Bosnia's national basketball team has the capability to be better than the sum of its parts, but it also can be much worse - it depends on the overall mood, and on which side of the bed coach Nenad Markovic woke up. Overall, Bosnia is a collection of individuals, which on a good day can threaten even the best teams in Europe.
The biggest problem that Israel coach Zvika Sherf and his players can expect in their EuroBasket '07 Additional Qualifying Tournament game tonight will come from the paint - power forward Kenan Bajramovic of Rytas Vilnius, who leads Bosnia with 6.3 rebounds per game, and Mirza Teletovic of Tau Vitoria. Some are claiming that Teletovic's path to the NBA will be a short one. Jasmin Hukic, who played for Hapoel Tel Aviv and is well-acquainted with Israeli basketball, is the most intelligent Bosnian player. But the Bosnians are also dangerous from midrange and beyond the three-point line, and are capable of guarding its opponents' guards well.
On a day that Bosnia's players decide that a particular game is crucial to their future contracts with their clubs, they can have a monster game. On the other hand, they can show up as a nervous and vulnerable squad.
Last night, Macedonia defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina 73-63.
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