Nikola Jokic To Play In 2019 FIBA World Cup

Ruben Hill
Мая 26, 2019

MANILA, Philippines-Nikola Jokic, one of the best big men in the National Basketball Association today, is set to suit up for Serbia in the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China.

Additionally, Jokic spoke with TanjugNews in Serbia about his decision and essentially confirmed that he will be playing for the national team this summer. "I had a great year with my participation in the All-Star game and election in the All-NBA first team", said Jokic in the report.

"A crown of this fantastic season for me would be a World Cup medal for which I'm sure that Serbia can win and I am fully ready to contribute in achieving that goal", said Jokic. He made his first All-Star appearance at the 2019 game in Charlotte and raised his game a notch at the postseason.

He averaged a double-double of 20.1 points and 10.8 rebounds, along with 7.3 assists and 1.4 steals this season for the Nuggets, who got to within one win of a Western Conference finals berth. He is also the first Serbian to ever receive the honor. Jokić became a household name during the playoffs as he dropped 25.1 points, 13.0 rebounds and 8.4 assists per game in 14 playoff appearances.

Serbia faces Angola, the Philippines and Italy in the group phase of the World Cup that tips off August 31stand, with Jokic confirming that he will play, Serbia is now a bonafide threat.

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