Jordan national basketball team

Jordan national basketball team

The Jordan national basketball team is the official basketball team of Jordan in international competitions. It is one of the top teams in Asia and is the defending champion of the 29th William Jones Cup.There are many improvements that have been made for the Jordanian team in recent years. The President of JBF is Tarek Zubi. It's head coach is Portuguese national Mário Palma.


2008 Jordan National Basketball Team

; Head coach



*(C) Team captain
*from field describes last pro club before the tournament

William Jones Cup

Jordan became the first West Asia team to win the Jones Cup after posting a 7-2 record in the tournament to beat Lebanon and the Philippines.

The team was led by naturalize point guard Rashim Wright during their campaign. Jordan is also willing to win the Arab cup this year after they won the king abdullah championship.

2007 FIBA Asia Championship

Placed in Group A, or the so-called "Group of Death" alongside China, Philippines and eventual champion Iran, the Jordanians won two of three games in the group phase to make it to the quarterfinals; however, they lost to Korea and Japan in the said round and eventually placed fifth after beating Chinese Taipei, 95-74. Some of the key players for the Jordanian National Team are Sam Daghlas, Zaid Al-Khas, Zaid Abbaas, Islam Abbaas and Rashiem Wright. One key member of the University of Minnesota basketball team, Guard/Forward Jamal Abu-Shamala, is Jordanian-American.

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