Malaysia national basketball team

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Malaysia Malaysia
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FIBA ranking 67 Increase4[1]
Joined FIBA 1957
FIBA zone FIBA Asia
National federation Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA)
Coach Goh Cheng Huat
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 1 (1986)
Medals None
Asian Championships
Appearances 24
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 Malaysia national basketball team represents Malaysia at international basketball competitions. It is organized and run by the Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA). (Malay: Persatuan Bola Keranjang Malaysia)

The team had its prime time between 1960 and 1995 when it qualified for the FIBA Asia Championship, Asia's most prestigious basketball tournament, 18 times in a row. In 1986 it qualified for the World Cup, its most noteworthy accomplishment to date.

Petronas is the major sponsor for MABA. The women's national team has more successes internationally compared to the men's counterpart.

Outlook[edit]

In Malaysia, the sport is predominantly played by people with Chinese background, hence the majority of the national team players have Chinese names.[2] Efforts have been made to attract other ethnicities and popularise the sport in Malaysia.

Performance history[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

yet to qualify

World Championship[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1986 24th 1986 FIBA World Championship Spain
2019 To be determined 2019 FIBA World Championship China

Asia Championship[edit]

A Malaysian player guarding the ball from two Filipino players.
Year Position Tournament Host
1960 7th ABC Championship 1960 Manila, Philippines
1963 5th ABC Championship 1963 Taipei City, Taiwan
1965 6th ABC Championship 1965 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1967 8th ABC Championship 1967 Seoul, South Korea
1969 7th ABC Championship 1969 Bangkok, Thailand
1971 5th ABC Championship 1971 Tokyo, Japan
1973 9th ABC Championship 1973 Manila, Philippines
1975 8th ABC Championship 1975 Bangkok, Thailand
1977 4th ABC Championship 1977 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1979 7th ABC Championship 1979 Nagoya, Japan
1981 6th ABC Championship 1981 Calcutta, India
1983 11th ABC Championship 1983 Hong Kong
1985 4th ABC Championship 1985 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1987 7th ABC Championship 1987 Bangkok, Thailand
1989 9th ABC Championship 1989 Beijing, China
1991 17th ABC Championship 1991 Kobe, Japan
1993 14th ABC Championship 1993 Jakarta, Indonesia
1995 14th ABC Championship 1995 Seoul, South Korea
1999 15th ABC Championship 1999 Fukuoka, Japan
2003 16th ABC Championship 2003 Harbin, China
2005 16th FIBA Asia Championship 2005 Doha, Qatar
2011 11th FIBA Asia Championship 2011 Wuhan, China
2013 15th FIBA Asia Championship 2013 Manila, Philippines
2015 16th FIBA Asia Championship 2015 Changsha, China
2017 TBD FIBA Asia Championship 2017 To be determined

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship.[3]

Malaysia roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club
PG 30 Gan Soon Kang 14 – (2000-10-14)October 14, 2000 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Perak Farmcochem B.C. Malaysia
SG 1 Chee Huei Liaw 23 – (1992-03-07)March 7, 1992 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Bintulu Eagles B.C. Malaysia
PG 3 Eng Heng Soo 31 – (1984-04-04)April 4, 1984 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Bintulu Eagles B.C. Malaysia
PF 8 Wei Hong Choo 23 – (1992-06-20)June 20, 1992 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Bintulu Eagles B.C. Malaysia
PF 10 Liang Chuan Yek 18 – (1997-02-24)February 24, 1997 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Perak Farmcochem B.C. Malaysia
C 13 Yoong Jing Kwaan 25 – (1990-07-13)July 13, 1990 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Melaka 906 Malaysia
PG 17 Kok Hou Teo 20 – (1994-10-29)October 29, 1994 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Perak Farmcochem B.C. Malaysia
SG 20 Chee Kheun Ma 25 – (1990-01-28)January 28, 1990 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Bintulu Eagles B.C. Malaysia
C 21 Lok Seng Mak 20 – (1994-09-25)September 25, 1994 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Perak Farmcochem B.C. Malaysia
SG 37 Siik Yang William Soon 21 – (1994-08-23)August 23, 1994 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Bintulu Eagles B.C. Malaysia
PF 41 Ivan Yeo 22 – (1993-03-02)March 2, 1993 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Bintulu Eagles B.C. Malaysia
C 55 Tian Yuan Kuek 24 – (1991-08-03)August 3, 1991 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Melaka 906 Malaysia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on September 23, 2015

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Yoong Jing Kwaan Tian Yuan Kuek
PF Ivan Yeo Lok Seng Mak Liang Chuan Yek
SF Wei Hong Choo
SG Chee Kheun Ma Siik Yang William Soon Chee Huei Liaw
PG Aaron Waida Eng Heng Soo Kok Hou Teo

Head coaches[edit]

Kit[edit]

Manufacturer[edit]

2015: Li-Ning [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking for Men". Fiba.Com. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  2. ^ http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles/new-straits-times/mi_8016/is_20090125/media-shy-maba-working/ai_n44429216/
  3. ^ a b 2015 FIBA Asia Championship - Malaysia, FIBA.com, Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Aussie Lester resigns as national men's coach". High Beam Research. New Strait Times. 9 September 2006. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 

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