Jordan national basketball team

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Jordan Jordan
FIBA ranking49 Decrease 2 (4 December 2018)[1]
Joined FIBA1957
FIBA zoneFIBA Asia
National federationJBF
CoachSam Daghles
FIBA World Cup
FIBA Asia Cup
MedalsSilver medal asia.svg Silver: (2011)
Bronze medal asia.svg Bronze: (2009)
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The Jordan national basketball team is the official basketball team of Jordan in international competitions and it is one of the top teams in Asia.

The Jordanian team achievements in recent years beside qualifying to World cup for the first time, won William Jones cup in 2007 and 2008 and FIBA Asia Stankovic cup in Kuwait in 2008, finishing at the first place of Arab Nations cup in Egypt in 2007, and runners up in 2008, runners up at 2011 FIBA Asia Championship and 3rd place in 2009 FIBA Asia Championship, and finally 3rd place in Asia Challenge Cup 2016.

The President of JBF is Mohammad Olayan. The Secretary General of JBF is Ibrahim Sharawi, their head coach is Sam Daghles.


William Jones Cup[edit]

Jordan became the first West Asia team to win the Jones Cup after posting a 7–2 record in the tournament to beat Lebanon and the Philippines.

Jordan also won the King Abdullah Championship.

2007 FIBA Asia championship[edit]

Placed in Group A, or the so-called "Group of Death" alongside China, Philippines and eventual champion Iran, the Jordanians won two of three games in the group phase to make it to the quarterfinals; however, they lost to Korea and Japan in the said round and eventually placed fifth after beating Chinese Taipei, 95–74. Some of the key players for the Jordanian National Team are Enver Soobzokov, Sam Daghlas, Zaid Al-Khas, Zaid Abbaas, Islam Abbaas and Rashiem Wright. One key member of the University of Minnesota basketball team, Guard/Forward Jamal Abu-Shamala, is Jordanian-American.



3rd place: FIBA Asia Challenge Cup.


West Asian Championship: 1st


2nd Place: FIBA Asia Championship in China. 1st Place: King Abdullah II Basketball Cup 2nd Place: West Asia Basketball Cup in Iraq. 2nd place : Arab games


23rd Place: 2010 FIBA World Championship.


4th Place: Italia International Tournament. 2nd Place: Qatar International Tournament. 2nd Place: William Jones Cup. 3rd Place: FIBA Asia Championship in China.


1st Place: FIBA Asia Stankovic Cup. 2nd Place: Arab Basketball Cup in Tunisia. 1st Place: Qatar Friendly Tournament. 1st Place: William Jones Basketball Cup in Taiwan. 2nd Place: West Asia Basketball Cup in Jordan.


1st Place: William Jones Basketball Cup in Taiwan. 1st Place: Arab Basketball Cup in Egypt. 2nd Place: Pan Arab Games in Egypt. 1st Place: King Abdullah II Basketball Cup. 5th Place: Asian Cup Basketball Championship in China.


4th Place: Asian Games in Qatar – Basketball. 3rd Place: King Abdullah II Basketball Cup.


2nd Place: West Asian Games – Basketball. 4th Place: King Abdullah II Basketball Cup.


1st Place: King Abdullah II Basketball Cup. 1st Place: Qatar International Basketball Cup.


2nd Place: King Abdullah II Basketball Cup.


2nd Place: 9th Pan Arab Games in Jordan.


2nd Place: 7th Pan Arab Games in Syria.


1st Place: Military Tournament in the UAE.


1st Place: Pan Arab Games in Morocco.


Asia Championship[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1983 8 1983 ABC Championship Hong Kong
1985 9 1985 ABC Championship Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1987 10 1987 ABC Championship Bangkok, Thailand
1991 8 1991 ABC Championship Kobe, Japan
1993 10 1993 ABC Championship Jakarta, Indonesia
1995 17 1995 ABC Championship Seoul, South Korea
1997 7 1997 ABC Championship Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2003 10 2003 ABC Championship Harbin, China
2005 7 2005 FIBA Asia Championship Doha, Qatar
2007 5 2007 FIBA Asia Championship Tokushima, Japan
2009 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2009 FIBA Asia Championship Tianjin, China
2011 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2011 FIBA Asia Championship Wuhan, China
2013 7 2013 FIBA Asia Championship Manila, Philippines
2015 9 2015 FIBA Asia Championship Changsha, China
2017 8 2017 FIBA Asia Cup Beirut, Lebanon


Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification (Asia).[2]

Jordan men's national basketball team – 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification (Asia) roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG 0 Mahmoud Abdeen 30 – (1987-12-23)December 23, 1987 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Al Jazeera Amman Basketball Jordan
SG 1 Amin Abu Hawwas 24 – (1994-04-26)April 26, 1994 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Orthodox (Jordan) Jordan
G/F 2 Dar Tucker 30 – (1988-04-11)April 11, 1988 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) San Lorenzo de Almagro (basketball) Argentina
SG 2 Jordan Dasuqi 23 – (1994-11-29)November 29, 1994 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Lake Superior St. United States
PG 9 Sami Bzai 24 – (1994-01-26)January 26, 1994 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Southeastern Oklahoma State United States
SF 7 Ahmad Al-Hamarsheh 31 – (1986-10-10)October 10, 1986 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Al-Wehdat SC Jordan
PF 12 Yousef Abuwazaneh 24 – (1993-12-06)December 6, 1993 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Al Riyadi Amman Jordan
C 13 Mohammad Shaher 28 – (1990-03-03)March 3, 1990 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Al-Ahli SC (Amman) Jordan
PF 15 Zaid Abbas 34 – (1983-11-21)November 21, 1983 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Shanxi Brave Dragons China
PG 22 Malek Kanaan 25 – (1993-02-07)February 7, 1993 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Al-Ahli SC (Amman) Jordan
SF 23 Mousa Al-Awadi 32 – (1985-07-20)July 20, 1985 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Kofer Yoba Irbid Basketball Jordan
C 44 Ahmet Düverioğlu 25 – (1993-03-04)March 4, 1993 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Fenerbahçe Basketball Turkey
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Jordan Faisal Ali Yousef Ensour
  • (C) Team captain
  • (NP) Naturalized player
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 1 July 2018

Head coaches[edit]


  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  2. ^ 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification (Asia)

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