Singapore national basketball team

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Singapore Singapore
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FIBA ranking 83
Joined FIBA 1963
FIBA zone FIBA Asia
National federation Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS)
Coach Neo Beng Siang
Asia Championship
Appearances 16
Medals None
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 Singapore national basketball team is the national basketball team of Singapore. It is managed by the Basketball association of Singapore(BAS), formerly the Singapore Amateur Basketball Association (SABA).[1]

On 5 June 2009, a "quiet revolution" took place in Singapore national men's basketball team. The team previously representing Singapore was replaced by young talents of the likes of Hong Wei Jian, Steven Khoo, Desmond Oh and Wong Wei Long, with the only 2 exceptions of senior players Pathman Matialakan and Michael Wong.[2] Most of the national team players now play for the Singapore Slingers, the island's only professional basketball club.

2011 Southeast Asian Games[edit]

The Singapore Men's National team leaves for the 2011 SEA Games having had the best preparation for a major tournament in the past 5 years.[3] On 30 September to 1 October 2011, represented by most of the national team players, the Singapore Slingers was invited for the inaugural Cable Beach Invitational at Broome, Australia, where they played the Perth Wildcats and the Indonesian National Team.[4] On 5 October 2011, the National team proceeded to play the Perth Redbacks of the Australian SBL.[5] From 25–31 October 2011, the team competed in the 4th China-Asean Invitational Tournament, of which they finished 3rd overall in the competition.[6]

After disappointing close losses to Malaysia and Indonesia,[7] the team finished 5th at the 2011 Southeast Asian Games.[8][9]

Current team[edit]

Singapore National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age - DOB Ht. Club
F 04 Lim, Wai Sian 22 – (1989-11-02)2 November 1989 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
PG 05 Wong, Wei Long 23 – (1988-08-18)18 August 1988 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) Singapore Slingers
G/F 06 Ng, Hanbin 22 – (1989-01-13)13 January 1989 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Singapore Slingers
G/F 07 Wu, Qingde 19 – (1992-06-24)24 June 1992 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
G 08 Oh, Desmond 25 – (1986-06-16)16 June 1986 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Singapore Slingers
SG 09 Koh, Gary Kok Siang 24 – (1987-04-29)29 April 1987 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
SG 10 Koh, Meng Koon 33 – (1978-09-10)10 September 1978 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
G 11 Wong, Michael Soon Yuh 32 – (1979-01-26)26 January 1979 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
F 12 Lim, Sheng Yu 20 – (1990-12-07)7 December 1990 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Singapore Slingers
F/C 13 Khoo, Steven (C) 26 – (1985-01-25)25 January 1985 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Singapore Slingers
C 14 Goh, Delvin Kok Chiang 15 – (1995-02-04)4 February 1995 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
C 15 Matialakan, Pathman 31 – (1980-06-01)1 June 1980 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Singapore Slingers
Head coach

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

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Inactive
C Pathman Matialakan Delvin Kok Chiang Goh
PF Steven Khoo Lim Wai Sian
SF Sheng Yu Lim Koh Meng Koon Ng Han Bin
SG Desmond Oh Gary Kok Siang Koh Wu Qingde
PG Wei Long Wong Michael Soon Yuh Wong

References[edit]

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