Austria men's national basketball team

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The Austria national basketball team (German: Österreichische Basketballnationalmannschaft) is the basketball team that represents Austria in international competition, and is controlled by Basketball Austria.

Austria Austria
Basketball Austria logo.png
FIBA ranking56 Increase 1 (3 March 2020)[1]
Joined FIBA1934
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationBasketball Austria
CoachRaoul Korner
Nickname(s)Das Team
(The Team)
Unsere Burschen
(Our Boys)
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
EuroBasket
Appearances6
MedalsNone
Championship for Small Countries
Appearances2
MedalsGold Gold: (1992, 1996)

Austria has qualified to the European Basketball Championship six times in their history, with their best performance overall coming at the 1951 tournament. However, they are still seeking qualification to their first appearance on the global stage at the FIBA World Cup.

HistoryEdit

 
Austria national team before game
 
Austria versus Croatia in 2012

EuroBasket 1947Edit

Austria first competed in the European Basketball Championship at EuroBasket 1947, placing 12th of 14 teams. Initially, the team struggled and lost both of their preliminary round matches, along with their first semifinal round match. Then they defeated Albania to place second in the group and set up a match against the Netherlands for 11th and 12th place, which Austria lost after a long battle.

EuroBasket 1951Edit

Austria made their second appearance on the continental stage at EuroBasket 1951 in Paris. The national team was eliminated from championship contention after finishing 1–3 in pool play and fourth in their group. They won all three of their first round classification games, however, advancing to the 9th–12th place classification semifinals. A loss to the Netherlands, but a win over West Germany propelled Austria into 11th place of the 18 teams in the tournament.

EuroBasket 1955Edit

Austria's appearance at EuroBasket 1955 in Budapest began with a 2–2 showing in preliminary round play. This was good enough for third place in the pool, and Austria was pushed to classification play. There, they were able to win only 1 out of 4 games (the win coming against West Germany), placing fourth of the five teams in the group. Playing against Luxembourg and then Switzerland in classification for the 13th–16th place playoffs, Austria won both games to finish 13th of the 18 teams.

EuroBasket 1957Edit

In Sofia for the EuroBasket 1957 competition, Austria was defeated three times in the preliminary round. Their 0–3 record put them last in their group and sent them to the classification pool. The team won two games there, finishing at an record of 2–5 to take an overall 14th place in the 16 team tournament.

Later yearsEdit

Austria went on to qualify to the EuroBasket two more times in 1959 and 1977. But since then it has been a struggle for the national team to qualify for major international basketball tournaments.

Competitive recordEdit

Recent and forthcoming fixturesEdit

EuroBasket 2021 Pre-QualifiersEdit

Second roundEdit

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Austria 4 3 1 324 300 +24 7[a] Qualification to EuroBasket qualifiers
2   Great Britain 4 3 1 319 279 +40 7[a] Transfer to third round
3   Cyprus 4 0 4 248 312 −64 4
Source: FIBA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Austria 171–160 Great Britain

EuroBasket 2021 QualifiersEdit

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Hungary 2 2 0 139 135 +4 4 EuroBasket 2021
2   Ukraine 2 1 1 148 135 +13 3
3   Slovenia 2 1 1 160 155 +5 3
4   Austria 2 0 2 151 173 −22 2
Updated to match(es) played on 23 February 2020. Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the EuroBasket 2021 Qualifiers matches played on 20 and 23 February 2020 against Ukraine and Slovenia.[2]

Austria national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG 5 Thomas Schreiner 33 – (1987-02-03)3 February 1987 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Bilbao  
G 6 Bogić Vujošević 27 – (1992-08-05)5 August 1992 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Kapfenberg  
PF 7 Davor Lamešić 36 – (1983-10-24)24 October 1983 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Wels  
SG 8 Enis Murati 31 – (1988-08-02)2 August 1988 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Swans  
G 10 Thomas Klepeisz 28 – (1991-08-04)4 August 1991 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Braunschweig  
SF 11 Max Hopfgartner 27 – (1992-11-20)20 November 1992 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Klosterneuburg  
F 18 Florian Trmal 30 – (1989-08-29)29 August 1989 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) St. Pölten  
SG 21 Benedikt Güttl 26 – (1994-02-18)18 February 1994 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Swans  
F 26 Marvin Ogunsipe 22 – (1996-02-26)26 February 1996 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Hamburg  
SF 31 Bryce Douvier 28 – (1991-12-01)1 December 1991 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Dąbrowa Górnicza  
PG 34 Moritz Lanegger 29 – (1990-03-29)29 March 1990 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Klosterneuburg  
SF 41 Carlos Novas Mateo 28 – (1992-01-31)31 January 1992 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Næstved  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the competition
  • Age – describes age
    on 20 February 2020

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench
C
PF
SF
SG
PG

Head coachesEdit

Notable playersEdit

  • Jakob Pöltl – First Austrian-born player to get drafted and play in the NBA.

Past rostersEdit

1947 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 14 teams

3 Frankl, 4 Hans Bohman, 5 Eder, 6 Ganglberger, 7 Franz Gluck, 8 Herbert Haselbacher, 9 Paulin, 10 Konrad Pitsch, 12 Helmut Schmidt, 13 Richard Pollak, 15 Otto Schreiweiss, 16 Vostatek, 17 Hans Zsak, 29 Walter Ledl (Coach: ?)


1951 EuroBasket: finished 11th among 17 teams

3 Hans Zsak, 5 Gerhard Puschner, 6 Peter Vecernik, 7 Richard Pollak, 8 Herbert Haselbacher, 10 Walter Ledl, 13 Felix Schober, 15 Franz Gluck, 16 Hans Bohman, 17 Benno Binder, 18 Ewald Polansky, 19 Hans Praschl (Coach: Miodrag Stefanović)


1955 EuroBasket: finished 13th among 18 teams

3 Gunter Brousek, 4 Karl Hackl, 5 Franz Gebhard, 6 Oskar Doppes, 7 Ewald Polansky, 8 Helmut Schmidt, 9 Karl Thiering, 10 Helmut Schurer, 11 Baczinsky, 12 Johann Karall, 13 Karl Machek, 14 Peter Vecernik, 15 Karl Privoznik, 17 Alfred Probst (Coach: Janos Gerdov)


1957 EuroBasket: finished 14th among 16 teams

3 Nikolaus Waldingbrett, 4 Gunter Brousek, 5 Johann Karall, 6 Friedrich Walz, 7 Ewald Polansky, 8 Herwig Schon, 9 Werner Grohs, 10 Karl Thiering, 11 Alfred Waschkau, 12 Helmut Schurer, 14 Franz Vranitzky, 15 Alfred Probst (Coach: Herbert Haselbacher)


1959 EuroBasket: finished 16th among 17 teams

3 Friedrich Walz, 4 Peter Kotas, 5 Franz Havlicek, 6 Oskar Doppes, 7 Ewald Polansky, 8 Herwig Schon, 9 Walter Ledl, 10 Karl Thiering, 11 Alfred Probst, 12 Heinz Vybiral, 13 Ernst Tutschek, 15 Karl Privoznik (Coach: Herbert Haselbacher)


1977 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 12 teams

4 Wolfgang Vlk, 5 Friedrich Miklas, 6 Bernhard Slavicek, 7 Peter Bilik, 8 Peter Poiger, 9 Herbert Watzke, 10 Erich Tecka, 11 Werner Meisinger, 12 Helmut Zimmel, 13 Walter Fuchs, 14 Peter Wolf, 15 Herbert Haselbacher (Coach: Jan Hluchy)

KitEdit

ManufacturerEdit

2015-2017: Spalding [3]

Edit

2015-2017: Admiral (Sportwetten) [3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 3 March 2020. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Austria during the EuroBasket 2021 Qualifiers in Feb. 2020". Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  3. ^ a b FIBA EuroBasket 2017, FIBA.com, Retrieved 16 May 2017.

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