Uganda men's national basketball team

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Uganda Flag of Uganda.svg
FUBA new logo.jpg
FIBA ranking 90 Increase2.svg 8 (9 August 2021) [1]
Joined FIBA 1963
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federationFederation of Uganda Basketball Associations (FUBA)
Coach George Galanopoulos
Nickname(s)Silverbacks [2]
AfroBasket
Appearances3
Former logo of the FUBA FUBA.jpg
Former logo of the FUBA

The Uganda national basketball team represents Uganda in international basketball competitions. It is administrated by the Federation of Uganda Basketball Associations (FUBA). [3]

Contents

Uganda made its debut at the FIBA Africa Championship at its 2015 edition in Tunisia. There, Uganda beat Zimbabwe 72–64 to earn its first victory at the continent's prime tournament.

Outlook

At the AfroBasket 2021 qualification, Uganda had group plays against Egypt, Morocco and Cape Verde. [4]

At AfroBasket 2021 in Rwanda, Uganda had its best performance in history as it reached the quarter-finals where it eventually lost to Cape Verde.

FIBA Africa Championship record

YearRoundPositionGPWL
Flag of Morocco.svg 1964 Did not qualify
Flag of Tunisia.svg 1965
Flag of Morocco.svg 1968
Flag of Egypt.svg 1970
Flag of Senegal.svg 1972
Flag of the Central African Republic.svg 1974
Flag of Egypt.svg 1975
Flag of Senegal.svg 1978
Flag of Morocco.svg 1980
Flag of Somalia.svg 1981
Flag of Egypt.svg 1983
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg 1985
Flag of Tunisia.svg 1987
Flag of Angola.svg 1989
Flag of Egypt.svg 1992
Flag of Kenya.svg 1993
Flag of Algeria.svg 1995
Flag of Senegal.svg 1997
Flag of Angola.svg 1999
Flag of Morocco.svg 2001
Flag of Egypt.svg 2003
Flag of Algeria.svg 2005
Flag of Angola.svg 2007
Flag of Libya.svg 2009
Flag of Madagascar.svg 2011
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg 2013
Flag of Tunisia.svg 2015 Round of 1615th514
Flag of Tunisia.svg Flag of Senegal.svg 2017 Preliminary round13th303
Flag of Rwanda.svg 2021 Quarter-finals6th523
Total13310

Team

Current roster

Roster for the AfroBasket 2021. [5]

Uganda men's national basketball team roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameAge – Date of birthHeightClubCtr.
G 2 Adam Seiko 23 – (1998-02-27)27 February 19981.90 m (6 ft 3 in) San Diego State Aztecs Flag of the United States.svg
SG 4 Tonny Drileba 27 – (1993-12-19)19 December 19931.83 m (6 ft 0 in) City Oilers Flag of Uganda.svg
PG 5 Jimmy Enabu 33 – (1988-04-17)17 April 19881.82 m (6 ft 0 in) City Oilers Flag of Uganda.svg
SG 6 Robinson Opong 32 – (1989-05-10)10 May 19891.90 m (6 ft 3 in) CD Estela Flag of Spain.svg
G 7 Keiran Zziwa 23 – (1997-11-07)7 November 19971.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Manitoba Bisons Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
PG 8 Ben Komakech 35 – (1986-04-28)28 April 19861.80 m (5 ft 11 in) City Oilers Flag of Uganda.svg
C 9 Deng Geu 24 – (1997-01-01)1 January 19972.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Horsens IC Flag of Denmark.svg
PF 10 James Okello 29 – (1992-01-26)26 January 19921.93 m (6 ft 4 in) City Oilers Flag of Uganda.svg
PF 11 Titus Odeke 22 – (1998-12-29)29 December 19982.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Uganda Christian University Flag of Uganda.svg
SF 12 Eric Rwahwire 25 – (1996-02-21)21 February 19962.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Hamilton Honey Badgers Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
SF 13 Ishmail Wainright 26 – (1994-09-12)12 September 19941.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Toronto Raptors Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
F 15 Arthur Kaluma 19 – (2002-03-01)1 March 20022.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Creighton Bluejays Flag of the United States.svg
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the competition
  • Age – describes age
    on 24 August 2021

Depth chart

Pos.Starting 5Bench
C
PF
SF
SG
PG

Past rosters

Team for the 2017 FIBA Africa Championship. [6]

Uganda men's national basketball team roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameAge – Date of birthHeightClub
G 4 Syrus Kiviiri 29 – (1988-03-22)22 March 1988 Pemba Warriors Flag of Uganda.svg
PG 5 Justin Obieng 29 – (1988-04-17)17 April 19886 ft 2 in(1.88 m) Flag of Uganda.svg
G/F 6 Robinson Opong 28 – (1989-05-10)10 May 19896 ft 3 in(1.91 m) Free agent
PF 7 James Okello 27 – (1990-01-26)26 January 19906 ft 5 in(1.96 m) City Oilers Flag of Uganda.svg
PG 8 Benjamin Komakech 31 – (1986-04-28)28 April 19866 ft 2 in(1.88 m) City Oilers Flag of Uganda.svg
F 9 Jonathan Egau 24 – (1993-03-02)2 March 19936 ft 3 in(1.91 m) UCU Canons Flag of Uganda.svg
G 10 Jonah Otim 23 – (1994-01-10)10 January 19946 ft 4 in(1.93 m) City Oilers Flag of Uganda.svg
F/C 11 Samuel Kalwanyi 22 – (1995-05-20)20 May 19956 ft 7 in(2.01 m) Wayland Baptist Pioneers Flag of the United States.svg
SF 12 Stephen Omony  (C)37 – (1980-03-23)23 March 19806 ft 5 in(1.96 m) City Oilers Flag of Uganda.svg
C 13 A'Darius Pegues 29 – (1988-03-21)21 March 19886 ft 10 in(2.08 m) Pioneros de Los Mochis Flag of Mexico.svg
F 14 Joseph Ikong 31 – (1985-09-28)28 September 19856 ft 4 in(1.93 m) Tiger Head Power Flag of Uganda.svg
PF 15 Stanley Ocitti 37 – (1980-05-28)28 May 19806 ft 8 in(2.03 m) City Oilers Flag of Uganda.svg
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 8 September 2017

Team for the 2015 FIBA Africa Championship. [7]

Uganda men's national basketball team roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameAge – Date of birthHeightClub
PF 4 Stanley Ocitti 35 – (1980-05-28)28 May 19806 ft 9 in(2.06 m) Aomori Watts Flag of Japan.svg
SG 5 Jimmy Enabu 27 – (1988-04-17)17 April 19886 ft 3 in(1.91 m) City Oilers Flag of Uganda.svg
SF 7 Joseph Ikong 29 – (1985-09-28)28 September 19856 ft 5 in(1.96 m) Tigerhead Power Basketball Flag of Uganda.svg
PG 8 Josh Johnson 22 – (1992-09-20)20 September 1992 Ipswich Basketball Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
SG 9 Samuel Mukooza 25 – (1989-12-04)4 December 19896 ft 5 in(1.96 m) Östberga Basket Flag of Sweden.svg
PG 10 Kassim Nagwere 25 – (1990-06-23)23 June 19906 ft 3 in(1.91 m) Fryshuset Basket Flag of Sweden.svg
PF 11 Samuel Kalwanyi 20 – (1995-05-20)20 May 19956 ft 7 in(2.01 m) City Oilers Flag of Uganda.svg
SF 12 Stephen Omwony 35 – (1980-03-23)23 March 19806 ft 4 in(1.93 m) Falcons Basketball Club Flag of Singapore.svg
C 13 Dhal Marial 27 – (1988-04-24)24 April 19887 ft 3 in(2.21 m)
C 14 Henry Malinga 36 – (1979-04-04)4 April 19796 ft 5 in(1.96 m) Riham Warriors Flag of Uganda.svg
C 15 Brandon Sebirumbi 25 – (1990-05-15)15 May 19906 ft 9 in(2.06 m) Cáceres Ciudad del Baloncesto Flag of Spain.svg
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 20 August 2015

Head coach position

See also

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References

  1. "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 9 August 2021. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  2. Kaweru, Franklin, "Uganda’s Silverbacks ranked 89th in latest FIBA rankings", KAWOWO Sports, 9 October 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  3. FIBA National Federations – Uganda, fiba.com. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  4. Okello optimistic ahead of AfroBasket 2021 Qualifiers Franklin Kaweru (Kawowo Sports), 10 February 2021. Retrieved 29 June 2021.
  5. "Team Roster Uganda". fiba.basketball. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  6. 2017 Afrobasket – Uganda, FIBA.COM. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  7. 2015 Afrobasket – Uganda, FIBA.COM. Retrieved 24 October 2015.