Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE
Everyone's favorite NBA Swede, Jonas Jerebko has announced on his website that he will play for the Swedish National Team this summer as it attempts to qualify for Eurobasket 2013.
In a statement on his website, Jerebko said that he is feeling good and is grateful for the opportunity.
The full statement reads:
Jonas Jerebko is pleased to announce that he will be playing with the Swedish National Team in this summer's Qualification Round for Eurobasket 2013. "In the first weeks following the 2011-12 NBA season of 66 games in just 4 months, I was unable to fully commit to the National Team this summer. But my body has responded very well to the summer break, and I discussed the matter in further detail with the Pistons. I recognized that the opportunity to represent my country was too good to pass up. Playing in the Eurobasket Qualifying Round will allow me to play competitive basketball during the offseason, and I am thrilled to continue playing a leading role in the advancement of Swedish basketball, which has such a bright future. I want to sincerely thank the Pistons' President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars, Head Coach Lawrence Frank, and Strength and Conditioning Coach Arnie Kander for their complete support in making this important decision.
" I look forward to joining my teammates in July as we compete to qualify for Sweden's first Eurobasket appearance in a decade."
After missing all of the 2010-11 season due to tearing his right Achilles' tendon, Jerebko bounced back in the strike-shortened 2011-12 season. In 64 games last season Jerebko averaged 8.7 points and 4.8 rebounds and looked to regain all of his previous explosiveness and athleticism.
H/T to Sozz for posting this in the FanShots.