Scotland national basketball team

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FIBA ranking 88 (T)
Joined FIBA 1947
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation BasketballScotland
Coach Rob Beveridge [1]
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
EuroBasket
Appearances 2 (1951, 1957)
Uniforms
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The Scottish national basketball team is the basketball side that represents Scotland in international competition. They are organised by basketballscotland, the sport's governing body in Scotland, which in 2005, along with England and Wales merged to form the Great Britain national basketball team. The Scotland national team used to compete in the FIBA Europe's Division C. Scotland's direct affiliation to FIBA ended on 30 September 2016. [2] To date, Scotland's main accomplishments were two qualifications to the EuroBasket, Europe's main basketball event. Further, the team won five bronze medals at the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries.

basketballscotland

basketballscotland is the governing body of the sport of basketball in Scotland. The organisation manages national competitions and runs the Scotland national basketball team. They also have a cup final for all age groups of the course of a weekend during the early months of the year.

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Basketball Wales

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History

EuroBasket 1951

The Scottish team's first European championship competition was at EuroBasket 1951 in Paris. They lost their eight games and finished 16th place out of 18. They outranked Luxembourg, who had had the misfortune of being in a five-team preliminary group instead of a four-team group (and losing all of their games), and Romania, who had dropped out of the tournament at the last minute. [3]

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EuroBasket 1957

Six years later, at the EuroBasket 1957 in Sofia, Scotland competed much better. There, the squad won one of its three preliminary round games to be relegated to the classification round. The first match in that round pitted Scotland against Albania, who had also not yet achieved a victory in EuroBasket competition. The Scots proved the better, 69–56. Afterwards, they lost their next six matches but showed considerable improvement from the last tournament. They competed against Austria and West Germany the whole game until they finally ceded by one point and five points respectively to finish the classification round 1–6 in 15th place overall, ahead of Albania which they beat twice. [4]

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Competitions

Performance at EuroBasket

YearPositionNoteTournamentHost
1951 16 EuroBasket 1951 Paris, France
1957 15 EuroBasket 1957 Sofia, Bulgaria

Performance at the Commonwealth Games

Melbourne 2006

GameStageOpponentScore
1 Group A Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 129–52
2 Group A Flag of India.svg  India 67–57
3 Group A Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 91–83
4 5th–8th place Placement Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 91–79
5 5th place match Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados 63–73
Games PlayedWonLostPoints ScoredPoints ConcededPoint DifferenceFinal Place
5 2 3 366 429 −63 6th

Current roster

At the 2014 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries: [5] (last publicized squad)

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Scotland men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birthHt. Club Ctr.
4 Fraser Craig Glass 22 – (1992-02-28)28 February 1992
5 Garreth James Lodge 26 – (1987-12-07)7 December 1987
6 Douglas Charles Bennett 20 – (1993-07-17)17 July 1993
7 Laurie Costello 32 – (1982-01-05)5 January 1982
8 Lee Robert Reilly 22 – (1992-03-11)11 March 1992
9 Jonathan Kristopher Bunyan 22 – (1992-06-01)1 June 1992 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Glasgow Rocks
10 Eoghann Ruiseart Dover 25 – (1989-03-02)2 March 1989
11 Calum Robertson Nicol 23 – (1991-06-08)8 June 1991
12 Christopher Cleary 25 – (1988-10-05)5 October 1988
13 Nicholas William Collins 29 – (1984-07-11)11 July 1984
14 Simon John Flockhart 35 – (1979-06-19)19 June 1979
15 Thomas Luke Adorian 29 – (1984-08-24)24 August 1984
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 7 July 2014

Past rosters

At the FIBA EuroBasket 2010 Division C:

# Player Position Height Current club
4 Garreth Lodge Point Guard 1.85 Edinburgh Kings
5 Patrick Campbell Shooting Guard 1.93 Edinburgh Kings
6 Grant Gibson Point Guard 1.82 E.Lothian B.
7 Laurie Costello Point Guard 1.87 Edinburgh Kings
8 Josh Crolley Small Forward 1.98 Troon Tornadoes
9 Daniel Donnelly Small Forward 1.98 Troon Tornadoes
10 Michael Lynn Forward St. Mirren
11 Ross Campbell Forward 1.98 Troon Tornadoes
12 Steven Leven Forward 1.97 Arkadikos
13 Thomas Pearson Center 2.00 Manchester Magic
14 Ikemefuna Attah Power Forward 1.98 Tees Valley Mohawks
15 Simon Flockhart Center 2.10 Edinburgh Kings

See also

Kieron Robert Achara is a Scottish professional basketball player who currently plays for the Glasgow Rocks. He is a 6'10" forward who played college basketball at Duquesne University and represents Scotland and Great Britain at national team level.

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Robert Michael Archibald is a Scottish former professional basketball player. A 6'11" power forward-center from the University of Illinois, he was selected by the NBA club the Memphis Grizzlies with the third pick of the second round of the 2002 NBA Draft.

Iain Maclean is a Scottish basketball coach. He was the head coach of the Scotland men's national team and the Glasgow Storm club. He is also known for his time as a player for teams in both Scotland and Great Britain. Maclean is also currently head coach of the Scotland Men's Universities basketball team which won the BUSA Home Nations Basketball title in April 2007. Maclean played NCAA Division I college basketball at Northern Arizona University and played professionally with the former MIM Livingston team and the Scottish Rocks in the British Basketball League. He also coached the Scottish Rocks during the 2001–02 season after Greg Lockridge was fired.

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