Libya national basketball team
|FIBA ranking||T-76 1|
|FIBA zone||FIBA Africa|
|National federation||Libya Arab Basketball Federation|
|FIBA World Cup|
|FIBA Africa Championship|
The Libyan national basketball team represents Libya in international basketball matches and is controlled by the Kurat As-Sallah al-Leebiyyah (Libyan Basketball Federation). Libya has been an official affiliate of FIBA since 1961.
Whenever Libya shows up at an international tournament, the team is quite competitive. They finished 5th at the African Basketball Championship twice. The country hosted the 2009 event where they finished 11th, ahead of heavily favored Morocco and Mozambique.
Overall, Libya has competed in many international competitions, including the 2005 Islamic Solidarity Games, and the 2007 Pan Arab Games. The Libyan national team participated in the FIBA Africa Championship games four times, in 1965, 1970, 1978 and 2009, where they placed fifth, fifth, tenth and eleventh respectively.
Performance at Summer Olympics
yet to qualify
Performance at World championships
yet to qualify
Performance at FIBA Africa Championship
|1965||5||FIBA Africa Championship 1962||Tunis, Tunisia|
|1970||5||FIBA Africa Championship 1980||Alexandria, Egypt|
|1978||10||FIBA Africa Championship 1983||Dakar, Senegal|
|2009||11||FIBA Africa Championship 1985||Multiple Cities, Libya|
|2015||TBD||FIBA Africa Championship 2015||TBD|
2008 Arabian Basketball Cup
They competed in the Arabian Basketball Cup 2008 in Group B alongside the Tunisia national basketball team, Algeria national basketball team, Iraq national basketball team, and Saudi Arabia national basketball team. In group play, they finished with 2 wins (versus Saudi Arabia, and Iraq) and 2 losses (versus Algeria and Tunisia). After their 70–59 victory over Iraq, and a 65–60 win against Saudi Arabia, the Libyan team can enter the second stage of the league if Tunisia defeats Algeria on 30 October 2008. After completing their matches in the competition, the Libyan team's full results are as following.
- Arabian Basketball Cup 2008:
Libya national basketball team roster
- , fiba.com, accessed 15 August 2013.