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Cameroon has unveiled a 26-man preliminary squad for the upcoming FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Latvia, including NBA star Pascal Siakam.

The squad features top talents like Ulrich Chomche and Jeremiah Hill alongside Siakam, who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers in the NBA.

Head coach Alfred Aboya has called up a mix of experienced players and promising talents for the training camp scheduled in Riga, Latvia from June 15-30.

The team will use this camp to prepare for the tournament and will also play two preparation games against Egypt and Georgia.

Cameroon, making their first appearance in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament since 2008, is set to face Brazil and Montenegro in Group B from July 2-7 in Riga.

The final roster for Cameroon will be announced by Aboya shortly before the tournament begins.

Full Preliminary Squad:

  1. Fabien ATEBA – Tarbes Lourdes, France
  2. Tamenang Achu CHOH – Antibes, France
  3. Nicolas ELAME – Skallagrimur, Iceland
  4. Samir GBETKOM – Antibes, France
  5. Jeremiah HILL – Runs Basket, Russia
  6. Arnold KOME – FAP Basketball, Cameroon
  7. Paris Devante LEE – LDLC ASVEL, France
  8. Valentin LELE – FAP Basketball, Cameroon
  9. Cyrille LIALE – FAP Basketball, Cameroon
  10. Charles MINLEND Jr. – Huelva Comercio, Spain
  11. Aristide MOUAHA – Givova Scafati, Italy
  12. Roland NYAMA – Giessen 46ers, Germany
  13. John TONJE – University of Missouri, USA
  14. Jordan BAYEHE – Happy Casa Brindisi, Italy
  15. Juslin BODO BODO – High Point Univ., USA
  16. Paul Herman EBOUA – Vanoli Cremona, Italy
  17. Brice EYAGA BIDIAS – Pont de Cheruy, France
  18. Ulrich KAMKA CHOMCHE – NBA Acad., Senegal
  19. Yves Thierry MISSI – Baylor University, USA
  20. Jean Paul MOUANDJO – BEAC, Cameroon
  21. Roger MOUTE a BIDIAS – St. Charnond, France
  22. Williams NARACE – Le Mans, France
  23. Boe NGUIDJOL – Ibersol Tarragona, Spain
  24. Pascal SIAKAM – Indiana Pacers, USA
  25. Russel TCHEWA – University of Georgia, USA
  26. Abdou TSIMBILA – Fordham University, USA.

Siakam’s inclusion adds significant firepower to Cameroon’s lineup, as they aim to secure a spot in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Notably, the national team will not have the country’s biggest star, Joel Embiid, who chose to represent the United States.


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