Wenyen Gabriel leads South Sudan's extended roster for FIBA World Cup

2023-08-10 15:22

Lakers forward Wenyen Gabriel and former NBA guard Marial Shayok lead South Sudan's 18-man roster, head coached by former NBA player Royal Ivey who works as an assistant coach for the Rockets.

Credit: Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images/AFP - Scanpix
Credit Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images/AFP - Scanpix

With several weeks left until their very first FIBA World Cup appearance, South Sudan announced their 18-man extended roster.

Leading the squad is Los Angeles Lakers forward Wenyen Gabriel. He is joined by former NBA guard Maryal Shayok, who spent the last season in the G-League playing for the Maine Celtics after representing Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul in the EuroLeague the year before.

South Sudan were the most dominant team in the World Cup African Qualifiers, winning 11 games out of 12 in the Second Round. The country's basketball federation is led by former NBA forward Luol Deng.

The roster, which is currently in a training camp in Melbourne, Australia, is led by head coach Royal Ivey, a former NBA player himself, who currently works as an assistant coach for the Houston Rockets.

South Sudan will play in Group B in the World Cup against China, Puerto Rico, and Serbia. The group's games will be hosted in Manila, the Philippines.

South Sudan's 18-man extended roster:

  • Junior Madut
  • Nuni Omot
  • Carlik Jones
  • Emmanuel Akot
  • Mareng Gatkouth
  • Mangok Mathiang
  • Kuany Kuany
  • Mathiang Muo
  • Deng Dut
  • Marial Shayok
  • Deng Acuoth
  • Majok Deng
  • Peter Jok
  • Khaman Maluach
  • Koch Bar
  • Gob Gabriel
  • Wenyen Gabriel
  • Sunday Dech


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