The Uruguay national basketball team (Spanish: Selección de baloncesto de Uruguay) represents Uruguay in men's international basketball competitions and it is governed by Federación Uruguaya de basketball, The team has made seven appearances in the FIBA World Cup and the team represents FIBA and FIBA Americas.
|FIBA ranking||45 6 (18 September 2022)|
|FIBA zone||FIBA Americas|
|National federation||Uruguayan Basketball Federation|
|Medals||Bronze: (1952, 1956)|
|FIBA World Cup|
|South American Basketball Championship|
|Medals||11 Gold, 13 Silver, 12 Bronze|
Uruguay is one of three South American countries to win medals at the Basketball Tournament of the Summer Olympics. It won the bronze medal in both the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics. Uruguay is currently ranked 40th in the FIBA World Rankings.
FIBA World CupEdit
- 1954 FIBA World Championship: 6th
- 1959 FIBA World Championship: 9th
- 1963 FIBA World Championship: 10th
- 1967 FIBA World Championship: 7th
- 1970 FIBA World Championship: 7th
- 1982 FIBA World Championship: 11th
- 1986 FIBA World Championship: 18th
- 2023 FIBA World Cup: To be determined
- 1980 Tournament of the Americas: 7th
- 1984 Tournament of the Americas: 2nd
- 1988 Tournament of the Americas: 4th
- 1992 Tournament of the Americas: 10th
- 1993 Tournament of the Americas: 10th
- 1995 Tournament of the Americas: 6th
- 1997 Tournament of the Americas: 8th
- 1999 Tournament of the Americas: 8th
- 2001 Tournament of the Americas: 8th
- 2003 Tournament of the Americas: 9th
- 2005 FIBA Americas Championship: 8th
- 2007 FIBA Americas Championship: 6th
- 2009 FIBA Americas Championship: 6th
- 2011 FIBA Americas Championship: 7th
- 2013 FIBA Americas Championship: 7th
- 2015 FIBA Americas Championship: 8th
- 2017 FIBA AmeriCup: 6th
- 2022 FIBA AmeriCup: 10th
Pan American GamesEdit
FIBA South American ChampionshipEdit
Uruguay was the host and champion of the first major continental basketball championship, the South American Basketball Championship 1930. The event was held in Montevideo and featured four South American national basketball teams. Teams played each of the other three teams twice each; Uruguay won all six of its games. In 1932, Uruguay lost its first game of the South American Basketball Championship series when it was defeated by Chile in one of the two matches it played against the Chileans in the preliminary round. When each team finished at 3–1 (each having defeated Argentina twice), the two countries played a third match to determine the champion, which Uruguay won.
The 1934 and 1935 competitions did not end so happily for the Uruguay team, as they finished in last place each year. With the larger fields of 5 teams each year in 1937, 1938, and 1939, Uruguay fared somewhat better. They took second place in 1937 and 1939, and third in 1938.
Uruguay won their third championship in 1940, which saw the return of the series to Montevideo. There were a record six teams in competition that year; Uruguay beat each of the other five in turn to finish undefeated. 1941 resulted in a bronze medal for Uruguay. The team played in their second tie-breaker final in 1942, this time losing to Argentina to take second place in the tournament. Uruguay advanced to the final round in the first two-round tournament, in 1943, finishing in second place overall.
Uruguay has won the South American Championship 11 times, the last two in 1995 and 1997. The team ranked in the top four in all editions as of 2016.
|Uruguay men's national basketball team – 2022 FIBA AmeriCup roster|
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2|
|C||Kiril Wachsmann||Nicolas Borsellino||Mauricio Arregui|
|PF||Federico Haller||Theo Metzger||Nahuel Lemos|
|SF||Emiliano Serres||Martin Rojas|
|SG||Joaquin Rodriguez||Gianfranco Espindola||Ignacio Xavier|
|PG||Marcos Cabot||Agustin Ubal||Diego Garcia|
Head coach positionEdit
- Juan Collazo: 1936
- Raúl Canale: 1948
- Prudencio de Pena: 1954
- Héctor López Reboledo: 1956
- Olguiz Rodríguez: 1959
- Héctor López Reboledo: 1960
- Dante Méndez: 1963
- Raúl Ballefin: 1964–1967
- Héctor Bassaiztegui: 1970
- Ramón Etchamendi: 1982–1986
- Javier Espíndola: 1991
- Luis Pierri: 1995
- Hugo Vázquez: 1999
- Che García: 2003
- Gerardo Jauri: 2008–2011
- Alvaro Tito: 2011
- Pablo Lopez: 2012, 2013
- Mateo Rubio Díaz 2014
- Adrian Capelli: 2014, 2015
- Marcelo Signorelli: 2016–2018
- Rubén Magnano: 2018-present
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- "Uruguay con los 12 para iniciar la AmeriCup Brasil 2022". basketuruguay.uy (in Spanish). 1 September 2022. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
- "Team Roster: Uruguay" (PDF). fiba.basketball. 2 September 2022. p. 9. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
-  Mateo Rubio Díaz, nuevo DT de la selección
-  Mateo Rubio Diaz