Cyprus national basketball team

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Cyprus
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FIBA ranking T-88 Steady
Joined FIBA 1972
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation Cyprus Basketball Federation
Coach Panayiotis Yiannaras
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
EuroBasket
Appearances None
Championship for Small Countries
Appearances 4
Medals Silver medal europe.svg Silver: 1990, 1994
Bronze medal europe.svg Bronze: 1988, 1992
Uniforms
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Light jersey
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Team colours
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Dark jersey
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Alex Liatsos playing for the Cypriot national basketball team against Austria (with Christoph Nagler and Rasid Mahalbasic) in August 2012

The Cypriot national basketball team is the national team of Cyprus. It is run by the Cyprus Basketball Federation. It is affiliated to FIBA, in the FIBA Europe zone.

History[edit]

The team participates at international and European tournaments. The only international tournament it took part in 2005, were the World University Games, where it finished 26th out of 30 participating nations.

Cyprus national basketball team was two-time Promotion Cup finalist (1990, 1994).

The team's results have improved considerably in recent years. Cyprus has repeatedly retained the European minor countries tournament since 1995, while Cyprus made their first appearance in a Eurobasket semifinal phase in 2003.

Currently, Cyprus plays in Division B of the Eurobasket system. The team participates in the Group B of the EuroBasket 2009 B Qualifying Campaign and has opponents the national teams of Belarus, Switzerland, Romania and Albania. The matches are taking place in September 2008.[needs update]

Competitive record[edit]

At EuroBasket[edit]

EuroBasket Qualification
Year Position Pld W L Pld W L
France 1983 Did not qualify 4 0 4
Germany 1985 5 2 3
Greece 1987 4 0 4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1989 Did not enter Did not enter
Italy 1991
Germany 1993 Did not qualify 6 2 4
Greece 1995 5 0 5
Spain 1997 6 2 4
France 1999 8 3 5
Turkey 2001 11 5 6
Sweden 2003 15 4 11
Serbia and Montenegro 2005 Division B 6 3 3
Spain 2007 Division B 6 1 5
Poland 2009 Division B 8 3 5
Lithuania 2011 Division B 6 0 6
Slovenia 2013 Did not qualify 8 0 8
Croatia France Germany Latvia 2015 Did not enter Did not enter
Finland Israel Romania Turkey 2017 Did not qualify 6 2 4

Roster[edit]

Roster for the EuroBasket 2017 qualification.

Cyprus men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age Ht. Club
PF 1 Loizides, Christos 25 – (1991-05-26)26 May 1991 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) ETHA Engomis Cyprus
C 3 King, Anthony 31 – (1985-01-22)22 January 1985 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Gaziantep Turkey
PG 5 Michail, Simon 24 – (1992-06-19)19 June 1992 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) Keravnos B.C. Cyprus
G/F 6 Pilavas, Andreas 32 – (1983-09-01)1 September 1983 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) ETHA Engomis Cyprus
F/C 7 Trisokkas, Panagiotis 36 – (1980-08-29)29 August 1980 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) AEK Larnaca B.C. Cyprus
G/F 8 Kilaras, Gabriel 26 – (1990-01-09)9 January 1990 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) APOEL B.C. Cyprus
SG 9 Sizopoulos, Andreas 33 – (1983-07-30)30 July 1983 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) AEK Larnaca B.C. Cyprus
PG 11 Koronides, Aristides 34 – (1982-04-20)20 April 1982 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) APOEL B.C. Cyprus
SG 12 Pantouris, Grigoris 34 – (1982-07-22)22 July 1982 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) APOEL B.C. Cyprus
PF 15 Theocharides, George 31 – (1985-06-04)4 June 1985 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Keravnos B.C. Cyprus
C 22 Kaskiris, Christodoulos 36 – (1979-12-22)22 December 1979 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) APOEL B.C. Cyprus
G 27 Razis, Christopher 27 – (1989-07-07)7 July 1989 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Rethymno Cretan Greece
G 44 Panteli, Iakovos 30 – (1985-10-03)3 October 1985 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) AEK Larnaca B.C. Cyprus
SF 99 Stylianou, Nikolaos 27 – (1988-11-09)9 November 1988 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Keravnos B.C. Cyprus
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 26 August 2016

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Anthony King Tolis Kaskiris
PF Panagiotis Trisokkas George Theocharides Christos Loizides
SF Nikos Stylianou Andreas Pilavas Gabriel Kilaras
SG Andreas Sizopoulos Grigoris Pantouris Aristides Koronides
PG Iakovos Panteli Christopher Razis Simon Michail

Kit[edit]

Manufacturer[edit]

2015: Champion [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyprus Basketball Federation, http://www.basketball.org.cy/, Retrieved 1 October 2015. (Greek)

External links[edit]