South Africa national basketball team

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South Africa South Africa
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FIBA ranking 73 Increase 1
Joined FIBA 1992
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federation Basketball South Africa
Coach Mlungisi Ngwenya
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
FIBA Africa Championship
Appearances 8
Medals None
Uniforms
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South Africa national basketball team is the basketball team that represents South Africa in international competitions.[1] The governing body of the team is called Basketball South Africa.

Team South Africa is one of FIBA's youngest members, as it joined in 1992. Yet, it qualified for every FIBA Africa Championship between 1997 and 2011.

Competitions[edit]

Performance at Summer Olympics[edit]

yet to qualify

Performance at World championships[edit]

yet to qualify

Performance at FIBA Africa Championship[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1993 - FIBA Africa Championship 1993 Nairobi, Kenya
1995 - FIBA Africa Championship 1995 Algiers, Algeria
1997 9 FIBA Africa Championship 1997 Dakar, Senegal
1999 12 FIBA Africa Championship 1999 Angola
2001 12 FIBA Africa Championship 2001 Morocco
2003 9 FIBA Africa Championship 2003 Alexandria, Egypt
2005 12 FIBA Africa Championship 2005 Algiers, Algeria
2007 13 FIBA Africa Championship 2007 Angola
2009 15 FIBA Africa Championship 2009 Libya
2011 14 FIBA Africa Championship 2011 Antananarivo, Madagascar
2013 - FIBA Africa Championship 2013 Côte d'Ivoire
2015 TBD FIBA Africa Championship 2015 TBD


Current roster[edit]

2011 South Africa National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PG 4 Dlamini, Nhlanhla 25 – (1986-09-02)2 September 1986 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) A.P.N. Durban South Africa
G 5 Mettler, Brendan 30 – (1982-01-10)10 January 1982 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Cape Peninsula University of Technology South Africa
G/F 6 Sefolosha, Thabo 27 – (1984-05-02)2 May 1984 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Oklahoma City Thunder United States
PG 7 Loate, Masego 29 – (1982-08-19)19 August 1982 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) University of Johannesburg South Africa
G 8 Keogatile, Amogelang 24 – (1987-10-10)10 October 1987 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) University of Johannesburg South Africa
F 9 Kgwedi, Thabang 33 – (1978-04-15)15 April 1978 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) WildCats Johannesburg South Africa
G/F 10 Marhanele, Shane 29 – (1982-08-28)28 August 1982 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Pretoria Heat South Africa
F 11 Sibankulu, Lindokuhle 30 – (1981-04-09)9 April 1981 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) A.P.N. Durban South Africa
G/F 12 Mothiba, Neo 29 – (1982-03-21)21 March 1982 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Pretoria Heat South Africa
C 13 Kalombo, Cedrick 28 – (1983-06-02)2 June 1983 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Ferroviario Maputo Mozambique
C 14 Gabriel, Christopher 23 – (1988-12-19)19 December 1988 2.14 m (7 ft 0 in) University of San Diego United States
G/F 15 Letsebe, Kegorapetse 31 – (1980-10-14)14 October 1980 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) University of Johannesburg South Africa
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Inactive
C Christopher Gabriel Cedrick Kalombo
PF Lindokuhle Sibankulu Thabang Kgwedi
SF Neo Mothiba Kegorapetse David Letsebe Amogelang Keogatile
SG Thabo Sefolosha Shane Marhanele
PG Nhlanhla Dlamini Brendan Mettler Khayane Nzama


Past rosters[edit]

FIBA Africa Championship 2007: finished 13th among 16 teams

Quintin Denyssen, Neo Mothiba, Lesego Molebatsi, Joseph Mazibuko, Nyakallo Nthuping, Kenneth Motaung, Thabang Kgwedi, Justin Paton, Patrick Engelbrecht, Tsakane Ngobeni, Vusumuzi Dlamini, Lowell Mndaweni, Thabo Letsebe

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIBA National Federations – South Africa, fiba.com, accessed 17 February 2012.