Malaysia men's national basketball team

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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 ranking121 Decrease 2 (3 March 2020)[1]
Joined FIBA1957
FIBA zoneFIBA Asia
National federationMalaysia Basketball Association (MABA)
CoachBrian Joseph Lester
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
Appearances1 (1986)
MedalsNone
Asian Championships
Appearances24
MedalsNone

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.

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.

KitEdit

ManufacturerEdit

2015-present: Li-Ning [3]

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

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

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

TeamEdit

Current RosterEdit

2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualificationEdit

Opposition: Chinese Taipei (February 21)
Venue: Heping Basketball Gymnasium, Taipei[4]

Malaysia national basketball team – 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualification roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
SG 4 Ang, Vui Hang Alvin 26 – (1993-07-26)July 26, 1993 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)  
G 5 Leong, Kar Fatt 28 – (1992-02-14)February 14, 1992 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)  
G 6 Wee, Chuan Chin 35 – (1984-05-27)May 27, 1984 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)  
F 7 Leong, Ye Xuan 20 – (1999-07-06)July 6, 1999 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)  
F 8 Hoo, Zhi Wei 22 – (1997-04-18)April 18, 1997 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)  
C 9 Kwaan, Yoong Chye 36 – (1983-09-20)September 20, 1983 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)  
F 10 Alvin, Gan Keng Wee 32 – (1987-08-23)August 23, 1987 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)  
G 11 Wee, Young Gan 21 – (1998-06-13)June 13, 1998 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)  
PF 12 Thea, Zhong Shin 20 – (1999-02-23)February 23, 1999 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Kuala Lumpur Dragons  
F 13 Chiang, Wei Er 25 – (1994-06-23)June 23, 1994 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)  
C 14 Chong, Soon Kang 17 – (2002-11-08)November 8, 2002 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)  
C 15 Chee, Li Wei 36 – (1983-09-16)September 16, 1983 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)  
Head coach
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (NP) Naturalized player
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on February 21, 2020

Past RosterEdit

2019 Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Malaysia National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
F 0 Kuek, Tian Yuan 28 – (1991-08-03)3 August 1991 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Kuala Lumpur Dragons  
G 2 Teoh, Yi Kang 18 – (2001-11-16)16 November 2001 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) Farmco TouchUp  
G 4 Foo, Ting Jun 22 – (1997-01-03)3 January 1997 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) NS Matrix  
G 8 De, Wee Yiang 20 – (1999-04-13)13 April 1999 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) NS Matrix  
F 10 Yek, Liang Chuan 22 – (1997-02-24)24 February 1997 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) NS Matrix  
G 11 Wong, Yi Hou 23 – (1996-07-05)5 July 1996 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) NS Matrix  
F 23 Liew, Wei Yuong 23 – (1996-01-10)10 January 1996 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) NS Matrix  
G/F 27 Ting, Chun Hong 23 – (1996-05-08)8 May 1996 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Kuala Lumpur Dragons  
F 33 Ooi, Xian Fu 19 – (2000-07-01)1 July 2000 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) NS Matrix  
F 35 Lim, Perry Lee 21 – (1998-05-27)27 May 1998 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Negri Sembilan  
G 44 Chin, Chieng Wah 25 – (1994-10-21)21 October 1994 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Kuala Lumpur Dragons  
G 71 Ong, Wei Yong Ong 26 – (1993-09-12)12 September 1993 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) NS Matrix  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 10 December 2019
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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) Negeri Sembilan
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) Negeri Sembilan
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 12 May 2017

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) Negeri Sembilan  
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) Negeri Sembilan  
G/F 27 Ting, Chun Hong 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Negeri Sembilan  
G/F 20 Loh, Shee Fai 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Miri Firehouse  
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

Head coachesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 3 March 2020. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  2. ^ http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles/new-straits-times/mi_8016/is_20090125/media-shy-maba-working/ai_n44429216/
  3. ^ 2015 FIBA Asia Championship - Malaysia, FIBA.com, Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Malaysia at the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers". FIBA.basketball.
  5. ^ "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.

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