Belarus national basketball team

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Belarus Belarus
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FIBA ranking56 Steady (26 February 2019)[1]
Joined FIBA1992
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationBBF
CoachAleksander Krutikov
Nickname(s)Белыя крылы
(The White Wings)
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
EuroBasket
AppearancesNone
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away


First international
Belarus Belarus 88–80 Lithuania 
(Wrocław, Poland; 31 May 1993)
Biggest win
Belarus Belarus 121–50 Azerbaijan 
(Minsk, Belarus; 2 June 2001)
Biggest defeat
 Spain 101–53 Belarus Belarus
(Alcoy, Spain; 3 December 1997)

The Belarus national basketball team (Belarusian: Нацыянальная зборная Беларусі па баскетболе) represents Belarus in international basketball matches, and are controlled by the Belarusian Basketball Federation. They came into existence in 1992 after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

The national team played in their first official match the following year versus Lithuania. While Belarus doesn't have a long tradition on the international stage, they have competed in the pursuit to qualify for the EuroBasket. Although, they have yet to clinch that feat and are Europe's most populous nation to have never qualified for a major international basketball competition.

History[edit]

Prior to independence[edit]

Before 1992 Belarus was occupied by the Soviet Union, with Belarusian born players taking part on the Soviet Union national team, they were one of the more prominent teams internationally during this era.

Later years[edit]

After Belarus gained independence from the Soviet Union, their first attempt to qualify for the premier European basketball tournament came in 1993, they ultimately came up short in their attempt. For qualification to the 2019 FIBA World Cup, Belarus competed in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Pre-Qualiers, they finished with an 1-3 record in their preliminary group, but it was enough to advance to the first round of the qualifiers. There they were placed in Group A, and right away the national team was overwhelmed in their first two matches by dominant performances from Slovenia and Montenegro respectively, they eventually notched their first win in the group in a rematch against Slovenia, but to no avail. Belarus finished with an 1-5 record and failed to qualify, they will now compete in EuroBasket 2021 Pre-Qualifiers for the chance to qualify to EuroBasket 2021.

Competitive record[edit]

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the EuroBasket 2017 qualification.

Belarus men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
G 2 Wayns, Maalik 25 – (1991-05-02)2 May 1991 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Yenisey Krasnoyarsk Russia
F 5 Meshcharakou, Mikita 30 – (1986-06-16)16 June 1986 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Asesoft Ploiești Romania
F 7 Salash, Maksim 28 – (1988-07-30)30 July 1988 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Ourense Termal Spain
C 9 Parakhouski, Artsiom 30 – (1986-05-06)6 May 1986 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) UNICS Kazan Russia
G 10 Liutych, Vitali 24 – (1992-05-09)9 May 1992 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Kalev/Cramo Estonia
F 12 Pustahvar, Aliaksandr 31 – (1985-04-03)3 April 1985 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Falco Szombathely Hungary
G 14 Kudrautsau, Aliaksandr 36 – (1980-05-23)23 May 1980 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Tsmoki-Minsk Belarus
F 15 Trastsinetski, Aliaksei 30 – (1986-03-02)2 March 1986 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Tsmoki-Minsk Belarus
G 22 Rubinshteyn, Roman 20 – (1996-05-22)22 May 1996 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Zlatorog Laško Slovenia
G 23 Sitnik, Kiryl 26 – (1989-10-23)23 October 1989 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Grodno-93 Belarus
C 77 Semianiuk, Aliaksandr 22 – (1993-09-14)14 September 1993 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Tsmoki-Minsk Belarus
F 88 Korzh, Viachaslau 29 – (1986-09-23)23 September 1986 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Grodno-93 Belarus
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 31 August 2016

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench
C
PF
SF
SG
PG

Head coaches[edit]

EuroBasket 2021 Pre-Qualifiers[edit]

Second round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden 4 2 2 298 282 +16 6 Qualification to EuroBasket qualifiers
2  Denmark 4 2 2 327 329 −2 6 Transfer to third round
3  Belarus 4 2 2 310 324 −14 6
Source: FIBA

Third round[edit]

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Albania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to EuroBasket qualifiers
2  Belarus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 3 August 2019. Source: FIBA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.

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