Jokic to compete for Serbia in 2019 FIBA World Cup
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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic will be suiting up for his native Serbia in this year's FIBA World Cup in China, the 24-year-old told Serbian State News Agency (via ESPN).

"I am very pleased with everything I did in the NBA this season, I had a great year in which I performed at the All-Star Game and was selected (to the All-NBA first team). For me, the cherry on top of this whole season would be a medal with the national team," Jokic said. "I am fully prepared to do my best to achieve this goal."

Jokic has captured a pair of silver medals as a member of the Serbian national squad, with his most recent coming during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He averaged a double-double of 20.1 points and 10.8 rebounds, along with 7.3 assists and 1.4 steals this season for the Nuggets, who got to within one win of a Western Conference finals berth. Jokic also played in his first All-Star Game and was named to the All-NBA first team.

The 2019 tournament gets underway Aug. 31.

Jokic to compete for Serbia in 2019 FIBA World Cup
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