The 29-year-old point guard Heiko Schaffartzik is the eldest player on the 17-strong preliminary squad for EuroBasket 2013 that Germany head coach Frank Menz announced on Tuesday.
Take the Montenegro side that impressed in last summer's Qualification Round with a 10-0 record, add two of the most promising NBA centers, and you get a frontcourt that could wreak havoc at EuroBasket 2013.
Celje is following close in the footsteps of Koper and Jesenice with plans for Celje Arena remaining on track to be completed well in advance of EuroBasket 2013 tip-off.
Serbia's Dusko Savanovic will need to abstain from training during the summer because of a herniated disc in his lower back and will not play for the national team at EuroBasket 2013, it emerged on Monday.
The winners of the "I Feel Basketball" promotion, in co-operation with MMC, TV SLO and EuroBasket 2013, became Slovenian national team players for a day.