Libya national basketball team

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Libya
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FIBA ranking T-79 Steady
Joined FIBA 1961
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federation Libya Arab Basketball Federation
Coach Kevin Nickelberry
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
FIBA Africa Championship
Appearances 4
Medals 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 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.[1]

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.

Performance at international competitions[edit]

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.

Summer Olympics[edit]

yet to qualify

World championships[edit]

yet to qualify

FIBA Africa Championship[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1965 5 FIBA Africa Championship 1965 Tunis, Tunisia
1970 5 FIBA Africa Championship 1970 Alexandria, Egypt
1978 10 FIBA Africa Championship 1978 Dakar, Senegal
2009 11 FIBA Africa Championship 2009 Multiple Cities, Libya
2020 To Be Determined FIBA Africa Championship 2020 To Be Determined

Pan Arab Games[edit]

never participated

Mediterranean Games[edit]

never participated

Islamic Solidarity Games[edit]

  • 2005 : 11th
  • 2013 : Did Not Participate

2008 Arabian Basketball Cup[edit]

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.

Results[edit]

  • Arabian Basketball Cup 2008:

Current roster[edit]

At the 2015 Afrobasket qualification:[2]

Libya men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
4 Abdulaziz Abd Abd Sudani 35 – (1980-01-01)1 January 1980 Libya
5 Mahmoud Abdalla Benalhaj 24 – (1991-01-25)25 January 1991 Libya
6 Tarek A. Farag Al Beigow 22 – (1993-01-14)14 January 1993 Libya
7 Nadir Ayad Elmdawekh 31 – (1984-05-01)1 May 1984 Libya
8 Otman A. Otman Sedek 27 – (1988-06-13)13 June 1988 Libya
9 Eslam Ibrahim El Karbal 32 – (1983-05-21)21 May 1983 Libya
10 Mohamed Milad Ben Mohamed 27 – (1988-04-15)15 April 1988 Libya
11 Eslam Ibrahim El Karbal 32 – (1983-05-21)21 May 1983
12 Omar Abdel Raman O. Derfeili 18 – (1997-03-02)2 March 1997 Libya
13 Anis Zaid Ali Elmansouri 20 – (1995-01-04)4 January 1995
14 Mokhtar Shalabi Abdalla 24 – (1991-01-11)11 January 1991
15 Wajdi Omran Saied Dawo 26 – (1988-10-29)29 October 1988 Libya
Head coach
Assistant coaches

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 19 August 2015

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench
C Hesham Ali Salem Yahya Shakmak
PF Raed El-Hamali
SF Al-Fath Belgasem
SG Mohamed Youssif Kuneidir
PG Mohamed Issa Mrsal

Head coach position[edit]

Kit[edit]

Manufacturer[edit]

2009: Nike [3]

Past rosters[edit]

Team for the 2009 FIBA Africa Championship.[4]

Libya national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
F/C 4 Raed El-Hamali 29 – (1979-08-08)August 8, 1979 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Al Wasl United Arab Emirates
G 5 Mohamed Youssif Kuneidir 23 – (1986-01-10)January 10, 1986 Al-Ahly Libya
G 6 Mohamed Issa Mrsal 31 – (1978-01-01)January 1, 1978
F/C 7 Hesham Ali Salem 25 – (1984-05-13)May 13, 1984 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) La Guaira BBC Venezuela
8 Mohamed Moftah Abu-Khir 22 – (1987-03-04)March 4, 1987 Al Ittihad Libya
9 Khaled Saad Matrud 19 – (1989-11-09)November 9, 1989
C 10 Yahya Shakmak 24 – (1985-01-01)January 1, 1985 Al Nasr Benghazi Libya
12 Alamien Mohamed Yagoub 28 – (1981-03-01)March 1, 1981
13 Mohamed Abdallah Belhaj 24 – (1985-07-25)July 25, 1985
14 Wajdi Omran Dawo 20 – (1988-10-29)October 29, 1988
G/F 15 Al-Fath Belgasem 29 – (1980-02-04)February 4, 1980 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Bakersfield Jam United States
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • nat field describes country
    of last club
    before the tournament
  • Age field is age on August 5, 2009

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], fiba.com, accessed 15 August 2013.
  2. ^ Libya | 2015 African Championship for Men, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  3. ^ [2] Interbasket.net. Accessed on September 25, 2015.
  4. ^ Libya | 2009 FIBA Africa Championship for Men, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 22 Jan 2016.

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