The FIBA World Championships that will be held in Argentina in a few months are getting closer as the summer moves along. Today, the French National team's roster was unveiled.
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker will lead the team alongside other NBA players and some high quality international players according to Ballin Europe.
The 12-man roster is loaded with veterans from international play and the NBA is well-represented with Nicolas Batum (Portland Trail Blazers), Boris Diaw (Charlotte Bobcats), Joakim Noah (Chicago Bulls), Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs), Mickael Pietrus (Phoenix Suns) and Ronny Turiaf (New York Knicks). Kevin Seraphin (Washington Wizards) is listed as an alternate.
Making up la douzaine are Yannick Bokolo (Gravelines Dunkerque), Antoine Diot (Le Mans Sarthe), Nando De Colo (PE Valencia; NBA rights held by the San Antonio Spurs), Mickael Gelabale (ASVEL Basket), Florent Pietrus (Caja Laboral Baskonia), and Ali Traore (Virtus Roma).
Other replacement players include Andrew Albicy (Paris Levallois), Fabien Causeur (Le Havre) and Charles Lombahe-Kahudi (Le Mans Sarthe).
Parker has said in recent interviews that he still isn't certain whether or not he'll play in the tournament until the international insurance policy is cleared later on in the summer.
Parker was also ranked as the 9th best point guard in the NBA today according to Sports Haze.