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Cyprus national basketball team

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The Cypriot national basketball team is the national basketball team of Cyprus. It is run by the Cyprus Basketball Federation. It is affiliated to FIBA, in the FIBA Europe zone.

Cyprus Cyprus
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FIBA ranking T-94 Steady
Joined FIBA 1972
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation Cyprus Basketball Federation
Coach Panayiotis Yiannaras
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
EuroBasket
Appearances None
Championship for Small Countries
Appearances 4
Medals Silver medal europe.svg Silver: 1990, 1994
Bronze medal europe.svg Bronze: 1988, 1992
Uniforms
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Light jersey
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Team colours
Light
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Dark jersey
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Team colours
Dark


Alex Liatsos playing for the Cypriot national basketball team against Austria (with Christoph Nagler and Rasid Mahalbasic) in August 2012

Contents

HistoryEdit

The team participates at international and European tournaments. The only international tournament it took a part of in 2005, was the World University Games, where it finished 26th out of 30 participating nations.

Cyprus national basketball team was a two-time Promotion Cup finalist (1990, 1994).

The team's results have improved considerably in recent years. Cyprus has repeatedly retained in the European minor countries tournament since 1995, while Cyprus made their first appearance in a EuroBasket semifinal phase in 2003.

Currently, Cyprus plays in Division B of the EuroBasket system. The team participated in the Group B of the EuroBasket 2009 B Qualifying Campaign, and had as opponents, the national teams of Belarus, Switzerland, Romania, and Albania. Those games took place in September 2008.[needs update]

Competitive recordEdit

At EuroBasketEdit

EuroBasket Qualification
Year Position Pld W L Pld W L
  1983 Did not qualify 4 0 4
  1985 5 2 3
  1987 4 0 4
  1989 Did not enter Did not enter
  1991
  1993 Did not qualify 6 2 4
  1995 5 0 5
  1997 6 2 4
  1999 8 3 5
  2001 11 5 6
  2003 15 4 11
  2005 Division B 6 3 3
  2007 Division B 6 1 5
  2009 Division B 8 3 5
  2011 Division B 6 0 6
  2013 Did not qualify 8 0 8
        2015 Did not enter Did not enter
        2017 Did not qualify 6 2 4

RosterEdit

Roster for the EuroBasket 2017 qualification.

Cyprus men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club
PF 1 Loizides, Christos 25 – (1991-05-26)26 May 1991 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) ETHA Engomis  
C 3 King, Anthony 31 – (1985-01-22)22 January 1985 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Gaziantep  
PG 5 Michail, Simon 24 – (1992-06-19)19 June 1992 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) Keravnos B.C.  
G/F 6 Pilavas, Andreas 32 – (1983-09-01)1 September 1983 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) ETHA Engomis  
F/C 7 Trisokkas, Panagiotis 36 – (1980-08-29)29 August 1980 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) AEK Larnaca B.C.  
G/F 8 Kilaras, Gabriel 26 – (1990-01-09)9 January 1990 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) APOEL B.C.  
SG 9 Sizopoulos, Andreas 33 – (1983-07-30)30 July 1983 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) AEK Larnaca B.C.  
PG 11 Koronides, Aristides 34 – (1982-04-20)20 April 1982 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) APOEL B.C.  
SG 12 Pantouris, Grigoris 34 – (1982-07-22)22 July 1982 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) APOEL B.C.  
PF 15 Theocharides, George 31 – (1985-06-04)4 June 1985 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Keravnos B.C.  
C 22 Kaskiris, Christodoulos 36 – (1979-12-22)22 December 1979 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) APOEL B.C.  
G 27 Razis, Christopher 27 – (1989-07-07)7 July 1989 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Rethymno Cretan  
G 44 Panteli, Iakovos 30 – (1985-10-03)3 October 1985 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) AEK Larnaca B.C.  
SF 99 Stylianou, Nikolaos 27 – (1988-11-09)9 November 1988 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Keravnos B.C.  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 26 August 2016

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Anthony King Tolis Kaskiris
PF Panagiotis Trisokkas George Theocharides Christos Loizides
SF Nikos Stylianou Andreas Pilavas Gabriel Kilaras
SG Andreas Sizopoulos Grigoris Pantouris Aristides Koronides
PG Iakovos Panteli Christopher Razis Simon Michail

Head coach positionEdit

KitEdit

ManufacturerEdit

2015: Champion [1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cyprus Basketball Federation, http://www.basketball.org.cy/, Retrieved 1 October 2015. (in Greek)

External linksEdit