Mexico national basketball team
|FIBA ranking||19 5|
|FIBA zone||FIBA Americas|
|National federation||Mexican Basketball Federation|
|FIBA World Cup|
|FIBA Americas Championship|
The Mexico national basketball team is the side that represents Mexico in men's international basketball competitions. The governing body of the team is the Asociación Deportiva Mexicana de Baloncesto (Mexican Basketball Federation) – abbrev. as ADEMEBA.
As of 2013, Mexico is the reigning basketball champion of the Americas.
- 1 History
- 2 Roster
- 3 Achievements
- 3.1 Summer Olympics
- 3.2 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament
- 3.3 FIBA World Cup
- 3.4 FIBA Americas Championships
- 3.5 Pan American Games
- 3.6 Centrobasket – Central American Championships
- 3.7 Centrobasket U17 championship
- 3.8 FIBA COCABA Championship
- 3.9 William Jones Cup
- 3.10 Central American and Caribbean Games
- 4 Past Team Rosters
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Both Eduardo Najera and Earl Watson expressed their interest in representing Mexico internationally. However, neither received permission by their NBA teams to participate at the FIBA Americas Championship 2009 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
"La Edad de Oro" (2013-Present)
Mexico took part in the FIBA Americas Championship 2013 to replace Panama, who were disqualified. To the surprise of many they beat hosts Venezuela in their opening game and advanced to the second round with wins over Paraguay and the Dominican Republic. They later finished top of the eight-team second round group and a semi-final win over heavy favourites Argentina saw them through to the final.
2014 Basketball World Cup
The surprising gold medal at the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship secured Mexico a spot at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. This marked the first qualification to the Basketball World Cup in 40 years.
At the 2014 FIBA World Cup, the Mexicans won two of their five preliminary round games against Korea and Angola which earned them a playoff spot for the first time in their history. They would, however, come unstuck against eventual champions USA.
Especially noteworthy was Mexico’s 3 point field goal percentage, which was one of the highest among all the teams at the event.
2015 FIBA Americas Championship
Due to Mexico's strong performances of late, the country gained the right to host the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship. Former NBA Champion Bill Cartwright was announced as the team's new head coach on September 25, 2014.
Team for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
|Mexico men's national basketball team roster|
|1936||3||Basketball at the 1936 Summer Olympics||Berlin, Germany|
|1948||4||Basketball at the 1948 Summer Olympics||London, United Kingdom|
|1952||9||Basketball at the 1952 Summer Olympics||Helsinki, Finland|
|1960||12||Basketball at the 1960 Summer Olympics||Rome, Italy|
|1964||12||Basketball at the 1964 Summer Olympics||Tokyo, Japan|
|1968||5||Basketball at the 1968 Summer Olympics||Mexico City, Mexico|
|1976||10||Basketball at the 1976 Summer Olympics||Montreal, Canada|
|2016||TBD||Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament
- 1964: 1st place
- 1976: 3rd place
FIBA World Cup
|1959||13||1959 FIBA World Championship||Chile|
|1963||9||1963 FIBA World Championship||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|1967||8||1967 FIBA World Championship||Uruguay|
|1974||9||1974 FIBA World Championship||Puerto Rico|
|2014||14||2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup||Spain|
FIBA Americas Championships
Pan American Games
- 1951: 8th place
- 1955: 4th place
- 1959: 4th place
- 1963: 7th place
- 1967: Silver medal (Mexico finished second only to Team USA.)
- 1971: 4th place
- 1975: 4th place
- 1979: 8th place
- 1983: Bronze medal (This competition was memorable for Mexico taking a 20–4 lead against a Team USA squadron that featured Michael Jordan, Chris Mullin, Sam Perkins, Michael Cage, Ed Pinckney, Mark Price, and Wayman Tisdale. Team USA later came back for an 11-point win: 74–63. Team USA won the Gold, Brazil won the Silver, and Mexico beat Canada for the Bronze medal.)
- 1987: 4th place
- 1991: Silver medal (Mexico finished ahead of a Team USA squadron that featured Grant Hill, Christian Laettner, Thomas Hill, Walt Williams, Clarence Weatherspoon, Tracey Murray, Jimmy Jackson, Terry Dehere, Adam Keefe, Eric Montross, and Tony Bennett. Puerto Rico won the Gold, Mexico won the Silver, and Team USA won the Bronze medal.)
- 1995: 5th place
- 1999: Did not participate
- 2003: 5th place
- 2007: Did not participate
- 2011: Silver medal (Mexico beat Team USA 71–55 in their semifinal game and lost to Puerto Rico 74–72 in the Gold Medal game.)
Centrobasket – Central American Championships
- 1965 Gold Medal
- 1967 4th place
- 1975 Gold Medal
- 1987 Bronze Medal
- 1989 4th place
- 1991 Silver Medal
- 1997 4th place
- 2001 Silver Medal
- 2003 Bronze Medal 
- 2004 4th place
- 2006 4th place
- 2008 5th place (Coach Nolan Richardson)
- 2010 6th place
- 2014 Gold Medal
Centrobasket U17 championship
- 2007: Silver medal
- 2009: Silver medal
- 2011: Silver medal
- 2013: Bronze medal 
FIBA COCABA Championship
- 2006: Champions 
- 2007: Champions 
- 2009: Champions  (Coach: Nolan Richardson)
- 2013: Champions 
William Jones Cup
Central American and Caribbean Games
Past Team Rosters
Jesus Olmos, Alfonso Rojo, Carlos Borja, Silvio Hernandez, Rodolfo Choperena, Jose Pamplona, Andres Gomez, Greer Skousen, Raul Fernandez, Victor Borja, Luis Ignacio de la Vega, Francisco Martinez
1948 Olympic Games: finished 4th among 23 teams
Hector Guerrero, Jose de la Cruz Cabrera, Jorge Cardiel, Emilio Lopez, Ignacio Romo, Rodolfo Diaz, Angel Acuna, Isaac Alfaro, Jose Rojas Herrera, Jorge Gudino, Francisco Galindo, Alberto Bienvenu, Josue Neri, Fernando Rojas Herrera
1952 Olympic Games: finished 9th among 23 teams
Hector Guerrero, Jose de la Cruz Cabrera, Jorge Cardiel, Jose Rojas Herera, Carlos Jose Bru Villarreal, Emilio Lopez, Jose Pioquinto Soto Villanueva, Fernando Rojas Herrera, Sergio Olguin Fierro, Ruben Almanza Garcia, Rolando Rubalcava Pena, Jose Meneses Luna, Filiberto Manzo Hernandez
1959 World Championship: finished 13th among 13 teams
Hector Aizpuro, Edmundo Marquez, Arturo Escalera, Felipe Manzo, Armando Herrera, Daniel Cuevas, Ignacio Chavira, Jaime Rodriguez, Jose Maria Lozano, Hugo Orozco, Jorge Renteria, Carlos Quintanar (Coach: Agustin Garcia)
1960 Olympic Games: finished 12th among 16 teams
Guillermo "Billy" Wagner, Hector Aizpuro, Armando Herrera, Gayle "Chato" Bluth, Jose Maria Lozano, Ignacio Chavira, Carlos Quintanar, Urbano Zea, Eulalio Avila, Cesar Herrera, Guillermo Torres, Alberto Almanza (Coach: Enrique "Kiki" Romero)
1963 World Championship: finished 9th among 13 teams
Manuel Raga, Carlos Vega, Guillermo Torres, Ricardo Pontvianne, Urbano Zea, Humberto Camero, Carlos Quintanar, Luis Enrique Grajeda, Mario Pena, Rafael Heredia, Jaime Castillo, Ruben Izaguirre (Coach: Pedro Barba Ramos)
1964 Olympic Games: finished 12th among 16 teams
Manuel Raga, Luis Enrique Grajeda, Ricardo Pontvianne, Mario Pena, Armando Herrera, Eulalio Avila, Carlos Quintanar, Alberto Almanza, Rafael Heredia, Miguel Arellano (Coach: Agustin Garcia Arreola)
1967 World Championship: finished 8th among 13 teams
Manuel Raga, Arturo Guerrero, Ricardo Pontvianne, Rafael Heredia, Eulalio Avila, Raul Palma, Antonio Ayala, Alejandro Guzman, Miguel Arellano, Fernando Tiscareno, Carlos Quintanar, Ricardo Monreal (Coach: Lester Lane)
1968 Olympic Games: finished 5th among 16 teams
Manuel Raga, Arturo Guerrero, Ricardo Pontvianne, Luis Enrique Grajeda, Rafael Heredia, Antonio Ayala, Alejandro Guzman, John Hatch, Carlos Quintanar, Miguel Arellano, Oscar Asiain, Fernando Tiscareno (Coach: Lester Lane)
1974 World Championship: finished 9th among 14 teams
Manuel Raga, Ricardo Pontvianne, Arturo Guerrero, Raul Palma, Antonio Ayala, Jesus Garcia, Ricardo Monreal, Guillermo Marquez, Jesus Alvarado, Manuel Saenz, Gustavo Hernandez, Oscar Asiain (Coach: Pedro Barba Ramos)
1976 Olympic Games: finished 10th among 12 teams
Manuel Raga, Arturo Guerrero, Antonio Ayala, Manuel Saenz, Jesus Garcia, Samuel Campis, Hector Rodriguez, Gabriel Nava, Ruben Alcala, Jorge Flores, Rafael Palomar, Anastasio Reyes (Coach: Carlos Jose Bru)
2014 FIBA World Cup: finished 14th among 24 teams
Jorge Gutierrez, Román Martínez, Hector Hernandez, Gustavo Ayón, Paul Stoll, Orlando Méndez-Valdez, Pedro Meza, Francisco Cruz, Marco Ramos, Israel Gutiérrez, Rodrigo Zamora, Adam Parada (Coach: Sergio Valdeolmillos)
- Mexico women's national basketball team
- Mexico national under-19 basketball team
- Mexico national under-17 basketball team
- Mexico national 3x3 team
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