GNBC (basketball)

Gendarmerie Nationale Basketball Club, commonly known as GNBC, is a Malagasy basketball club based in Antsirabe, Vakinankaratra.[1] The team plays in the Malagasy N1A and played in the inaugural season of the Basketball Africa League (BAL). Established in 2012, the team has won its national championship twice.

GNBC
GNBC logo
LeaguesMalagasy N1A
Founded2012
ArenaPalais des Sports Mahamasina (Antananarivo)
Capacity7,090
LocationAntsirabe, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar
PresidentFilamatra Ravoavy
Head coachLova Navalona Raharidera
Championships2 (2016, 2019)
President's Cup titles3 (2016, 2018, 2022)

HistoryEdit

The public sports institution GNBC was established in 2012.[2] In September 2019, GNBC grabbed the N1A title after edging COSPN in the final.[3] As national champions, GNBC played in the first round of the qualifying tournament of the Basketball Africa League (BAL).[4] In the first round, the team finished second in its group and advanced to the second round.[5] On 21 December 2019, GNBC qualified for the inaugural BAL season, after surprisingly beating Ferroviário Maputo in the semi-finals.

In the inaugural season of the BAL, GNBC played in Group A and lost all three games to Patriots BBC, Rivers Hoopers and US Monastir.

HonoursEdit

Winners (2): 2016, 2019
  • Malagasy President's Cup
Winners (3): 2016, 2018, 2022
  • N1A Western Conference Cup
Winners (1): 2022[7]
  • Indian Ocean Club Championships
Runners-up (2): 2016, 2017

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

The following is the GNBC roster for the 2021 BAL season:

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA-sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

GNBC roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
C 00   Solondrainy, Alpha 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 27 – (1995-05-04)4 May 1995
SG 1   Randriamampionona, Elly 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 25 – (1997-07-20)20 July 1997
PG 2   Sen Chan, Zico 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 23 – (1999-01-30)30 January 1999
PG 5   Razanamahenina, Kiady 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 25 – (1996-12-15)15 December 1996
SG 7   Ramorasata, Ndranto 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 33 – (1989-05-27)27 May 1989
PG 8   Ralison, Andriantsara 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 32 – (1990-08-11)11 August 1990
F 11   Mory, Francis (C) 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 31 – (1991-04-04)4 April 1991
C 12   Chanel, Chancy 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 36 – (1986-01-25)25 January 1986
C 15   Rasolomanana, Anthony 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 25 – (1997-05-02)2 May 1997
C 21   Loubacky, Rick-Ley 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 25 – (1996-12-27)27 December 1996
G 23   Mandimbison, Constant 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 31 – (1990-08-22)22 August 1990
C 55   Ridley, Cameron (I) 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 28 – (1993-10-27)27 October 1993
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (I) Import player
  •   Injured

Updated: 16 May 2020

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Les Gendarmes d'Antsirabe ne viendront pas pour la figuration !". 8 June 2015.
  2. ^ "G.n.b.c. (Madagascar)".
  3. ^ "GNBC celebrate League title". Afrobasket.com. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Gendarmerie Nationale Basketball Club at the Africa Champions Clubs ROAD TO B.A.L 2020 2019". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Elly Randriamampionona power GNBC through to next stage". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Gendarmerie Nationale Basketball Club basketball, News, Roster, Rumors, Stats, Awards, Transactions, Details - afrobasket". Eurobasket LLC. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  7. ^ "BASKETBALL – La GNBC championne de la Coupe de la Conférence Ouest N1A". 2424.mg - L'actualité quotidienne en temps réel (in French). 2022-05-02. Retrieved 2022-06-13.