Slovenia national basketball team

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Slovenia Slovenia
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FIBA ranking 12 Increase1
Joined FIBA 1992
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation Basketball Federation of Slovenia
Coach Igor Kokoškov
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 3
EuroBasket
Appearances 13
Uniforms
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The Slovenia national basketball team (Slovene: Slovenska košarkarska reprezentanca) is a team that is selected by the Basketball Federation of Slovenia to compete in major international basketball events in representation of Slovenia.

Slovenia ended in the 6th place in the EuroBasket 2005 and thus qualified for Basketball World Championship 2006. Since the independence of the country in 1991, the team has competed at every FIBA EuroBasket, but failed to advance to the next group until 2005.

Competitive record[edit]

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Slovenia men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PG Barbarič, Jan 21 – (1995-09-30)30 September 1995 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Union Olimpija Slovenia
C Begić, Mirza 31 – (1985-07-09)9 July 1985 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) Cedevita Croatia
SG Blažič, Jaka 27 – (1990-06-30)30 June 1990 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Laboral Kutxa Spain
C Bolčina, Tomaž 23 – (1994-01-06)6 January 1994 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Helios Suns Slovenia
SF Čančar, Vlatko 20 – (1997-04-10)10 April 1997 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Mega Leks Serbia
SF Čebašek, Jakob 26 – (1991-04-28)28 April 1991 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Hopsi Polzela Slovenia
C Dimec, Žiga 24 – (1993-02-20)20 February 1993 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Krka Slovenia
G Dončić, Luka 18 – (1999-02-28)28 February 1999 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Real Madrid Spain
PG Dragić, Goran (C) 31 – (1986-05-06)6 May 1986 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Miami Heat United States
G Ferme, Tadej 25 – (1991-10-17)17 October 1991 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Rogaška Slovenia
SF Hrovat, Gregor 22 – (1994-08-18)18 August 1994 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Union Olimpija Slovenia
G Klobučar, Jaka 29 – (1987-08-19)19 August 1987 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) İstanbul BB Turkey
PF Kosi, Jan 20 – (1996-10-18)18 October 1996 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Sixt Primorska Slovenia
PF Krampelj, Martin 22 – (1995-03-10)10 March 1995 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Creighton University United States
SF Lapornik, Luka 28 – (1988-10-24)24 October 1988 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Joventut Badalona Spain
SG Lapornik, Miha 23 – (1993-10-18)18 October 1993 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Bilbao Basket Spain
PF Mahkovic, Blaž 27 – (1990-02-21)21 February 1990 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Igokea Bosnia and Herzegovina
SF Murić, Edo 25 – (1991-11-27)27 November 1991 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Banvit B.K. Turkey
PG Nikolić, Aleksej 22 – (1995-02-21)21 February 1995 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Brose Bamberg Germany
SF Nikolić, Mitja 26 – (1991-02-24)24 February 1991 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Novipiù Casale Monferrato Italy
C Omić, Alen 25 – (1992-05-06)6 May 1992 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) Anadolu Efes S.K. Turkey
SG Prepelič, Klemen 24 – (1992-10-20)20 October 1992 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Limoges CSP France
PF Randolph, Anthony 27 – (1989-07-15)15 July 1989 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Real Madrid Spain
PG Rebec, Matic 22 – (1995-01-24)24 January 1995 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Krka Slovenia
PG Rupnik, Luka 24 – (1993-05-20)20 May 1993 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Fuenlabrada Spain
PG Šiško, Žan Mark 20 – (1997-06-29)29 June 1997 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Ilirija Slovenia
SG Vašl, Miha 25 – (1992-03-12)12 March 1992 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Châlons-Reims France
C Vidmar, Gašper 29 – (1987-09-14)14 September 1987 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Banvit B.K. Turkey
PF Zagorac, Saša 33 – (1984-01-01)1 January 1984 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Parma Perm Russia
Head coach
Assistant coach

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 1 July 2017

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Gašper Vidmar Žiga Dimec Tomaž Bolčina
PF Anthony Randolph Saša Zagorac
SF Edo Murić Vlatko Čančar
SG Luka Dončić Jaka Blažič Klemen Prepelič Miha Lapornik
PG Goran Dragić Jaka Klobučar Matic Rebec Aleksej Nikolić

Head Coaches[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Slovene players in the NBA[edit]

# Player Club(s)
1 Marko Milič Phoenix Suns
2 Radoslav Nesterović Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers
3 Primož Brezec Indiana Pacers, Charlotte Bobcats, Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks
4 Boštjan Nachbar Houston Rockets, New Orleans(/Oklahoma City) Hornets, New Jersey Nets
5 Beno Udrih* San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings, Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks, Memphis Grizzlies
6 Sasha Vujačić* Los Angeles Lakers, New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks
7 Uroš Slokar Toronto Raptors
8 Goran Dragić* Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat
9 Zoran Dragić Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat
Note: Boris Gorenc signed 1 year contract with Chicago Bulls on 1 October 1997 and was waived by the club on 30 October 1997 due to his knee injuries just before the season started. He never played at any of NBA games. He trained with Michael Jordan for two months and played with him at 1997 McDonald's Open.

Slovenian players drafted in the NBA[edit]

Draft Year Round Pick Player Drafted by
1997
2nd
#34
Marko Milič Philadelphia 76ers
1998
1st
#17
Radoslav Nesterović Minnesota Timberwolves
2000
1st
#27
Primož Brezec Indiana Pacers
2002
1st
#15
Boštjan Nachbar Houston Rockets
2003
2nd
#46
Sani Bečirović Denver Nuggets
2004
1st
#27
Saša Vujačić Los Angeles Lakers
2004
1st
#28
Beno Udrih San Antonio Spurs
2005
2nd
#46
Erazem Lorbek Indiana Pacers
2005
2nd
#58
Uroš Slokar Toronto Raptors
2008
2nd
#45
Goran Dragić San Antonio Spurs (traded to Phoenix Suns)
2017
2nd
#49
Vlatko Čančar Denver Nuggets

Past rosters[edit]

1993 EuroBasket: finished 13th among 16 teams
4.Roman Horvat, 5.Marko Tušek, 6.Jaka Daneu, 7.Darko Mirt, 8.Primoz Bačar, 9.Jure Zdovc, 10.Boštjan Leban, 11.Teoman Alibegović, 12.Boris Gorenc, 13.Marijan Kraljević, 14.Slavko Kotnik, 15.Žarko Durisić (Coach: Janez Drvarič)

1995 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 14 teams
4.Roman Horvat, 5.Matjaž Tovornik, 6.Jaka Daneu, 7.Walter Jeklin, 8.Marijan Kraljević, 9.Jure Zdovc, 10.Marko Tušek, 11.Teoman Alibegović, 12.Marko Milič, 13.Boris Gorenc, 14.Slavko Kotnik, 15.Aleš Kunc (Coach: Zmago Sagadin)

1997 EuroBasket: finished 14th among 16 teams
4.Walter Jeklin, 5.Goran Jagodnik, 6.Jaka Daneu, 7.Radoslav Nesterović, 9.Jure Zdovc, 8.Aleš Kunc, 10.Marko Tušek, 11.Teoman Alibegović, 12.Marko Milič, 13.Boris Gorenc, 14.Ivica Jurković, 15.Radovan Trifunovic (Coach: Andrej Urlep)

1999 EuroBasket: finished 10th among 16 teams
4.Jure Zdovc, 5.Walter Jeklin, 6.Jaka Daneu, 7.Sani Bečirović, 8.Marijan Kraljević, 9.Matjaž Tovornik, 10.Matjaž Smodiš, 11.Goran Jagodnik, 12.Marko Milič, 13.Ivica Jurković, 14.Radoslav Nesterović, 15.Ervin Dragsič (Coach: Boris Zrinski)

2001 EuroBasket: finished 15th among 16 teams
4.Beno Udrih, 5.Jaka Lakovič, 6.Boris Gorenc, 7.Sani Bečirović, 8.Marijan Kraljević, 9.Matjaž Smodiš, 10.Marko Tušek, 11.Goran Jagodnik, 12.Marko Milič, 13.Ivica Jurković, 14.Ariel McDonald, 15.Radoslav Nesterović (Coach: Boris Zrinski)

2003 EuroBasket: finished 10th among 16 teams
4.Goran Jurak, 5.Jaka Lakovič, 6.Boris Gorenc, 7.Simon Petrov, 8.Marijan Kraljević, 9.Boštjan Nachbar, 10.Slavko Duščak, 11.Marko Tušek, 12.Marko Milič, 13.Ivica Jurković, 14.Jurica Golemac, 15.Primož Brezec (Coach: Slobodan Subotić)

2005 EuroBasket: finished 6th among 16 teams
4.Goran Jurak, 5.Jaka Lakovič, 6.Aleksandar Ćapin, 7.Sani Bečirović, 8.Radoslav Nesterović, 9.Nebojša Joksimović, 10.Boštjan Nachbar, 11.Erazem Lorbek, 12.Marko Milič, 13.Marko Maravič, 14.Uroš Slokar, 15.Primož Brezec (Coach: Aleš Pipan)

2006 World Championship: finished 12th among 24 teams
4.Goran Jurak, 5.Jaka Lakovič, 6.Sašo Ožbolt, 7.Sani Bečirović, 8.Radoslav Nesterović, 9.Beno Udrih, 10.Boštjan Nachbar, 11.Željko Zagorac, 12.Marko Milič, 13.Goran Dragić, 14.Uroš Slokar, 15.Primož Brezec (Coach: Aleš Pipan)

2007 EuroBasket: finished 7th among 16 teams
4.Sandi Čebular, 5.Jaka Lakovič, 6.Aleksandar Ćapin, 7.Goran Dragić, 8.Radoslav Nesterović, 9.Matjaž Smodiš, 10.Uroš Slokar, 11.Jaka Klobučar, 12.Goran Jagodnik, 13.Domen Lorbek, 14.Gašper Vidmar, 15.Erazem Lorbek (Coach: Aleš Pipan)

2009 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 16 teams
4.Uroš Slokar, 5.Jaka Lakovič, 6.Samo Udrih, 7.Primož Brezec, 8.Matjaž Smodiš, 9.Jaka Klobučar, 10.Boštjan Nachbar, 11.Goran Dragić, 12.Goran Jagodnik, 13.Domen Lorbek, 14.Jurica Golemac, 15.Erazem Lorbek (Coach: Jure Zdovc)

2010 World Championship: finished 8th among 24 teams
4.Uroš Slokar, 5.Jaka Lakovič, 6.Hasan Rizvić, 7.Sani Bečirović, 8.Jaka Klobučar, 9.Samo Udrih, 10.Boštjan Nachbar, 11.Goran Dragić, 12.Goran Jagodnik, 13.Miha Zupan, 14.Gašper Vidmar, 15.Primož Brezec (Coach: Memi Bečirović)

2011 EuroBasket: finished 7th among 24 teams
4.Uroš Slokar, 5.Jaka Lakovič, 6.Luka Rupnik, 7.Sašo Ožbolt, 8.Matjaž Smodiš, 9.Samo Udrih, 10.Edo Murić, 11.Goran Dragić, 12.Goran Jagodnik, 13.Zoran Dragić, 14.Mirza Begić, 15.Erazem Lorbek (Coach: Božidar Maljković)

2013 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 24 teams
4.Uroš Slokar, 5.Jaka Lakovič, 6.Jure Balažič, 7.Nebojša Joksimović, 8.Edo Murić, 9.Jaka Blažič, 10.Boštjan Nachbar, 11.Goran Dragić, 12.Zoran Dragić, 13.Domen Lorbek, 14.Gašper Vidmar, 15.Mirza Begić (Coach: Božidar Maljković)

2014 World Championship: finished 7th among 24 teams
4.Jure Balažič, 5.Uroš Slokar, 6.Aleksej Nikolić, 7.Klemen Prepelič, 8.Edo Murić, 9.Jaka Blažič, 10.Miha Zupan, 11.Goran Dragić, 12.Zoran Dragić, 13.Domen Lorbek, 14.Jaka Klobučar, 15.Alen Omić (Coach: Jure Zdovc)

2015 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 24 teams
1.Nebojša Joksimović, 5.Luka Rupnik, 7.Klemen Prepelič, 9.Jaka Blažič, 10.Mitja Nikolić, 12.Zoran Dragić, 13.Miha Zupan, 15.Jure Balažič, 17.Saša Zagorac, 23.Alen Omić, 24.Jaka Klobučar, 55.Uroš Slokar (Coach: Jure Zdovc)

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