Malaysia national basketball team

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Malaysia Malaysia
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FIBA ranking T-69 Increase1
Joined FIBA 1957
FIBA zone FIBA Asia
National federation Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA)
Coach Goh Cheng Huat
Olympic Games
Appearances None
Medals None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 1
Asian Championships
Appearances 21
Medals None
Uniforms
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Light jersey
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Team colours
Light
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Dark jersey
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Team colours
Dark

The Malaysia national basketball team represents Malaysia at international basketball competitions. It is organized and run by the Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA). (Malay: Persatuan Bola Keranjang Malaysia)

The team had its prime time between 1960 and 1995 when it qualified for the FIBA Asia Championship, Asia's most prestigeous basketball tournament, 18 times in a row. In 1986 it qualified for the world cup, its most noteworthy accomplishment to date.

Petronas is the major sponsor for MABA. The women's national team has more successes internationally compared to the men's counterpart.

Outlook[edit]

In Malaysia, the sport is predominantly played by people with Chinese background, hence the majority of the national team players have Chinese names.[1] Efforts have been made to attract other ethnicities and popularise the sport in Malaysia.

History[edit]

Performance at Summer Olympics[edit]

yet to qualify

Performance at FIBA World championship[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1986 24th 1986 FIBA World Championship Spain

Performance at FIBA Asia championship[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1960 7th ABC Championship 1960 Manila, Philippines
1963 5th ABC Championship 1963 Taipei City, Taiwan
1965 6th ABC Championship 1965 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1967 8th ABC Championship 1967 Seoul, South Korea
1969 7th ABC Championship 1969 Bangkok, Thailand
1971 5th ABC Championship 1971 Tokyo, Japan
1973 9th ABC Championship 1973 Manila, Philippines
1975 8th ABC Championship 1975 Bangkok, Thailand
1977 4th ABC Championship 1977 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1979 7th ABC Championship 1979 Nagoya, Japan
1981 6th ABC Championship 1981 Calcutta, India
1983 11th ABC Championship 1983 Hong Kong
1985 4th ABC Championship 1985 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1987 7th ABC Championship 1987 Bangkok, Thailand
1989 9th ABC Championship 1989 Beijing, China
1991 17th ABC Championship 1991 Kobe, Japan
1993 14th ABC Championship 1993 Jakarta, Indonesia
1995 14th ABC Championship 1995 Seoul, South Korea
1999 15th ABC Championship 1999 Fukuoka, Japan
2003 16th ABC Championship 2003 Harbin, China
2005 16th FIBA Asia Championship 2005 Doha, Qatar
2011 11th FIBA Asia Championship 2011 Wuhan, China
2013 15th FIBA Asia Championship 2013 Manila, Philippines
2015 TBD FIBA Asia Championship 2015 China

Roster[edit]

Malaysia National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age - DOB Ht. Club
G 4 Soo, Eng Heng 27 – (1984-04-04)4 April 1984 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
G 5 Lau, Bik Ing 33 – (1978-07-20)20 July 1978 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
G 6 Wee, Chuan Chin 27 – (1984-05-27)27 May 1984 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Westports KL Dragons Malaysia
G 7 Wu, Chris 19 – (1994-07-07)7 July 1994 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
F 8 Chin, Zhi Shin 24 – (1987-03-16)16 March 1987 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Westports KL Dragons Malaysia
G/F 9 Kuppusamy, Satyaseelan 33 – (1978-06-25)25 June 1978 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Westports KL Dragons Malaysia
G 10 Hong Hoong, Gan 23 – (1990-06-04)4 June 1990 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Philippines
G 10 Waida, Aaron 23 – (1990-02-04)4 February 1990 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
F 12 Ng, John 30 – (1981-08-30)30 August 1981 Westports Malaysia Dragons Malaysia
C 13 Kuek, Tian Yuan 20 – (1991-08-03)3 August 1991 Westports KL Dragons Malaysia
F/C 14 Kwaan, Yoong Jing 21 – (1990-07-13)13 July 1990 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Westports KL Dragons Malaysia
Head coach
Assistant coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club field describes current pro club

External links[edit]

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