Senegal national basketball team
|FIBA ranking||30 11|
|FIBA zone||FIBA Africa|
|National federation||Senegal Basketball Federation|
|FIBA World Cup|
|FIBA Africa Championship|
|Medals|| Gold: 1968, 1972, 1978, 1980, 1997
Silver: 1970, 1974, 1975, 1992, 1995, 2005
Bronze: 1983, 1989, 1993, 2013
The Senegalese national basketball team is the men's basketball side that represent Senegal in international competition. Over the years, the national team has included several players who have competed in the U.S. National Basketball Association, including former Charlotte Bobcats center DeSagana Diop and current Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng, and is considered to be, along with those of Nigeria and Angola, a top African side.
The team is a five time a gold medallist (in 1968, 1972, 1978, 1980, and 1997), a six time silver medallist, and a four time bronze medallist at the FIBA Africa Championship. Senegal was the first Sub-Saharan African team to qualify for the Summer Olympics Basketball Tournament.
With its historic qualification for the 1968 Summer Olympics, Team Senegal gained international attention for the first time. The following years were marked by an at times, dominating performance on the African continent. Senegal has had many world-elite basketball players, especially at the center position, which helped the team to compete at many major international tournaments. At times, however, the team was overly dependent on its NBA-players. An example was in the mid-2000s, when it struggled with injuries. Having finished as the runner-up to Angola in the 2005 FIBA Africa Championship, Senegal qualified for play in the 2006 FIBA World Championship, where the squad finished last in Group D and twenty-second amongst the twenty-four sides to have contested the championship, having lost to the United States, Italy, Slovenia, China, and Puerto Rico.
|1968||15||Basketball at the 1968 Summer Olympics||Mexico City, Mexico|
|1972||15||Basketball at the 1972 Summer Olympics||Munich, Germany|
|1980||11||Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics||Moscow, Soviet Union|
|2016||TBD||Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
FIBA World Cup
|1978||14||1978 FIBA World Championship||Philippines|
|1998||15||1998 FIBA World Championship||Argentina|
|2006||22||2006 FIBA World Championship||Japan|
|2014||16||2014 FIBA World Cup||Spain|
FIBA Africa Championship
Team for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
Senegal men's national basketball team - 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup roster
Head coach history
1968 Olympic Games: finished 15th among 16 teams
Cheikh Fall, Moussa Sene, Alioune Gueye, Babacar Dia, Papa Diop, Mousse N'Diaye, Babacar Traore, Claude Sadio, Claude Constantino, Babacar Seck, Mansour Diagne, Doudou Camara (Coach: Alioune Diop)
1972 Olympic Games: finished 15th among 16 teams
Cheikh Fall, Babacar Traore, Mohamadou Diop, Babacar Seck, Papa Diop, Alioune Gueye, Pierre Sagna, Abdourahmane N'Diaye, Sylvestre Lopis, Assane Thiam, Joseph Diandy, Doudou Camara (Coach: Amadou Diaw)
1978 World Championship: finished 14th among 14 teams
Mathieu Faye, Bireyma Sadi Diagne, Madiagne N'Diaye, A.Diouf, B.Kaba, J.Lopez, M.Diagne, M.Gueye, J.Toupane, A.Diop, A.Dogue, L.Diop (Coach: I.Diagne)
1980 Olympic Games: finished 11th among 12 teams
Mathieu Faye, Madiagne N'Diaye, Mohamadou Diop, Oumar Dia, Mamadou Diop, Bassirou Badji, Yamar Samb, Bireyma Sadi Diagne, Yaya Cissokho, Modou Tall, Moussa M'Bengue, Hadrame N'Diaye (Coach: Ibrahima Diagne)
1998 World Championship: finished 15th among 16 teams
Makhtar N'Diaye, Mamadou Diouf, Mamadou N'Diaye, Cheikh Yaya Dia, Raymond Carvalho, Mouhamadou Sow, Assane N'Diaye, Boubacar Aw, Kader Malik Fall, Vincent Da Sylva, Samba Aly Ngone Niang, Omer Ba (Coach: Ousseynou Ndiaga Diop)
2006 World Championship: finished 22nd among 24 teams
Makhtar N'Diaye, Babacar Cisse, Mamadou Diouf, Sitapha Savane, Malick Badiane, Mamadou N'Diaye, El Kabir Pene, Pape Ibrahim Faye, Mouhamadou Niang, Souleymane Aw, N'Dongo N'Diaye, Meleye N'Doye (Coach: Moustapha Gaye)
- "SEN - Top prospect Diatta in preliminary squad for Spain 2014". FIBA. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
- "SEN - Sixteen players left to battle for 12 places for Spain 2014". FIBA. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
- "Dieng in, Sene out as Sarr sets Senegal roster". fiba.com. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
- Head coaches, fiba.com, accessed 8 May 2013.