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.
Houston Rockets big man Tim Ohlbrecht announced on Friday his decision to follow a personal training programme in the summer rather than joining the German national team for EuroBasket 2013.
German guard Steffen Hamann, who last played for the national team at EuroBasket 2011, has decided to put a definite end to his international career and will not return at the 2013 edition of the event.
FIBA Europe has approved the rescheduling of two of the EuroBasket 2013 Quarter-Finals to ensure fair treatment of the teams set to reach that stage of competition.
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