South Sudan national basketball team

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South Sudan South Sudan
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FIBA ranking124 Increase 5 (4 December 2018)[1]
Joined FIBA2013
FIBA zoneFIBA Africa
National federationSouth Sudan Basketball Federation (SSBF)
CoachScott Catt
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
FIBA Africa Championship
AppearancesNone
Uniforms
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The South Sudan national basketball team is the national basketball team representing South Sudan. It was established in May 2011, and became a member of FIBA in December 2013.[2]

History[edit]

On January 9 2016, it was announced by the South Sudan Basketball Federation that Jerry Steele would become the new head coach of the men's national team for preparation of the 2017 AfroBasket competition. Through the agreement Steele would be under contract until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.[3]

In the 2017 AfroBasket qualifiers, the team was placed in Zone 5 Group A, with Egypt, Kenya, Rwanda. They would lose to Egypt by 11 points (87-76) in the first match on March 12. Two days later the national team got it first victory in group stage against Kenya by 2 (68-66). The next day, the team relieved its next loss by ten (80-90) to Rwanda, later placing them in the Classification game. On March 12, the team would beat Kenya in the Classification game in OT (84-89).

Coach Steele and the South Sudan Basketball Federation parted ways by mutual agreement on October 3, 2017.

On November 7, 2017, Scott Catt was appointed to be the new head coach of the men's national team by the South Sudan Basketball Federation. Madut Bol, son of the late Manute Bol, was also named as assistant head coach of the men's national team.[4]

Fixtures[edit]

The team played its first match against Ugandan club champions Power on 13 July 2011, at Juba. Power won the match 86–84.[5]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Team for the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 qualifiers.[6]

South Sudan men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
G 0 Mangistu Jongkor 22 – (1994-11-18)18 November 1994 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Eastern New Mexico University United States
F 2 Duol Mayot 24 – (1993-01-01)1 January 1993 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) South Dakota Coyotes men's basketball United States
G 3 Teny Puot 25 – (1991-11-29)29 November 1991 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) South West Slammers Australia
G 4 Mauot Mathiang 21 – (1995-12-05)5 December 1995
G/F 5 Mathiang Muo 30 – (1987-03-04)4 March 1987 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Hobart Chargers Australia
F 10 Atem Atem 25 – (1991-12-24)24 December 1991 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Goldfields Giants Australia
C 12 Ajak Magot 25 – (1992-03-01)1 March 1992 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) H.R. Portviejo Ecuador
F/C 20 Wanjang Tut 19 – (1998-01-02)2 January 1998 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Little Rock Trojans men's basketball United States
32 Simon Malok 24 – (1992-11-24)24 November 1992 Kenya
C 40 Riak Bol 23 – (1993-09-15)15 September 1993 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) Illinois Coal Miners United States
Head coach
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 25 March 2017

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Ajak Magot Riak Bol
PF Wanjang Tut Simon Malok
SF Atem Atem Duol Mayot
SG Mathiang Muo Akech Aguer
PG Mauot Mathiang Teny Puot

Other players[edit]

Past players from South Sudan:

South Sudan men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
SF Deng Adel 21 – (1996-02-01)1 February 1996 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Louisville Cardinals men's basketball United States
F Majok Majok 24 – (1992-12-10)10 December 1992 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Melbourne United Australia
F/C Thon Maker 20 – (1997-02-25)25 February 1997 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) Milwaukee Bucks United States

Legend
  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age
    on 18 July 2017

Head coach position[edit]

Past rosters[edit]

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Player Height Age Team
Agel Ring ?? 30 ???
Kech Nguoth ?? 23 ???
Mangistu Deng 201cm 16 Mooseheart School
Makur Puou 203cm 16 Mooseheart School
Hakim Nyang 216cm 15 Mooseheart School
Chier Ajou 216cm 17 Culver Military Academy
Peter Jurkin 211cm 17 United Faith Christian Academy
Chier Maker 198cm 20 University of Portland

Competitive record[edit]

FIBA World Cup[edit]

Year Position Pld W L
Spain 2014 Did not qualify
China 2019 To be determined
Philippines JapanIndonesia 2023 To be determined
Total 0 0 0

FIBA AfroBasket[edit]

Year Position Pld W L
Tunisia,Senegal 2017 Did not qualify
South Sudan 2021 To be determined
Total 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  2. ^ Basketball: South Sudan is FIBA's 54th African member – News – StarAfrica.com Archived 28 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ http://www.fiba.basketball/news/steele-put-in-charge-of-south-sudan-men%E2%80%99s-national-team
  4. ^ "South Sudan Basketball Coaches - TeamSouthSudan". www.teamsouthsudan.com. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  5. ^ "Power the history boys". New Vision Online. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
  6. ^ South Sudan, FIBA.COM. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  7. ^ "interview : Scott Catt, the new head coach for the South Sudan National Basketball Team". 2018-07-21. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  8. ^ "South Sudan Basketball Coaches - TeamSouthSudan". www.teamsouthsudan.com. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  9. ^ "interview : Scott Catt, the new head coach for the South Sudan National Basketball Team". 2018-07-21. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  10. ^ "South Sudan Basketball Coaches - TeamSouthSudan". www.teamsouthsudan.com. Retrieved 2018-07-10.

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