Sasha Vezenkov is ready to help the Bulgarian national team

2022-06-28 05:40
Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

The biggest star of Bulgarian basketball Sasha Vezenkov will be available for the national team, according to Sportal.bg.

He will join the squad after receiving a longer break due to the difficult last season at Olympiacos Piraeus.

The 26-year-old Vezenkov will take part in five training sessions before the Group F clash against Lithuania on July 1 (Friday) in Samokov, Bulgaria.

Aleksandr Vezenkov

Aleksandr  Vezenkov
Team: Olympiakos Piraeus
Position: SF, PF
Age: 26
Height: 206 cm
Weight: 102 kg
Birth place: Nicosia, Côte d'Ivoire

On July 4, the Bulgarian NT will visit Bosnia and Herzegovina in their last match of the first stage for the World Cup Qualifiers.

Currently, Bulgaria sits third in the standings with 1 win and 3 losses.

Group F

Pos
Team
GM
W
L
HW
HL
PPG
PPG A
Diff
STR
L5
1 4 4 0 2 0 79.5 67.0 12.5 +4 +  +  +  +
2 4 2 2 1 1 78.8 80.0 -1.3 -2 -  -  +  +
3 4 1 3 1 1 75.8 81.8 -6 -1 -  +  -  -
4 4 1 3 1 1 77.3 82.5 -5.3 +1 +  -  -  -

Sasha Vezenkov enjoyed his finest season as a professional this year to help get Olympiacos back to the EuroLeague Final Four.

He led the Reds in both scoring (13.7 PPG) and rebounding (5.9 RPG), ranking tenth in the competition in the latter category. Vezenkov accumulated a PIR of 17.8 over 38 EuroLeague games and entered the All-EuroLeague First Team.

On the domestic front, an all-around forward navigated Olympiacos to the Greek Cup and Greek league titles.

Oly swept Panathinaikos to claim the Greek league trophy after a 6-year break. Vezenkov became the MVP of the Finals series, averaging 18.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists for 23.3 PIR.

Full Bulgarian squad:

  • Ivan Alipiev
  • Vasil Bachev
  • Dee Bost
  • Dimitar Dimitrov
  • Andrey Ivanov
  • Pavlin Ivanov
  • Deyan Karamfilov
  • Konstantin Kostadinov
  • Chavdar Kostov
  • Stanimir Marinov
  • Yordan Minchev
  • Emil Stoilov
  • Aleksandar Vezenkov
  • Aleksandar Yanev


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