South Africa national basketball team

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South Africa South Africa
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FIBA ranking 73 Increase 1
Joined FIBA 1992
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federation Basketball South Africa
Coach Mlungisi Ngwenya
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
FIBA Africa Championship
Appearances 8
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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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 qualified for every FIBA Africa Championship between 1997 and 2011.

Competitions[edit]

Performance at Summer Olympics[edit]

yet to qualify

Performance at World championships[edit]

yet to qualify

Performance at 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 TBD FIBA Africa Championship 2017 TBD

Current roster[edit]

At the 2015 AfroBasket qualification:[2]

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 22 – (1993-07-15)15 July 1993
Stephen Gabriel 24 – (1991-06-22)22 June 1991
Celumusa Khumalo 26 – (1988-09-08)8 September 1988 South Africa
Masego Loate 33 – (1982-08-19)19 August 1982 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Kyle MacLean 21 – (1994-05-10)10 May 1994
Shane Marhanele 32 – (1982-08-28)28 August 1982 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) South Africa
Motjile Jubere Matsie 29 – (1986-06-10)10 June 1986
Lesego Prince Molebatsi 33 – (1982-07-11)11 July 1982 South Africa
Somusa Mthembu 23 – (1992-03-26)26 March 1992
Tsakani Ngombeni 31 – (1983-12-16)16 December 1983
Kagiso Ngoetjana 25 – (1989-11-15)15 November 1989
Reece Wade Prinsloo 24 – (1991-04-16)16 April 1991
Lebesa Selepe 24 – (1991-03-13)13 March 1991
McDonald Mlungisi Shongwe 28 – (1987-08-06)6 August 1987
Lindokuhle Sibankulu 34 – (1981-04-09)9 April 1981 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) South Africa
Sakhile Sithole 25 – (1990-03-11)11 March 1990
Vusimuzi Vincent Sithole 27 – (1988-05-09)9 May 1988
Lehlogonolo Charles Tholo 22 – (1992-11-12)12 November 1992
Jonathan Christopher Van der Bijl 23 – (1992-02-06)6 February 1992
Head coach
Assistant coaches

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 19 August 2015

Past rosters[edit]

Scroll down to see more.

FIBA Africa Championship 2007: finished 13th among 16 teams

Quintin Denyssen, Neo Mothiba, Lesego Molebatsi, Joseph Mazibuko, Nyakallo Nthuping, Kenneth Motaung, Thabang Kgwedi, Justin Paton, Patrick Engelbrecht, Tsakane Ngobeni, Vusumuzi Dlamini, Lowell Mndaweni, Thabo Letsebe

FIBA Africa Championship 2011: finished 14th among 16 teams

2011 South Africa National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PG 4 Dlamini, Nhlanhla 25 – (1986-09-02)2 September 1986 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) A.P.N. Durban South Africa
G 5 Mettler, Brendan 30 – (1982-01-10)10 January 1982 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Cape Peninsula University of Technology South Africa
G/F 6 Sefolosha, Thabo 27 – (1984-05-02)2 May 1984 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Atlanta Hawks United States
PG 7 Loate, Masego 29 – (1982-08-19)19 August 1982 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) University of Johannesburg South Africa
G 8 Keogatile, Amogelang 24 – (1987-10-10)10 October 1987 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) University of Johannesburg South Africa
F 9 Kgwedi, Thabang 33 – (1978-04-15)15 April 1978 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) WildCats Johannesburg South Africa
G/F 10 Marhanele, Shane 29 – (1982-08-28)28 August 1982 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Pretoria Heat South Africa
F 11 Sibankulu, Lindokuhle 30 – (1981-04-09)9 April 1981 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) A.P.N. Durban South Africa
G/F 12 Mothiba, Neo 29 – (1982-03-21)21 March 1982 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Pretoria Heat South Africa
C 13 Kalombo, Cedrick 28 – (1983-06-02)2 June 1983 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Ferroviario Maputo Mozambique
C 14 Gabriel, Christopher 23 – (1988-12-19)19 December 1988 2.14 m (7 ft 0 in) University of San Diego United States
G/F 15 Letsebe, Kegorapetse 31 – (1980-10-14)14 October 1980 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) University of Johannesburg South Africa
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Head coach position[edit]

Kit[edit]

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2011: National Lottery

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIBA National Federations – South Africa, fiba.com, accessed 17 February 2012.
  2. ^ South Africa | 2015 Afrobasket, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 1 August 2016.