Bosnia and Herzegovina women's national basketball team

The Bosnia and Herzegovina women's national basketball team represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in international women's basketball competitions, and is governed by the Basketball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Before the independence in 1992, Bosnian players played for Yugoslavia.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnian and Herzegovinian Basketball Federation.png
FIBA ranking14 Increase 10 (1 October 2022)[1]
Joined FIBA1992
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationKSBIH
CoachGoran Lojo
World Cup
Appearances1
EuroBasket
Appearances3
MedalsNone
Mediterranean Games
Appearances1
MedalsGold medal europe.svg Gold: 1993
Medal record
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 1993 France Team

Bosnia and Herzegovina's best result in international competitions so far is a gold medal at the 1993 Mediterranean Games where they beat Italy in the finals. It was also the first major competition the country played in since becoming an independent state.

In 1997 Bosnia and Herzegovina qualified for the first time to EuroBasket winning all six qualifying games and finishing as number one in the group stage. They were later eliminated in the preliminary round of the tournament.[2]

Two years later, in 1999 Bosnia and Herzegovina qualified for the second time in a row to EuroBasket. However they were eliminated once in again in the preliminary round, winning only one of seven games.[3]

In 2021, almost 22 years later, Bosnia and Herzegovina qualified once again to the EuroBasket after making a huge upset in the qualifiers, finishing second. For the first time in Bosnia and Herzegovina's history at EuroBasket they advanced from the group stages, but were later eliminated in the quarterfinals against France with a result of 80–67. They finished the tournament as 5th.[4]

Competitive recordEdit

For the results before 1992 see Yugoslavia women's national basketball team.

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Round Position Pld W L
  1992 Did not qualify
  1996
  2000
  2004
  2008
  2012
  2016
Total 0 Titles 0 0 0 0

World ChampionshipEdit

Year Round Position Pld W L
  1994 Did not qualify
  1998
  2002
  2006
  2010
  2014
  2018
  2022 Preliminary round 12th 5 0 5
Total 1/8 0 5 0 5

EuroBasketEdit

Year Round Position Pld W L
  1993 Wasn't allowed to compete
  1995
  1997 Preliminary round 12th 7 2 5
  1999 Preliminary round 10th 7 1 6
  2001 Did not qualify
  2003
  2005
  2007
  2009
  2011
  2013 Did not enter
   2015
  2017 Did not qualify
   2019
   2021 Quarter-finals 5th 6 4 2
   2023 To be determined
Total 0 Titles 3/11 20 7 13

Mediterranean GamesEdit

Year Round Position
  1993 First place 1st
  1997 Did not participate
  2001
  2005
  2009
  2013 Cancelled
  2018 Did not participate
  2022 To be determined
Total 1 Title  

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.[5]

Bosnia and Herzegovina women's national basketball team – 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG 4 Milica Deura (C) 32 – (1990-07-22)22 July 1990 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) BK ŠKP 08 Banská Bystrica  
PG 5 Miljana Džombeta 28 – (1994-07-05)5 July 1994 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Constanța  
G 7 Nikolina Knezević 27 – (1995-02-16)16 February 1995 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) BK Brno  
G 9 Dragana Domuzin 21 – (2000-11-03)3 November 2000 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) Slovanka MB  
SF 10 Ajla Iskanović 22 – (1999-10-05)5 October 1999 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) ŽKK RMU Banovići  
SG 11 Nikolina Delić 25 – (1996-11-01)1 November 1996 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) Akson Ilirija  
C 13 Ajla Selimović 19 – (2003-02-06)6 February 2003 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Celta de Vigo Baloncesto  
PF 15 Nikolina Elez 27 – (1995-08-11)11 August 1995 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
C 23 Jovana Marković 25 – (1997-01-10)10 January 1997 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) ŽKK Budućnost Podgorica  
SG 24 Matea Tavić 30 – (1992-05-29)29 May 1992 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Rutronik Stars Keltern  
SG 25 Anđela Delić 25 – (1996-11-01)1 November 1996 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Clarinos Tenerife  
C 35 Jonquel Jones 28 – (1994-01-05)5 January 1994 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Connecticut Sun  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Armin Šećerović
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 22 September 2022

Notable playersEdit

Current notable players from Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Notable players roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
F Courtney Hurt 32 – (1990-03-05)5 March 1990 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) AZS AJP Gorzów Wielkopolski  
F Marina Džinić 30 – (1992-07-20)20 July 1992 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Nico Basket  
F Marica Gajić 27 – (1995-04-27)27 April 1995 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Flammes Carolo  
F Nedžla Kovačević 24 – (1997-10-10)10 October 1997 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Al-Qazeres Extremadura  
F Melisa Brčaninović 23 – (1999-02-19)19 February 1999 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Hozono Global Jairis  
G Irena Vrančić 32 – (1990-03-21)21 March 1990 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Horizont Minsk  
F Milina Mišeljić 24 – (1998-03-18)18 March 1998 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) ŽKK Crvena zvezda  
G Sandra Azinović 22 – (1999-04-02)2 April 1999 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Flippo Baskets BG 74  
C Gorana Marjanović 21 – (2000-03-26)26 March 2000 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) ŽKK Partizan  
G Anđela Gligić 21 – (2000-05-09)9 May 2000 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) ŽKK Partizan  
C Sara Heljić 20 – (2000-11-27)27 November 2000 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Vasas SC  
F Dragana Zubac 20 – (2001-03-06)6 March 2001 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Hatayspor  
C Azra Nikšić 18 – (2003-08-27)27 August 2003 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) ŽKK Play Off Sarajevo  

Legend
  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age
    on 15 November 2021

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 1 October 2022. Retrieved 1 October 2022.
  2. ^ "Results at the 1997 Women's EuroBasket". FIBA. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Results at the 1999 Women's EuroBasket". FIBA. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Results at the 2021 Women's EuroBasket". FIBA. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Selektor Goran Lojo odabrao 12 Zmajica" (in Bosnian). bhbasket.ba. 21 September 2022. Retrieved 21 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Team Roster: Bosnia and Herzegovina" (PDF). fiba.basketball. 20 September 2022. Retrieved 20 September 2022.

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