Ghana national basketball team

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Ghana Ghana
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FIBA ranking T-94 Steady
Joined FIBA 1962
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federation Ghana Basketball Association (GBBA)
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
African Championship
Appearances None
Uniforms
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Light jersey
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Team colours
Light
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Dark jersey
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Team colours
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The Ghana national basketball team represents Ghana in international competitions. It is administered by the Amateur Basketball Association of Ghana (GBBA).[1]

Ghana's senior national team only plays friendly games, despite its potentials and to the dismay of its fans. Ghanaian basketball players have played in some of the world's strongest leagues such as the US-based NCAA or the Spanish Liga ACB. The country does have a U-18 national team that competes at the FIBA Africa Under-18 Championship.

Ghana is Africa's most populous nation to never qualify for a major international basketball tournament.

Competitive record[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

never entered qualifying round

World Championship[edit]

never entered qualifying round

FIBA Africa Championship[edit]

never entered qualifying round

African Games[edit]

never entered qualifying round

Notable players[edit]

Because of the unavailability of a national team, Ghanaian-born basketball players often opt to represent other national teams.

Current notable Ghanaian-born players include:

Ghana men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club
F Ben Bentil 21 – (1995-03-29)29 March 1995 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Fort Wayne Mad Ants United States
C Amida Brimah 23 – (1994-02-11)11 February 1994 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Connecticut Huskies men's basketball United States
G David Cournooh 26 – (1990-07-28)28 July 1990 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Pallacanestro Cantù Italy
G Kojo Mensah 31 – (1985-04-01)1 April 1985 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Free agent
G Alhaji Mohammed 35 – (1981-10-29)29 October 1981 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Alba Fehérvár Hungary
SG Billy Ouattara 25 – (1992-01-24)24 January 1992 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Brooklyn Nets United States

Legend
  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age
    on 13 February 2017

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile | Ghana, Fiba.com. Retrieved 18 September 2016.

External links[edit]