Senegal national basketball team

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Senegal Senegal Sénégal
Senegal BBall Fed.jpg
FIBA ranking 37 Decrease1
Joined FIBA 1962
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federation Senegal Basketball Federation
Coach Cheikh Sarr
Nickname(s) The Lions
Olympic Games
Appearances 3
Medals None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 4
Medals None
FIBA Africa Championship
Appearances 26
Medals Gold medal africa.svg Gold: 1968, 1972, 1978, 1980, 1997
Silver medal africa.svg Silver: 1970, 1974, 1975, 1992, 1995, 2005
Bronze medal africa.svg Bronze: 1983, 1989, 1993, 2013

The Senegalese national basketball team is the men's basketball side that represent Senegal in international competition. Over the years, the national team has included several players who have competed in the U.S. National Basketball Association, including former Charlotte Bobcats center DeSagana Diop, and is considered to be, along with those of Nigeria and Angola, a top African side.

The team is a five time a gold medallist (in 1968, 1972, 1978, 1980, and 1997), a six times silver medallist, and a thrice bronze medallist at the FIBA Africa Championship. Senegal was also the first Sub-Saharan African team to qualify for the Summer Olympic Games.

History[edit]

With its historic qualification for the 1968 Summer Olympics, Team Senegal gained international attention for the first time. The following years were marked by an at times, dominating performance on the African continent. Senegal has had many world-elite basketball players, especially at the center position, which helped the team to compete at many major international tournaments. At times, however, the team was overly dependent on its NBA-players. An example was in the mid-2000s, when it struggled with injuries. Having finished as the runner-up to Angola in the 2005 FIBA Africa Championship, Senegal qualified for play in the 2006 FIBA World Championship, where the squad finished last in Group D and twenty-second amongst the twenty-four sides to have contested the championship, having lost to the United States, Italy, Slovenia, China, and Puerto Rico.

Performance table[edit]

Summer Olympic Games record[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1968 15 Basketball at the 1968 Summer Olympics Mexico City, Mexico
1972 15 Basketball at the 1972 Summer Olympics Munich, Germany
1980 11 Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics Moscow, Soviet Union
2016 TBD Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

FIBA World Cup record[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1978 14 1978 FIBA World Championship Philippines
1998 15 1998 FIBA World Championship Argentina
2006 22 2006 FIBA World Championship Japan
2014 qualified 2014 FIBA World Cup Spain

FIBA Africa Championship record[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1962 FIBA Africa Championship 1962 Cairo, Egypt
1964 5 FIBA Africa Championship 1964 Casablanca, Morocco
1965 4 FIBA Africa Championship 1965 Tunis, Tunisia
1968 1 FIBA Africa Championship 1968 Casablanca, Morocco
1970 2 FIBA Africa Championship 1970 Alexandria, Egypt
1972 1 FIBA Africa Championship 1972 Dakar, Senegal
1974 2 FIBA Africa Championship 1974 Bangui, Central African Republic
1975 2 FIBA Africa Championship 1975 Alexandria, Egypt
1978 1 FIBA Africa Championship 1978 Dakar, Senegal
1980 1 FIBA Africa Championship 1980 Rabat, Morocco
1981 5 FIBA Africa Championship 1981 Mogadishu, Somalia
1983 3 FIBA Africa Championship 1983 Alexandria, Egypt
1985 4 FIBA Africa Championship 1985 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
1987 6 FIBA Africa Championship 1987 Tunis, Tunisia
1989 3 FIBA Africa Championship 1989 Luanda, Angola
1992 2 FIBA Africa Championship 1992 Cairo, Egypt
1993 3 FIBA Africa Championship 1993 Nairobi, Kenya
1995 2 FIBA Africa Championship 1995 Algiers, Algeria
1997 1 FIBA Africa Championship 1997 Dakar, Senegal
1999 7 FIBA Africa Championship 1999 Angola
2001 7 FIBA Africa Championship 2001 Morocco
2003 4 FIBA Africa Championship 2003 Alexandria, Egypt
2005 2 FIBA Africa Championship 2005 Algiers, Algeria
2007 9 FIBA Africa Championship 2007 Angola
2009 7 FIBA Africa Championship 2009 Libya
2011 5 FIBA Africa Championship 2011 Antananarivo, Madagascar
2013 3 FIBA Africa Championship 2013 Côte d'Ivoire

Roster[edit]

Team for the 2013 FIBA Africa Championship.

Senegal men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Day of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
F 4 Da Sylva, Vincent 40 – (1973-01-08)8 January 1973 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Union Sportive Avignon Le Pontet France
G 5 Adams, Louis 23 – (1990-01-21)21 January 1990 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) South Carolina State University United States
F 6 Thomas, Ibrahima 26 – (1987-02-07)7 February 1987 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Al Sadd Qatar
F 7 Ndoye, Mamadou 33 – (1979-10-06)6 October 1979 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) UGB Senegal
F 8 Sow, Pape 31 – (1981-11-22)22 November 1981 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Manama Bahrain
F 9 Ndoye, Maleye 33 – (1980-08-19)19 August 1980 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Paris-Levallois Basket France
10 Mbengue, Ibrahima 30 – (1982-10-13)13 October 1982 UGB Senegal
F 11 Faye, Mouhammad 27 – (1985-09-14)14 September 1985 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Panelefsiniakos Greece
G 12 Diaw, Paco 28 – (1985-04-12)12 April 1985 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Lee University United States
C 13 N'Diaye, Hamady 26 – (1987-01-12)12 January 1987 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Sacramento Kings United States
C 14 Sene, Mouhamed 27 – (1986-05-12)12 May 1986 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Baloncesto Fuenlabrada Spain
F 15 Badji, Abdou 21 – (1992-04-04)4 April 1992 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Union Neuchâtel Basket Switzerland
Head coach

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 20 August 2013

Former players[edit]

Head coach history[edit]

Past rosters[edit]

1968 Olympic Games: finished 15th among 16 teams

Cheikh Fall, Moussa Sene, Alioune Gueye, Babacar Dia, Papa Diop, Mousse N'Diaye, Babacar Traore, Claude Sadio, Claude Constantino, Babacar Seck, Mansour Diagne, Doudou Camara (Coach: Alioune Diop)

1972 Olympic Games: finished 15th among 16 teams

Cheikh Fall, Babacar Traore, Mohamadou Diop, Babacar Seck, Papa Diop, Alioune Gueye, Pierre Sagna, Abdourahmane N'Diaye, Sylvestre Lopis, Assane Thiam, Joseph Diandy, Doudou Camara (Coach: Amadou Diaw)

1978 World Championship: finished 14th among 14 teams

Mathieu Faye, Bireyma Sadi Diagne, Madiagne N'Diaye, A.Diouf, B.Kaba, J.Lopez, M.Diagne, M.Gueye, J.Toupane, A.Diop, A.Dogue, L.Diop (Coach: I.Diagne)

1980 Olympic Games: finished 11th among 12 teams

Mathieu Faye, Madiagne N'Diaye, Mohamadou Diop, Oumar Dia, Mamadou Diop, Bassirou Badji, Yamar Samb, Bireyma Sadi Diagne, Yaya Cissokho, Modou Tall, Moussa M'Bengue, Hadrame N'Diaye (Coach: Ibrahima Diagne)

1998 World Championship: finished 15th among 16 teams

Makhtar N'Diaye, Mamadou Diouf, Mamadou N'Diaye, Cheikh Yaya Dia, Raymond Carvalho, Mouhamadou Sow, Assane N'Diaye, Boubacar Aw, Kader Malik Fall, Vincent Da Sylva, Samba Aly Ngone Niang, Omer Ba (Coach: Ousseynou Ndiaga Diop)

2006 World Championship: finished 22nd among 24 teams

Makhtar N'Diaye, Babacar Cisse, Mamadou Diouf, Sitapha Savane, Malick Badiane, Mamadou N'Diaye, El Kabir Pene, Pape Ibrahim Faye, Mouhamadou Niang, Souleymane Aw, N'Dongo N'Diaye, Meleye N'Doye (Coach: Moustapha Gaye)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Head coaches, fiba.com, accessed 8 May 2013.

External links[edit]