Venezuela national basketball team

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Venezuela Venezuela
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FIBA ranking 27 Increase 1
Joined FIBA 1938
FIBA zone FIBA Americas
National federation Venezuelan Basketball Federation (FVB)
Coach Nestor Garcia
Nickname(s) Squadra Criolla
Olympic Games
Appearances 1
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 3
Americas Championship
Appearances 12
Medals Silver medal america.svg Silver: 1992
Bronze medal america.svg Bronze: 2005
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The Venezuela national basketball team is the basketball team representing Venezuela in international competitions, organized and run by the Venezuelan Basketball Federation. (Spanish: Federación Venezolana de Baloncesto)

Venezuela hosted the 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the country's most prestigious basketball event ever.[1] Later, the country also hosted the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship.

Team Venezuela participates in international competitions such as the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the World Championship, the South American Basketball Championship, the Pan American Games, and the Bolivarian Games.

Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship.

Venezuela men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PF Colmenares, Néstor 27 – (1987-09-05)5 September 1987 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Cocodrilos de Caracas Venezuela
SG Cox, John 34 – (1981-06-07)7 June 1981 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) STB Le Havre France
PG Cubillan, David 28 – (1987-07-27)27 July 1987 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Trotamundos de Carabobo Venezuela
PG García, César 26 – (1989-02-11)11 February 1989 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Cocodrilos de Caracas Venezuela
F/C Graterol, Windi 28 – (1986-09-10)10 September 1986 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Guaros de Lara Venezuela
PG Guillent, Heissler 28 – (1986-12-17)17 December 1986 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Guaros de Lara Venezuela
G/F Lewis, Dwight 27 – (1987-10-07)7 October 1987 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Trotamundos de Carabobo Venezuela
C Marriaga, Miguel 31 – (1984-06-06)6 June 1984 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Toros de Aragua Venezuela
SF Ruiz, Miguel 24 – (1990-12-20)20 December 1990 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Trotamundos de Carabobo Venezuela
PG Vargas, Gregory 29 – (1986-02-18)18 February 1986 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Maccabi Haifa B.C. Israel
C Vargas, Javinger 25 – (1990-03-05)5 March 1990 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Trotamundos de Carabobo Venezuela
G/F Vargas, José 33 – (1982-01-23)23 January 1982 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Marinos de Anzoátegui Venezuela
Head coach
Assistant coach

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 30 August 2015



Venezuela National Basketball Team players.

Venezuela men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PG Acosta, Abrouse 22 – (1992-09-05)5 September 1992 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Panteras de Miranda Venezuela
F/C Bethelmy, Luis (*) 28 – (1986-10-14)14 October 1986 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Guaros de Lara Venezuela
C Bravo, Jose Juan 29 – (1986-05-16)16 May 1986 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Marinos de Anzoátegui Venezuela
SF Carrera, Michael 22 – (1993-01-07)7 January 1993 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) University of South Carolina United States
F/C Carrillo, Luis 22 – (1993-05-14)14 May 1993 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Trotamundos de Carabobo Venezuela
SG Centeno, Jesus 29 – (1985-12-27)27 December 1985 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Bucaneros de La Guaira Venezuela
PF Colmenares, Néstor 27 – (1987-09-05)5 September 1987 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Cocodrilos de Caracas Venezuela
PF Coronado, Juan 24 – (1990-10-11)11 October 1990 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Bucaneros de La Guaira Venezuela
G Cox, John 34 – (1981-06-07)7 June 1981 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) STB Le Havre France
PG Cubillan, David 28 – (1987-07-27)27 July 1987 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Trotamundos de Carabobo Venezuela
C Echenique, Gregory (*) 24 – (1990-11-20)20 November 1990 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Guaros de Lara Venezuela
PG García, César 26 – (1989-02-11)11 February 1989 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Cocodrilos de Caracas Venezuela
G Giminez, Elder 24 – (1991-07-05)5 July 1991 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Toros de Aragua Venezuela
F/C Graterol, Windi 28 – (1986-09-10)10 September 1986 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Guaros de Lara Venezuela
PG Guillent, Heissler 28 – (1986-12-17)17 December 1986 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Guaros de Lara Venezuela
G Jimenez, Jose 22 – (1993-03-08)8 March 1993 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Faulkner University United States
SG Lewis, Dwight 27 – (1987-10-07)7 October 1987 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Trotamundos de Carabobo Venezuela
C Marriaga, Miguel 31 – (1984-06-06)6 June 1984 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Toros de Aragua Venezuela
PF Martinez, Junior 23 – (1992-02-24)24 February 1992 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Panteras de Miranda Venezuela
F/C Palacios, Keving 30 – (1984-10-29)29 October 1984 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Marinos de Anzoátegui Venezuela
F Perez, Anthony 21 – (1993-09-29)29 September 1993 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) University of Mississippi United States
F Rodgers, Leon 35 – (1980-06-19)19 June 1980 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Marinos de Anzoátegui Venezuela
G/F Rondon, Jorge 25 – (1990-08-04)4 August 1990 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Panteras de Miranda Venezuela
SF Ruiz, Miguel 24 – (1990-12-20)20 December 1990 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Trotamundos de Carabobo Venezuela
SF Smith, Donta 31 – (1983-11-27)27 November 1983 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Hapoel Jerusalem B.C. Israel
PF Urbina, Jesus 31 – (1984-07-09)9 July 1984 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Marinos de Anzoátegui Venezuela
PF Valera, Luis 26 – (1988-10-21)21 October 1988 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Gigantes de Guayana Venezuela
PG Vargas, Gregory 29 – (1986-02-18)18 February 1986 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Maccabi Haifa B.C. Israel
C Vargas, Javinger 25 – (1990-03-05)5 March 1990 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Trotamundos de Carabobo Venezuela
G/F Vargas, José 33 – (1982-01-23)23 January 1982 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Marinos de Anzoátegui Venezuela
G Vásquez, Greivis (*) 28 – (1987-01-16)16 January 1987 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Milwaukee Bucks United States
SG Zamora, Jhornan 26 – (1989-01-30)30 January 1989 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Trotamundos de Carabobo Venezuela
Head coach
Assistant coach

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 30 August 2015
  • (*) – unavailable for 2015
    FIBA Americas Championship

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Inactive
C Gregory Echenique Miguel Marriaga
PF Nestor Colmenares Luis Bethelmy Miguel Ruiz
SF John Cox José Vargas
SG Greivis Vásquez Dwight Lewis Jhornan Zamora
PG Gregory Vargas David Cubillan Heissler Guillent

Team for the 2015 Pan American Games.

Venezuela men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
C 0 Echenique, Gregory 24 – (1990-11-20)20 November 1990 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Guaros de Lara Venezuela
C 4 Marriaga, Miguel 31 – (1984-06-06)6 June 1984 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Toros de Aragua Venezuela
G 5 Vargas, Gregory 29 – (1986-02-18)18 February 1986 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Maccabi Haifa B.C. Israel
G 6 Cox, John 34 – (1981-06-07)7 June 1981 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) STB Le Havre France
G 7 Zamora, Jhornan 26 – (1989-01-30)30 January 1989 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Trotamundos de Carabobo Venezuela
G 8 Cubillan, David 28 – (1987-07-27)27 July 1987 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Trotamundos de Carabobo Venezuela
G/F 10 Vargas, José 33 – (1982-01-23)23 January 1982 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Marinos de Anzoátegui Venezuela
F/C 11 Bethelmy, Luis 28 – (1986-10-14)14 October 1986 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Cocodrilos de Caracas Venezuela
F/C 15 Ruiz, Miguel 24 – (1990-12-20)20 December 1990 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Marinos de Anzoátegui Venezuela
G 19 Guillent, Heissler 28 – (1986-12-17)17 December 1986 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Guaros de Lara Venezuela
G 20 Lewis, Dwight 27 – (1987-10-07)7 October 1987 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Trotamundos de Carabobo Venezuela
F 43 Colmenares, Néstor 27 – (1987-09-05)5 September 1987 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Cocodrilos de Caracas Venezuela
Head coach
Assistant coach

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 30 August 2015

Achievements[edit]

Performance at Summer Olympics[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1992 11 Basketball at the 1992 Summer Olympics Barcelona, Spain
2016 TBD Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Performance at FIBA World championships[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1950 1954 FIBA World Championship Buenos Aires, Argentina
1954 1954 FIBA World Championship Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1959 1959 FIBA World Championship Chile
1963 1963 FIBA World Championship Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1967 1970 FIBA World Championship Uruguay
1970 1970 FIBA World Championship Yugoslavia
1974 1974 FIBA World Championship Puerto Rico
1978 1978 FIBA World Championship Philippines
1982 1982 FIBA World Championship Colombia
1986 1986 FIBA World Championship Spain
1990 11 1990 FIBA World Championship Argentina
1994 1994 FIBA World Championship Canada
1998 1998 FIBA World Championship Athens, Greece
2002 14 2002 FIBA World Championship Indianapolis, United States
2006 23 2006 FIBA World Championship Japan
2010 2010 FIBA World Championship Turkey
2014 2014 FIBA World Championship Spain

Performance at FIBA Americas championships[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1980 1980 Tournament of the Americas San Juan, Puerto Rico
1984 1984 Tournament of the Americas São Paulo, Brazil
1988 7 1988 Tournament of the Americas Montevideo, Uruguay
1989 4 1989 Tournament of the Americas Mexico City, Mexico
1992 2nd 1992 Tournament of the Americas Portland, United States
1993 6 1993 Tournament of the Americas San Juan, Puerto Rico
1995 9 1995 Tournament of the Americas Tucumán, Argentina
1997 7 1997 FIBA Americas Championship Montevideo, Uruguay
1999 5 1999 FIBA Americas Championship San Juan, Puerto Rico
2001 5 2001 FIBA Americas Championship Neuquén, Argentina
2003 5 2003 FIBA Americas Championship San Juan, Puerto Rico
2005 3rd 2005 FIBA Americas Championship Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2007 8 2007 FIBA Americas Championship Las Vegas, United States
2009 9 2009 FIBA Americas Championship San Juan, Puerto Rico
2011 5 2011 FIBA Americas Championship Mar del Plata, Argentina
2013 5 2013 FIBA Americas Championship Caracas, Venezuela
2015 TBD 2015 FIBA Americas Championship Mexico City, Mexico

Pan American Games[edit]

South American championship[edit]

Bolivarian Games[edit]

Past Rosters[edit]

1990 World Championship: finished 11th among 16 teams

4 David Díaz, 5 Cesar Portillo, 6 Armando Becker, 7 Nelson Solorzano, 8 Rostin González, 9 Luis Jiménez, 10 Sam Shepherd, 11 Carl Herrera, 12 José Echenique, 13 Gabriel Estaba, 14 Iván Olivares, 15 Alexander Nelcha (Coach: Jesus Cordoves)

1992 Olympic Games: finished 11th among 12 teams

4 Víctor Díaz, 5 David Diaz, 6 Melquiades Jaramillo, 7 Nelson Solorzano, 8 Rostin González, 9 Luis Jiménez, 10 Sam Shepherd, 11 Carl Herrera, 12 Omar Walcott, 13 Gabriel Estaba, 14 Iván Olivares, 15 Alexander Nelcha (Coach: Julio Toro)

2002 World Championship: finished 14th among 16 teams

4 Víctor Díaz, 5 Pablo Ezequiel Machado, 6 Yumerving Ernesto Mijares, 7 Richard Lugo, 8 Alejandro "Alex" Quiroz, 9 Óscar Torres, 10 Diego Guevara, 11 Carl Herrera, 12 Héctor "Pepito" Romero, 13 Vladimir Heredia, 14 Tomas Aguilera, 15 Carlos Morris (Coach: James Calvin)

2006 World Championship: finished 21st among 24 teams

4 Víctor Díaz, 5 Pablo Machado, 6 Yumerving Ernesto Mijares, 7 Richard Lugo, 8 Tomás Aguilera, 9 Óscar Torres, 10 Carlos Alberto Cedeno, 11 Miguel Marriaga, 12 Gregory Vallenilla, 13 Manuel Alejandro Barrios, 14 Heberth Alberto Bayona, 15 Carlos Morris (Coach: Néstor Salazar)

External links[edit]

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