Ukraine national basketball team

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Ukraine Ukraine
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FIBA ranking 38Steady
Joined FIBA 1992
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation Ukrainian Basketball Federation
Coach Yevgen Murzin
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 1
EuroBasket
Appearances 8
Uniforms
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Light jersey
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Team colours
Light
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Dark jersey
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Team colours
Dark


First international
Ukraine Ukraine 87–76 England 
(Wrocław, Poland; 30 May 1997)
Biggest win
 Iceland 62–101 Ukraine Ukraine
(Reykjavík, Iceland; 22 November 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Italy 99–62 Ukraine Ukraine
(Vršac, Serbia and Montenegro; 18 September 2005)

The Ukrainian national basketball team is the national basketball team of Ukraine.[1] The team participates at FIBA Europe competitions. According to the FIBA Ranking it belongs to the six elite teams that resulted from the division of Soviet Union national basketball team, alongside Team Lithuania, Team Russia, Team Latvia, Team Kazakhstan, and Team Georgia.

History[edit]

Ukraine's best result to date was getting 6th at FIBA EuroBasket 2013 with six wins. The team qualified for the 2014 FIBA World Cup after defeating Team Italy in the 5th-8th place tournament. The only major global event that the team has not yet qualified for are the Summer Olympic Games.

Competitive record[edit]

EuroBasket[edit]

EuroBasket Qualification
Year Position Pld W L Pld W L
Germany 1993 Did not Qualify 8 4 4
Greece 1995 11 5 6
Spain 1997 13th 5 3 2 10 8 2
France 1999 Did not Qualify 10 5 5
Turkey 2001 14th 3 1 2 10 7 3
Sweden 2003 14th 3 0 3 10 7 3
Serbia and Montenegro 2005 16th 3 0 3 6 3 3
Spain 2007 Did not Qualify 12 4 8
Poland 2009 12 5 7
Lithuania 2011 17th 5 2 3 8 3 5
Slovenia 2013 6th 11 6 5 8 6 2
Croatia France Germany Latvia 2015 22nd 5 1 4 Directly qualified
Finland Israel Romania Turkey 2017 15th 6 2 4 6 4 2
Total 41 15 26

World Cup[edit]

World Cup Qualification
Year Position Pld W L Pld W L
Spain 2014 18th 5 2 3
China 2019 To be determined
Total 5 2 3

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the EuroBasket 2017.[2]

The following is the squad in the EuroBasket 2017.

Ukraine men's national basketball team – EuroBasket 2017 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
SF 4 Pustozvonov, Maksym 30 – (1987-04-16)16 April 1987 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) U BT Cluj-Napoca Romania
SG 5 Kolchenko, Oleksandr 28 – (1988-09-20)20 September 1988 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Cherkaski Mavpy Ukraine
PG 7 Lukashov, Denys 28 – (1989-04-30)30 April 1989 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Enisey Russia
SG 9 Otverchenko, Ruslan 27 – (1990-01-06)6 January 1990 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Budivelnyk Ukraine
SG 11 Lypovyy, Oleksandr 25 – (1991-10-09)9 October 1991 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Trikala Aries Greece
PF 12 Korniyenko, Maksym 30 – (1987-06-26)26 June 1987 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Lukoil Academic Bulgaria
SF 13 Bobrov, Vyacheslav 24 – (1992-09-19)19 September 1992 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Quimper France
F/C 14 Zaytsev, Ihor 28 – (1989-05-11)11 May 1989 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Rosa Radom Poland
C 15 Kravtsov, Viacheslav 30 – (1987-08-25)25 August 1987 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Valencia Spain
C 23 Pustovyi, Artem 25 – (1992-06-25)25 June 1992 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) Obradoiro CAB Spain
SF 24 Konev, Vladimir 28 – (1989-06-18)18 June 1989 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Khimik Ukraine
PG 31 Mishula, Olexandr 25 – (1992-04-18)18 April 1992 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) BC Dnipro Ukraine
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 31 August 2017

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Artem Pustovyi Viacheslav Kravtsov
PF Ihor Zaytsev Maksym Korniyenko
SF Maksym Pustozvonov Vladimir Konev Vyacheslav Bobrov
SG Oleksandr Lypovyy Ruslan Otverchenko Oleksandr Kolchenko
PG Denys Lukashov Olexandr Mishula

Past rosters[edit]

1997 EuroBasket: finished 13th among 16 teams

Yevheniy Murzin, Oleksandr Lokhmanchuk, Grihoriy Khyzhniak, Oleksandr Okunsky, Leonid Yaylo, Ihor Kharchenko, Ihor Molchanov, Viktor Savchenko, Vadym Pudzyrey, Dmytro Bazelevsky, Denys Zhuravlov, Roman Rubchenko (Coach: Zaurbek Khromaev)

2001 EuroBasket: finished 14th among 16 teams

Oleksandr Okunsky, Andriy Lebedev, Serhiy Lishchuk, Mykola Khriapa, Volodymyr Rizhov, Stanislav Balashov, Dmytro Korablov, Oleksandr Raevsky, Viacheslav Yevstratenko, Dmytro Markov, Vadym Pudzyrey, Viktor Kobzysty (Coach: Henadiy Zashchuk)

2003 EuroBasket: finished 14th among 16 teams

Oleksandr Okunsky, Grihoriy Khyzhniak, Oleksandr Lokhmanchuk, Artur Drozdov, Andriy Lebedev, Stanislav Balashov, Mykola Khriapa, Andriy Botichev, Viacheslav Yevstratenko, Serhiy Moskalenko, Oleksandr Raevsky, Oleksandr Skutelnyk (Coach: Henadiy Zashchuk)

2005 EuroBasket: finished 16th among 16 teams

Stanislav Medvedenko, Serhiy Lishchuk, Andriy Lebedev, Stanislav Balashov, Oleksiy Pecherov, Volodymyr Hurtovy, Ihor Kryvych, Volodymyr Koval, Artem Butsky, Viktor Kobzysty, Oleksandr Raevsky, Rostyslav Kryvych (Coach: Henadiy Zashchuk)

Artem Shvets (BC Kyiv), Ihor Loktionov (Azovmash Mariupol), Oleksiy Onufriyev (MBK Mykolaiv), Oleksandr Kolchenko (Khimik Yuzhny), Artur Drozdov (BC Kyiv), Volodymyr Koval (BC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Volodymyr Hurtovy (SK Cherkasy Monkeys), Oleksiy Poltoratskiy(BC Odessa), Serhiy Lishchuk (Azovmash Mariupol), Yevheniy Pidirvany (Azovmash Mariupol), Viacheslav Kravtsov (BC Kyiv), Artem Butsky (SK Cherkasy Monkeys). Coaches-Vitaliy Lebedyntsev, Valentyn Berestnev

Denys Lukashov, Maksym Vylkhovetskyi, Serhiy Popov, Serhiy Hladyr, Oleksiy Onufriyev, Dmytro Hliebov, Oleksandr Kolchenko, Sergiy Lishchuk, Oleh Saltovets, Oleksiy Pecherov, Maksym Pustozvonov, Andriy Ahafonov (Coach-Valentyn Melnychuk)

2011 EuroBasket: finished 17th among 24 teams

Maksym Pustozvonov, Denys Lukashov, Steve Burtt, Jr., Oleksandr Kolchenko, Oleksandr Lypovyy, Dmytro Zabirchenko, Oleg Saltovets, Oleksiy Pecherov, Serhiy Lishchuk, Danylo Kozlov, Kyrylo Fesenko, Viacheslav Kravtsov. (Coach - Mike Fratello; Assistant Coaches - Brian Hill, Denys Zhuravlov)

2013 EuroBasket: finished 6th among 24 teams

Maksym Pustozvonov, Eugene "Pooh" Jeter, Olexandr Mishula, Dmytro Gilebov, Sergii Gladyr, Oleksandr Lypovyy, Kyryl Natyazhko, Dmytro Zabirchenko, Maksym Korniyenko, Ihor Zaytsev, Artem Pustovyi, Viacheslav Kravtsov. (Coach - Mike Fratello; Assistant Coach - Bob Hill)

2014 FIBA World Cup: finished 18th among 24 teams

Sergii Gladyr, Eugene "Pooh" Jeter, Dmytro Zabirchenko, Ihor Zaytsev, Maksym Korniyenko, Viacheslav Kravtsov, Oleksandr Lypovyy, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Olexandr Mishula, Kyryl Natyazhko, Artem Pustovyi, Maksym Pustozvonov. (Coach – Mike Fratello; Assistant Coach - Bob Hill)

2015 EuroBasket: finished 22nd among 24 teams

Maksym Pustozvonov, Jerome Randle, Olexandr Mishula, Denys Lukashov, Kyrylo Fesenko, Oleksandr Sizov, Stanislav Tymofeyenko, Oleksandr Lypovyy, Maksym Korniyenko, Ihor Zaytsev, Artem Pustovyi, Pavlo Krutous. (Coach – Yevgen Murzin; Assistant Coach – Alexander Lokhmanchuk)

2017 EuroBasket: Qualified

Head coach position[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIBA National Federations – Ukraine, fiba.com, accessed 17 August 2013.
  2. ^ EuroBasket 2017 roster

External links[edit]