Libya men's national basketball team

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.[2]

Libya
Flag of Libya.svg
FIBA ranking164 Steady (7 December 2021)[1]
Joined FIBA1961
FIBA zoneFIBA Africa
National federationLibya Arab Basketball Federation
CoachKevin Nickelberry
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
FIBA Africa Championship
Appearances4
MedalsNone

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.

Summer OlympicsEdit

Yet to qualify

World championshipsEdit

Yet to qualify

FIBA Africa ChampionshipEdit

Year Round Position GP W L
  1962 Did not qualify
  1964
  1965 Main round 5th 5 1 4
  1968 Did not qualify
  1970 Fifth place 5th 3 1 2
  1972 Did not qualify
  1974
  1975
  1978 Classification stage 10th 5 0 5
  1980 Did not qualify
  1981
  1983
  1985
  1987
  1989
  1992
  1993
  1995
  1997
  1999
  2001
  2003
  2005
  2007
  2009 Classification stage 11th 8 3 5
  2011 Did not qualify
  2013
  2015
    2017
  2021
Total 21 5 16

Pan Arab GamesEdit

Never participated

Mediterranean GamesEdit

Never participated

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

2008 EditionEdit

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:

Current rosterEdit

At the 2015 Afrobasket qualification:[3] (last publicized squad)

Libya men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
4 Abdulaziz Sudani 35 – (1980-01-01)1 January 1980  
5 Mahmoud Abdalla Benalhaj 24 – (1991-01-25)25 January 1991  
6 Tarek A. Farag Al Beigow 22 – (1993-01-14)14 January 1993  
7 Nadir Ayad 31 – (1984-05-01)1 May 1984 Al-Ahly SC (Benghazi)  
8 Otman A. Otman Sedek 27 – (1988-06-13)13 June 1988  
9 Eslam Ibrahim El Karbal 32 – (1983-05-21)21 May 1983  
10 Milad Mohamed 27 – (1988-04-15)15 April 1988 Al-Ahly SC (Benghazi)  
11 Eslam Ibrahim El Karbal 32 – (1983-05-21)21 May 1983
12 Omar Abdel Raman O. Derfeili 18 – (1997-03-02)2 March 1997  
13 Anis Zaid Ali Elmansouri 20 – (1995-01-04)4 January 1995
14 Abdalla Shalabi 24 – (1991-01-11)11 January 1991 Al-Wahda SC (Tripoli)  
15 Wajdi Omran Saied Dawo 26 – (1988-10-29)29 October 1988  
Head coach
Assistant coaches

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

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench
C Hesham Ali Salem Yahya Shakmak
PF Raed El-Hamali
SF Al-Fath Belgasem
SG Mohamed Youssif Kuneidir
PG Mohamed Issa Mrsal

Head coach positionEdit

KitEdit

ManufacturerEdit

2009: Nike[4]

Past rostersEdit

Team for the 2009 FIBA Africa Championship.[5]

Libya national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
F/C 4 Raed El-Hamali 29 – (1979-08-08)8 August 1979 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Al Wasl  
G 5 Mohamed Youssif Kuneidir 23 – (1986-01-10)10 January 1986 Al-Ahly  
G 6 Mohamed Issa Mrsal 31 – (1978-01-01)1 January 1978
F/C 7 Hesham Ali Salem 25 – (1984-05-13)13 May 1984 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) La Guaira BBC  
8 Mohamed Moftah Abu-Khir 22 – (1987-03-04)4 March 1987 Al Ittihad  
9 Khaled Saad Matrud 19 – (1989-11-09)9 November 1989
C 10 Yahya Shakmak 24 – (1985-01-01)1 January 1985 Al Nasr Benghazi  
12 Alamien Mohamed Yagoub 28 – (1981-03-01)1 March 1981
13 Mohamed Abdallah Belhaj 24 – (1985-07-25)25 July 1985
14 Wajdi Omran Dawo 20 – (1988-10-29)29 October 1988
G/F 15 Al-Fath Belgasem 29 – (1980-02-04)4 February 1980 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Bakersfield Jam  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • nat field describes country
    of last club
    before the tournament
  • Age field is age on 5 August 2009

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 7 December 2021. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
  2. ^ [1], fiba.com, accessed 15 August 2013.
  3. ^ Libya | 2015 African Championship for Men, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  4. ^ [2] Interbasket.net. Accessed on 25 September 2015.
  5. ^ Libya | 2009 FIBA Africa Championship for Men, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 22 Jan 2016.

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