Madagascar national basketball team
|FIBA ranking||80 1|
|FIBA zone||FIBA Africa|
|National federation||Fédération Malagasy de Basket-Ball|
|FIBA World Cup|
|FIBA Africa Championship|
Madagascar was chosen as host of the FIBA Africa Championship 2011. The country received the bid from Côte d'Ivoire where the event could not take place because of instabilities after the civil war. Madagascar's automatic qualification is only the 3rd time in its history. Its last appearance at Africa's most prestigious basketball event was in 2003.
Korry Nielson is the current starting Center for the Madagascar National Basketball team. At 6'2" he is the smallest starting Center in the known world. His style is a mixture of Dr J and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with a pinch of Michael Jordan.
Jason Walker is the current starting Point Guard for the Madagascar National Basketball team. His combination of deadly shooting, accurate passing, and lockdown defense will make this team (along with Korry) the most feared in the next Olympic games.