Dallas Mavericks and Tunisia Center Salah Mejri is set to make his long awaited return to international competition later this year as Tunisia prepares to compete in the upcoming African Nations Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) later this year.
With penned host Angola unsure of its readiness to host the tournament set for September due to elections, Tunisia has been contacted to step in to replace the Central African country should it fail to host the competition.
This would give Mejri the chance to compete before his countrymen after doing so in 2015 when Tunisia hosted the rest of Africa.
Mejri last played for Tunisia in the semifinal against Angola but limped out of the game due to a leg injury two years prior.
The big man has been named in an 18 preliminary player list set for camp; the camp takes place between June 18 and July 5 in Monastir.
Tunisia is one of 15 other countries set to play in this year’s AfroBasket; Congo Republic was the original host but pulled out due to “logistical reasons”.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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