KAMPALA (FIBA AfroBasket 2017) - Ever since Egypt was awarded the hosting duties for the FIBA AfroBasket Zone 5 qualifiers, Ugandans have been making sure to get the team ready for the challenge.
"This group of players is better than the one we had in Tunisia two years ago," Juruny told FIBA.com.
This is the first time - since the FIBA AfroBasket 2015 - that Juruny brings together his team.
And some new faces are expected to make the final roster for the Cairo qualifiers.
Juruny added: "Players like Jonathan Egau, Norman Blick and Mike Madol have played really well during the league season, and we are going to give them a chance and see if they can help us in Cairo. They are energetic, they play well and they caught my eye.
"Our goal is to play well and qualify for the AfroBasket 2017," the play caller noted.
"We want to believe that Ugandan basketball has progressed over the past few years and we'll make sure to be ready to take on our regional rivals," the former Ugandan international said.
"We are one of the best teams in East Africa, and we are going to Cairo to implement a new play style. Two years ago in Tunisia, our shooting percentage was too low. We can no longer rely only on fast-break plays because the game has evolved."
While the preliminary roster comprises of locally-based players, they will be joined by a number of foreign-based players at a later stage.
Four players - Malinga, Ikong, Enabu and Omwony - have featured at FIBA AfroBasket 2015, but Uganda's foreign-based players will join the team soon.
Uganda finished with a 1-4 mark at FIBA AfroBasket 2015.