Iraq national basketball team

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Iraq Iraq
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FIBA ranking T-94 Steady[1]
Joined FIBA 1948
FIBA zone FIBA Asia
National federation Iraqi Basketball Association
Coach Atila Abdulaziz
Olympic Games
Appearances 1 (1948)
Medals None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
Asian Championship
Appearances 3 (1977, 1979, 1987)
Medals None
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The Iraq national basketball team (Arabic: منتخب العراق لكرة السلة‎‎) represents Iraq in international basketball competitions.

It is one out of only two Arab nations to ever qualify for the Men's Basketball Tournament at the Summer Olympics. (the other nation being Egypt)

Iraq qualified for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup, its first qualification in 30 years.

Competitive record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1948 22 Basketball at the 1948 Summer Olympics London, United Kingdom
2020 To be determined Basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympics Tokyo, Japan

The Iraqi Basketball team at the 1948 Olympic Games in London:

Ahmed Hamed, Emile Yousef, George Hanna, Hashim Abdul-Jalil, Irfan Abdul-Kadir, Kanan Aoni, Salih Faraj, Salman Mahdi Deheh, Salman Ali Daleh, Wadud Khalil Jumaa

FIBA Basketball World Cup[edit]

Yet to qualify

FIBA Asia Championship[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1977 6 1977 ABC Championship Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1979 8 1979 ABC Championship Nagoya, Japan
1987 9 1987 ABC Championship Bangkok, Thailand
2017 Qualified 2017 FIBA Asia Cup Lebanon

West Asian Championship[edit]

Year Rank Pld W L
Lebanon 1999 5th place 4 - -
Lebanon 2000 3rd place 4 2 2
Jordan 2001 4th place 4 1 3
Jordan Iran 2002 3rd place 4 0 4
Iran 2004 5th place 4 - -
Lebanon 2005 4th place 4 0 4
Jordan 2008 Did not enter
Iraq 2010 Runners-up - - -
Iraq 2011 4th place 3 0 3
Jordan 2012 Did not enter - - -
Iran 2013 4th place 3 0 3
Jordan 2014 4th place 5 2 3
Jordan 2015 5th place 4 0 4
Jordan 2016 3rd place 4 2 2
Total 12/14 - - -


Pan Arab Games[edit]

2007 Pan Arab Games[edit]

Iraq national basketball team prepared for the Pan Arab Games in Turkey, Iraq played several friendly matches with Turkish clubs.

Iraq group:

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Pts
Egypt 3 3 0 239 173 66 6
Iraq 3 2 1 226 254 −28 5
Kuwait 3 1 2 222 229 −7 4
United Arab Emirates 3 0 3 209 240 −31 3

Current roster[edit]

At the 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge:[2]

Iraq men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
F 4 Ahmed Al-Tameemi 32 – (1984-03-13)13 March 1984 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Duhok SC Iraq
F 5 Dhulfiqar Al-Hchaimi 25 – (1991-05-24)24 May 1991 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Al-Mina'a (basketball club) Iraq
PG 6 Ali Aljuboori 29 – (1987-04-09)9 April 1987 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) Al-Mina'a (basketball club) Iraq
F 7 Ali Ismael 27 – (1989-08-13)13 August 1989 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Al Shorta SC Iraq
G 8 Omar Alazawi 28 – (1988-05-12)12 May 1988 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Naft Al-Janoob South Oil Basketball Club Iraq
F 9 Kevin Dwayne Galloway 28 – (1988-05-23)23 May 1988 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Homenetmen Beirut B.C. Lebanon
SF 10 Ali Hamad 30 – (1986-05-27)27 May 1986 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Naft Al-Janoob South Oil Basketball Club Iraq
SF 12 Hussein Talib 26 – (1990-06-01)1 June 1990 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
C 13 Ali Hameed 32 – (1984-04-26)26 April 1984 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) Al-Mina'a (basketball club) Iraq
C 14 Ihab Al-Zuhairi 18 – (1998-04-24)24 April 1998 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in)
C 15 Mohammed Al-Khafaji 25 – (1991-07-09)9 July 1991 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Al Shorta SC Iraq
SG 30 Hassan Abdullah 24 – (1992-02-04)4 February 1992 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Al-Kahraba (men's basketball) Iraq
Head coach
Assistant coaches

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 9 September 2016

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Mohammed Al-Khafaji Ali Hameed Ihab Al-Zuhairi
PF Kevin Dwayne Galloway Ali Ismael Ahmed Al-Tameemi
SF Dhulfiqar Al-Hchaimi Ali Hamad Hussein Talib
SG Hassan Abdullah
PG Omar Alazawi Ali Aljuboori

Head coach position[edit]

Past rosters[edit]

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The following players called for the 2007 Pan Arab Games.

# Position Name
4.
--- Qutaiba Abdullah
5.
--- Hassan Saleh
6.
--- Ali Amer Taleb
7.
--- Sajad Hussein
8.
--- Ahmad Obeid
10.
--- Rahman Ahmad
11.
--- Mohammed Dhiaa
12.
--- Ahmad Hamza
13.
--- Maytham Abdulwahed
14.
--- Richard Yalda
15.
--- Mustafa Shehab

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking for Men". Fiba.Com. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Iraq | 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 18 October 2016.

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