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VIDEO: Croatian basketballer nails incredible shot

Croatian basketballer makes crazy shot

Željko Sakić rasies his hands after making the crazy shot (Screenshot/HKS)

The Croatian basketball team is currently in Split preparing for the start of the qualifying tournament for the Olympic Games.

Helped by the return of NBA star Bojan Bogdanović, Croatia beat Puerto Rico in two warm-up matches for the tournament during the week at Spaladium Arena in Split.  

Croatia will play the Olympic qualifiers at Spaladium Arena in Split from 29 June – 4 July and will face Brazil, Tunisia, Germany, Russia and Mexico. 

Only the winner of the tournament will book at place at the Olympics in Tokyo. 

Croatia’s squad features three current NBA players – Bogdanović (Utah Jazz), Dario Šarić (Phoenix Suns) and Ivica Zubac (LA Clippers) as well as former NBA players Mario Hezonja, Dragan Bender, Ante Žižić and Roko Ukić.

On Sunday, the Croatian Basketball Federation posted some footage from training where Željko Šakić made a ridiculous trick shot. 

Like a snooker shot, the Avtodor forward used the wall of the gym to rebound the ball into the net. 

Check it out below. 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Hrvatski košarkaški savez (@hks_cbf_)

Croatia will play its first game in the tournament on Wednesday against Brazil.

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