BANGUI (FIBA AfroBasket 2017) - The Central African Republic (CAF) have named a talented preliminary squad for the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 training camp.
However, it's the return of Romain Sato, James Mays and Maxim Zianveni that makes the Central Africans a team to watch out for.
In addition to Sato, CAF welcomed back American-born Mays, a 6ft 10in (2.06m) power forward known for his dominance in the paint as well as shooting guard Zianveni, who last played for Boulazac Basket Dordogne in France's Pro B.
Both Mays and Zianveni last played for the Central African at FIBA AfroBasket 2011, and will join Jimmy Djimrabaye, Max Kouguere and Michael Mokongo, three influential members of the team.
This year's African Championship will be co-hosted by Senegal and Tunisia from September 8-16.