Georgia national basketball team

The Georgian national basketball team of men (Georgian საქართველოს ეროვნული საკალათბურთო ნაკრები ) represented Georgia in international basketball internationals.

  • 3.1 Summer Olympics
  • 3.2 World Championships
  • 3.3 European Championship finals


The Georgian national basketball team was founded after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1992. In contrast to the Russian national team, which was allowed to begin the direct successor of the successful Soviet selection, the Georgian selection had to qualify first through qualifying rounds to participate in finals tournaments. This did not succeed and you slipped into the so-called Division B of the teams from the FIBA Europe continental federation. By naturalization different, especially American players, for players of European origin were thus under less stringent restrictions on foreigners in southern European leagues, they won a steady gain in talented players. However, of the naturalized players was according to the rules of FIBA ​​always use only entitled to a player. In conjunction with a talented junior, of the Sasa Patschulia and Nikoloz Zkitischwili even made ​​it into the most highly doped U.S. professional league NBA, one 2009, with the naturalized Tyrone Ellis, who was " recruited " by his former club coach Gordon Herbert, the win European Championship Division B and achieve promotion to the Division A.

Then succeeded the direct qualification for the finals of the European Basketball Championship in 2011. After two victories over Belgium and the Ukraine but no victory was achieved in the second round more and you ranked at the end of the twelfth position, which does not have qualified for the 2012 Olympics handed. In qualifying for the European Championship finals in 2013 you missed after a home defeat against Bosnia and Herzegovina narrowly win the group, but was qualified for the finals of the 24 participating teams anyway.

Current squad

Known player

Other well-known players who played in the recent past in the national team are:

  • Wladimir Stepania ( b. 1976 )
  • Wladimir Boisa (* 1981)
  • Sasa Patschulia (* 1984)
  • Giorgi Gamqrelidse (* 1986)
  • Tornike Shengelia (* 1991)

Naturalized player

  • Taurean Green ( born 1986 )
  • Luke Zeller ( * 1987)
  • Corey Fisher ( * 1988)
  • Jacob Pullen (* 1989)

Performance in international tournaments

Olympic Summer Games

  • Not yet qualified

World Championships

  • Not yet qualified

European Championship finals