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

History

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

Cyprus national basketball team was 2 time Promotion Cup finalist (1990, 1994).

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

Currently, Cyprus plays in Division B of the Eurobasket system. The team participates in the Group B of the EuroBasket 2009 B Qualifying Campaign and has opponets the national teams of Belarus, Switzerland, Romania and Albania. The matches are taking place in September 2008.

Current roster

The players that will compete in the 2009 EuroBasket qualifiers that take place in September 2008 are:



No. Name Ht (cm)-Pos.-Year Club team
4 Panagiotis Giannas (187-G-80) Keravnos Strovolos
5 Grigoris Pantouris (188-G/F-82) EKA AEL
6 Andreas Pilavas (192-G-83) Keravnos Strovolos
7 Giorgos Anastasiadis (194-G/F-77) APOEL
8 Michalis Kounounis (197-F-81) EKA AEL
9 Alex Liatsos (200-F-01) EKA AEL
10 Aristides Koronides (187-G-82) Apollon Patras
11 Stratis Stylianou (196-F-83) Achilleas Kaimakliou
12 Christodoulos Kaskiris (206-C/F-79) ENAD
13 Giorgos Theoxaridis (202-F-85) Achilleas Kaimakliou
14 Panagiotis Trisokkas (206-C-80) Keravnos Strovolos
15 JoJo Garcia (208-C-75) APOEL
23 Christopher Razis (196-G-89) Keravnos Strovolos
Head Coach: Christos Stylianidis
Assistant: Linos Gavriel


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