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Croatia men's national under-18 and under-19 basketball team

The Croatia men's national under-18 and under-19 basketball team are boy's basketball teams, administered by the Croatian Basketball Federation, that represents Croatia in international men's basketball competitions. The Croatia men's national under-18 basketball team (Hrvatska juniorska reprezentacija) represents Croatia at the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where it has a chance to qualify to the FIBA Under-19 World Championship.

 Croatia
Joined FIBA1992
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationCroatian Basketball Federation
Nickname(s)Kockasti
World Championships
Appearances7
MedalsSilver Silver: (1) 2015
Bronze Bronze: (2) 1999, 2009
Europe Championships
Appearances18
MedalsGold medal europe.svg (3) 1996, 2002, 2012
Silver medal europe.svg (4) 1994, 1998, 2000, 2013
Bronze medal europe.svg (2) 2008, 2014

The Croatia men's under-19 team has achieved success in World Championship competition with one silver and two bronze. But has achieved even more success in FIBA Europe Championships with three golds, four silver and two bronze.[1]

HistoryEdit

From 1964 to 1992 Croatia played under Yugoslavia. In 1994 the team participated in its first ever FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship as an independent entity. When Croatia men's national basketball team also with youth, U-19, U-16 and women's team joined FIBA in 1992 they then launched their own youth teams due to them being no longer with Yugoslavia. Their wins as combined stayed with the Yugoslavia team only. None of the teams wins where transferred to Croatia, as FIBA is concerned the U-19 team was formed in 1994 even though players from Croatia played for Yugoslavia. When Croatian Basketball Federation was founded on 19 December 1948 as a member of the larger Basketball Federation of Yugoslavia.[2][3][4]

The team won their first medal in 1996 where they finished first for a gold medal at FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship.

Competition resultsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Year Position Tournament Host Country
1995 4th 1995 FIBA Under-19 World Championship   Greece
1999  3rd 1996 FIBA Under-19 World Championship   Portugal
2003 4th 2003 FIBA Under-19 World Championship   Greece
2009  3rd 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship   New Zealand
2011 8th 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Championship   Latvia
2013 8th 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championship   Czech Republic
2015  2nd 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Championship   Greece

Europe ChampionshipsEdit

Year Position Tournament Host Country
1994   2nd 1994 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship   Israel
1996   1st 1996 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship   France
1998   2nd 1998 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship   Bulgaria
2000   2nd 2000 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship   Croatia
2002   1st 2002 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship   Germany
2005 11th 2005 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship   Russia
2006 10th 2006 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship   Greece
2007 7th 2007 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship   Spain
2008   3rd 2005 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship   Greece
2009 8th 2009 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship   France
2010 5th 2010 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship   Lithuania
2011 8th 2011 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship   Poland
2012   1st 2012 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship   Lithuania and   Latvia
2013   2nd 2013 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship   Latvia
2014   3rd 2014 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship   Turkey
2015 12th 2015 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship   Greece
2016 14th 2016 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship   Turkey
2017 1st 2017 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship Division B   Estonia
2018 11th 2018 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship   Latvia

Notable playersEdit

NBA playersEdit

 
Šarić currently plays for the Phoenix Suns. He was a member of Croatia's team at the 2011 and 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championships.[5][6]

Drafted by NBA teams:

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Croatia National Basketball Team - FIBA Qualifying Tournament roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
PG 4 Šarić, Domagoj (C) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 187 lb (85 kg)
SG 5 Mandi, Mate 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 202 lb (92 kg)
SG 6 Barnjak, Josip 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg)
SF 7 Bajo, Darko 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg)
PG 8 Uljarevic, Karlo 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 171 lb (78 kg)
SG 9 Savic, Emil 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 199 lb (90 kg)
PF 10 Proleta, Domagoj 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 222 lb (101 kg)
PF 11 Cizmic, Leo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 211 lb (96 kg)
SF 12 Barisic, Luka 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 202 lb (92 kg)
C 13 Pajic, Pavao 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 209 lb (95 kg)
C 14 Ljubicic, Kresimir 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 244 lb (111 kg)
Head coach
Legend
  • (C) Team captain

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Croatia national under-19 basketball tournament results". eurobasket. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  2. ^ FIBA World Championships medals' table 1950-2006
  3. ^ "U Šancu haklale NBA zvijezde, a u Draganiću gradili naftnu bušotinu". www.kaportal.hr. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  4. ^ "KARLOVAC: 40 GODINA NBA LIGE U KARLOVCU". Index.hr. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  5. ^ Player Leaders POINTS PER GAME : ALL ROUNDS.
  6. ^ Player Leaders REBOUNDS : ALL ROUNDS.

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