Liberia national basketball team

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Liberia Liberia
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FIBA ranking160 Steady (18 September 2018)[1]
Joined FIBA1964
FIBA zoneFIBA Africa
National federationLBF
CoachAllan Jallah
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
FIBA Africa Championship
Appearances2 (1983, 2007)
MedalsNone
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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The Liberia national basketball team is the national basketball team representing Liberia. It is administrated by the Liberia Basketball Federation.[2] Its last qualification to the FIBA Africa Championship dates back to 2007.[3] Its most noteworthy international performance was in 1983 when Liberia finished among Africa's 10 elite basketball teams.[4]

Current squad[edit]

Team for the AfroBasket 2007.[5] (last publicized squad)

Liberia men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
4 Joseph Lackay 19 – (1988-08-14)August 14, 1988 Invincible Eleven Liberia
G 5 Raphael M. Quaye 32 – (1975-04-06)April 6, 1975 NPA Pythons Liberia
6 Alphonso Ilearo Kuiah 21 – (1986-02-24)February 24, 1986 Liberia
7 Richlue Sie Allison 24 – (1982-12-25)December 25, 1982 Liberia
8 Alvin Tayonkon Tapeh 35 – (1972-04-18)April 18, 1972 Liberia
9 Varney Layee Tulay 19 – (1988-04-01)April 1, 1988 Liberia
10 Marcus Nagbe Wolo 21 – (1985-10-15)October 15, 1985 Liberia
11 Meshack F. McBorrough 12 – (1994-09-18)September 18, 1994 [[BYC[disambiguation needed]]] Liberia
12 Mark Smith 19 – (1987-12-19)December 19, 1987 Liberia
13 John Lewis Bing 17 – (1990-06-29)June 29, 1990 Liberia
14 Samuel Wilfred Ndoum 25 – (1981-09-04)September 4, 1981
15 Jethro Dekontee Bing 23 – (1984-02-04)February 4, 1984 Liberia
Head coach
  • Allan Jallah
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 15 August 2007

Notable players[edit]

Other current notable players from Liberia:

Liberia men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
PG Saah Nimley 25 – (1993-06-03)3 June 1993 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Newcastle Eagles United Kingdom
PG Ragland, Joe 28 – (1989-11-11)November 11, 1989 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Crvena zvezda mts Serbia

Legend
  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age
    on 13 September 2018

Competitive record[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

yet to qualify

World championships[edit]

yet to qualify

FIBA Africa Championship[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1983 9 FIBA Africa Championship 1983 Alexandria, Egypt
2007 16 FIBA Africa Championship 2007 Angola
2020 TBD FIBA Africa Championship 2020 TBD

African Games[edit]

  • 1965-2003 : Did not qualify
  • 2007 : 11th
  • 2011-2015 : Did not qualify
  • 2019 : To be determined

Past rosters[edit]

1983 FIBA Africa Championship: finished 9th among 10 teams

2007 FIBA Africa Championship: finished 16th among 16 teams

John Bing, Jethro Bing, Varney Tulay, Marcus Wolo, Fitzgerald Cole, Alphonso Kuiah, Raphael Quaye, Francis Fayiah, Alvin Tapeh, Mark Smith, Joseph Lackey, Richelieu Allison, Cephus Solo, Meshach McBorrough, Samuel Assembe (Coach: Allan Jallah)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  2. ^ "FIBA.com: Profile – Liberia". Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  3. ^ "archive.FIBA.com: 2007 FIBA Africa Championship for Men". Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  4. ^ "archive.FIBA.com: 1983 FIBA Africa Championship for Men". Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  5. ^ Liberia | 2007 FIBA Africa Championship for Men, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 29 June 2016.

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