Syria national basketball team

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Syria national basketball team represents Syria in international basketball competitions.

Eurobasket 1949[edit]

Syria's debut in the European championships came at Eurobasket 1949, held in Cairo, Egypt. The refusal of the Soviet Union to host the competition and FIBA Europe's unwillingness to ask Czechoslovakia to host consecutive tournaments meant that 1947 bronze medallist Egypt hosted the competition. Due to travel difficulties and fears, few European teams would travel to the African country to compete. Syria, as well as Lebanon, were asked to compete in the European championship despite being Asian countries.

In the seven team round robin tournament, the Syrians won only one of their games and lost the other five. They finished in sixth place.

Fiba U19 World Championship 2009[edit]

Syria's team made an appearance at the 2009 Fiba U19 World Championshipheld in Auckland, New Zealand. Although they remained winless and finished the tournament in last position, the fact that they qualified alone is a great achievement and shows the future of Syrian basketball is ever improving

Current Roster[edit]

Syria National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age - DOB Ht. Club
PG 04 Ioanis Deeb 24 - (1986-11-02)November 2, 1986 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Al-Jalaa Aleppo
PF 05 Shadi Lubus 25 - (1986-03-09)March 9, 1986 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Al-Jaish SC Damascus
SF 06 Wael Jlilati 21 - (1990-01-30)January 30, 1990 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Al-Ittihad Aleppo
SG 07 Mohammad Nour Al Saman 32 - (1978-09-16)September 16, 1978 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Al-Jaish SC Damascus
SG 08 Vatche Nalbandian 28 - (1983-05-25)May 25, 1983 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Al-Jaish SC Damascus
PG 09 Rami Al Khatib 27 - (1984-01-01)January 1, 1984 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Al-Jaish SC Damascus
PF 10 Samir Daqs 27 - (1984-06-29)June 29, 1984 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Al-Ittihad Aleppo
PF 11 Mahmoud Osfeira 20 - (1991-01-02)January 2, 1991 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Al-Ittihad Aleppo
PG 12 Joseph Abboud 22 - (1989-08-31)August 31, 1989 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Al-Taliya
PF 13 Eder Arjo Georges 30 - (1981-05-04)May 4, 1981 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) Al-Jalaa Aleppo
C 14 MohiEddin Qasaballi 27 - (1984-05-18)May 18, 1984 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Al-Jaish SC Damascus
C 15 Abdulwahab Al-Hamwi 21 - (1990-06-15)June 15, 1990 2.17 m (7 ft 1 in) Al-Karamah SC
Head coach
Assistant coach
  • Alaa Joukhaji
  • Haitham Al Jmaeel
  • Essam Heshmeh
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club field describes current pro club


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