Wales national basketball team

The Welsh national basketball team is the basketball side that represents Wales in international competition. They are organised by Basketball Wales, the sport's governing body in Wales.

Wales
FIBA rankingNone
Joined FIBA1956
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationBasketball Wales
CoachJames Bamfield
Olympic Games
AppearancesNot eligible to compete
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
EuroBasket
AppearancesNone

In 2005, Wales, along with England Basketball and basketballscotland combined forces to form the Great Britain national basketball team, with the target goal to field a competitive team capable of winning medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. England's and Scotland's affiliation to FIBA will end on 30 September 2016, but Wales did not sign the agreement with the British Basketball Federation and FIBA.[1]

Current roster

At the 2016 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries:[2]

Wales men's national basketball team roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameAge – Date of birthHeightClubCtr.
SG 4 Lloyd Roberts 27 – (1989-05-26)26 May 1989 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
SG 5 Sam Roberts 20 – (1995-08-08)8 August 1995 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
SG 6 Robert Smith 22 – (1993-12-18)18 December 1993 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
SG 7 Asa Waite 29 – (1986-08-08)8 August 1986 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
SG 8 James Dawe 29 – (1987-05-21)21 May 1987 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
PG 9 Owen Williams 28 – (1988-02-25)25 February 1988 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
PG 10 Daniel Walsh 21 – (1995-03-04)4 March 1995 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
SF 11 Damian Edwards 26 – (1990-06-25)25 June 1990 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
SG 12 Ben Potts 31 – (1985-01-16)16 January 1985 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
C 13 Alan Duppa 36 – (1980-04-18)18 April 1980 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
SG 14 Edris Kizito 36 – (1980-03-10)10 March 1980 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
C 15 Gareth Priddle 31 – (1985-03-14)14 March 1985 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Head coach
  • James Bamfield
Assistant coaches
  • Andrew Purnell

Diccon Lloyd Smeath


Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 28 June 2016

International appearances

Wales has yet to appear in a major international basketball event. Currently, Wales is set in FIBA European Championship for Small Countries. The best result there so far has been 2nd place in 2002.[3]

Wales co-hosted the 1978 Commonwealth Basketball Championships with England and Scotland. This was the first such Commonwealth Basketball competition. Wales were coached by former player Paul Kinninmont and Andy Henderson, whilst being managed by Ralph Wills. Despite losing several key players to injury and unavailability, Wales performed creditably both in the pool matches in Cardiff and in the finals at Coventry

Competitions

Performance at Summer Olympics

Year Position Note Tournament Host
194820played alongside England and Scotland as Team United KingdomBasketball at the 1948 Summer OlympicsLondon, United Kingdom
2016TBDBasketball at the 2016 Summer OlympicsRio de Janeiro, Brazil

Performance at FIBA World championships

yet to qualify

Performance at Eurobasket

Year Position Note Tournament Host
200913played alongside England and Scotland as Team United KingdomEuroBasket 2009Katowice, Poland
201113played alongside England and Scotland as Team United KingdomEuroBasket 2011Kaunas, Lithuania
2013TBDEuroBasket 2013Ljubljana, Slovenia

See also

References

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