Czech Republic national basketball team
The Czech national basketball team (Czech: Česká basketbalová reprezentace) represents the Czech Republic in international basketball tournaments, and are controlled by the Czech Basketball Federation. They are the successor to the Czechoslovakia national team after the Czech Republic split from Czechoslovakia, due to the dissolution of the unified state in 1993. Their best accomplishment to date as an independent was finishing in seventh place at the EuroBasket 2015. They will make their first FIBA World Cup appearance at the 2019 edition in China.
|FIBA ranking||24 (26 February 2019)|
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At Eurobasket 1999 in France, marked the first official tournament the Czech Republic took part in after independence. The national team got off to a fast start, winning their first two preliminary round matches against Lithuania, and Greece, before falling to Germany. Finishing with a 2-1 record was enough for them to advance to the second round. The next round wasn't as kind to the Czech side though, as they finished last in their Group, with a 2-4 record getting thoroughly dominated in matches against Croatia, and eventual champions Italy. In all, the Czech finished their maiden voyage at the European Basketball Championship in 12th place. While Luboš Bartoň took the honor of being the second best scorer of the tournament (with 18.7 points per game).
In 2019 marked another first for the national team, where they have qualified for the FIBA World Cup.
In 2021 Czech Republic will co-host the EuroBasket 2021 and qualified to Eurobasket for the sixth successive time. They automatically qualify for the 2021 event as co-host. It will host several group phase matches in Prague.
FIBA World CupEdit
The following is the Czech Republic roster in the men's basketball tournament of the 2017 EuroBasket.
Czech Republic men's national basketball team – 2017 EuroBasket roster
1999 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 16 teams
4 Petr Czudek, 5 Petr Welsch, 6 Vladan Vahala, 7 Marek Stuchlý, 8 Jiří Welsch, 9 David Klapetek, 10 Jiří Okáč, 11 Luboš Bartoň, 12 Petr Treml, 13 Martin Ides, 14 Kamil Novák, 15 Pavel Bečka (Coach: Zdeněk Hummel)
2007 EuroBasket: finished 15th among 16 teams
4 Stepán Vrubl, 5 Pavel Benes, 6 Maurice Whitfield, 7 Michal Kremen, 8 Lukás Kraus, 9 Jiří Welsch, 10 Ladislav Sokolovsky, 11 Luboš Bartoň, 12 Radek Necas, 13 Petr Benda, 14 Jakub Houška, 15 Ondřej Starosta (Coach: Zdeněk Hummel)
2013 EuroBasket: finished 14th among 24 teams
4 Petr Benda, 5 Ondřej Balvín 6 Pavel Pumprla, 7 Vojtěch Hruban, 8 Tomáš Satoranský, 9 Jiří Welsch, 10 Pavel Houška, 11 Luboš Bartoň, 12 David Jelínek, 13 Jakub Kudláček, 14 Kamil Švrdlík, 15 Jan Veselý (Coach: Pavel Budínský)
2015 EuroBasket: finished 7th among 24 teams
4 Petr Benda, 5 Patrik Auda, 6 Pavel Pumprla, 7 Vojtěch Hruban, 8 Tomáš Satoranský (C), 9 Jiří Welsch, 10 Pavel Houška, 11 Luboš Bartoň, 12 David Jelínek, 13 Jakub Šiřina, 14 Blake Schilb, 24 Jan Veselý (Coach: Ronen Ginzburg)
2017 EuroBasket: finished 20th among 24 teams
1 Patrik Auda, 7 Vojtěch Hruban, 8 Tomáš Satoranský (C), 9 Jiří Welsch, 11 Lukáš Palyza, 13 Jakub Šiřina, 14 Kamil Švrdlík, 15 Martin Peterka, 17 Jaromir Bohačík, 23 Adam Pecháček, 31 Martin Kriz, 71 Tomáš Kyzlink (Coach: Ronen Ginzburg)
- "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
- "Men Basketball European Championship 1999 France 21.06–03.07 Winner Italy". Sport Statistics. 1999. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
- "Men Basketball European Championship 2007 – Madrid (ESP) – 07-16.09 Winner Russia". Sport Statistics. 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
- "Men Basketball XXXIX European Championship 2013 Slovenia 04-22.09 – Winner France". Sport Statistics. 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
- EuroBasket 2017 roster