Syria men's national basketball team

Syria national basketball team represents Syria in international basketball competitions.

Syria Syria
FIBA ranking82 Increase 10 (9 August 2021)[1]
Joined FIBA1948
FIBA zoneFIBA Asia
National federationSyrian Basketball Federation
CoachJoe Salerno[2]
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
FIBA Asia Cup
Appearances6
MedalsNone
EuroBasket
Appearances1
MedalsNone

The team had its best year in 2001, when it finished in the Final Four of the Asian Basketball Championship in Shanghai, China.

Competition recordEdit

Asian ChampionshipEdit

Year Rank P W L
Europe
  1949 6th 6 1 5
Asia
  1960 Did not enter
  1963
  1965
  1967
  1969
  1971
  1973
  1975
  1977
  1979
  1981
  1983
  1985
  1987
  1989
  1991
  1993
  1995
  1997
  1999 8th 5 1 4
  2001 4th 7 4 3
  2003 9th 4 1 3
  2005 Did not enter
  2007 11th 4 1 3
  2009 Did not enter
  2011 9th 10 4 6
  2013 Did not enter
  2015 Did not enter
  2017 10th 4 1 3
  2021 Qualified
Total 7/30

FIBA Asia ChallengeEdit

West Asian Basketball ChampionshipEdit

Asian GamesEdit

West Asian GamesEdit

Mediterranean GamesEdit

  • 1951 : 7th
  • 1971 : 5th
  • 1987 : 5th
  • 2018 : Replaced by 3×3 Basketball Events

Arab ChampionshipEdit

  • 1991 :  
  • 1992 :  
  • 1994 :  
  • 1997 :  
  • 1999 : 4th
  • 2008 : 4th
  • 2009 : 4th

Pan Arab GamesEdit

  • 1953 :  
  • 1957 :  
  • 1965 :  
  • 1985 : 4th
  • 1992 :  
  • 1997 :  
  • 1999 : 4th

Islamic Solidarity GamesEdit

EuroBasket 1949Edit

Syria once appeared at the European championships, namely at the Eurobasket 1949, held in Cairo, Egypt. The refusal of the Soviet Union to host the competition and FIBA Europe's unwillingness to ask Czechoslovakia to host consecutive tournaments meant that 1947 bronze medallist Egypt hosted the competition. Due to travel difficulties and fears, few European teams would travel to the African country to compete. Syria, as well as Lebanon, were asked to compete in the European championship despite being Asian countries.

In the seven team round robin tournament, the Syrians finished with a 1–5 record and finished in sixth place.

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.[3]

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

Opposition: Qatar (28 November)
Opposition: Iran (30 November)[4]

Syria national basketball team – 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualification roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PF 00 Magd Bo Aetah 32 – (1988-11-06)6 November 1988 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)  
PG 1 Anthouny Bakar 26 – (1994-01-10)10 January 1994 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Al-Ittihad BC  
SG 5 Wael Jlilaty 30 – (1990-01-03)3 January 1990 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Al-Jalaa BC  
PG 6 Georgi Nazarian 26 – (1994-01-04)4 January 1994 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)  
SG 9 Tarek Aljabi 30 – (1990-08-02)2 August 1990 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Al-Jaish BC  
PG 10 Rami Merjaneh 36 – (1983-12-01)1 December 1983 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Al-Jaish BC  
PF 11 Jamil Saddir 31 – (1989-01-13)13 January 1989 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Al-Wathba BC  
C 12 Abdulwahab Al-Hamwi 30 – (1990-06-15)15 June 1990 2.20 m (7 ft 3 in) Al-Jaish BC  
G 13 Sharif Al Osh 32 – (1988-03-14)14 March 1988 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Al Wahda BC  
PF 21 Omar Cheikh Ali 29 – (1991-01-01)1 January 1991 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Al-Jaish BC  
PF 23 Tofek Saleh 30 – (1990-03-26)26 March 1990 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Al-Ittihad BC  
G 24 Trey Kell 24 – (1996-04-05)5 April 1996 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)  
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

Past rosterEdit

2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualification

Opposition: Iran (20 February)
Venue: Azadi Basketball Hall, Tehran
Opposition: Saudi Arabia (23 February)
Venue: King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah[5]

Syria national basketball team – 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualification roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG 1 Anthouny Bakar 26 – (1994-01-10)10 January 1994 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Al-Ittihad BC  
SG 3 Zakria Alhusain 29 – (1991-01-01)1 January 1991 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Al-Wathba BC  
SG 5 Wael Jlilaty 30 – (1990-01-03)3 January 1990 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Al-Jalaa BC  
SG 8 Majd Arbasha 29 – (1990-04-21)21 April 1990 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Al Wahda BC  
SG 9 Tarek Aljabi 29 – (1990-08-02)2 August 1990 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Al-Jaish BC  
PG 10 Rami Merjaneh 36 – (1983-12-01)1 December 1983 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Al-Jaish BC  
PF 11 Jamil Saddir 31 – (1989-01-13)13 January 1989 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Al-Wathba BC  
C 12 Abdulwahab Al-Hamwi 29 – (1990-06-15)15 June 1990 2.20 m (7 ft 3 in) Al-Jaish BC  
G 13 Sharif Al Osh 31 – (1988-03-14)14 March 1988 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Al Wahda BC  
F 15 Hani Adribe 29 – (1990-10-04)4 October 1990 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Al-Jaish BC  
PF 21 Omar Cheikh Ali 29 – (1991-01-01)1 January 1991 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Al-Jaish BC  
PF 23 Tofek Saleh 29 – (1990-03-26)26 March 1990 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Al-Ittihad 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

Roster for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup.[6]

Syria men's national basketball team – 2017 FIBA Asia Cup roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG 4 William Al-Haddad 30 – (1987-07-05)5 July 1987 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
PG 5 Sharif Al-Osh 29 – (1988-03-14)14 March 1988 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
SG 6 Michel Madanly 36 – (1981-03-10)10 March 1981 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Landslake Lions  
SF 7 Khalel Khori 19 – (1998-06-06)6 June 1998 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
SF 8 Al Hakam Abd Allah 35 – (1982-01-01)1 January 1982 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in)
SG 9 Tarek Al-Jabi 27 – (1990-08-02)2 August 1990 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
SF 10 Anthouny Bakar 23 – (1994-01-10)10 January 1994 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
PF 11 Jamil Saddir 28 – (1989-01-13)13 January 1989 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
PF 12 Omar Cheikh Ali 26 – (1991-01-01)1 January 1991 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in)
C 13 Abdulwahab Al-Hamwi 27 – (1990-06-15)15 June 1990 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in)
C 14 Ivan Todorović (NP) 33 – (1984-01-17)17 January 1984 2.14 m (7 ft 0 in)
PF 15 Hani Adribe 26 – (1990-10-04)4 October 1990 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)
Head coach
  •   Nenad Krdzic
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Hadi Haj Darwish
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (NP) Naturalized player
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 8 August 2017

Past rostersEdit

At the 2017 WABA Championship:[7]

Syria national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
PG 4 Georgi Nazarian 23 – (1994-01-04)4 January 1994 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) Al Karameh  
G/F 5 Wael Jlilaty 27 – (1990-01-03)3 January 1990 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Al Wahda  
SF 6 Micheal Madanly 35 – (1981-03-10)10 March 1981 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) TNT KaTropa  
SF 7 Mahmoud Trab 23 – (1994-01-01)1 January 1994 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Al-Ittihad  
G 8 Magd Harbasha 26 – (1990-04-21)21 April 1990 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Al Wahda  
F 9 Sebouh Kharadjian 25 – (1992-01-06)6 January 1992 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) Al Yarmouk  
F 10 Anthouny Bakar 23 – (1994-01-10)10 January 1994 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Jalaa  
PF 11 Jamil Saddir 28 – (1989-01-13)13 January 1989 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Al Wahda  
C 12 Omar Cheikh 26 – (1991-01-01)1 January 1991 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Al-Jaish  
PF 13 Khalel Khori 18 – (1998-06-06)6 June 1998 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Al-Jaish  
PF 14 Yamen Haidar 27 – (1989-04-02)2 April 1989 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Al Wahda  
C 15 Hani Adribi 26 – (1990-10-04)4 October 1990 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Al Karameh  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 29 January 2017

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Hani Adribi Omar Cheikh
PF Jamil Saddir Khalel Khori Yamen Haidar
SF Michael Madanly Mahmoud Trab Anthouny Bakar
SG Magd Harbasha Wael Jlilaty
PG Georgi Nazarian Sebouh Kharadjian

Head coach positionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 9 August 2021. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Joe Salerno is the new head coach of Syrian National Team". asia-basket.com. 21 October 2020.
  3. ^ "FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers November window host cities confirmed". FIBA. 25 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Syria at the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers". FIBA.basketball.
  5. ^ "Syria at the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers". FIBA.basketball.
  6. ^ 2017 FIBA Asia Cup roster
  7. ^ Syria, FIBA.com, accessed 2 June 2017.

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