Sudan national basketball team

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Flag of Sudan.svg
FIBA rankingIncrease (18 September 2018)[1]
Joined FIBA1953
FIBA zoneFIBA Africa
National federationSudan Basketball Federation
Olympic Games
FIBA World Cup
FIBA Africa Championship
MedalsSilver medal africa.svg Silver: 1962
Bronze medal africa.svg Bronze: 1975
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The Sudanese national basketball team is the national team of the country of Sudan. It is administered by the Sudan Basketball Association.[2]

In the 1960s and 1970s, the country was among the continent's basketball elite as it finished runner-up at the FIBA Africa Championship in 1962 and won bronze in 1975.

The country has produced some NBA players, most notably Manute Bol and Luol Deng of the L.A. Lakers. Deng, however, is not eligible for the national team, as he has been naturalized in the United Kingdom and plays for the UK in FIBA competitions and England in the Commonwealth Games. Traditionally, most of Sudan's most talented players have usually come from the South. (Bol and Deng e.g. were both born in South Sudan) Hence, the independence of South Sudan brought forth new challenges.

In recent years, several of the Sudan's top players have played key roles for teams of the US-based NCAA. Yet, these players normally do not play for the national team. Hence, the level of the national team has been very low. It finished winless at both the 2005 Islamic Solidarity Games and the 2011 Pan Arab Games.

Competitive record[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

yet to qualify

World championships[edit]

yet to qualify

African Championship[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1962 2nd, silver medalist(s) FIBA Africa Championship 1962 Cairo, United Arab Republic
1968 6 FIBA Africa Championship 1968 Casablanca, Morocco
1972 6 FIBA Africa Championship 1972 Dakar, Senegal
1975 3rd, bronze medalist(s) FIBA Africa Championship 1975 Alexandria, Egypt
1978 4 FIBA Africa Championship 1978 Dakar, Senegal
2017 To be determined FIBA Africa Championship 2017 Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo

African Games[edit]

yet to qualify

Current squad[edit]

At 2011 Pan Arab Games: [3] (last publicized squad)

Sudan men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
G 4 Orsd Hamend
G 5 Mortada Aze Elden
G 6 Haman Elkir
F/C 7 Mowafk Elmin
G 8 Alaa Eldin
F 9 Gamal Aly
F 10 Hassen Mostafa
F 11 Mazen Sabry
F/C 12 Elfadil Fouad
C 13 Ehab Heder
C 14 Ebrahim El Amman
F/C 15 Kamal Elfadel

  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age
    on 06 December 2011

At the 2011 Pan Arab Games, Kamal Elfadel was Sudan's dominant player as he averaged 22 points and 11 rebounds per game.

Notable players[edit]

Current notable players from Sudan:

Sudan men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
F Akoy Agau 22 – (1994-11-28)28 November 1994 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball United States
C Koch Bar 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Bradley Braves men's basketball United States
F/C Thik Bol 20 – (1996-01-06)6 January 1996 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Southern Illinois Salukis men's basketball United States
F Deng Geu 19 – (1997-01-01)1 January 1997 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) North Dakota State Bison men's basketball United States
G Peter Jok 22 – (1994-03-30)30 March 1994 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball United States
F Wenyen Gabriel 19 – (1997-03-26)26 March 1997 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball United States

  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  2. ^ Profile - Sudan,, Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  3. ^ Sudan National Team, Accessed 03 January 2017.

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