Cuba national basketball team

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 Cuba
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FIBA ranking 45 Steady
Joined FIBA 1937
FIBA zone FIBA Americas
National federation Cuba Basketball Federation
Olympic Games
Appearances 6
Medals Bronze medal.svg Bronze: 1972
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 4
Medals None
FIBA Americas Championship
Appearances 10
Medals None
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

The Cuba national basketball team is the national basketball team from Cuba.[1] Cuba won the bronze medal at 1972 Summer Olympics and the 4th place 1974 FIBA World Championship. They are the only team from the Caribbean to win a medal at a major global event.

Competitive record[edit]

Olympics[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1948 13th Basketball at the 1948 Summer Olympics London, United Kingdom
1952 9th Basketball at the 1952 Summer Olympics Helsinki, Finland
1968 11th Basketball at the 1968 Summer Olympics Mexico City, Mexico
1972 Bronze medal.svg (3rd place) Basketball at the 1972 Summer Olympics Munich, West Germany
1976 7th Basketball at the 1976 Summer Olympics Montreal, Canada
1980 6th Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics Moscow, Soviet Union
2020 To be determined Basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympics Tokyo, Japan

FIBA World Cup[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1970 8th 1970 FIBA World Championship Yugoslavia
1974 4th 1974 FIBA World Championship Puerto Rico
1986 11th 1986 FIBA World Championship Spain
1994 15th 1994 FIBA World Championship Canada
2019 To be determined 2019 FIBA World Championship China

FIBA Americas championship[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1980 6h 1980 Tournament of the Americas San Juan, Puerto Rico
1984 8th 1984 Tournament of the Americas São Paulo, Brazil
1989 7th 1989 Tournament of the Americas Mexico City, Mexico
1992 8th 1992 Tournament of the Americas Portland, United States
1993 5th 1993 Tournament of the Americas San Juan, Puerto Rico
1995 5th 1995 Tournament of the Americas Tucumán, Argentina
1997 6th 1997 FIBA Americas Championship Montevideo, Uruguay
1999 10th 1999 FIBA Americas Championship San Juan, Puerto Rico
2011 10th 2011 FIBA Americas Championship Mar del Plata, Argentina
2015 10th 2015 FIBA Americas Championship Mexico City, Mexico
2017 To be determined 2017 FIBA Americas Championship To be determined

Pan American Games[edit]

Centrobasket[edit]

Caribebasket[edit]

See also: Caribebasket
  • 1981-1996: ?
  • 1998-2002: Did not compete
  • 2004: 1st, gold medalist(s)
  • 2006: 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
  • 2007: 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
  • 2009: 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
  • 2011: Did not compete
  • 2014: 2nd, silver medalist(s)
  • 2016: Did not compete

Current roster[edit]

 Cuba[edit]

Roster for the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship.

Cuba National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age Ht. Club
G/F 4 Guzman, Karel 20 – (1995-02-07)7 February 1995 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Capitalinos Cuba
PG 5 Oliva, Osmel 28 – (1987-04-24)24 April 1987 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Artemisa Cuba
C 6 Justiz, Javier 22 – (1992-09-18)18 September 1992 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Estudiantes Concordia Argentina
G 7 Rodriguez, Yaser 27 – (1988-01-01)1 January 1988 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Ciego de Avila Cuba
SF 9 Valdez, Livan 27 – (1988-01-21)21 January 1988 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Capitalinos Cuba
SG 10 Granda, William (C) 30 – (1985-08-08)8 August 1985 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) Club Atlético Tabaré Uruguay
PG 11 Molina, Yuniskel 22 – (1993-03-28)28 March 1993 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Pinar del Rio Cuba
C 12 Haiti, Joan Luis 33 – (1982-04-20)20 April 1982 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Ciego de Avila Cuba
SF 13 Martinez, Esteban 28 – (1987-05-08)8 May 1987 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Santiago de Cuba Cuba
PF 14 Torres, Orestes 28 – (1987-02-26)26 February 1987 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Capitalinos Cuba
PF 15 Rivero, Jasiel 21 – (1993-10-31)31 October 1993 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Club Atlético Tabaré Uruguay
F/C 16 Cubilla, Yoel 20 – (1994-12-25)25 December 1994 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Ciego de Avila Cuba
Head coach
Assistant coach

Legend
  • Club field describes latest professional club
  • Age field is age on August 30, 2015
  • (C) – Team Captain

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Javier Justiz Yoan Luis Abel Font
PF Orestes Torres Yoel Cubilla
SF Yordanis Jaca Livan Valdez Yoanki Mensia
SG William Granda Karel Guzman
PG Yaser Rodriguez Osmel Oliva

Notable players[edit]

Other current notable players from Cuba:

Cuba roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
C Adrian Diaz 23 – (1993-07-11)11 July 1993 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) BC Timisoara Romania
PG Reynaldo Garcia 26 – (1990-05-29)29 May 1990 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) San Martin Corrientes Argentina
G/F Yorman Polas 31 – (1985-08-08)8 August 1985 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Baskets Bonn Germany
C Ismael Romero 25 – (1991-06-23)23 June 1991 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Atleticos de San German Puerto Rico
G/F Howard Sant-Roos 25 – (1991-02-13)13 February 1991 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) CEZ Basketball Nymburk Czech Republic

Legend
  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age on 18 September 2016

Head coach position[edit]

Past Rosters[edit]

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1948 Olympic Games: finished 13th among 23 teams

Alfredo "Bebo" Faget, Francisco "Frank" Lavernia, Raúl García Ordóñez, Federico "Fico" López, Casimiro García Artime, Juan García, José Llanusa, Ramón Wiltz, Mario Agüero, Joaquín Agüero, Mario Quintero, Fabio Ruiz, Llaneras Rodríguez, Otero Vázquez, José Miguel Álvarez Pozo

1952 Olympic Games: finished 14th among 23 teams

Alfredo "Bebo" Faget, Carlos García Ordóñez, Federico "Fico" López, Juan García, Casimiro García Artime, Ramón Wiltz, Mario Quintero, Fabio Ruiz, Mario Agüero, Felipe de la Pozas y Piad, Carlos Bea, Armando Estrada Rivero, Alberto Escoto Valdés

1968 Olympic Games: finished 11th among 16 teams

Ruperto Herrera Tabio, Pedro Chappe Garcia, Franklin Standard, Rafael Cañizares, Conrado Pérez, Pablo García, Cesar Valdés, Inocente Cuesta, Jacinto González, Miguel Montalvo, Miguel Calderón Gómez, Carlos del Pozo (Coach: Stepas Butautas)

1970 World Championship: finished 8th among 13 teams

Ruperto Herrera Tabio, Pedro Chappe Garcia, Franklin Standard, Conrado Pérez, Tomás Herrera Martínez, Rafael Cañizares, Juan Domecq, Miguel Álvarez Pozo, Alejandro Urgelles Guibot, Oscar Varona Varona, Miguel Calderón Gómez, Francisco Varona (Coach: Stepas Butautas)

1972 Olympic Games: finished 3rd among 16 teams

Ruperto Herrera Tabio, Pedro Chappe Garcia, Juan Domecq, Franklin Standard, Alejandro Urgelles Guibot, Rafael Cañizares, Oscar Varona Varona, Tomás Herrera Martínez, Miguel Álvarez Pozo, Miguel Calderón Gómez, Juan Roca Brunet, Conrado Pérez (Coach: Juan Carmelo Ortega Díaz)

1974 World Championship: finished 4th among 14 teams

Ruperto Herrera Tabio, Pedro Chappe Garcia, Miguel Álvarez Pozo, Tomás Herrera Martínez, Juan Domecq, Oscar Varona Varona, Miguel Calderón Gómez, Alejandro Urgelles Guibot, Rafael Cañizares, Conrado Pérez, Juan Roca Brunet, Alejandro Lázaro Ortiz (Coach: Juan Carmelo Ortega Díaz)

1976 Olympic Games: finished 7th among 12 teams

Ruperto Herrera Tabio, Pedro Chappe Garcia, Juan Domecq, Tomás Herrera Martínez, Oscar Varona Varona, Félix Morales, Alejandro Urgelles Guibot, Daniel Scott, Rafael Cañizares, Juan Roca Brunet, Alejandro Lázaro Ortiz, Ángel Padrón (Coach: Juan Carmelo Ortega Díaz)

1980 Olympic Games: finished 6th among 12 teams

Ruperto Herrera Tabio, Tomás Herrera Martínez, Miguel Calderón Gómez, Félix Morales, Daniel Scott, Alejandro Urgelles Guibot, Alejandro Lázaro Ortiz, Raúl Dubois, Pedro Abreu, Jorge More, Generoso Márquez, Noangel Luaces (Coach: Pedro Chappe Garcia)

1986 World Championship: finished 11th among 24 teams

Daniel Scott, Félix Morales, Raúl Dubois, Pedro Abreu, Luis Calderón, Noangel Luaces, Eduardo Cabrera, Luciano Rivero, Roberto Simón Salomón, Leonardo Pérez, José Carlos Caballero, Pedro Cobarrubia (Coach: Juan Carmelo Ortega Díaz)

1994 World Championship: finished 15th among 16 teams

Richard Matienzo, Leonardo Pérez, Lazaro Borrell, Roberto Carlos Herrera, Roberto Simón Salomón, Ángel Oscar Caballero, Augusto Duquesne, Ulises Goire, José Luis Díaz, Juan Leopoldo Vázquez, Edel Casanova, Yudit Abreu (Coach: Miguel Calderón Gómez)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIBA National Federations – Cuba, fiba.com, accessed 25 March 2013.

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