England men's national basketball team

England Men's National Basketball Team

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<!-- Image with inadequate rationale removed: -->The England national basketball team represents England in international basketball competitions. The team is organized by England Basketball, the sport's governing body in England. In 2005 England, along with the basketballscotland and their counterparts in Wales combined forces to form the Great Britain national basketball team, with the target goal to field a competitive team capable of winning medals at the London 2012 summer Olympics.

Eurobasket 1946

England's first European championship appearance was at Eurobasket 1946. They lost all four of the games that they played, and subsequently finished last in the field of ten teams.

Eurobasket 1955

England played at Eurobasket 1955 in Budapest. Again, all four preliminary round games were lost as well as their first two of the four classification round games. Then, after beating Switzerland (England's first victory at a major international basketball event), England outscored Austria as well. Eventually, the team placed second in the five teams of the classification group, moving to the 9-12 classification semifinals. There, however, England could not take advantage of the gained self-confidence and lost the next two games. Overall, England finished in 12th place out of the 18 teams, a considerable improvement from its last eurobasket appearance in 1946.


Performance at Summer Olympics


1946 EuroBasket: finished 10th among 10 teams

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