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Cuba national basketball team

The Cuba national basketball team[2] won the bronze medal at 1972 Summer Olympics and they finished in 4th place at the 1974 FIBA World Championship. They are the only team from the Caribbean to win a medal at a major global event.

 Cuba
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FIBA ranking64 Increase 2 (16 September 2019)[1]
Joined FIBA1937
FIBA zoneFIBA Americas
National federationCuba Basketball Federation
Olympic Games
Appearances6
MedalsBronze medal.svg Bronze: 1972
FIBA World Cup
Appearances4
MedalsNone
FIBA AmeriCup
Appearances10
MedalsNone
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

Competitive recordEdit

OlympicsEdit

Year Position Tournament Host
1948 13th Basketball at the 1948 Summer Olympics London, United Kingdom
1952 9th Basketball at the 1952 Summer Olympics Helsinki, Finland
1968 11th Basketball at the 1968 Summer Olympics Mexico City, Mexico
1972   (3rd place) Basketball at the 1972 Summer Olympics Munich, West Germany
1976 7th Basketball at the 1976 Summer Olympics Montreal, Canada
1980 6th Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics Moscow, Soviet Union
2020 To be determined Basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympics Tokyo, Japan

FIBA World CupEdit

Year Position Tournament Host
1970 8th 1970 FIBA World Championship Yugoslavia
1974 4th 1974 FIBA World Championship Puerto Rico
1986 11th 1986 FIBA World Championship Spain
1994 15th 1994 FIBA World Championship Canada
2023 To be determined 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup Philippines, Japan and Indonesia

FIBA AmeriCupEdit

Year Position Tournament Host
1980 6h 1980 Tournament of the Americas San Juan, Puerto Rico
1984 8th 1984 Tournament of the Americas São Paulo, Brazil
1989 7th 1989 Tournament of the Americas Mexico City, Mexico
1992 8th 1992 Tournament of the Americas Portland, United States
1993 5th 1993 Tournament of the Americas San Juan, Puerto Rico
1995 5th 1995 Tournament of the Americas Tucumán, Argentina
1997 6th 1997 FIBA Americas Championship Montevideo, Uruguay
1999 10th 1999 FIBA Americas Championship San Juan, Puerto Rico
2011 10th 2011 FIBA Americas Championship Mar del Plata, Argentina
2015 10th 2015 FIBA Americas Championship Mexico City, Mexico

Pan American GamesEdit

CentrobasketEdit

CaribebasketEdit

  • 1981-1996: ?
  • 1998-2002: Did not compete
  • 2004:  
  • 2006:  
  • 2007:  
  • 2009:  
  • 2011: Did not compete
  • 2014:  
  • 2016: Did not compete

Current rosterEdit

  CubaEdit

Roster for the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship.

Cuba National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
G/F 4 Guzman, Karel 20 – (1995-02-07)7 February 1995 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Capitalinos  
PG 5 Oliva, Osmel 28 – (1987-04-24)24 April 1987 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Artemisa  
C 6 Justiz, Javier 22 – (1992-09-18)18 September 1992 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Basket Zaragoza  
G 7 Rodriguez, Yaser 27 – (1988-01-01)1 January 1988 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Ciego de Avila (basketball)  
SF 9 Valdez, Livan 27 – (1988-01-21)21 January 1988 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Capitalinos  
SG 10 Granda, William (C) 30 – (1985-08-08)8 August 1985 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) Club Atlético Tabaré  
PG 11 Molina, Yuniskel 22 – (1993-03-28)28 March 1993 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Pinar del Rio  
C 12 Haiti, Joan Luis 33 – (1982-04-20)20 April 1982 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Ciego de Avila (basketball)  
SF 13 Martinez, Esteban 28 – (1987-05-08)8 May 1987 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Santiago de Cuba  
PF 14 Torres, Orestes 28 – (1987-02-26)26 February 1987 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Capitalinos  
PF 15 Rivero, Jasiel 21 – (1993-10-31)31 October 1993 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Club Atlético Tabaré  
F/C 16 Cubilla, Yoel 20 – (1994-12-25)25 December 1994 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Ciego de Avila (basketball)  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club field describes latest professional club
  • Age field is age on August 30, 2015
  • (C) – Team Captain

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Javier Justiz Yoan Luis Abel Font
PF Orestes Torres Yoel Cubilla
SF Yordanis Jaca Livan Valdez Yoanki Mensia
SG William Granda Karel Guzman
PG Yaser Rodriguez Osmel Oliva

Notable playersEdit

Other current notable players from Cuba:

Cuba roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG Reynaldo Garcia 27 – (1990-05-29)29 May 1990 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) San Martin Corrientes  
G/F Yorman Polas 32 – (1985-08-08)8 August 1985 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Baskets Bonn  
C Ismael Romero 26 – (1991-06-23)23 June 1991 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Hapoel Haifa B.C.  
G/F Howard Sant-Roos 26 – (1991-02-13)13 February 1991 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Darüşşafaka S.K.  

Legend
  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age on 17 November 2017

Head coach positionEdit

Past rostersEdit

1948 Olympic Games: finished 13th among 23 teams

Alfredo "Bebo" Faget, Francisco "Frank" Lavernia, Raúl García Ordóñez, Federico "Fico" López, Casimiro García Artime, Juan García, José Llanusa, Ramón Wiltz, Mario Agüero, Joaquín Agüero, Mario Quintero, Fabio Ruiz, Llaneras Rodríguez, Otero Vázquez, José Miguel Álvarez Pozo

1952 Olympic Games: finished 14th among 23 teams

Alfredo "Bebo" Faget, Carlos García Ordóñez, Federico "Fico" López, Juan García, Casimiro García Artime, Ramón Wiltz, Mario Quintero, Fabio Ruiz, Mario Agüero, Felipe de la Pozas y Piad, Carlos Bea, Armando Estrada Rivero, Alberto Escoto Valdés

1968 Olympic Games: finished 11th among 16 teams

Ruperto Herrera Tabio, Pedro Chappe Garcia, Franklin Standard, Rafael Cañizares, Conrado Pérez, Pablo García, Cesar Valdés, Inocente Cuesta, Jacinto González, Miguel Montalvo, Miguel Calderón Gómez, Carlos del Pozo (Coach: Stepas Butautas)

1970 World Championship: finished 8th among 13 teams

Ruperto Herrera Tabio, Pedro Chappe Garcia, Franklin Standard, Conrado Pérez, Tomás Herrera Martínez, Rafael Cañizares, Juan Domecq, Miguel Álvarez Pozo, Alejandro Urgelles Guibot, Oscar Varona Varona, Miguel Calderón Gómez, Francisco Varona (Coach: Stepas Butautas)

1972 Olympic Games: finished 3rd among 16 teams

Ruperto Herrera Tabio, Pedro Chappe Garcia, Juan Domecq, Franklin Standard, Alejandro Urgelles Guibot, Rafael Cañizares, Oscar Varona Varona, Tomás Herrera Martínez, Miguel Álvarez Pozo, Miguel Calderón Gómez, Juan Roca Brunet, Conrado Pérez (Coach: Juan Carmelo Ortega Díaz)

1974 World Championship: finished 4th among 14 teams

Ruperto Herrera Tabio, Pedro Chappe Garcia, Miguel Álvarez Pozo, Tomás Herrera Martínez, Juan Domecq, Oscar Varona Varona, Miguel Calderón Gómez, Alejandro Urgelles Guibot, Rafael Cañizares, Conrado Pérez, Juan Roca Brunet, Alejandro Lázaro Ortiz (Coach: Juan Carmelo Ortega Díaz)

1976 Olympic Games: finished 7th among 12 teams

Ruperto Herrera Tabio, Pedro Chappe Garcia, Juan Domecq, Tomás Herrera Martínez, Oscar Varona Varona, Félix Morales, Alejandro Urgelles Guibot, Daniel Scott, Rafael Cañizares, Juan Roca Brunet, Alejandro Lázaro Ortiz, Ángel Padrón (Coach: Juan Carmelo Ortega Díaz)

1980 Olympic Games: finished 6th among 12 teams

Ruperto Herrera Tabio, Tomás Herrera Martínez, Miguel Calderón Gómez, Félix Morales, Daniel Scott, Alejandro Urgelles Guibot, Alejandro Lázaro Ortiz, Raúl Dubois, Pedro Abreu, Jorge More, Generoso Márquez, Noangel Luaces (Coach: Pedro Chappe Garcia)

1986 World Championship: finished 11th among 24 teams

Daniel Scott, Félix Morales, Raúl Dubois, Pedro Abreu, Luis Calderón, Noangel Luaces, Eduardo Cabrera, Luciano Rivero, Roberto Simón Salomón, Leonardo Pérez, José Carlos Caballero, Pedro Cobarrubia (Coach: Juan Carmelo Ortega Díaz)

1994 World Championship: finished 15th among 16 teams

Richard Matienzo, Leonardo Pérez, Lazaro Borrell, Roberto Carlos Herrera, Roberto Simón Salomón, Ángel Oscar Caballero, Augusto Duquesne, Ulises Goire, José Luis Díaz, Juan Leopoldo Vázquez, Edel Casanova, Yudit Abreu (Coach: Miguel Calderón Gómez)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. September 16, 2019. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  2. ^ FIBA National Federations – Cuba, fiba.com, accessed 25 March 2013.

External linksEdit