Singapore national basketball team

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Singapore Singapore
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FIBA ranking T-82 Steady[1]
Joined FIBA 1963
FIBA zone FIBA Asia
National federation Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS)
Coach Neo Beng Siang
Olympic Games
Appearances 1 (1956)
Medals None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
Asia Championship
Appearances 17
Medals None
South East Asian Championship
Appearances 7
Medals Bronze medal with cup.svg (3): 2001, 2013, 2015
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Team colours

The Singapore national basketball team is the national basketball team of Singapore. It is managed by the Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS), formerly the Singapore Amateur Basketball Association (SABA).[2]

At the Asian Basketball Championship, the country had its prime time between 1971 and 1993 when it qualified for 12 straight events. Since 2001, the team has been one of the contenders at the Southeast Asian Basketball Championship. There, the team won two bronze medals to date.

In 1956, the team even qualified for the Summer Olympics where it left behind its competition from South Korea and Thailand.

Recent Developments[edit]

On 5 June 2009, a "quiet revolution" took place in Singapore national men's basketball team. The team previously representing Singapore was replaced by young talents of the likes of Wei Jian Hong, Steven Khoo, Desmond Oh and Wei Long Wong, with the only 2 exceptions of senior players Pathman Matialakan and Michael Wong.[3] Most of the national team players now play for the Singapore Slingers, the island's only professional basketball club.

2011 Southeast Asian Games[edit]

The Singapore Men's National team leaves for the 2011 SEA Games having had the best preparation for a major tournament in the past 5 years.[4] On 30 September to 1 October 2011, represented by most of the national team players, the Singapore Slingers was invited for the inaugural Cable Beach Invitational at Broome, Australia, where they played the Perth Wildcats and the Indonesian National Team.[5] On 5 October 2011, the National team proceeded to play the Perth Redbacks of the Australian SBL.[6] From 25–31 October 2011, the team competed in the 4th China-Asean Invitational Tournament, of which they finished 3rd overall in the competition.[7]

After disappointing close losses to Malaysia and Indonesia,[8] the team finished 5th at the 2011 Southeast Asian Games.[9][10]


Summer Olympics[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1956 13 Basketball at the 1956 Summer Olympics Melbourne, Australia
2020 To Be Determined Basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympics Tokyo, Japan

Asia Championship[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1963 7th ABC Championship 1963 Taipei City, Taiwan
1965 9th ABC Championship 1965 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1967 10th ABC Championship 1967 Seoul, South Korea
1971 8th ABC Championship 1971 Tokyo, Japan
1973 10th ABC Championship 1973 Manila, Philippines
1975 7th ABC Championship 1975 Bangkok, Thailand
1977 11th ABC Championship 1977 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1979 10th ABC Championship 1979 Nagoya, Japan
1981 11th ABC Championship 1981 Calcutta, India
1983 14th ABC Championship 1983 Hong Kong
1985 12th ABC Championship 1985 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1987 11th ABC Championship 1987 Bangkok, Thailand
1989 11th ABC Championship 1989 Beijing, China
1991 10th ABC Championship 1991 Kobe, Japan
1993 16th ABC Championship 1993 Jakarta, Indonesia
2001 14th ABC Championship 2001 Shanghai, China
2015 15th FIBA Asia Championship 2015 Changsha, China
2017 To Be Determined FIBA Asia Championship 2017 To Be Determined

Southeast Asian Championship[edit]


Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship.

Singapore basketball national team - Bronze medalists at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games
Singapore National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – DOB Ht. Club
F 04 Lim, Wai Sian 22 – (1989-11-02)2 November 1989 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
PG 05 Wong, Wei Long 23 – (1988-08-18)18 August 1988 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) Singapore Slingers Singapore
G/F 06 Ng, Hanbin 22 – (1989-01-13)13 January 1989 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Singapore Slingers Singapore
G/F 07 Wu, Qingde 19 – (1992-06-24)24 June 1992 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
G 08 Oh, Desmond 25 – (1986-06-16)16 June 1986 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Singapore Slingers Singapore
SG 09 Koh, Gary Kok Siang 24 – (1987-04-29)29 April 1987 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
SG 13 Koh, Meng Koon 33 – (1978-09-10)10 September 1978 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
G 11 Wong, Michael Soon Yuh 32 – (1979-01-26)26 January 1979 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
F 12 Lim, Sheng Yu 20 – (1990-12-07)7 December 1990 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Singapore Slingers Singapore
G/F 10 Lee, Jovan 16 – (1995-10-25)25 October 1995 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Singapore Slingers Singapore
C 14 Goh, Delvin Kok Chiang 16 – (1995-02-04)4 February 1995 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
C 15 Matialakan, Pathman 31 – (1980-06-01)1 June 1980 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Singapore Slingers Singapore
Head coach

  • (C) Team captain
  • Club field describes current pro club

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Inactive
C Pathman Matialakan Delvin Kok Chiang Goh
PF Steven Khoo Lim Wai Sian
SF Sheng Yu Lim Koh Meng Koon Ng Han Bin
SG Jovan Lee Gary Kok Siang Koh Wu Qingde
PG Wei Long Wong Michael Soon Yuh Wong

Head coach position[edit]



2015: Kappa [11]

See also[edit]


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