|FIBA ranking||88 (T)|
|FIBA zone||FIBA Europe|
|FIBA World Cup|
|Appearances||2 (1951, 1957)|
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.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 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.
Basketball England is the governing body of the sport of basketball for England. The organisation operates the English Basketball League for both Men and Women, as well as the England national team. The organisation was also involved in the establishment of the Great Britain team in December 2005, along with its compatriots – Basketball Scotland and Basketball Wales.
Basketball Wales is the sole controller and the national governing body of all aspects of the game of basketball in Wales. It is responsible for the management of the Welsh National Basketball League, the national teams and for the organisation of all national and international basketball competitions held in Wales.
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.
The 1951 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1951, was the seventh FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. Eighteen national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) entered the competition, a record number and more than twice the number that had competed two years earlier. The competition was hosted by France, who had taken second place at EuroBasket 1949, behind 1949 hosts Egypt. The Vélodrome d'hiver, Paris was the location of the event.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of 105 square kilometres and an official estimated population of 2,140,526 residents as of 1 January 2019. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts.
The Luxembourgian national basketball team is the basketball team that represents Luxembourg in international competitions.
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.
The 1957 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1957, was the tenth FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. Sixteen national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) entered the competition. The competition was hosted by Bulgaria. Vasil Levski National Stadium at Sofia was the location of the event.
Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The city is at the foot of Vitosha Mountain in the western part of the country. Being in the centre of the Balkan peninsula, it is midway between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea, and closest to the Aegean Sea.
The Albanian national basketball team is the national basketball team of Albania and it has represented the nation since 1947. Having not played a competitive game since 2012, the national team returned to action in 2016 for the EuroBasket 2017 qualification.
|1951||16||EuroBasket 1951||Paris, France|
|1957||15||EuroBasket 1957||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|4||5th–8th place Placement||91–79|
|5||5th place match||63–73|
|Games Played||Won||Lost||Points Scored||Points Conceded||Point Difference||Final Place|
At the 2014 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries:(last publicized squad)
The 2014 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries is the 14th edition of the tournament, formerly known as the Promotion Cup or the FIBA EuroBasket Division C. It was played in the Tercentenary Sports Centre, Gibraltar, from July 7 to July 12, 2014.
|Scotland men's national basketball team roster|
At the FIBA EuroBasket 2010 Division C:
|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|
|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|
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.
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.
The SFR Yugoslavian national basketball team represented Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1943 until 1992 in international basketball matches and was controlled by the Basketball Federation of Yugoslavia (KSJ).
The French national basketball team is administered by the Fédération Française de Basket-Ball. France has been a regular at FIBA EuroBasket, with 37 appearances, the most of any nation. Its best results have been a gold medal at FIBA EuroBasket 2013 and silver medals in 1949 and 2011. The French squad has also won two silver medals at the Summer Olympics, in 1948 and 2000. France's best result at the FIBA Basketball World Cup came in 2014, when it finished in third place.
The 2005 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 2005, was the 34th FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship held by FIBA Europe, which also served as Europe qualifier for the 2006 FIBA World Championship, giving a berth to the top six teams in the final standings. It was held in Serbia and Montenegro between 16 September and 25 September 2005. Sixteen national teams entered the event under the auspices of FIBA Europe, the sport's regional governing body. The cities of Belgrade, Novi Sad, Podgorica and Vršac hosted the tournament. It was the third time that the championship was hosted by the city of Belgrade. Greece won its second FIBA European title by defeating Germany with a 78–62 score in the final. Germany's Dirk Nowitzki was voted the tournament's MVP.
The Swiss national basketball team is governed by the Swiss Basketball organization.
The Belgian national basketball team has qualified for the FIBA EuroBasket 13 times, having their best result at the EuroBasket 1947 when they finished 4th. Further, they entered the Summer Olympic Games on three occasions, in 1936, 1948, and 1952. Their best result was 11th place at the 1948 Olympic Games, in London. Their qualification for the EuroBasket 2011, marked their first EuroBasket qualification in almost 20 years.
The Hungarian national basketball team had its best years in between the 1940s and the 1960s, when it won several medals at the continental stage and qualified for the Summer Olympics on four out of five occasions. Hungary qualified for the EuroBasket 2017, its first qualification in almost 18 years. There, it recorded its first EuroBasket victory in 48 years.
The Romanian national basketball team is the basketball side that represents Romania in international competitions. Romania has 17 appearances for the EuroBasket competition. Twice the team finished in 5th place, but has yet to qualify for the Basketball World Cup. Romania played once for the Basketball Olympic Tournament, in 1952.
The Egyptian national basketball team is organized and run by the Egyptian Basketball Federation.
The Finnish national basketball team has played in 13 EuroBasket tournaments, its best finish being 6th at the 1967 EuroBasket on home soil. Finland made its FIBA World Cup debut at the 2014 edition.
The England national basketball team is organised by Basketball England, the sport's governing body in England. England's direct membership of FIBA ended in September 2016, when its national teams were merged into Great Britain teams, so England no longer play in FIBA competitions. England competed in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, finishing in fifth place.
The Austrian national basketball team is administered by the Austrian Basketball Federation. Austria qualified for the EuroBasket six times, reaching the 11th place in 1947 and 1951 for their best performance. Until 1977, Austria was one of Europe's major teams in terms of qualifications to major events.
The Danish national basketball team is governed by the Danmarks Basketball-Forbund (DBBF). Once a team that competed among Europe's elite, Denmark is nowadays a minor team that aims to become a weighty competitor again.
The Portuguese national basketball team has never had great success in the past at the international level, but they have qualified for the EuroBasket three times, most recently at the EuroBasket 2011. Portugal has yet to qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup or the Summer Olympic Games.
The Great Britain men's national basketball team, known as Great Britain or GB, is the national team for Great Britain in basketball. The current governing body for the Great Britain team was formed by the national basketball organisations of England, Scotland (Basketballscotland) and Wales on 1 December 2005 to provide a competitive team for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Although Wales subsequently choose to remain independent, Scotland and England decided to continue with the formal merger. This structure does not include the basketball association of Northern Ireland; Northern Irish players normally represent the Ireland national basketball team, though they are also eligible to compete for Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the Summer Olympic Games.
The 1999 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1999, was the 31st FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship held by FIBA Europe, which also served as Europe qualifier for the 2000 Olympic Tournament, giving a berth to the top five teams in the final standings. It was held in France between 21 June and 3 July 1999. Sixteen national teams entered the event under the auspices of FIBA Europe, the sport's regional governing body. The cities of Antibes, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Le Mans, Paris, Pau and Toulouse hosted the tournament. Italy won its second FIBA European title by defeating Spain with a 64–56 score in the final. Italy's Gregor Fučka was voted the tournament's MVP.
The 1993 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1993, was the 28th FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. It was held in Germany between 22 June and 4 July 1993. Sixteen national teams entered the event under the auspices of FIBA Europe, the sport's regional governing body. The cities of Berlin, Karlsruhe and Munich hosted the tournament. Hosts Germany won their first FIBA European title by defeating Russia with a 71–70 score in the final. Germany's Chris Welp was voted the tournament's MVP. This edition of the FIBA EuroBasket tournament also served as qualification for the 1994 FIBA World Championship, giving a berth to the top five teams in the final standings.
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