Basque Country autonomous basketball team

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Basque Country
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National federation Basque Basketball Federation
Coach Pablo Laso
Olympic Games
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Medals N/A
FIBA World Cup
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Medals N/A
Eurobasket
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Medals N/A
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The Basque Country autonomous basketball team is the basketball team of the Basque Country. The team is not affiliated to FIBA, so only plays friendly games.

History[edit]

Basque Country played the Torneo de las Naciones, a tournament co-organized with Galicia and Catalonia. It was played from 2008 to 2010 and basques won the 2008 and 2009 editions.

On summer 2011, Basque Country, coached by Pablo Laso, played three games at Argentina. One against the 'B' team of, other with a team of players of Córdoba and a third game with the Argentina national basketball team. In this last game, where Argentina played with the team of the FIBA Americas Championship won Basque Country by a huge 92–28.[1]

In 2012 the team, coached again by Laso, played two games against Senegal. Basque Country won the first game by 86–74[2] and lost the second one by 66–82.[3]

Roster[edit]

This is the roster of the Basque Country team for the 2012 games against Senegal.[4]

Basque Country Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age - DOB Ht. Club Club nat.
PG Casado, Marcos Iraurgi SB Basque Country (autonomous community)
SG Calbarro, Unai Saski Baskonia Basque Country (autonomous community)
SF Lasa, Lander 24 – (1988-01-16)16 January 1988 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Gipuzkoa BC Basque Country (autonomous community)
PF Barberena, Beñat Iraurgi SB Basque Country (autonomous community)
C Otegi, Urko 30 – (1981-08-11)11 August 1981 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Menorca Bàsquet Spain
PG Salgado, Javier 31 – (1980-08-06)6 August 1980 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Gipuzkoa BC Basque Country (autonomous community)
SG Santamaría, Jon 30 – (1982-05-08)8 May 1982 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) BC Andorra Andorra
PF Iglesias, Joseba CB Plasencia Spain
SG Arruti, Ander Araberri BC Basque Country (autonomous community)
C Aramburu, Jon Ander Askatuak SBT Basque Country (autonomous community)
SF Motos, Mikel Iraurgi SB Basque Country (autonomous community)
SG Del Valle, Iñigo Askatuak SBT Basque Country (autonomous community)
PF Aranzabal, Julen CB Ibiza Spain
Head coach
Assistant coaches
  • Basque Country (autonomous community) Xabier Zabala

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club field describes pro club
    during the 2010–11 season

Games played[edit]

23 April 1980
Catalonia  102–84  Basque Country
24 April 1980
Catalonia  99–92  Basque Country
26 April 1980
Basque Country  96–101  Catalonia
27 April 1980
Basque Country  129–124  Catalonia
29 May 1989
Basque Country  96–112  San Marino
31 May 1989
Basque Country  86–116  Soviet Union
29 June 2001
Basque Country  79–82  Egypt
28 June 2002
Basque Country  93–97  Croatia
27 June 2002
Basque Country  88–77  Uruguay
28 June 2005
Basque Country  72–74  Cuba
22 June 2006
Basque Country  82–73  Japan
Scoring by quarter: 20–14, 13–9, 23–20, 26–30
Pts: Salgado, T. Urtasun 15 Pts: Amino 13
Bilbao
Referees: García, Sánchez
6 June 2008
Catalonia  79–81  Basque Country
Pts: Ribas 14 Pts: Cortaberría 14
Fontajau, Girona
Referees: García, Sánchez
7 June 2008
Basque Country  80–72  Galicia
Pts: L. Fernández 18 Pts: Salgado 19
27 June 2009
Basque Country  84–80  Galicia
Scoring by quarter: 25–21, 22–22, 20–12, 17–25
Pts: Otegi 20
Rebs: Otegi 11
Asts: Alonso 4
PIR: Otegi 29
Pts: Castro 15
Rebs: Antelo 8
Asts: Seijo 2
PIR: Castro 15
Polideportivo La Casilla, Bilbao
Referees: García, Alonso, López
28 June 2009
Basque Country  75–68  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 18–19, 13–23, 22–12, 22–14
Pts: Otegi 23 Pts: Kabongo 12
Polideportivo La Casilla, Bilbao
Referees: Uruñuela, García, Manuel
2 July 2010
18:00
Basque Country  72–76  Catalonia
Scoring by quarter: 22–19, 18–16, 13–24, 19–17
Pts: Iglesias 19
Rebs: Lasa 8
Asts: M. Uriz, R. Uriz 3
PIR: Lasa 17
Pts: Blanch, G. Rubio 15
Rebs: Fornas 7
Asts: Rabaseda 2
PIR: G. Rubio 18
3 July 2010
18:00
Galicia  71–79  Basque Country
Scoring by quarter: 17–12, 21–26, 16–14, 17–27
Pts: L. Fernández, L. López 11
Rebs: Cabanas 11
Asts: L. López 5
PIR: Pereiro 17
Pts: Casado, Lasa 15
Rebs: Iglesias, M. Uriz 6
Asts: R. Uriz 3
PIR: R. Uriz 16
31 July 2011
Argentina  'B' 75–59  Basque Country
Scoring by quarter: 22–13, 25–21, 18–6, 10–19
Pts: Alloatti 13 Pts: Otegi 20
Estadio de Sarmiento, Resistencia (Argentina)
4 August 2011
Córdoba 65–96  Basque Country
Scoring by quarter: 14–22, 25–21, 12–27, 14–26
Pts: M. García 18 Pts: Otegi 20
Sociedad Unión Eléctrica, Córdoba (Argentina)
Referees: Tarifeño, Zanabone, Aramayo
7 August 2011
Argentina  92–28  Basque Country
Scoring by quarter: 19–9, 21–8, 23–6, 29–5
Pts: Nocioni 24 Pts: Salgado 11
6 July 2012
Basque Country  86–74  Senegal
Scoring by quarter: 27–20, 11–17, 21–20, 27–17
Pts: Calbarro 17
Rebs: Aranburu 7
Asts: Salgado 7
PIR: Calbarro 20
Pts: Ndoye 16
Rebs: Seck 10
Asts: Ndoye 2
PIR: Seck 19
Polideportivo Azpeitia, Azpeitia
7 July 2012
Basque Country  66–82  Senegal
Scoring by quarter: 19–24, 21–19, 10–19, 16–20
Pts: Salgado 15 Pts: Faye 12
Polideportivo Maloste, Gernika
5 July 2013
 Tunisia 79–64  Basque Country
Scoring by quarter: 18–20, 17–10, 18–15, 26–19
7 July 2013
 Tunisia 77–60  Basque Country
Scoring by quarter: 22–4, 23–10, 19–26, 13–20
Pts: Ben Romdhane 15 Pts: Lasa, Aranburu 9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Argentina supera con claridad a Euskadi Basque Basketball Federation website. August 7, 2011
  2. ^ Euskadi se impone a Senegal en Azpeitia Basque Basketball Federation website. July 6, 2012
  3. ^ Euskadi cede ante Senegal en el segundo de sus duelos Basque Basketball Federation website. July 8, 2012
  4. ^ La selección de Euskadi se medirá por partida doble a Senegal Basque Basketball Federation website. July 2, 2012

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