Cyprus national basketball team

The Cypriot national basketball team is the national basketball team of Cyprus. It is run by the Cyprus Basketball Federation. It is affiliated to FIBA, in the FIBA Europe zone.

Cyprus
FIBA ranking78 15 (16 September 2019)[1]
Joined FIBA1972
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationCyprus Basketball Federation
CoachLinos Gavriel
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
EuroBasket
AppearancesNone
Championship for Small Countries
Appearances4
Medals Silver: 1990, 1994
Bronze: 1988, 1992
Games of the Small States of Europe
Appearances14
Medals (9) 1985, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017
(2) 1989, 1993
(1) 1991

History

The team participates at international and European tournaments. The only international tournament it took a part of in 2005, was the World University Games, where it finished 26th out of 30 participating nations.

Cyprus national basketball team was a two-time Promotion Cup finalist (1990, 1994).

The team's results have improved considerably in recent years. Cyprus has repeatedly retained in the European minor countries tournament since 1995, while Cyprus made their first appearance in a EuroBasket semifinal phase in 2003.

Currently, Cyprus continue playing the qualifiers for the EuroBasket and also continues dominating the Games of the Small States of Europe.

Competitive record

Roster

Roster for the EuroBasket 2017 qualification.

Cyprus men's national basketball team roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameAge – Date of birthHeightClub
PF 1 Loizides, Christos 25 – (1991-05-26)26 May 1991 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) ETHA Engomis
C 3 King, Anthony 31 – (1985-01-22)22 January 1985 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Gaziantep
PG 5 Michail, Simon 24 – (1992-06-19)19 June 1992 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) Keravnos B.C.
G/F 6 Pilavas, Andreas 32 – (1983-09-01)1 September 1983 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) ETHA Engomis
F/C 7 Trisokkas, Panagiotis 36 – (1980-08-29)29 August 1980 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) AEK Larnaca B.C.
G/F 8 Kilaras, Gabriel 26 – (1990-01-09)9 January 1990 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) APOEL B.C.
SG 9 Sizopoulos, Andreas 33 – (1983-07-30)30 July 1983 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) AEK Larnaca B.C.
PG 11 Koronides, Aristides 34 – (1982-04-20)20 April 1982 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) APOEL B.C.
SG 12 Pantouris, Grigoris 34 – (1982-07-22)22 July 1982 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) APOEL B.C.
PF 15 Theocharides, George 31 – (1985-06-04)4 June 1985 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Keravnos B.C.
C 22 Kaskiris, Christodoulos 36 – (1979-12-22)22 December 1979 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) APOEL B.C.
G 27 Razis, Christopher 27 – (1989-07-07)7 July 1989 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Rethymno Cretan
G 44 Panteli, Iakovos 30 – (1985-10-03)3 October 1985 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) AEK Larnaca B.C.
SF 99 Stylianou, Nikolaos 27 – (1988-11-09)9 November 1988 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Keravnos B.C.
Head coach
  • Panayiotis Yiannaras
Assistant coach(es)
  • Nikolas Papadopoulos
  • Nicos Lambrias
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 26 August 2016

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Anthony King Tolis Kaskiris
PF Panagiotis Trisokkas George Theocharides Christos Loizides
SF Nikos Stylianou Andreas Pilavas Gabriel Kilaras
SG Andreas Sizopoulos Grigoris Pantouris Aristides Koronides
PG Iakovos Panteli Christopher Razis Simon Michail

Head coach position

  • Christos Stylianidis – 2008-2011
  • Antonis Konstantinides – 2012
  • Panagiotis Yiannaras – 2013-2017
  • Linos Gavriel – 2017-present

Kit

Manufacturer

  • 2012-2015: Champion
  • 2015-2018: LEGEA
  • 2019-Present: Caan Athletics

See also

References

  1. "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2019.

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