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Luxembourg national basketball team

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FIBA ranking98 Decrease 17 (4 December 2018)[1]
Joined FIBA1946
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationLuxembourg Basketball Federation
CoachKen Diederich
Olympic Games
FIBA World Cup
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The Luxembourgian national basketball team is the basketball team that represents Luxembourg in international competitions.


A match against Netherlands in 1959
A match against Netherlands in 1959
Against Ireland in 2009
Against Ireland in 2009
Against Poland in 2014
Against Poland in 2014

EuroBasket 1946

Luxembourg's first European championship appearance was at the EuroBasket 1946. They found themselves heavily over-matched in the preliminary round, being outscored by 113 points over three games. They ranked last place in the group of four. 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.

EuroBasket 1951

Luxembourg competed at the EuroBasket 1951 competition in Paris. They lost all four of their preliminary round games, putting them 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.

EuroBasket 1955

The EuroBasket 1955 in Budapest was where Luxembourg next appeared. They lost all four preliminary round games, and were relegated to the classification rounds. In the first round, Luxembourg was able to win 2 games, finishing third in the group. They lost their 13–16 semifinal, but won the 15/16 final to finish 15th out of 18 teams.

Competitive record

Current roster

Roster for the EuroBasket 2017 qualification.

Luxembourg men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG 8 Avedyan, Arlen 24 – (1992-02-20)20 February 1992 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) LA Lakers Luxembourg
SF 5 Grun, Thomas 21 – (1995-02-28)February 28, 1995 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Gladiators Trier Germany
PG 10 Arbaut, Patrick 28 – (1987-12-21)21 December 1987 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Basket Esch Luxembourg
PF 11 Kox, Jean 26 – (1990-01-06)6 January 1990 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Musel Pikes Luxembourg
C 12 Kalmes, Joe 20 – (1995-11-24)November 24, 1995 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Musel Pikes Luxembourg
PF 13 Picard, Samy 28 – (1988-06-08)8 June 1988 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Amicale Steinsel Luxembourg
PF 14 Gint, Dean 25 – (1991-03-28)28 March 1991 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Sparta Bertrange Luxembourg
SG 21 Biernbaum, Raul 26 – (1989-09-28)September 28, 1989 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) AB Contern Luxembourg
PG 22 Melcher, Bob 21 – (1994-12-09)9 December 1994 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Amicale Steinsel Luxembourg
SG 23 Delgado Ferreira, Jairo 31 – (1985-07-17)17 July 1985 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Etzella Ettelbruck Luxembourg
SF 25 Welter, Tom 22 – (1993-12-16)16 December 1993 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Musel Pikes Luxembourg
PF 31 Laurent, Alex 23 – (1993-06-06)6 June 1993 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Amicale Steinsel Luxembourg
Head coach
  • Luxembourg Ken Diederich
Assistant coach(es)
  • United States Mike Smith

  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 5 September 2015

External links

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
This page was last edited on 31 December 2018, at 12:38
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