Norway national basketball team

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FIBA ranking 88 (T)
Joined FIBA 1968
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation Norwegian Basketball Association
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
Appearances None

The Norwegian national basketball team, regulated by Norges Basketballforbund, is the basketball side that represents Norway in international competitions.

Its first match was played in 1966, when Norway lost 39-74 to Iceland. The most capped player is Torgeir Bryn, with 111 caps.

Norway has tried qualifying for the Eurobasket competition several times, but never made it. They only entered the Olympic qualification once, for the 1988 Summer Olympics. Norway is Europe's most populous nation to never qualify for a major international basketball competition, only behind Belarus and Slovakia.


Position Player Current club

Guard Christer Elgmork 3B/Bærums Verk
Guard Espen L. Stien Asker Aliens
Guard Mustafa Mahnin Asker Aliens
Guard Lars Jæger Torkildsen Asker Aliens
Guard Daniel Berg 3B/Bærums Verk
Guard William Pavlic Njård Basket
Guard & Forward Fredrik Knutsen Kristiansand Pirates
Forward Arne Danieln UNC Pembroke
Forward Thor Afam Hagen Kongsberg Penguins
Forward Ronny Karlsen TBA
Center Lars Gunnar Sønsteby TBA

Notable players[edit]

  • Torgeir Bryn - the first Scandinavian and the only Norwegian who has played in the NBA and the most capped player for the Norway national basketball team, with 111 matches.

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