Saudi Arabia men's national basketball team

The Saudi Arabia national basketball team is the national basketball team representing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is administrated by the Saudi Arabian Basketball Federation.[2] (Arabic: اتحاد المملكة العربية السعودية لكرة السلة‎)

Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
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FIBA ranking93 Decrease 2 (2 March 2021)[1]
Joined FIBA1964
FIBA zoneFIBA Asia
National federationSaudi Basketball Federation
CoachAli Alsanhani
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
Asian Championships
Appearances8
MedalsBronze medal asia.svg Bronze: 1999
Former logo of the Saudi Basketball Federation.jpg

Its biggest success has been the Bronze medal at the 1999 Asian Championship.[3] The team lastly qualified for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship.

Competition recordsEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

yet to qualify

FIBA World championshipsEdit

yet to qualify

Asian ChampionshipEdit

Year Rank P W L PF PA PD
  1960
  1963
  1965
  1967
  1969
  1971
  1973
  1975
  1977
  1979
  1981
  1983
  1985
  1987
  1989
  1991
  1993
  1995
  1997
  1999
  2001
  2003
  2005
  2007
  2009
  2011
  2013
  2015
  2017
Total /29

FIBA Asia championshipsEdit

Year Position Tournament Host
1989 7 1989 ABC Championship Beijing, China
1991 9 1991 ABC Championship Kobe, Japan
1993 6 1993 ABC Championship Jakarta, Indonesia
1995 6 1995 ABC Championship Seoul, South Korea
1997 4 1997 ABC Championship Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1999   3 1999 ABC Championship Fukuoka, Japan
2005 8 2005 FIBA Asia Championship Doha, Qatar
2013 13 2013 FIBA Asia Championship Manila, Philippines
2021 TBD 2021 FIBA Asia Cup TBD

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualificationEdit

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FIBA Executive Committee decided that for the 2020 November window games will be held at a single venue under a bubble format.[4]

Venue: Al-Gharafa Sports Club Multi-Purpose Hall, Doha

Opposition: Iran (28 November)
Opposition: Qatar (30 November)[5]

Saudi Arabia national basketball team – 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualification roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
SG 4 Al-Marwani, Mohammed 31 – (1989-07-24)24 July 1989 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Al-Ittihad BC  
PG 6 Al-Marwani, Mathna 28 – (1992-01-01)1 January 1992 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Al-Ittihad BC  
PG 7 Alsager, Mohammed 35 – (1985-10-19)19 October 1985 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Al-Fateh BC  
SG 8 Belal, Fahad 29 – (1991-04-30)30 April 1991 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Ohud Medina BC  
PG 10 Abdel Gabar, Khalid 36 – (1983-12-04)4 December 1983 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Al-Nasr BC  
C 12 Alsuwailem, Mohammed 22 – (1998-03-02)2 March 1998 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Al-Hilal BC  
SF 13 Al-Mukhtar, Ahmed 27 – (1993-02-19)19 February 1993 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Ohud Medina BC  
PF 14 Alhawsawi, Ayoub 31 – (1989-03-19)19 March 1989 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Al-Nasr BC  
PF 15 Abo-Jalas, Nassir 26 – (1994-06-11)11 June 1994 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Ohud Medina BC  
SG 20 Shubayli, Ali 24 – (1996-01-18)18 January 1996 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Al-Ahli BC  
G 23 Alabsi, Nasser 27 – (1993-05-31)31 May 1993 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Al-Hilal  
SG 25 Albargawi, Osama 21 – (1998-12-07)7 December 1998 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Ohud Medina BC  
F 35 Mahmoud, Thamer 23 – (1997-05-19)19 May 1997 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Al Wehda BC  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (NP) Naturalized player
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 28 November 2020

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Mohammed Alsuwailem Mohammed Al-Marwani
PF Ayoub Alhawsawi
SF Mathna Al-Marwani Ali Shubayli
SG Khalid Abdel Gabar Osama Albargawi
PG Marzouq Al-Muwallad Fahad Al-Salik Mohammed Alsager

Past rostersEdit

2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualification
Opposition: Qatar (20 February)
Venue: King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah
Opposition: Syria (23 February)
Venue: King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah[5]

Saudi Arabia national basketball team – 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualification roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
SG 4 Al-Marwani, Mohammed 30 – (1989-07-24)24 July 1989 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Al-Ittihad BC  
PG 5 Al-Muwallad, Marzouq 27 – (1992-08-06)6 August 1992 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Al-Ahli BC  
PG 6 Al-Marwani, Mathna 28 – (1992-01-01)1 January 1992 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Al-Ittihad BC  
PG 7 Alsager, Mohammed 34 – (1985-10-19)19 October 1985 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Al-Fateh BC  
SG 8 Belal, Fahad 28 – (1991-04-30)30 April 1991 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Ohud Medina BC  
PG 10 Abdel Gabar, Khalid 36 – (1983-12-04)4 December 1983 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Al-Nasr BC  
C 11 Althalabi, Naif 23 – (1996-05-18)18 May 1996 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Al-Ahli BC  
C 12 Alsuwailem, Mohammed 21 – (1998-03-02)2 March 1998 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Al-Hilal BC  
PF 14 Alhawsawi, Ayoub 30 – (1989-03-19)19 March 1989 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Al-Nasr BC  
C 15 Shbili, Mohammed 31 – (1988-10-10)10 October 1988 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Al-Ahli BC  
SG 20 Shubayli, Ali 24 – (1996-01-18)18 January 1996 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Al-Ahli BC  
SG 25 Albargawi, Osama 21 – (1998-12-07)7 December 1998 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Ohud Medina BC  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (NP) Naturalized player
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 20 February 2020

In February 2020, at the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualification games, Khalid Abdel-Gabar averaged most minutes, points and assists for Saudi Arabia.[6]

2018 FIBA Asia Cup Pre-qualifiers Squad:

Saudi Arabia men's national basketball team - 2017 Arab Nations Championship roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
F 15 Abojalas, Nassir 22 – (1994-06-11)11 June 1994 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Uhud Medina  
C 4 Al-Marwani, Mohammed 27 – (1989-07-24)24 July 1989 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Al-Ittihad  
PG 5 Almuwallad, Marzouq 24 – (1992-08-06)6 August 1992 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Al-Ahli  
PG 6 Alsager, Mohammed Fahad 31 – (1985-10-19)19 October 1985 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Al Fateh Al Hasa  
G 8 Belal, Fahad 26 – (1991-04-30)30 April 1991 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Ohud Medina  
G/F 10 Albargawi, Osama  
C 12 Alsuwallem, Mohammed Al Hilal  
F 13 Almukhtar, Ahmed 23 – (1993-02-19)19 February 1993 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Uhud Medina  
C 20 Abkar, Thamer 19 – (1997-05-18)18 May 1997 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Al-Ittihad
G/F 23 Almarwani, Mathna 25 – (1992-01-01)1 January 1992 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
11 Shubayli, Mohammad Al Ahli Jeddah  
F 14 Howsawi, Ayoub 29 – (1987-10-15)15 October 1987 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Ohud Medina  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 1 January 2017

2017 Arab Nations Basketball Championship Squad:

Saudi Arabia men's national basketball team - 2017 Arab Nations Championship roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
F 3 Abojalas, Nassir 22 – (1994-06-11)11 June 1994 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Uhud Medina  
C 4 Al-Marwani, Mohammed 27 – (1989-07-24)24 July 1989 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Al-Ittihad  
PG 5 Almuwallad, Marzouq 24 – (1992-08-06)6 August 1992 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Al-Ansar  
PG 6 Alsager, Mohammed Fahad 31 – (1985-10-19)19 October 1985 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Al Fateh Al Hasa  
PG 8 Belal, Fahad 26 – (1991-04-30)30 April 1991 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Ohud Medina  
10 Albargawi, Osama
12 Alsuwallem, Mohammed Al Hilal  
F 13 Almukhtar, Ahmed 23 – (1993-02-19)19 February 1993 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Uhud Medina  
C 20 Al Thalabi, Naif 20 – (1996-05-18)18 May 1996 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
F/C 23 Almarwani, Mathna 25 – (1992-01-01)1 January 1992 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
35 Shubayli, Ali Al Ahli Jeddah  
C 55 Almohammed, Hani 27 – (1989-10-15)15 October 1989 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Al Hilal  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 1 January 2017


Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Mathna Almarwani Mohammed Al-Marwani Naif Al Thalabi
PF Nassir Abojalas Hani Almohammed
SF Ahmed Almukhtar Mohammed Alsuwallem Osama Albargawi
SG Fahad Belal Ali Shubayli
PG Marzouq Almuwallad Mohammed Fahad Alsager

2012 Squad:

Saudi Arabia National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
C 4 Al-Marwani, Mohammed 22 – (1989-07-24)24 July 1989 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Al Ittihad  
PG 5 Al-Muwallad, Marzouq 19 – (1992-08-06)6 August 1992 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
PG 6 Al-Sager, Mohammed 26 – (1985-10-10)10 October 1985 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Al Fateh  
SG 7 Kabe, Jaber 26 – (1985-09-03)3 September 1985 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Al Ittihad  
F/C 8 Samater, Ahmed 31 – (1980-01-13)13 January 1980 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Al Hilal  
F 9 Al-Hawify, Mohammad 34 – (1977-12-26)26 December 1977 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Al Ahli  
G 10 Al-Dawsari, Faisal 21 – (1990-08-19)19 August 1990 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Al Hilal  
C 11 Al-Fotawi, Hashem 33 – (1978-09-07)7 September 1978 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Al Ansar  
F 12 Gassas, Fawaz 34 – (1977-10-01)1 October 1977 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Al Ahli  
F/C 13 Al-Hosawi, Ahmed 27 – (1984-06-23)23 June 1984 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Al Ansar  
G 14 Belal, Fahad 20 – (1991-04-30)30 April 1991 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Ohud Medina  
F 15 Al-Mutairi, Mohammed 19 – (1992-05-16)16 May 1992 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Al Arabi  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club field describes current pro club

2014 Asian Games Squad:

Saudi Arabia men's national basketball team - 2014 Asian Games roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
C 4 Al-Marwani, Mohammed 25 – (1989-07-24)24 July 1989 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Al-Ittihad  
PF 5 Fallatah, Mohammed Ismail 24 – (1990-05-23)23 May 1990 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Al Wehda Mecca  
PG 6 Almuwallad, Marzouq 22 – (1992-08-06)6 August 1992 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Al-Ansar  
PG 7 Kabe, Jaber Nasser 29 – (1985-09-03)3 September 1985 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Al-Ittihad  
SF 8 Almuhanna, Turki Hassan 26 – (1988-03-11)11 March 1988 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Al Hilal Riyadh  
PF 9 Alhwsawi, Mustafa (C) 31 – (1983-05-04)4 May 1983 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Al-Ansar  
C 10 Shuri, Rashad 31 – (1983-02-18)18 February 1983 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Al Wehda Mecca  
PG 11 Alsager, Mohammed Fahad 28 – (1985-10-19)19 October 1985 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Al Fateh Al Hasa  
C 12 Walibi, Khalid Mohammed 20 – (1993-10-05)5 October 1993 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Al Hilal Riyadh  
SF 13 Altaher, Abdullah Fahad 22 – (1991-11-29)29 November 1991 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Al Fateh Al Hasa  
SG 14 Almuwallad, Ayman 26 – (1988-04-01)1 April 1988 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Al-Ansar
PG 15 Belal, Fahad 23 – (1991-04-30)30 April 1991 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Ohud Medina  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 19 September 2014
  • Source: incheon2014ag.org[7]

Head coach positionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 2 March 2021. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  2. ^ FIBA National Federations – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, fiba.com, accessed 23 February 2011.
  3. ^ 1999 Asian Championship for Men | ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM, FIBA.com, Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  4. ^ "FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers November window host cities confirmed". FIBA. 25 October 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Saudi Arabia at the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers". FIBA.basketball.
  6. ^ Saudi Arabia National Team.., Asia-Basket.com, retrieved 2 June 2020.
  7. ^ "2014 Asian Games Basketball Men – Saudi Arabia Team Roster". The 17th Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  8. ^ السعودية تقلب الطاولة على فلسطين وتحقق انتصارًا ثمينًا alayam.com, 13 September 2018. Accessed 29 May 2020. (in Arabic)

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