Tunisia national basketball team

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Tunisia Tunisia تونس
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FIBA ranking 23 Steady
Joined FIBA 1956
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federation FTBB
Coach Adel Tlatli
Olympic Games
Appearances 1
Medals None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 1
Medals None
FIBA Africa Championship
Appearances 20
Medals Gold medal africa.svg Gold: 2011
Silver medal africa.svg Silver: 1965
Bronze medal africa.svg Bronze: 1970, 1974, 2009
Uniforms
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The Tunisian national basketball team is the national basketball team of Tunisia.

The team is governed by the Tunisia Basketball Federation (FTBB). (Arabic: الاتحاد التونسي لكرة السلة‎)

When Tunisia became the 2011 African Basketball Champion, it was the first North African country to do so in almost 30 years. To date, they have 19 appearances at the FIBA Africa Championship, ranking them behind only traditional African powers Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, and Egypt, in total appearances.

History[edit]

In 2011, they won their first ever FIBA Africa Championship, after beating Angola in the final. Their previous best finish was at the FIBA Africa Championship 1965, when they won the silver medal as the host country.[1] They also won a bronze medal at the FIBA Africa Championship 1970 and FIBA Africa Championship 1974.[2][3]

Although the Tunisians never finished worse than eighth in any of their succeeding appearances, they were not able to break onto the podium again until a surprise bronze medal run at the FIBA Africa Championship 2009. Led by All-Tournament First Team forward Amine Rzig,[4] the Tunisians went 4–2 in the preliminary rounds, winning three games by two points or less. They reached the semifinals for only the second time since 1974, by another slim margin – this time a one point victory over Mali. Although they were defeated by Angola in the semifinals, the Tunisians topped Cameroon in the bronze medal game, to claim Africa's third and final automatic berth in the 2010 FIBA World Championship – its first ever FIBA World Cup berth. The Tunisians struggled to compete in the World Championship, losing all five of their games, and finishing last in Group B, and 24th overall.

FIBA Africa Championship record[edit]

FIBA Africa Championship
Appearances : 20
Year Position Year Position Year Position
1962 Did not participate 1987 5th place 2013 9th place
1964 4th place 1989 8th place 2015
1965 Runners-up 1992 7th place
1968 Did not participate 1993 8th place
1970 Third place 1995 did not participate
1972 5th place 1997
1974 Third place 1999 5th place
1975 5th place 2001 4th place
1978 did not participate 2003 6th place
1980 2005 8th place
1981 6th place 2007 6th place
1983 Did not participate 2009 Third place
1985 8th place 2011 Champions
  • Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Roster[edit]

This is the 2013 FIBA Africa Championship roster.

Tunisia men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
F 4 Slimane, Radhouane 33 – (1980-08-16)16 August 1980 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Étoile Sportive du Sahel Tunisia
F 5 Chennoufi, Ziyed 24 – (1988-11-29)29 November 1988 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Étoile Sportive du Sahel Tunisia
G 6 Knioua, Nizar 30 – (1983-06-08)8 June 1983 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Stade Nabeulien Tunisia
G 7 El Mabrouk, Mourad 26 – (1986-10-19)19 October 1986 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Club Africain Tunisia
G 8 Kechrid, Marouan 32 – (1981-06-02)2 June 1981 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Club Africain Tunisia
F 9 Hdidane, Mohamed 27 – (1986-04-27)27 April 1986 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Étoile Sportive du Sahel Tunisia
G 10 Mouhli, Omar 27 – (1986-03-19)19 March 1986 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Étoile Sportive du Sahel Tunisia
C 11 Ghyaza, Mokhtar 26 – (1986-11-15)15 November 1986 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) FAR Rabat Morocco
F 12 Ben Romdhane, Makrem 24 – (1989-03-27)27 March 1989 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) CB Murcia Spain
F 13 Rzig, Amine 32 – (1980-08-25)25 August 1980 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Al Ahly SC Egypt
F 14 Chouaya, Lassaad 23 – (1989-08-22)22 August 1989 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Club Africain Tunisia
C 15 Mejri, Salah 27 – (1986-06-15)15 June 1986 2.17 m (7 ft 1 in) Real Madrid Baloncesto Spain
Head coach

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

Head coach position[edit]

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