Puerto Rico Basketball Team Roster & Schedule for FIBA World Cup 2019 China. Find Men’s Basketball Puerto Rico world cup matches schedule, players & National basketball team squad for FIBA 2019.
The Puerto Rico national basketball team is small, and the team is managed by Puerto Rican Basketball Federation. The team has mostly Puerto Rican-born players. Some players of Puerto Rican were born in the United States such as Raymond Gause, and Rick Apodaca.
The Puerto Rican Basketball team joined FIBA in 1957. Puerto Rico has participated in 9 Olympics and 12 World Championships, but they never won a medal. This is very sad, but the hope is still alive, and they will win a medal in the upcoming FIBA 2019 Basketball world cup.
Puerto Rico Basketball team is in the Group C of Fiba 2019 Championship in which total 6 matches is to be played & 3 matches will be played by each team in the group stages. The other 3 teams are Spain, Tunisia & Iran.
Puerto Rico’s took part in World Championship in 1959 in Chile. In 1964 in Tokyo, Puerto Rican Basketball team was able to reach 4th place.
The 1980s were very good for Puerto Rican Basketball team. Due to some reasons, it wouldn’t participate either at the 1984 Olympic Games. In 1994, Puerto Rico’s national basketball team won the gold medal at 1994 in Russia, beating Italy, 94-80.