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Jordan prepare push towards next generation with 17-player roster for the Qualifiers

AMMAN (Jordan) - The Jordan Basketball Federation (JBF) has formally announced a 17-player roster for the upcoming FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers this weekend.


Jordan's 17-player roster for FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers    
Mousa Alawadi Ahmad AlHamarsheh Mahmoud Abdeen Youssef AbuWazaneh
Mohammad Hussein Ahmad Obeid Ali Zu'bi Malek Kanaan
Amin Abu Hawwas Sami Bzai Freddy Ibrahim Yousef Awamleh
Fahkri Al-Syouri Ashraf Alhendi Khaled AbuAboud Mousa Metleq
Mahmoud Omar      


Eight players return from the Jordan's FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 squad, highlighted by AlOrthodox club's star mar, Freddy Ibrahim. He is joined by the main core of Mousa Alawadi, Ahmad AlHamarsheh, Mahmoud Abdeen, Mohammad Hussein Shaher, Youssef AbuWazaneh, Ahmad Obeid, and Amin Abou Hawwas who also played of Jordan's FIBA Asia Cup 2017 setup.

(Amin Abu Hawwas, FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019)

There is no doubt about the talent on deck for Jordan here in this named roster. Seven of these players were recently playing in the finals of the domestic league. and they will look to carry on that confidence into national team play. The Qualifiers will also be an opportunity for "Falcons" to expand its talent pool with opportunities for younger, less-heralded players.

Like other countries playing in the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers, the Jordanians are hoping that these games can help to groom and develop a whole new generation of basketball stars for the national team.

The first window of the Qualifiers pits Jordan at home in their first game against Sri Lanka at Prize Hamza Hall in Amman on 21 February. Their next game will then be played on 24 February in Astana at the Saryarka Velodrome against the Steppen Wolves.