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Fadi El Khatib
No. 15 –
Lebanese Basketball League
January 1, 1979 [1 ]
1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
105 kg (231 lb)
Pro playing career
Fadi El Khatib ( Arabic: ), born January 1, 1979 in Mazboud, is a Lebanese professional فادي الخطيب basketball player currently playing for Hekmeh BC in the Lebanese Basketball League. He was also the captain of the Lebanon national basketball team that participated in the 2002 FIBA World Championship in Indianapolis in the United States, in the 2006 FIBA World Championship which took place in Japan, and in the 2010 FIBA World Championship held in Turkey.
In 1995 Fadi was among the youngsters at
Riyadi Club, After that ElKhatib joined Sagesse Beirut in 1997 at the age of 15, signing a three year contract; which was renewed by 7 more years.
2002 FIBA World Championship in Indianapolis, many NBA scouts were impressed by Fadi's shooting range, strength, athletic ability, physical and mental toughness such as the Los Angeles Clippers, Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Hornets.
International [ edit ]
Fadi El Khatib started playing with the Lebanese national basketball team in 1999, he helped in Lebanon qualifying for the first time to the
FIBA Asia Championship that same year, Lebanon ended up in 7th place. In the 2001, 2005 and 2007 FIBA Asia Championship, El Khatib helped Lebanon reach the second place and the fourth place in 2003 and 2009. Lebanon would qualify to three World Championship with Fadi el Khatib taking part.
Khatib led Lebanon in their hopes of qualifying for the 2008 Summer Olympics via the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament; however, following a pre-tournament injury to
Joe Vogel, Khatib conceded that Lebanon did not have the "slightest possibility of winning" against host Greece. [2 ]
Awards and achievements [ edit ]
Mcdonald's Club World Cup-Best Rookie Lebanese Cup Winner -95, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03.
Lebanese Cup Finalist -04, 06, 07.
Lebanese Basketball League Champion -98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 09, 12
Lebanese Basketball League Runner-up -06, 07, 10.
Lebanese Basketball League Best Domestic Player -06, 09, 10
Lebanese Basketball League All Tournament Team -04, 06, 07, 10.
Lebanese Basketball League Player of the year-01, 02, 03, 04. 2006-2007
Lebanese Basketball League Forward of the year. 2009-2010
Lebanese Basketball League 1st Top Scorer averaging 29.6 ppg. 4th King Abdullah Basketball Cup 2005 with the Lebanese national team
Arab Cup Champion -98, 99
Asian Club Championships -99(1), 00(1), 01, 04-(1), 2011(1), 2013(1)
Ouagadoudou Championship -19
Lebanon Military National Team -00
West Asian Championship 1st place -00,01
West Asia MVP -2001,2002
Syrian League Regular Season Champion -05
FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2005 All Tournament 1st Team.
Asian Championship Most Valuable Player:
2005 FIBA Asia Champions Cup ( Al Riyadi) Most Valuable Player:
2011 FIBA Asia Champions Cup ( Al Riyadi)
2001 ABC Championship-Silver Medalist.
2001 ABC Championship-All Tournament 1st Team.
2005 FIBA Asia Championship-Silver Medalist.
2005 FIBA Asia Championship-Best Forward.
2005 FIBA Asia Championship-All Tournament 1st Team.
2007 FIBA Asia Championship 2nd Top averaging 27.3 ppg.
2007 FIBA Asia Championship-Silver Medalist.
2010 FIBA Asia Stankovic Cup- Gold Medalist 2010 Arab Club Championship-All Tournament 1st Team.
2010 Arab Club Championship-Best Domestic Player.
2010 Arab Club Championship- Gold Medalist.
Efes Pilsen World Cup 9-Bronze Medalist
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