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Venezuela national basketball team

Venezuela
FIBA ranking 22 5
Joined FIBA 1938
FIBA zone FIBA Americas
National federation Venezuelan Basketball Federation
Coach Nestor Garcia
Nickname(s) La Vinotinto de las alturas
Olympic Games
Appearances 2
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 3
FIBA Americas Championship
Appearances 15
Medals Gold: 2015
Silver: 1992
Bronze: 2005
Uniforms
Light jersey
Team colours
Light
Dark jersey
Team colours
Dark

The Venezuela national basketball team is the Venezuelan Basketball Federation (FVB). (Spanish: Federación Venezolana de Baloncesto) They are the defending FIBA Americas champion, after winning the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship.

Venezuela qualified for the 1992 Olympics, and has qualified for the 2016 Olympics. Venezuela hosted the 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the country's most prestigious basketball event ever.[1] Later, the country also hosted the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship.

Team Venezuela participates in international competitions such as the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the World Championship, the South American Basketball Championship, the Pan American Games, and the Bolivarian Games.

As of 2015, Venezuela is the reigning basketball champion of the Americas.

Contents

  • Honours 1
  • Roster 2
    • Depth chart 2.1
  • Achievements 3
    • Performance at Summer Olympics 3.1
    • Performance at FIBA World championships 3.2
    • Performance at FIBA Americas championships 3.3
    • Pan American Games 3.4
    • South American championship 3.5
    • Bolivarian Games 3.6
  • Past Rosters 4
  • External links 5
  • References 6

Honours

Winners (1): 2015

South American Championship Winners (2)

Roster

Roster for the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship.

Depth chart

Pos. Starter Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Gregory Echenique Miguel Marriaga Windi Graterol Javinger Vargas
PF Nestor Colmenares Luis Bethelmy Miguel Ruiz Anthony Perez
SF John Cox José Vargas Donta Smith Leon Rodgers
SG Greivis Vásquez Dwight Lewis Jhornan Zamora Jesus Centeno
PG Gregory Vargas David Cubillan Heissler Guillent César Garcia

Achievements

Performance at Summer Olympics

Year Position Tournament Host
1992 11 Basketball at the 1992 Summer Olympics Barcelona, Spain
2016 Qualified Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Performance at FIBA World championships

Year Position Tournament Host
1950 1954 FIBA World Championship Buenos Aires, Argentina
1954 1954 FIBA World Championship Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1959 1959 FIBA World Championship Chile
1963 1963 FIBA World Championship Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1967 1970 FIBA World Championship Uruguay
1970 1970 FIBA World Championship Yugoslavia
1974 1974 FIBA World Championship Puerto Rico
1978 1978 FIBA World Championship Philippines
1982 1982 FIBA World Championship Colombia
1986 1986 FIBA World Championship Spain
1990 11 1990 FIBA World Championship Argentina
1994 1994 FIBA World Championship Canada
1998 1998 FIBA World Championship Athens, Greece
2002 14 2002 FIBA World Championship Indianapolis, United States
2006 23 2006 FIBA World Championship Japan
2010 2010 FIBA World Championship Turkey
2014 2014 FIBA World Championship Spain

Performance at FIBA Americas championships

Year Position Tournament Host
1980 1980 Tournament of the Americas San Juan, Puerto Rico
1984 1984 Tournament of the Americas São Paulo, Brazil
1988 7 1988 Tournament of the Americas Montevideo, Uruguay
1989 4 1989 Tournament of the Americas Mexico City, Mexico
1992 1992 Tournament of the Americas Portland, United States
1993 6 1993 Tournament of the Americas San Juan, Puerto Rico
1995 9 1995 Tournament of the Americas Tucumán, Argentina
1997 7 1997 FIBA Americas Championship Montevideo, Uruguay
1999 5 1999 FIBA Americas Championship San Juan, Puerto Rico
2001 5 2001 FIBA Americas Championship Neuquén, Argentina
2003 5 2003 FIBA Americas Championship San Juan, Puerto Rico
2005 2005 FIBA Americas Championship Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2007 8 2007 FIBA Americas Championship Las Vegas, United States
2009 9 2009 FIBA Americas Championship San Juan, Puerto Rico
2011 5 2011 FIBA Americas Championship Mar del Plata, Argentina
2013 5 2013 FIBA Americas Championship Caracas, Venezuela
2015 2015 FIBA Americas Championship Mexico City, Mexico

Pan American Games

South American championship

Bolivarian Games

Past Rosters

1990 World Championship: finished 11th among 16 teams

4 David Díaz, 5 Cesar Portillo, 6 Armando Becker, 7 Nelson Solorzano, 8 Rostin González, 9 Luis Jiménez, 10 Sam Shepherd, 11 Carl Herrera, 12 José Echenique, 13 Gabriel Estaba, 14 Iván Olivares, 15 Alexander Nelcha (Coach: Jesus Cordoves)

1992 Olympic Games: finished 11th among 12 teams

4 Víctor Díaz, 5 David Diaz, 6 Melquiades Jaramillo, 7 Nelson Solorzano, 8 Rostin González, 9 Luis Jiménez, 10 Sam Shepherd, 11 Carl Herrera, 12 Omar Walcott, 13 Gabriel Estaba, 14 Iván Olivares, 15 Alexander Nelcha (Coach: Julio Toro)

2002 World Championship: finished 14th among 16 teams

4 Víctor Díaz, 5 Pablo Ezequiel Machado, 6 Yumerving Ernesto Mijares, 7 Richard Lugo, 8 Alejandro "Alex" Quiroz, 9 Óscar Torres, 10 Diego Guevara, 11 Carl Herrera, 12 Héctor "Pepito" Romero, 13 Vladimir Heredia, 14 Tomas Aguilera, 15 Carlos Morris (Coach: James Calvin)

2006 World Championship: finished 21st among 24 teams

4 Víctor Díaz, 5 Pablo Machado, 6 Yumerving Ernesto Mijares, 7 Richard Lugo, 8 Tomás Aguilera, 9 Óscar Torres, 10 Carlos Alberto Cedeno, 11 Miguel Marriaga, 12 Gregory Vallenilla, 13 Manuel Alejandro Barrios, 14 Heberth Alberto Bayona, 15 Carlos Morris (Coach: Néstor Salazar)

External links

  • Venezuela Basketball Federation (Spanish)
  • Venezuela Basketball Records at FIBA Archive
  • Latinbasket – Venezuela Men National Team
  • Presentation on Facebook

References

  1. ^ FIBA.com – FIBA – Venezuela and Turkey to host 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments
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