Jordan national basketball team

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Jordan
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FIBA ranking 30 Decrease2
Joined FIBA 1957
FIBA zone FIBA Asia
National federation JBF
Coach Rajko Toroman
Olympic Games
Appearances None
Medals None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 1
Medals None
Asian Championships
Appearances 11
Medals Silver medal with cup.svg Silver: 2011
Bronze medal asia.svg Bronze: 2009
Uniforms
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Light jersey
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Team colours
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Dark jersey
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Team colours
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The Jordan national basketball team is the official basketball team of Jordan in international competitions and it is one of the top teams in Asia.

There are many improvements that have been made for the Jordanian team in recent years beside qualifying to World cup for the first time, they won William Jones cup in its 30th edition in 2008 and FIBA Asia Stankovic cup in Kuwait in 2008 beside finishing at the first place of Arab Nations cup in Egypt in 2007, and runners up in 2008.

The President of JBF is Samer Asfour. Its head coach is The Serbian Rajko Toroman.

Honors[edit]

– 2011: 2nd Place: FIBA Asia Championship in China. 1st Place: King Abdullah II Basketball Cup 2nd Place: West Asia Basketball Cup in Iraq. 2nd place : Arab games – 2010: 23rd Place: 2010 FIBA World Championship.

– 2009: 4th Place: Italia International Tournament. 2nd Place: Qatar International Tournament. 2nd Place: William Jones Cup. 3rd Place: FIBA Asia Championship in China.

– 2008 : 1st Place: FIBA Asia Stankovic Cup. 2nd Place: Arab Basketball Cup in Tunisia. 1st Place: Qatar Friendly Tournament. 1st Place: William Jones Basketball Cup in Taiwan. 2nd Place: West Asia Basketball Cup in Jordan.

– 2007 : 1st Place: William Jones Basketball Cup in Taiwan. 1st Place: Arab Basketball Cup in Egypt. 2nd Place: Pan Arab Games in Egypt. 1st Place: King Abdullah II Basketball Cup. 5th Place: Asian Cup Basketball Championship in China.

– 2006 : 4th Place: Asian Games in Qatar – Basketball. 3rd Place: King Abdullah II Basketball Cup.

– 2005 : 2nd Place: West Asian Games – Basketball. 4th Place: King Abdullah II Basketball Cup.

– 2004 : 1st Place: King Abdullah II Basketball Cup. 1st Place: Qatar International Basketball Cup.

– 2002 : 2nd Place: King Abdullah II Basketball Cup.

– 1999 : 2nd Place: 9th Pan Arab Games in Jordan.

– 1992 : 2nd Place: 7th Pan Arab Games in Syria.

– 1987 : 1st Place: Arab Gold Cup in the UAE.

– 1986 : 3rd Place: Asian Cup Championship in Malaysia.

Current roster[edit]

Jordan National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
FIBA Qualifying Tournament Roster (June - 2012)
Pos. # Name Age - DOB Ht. Club
PG 4 Alnajjar, Fadel 27 - (1985-02-04)February 4, 1985 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Kofer Yoba
C 5 Hussein, Mohammad Shaher 22 - (1990-03-03)March 3, 1990 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) ASU Sports Club
SG 6 Eid, Sinan 20 - (1991-10-23)October 23, 1991 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Orthodox Sports Club
PF 7 AbuQoura, Abdallah 28 - (1984-05-30)May 30, 1984 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) ASU Sports Club
SG 8 Kamel, Issa 29 - (1983-01-01)January 1, 1983 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Al-Riyadi
SF 9 Soobzokov, Enver 34 - (1978-05-16)May 16, 1978 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Orthodox Sports Club
PG 10 Daghlas, Sam (C) 32 - (1979-09-18)September 18, 1979 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) ASU Sports Club
SF 11 Abu-Ruqayyah, Khaldoon 29 - (1983-01-04)January 4, 1983 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Kofer Yoba
PG 12 Abdeen, Mahmoud 24 - (1987-12-23)December 23, 1987 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) ASU Sports Club
SG 13 Alawadi, Mousa 26 - (1985-07-20)July 20, 1985 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) ASU Sports Club
C 14 Zaghab, Ali Jamal 24 - (1988-03-06)March 6, 1988 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Al-Riyadi
SF 15 Abbas, Zaid 28 - (1983-11-21)November 21, 1983 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Fujian Xunxing
SG 5 Wright, Rasheim 30 - (1981-07-21)July 21, 1981 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
PF 8 Hadrab, Mohammad Hamdan 28 - (1984-06-11)June 11, 1984 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) ASU Sports Club
PG 11 Al-Sous, Wesam 29 - (1983-02-24)February 24, 1983 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) ASU Sports Club
C 14 Abbas, Islam 31 - (1980-11-03)November 3, 1980 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) ASU Sports Club
Head coach


Legend
  • (C) Team captain


William Jones Cup[edit]

Jordan became the first West Asia team to win the Jones Cup after posting a 7–2 record in the tournament to beat Lebanon and the Philippines.

Jordan is also willing to win the Arab cup this year after they won the King Abdullah Championship.

2007 FIBA Asia championship[edit]

Placed in Group A, or the so-called "Group of Death" alongside China, Philippines and eventual champion Iran, the Jordanians won two of three games in the group phase to make it to the quarterfinals; however, they lost to Korea and Japan in the said round and eventually placed fifth after beating Chinese Taipei, 95–74. Some of the key players for the Jordanian National Team are Enver Soobzokov, Sam Daghlas, Zaid Al-Khas, Zaid Abbaas, Islam Abbaas and Rashiem Wright. One key member of the University of Minnesota basketball team, Guard/Forward Jamal Abu-Shamala, is Jordanian-American.

Head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Athletes in Action
William Jones Cup Champions
2007, 2008
Succeeded by
Iran