The Libyan national basketball team represents Libya in international basketball matches and is controlled by the Kurat As-Sallah al-Leebiyyah (Libyan Basketball Federation). Libya has been an official affiliate of FIBA since 1961.
|FIBA ranking||164 (7 December 2021)|
|FIBA zone||FIBA Africa|
|National federation||Libya Arab Basketball Federation|
|FIBA World Cup|
|FIBA Africa Championship|
Whenever Libya shows up at an international tournament, the team is quite competitive. They finished 5th at the African Basketball Championship twice. The country hosted the 2009 event where they finished 11th, ahead of heavily favored Morocco and Mozambique.
Performance at international competitionsEdit
Overall, Libya has competed in many international competitions, including the 2005 Islamic Solidarity Games, and the 2007 Pan Arab Games. The Libyan national team participated in the FIBA Africa Championship games four times, in 1965, 1970, 1978 and 2009, where they placed fifth, fifth, tenth and eleventh respectively.
Yet to qualify
Yet to qualify
FIBA Africa ChampionshipEdit
|1962||Did not qualify|
|1968||Did not qualify|
|1972||Did not qualify|
|1980||Did not qualify|
|2011||Did not qualify|
Pan Arab GamesEdit
Beginning with the 2018 event, regular basketball was replaced by 3x3 basketball.
Islamic Solidarity GamesEdit
- 2005 : 11th
- 2013 : Did Not Participate
Beginning with the 2017 event, regular basketball was replaced by 3x3 basketball.
Arab Nations CupEdit
- 1978-2005 : ?
- 2007 : Quarterfinals
- 2008 : First Round
- 2009 : Quarterfinals
- 2011-2018 : Did Not Participate
- 2020 : To Be Determined
Libya competed in the Arabian Basketball Cup 2008 in Group B alongside the Tunisia national basketball team, Algeria national basketball team, Iraq national basketball team, and Saudi Arabia national basketball team. In group play, they finished with 2 wins (versus Saudi Arabia, and Iraq) and 2 losses (versus Algeria and Tunisia). After their 70–59 victory over Iraq, and a 65–60 win against Saudi Arabia, the Libyan team can entered the second stage of the league because Tunisia defeated Algeria on 30 October 2008. After completing their matches in the competition, the Libyan team's full results were the following:
|Libya men's national basketball team roster|
|C||Hesham Ali Salem||Yahya Shakmak|
|SG||Mohamed Youssif Kuneidir|
|PG||Mohamed Issa Mrsal|
Head coach positionEdit
- Kevin Nickelberry – 2009
|Libya national basketball team roster|
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