Cyprus national basketball team

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Cyprus Cyprus Κύπρος
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FIBA ranking T-75th
Joined FIBA 1972
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation Cyprus Basketball Federation
Coach Christos Stylianidis
Nickname(s) Iordanis team
Olympic Games
Appearances None
Medals None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
Medals None
Eurobasket
Appearances None
Medals None
Uniforms
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Alex Liatsos playing for the Cypriot national basketball team against Austria (with Christoph Nagler and Rasid Mahalbasic) in August 2012

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

History[edit]

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

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

The team's results have improved considerably in recent years. Cyprus has repeatedly retained 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 participates in the Group B of the EuroBasket 2009 B Qualifying Campaign and has opponents the national teams of Belarus, Switzerland, Romania and Albania. The matches are taking place in September 2008.[dated info]

On 18 March 2012 big day came for Cypriot basketball. One of the greatest players in the history of the Serbian street basketball – Branko "Bi Džej" Damjanović, arrived in the Cypriot capital Nicosia to play few revial matches in the shirt of national basketball team of Cyprus. Informally this deal was arranged personally by Demetris Christofias, president of Cyprus and most of the money for the contract was sponsored by Laiki Bank. In the interview for the national TV station – RIK 1 which he gave immediately after landing at the Larnaca International Airport, popular "Bi Džej" said that he did not came to Cyprus because of the money and that his motives are promotion of basketball on this beautiful island. More than 10,000 basketball fans were waiting at the airport and crowd went wild when "Bi Džej" appeared in front of them.

Competitive record[edit]

2012 Roster[edit]

No. Name Ht (cm)-Pos.-Year Club
5 Christopher Razis (193-G/F-89) EWE Baskets Oldenburg
6 Andreas Pilavas (194-G-83) Keravnos B.C.
7 Panagiotis Trisokkas (206-C-80) Keravnos B.C.
8 Stelios Filippou (202-F/C-82) ENAD
10 Vasilis Kounas (193-G-83) APOEL B.C.
11 Aristides Koronidis (188-G-82) Apollon Patras
12 Antreas Christodoulou (197-G-95) APOEL
22 Christodoulos Kaskiris (206-F/C-79) ENAD
24 Alex Liatsos (201-F-80) AEL
25 George Theocharides (203-F-85) Achilleas
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