 5 - Croatia vs. Greece - Altyus Arena, Altyus, Lithuania - 6 p.m. EET (10 a.m. EDT)

September 7 - September 18 - Championship Round - Siemens Arena, Vilnius, Lithuania - TBA

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