Bosnia and Herzegovina men's national basketball team

The Bosnia and Herzegovina men's national basketball team (Bosnian: Košarkaška reprezentacija Bosne i Hercegovine / Кошаркашка репрезентација Босне и Херцеговине) represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in international basketball competitions, and is governed by the Basketball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Until 1992, Bosnian basketballers played for Yugoslavia.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnian and Herzegovinian Basketball Federation.png
FIBA ranking45 Decrease 1 (7 December 2021)[1]
Joined FIBA1992
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationKSBIH
CoachVedran Bosnić
Nickname(s)Zlatni ljiljani
(The Golden Lilies)
Zmajevi
(The Dragons)
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
EuroBasket
Appearances10 (first in 1993)
MedalsNone
First international
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 97–69 Slovakia 
(Wrocław, Poland; 30 May 1993)
Biggest win
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 92–53 Cyprus 
(Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 21 November 2001)
 Cyprus 56–95 Bosnia and Herzegovina 
(Nicosia, Cyprus; 20 November 2002)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 88–49 Bulgaria 
(Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 27 November 2020)
Biggest defeat
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 52–102 France 
(Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 29 June 2018)

Bosnia and Herzegovina reached their first international tournament at the EuroBasket in 1993. They have competed nine times at the event overall. Although the national team have yet to qualify on the global level to play at the FIBA World Cup.

HistoryEdit

Until 1992, Bosnia and Herzegovina was a part of Yugoslavia, which meant players born in Bosnia and Herzegovina played for the Yugoslavia national team. Between 1947 and 1992, the following Bosnia-born players managed to make the final-12 Yugoslavia roster at the biggest competitions (Olympics, World Cup, and EuroBasket) at least once: Mirza Delibašić, Dražen Dalipagić, Predrag Danilović, Zoran Savić, Ratko Radovanović, Borislav Stanković, Milan Bjegojević, Dragiša Vučinić, Sabit Hadžić, Emir Mutapčić, and Mario Primorac. During this time, Bosnia and Herzegovina's capital city, Sarajevo, was one of five locations where games were played during the 1970 FIBA World Cup, where Yugoslavia finished in first place, the team's first gold medal at the FIBA World Cup.

After gaining its independence from Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina qualified to the EuroBasket for the first time in 1993. Entering the tournament, Bosnia and Herzegovina earned their first ever EuroBasket victory in their final Group A match against Sweden.[2] The team would go on to make it to the quarter-finals before losing to the eventual bronze medalists Croatia, which sent the team into the classification phase to finish out the competition.[3]

After a positive showing for the national in their first EuroBasket appearance, the team would fail to qualify for the tournament in 1995. However, Bosnia and Herzegovina would turn around to qualify for the continental showpiece five consecutive times (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005). Although after that stretch for the national team, they would only qualify for the Euros three times after 2005 until 2015. Heading toward qualification for EuroBasket 2017, Bosnia and Herzegovina came up up short in their attempt to qualify to the EuroBasket for the first time since 2009.[4]

For qualification to reach the 2019 FIBA World Cup, Bosnia and Herzegovina first went through European Pre-Qualifiers, where the team won four out of their six matches (4–2) to advance.[5] Entering the first round of the qualifiers, the national team earned a tough win at home against Russia 81–76.[6] After the win, Bosnia and Herzegovina would pull out one more victory during the rest of the first round of qualifying to position itself to advance. In the second and final round of 2019 World Cup qualifying, the team lost its first five matches by single digits before defeating Bulgaria. However, the five crucial losses ultimately eliminated the team from clinching qualification.[7]

Competitive recordEdit

Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit

  Win   Loss

2020Edit

27 November 2020 Bosnia and Herzegovina   88–49   Bulgaria Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina* [note 1]
21:00 Scoring by quarter: 22–11, 23–10, 22–18, 21–10
Pts: Kamenjaš 12
Rebs: Sulejmanović 11
Asts: Roberson 6
Boxscore Pts: Bost 13
Rebs: Bost 5
Asts: Bachev, Marinov 2
Arena: Sports Hall Hills
Referees: Marius Ciulin (ROU), Wojciech Liszka (POL), Zdenko Tomašovič (SVK)
29 November 2020 Bosnia and Herzegovina   79–73   Latvia Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina* [note 1]
21:00 Scoring by quarter: 20–17, 20–11, 20–17, 19–28
Pts: Kamenjaš 19
Rebs: Kamenjaš 7
Asts: Roberson 5
Boxscore Pts: Lomažs 19
Rebs: Meiers 9
Asts: Šķēle 6
Arena: Sports Hall Hills
Referees: Eddie Viator (FRA), Michał Proc (POL), Wojciech Liszka (POL)

2021Edit

20 February 2021 Greece   69–84   Bosnia and Herzegovina Riga, Latvia* [note 1]
16:30 Scoring by quarter: 18–26, 19–23, 14–15, 18–20
Pts: Kavvadas 16
Rebs: Saloustros 7
Asts: Katsivelis 6
Boxscore Pts: Sulejmanović 23
Rebs: Sulejmanović 13
Asts: Gegić 10
Arena: Arēna Rīga
Referees: Nicolás Maestre (FRA), Marek Kúkelčík (SVK), Thomas Bissuel (FRA)
22 February 2021 Bulgaria   61–80   Bosnia and Herzegovina Riga, Latvia* [note 1]
16:30 Scoring by quarter: 16–19, 22–24, 16–13, 7–24
Pts: Kostadinov, Zahariev 11
Rebs: Simeonov 5
Asts: Karamfilov 9
Boxscore Pts: Kamenjaš 17
Rebs: Kamenjaš 14
Asts: Roberson 7
Arena: Arēna Rīga
Referees: Nicolás Maestre (FRA), Andrei Sharapa (BLR), Marek Kúkelčík (SVK)
26 November 2021 (2021-11-26) Bosnia and Herzegovina   97–90   Czech Republic Sarajevo
20:00 Scoring by quarter: 17–23, 27–33, 31–11, 22–23
Pts: Musa 21
Rebs: Halilović 7
Asts: Atić, Roberson 4
Boxscore Pts: Jelínek 31
Rebs: Peterka, Sehnal 6
Asts: Bohačík, Sehnal 4
Arena: Mirza Delibašić Hall
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Manuel Mazzoni (ITA), Thomas Bissuel (FRA), Tanel Suslov (EST)
Note:
29 November 2021 (2021-11-29) Bulgaria   75–85   Bosnia and Herzegovina Botevgrad
19:00 Scoring by quarter: 19–25, 23–25, 13–19, 20–16
Pts: Kostov 13
Rebs: Kostov 9
Asts: Karamfilov, Marinov 5
Boxscore Pts: Halilović 21
Rebs: Sulejmanović 8
Asts: Atić 5
Arena: Arena Botevgrad
Attendance: 1,300
Referees: Fernando Calatrava (ESP), Beniamino Attard (ITA), Ilias Kounelles (CYP)
Note:

2022Edit

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification matches against Czech Republic and Bulgaria on 26 and 29 November 2021.[9]

Bosnia and Herzegovina men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
G 2 John Roberson 33 – (1988-10-28)28 October 1988 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) SIG Strasbourg  
G 5 Edin Atić 24 – (1997-01-19)19 January 1997 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Budućnost VOLI  
F/C 7 Miralem Halilović 30 – (1991-07-22)22 July 1991 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Metropolitans 92  
G 9 Amar Gegić 23 – (1998-02-14)14 February 1998 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Cibona  
C 11 Kenan Kamenjaš 21 – (2000-01-17)17 January 2000 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) SC Derby  
G 12 Sani Čampara 22 – (1999-03-03)3 March 1999 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Split  
F 13 Džanan Musa 22 – (1999-05-08)8 May 1999 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Leche Río Breogán  
F 15 Ajdin Penava 24 – (1997-03-11)11 March 1997 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Belfius Mons-Hainaut  
F 17 Aleksandar Lazić 25 – (1996-06-10)10 June 1996 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Mornar Barsko zlato  
F 22 Emir Sulejmanović 26 – (1995-07-13)13 July 1995 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Lenovo Tenerife  
F 27 Adin Vrabac 27 – (1994-01-27)27 January 1994 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) GGMT Vienna  
F 30 Haris Delalić 27 – (1994-04-24)24 April 1994 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Sloboda Tuzla  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the competition
  • Age – describes age
    on 20 February 2021

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3 Inactive
C Jusuf Nurkić Kenan Kamenjaš Luka Garza Ajdin Penava Njegoš Sikiraš
PF Emir Sulejmanović Amar Alibegović Miralem Halilović Ajdin Penava Karlo Matković
SF Džanan Musa Aleksandar Lazić Miralem Halilović Adin Vrabac Haris Delalić
SG Edin Atić Amar Gegić Nemanja Gordić Nedim Đedović Aleksa Gatarić
PG John Roberson Nemanja Gordić Amar Gegić Sani Čampara Darko Talić

Notable playersEdit

Current notable players from Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Notable players roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
C Andrija Stipanović 34 – (1986-12-18)18 December 1986 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) U-BT Cluj-Napoca  
G Muhamed Pašalić 34 – (1987-08-27)27 August 1987 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Belfius Mons-Hainaut  
G Nemanja Gordić 32 – (1988-09-25)25 September 1988 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Mornar Barsko zlato  
G Filip Adamović 32 – (1988-12-15)15 December 1988 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Rouen Métropole  
G Almir Hasandić 31 – (1990-10-19)19 October 1990 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Spars Sarajevo  
G Draško Knežević 28 – (1993-02-03)3 February 1993 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Borac Banja Luka  
C Obrad Tomić 28 – (1993-04-08)8 April 1993 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) EuroNickel 2005  
C Ismet Sejfić 28 – (1993-09-07)7 September 1993 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Podgorica  
C Jusuf Nurkić 27 – (1994-08-23)23 August 1994 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Portland Trail Blazers  
G Adi Zahiragić 26 – (1995-02-24)24 February 1995 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Sutjeska  
F Jure Zubac 26 – (1995-03-15)15 March 1995 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Inter Bratislava  
F Amar Alibegović 26 – (1995-03-31)31 March 1995 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Virtus Bologna  
F Nedim Buza 26 – (1995-05-10)10 May 1995 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Čelik  
G Tihomir Vranješ 26 – (1995-10-24)24 October 1995 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Traiskirchen Lions  
C Markus Lončar 25 – (1996-04-08)8 April 1996 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Astoria  
C Imran Polutak 25 – (1996-07-09)9 July 1996 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) Spars Sarajevo  
C Ibrahim Durmo 24 – (1997-01-15)15 January 1997 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Sloboda Tuzla  
F Nedim Đedović 24 – (1997-02-16)16 February 1997 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Melilla  
G Darko Talić 23 – (1998-02-23)23 February 1998 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Igokea  
C Luka Garza 22 – (1998-12-27)27 December 1998 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Detroit Pistons  
F Lazar Mutić 22 – (1999-01-06)6 January 1999 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Marbella  
C Njegoš Sikiraš 21 – (1999-09-11)11 September 1999 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) TAU Castelló  
F Vojin Ilić 21 – (2000-08-09)9 August 2000 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Vršac  
G Aleksa Gatarić 19 – (2002-04-19)19 April 2002 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Cedevita Olimpija  

Legend
  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age
    on 22 October 2021

Head coach historyEdit

Name Period
  Ibrahim Krehić
  Mirza Delibašić
1993
  Faruk Kulenović 1993–1995
  Sabit Hadžić 1995–1997
  Sabit Hadžić 1998–2001
  Draško Prodanović 2001–2003
  Mensur Bajramović 2004–2006
  Nenad Marković 2006–2008
  Mensur Bajramović 2008–2010
  Sabit Hadžić 2010–2012
  Aleksandar Petrović 2012–2013
  Duško Ivanović 2014–2015
  Damir Mulaomerović 2016
  Duško Vujošević 2017–2018
  Jasmin Repeša (interim) 2018
  Vedran Bosnić 2018–present

Past rostersEdit

1993 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 16 teams

4 Samir Selešković, 5 Gordan Firić, 6 Adis Bećiragić, 8 Senad Begović, 9 Ilijas Masnić, 10 Mario Primorac, 11 Samir Avdić, 12 Emir Mutapčić, 13 Emir Halimić, 14 Sabahudin Bilalović (Coach:   Ibrahim Krehić)


1997 EuroBasket: finished 15th among 16 teams

4 Nenad Marković, 5 Gordan Firić, 6 Adis Bećiragić, 7 Samir Lerić, 8 Azur Korlatović, 9 Sejo Bukva, 10 Samir Selešković, 11 Samir Avdić, 12 Elvir Ovčina, 13 Dževad Alihodžić, 14 Adnan Hodžić, 15 Haris Mujezinović (Coach:   Sabit Hadžić)


1999 EuroBasket: finished 15th among 16 teams

4 Nenad Marković, 5 Gordan Firić, 6 Adis Bećiragić, 7 Samir Lerić, 8 Ivan Opačak, 9 Jasmin Hukić, 10 Damir Mirković, 11 Tarik Valjevac, 12 Dževad Alihodžić, 13 Elvir Ovčina, 15 Haris Mujezinović (Coach:   Sabit Hadžić)


2001 EuroBasket: finished 13th among 16 teams

4 Nenad Marković, 5 Gordan Firić, 6 Goran Terzić, 7 Samir Lerić, 8 Ivan Opačak, 9 Jasmin Hukić, 10 Siniša Kovačević, 11 Bariša Krasić, 12 Damir Mršić, 13 Ramiz Suljanović, 14 Elvir Ovčina, 15 Haris Mujezinović (Coach:   Sabit Hadžić)


2003 EuroBasket: finished 15th among 16 teams

4 Terrel Castle, 5 Elvir Ovčina, 6 Damir Krupalija, 7 Samir Lerić, 8 Želimir Stevanović, 9 Jasmin Hukić, 10 Siniša Kovačević, 11 Bariša Krasić, 12 Damir Mršić, 13 Kenan Bajramović, 14 Mirza Teletović, 15 Haris Mujezinović (Coach:   Draško Prodanović)


2005 EuroBasket: finished 15th among 16 teams

4 Vedran Princ, 5 Elvir Ovčina, 6 Mirza Teletović, 7 Samir Lerić, 8 Edin Bavčić, 9 Henry Domercant, 10 Siniša Kovačević, 11 Mujo Tuljković, 12 Damir Mršić, 13 Jasmin Hukić, 14 Aleksandar Radojević, 15 Kenan Bajramović (Coach:   Mensur Bajramović)


2011 EuroBasket: finished 19th among 24 teams

4 Nemanja Gordić, 5 Aleksej Nešović, 6 Ermin Jazvin, 7 Goran Ikonić, 8 Milan Milošević, 9 Edin Bavčić, 10 Saša Vasiljević, 11 Elmedin Kikanović, 12 Mirza Teletović, 13 Henry Domercant, 14 Nihad Đedović, 15 Kenan Bajramović (Coach:   Sabit Hadžić)


2013 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 24 teams

4 Muhamed Pašalić, 5 Ante Mašić, 6 Andrija Stipanović, 7 Marko Šutalo, 8 Zack Wright, 9 Edin Bavčić, 10 Nemanja Gordić, 11 Elmedin Kikanović, 12 Mirza Teletović, 13 Dalibor Peršić, 14 Nihad Đedović, 15 Nedžad Sinanović (Coach:   Aleksandar Petrović)


2015 EuroBasket: finished 23rd among 24 teams

4 Muhamed Pašalić, 5 Nedim Buza, 6 Andrija Stipanović, 7 Marko Šutalo, 9 Edin Bavčić, 10 Nemanja Gordić, 11 Elmedin Kikanović (C), 13 Dalibor Peršić, 15 Milan Milošević, 20 Alex Renfroe, 23 Adin Vrabac, 30 Draško Albijanić (Coach:   Duško Vujošević)

KitEdit

Supplier Period
  NAAI 0000–2015
  Haad 2015
  No1 2016–present

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, all matches in the November 2020 and February 2021 windows were played behind closed doors in select host cities.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 7 December 2021. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Bosnia and Herzegovina v Sweden EuroBasket 1993 game results". Archive.fiba.com. 24 June 1993.
  3. ^ "Bosnia and Herzegovina at the EuroBasket 1993". Archive.fiba.com. 4 July 1993.
  4. ^ "Bosnia and Herzegovina during the EuroBasket 2017 qualifiers". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 2019 FIBA World Cup European Pre-Qualifiers". Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Bosnia and Herzegovina open World Cup Qualifiers with important win at home over Russia". Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 2019 FIBA World Cup European Qualifiers". Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Statement regarding the November 2020 and February 2021 Qualifiers". Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Vedran Bosnić saopštio spisak reprezentacije BiH". Retrieved 22 October 2021.

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