#FIBAOQT: France Men's Basketball Team Line-up (Roster)

France Men's Basketball Team Line-up (Roster). Image courtesy of FIBA.com

International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the governing body of Basketball, has officially released the final line-up of France Men’s national basketball team for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Here’s the official line-up of France Men’s Basketball Team:

Players Position Height Club
4 HEURTEL, Thomas Guard 6'2" Anadolu Efes Istanbul (TUR), TBL
5 BATUM, Nicolas Forward 6'8" Charlotte Hornets (USA), NBA
6 DIOT, Antoine Guard 6'4" Valencia (ESP) , ACB
7 LAUVERGNE, Joffrey Forward 6'10" Denver Nuggets (USA), NBA
8 KAHUDI, Charles Forward 6'6" ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne (FRA), Pro A
9 PARKER, Tony Guard 6'1" San Antonio Spurs (USA), NBA
11 PIETRUS, Florent Forward 6'7" SLUC Nancy (FRA), Pro A
12 de COLO, Nando Guard 6'5" CSKA Moscow (RUS), PBL
13 DIAW, Boris (C) Center 6'8" San Antonio Spu rs (USA), NBA
15 GELABALE, Mickael Forward 6'7" Le Mans SB (FRA), Pro A
17 TILLIE, Kim Center 6'11" Vitoria (ESP), ACB
18 MOERMAN, Adrien Forward 6'9" Bandirma Banvit (TUR), TB
Team Average Height:
  COLLET, Vincent Head Coach
  NELHOMME, Ruddy Assistant Coach
  COMMÈRES, Jacques Assistant Coach

VIEW: 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments for Men Schedule, Results, Highlights, Stats, Scores and Updates

France, ranked 5 in the world by FIBA, will play in Group B of the Rio Games qualifier tournament in Manila, Philippines, with round-robin games against Philippines and New Zealand. The Canada, Turkey and Senegalwill play in Group A.

The top two teams from each group in the preliminary rounds will move on to the semifinal crossover games.

Those teams will then compete in the finals, with the champion qualifying for 2016 Rio Olympics.

Credits / Sources:

  1. Image: FIBA.com
  2. FIBA.com - 2016 FIBA OQT Manila Results and Information Services

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