Gabon national basketball team

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Gabon Gabon
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FIBA ranking 76 Steady
Joined FIBA 1965
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federation Gabon Basketball Federation
Coach Thierry Bouanga
Nickname(s) Les Panthères [1]
(Panthers)
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
FIBA Africa Championship
Appearances 3
Medals None
Uniforms
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The Gabonese national basketball team is the national basketball team representing Gabon. It is administrated by the Gabon Basketball Federation.

At the AfroBasket 2015, Gabon finished 8th, its best placement ever.

Competitive record[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Yet to qualify

World Championships[edit]

Yet to qualify

FIBA Africa Championship[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1968 FIBA Africa Championship 1968 Casablanca, Morocco
1970 FIBA Africa Championship 1970 Alexandria, Egypt
1972 FIBA Africa Championship 1972 Dakar, Senegal
1974 FIBA Africa Championship 1974 Bangui, Central African Republic
1975 FIBA Africa Championship 1975 Alexandria, Egypt
1978 FIBA Africa Championship 1978 Dakar, Senegal
1980 FIBA Africa Championship 1980 Rabat, Morocco
1981 FIBA Africa Championship 1981 Mogadishu, Somalia
1983 FIBA Africa Championship 1983 Alexandria, Egypt
1985 FIBA Africa Championship 1985 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
1987 FIBA Africa Championship 1987 Tunis, Tunisia
1989 FIBA Africa Championship 1989 Luanda, Angola
1992 FIBA Africa Championship 1992 Cairo, Egypt
1993 9 FIBA Africa Championship 1993 Nairobi, Kenya
1995 FIBA Africa Championship 1995 Algiers, Algeria
1997 FIBA Africa Championship 1997 Dakar, Senegal
1999 FIBA Africa Championship 1999 Angola
2001 FIBA Africa Championship 2001 Morocco
2003 FIBA Africa Championship 2003 Alexandria, Egypt
2005 9 FIBA Africa Championship 2005 Algiers, Algeria
2007 FIBA Africa Championship 2007 Angola
2009 FIBA Africa Championship 2009 Libya
2011 FIBA Africa Championship 2011 Antananarivo, Madagascar
2013 FIBA Africa Championship 2013 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
2015 8 FIBA Africa Championship 2015 Radès, Tunisia
2017 To be determined FIBA Africa Championship 2017 Republic of the Congo

African Games[edit]

  • 1973-2011 : Did not qualify
  • 2015 : 8th
  • 2019 : To be determined

Current squad[edit]

Marvin Mapaga playing against Mali at the 2015 AfroBasket.

This is the Gabon team for the AfroBasket 2015.

Gabon men's national basketball team - AfroBasket 2015 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age Ht. Club
G 4 Ndong, Steeve 27 – (1987-12-20)20 December 1987 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Manga Gabon
SF 5 Atsu, Rodrigue 22 – (1992-11-05)5 November 1992 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Manga Gabon
F 6 Mayimba, Thérence 20 – (1995-03-10)10 March 1995 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) George Mason United States
PF 7 Essono, Lerry 23 – (1992-03-11)11 March 1992 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) IRB BBA Algeria
PG 8 Boundou, Cabrel 32 – (1982-11-11)11 November 1982 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Stade Mandji Gabon
F 9 Abessolo, Sylvere 31 – (1983-10-01)1 October 1983 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Somo Gabon
G 10 Kobangoye, Francis 24 – (1990-11-04)4 November 1990 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Tali Gabon
SF 11 Mapaga, Marvin 22 – (1993-02-28)28 February 1993 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Hope Gabon
C 12 Reteno, Jason 37 – (1977-10-08)8 October 1977 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Tali Gabon
C 13 Lasme, Stéphane 32 – (1982-12-17)17 December 1982 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Galatasaray Turkey
C 14 Obame, Freddy 29 – (1986-04-06)6 April 1986 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) AS Estuaire Gabon
G 15 Fabre, Lionel 30 – (1985-03-21)21 March 1985 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Tali Gabon
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 30 August 2015

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Stéphane Lasme Freddy Obame Jason Reteno
PF Lerry Essono Sylvere Abessolo
SF Thérence Mayimba Rodrigue Atsu Marvin Mapaga
SG Francis Kobangoye Lionel Fabre
PG Steeve Ndong Cabrel Boundou

Notable players[edit]

Other current notable players from Gabon:

Gabon men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age Ht. Club
PF Chris Silva 20 – (1996-09-19)19 September 1996 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) South Carolina Gamecocks men's basketball United States

Legend
  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age
    on 26 October 2016

See also[edit]

Kit[edit]

Manufacturer[edit]

2015: Erima

References[edit]

  1. ^ Afrobasket 2015 : Les Panthères en mise au vert en Serbie, GABON Review, 19 Aug 2015. Retrieved 12 Aug 2016. (French)

External links[edit]

Videos[edit]