A select squad of U21 players from Belgrade will complete the field in this bracket of the Den Bosch-hosted Rinus de Jong Invitational playing out December 27-30.
Serbian team Mega Vizura took the inaugural competition in the U20 bracket of the Dutch invitational tourney last year. This year, Belgrade Select brings twin towers from the Partizan organization in 6’10½ (210cm) Dusan Bogdanovic and Nemanja Miskovic; Bogdanovic was pursued by Real Madrid earlier this year and is said to be undergoing scouting from the NBA.
Competing with the Belgrade squad in the U21 bracket are Wilbraham & Monson Academy of the US, Canarias Basketball Academy and home team Eiffel Towers Den Bosch.
Rinus de Jong Invitational officials have also announced a basketball clinic will precede the tournament with coaches Raoul Korner of Eiffel Towers and Wilbraham & Monson’s Chris Sparks will be tutoring coaches in basketball tactics and practice from 9.30am to 1pm on December 30.