Ukraine national basketball team

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Ukraine Ukraine Україна
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FIBA ranking 45 Increase5
Joined FIBA 1992
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation Ukrainian Basketball Federation
Coach Mike Fratello
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 1 (2014)
FIBA EuroBasket
Appearances 7
Uniforms
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Light jersey
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Team colours
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Dark jersey
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Team colours
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The Ukrainian national basketball team is the national basketball team of Ukraine.[1] The team participates at FIBA Europe competitions. According to the FIBA Ranking it belongs to the six elite teams that resulted from the division of Soviet Union national basketball team, alongside Team Lithuania, Team Russia, Team Latvia, Team Kazakhstan, and Team Georgia. Their best result to date was getting 6th at FIBA EuroBasket 2013 with six wins. The team has qualified for the 2014 FIBA World Cup after defeating Team Italy in the 5th-8th place tournament. The only major global event that the team has not yet qualified for are the Summer Olympic Games.

History[edit]

EuroBasket 2011 qualification[edit]

Ukraine opened their Qualification at home, against Macedonia, on 2.08.2010.

Team Ukr B/Her Gr.Br. Hun Mac
Ukraine X 87:69 75:66 80:71 58:71
Bosnia and Herzegovina 86:76 X 80:84 73:64 83:71
Great Britain 90:76 94:85 X 66:64 104:96
Hungary 83:75 74:70 82:91 X 85:82
Macedonia 71:55 70:56 75:56 78:44 X

Group B[edit]

Qualified for the Final Tournament
Qualified for the Additional Qualifying Round

Final standings[edit]

Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
 Great Britain 14 6 2 651 633 +18
 Macedonia 13 5 3 614 541 +73
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 11 3 5 602 620 −18
 Ukraine 11 3 5 582 607 −25
 Hungary 11 3 5 567 615 −48

Ukraine did not qualify for EuroBasket 2011 as one of the top two teams of their qualifying group, but did qualify by the FIBA decision of expand the tournament from 16 to 24 teams.

Competitive record[edit]

At FIBA EuroBasket[edit]

FIBA EuroBasket
Year Position Pld W L
Spain 1997 13th Place 5 3 2
France 1999 Did not Qualify
Turkey 2001 14th Place 3 1 2
Sweden 2003 14th Place 3 0 3
Serbia and Montenegro 2005 16th Place 3 0 3
Spain 2007 Did not Qualify
Poland 2009
Lithuania 2011 17th Place 5 2 3
Slovenia 2013 6th Place 11 6 5
2015 Qualified
Total 30 12 18

At FIBA World Cup[edit]

FIBA World Cup
Year Position Pld W L
Spain 2014 Qualified 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0

Roster[edit]

Ukraine National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age - DOB Ht. Club Club nat.
F 4 Pustozvonov, Maksym 26 – (1987-04-16)April 16, 1987 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Azovmash Ukraine
PG 5 Jeter, Eugene 29 – (1983-12-02)December 2, 1983 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Shandong Lions China
PG 6 Mishula, Olexandr 21 – (1992-04-18)April 18, 1992 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) BC Dnipro Ukraine
PF 7 Gliebov, Dmytro 25 – (1988-07-20)July 20, 1988 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) BC Donetsk Ukraine
SG 8 Gladyr, Sergii 23 – (1989-10-17)October 17, 1989 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) JSF Nanterre France
SG 9 Lypovyy, Oleksandr 21 – (1991-10-09)October 9, 1991 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) BC Donetsk Ukraine
C 10 Natyazhko, Kyryl 22 – (1990-11-30)November 30, 1990 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) Azovmash Ukraine
G 11 Zabirchenko, Dmytro 29 – (1984-06-15)June 15, 1984 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Azovmash Ukraine
PF 12 Korniyenko, Maksym 26 – (1987-06-26)June 26, 1987 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) BC Donetsk Ukraine
C 13 Zaytsev, Ihor 24 – (1989-05-11)May 11, 1989 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Azovmash Ukraine
C 14 Pustovyi, Artem 21 – (1992-06-25)June 25, 1992 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) BC Khimik Ukraine
C 15 Kravtsov, Viacheslav 26 – (1987-08-25)August 25, 1987 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) Phoenix Suns United States
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • nat field describes country

of last club before the tournament

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Inactive
C Viacheslav Kravtsov Oleksiy Pecherov Kyrylo Fesenko
PF Maksym Korniyenko Kyryl Natyazhko Stanislav Tymofeyenko
SF Artur Drozdov Oleksandr Lypovyy Vyacheslav Bobrov
SG Sergii Gladyr Maksym Pustozvonov Dmytro Gliebov
PG Steven Burtt Dmytro Zabirchenko Klym Artamonov



Past rosters[edit]

1997 EuroBasket: finished 13th among 16 teams

Yevheniy Murzin, Oleksandr Lokhmanchuk, Grihoriy Khyzhniak, Oleksandr Okunsky, Leonid Yaylo, Ihor Kharchenko, Ihor Molchanov, Viktor Savchenko, Vadym Pudzyrey, Dmytro Bazelevsky, Denys Zhuravlov, Roman Rubchenko (Coach: Zaurbek Khromaev)

2001 EuroBasket: finished 14th among 16 teams

Oleksandr Okunsky, Andriy Lebedev, Serhiy Lishchuk, Mykola Khriapa, Volodymyr Rizhov, Stanislav Balashov, Dmytro Korablov, Oleksandr Raevsky, Viacheslav Yevstratenko, Dmytro Markov, Vadym Pudzyrey, Viktor Kobzysty (Coach: Henadiy Zashchuk)

2003 EuroBasket: finished 14th among 16 teams

Oleksandr Okunsky, Grihoriy Khyzhniak, Oleksandr Lokhmanchuk, Artur Drozdov, Andriy Lebedev, Stanislav Balashov, Mykola Khriapa, Andriy Botichev, Viacheslav Yevstratenko, Serhiy Moskalenko, Oleksandr Raevsky, Oleksandr Skutelnyk (Coach: Henadiy Zashchuk)

2005 EuroBasket: finished 16th among 16 teams

Stanislav Medvedenko, Serhiy Lishchuk, Andriy Lebedev, Stanislav Balashov, Oleksiy Pecherov, Volodymyr Hurtovy, Ihor Kryvych, Volodymyr Koval, Artem Butsky, Viktor Kobzysty, Oleksandr Raevsky, Rostyslav Kryvych (Coach: Henadiy Zashchuk)

2007 EuroBasket: did not qualify

Artem Shvets (BC Kyiv), Ihor Loktionov (Azovmash Mariupol), Oleksiy Onufriyev (MBK Mykolaiv), Oleksandr Kolchenko (Khimik Yuzhny), Artur Drozdov (BC Kyiv), Volodymyr Koval (BC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Volodymyr Hurtovy (SK Cherkasy Monkeys), Oleksiy Poltoratskiy(BC Odessa), Serhiy Lishchuk (Azovmash Mariupol), Yevheniy Pidirvany (Azovmash Mariupol), Viacheslav Kravtsov (BC Kyiv), Artem Butsky (SK Cherkasy Monkeys). Coaches-Vitaliy Lebedyntsev, Valentyn Berestnev

2009 EuroBasket: did not qualify

Denys Lukashov, Maksym Vylkhovetskyi, Serhiy Popov, Serhiy Hladyr, Oleksiy Onufriyev, Dmytro Hliebov, Oleksandr Kolchenko, Sergiy Lishchuk, Oleh Saltovets, Oleksiy Pecherov, Maksym Pustozvonov, Andriy Ahafonov (Coach-Valentyn Melnychuk)

2011 EuroBasket: finished 17th among 24 teams

Maksym Pustozvonov, Denys Lukashov, Steve Burtt, Jr., Oleksandr Kolchenko, Oleksandr Lypovyy, Dmytro Zabirchenko, Oleg Saltovets, Oleksiy Pecherov, Serhiy Lishchuk, Danylo Kozlov, Kyrylo Fesenko, Viacheslav Kravtsov. (Coach - Mike Fratello; Assistant Coaches - Brian Hill, Denys Zhuravlov)

2013 EuroBasket: finished 6th among 24 teams

Maksyn Pustozvonuv, Eugene "Pooh" Jeter, Oleksandr Mishula, Dmytro Gilebov, Sergii Gladyr, Oleksandr Lypovyy, Kyryl Natyazhko, Dmytro Zabirchenko, Maxym Korniyenko, Ihor Zaytsev, Artem Pustovyi, Viacheslav Kravtsov. (Coach - Mike Fratello; Assistant Coach - Bob Hill)

2014 FIBA World Cup: qualified for the first time

2015 EuroBasket: automatically qualified (Host Nation)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIBA National Federations – Ukraine, fiba.com, accessed 17 August 2013.