When Lebanon first entered the FIBA Asian competitions in 1999, we were the true underdogs. Observers ignored our team believing that we were just another country that happened to make it this year to the games. But of course, we proved them wrong. Now it seems, the women might get their chance at fame:

The hopeful buzz in Lebanese basketball circles these days is “Can our girls emulate what their male counterparts have achieved?”

“Why not?” asks Omar El Turk, a regular point guard with the men’s National Team.

Here’s hoping they get the opportunity to shine.