Estonia national basketball team

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Estonia Eesti
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FIBA ranking T-88th
Joined FIBA 1992
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation Eesti Korvpalliliit
Coach Tiit Sokk
Olympic Games
Appearances 1 (1936)
Medals none
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
Appearances 5 (1937, 1939, 1993, 2001, 2015)
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The Estonian National Basketball Team is the basketball team that represents Estonia in international competitions.

Competitive record[edit]

Eurobasket 1937[edit]

The Estonians took fifth place, with an overall record of 3–2, at the second European basketball championship, the Eurobasket 1937 held by the International Basketball Federation's FIBA Europe continental federation. They finished third in their four-team preliminary group after winning one game and losing two. This relegated the team to the classification matches, where they defeated Czechoslovakia and then Latvia to earn the fifth place finish.

Eurobasket 1939[edit]

Estonia managed a 4–3 record in the eight-team round robin of the Eurobasket 1939. This put them in a tie with France, which the Estonians lost because they had been defeated by France in head-to-head play.

Olympic Games record[edit]

Basketball first appeared as an official sport at the 1936 Summer Olympics. The first official match was played between Estonia and France, which Estonia won 34–29.

  • 1936: 9.–14. place



Players called up for exhibition games against Senegal on 22 and 24 August 2014, Argentina on 23 August 2014 and Egypt on 25 August 2014.[1]

Estonian National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PG Sokk, Sten-Timmu 25 – (1989-02-14)14 February 1989 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) Craiova Romania
SF Arbet, Gregor 31 – (1983-06-19)19 June 1983 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Kalev/Cramo Estonia
PG Saage, Kristo 29 – (1985-02-02)2 February 1985 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Rakvere Tarvas Estonia
PG Laane, Rait-Riivo 21 – (1993-05-24)24 May 1993 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) TYCO Rapla Estonia
SF Kurbas, Tanel 26 – (1988-05-08)8 May 1988 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Tartu Ülikool/Rock Estonia
SG Dorbek, Gert 29 – (1985-06-10)10 June 1985 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Tartu Ülikool/Rock Estonia
SG Veideman, Rain 22 – (1991-10-01)1 October 1991 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Kalev/Cramo Estonia
PF Hallik, Reinar 30 – (1984-01-05)5 January 1984 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Kalev/Cramo Estonia
C Toome, Joosep 29 – (1985-06-21)21 June 1985 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Tartu Ülikool/Rock Estonia
PF Raadik, Rain 25 – (1989-05-17)17 May 1989 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) TTÜ Estonia
C Raadik, Toomas 24 – (1990-08-15)15 August 1990 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) TTÜ Estonia
SF Eichfuss, Timo 25 – (1988-11-19)19 November 1988 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Tartu Ülikool/Rock Estonia
Head coach
Assistant coaches
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 22 August 2014

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench
C Janar Talts Rain Raadik
PF Kristjan Kangur Reinar Hallik Kristjan Kitsing
SF Gregor Arbet Siim-Sander Vene Timo Eichfuss
SG Rain Veideman Gert Dorbek Kristo Saage
PG Sten-Timmu Sokk Tanel Sokk Martin Dorbek

Notable players[edit]

Head Coaches[edit]

Past rosters[edit]

1936 Olympic Games: finished 12th among 21 teams

Heino Veskila, Evald Mahl, Leonid Saar, Vladimir Kärk, Robert Keres, Aleksander Illi, Georg Vinogradov, Aleksander Margiste, Bernhard Nooni, Erich Altosaar, Artur Amon (Coach: Herbert Niiler)

1937 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 8 teams

Heino Veskila, Oskar Erikson, Evald Mahl, Vladimir Kärk, Robert Keres, Aleksander Illi, Alfred Zimmermann, Albert Suurna, Ralf Viksten (Coach: Herbert Niiler)

1939 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 8 teams

Heino Veskila, Evald Mahl, Oskar Erikson, Ralf Viksten, Georg Vinogradov, Erich Altosaar, Artur Amon, Hans Juurup, Valdeko Valdmäe, Herbert Tillemann (Coach: Herbert Niiler)

1993 EuroBasket: finished 6th among 16 teams

Aivar Kuusmaa, Sergei Babenko, Gert Kullamäe, Rauno Pehka, Margus Metstak, Ivo Saksakulm, Marek Noormets, Aleksandr Karavajev, Andrus Nagel, Indrek Rumma, Toomas Kandimaa, Erki Kivinukk (Coach: Jaak Salumets)

2001 EuroBasket: finished 13–16 among 16 teams

Martin Müürsepp, Tanel Tein, Rauno Pehka, Margus Metstak, Toomas Kandimaa, Marek Noormets, Valmo Kriisa, Tarmo Kikerpill, Toomas Liivak, Andre Pärn, Indrek Rumma, Indrek Varblane (Coach: Üllar Kerde)

2015 EuroBasket: qualified


  1. ^ "Janar Taltsi ja Tanel Soku jaoks on koondisesuvi lõppenud" (in Estonian). Postimees. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 

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