Regarding the wourkouts for the Lithuania European Championship, bulgarian player Kaloyan Ivanov says it was imperative for Bulgaria to bring in new faces. "It's best that we have new guys," he said. "The Bulgarian national team needs these new guys, players who have something to prove every day. These guys are very talented, I'm surprised how much they have progressed in the past year."
As for the opponents, Bulgaria will compete in Group D with Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Belgium and Slovenia Kaloyan said that "right now, no one is interested in the other teams. Everyone is looking to enter the tournament in top form and to do as well as they can. When the games come, we can then begin to talk about it (the opponents)."
The training camp roster is an impressive list of 16 players, which count on 3 You First players (Rowland, K. Ivanov and Simmons):
Filip Videnov, Chavdar Kostov, Ivan Lilov, Zlatin Georgiev, Tihomir Zhelev, Aleksandar Gruev, Bozhidar Avramov, Asen Velikov, Plamen Aleksiev, E.J. Rowland, Dejan Ivanov, Kaloyan Ivanov, Stanislav Vaklinov, Aleksandar Yanev, Pavel Marinov, Nikolay Varbanov, Stefan Georgiev, Tencho Banev, Kostadin Marshavelski and Cedric Simmons.