Armenia men's national basketball team

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Armenia (Հայաստան)
Logo of the Armenia national basketball team.jpg
FIBA ranking93 Steady (1 March 2022)[1]
Joined FIBA1991
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationBFA
CoachRex Kalamian
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
EuroBasket
AppearancesNone
Championship for Small Countries
Appearances2
MedalsGold medal with cup.svg (2) 2016, 2022
First international
Armenia Armenia 83–64 Moldova 
(Ciorescu, Moldova; 28 June 2016)
Biggest win
Armenia Armenia 92–40 Wales 
(Ciorescu, Moldova; 30 June 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 90–64 Armenia Armenia
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 28 July 2018)

The Armenian national basketball team (Armenian: Հայաստանի բասկետբոլի ազգային հավաքական, Hayastani basketboli azgayin havak'akan) is the national basketball team representing Armenia. The national team is directed by the Basketball Federation of Armenia. Since 2006, the President of the federation is Hrachya Rostomyan.

History[edit]

In December 2015, it was announced that the men's national team would play in its first official tournament ever in Summer 2016, after joining the 2016 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries.[2] The team won the tournament by beating Moldova national basketball team in the gold medal game 79–71.

Armenia's debut in major competition was in the 2019 World Cup qualification, where despite achieving three wins in six matches, it was eliminated in the first round. In 2018, after qualifying to the EuroBasket 2021 second round of the pre-qualifiers, the team withdrew due to financial constraint.[3]

Armenia will come back to the competition in 2020, to play in the European Championship for Small Countries.

Competitive record[edit]

At EuroBasket[edit]

Main round Qualification
Year Pos. Pld W L Pld W L
Czech RepublicGeorgia (country)GermanyItaly 2021 Withdrew 4 2 2
Total 0/1 4 2 2

At World Cup[edit]

Main round Qualification
Year Pos. Pld W L Pld W L
China 2019 Did not qualify 6 3 3

At Championship for Small Countries[edit]

Year Position Pld W L
Moldova 2016 1st place, gold medalist(s) 5 4 1
Malta 2022 1st place, gold medalist(s) 4 4 0

Current roster[edit]

The official training hall of the team at the Olympic complex in Yerevan
Armenia men's National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
PG 3 Chris Jones ? – (1993-04-10)10 April 1993 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Valencia Basket Spain
PG Andre Spight ? – (1995-02-17)17 February 1995 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Hollywood Hrazdan United States
PG 5 Albert Tatevosyan ? – (1993-11-23)23 November 1993 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) BC Vahakni City Armenia
SF 8 Georgi Podkolzin ? – (1999-05-27)27 May 1999 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
C 34 Davit Khachatryan ? – (2000-03-23)23 March 2000 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) BC Mad Foxes Armenia
PG 11 Andre Spight-Mkrtchyan ? – (1995-02-17)17 February 1995 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Rouen Metropole Basket Armenia
SG 6 Matthew Madoian ? – (1997-02-05)5 February 1997 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
SF 35 Zach Tavitian ? – (1999-02-17)17 February 1999 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Zentro Basket Armenia
PF 21 Arkadiy Mkrtychyan ? – (1995-09-10)10 September 1995 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Urartu BC Armenia
PF Andre Zohrabian ? – (2001-03-05)5 March 2001 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Armenia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Physical trainer
  • Armenia Sargis Stepanyan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 1 March 2022. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  2. ^ "European Basketball Championship 2016 venues are known". Armenpress. 14 December 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Cyprus to replace Armenia in FIBA EuroBasket 2021 Pre-Qualifiers Second Round". fiba.basketball. 2 August 2018.

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