Senegal men's national basketball team

The Senegal national basketball team (French: Équipe de basketball du Senegal) represents Senegal in men's international basketball and it is overseen by Federation Senegalaise de basketball, five time a gold medallist (in 1968, 1972, 1978, 1980, and 1997), a six time silver medallist, and a four time bronze medallist at the FIBA Africa Championship. Senegal was the first Sub-Saharan African team to qualify for the Summer Olympics Basketball Tournament.

Senegal Senegal
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FIBA ranking36 Decrease 1 (9 August 2021)[1]
Joined FIBA1962
FIBA zoneFIBA Africa
National federationFederation Senegalaise de Basketball
CoachBoniface Ndong
Nickname(s)The Lions
Olympic Games
Appearances3
FIBA World Cup
Appearances5
AfroBasket
Appearances29
MedalsGold medal africa.svg Gold: (1968, 1972, 1978, 1980, 1997)
Silver medal africa.svg Silver: (1970, 1974, 1975, 1992, 1995, 2005)
Bronze medal africa.svg Bronze: (1983, 1989, 1993, 2013, 2017, 2021)

The team has included several players who have competed in the U.S. National Basketball Association, including former Charlotte Bobcats center DeSagana Diop and current Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng, and is considered to be, along with those of Nigeria and Angola, a top African side.

HistoryEdit

Senegal's international participation debuted at the 1968 Summer Olympics. They would have a dominating performance on the African continent at times in the years to follow. Senegal has had many world-elite basketball players, especially at the center position, which helped the team to compete at many major international tournaments. At times, however, the team was overly dependent on its NBA-players. An example was in the mid-2000s, when it struggled with injuries. Having finished as the runner-up to Angola in the 2005 FIBA Africa Championship, Senegal qualified for play in the 2006 FIBA World Championship, where the squad finished last in Group D and twenty-second among the twenty-four sides to have contested the championship, having lost to the United States, Italy, Slovenia, China, and Puerto Rico.

Performance tableEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Position Tournament Host
1968 15 1968 Summer Olympics Mexico City, Mexico
1972 15 1972 Summer Olympics Munich, Germany
1980 11 1980 Summer Olympics Moscow, Soviet Union

FIBA World CupEdit

Year Position Tournament Host
1978 14 1978 FIBA World Championship Philippines
1998 15 1998 FIBA World Championship Greece
2006 22 2006 FIBA World Championship Japan
2014 16 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Spain
2019 30 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup China
2023 To Be Determined 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup Philippines, Japan and Indonesia

FIBA Africa ChampionshipEdit

Year Position Tournament Host
1962 FIBA Africa Championship 1962 Cairo, Egypt
1964 5 FIBA Africa Championship 1964 Casablanca, Morocco
1965 4 FIBA Africa Championship 1965 Tunis, Tunisia
1968   FIBA Africa Championship 1968 Casablanca, Morocco
1970   FIBA Africa Championship 1970 Alexandria, Egypt
1972   FIBA Africa Championship 1972 Dakar, Senegal
1974   FIBA Africa Championship 1974 Bangui, Central African Republic
1975   FIBA Africa Championship 1975 Alexandria, Egypt
1978   FIBA Africa Championship 1978 Dakar, Senegal
1980   FIBA Africa Championship 1980 Rabat, Morocco
1981 5 FIBA Africa Championship 1981 Mogadishu, Somalia
1983   FIBA Africa Championship 1983 Alexandria, Egypt
1985 4 FIBA Africa Championship 1985 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
1987 6 FIBA Africa Championship 1987 Tunis, Tunisia
1989   FIBA Africa Championship 1989 Luanda, Angola
1992   FIBA Africa Championship 1992 Cairo, Egypt
1993   FIBA Africa Championship 1993 Nairobi, Kenya
1995   FIBA Africa Championship 1995 Algiers, Algeria
1997   FIBA Africa Championship 1997 Dakar, Senegal
1999 7 FIBA Africa Championship 1999 Angola
2001 7 FIBA Africa Championship 2001 Morocco
2003 4 FIBA Africa Championship 2003 Alexandria, Egypt
2005   FIBA Africa Championship 2005 Algiers, Algeria
2007 9 FIBA Africa Championship 2007 Angola
2009 7 FIBA Africa Championship 2009 Libya
2011 5 FIBA Africa Championship 2011 Antananarivo, Madagascar
2013   FIBA Africa Championship 2013 Côte d'Ivoire
2015 4 FIBA Africa Championship 2015 Radès, Tunisia
2017   AfroBasket 2017 Senegal/Tunisia
2021   AfroBasket 2021 Rwanda

African GamesEdit

  • 1965 –  
  • 1973 – 4th
  • 1978 –  
  • 1987 –  
  • 1991 –  
  • 1999 – 5th
  • 2003 –  

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Rroster for the AfroBasket 2021.[2]

Senegal men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
SG 0 Brancou Badio 22 – (1999-02-17)17 February 1999 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) s.Oliver Würzburg  
PF 1 Maurice Ndour 29 – (1992-06-18)18 June 1992 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Rytas  
SG 2 Cheikh Bamba Diallo 25 – (1996-03-15)15 March 1996 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) AS Douanes  
G 6 Mamadou Faye 27 – (1993-09-25)25 September 1993 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) AS Douanes  
F 7 Pape Moustapha Diop 25 – (1996-01-01)1 January 1996 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) DUC Dakar  
C 8 Malik Dime 28 – (1992-10-06)6 October 1992 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Andorra  
SG 9 Alga Ndiaye 22 – (1999-02-16)16 February 1999 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Ryerson Rams  
C 12 Boubacar Toure 25 – (1995-12-31)31 December 1995 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Chorale Roanne  
C 14 Gorgui Dieng 31 – (1990-01-18)18 January 1990 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Atlanta Hawks  
C 15 Youssou Ndoye 30 – (1991-07-15)15 July 1991 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) Real Betis  
SG 20 Pierriá Henry 28 – (1993-01-20)20 January 1993 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Fenerbahçe  
C 28 Ibrahima Faye 24 – (1997-01-10)10 January 1997 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) Monaco  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Ngagne Diop
  •   Mamadou Gueye
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the competition
  • Age – describes age
    on 24 August 2021

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Youssou Ndoye Malik Dime Boubacar Toure
PF Gorgui Dieng Ibrahima Fall Faye Pape Moustapha Diop
SF Mouhamed Ndiaye Maurice Ndour
SG Brancou Badio Cheikh Bamba Diallo
PG Pierria Henry Mamadou Faye

Notable playersEdit

Other current notable players from Senegal:

Senegal roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
C Hamady N'Diaye 29 – (1987-01-12)12 January 1987 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) Bnei Hertzeliyya  

Legend
  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age on 5 May 2016

Famous former playersEdit

Head coach positionEdit

Past rostersEdit

1968 Olympic Games: finished 15th among 16 teams

Cheikh Fall, Moussa Sene, Alioune Gueye, Babacar Dia, Papa Diop, Mousse N'Diaye, Babacar Traore, Claude Sadio, Claude Constantino, Babacar Seck, Mansour Diagne, Doudou Camara (Coach: Alioune Diop)

1972 Olympic Games: finished 15th among 16 teams

Cheikh Fall, Babacar Traore, Mohamadou Diop, Babacar Seck, Papa Diop, Alioune Gueye, Pierre Sagna, Abdourahmane N'Diaye, Sylvestre Lopis, Assane Thiam, Joseph Diandy, Doudou Camara (Coach: Amadou Diaw)

1978 World Championship: finished 14th among 14 teams

Mathieu Faye, Bireyma Sadi Diagne, Madiagne N'Diaye, A.Diouf, B.Kaba, J.Lopez, M.Diagne, M.Gueye, J.Toupane, A.Diop, A.Dogue, L.Diop (Coach: I.Diagne)

1980 Olympic Games: finished 11th among 12 teams

Mathieu Faye, Madiagne N'Diaye, Mohamadou Diop, Oumar Dia, Mamadou Diop, Bassirou Badji, Yamar Samb, Bireyma Sadi Diagne, Yaya Cissokho, Modou Tall, Moussa M'Bengue, Hadrame N'Diaye (Coach: Ibrahima Diagne)

1998 World Championship: finished 15th among 16 teams

Makhtar N'Diaye, Mamadou Diouf, Mamadou N'Diaye, Cheikh Yaya Dia, Raymond Carvalho, Mouhamadou Sow, Assane N'Diaye, Boubacar Aw, Kader Malik Fall, Vincent Da Sylva, Samba Aly Ngone Niang, Omer Ba (Coach: Ousseynou Ndiaga Diop)

2006 World Championship: finished 22nd among 24 teams

Makhtar N'Diaye, Babacar Cisse, Mamadou Diouf, Sitapha Savane, Malick Badiane, Mamadou N'Diaye, El Kabir Pene, Pape Ibrahim Faye, Mouhamadou Niang, Souleymane Aw, N'Dongo N'Diaye, Meleye N'Doye (Coach: Moustapha Gaye)

2014 World Championship: finished 16th among 24 teams


Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
G 4 Thierno Niang 24 – (1990-03-08)8 March 1990 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Milwaukee Panthers  
G 5 Xane D'Almeida 31 – (1983-01-21)21 January 1983 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Tarbes–Lourdes  
F 6 Ibrahima Thomas 27 – (1987-02-07)7 February 1987 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Azad University  
G 7 Mamadou N'Doye 34 – (1979-10-06)6 October 1979 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) UGB  
F 8 Mohamed Diop 33 – (1981-05-14)14 May 1981 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) UGB  
F 9 Maleye N'Doye 34 – (1980-08-19)19 August 1980 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Paris-Levallois Basket  
F 10 Djibril Thiam 28 – (1986-07-06)6 July 1986 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Toyama Grouses  
F 11 Mouhammad Faye 28 – (1985-09-14)14 September 1985 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Panelefsiniakos  
F 12 Maurice Ndour 22 – (1992-06-18)18 June 1992 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Ohio Bobcats  
C 13 Hamady N'Diaye 27 – (1987-01-12)12 January 1987 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Guangxi Rhinos  
C 14 Gorgui Dieng 24 – (1990-01-18)18 January 1990 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Minnesota Timberwolves  
F 15 Abdou Badji 22 – (1992-04-04)4 April 1992 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Neuchâtel Basket  
Head coach
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 30 August 2014

Team for the 2015 AfroBasket:

Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
G 4 Thierno Niang 25 – (1990-03-08)8 March 1990 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Geish Army  
G 5 Xane D'Almeida 32 – (1983-01-21)21 January 1983 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Tarbes–Lourdes  
F 6 Ibrahima Thomas 28 – (1987-02-07)7 February 1987 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Al-Muharraq SC  
SF 7 Mohamed Diop 34 – (1981-05-14)14 May 1981 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Escuela de Oficiales de la Fap  
F 8 Antoine Mendy 32 – (1983-08-16)16 August 1983 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Orléans Loiret Basket  
F 9 Maleye N'Doye 35 – (1980-08-19)19 August 1980 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Paris-Levallois Basket  
G 10 Ibrahima Mbengue 32 – (1982-10-13)13 October 1982 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) AS Douanes Dakar  
F 11 Mouhammad Faye 29 – (1985-09-14)14 September 1985 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Pallacanestro Varese  
C 12 Mouhamed Sene 29 – (1986-05-12)12 May 1986 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) Austin Spurs  
C 13 Cheikh Mbodj 28 – (1987-08-01)1 August 1987 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Czarni Słupsk  
C 14 Gorgui Dieng 25 – (1990-01-18)18 January 1990 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Minnesota Timberwolves  
F/C 15 Abdou Badji 23 – (1992-04-04)4 April 1992 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) SAM Massagno Basket  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Parfait Adjivon
  •   Raoul Toupane
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 19 August 2015

KitEdit

ManufacturerEdit

2015 – Nike[4]

Edit

2015 – Orange[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 9 August 2021. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Team Roster Senegal". fiba.basketball. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  3. ^ Head coaches, fiba.com. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  4. ^ a b 2015 FIBA Africa Championship – Senegal, FIBA.com. Retrieved 11 May 2016.

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