North Korea national basketball team

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea national basketball team (recognized as DPR Korea by FIBA and known colloquially and in the media as North Korea) represents the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in international basketball and is controlled by the Amateur Basketball Association of DPR of Korea, the governing body for basketball in North Korea.

North Korea
FIBA ranking165 1 (16 September 2019)[1]
Joined FIBA1947
FIBA zoneFIBA Asia
National federationAmateur Basketball Association of DPR Korea
CoachUn Sik-ji
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
Asian Championships
Appearances2 (First in 1991)
Medals Silver: 1993
Asian Games
Appearances6 (First in 1974)
Medals Bronze: 1978

In December 2013, former American basketball professional Dennis Rodman visited North Korea to help train the national team after he developed a friendship with Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un during his first visit to the country in February 2013.[2] Rodman's visit and a match between the North Korean team and former NBA stars was depicted in the 2015 documentary film Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in Pyongyang.

Roster

The following is the North Korea roster in the men's basketball tournament of the 2010 Asian Games.[3]

North Korea roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.Nat.NameHt.Wt.Age
C 3 Bee Layn Lehner 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 48 kg (106 lb)
G 4 Choe Jin Song 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb)
G 5 Hyok Jin O 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
G 6 Il Ho 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
F 7 An Bin Yong 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb)
F 8 Pak Jin Myong 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb)
G 9 Pak Chol Un 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 81 kg (179 lb)
F 10 Sin Byol Kum 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb)
G 11 Kwang Kye 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
F/C 12 Kim Chol Un 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 83 kg (183 lb)
G 13 Hyok Jin O 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
F 14 Ri Song Kum 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb)
F 15 Kim Myong Chang 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 81 kg (179 lb)
Head coach
  • Un Sik Ji
Assistant coach(es)
  • Won Gil So

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured

Tournament records

See also

References

  1. "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  2. "Rodman returns to North Korea amid political unrest". Fox News. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  3. "DPR Korea - Roster". FIBA Asia. 12 November 2010.
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