South Africa national basketball team

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South Africa South Africa
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FIBA ranking 77 Steady
Joined FIBA 1992
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federation Basketball South Africa
Coach Craig Gilchrist
Nickname(s) The Proteas
AfroBasket
Appearances 9
Uniforms
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Light jersey
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Team colours
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Dark jersey
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Former Basketball South Africa Logo

South Africa national basketball team is the basketball team that represents South Africa in international competitions.[1] The governing body of the team is called Basketball South Africa.

Team South Africa is one of FIBA's youngest members, as it joined in 1992, yet it has qualified for every FIBA Africa Championship between 1997 and 2011.

The President of Basketball South Africa is Mr Sanele Mthiyane

Competitive record[edit]

FIBA Africa Championship[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1993 - FIBA Africa Championship 1993 Nairobi, Kenya
1995 - FIBA Africa Championship 1995 Algiers, Algeria
1997 9 FIBA Africa Championship 1997 Dakar, Senegal
1999 12 FIBA Africa Championship 1999 Angola
2001 12 FIBA Africa Championship 2001 Morocco
2003 9 FIBA Africa Championship 2003 Alexandria, Egypt
2005 12 FIBA Africa Championship 2005 Algiers, Algeria
2007 13 FIBA Africa Championship 2007 Angola
2009 15 FIBA Africa Championship 2009 Libya
2011 14 FIBA Africa Championship 2011 Antananarivo, Madagascar
2013 - FIBA Africa Championship 2013 Côte d'Ivoire
2015 - FIBA Africa Championship 2015 Tunisia
2017 15 FIBA Africa Championship 2017 Senegal/Tunisia

African Games[edit]

  • 1999 : 6th
  • 2007 : 7th
  • 2011 : 10th
  • 2019 : To be determined

Commonwealth Games[edit]

  • 2006 : 7th

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Team for AfroBasket 2017:[2]

2017 South Africa men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
G 4 Thabo Sithole 22 – (1995-06-10)10 June 1995 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
6 Stephen Gabriel 26 – (1991-06-22)22 June 1991
G 7 Lebesa Selepe 26 – (1991-03-13)13 March 1991 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
F 9 Kagiso Ngoetjana 27 – (1989-11-15)15 November 1989 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) South Africa
G 10 Shane Marhanele 35 – (1982-08-28)28 August 1982 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) South Africa
G 11 Sakhile Sithole 27 – (1990-03-11)11 March 1990 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
G 12 Neo Mothiba 35 – (1982-03-21)21 March 1982 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Mozambique
C 13 Jonathan Van der Bijl 25 – (1992-02-06)6 February 1992 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in)
F 14 Tsakani Ngobeni 33 – (1983-12-16)16 December 1983 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) South Africa
G 15 Lehlogonolo Tholo 24 – (1992-11-12)12 November 1992 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
C 21 Christopher Gabriel 28 – (1988-12-19)19 December 1988 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)
C 23 Pieter Prinsloo 25 – (1992-01-07)7 January 1992 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Nicaragua
Reece Prinsloo 26 – (1991-04-16)16 April 1991
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 8 September 2017

Notable players[edit]

Past rosters[edit]

FIBA Africa Championship Qualification 2015:[3]

2015 South Africa men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
Nhlanhla Dlamini 28 – (1986-09-02)2 September 1986 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) South Africa
Nkosianthi Festile 21 – (1993-07-15)15 July 1993
Stephen Gabriel 23 – (1991-06-22)22 June 1991
Celumusa Khumalo 26 – (1988-09-08)8 September 1988 South Africa
Masego Loate 32 – (1982-08-19)19 August 1982 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Kyle MacLean 20 – (1994-05-10)10 May 1994
G Shane Marhanele 32 – (1982-08-28)28 August 1982 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) South Africa
Motjile Jubere Matsie 28 – (1986-06-10)10 June 1986
Lesego Molebatsi 32 – (1982-07-11)11 July 1982 South Africa
Somusa Mthembu 22 – (1992-03-26)26 March 1992
F Tsakani Ngobeni 31 – (1983-12-16)16 December 1983 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) South Africa
F Kagiso Ngoetjana 25 – (1989-11-15)15 November 1989 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) South Africa
Reece Prinsloo 23 – (1991-04-16)16 April 1991
G Lebesa Selepe 23 – (1991-03-13)13 March 1991 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
McDonald Mlungisi Shongwe 27 – (1987-08-06)6 August 1987
Lindokuhle Sibankulu 33 – (1981-04-09)9 April 1981 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) South Africa
G Sakhile Sithole 24 – (1990-03-11)11 March 1990 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Vusimuzi Vincent Sithole 26 – (1988-05-09)9 May 1988
G Lehlogonolo Tholo 22 – (1992-11-12)12 November 1992 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
C Jonathan Van der Bijl 23 – (1992-02-06)6 February 1992 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 21 February 2015


FIBA Africa Championship 2011:[4] finished 14th among 16 teams

2011 South Africa men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PG 4 Nhlanhla Dlamini 24 – (1986-09-02)2 September 1986 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) A.P.N. Durban South Africa
G 5 Brendan Mettler 29 – (1982-01-10)10 January 1982 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) Cape Peninsula University of Technology South Africa
PG 6 Christopher Avenant 20 – (1991-04-25)25 April 1991 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) Northeastern University United States
PG 7 Masego Loate 28 – (1982-08-19)19 August 1982 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) University of Johannesburg South Africa
SF 8 Amogelang Keogatile 23 – (1987-10-10)10 October 1987 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) University of Johannesburg South Africa
SF 9 Thabang Kgwedi 33 – (1978-04-15)15 April 1978 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) WildCats Johannesburg South Africa
SG 10 Shane Marhanele 28 – (1982-08-28)28 August 1982 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Pretoria Heat South Africa
F 11 Lindokuhle Sibankulu 30 – (1981-04-09)9 April 1981 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) A.P.N. Durban South Africa
SF 12 Neo Mothiba 29 – (1982-03-21)21 March 1982 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Pretoria Heat South Africa
C 13 Cedrick Kalombo 28 – (1983-06-02)2 June 1983 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Ferroviario Maputo Mozambique
C 14 Christopher Gabriel 22 – (1988-12-19)19 December 1988 2.14 m (7 ft 0 in) University of San Diego United States
SF 15 Kegorapetse Letsebe 30 – (1980-10-14)14 October 1980 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) University of Johannesburg South Africa
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 17 August 2011


FIBA Africa Championship 2009:[5] finished 15th among 16 teams

2009 South Africa men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
4 Quintin Denyssen 28 – (1980-08-27)27 August 1980 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Egoli Magic South Africa
5 Nhlanhla Dlamini 22 – (1986-09-02)2 September 1986 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) South Africa
6 Nyakallo Nthuping 29 – (1980-01-14)14 January 1980 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Vaal University South Africa
7 Fusi Joseph Mazibuko 29 – (1980-02-03)3 February 1980 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Egoli Magic Mozambique
8 Kenneth Motaung 30 – (1978-09-13)13 September 1978 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Egoli Magic South Africa
9 Thabang Kgwedi 31 – (1978-04-15)15 April 1978 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Vaal University South Africa
C 10 Christopher Gabriel 20 – (1988-12-19)19 December 1988 2.20 m (7 ft 3 in) University of San Diego United States
11 Lindokuhle Sibankulu 28 – (1981-04-09)9 April 1981 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) A.P.N. Durban South Africa
G 12 Neo Mothiba 27 – (1982-03-21)21 March 1982 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) A.P.N. Durban Mozambique
13 Cedrick Kalombo 26 – (1983-06-02)2 June 1983 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
14 Tshilidzi Nephawe 20 – (1989-06-10)10 June 1989 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) University of Johannesburg
15 Kegorapetse Letsebe 28 – (1980-10-14)14 October 1980 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) University of Johannesburg South Africa
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 5 August 2009


FIBA Africa Championship 2007:[6] finished 13th among 16 teams

2007 South Africa men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
4 Quintin Denyssen 26 – (1980-08-27)27 August 1980 South Africa
5 Fusi Joseph Mazibuko 27 – (1980-02-03)3 February 1980 Mozambique
6 Nyakallo Jacob Nthuping 27 – (1980-01-14)14 January 1980 South Africa
7 Patrick Anthony Engelbrecht 30 – (1976-10-25)25 October 1976
8 Kenneth Motaung 28 – (1978-09-13)13 September 1978 South Africa
9 Thabang Kgwedi 29 – (1978-04-15)15 April 1978 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) South Africa
10 Buthi Lowell Naphtal Mndaweni 31 – (1976-01-02)2 January 1976 South Africa
F 11 Tsakani Ngobeni 23 – (1983-12-16)16 December 1983 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) South Africa
12 Lesego Molebatsi 25 – (1982-07-11)11 July 1982 South Africa
G 13 Neo Mothiba 25 – (1982-03-21)21 March 1982 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Mozambique
14 Vusumuzi Innocent Dlamini 32 – (1975-06-16)16 June 1975 South Africa
15 Kegorapetse Letsebe 26 – (1980-10-14)14 October 1980 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) South Africa
Head coach
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 17 August 2007

FIBA Africa Championship 2005:[7] finished 12th among 12 teams

2005 South Africa men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
4 Fusi Joseph Mazibuko 25 – (1980-02-03)3 February 1980 Mozambique
5 Quintin Denyssen 24 – (1980-08-27)27 August 1980 South Africa
6 Nyakallo Jacob Nthuping 25 – (1980-01-14)14 January 1980 South Africa
7 Patrick Anthony Engelbrecht 28 – (1976-10-25)25 October 1976
8 Johannes Arnoldus Malan 25 – (1980-02-28)28 February 1980
9 Lindokuhle Sibankulu 24 – (1981-04-09)9 April 1981 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) South Africa
10 Emmanuel Madonda 24 – (1980-10-07)7 October 1980
F 11 Craig Gilchrist 35 – (1970-04-16)16 April 1970 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) South Africa
12 Lesego Molebatsi South Africa
G 13 Neo Mothiba 23 – (1982-03-21)21 March 1982 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Mozambique
F 14 Tsakani Ngobeni 21 – (1983-12-16)16 December 1983 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) South Africa
C 15 Christoph Jan Trauernicht 29 – (1976-07-28)28 July 1976 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 15 August 2005


FIBA Africa Championship 2003:[8] finished 9th among 12 teams

Coach. Sam Vincent (Mobile Revelers -USA)

  • Emmanuel Madondo (180-G-80)
  • Lowell Mndaweni (178-G-76)
  • Joseph Mazibuko (190-G-80) Levski Sophia (BUL)
  • Sifiso Ngoobo (192-G-78)
  • Kenneth Motaung (195-F-78)
  • Nyakallo Nthuping (200-C-80)
  • Floid Mtimkulu (196-F-81)
  • Craig Ngobeni Tsakani (198-F-83)
  • Quinton Denyssen (203-C/F-80) Wits University Rebels
  • Thuso Moiloa (199-C-78) 21882
  • Thabang Kgwedi (198-F-78)
  • Lesego Molebatsi (201-F/C-82)


FIBA Africa Championship 2001:[9] finished 12th among 12 teams

  • Mazibuko Joseph 192 G 80
  • Uniacke David 208 C 69
  • Madondo Emanuel 180 G 81
  • Jesinskis Paul 200 F 81
  • Molebatsi L. Prince 201 F 82
  • Gilchrist Craig 200 F 70
  • Trauernicht Chris 209 C 76
  • Ngcobo Ndaba Sifiso 189 G 78
  • Maepa Lepo 204 C 84
  • Ntunja Vincent 184 G 81
  • Maxima Mokoena 189 G 81
  • Denyssen Quinton 203 C 80

Head Coach : Zoran Zupcevic

Head coach position[edit]

Kit[edit]

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2011: National Lottery

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIBA National Federations – South Africa, fiba.com, accessed 17 February 2012.
  2. ^ South Africa | 2017 Afrobasket, FIBA.BASKETBALL. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  3. ^ South Africa | 2015 Afrobasket Qualification, ARCHIVE.FIBA.BASKETBALL. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  4. ^ | 2011 Afrobasket, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  5. ^ | 2009 Afrobasket, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  6. ^ | 2007 Afrobasket, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  7. ^ | 2005 Afrobasket, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  8. ^ | 2003 Afrobasket, WWW.AFROBASKET.COM. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  9. ^ | 2001 Afrobasket, WWW.AFROBASKET.COM. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  10. ^ SA Men’s Basketball National Team coach appointed, MYBASKETBALL.co/za, 27 Sep 2014. Accessed 17 Dec 2016.

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