Basketball in Cameroon is one of the popular sports of the country. From the domestic grounds Cameroon basketball has reached the international arena after going through a long journey. The progress of the basketball in Cameroon has been substantial and remarkable.
The basketball teams of Cameroon have shown their expertise in a number of national and international leagues and championships. As a sport of Cameroon, basketball is played at a national and international level and as a leisure game it is practiced in the various resorts of the country by the tourists.
Since 1960, basketball has established its popularity as a sport of Cameroon. The sport has created records in African championships, world championships and also in the Olympics. Basketball players of Cameroon have won silvers medals in Olympics, world cups and African basketball championships.
The Ministry of Sports and Physical Education of Cameroon have taken up the responsibility of promoting and improving basketball in Cameroon. For this purpose the Cameroon Basketball Federation was set up. The main objective of the federation is to develop and improve basketball in Cameroon.
Some of the well-known names related to Cameroon basketball include Alexandre N'Kembe, Brice Vounang, Joseph Owona, Franck Ndongo, Christian Bayang, Jean-Pierre Elong etc. Basketball in Cameroon has earned a regional and worldwide reputation.