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The Welsh national basketball team is the basketball side that represents Wales in international competition. They are organised by Basketball Wales, the sport's governing body in Wales.

Wales Wales
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FIBA ranking None
Joined FIBA 1956
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation Basketball Wales
Coach James Bamfield
Olympic Games
Appearances Not eligible to compete
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
EuroBasket
Appearances None
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


In 2005, Wales, along with England Basketball and basketballscotland combined forces to form the Great Britain national basketball team, with the target goal to field a competitive team capable of winning medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. England's and Scotland's affiliation to FIBA will end on 30 September 2016, but Wales did not sign the agreement with the British Basketball Federation and FIBA.[1]

Contents

Current rosterEdit

At the 2016 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries:[2]

Wales men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
SG 4 Lloyd Roberts 27 – (1989-05-26)26 May 1989 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
SG 5 Sam Roberts 20 – (1995-08-08)8 August 1995 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
SG 6 Robert Smith 22 – (1993-12-18)18 December 1993 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
SG 7 Asa Waite 29 – (1986-08-08)8 August 1986 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
SG 8 James Dawe 29 – (1987-05-21)21 May 1987 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
PG 9 Owen Williams 28 – (1988-02-25)25 February 1988 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
PG 10 Daniel Walsh 21 – (1995-03-04)4 March 1995 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
SF 11 Damian Edwards 26 – (1990-06-25)25 June 1990 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
SG 12 Ben Potts 31 – (1985-01-16)16 January 1985 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
C 13 Alan Duppa 36 – (1980-04-18)18 April 1980 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
SG 14 Edris Kizito 36 – (1980-03-10)10 March 1980 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
C 15 Gareth Priddle 31 – (1985-03-14)14 March 1985 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Head coach
  • James Bamfield
Assistant coaches
  • Andrew Purnell

Diccon Lloyd Smeath


Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 28 June 2016

International appearancesEdit

Wales has yet to appear in a major international basketball event. Currently, Wales is set in FIBA Europe's Division C. The best result there so far has been 2nd place in 2002.[3]

CompetitionsEdit

Performance at Summer OlympicsEdit

Year Position Note Tournament Host
1948 20 played alongside England and Scotland as Team United Kingdom Basketball at the 1948 Summer Olympics London, United Kingdom
2016 TBD Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Performance at FIBA World championshipsEdit

yet to qualify

Performance at EurobasketEdit

Year Position Note Tournament Host
2009 13 played alongside England and Scotland as Team United Kingdom EuroBasket 2009 Katowice, Poland
2011 13 played alongside England and Scotland as Team United Kingdom EuroBasket 2011 Kaunas, Lithuania
2013 TBD EuroBasket 2013 Ljubljana, Slovenia

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit