Singapore national basketball team

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Singapore Singapore
Basketball Association of Singapore.jpg
FIBA ranking T-82 Steady[1]
Joined FIBA 1963
FIBA zone FIBA Asia
National federation Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS)
Coach Frank Arsego
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
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
Dark

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]

Performances[edit]

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 2017 FIBA Asia Cup Beirut, Lebanon

Southeast Asian Championship[edit]

Team[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 Ht. Club
F 01 Ng, Shi Yang 27 – (1989-09-16)16 September 1989 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
G 02 Oh, Desmond 30 – (1986-06-16)16 June 1986 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Singapore Slingers Singapore
F 04 Su, Jabez 23 – (1993-03-02)2 March 1993 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
G/F 05 Wei Long, Wong 28 – (1988-08-18)18 August 1988 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) Singapore Slingers Singapore
G 08 Toh, Qing Huang 21 – (1995-01-16)16 January 1995 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
F 09 Jing Lun, John Ng 22 – (1994-09-04)4 September 1994 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
F 10 Kwek, Leon 20 – (1996-08-19)19 August 1996 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Singapore Slingers
C 12 Lim, Sheng Yu 26 – (1990-12-07)7 December 1990 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Singapore Slingers Singapore
G 16 Han Bin, Ng 27 – (1989-01-12)12 January 1989 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
F 22 Lim, Kelvin Hong Da 20 – (1996-09-20)20 September 1996 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
C 23 Delvin Goh 21 – (1995-04-14)14 April 1995 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
PG 7 David, Lin 21 – (1995-01-01)1 January 1995 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Los Angeles Lakers Singapore
Head coach

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

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Inactive
C Delvin Goh Kelvin Lim Hong Da
PF Ng Han Bin Leon Kwek Ng Shi Yang
SF Sheng Yu Lim Chase Tan Su Jabez
SG Desmond Oh Toh Qing Huang Wu Qingde
PG Wei Long Wong John Ng Jing Lun

Head coach position[edit]

Kit[edit]

Manufacturer[edit]

2015: Kappa [13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking for Men". Fiba.Com. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Basketball Association of Singapore". Bas.org.sg. 16 October 1994. 
  3. ^ "Red Sports. Always Game. | Red Sports – Telling the Singapore Sports Story". Redsports.sg. 5 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "SEA Games Thoughts From Around the Region". ASEAN Basketball League. 
  5. ^ [1] Archived 17 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Redbacks Win Over Singapore National Team – Perth Basketball Association – FOX SPORTS PULSE". Sportingpulse.com. 30 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Red Sports. Always Game. | Red Sports – Telling the Singapore Sports Story". Redsports.sg. 3 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "26th SEA Games – Tournament Re-cap". ASEAN Basketball League. 
  9. ^ "Singapore Basketball, Teams, Scores, Stats, News, Standings". Asia-Basket. 
  10. ^ "Singapore Wallop Vietnam 91–48 to Finish 5th at SEA Games (Box Score)". Jumpshot.sg. 19 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Australian Arsego is new national basketball coach". The New Paper. Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Co. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016. Former Singapore Slingers coach Frank Arsego will take over the national men's basketball team next month [June 2016].", "At the Seaba Stankovic Cup in Thailand from May 22 to 27, assistant coach Neo Nam Kheng will lead the national cagers on the court [as head coach]... 
  12. ^ Lee, David (19 May 2016). "New national coach wants to improve standard of basketball in Singapore". AsiaOne. Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  13. ^ 2015 FIBA Asia Championship - Singapore, FIBA.com, Retrieved 4 November 2015.

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