Basketball at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
Basketball at the 2018 Commonwealth Games was held on the Gold Coast, Australia from April 5 to 15. The basketball competition was held at three venues: Cairns Convention Centre in Cairns, Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre in Townsville for the preliminaries and the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Gold Coast for the finals. This was the second time that the basketball competition was held at the Commonwealth Games. A total of eight men's and eight women's teams from a total of eleven nations competed (192 athletes, at 12 per team) in each respective tournament.
at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
|Venue||Cairns Convention Centre|
Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
|Dates||5–15 April 2018|
|Competitors||192 from 11 nations|
|P||Pool stage||QF||Qualifying finals||½||Semi-finals||B||Bronze medal match||G||Gold medal match|
|Event↓/Date →||Thu 5||Fri 6||Sat 7||Sun 8||Mon 9||Tue 10||Wed 11||Thu 12||Fri 13||Sat 14||Sun 15|
Three venues in Queensland were used. All seat 5,000 for the basketball competitions.
|Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre||Cairns Convention Centre||Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre|
|Capacity: 5,000||Capacity: 5,000||Capacity: 5,000|
A total of eight men's teams and eight women's teams qualified to compete at the games. Each nation may enter one team in each tournament (12 athletes per team) for a maximum total of 24 athletes. At least four out of the six Commonwealth regions were considered to be represented in each tournament, if possible. For the home nations, each country may compete, however the ranking of Great Britain was given to the home nation with the most players on the team. In this instance its unknown which team was used to determine that. For the purpose below England is attributed the rankings spot and Scotland is noted as being invited
The teams were officially confirmed on July 28, 2017.
|Best Commonwealth Teams in the FIBA World Rankings||1 July 2017||3|| Nigeria|
|CGF/FIBA invitation||7 July 2017||4|| England|
|Best Commonwealth Teams in the FIBA World Rankings||1 July 2017||3|| Canada|
|CGF/FIBA invitation||7 July 2017||4|| Jamaica|
There are 11 participating nations at the basketball competitions with a total of 192 athletes. The number of athletes a nation entered is in parentheses beside the name of the country.
|Totals (4 nations)||2||2||2||6|
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- "Sport Handbook" (PDF). www.cgaj.org/. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
- "Basketball Schedule" (PDF). www.gc2018.com/. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation. 29 August 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 October 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
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