Luxembourg national basketball team
The Luxembourg national basketball team (Luxembourgish: Lëtzebuergesch Basketballnationalequipe, French: Équipe du Luxembourg de basketball, German: Luxemburgische Basketballnationalmannschaft) represents Luxembourg in men's international basketball tournaments. They are controlled by the Luxembourg Basketball Federation. The national team has qualified for the EuroBasket three times, in 1946, 1951, and 1955. Their best result came in 8th place at their first EuroBasket appearance in 1946. Although Luxembourg has yet to qualify for the FIBA World Cup and Summer Olympics.
|FIBA ranking||86 |
|FIBA zone||FIBA Europe|
|National federation||Luxembourg Basketball Federation (FLBB)|
|FIBA World Cup|
|Championship for Small Countries|
|Games of the Small States of Europe|
Luxembourg's first EuroBasket appearance was at EuroBasket 1946 in Geneva. They found themselves heavily over-matched in the preliminary round. Losing all of their matches and being outscored by 113 points over three games finishing in last place in the group. The semifinal round, which was essentially a 7th–10th place classification round for Luxembourg, saw their first win. They defeated England 50–27. This advanced them to a playoff for 7th and 8th places; they were defeated by Belgium to finish 8th out of the ten team competition.
Luxembourg next competed at the EuroBasket 1951 competition in Paris. They lost all four of their preliminary round games, putting them in fifth place in their group of 5. Since they were seeded into a group of five teams rather than a group of four teams (the 18 teams were divided into 4 groups, 2 groups with 5 teams and 2 groups with 4 teams), Luxembourg had to play an elimination game against Denmark for the right to advance into the classification rounds. The winner could potentially place as high as 9th; the loser was relegated to 17th place.
Luxembourg was able to get a final half-court shot off before time expired, but the ball bounced off the rim and the team was served their fifth and final loss of the tournament.
At EuroBasket 1955 in Budapest was where Luxembourg next appeared. They lost all four of their preliminary round games, and were relegated to the classification rounds. In the first round, Luxembourg was able to win 2 games against Denmark and Sweden, finishing third in the group. There they lost their 13th–16th place semifinal, but won the 15th/16th place final to finish the tournament 15th out of the 18 teams.
FIBA World Cup
Championship for Small Countries
Games of the Small States of Europe
Roster for the EuroBasket 2017 qualification.
|Luxembourg men's national basketball team roster|
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