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The Malaysia national basketball team represents Malaysia at international basketball competitions. It is organized and run by the Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA). (Malay: Persatuan Bola Keranjang Malaysia)

Malaysia Malaysia
Malaysia Basketball Association Logo.png
FIBA ranking113 Steady (26 February 2019)[1]
Joined FIBA1957
FIBA zoneFIBA Asia
National federationMalaysia Basketball Association (MABA)
CoachGoh Cheng Huat
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
Appearances1 (1986)
MedalsNone
Asian Championships
Appearances24
MedalsNone
Uniforms
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Light jersey
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Team colours
Light
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Dark jersey
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Team colours
Dark


The team had its prime time between 1960 and 1995 when it qualified for the FIBA Asia Championship, Asia's most prestigious basketball tournament, 18 times in a row. In 1986 it qualified for the World Cup, its most noteworthy accomplishment to date.

Petronas is the major sponsor for MABA. The women's national team has more successes internationally compared to the men's counterpart.

Contents

OutlookEdit

In Malaysia, the sport is predominantly played by people with Chinese background, hence the majority of the national team players have Chinese names.[2] Efforts have been made to attract other ethnicities and popularise the sport in Malaysia.

Pravin Murugaiah is one of the coaches in Malaysia that has made significant impact in non Chinese basketball.

Performance historyEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

yet to qualify

World ChampionshipEdit

Year Position Tournament Host
1986 24th 1986 FIBA World Championship Spain
2019 Did not qualify 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup China
2023 To be determined 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup Philippines, Japan and Indonesia

Asia ChampionshipEdit

 
A Malaysian player guarding the ball from two Filipino players.
Year Position Tournament Host
1960 7th ABC Championship 1960 Manila, Philippines
1963 5th ABC Championship 1963 Taipei City, Taiwan
1965 6th ABC Championship 1965 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1967 8th ABC Championship 1967 Seoul, South Korea
1969 7th ABC Championship 1969 Bangkok, Thailand
1971 5th ABC Championship 1971 Tokyo, Japan
1973 9th ABC Championship 1973 Manila, Philippines
1975 8th ABC Championship 1975 Bangkok, Thailand
1977 4th ABC Championship 1977 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1979 7th ABC Championship 1979 Nagoya, Japan
1981 6th ABC Championship 1981 Calcutta, India
1983 11th ABC Championship 1983 Hong Kong
1985 4th ABC Championship 1985 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1987 7th ABC Championship 1987 Bangkok, Thailand
1989 9th ABC Championship 1989 Beijing, China
1991 17th ABC Championship 1991 Kobe, Japan
1993 14th ABC Championship 1993 Jakarta, Indonesia
1995 14th ABC Championship 1995 Seoul, South Korea
1999 15th ABC Championship 1999 Fukuoka, Japan
2003 16th ABC Championship 2003 Harbin, China
2005 16th FIBA Asia Championship 2005 Doha, Qatar
2011 11th FIBA Asia Championship 2011 Wuhan, China
2013 15th FIBA Asia Championship 2013 Manila, Philippines
2015 16th FIBA Asia Championship 2015 Changsha, China
2017 - FIBA Asia Championship 2017 Beirut, Lebanon

RosterEdit

2017 SEABA ChampionshipEdit

This was the final roster of the Malaysian national team for the recent 2017 SEABA Championship.

Malaysia men's national basketball team – 2015 FIBA Asia Championship roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
SF 3 Liaw, Chee Huei 25 – (1992-03-07)March 7, 1992 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Westports Malaysia Dragons  
SG 4 Ang, Alvin 23 – (1993-07-26)July 26, 1993 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Free agent
C 6 Chan, Kek Thai 33 – (1984-01-27)January 27, 1984 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Free agent
PG 7 Teo, Kok Hou 22 – (1994-10-29)October 29, 1994 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Westports Malaysia Dragons  
PF 8 Choo, Wei Hong 24 – (1992-06-20)June 20, 1992 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Westports Malaysia Dragons  
PF 13 Chin, Zhi Shin 30 – (1987-03-16)March 16, 1987 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Free agent
SG 17 Choong, Vincent 26 – (1991-03-10)March 10, 1991 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Free agent
C 21 Mak, Lok Seng 22 – (1994-09-25)September 25, 1994 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Free agent
PG 24 Heng, Yee Tong 19 – (1998-02-24)February 24, 1998 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Free agent
C 27 Liew, Anthony 21 – (1996-01-27)January 27, 1996 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Free agent
PG 14 Gan, Jordan 16 – (2000-10-14)October 14, 2000 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Free agent
SF 89 Ting, Chun Hong 21 – (1996-05-08)May 8, 1996 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Free agent
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 12 May 2017

Head coachesEdit

KitEdit

ManufacturerEdit

2015: Li-Ning [4]

Past RosterEdit

2017 Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Malaysia National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
C 34 Chee, Li Wei 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)  
C 6 Chan, Kek Thai 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)  
F 2 Wong, Chin Yong 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)  
F 35 Lim, Perry 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)  
F 0 Kuek, Tian Yuan 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Westports Malaysia Dragons  
F 41 Yeo, Ivan 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Westports Malaysia Dragons  
F 11 Wong, Yi Hou 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Westports Malaysia Dragons  
G/F 27 Ting, Chun Hong 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Westports Malaysia Dragons  
G/F 20 Loh, Shee Fai 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Westports Malaysia Dragons  
G 7 Teo, Kok Hou 22 – (1994-10-29)29 October 1994 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Westports Malaysia Dragons  
G 1 Ma, Chee Khuen 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Westports Malaysia Dragons  
G 4 Soo, Eng Heng 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 26 August 2017

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  2. ^ http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles/new-straits-times/mi_8016/is_20090125/media-shy-maba-working/ai_n44429216/
  3. ^ "Aussie Lester resigns as national men's coach". High Beam Research. New Strait Times. 9 September 2006. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  4. ^ 2015 FIBA Asia Championship - Malaysia, FIBA.com, Retrieved 18 March 2016.

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