Panama men's national basketball team

The Panama men's national basketball team (Spanish: Selección nacional de baloncesto de Panamá) represents Panama in men's international basketball competitions,[2] The team represents both FIBA and FIBA Americas.

Panama Panama
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FIBA ranking49 Increase 1 (1 March 2022)[1]
Joined FIBA1958
FIBA zoneFIBA Americas
National federationFederación Panameña de Baloncesto
CoachManolo Hussein
Olympic Games
Appearances1
MedalsNone
FIBA World Cup
Appearances4
MedalsNone
FIBA AmeriCup
Appearances12
MedalsNone

With four qualifications to the Basketball World Cup, one qualification to the Olympic Games, and one medal at the Pan American Games, Panama has traditionally been the dominant basketball power in Central America.

Tournament recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

FIBA World CupEdit

Pan American GamesEdit

FIBA AmeriCupEdit

Central American championshipEdit

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

At the 2016 Centrobasket:[3]

Panama men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
G 4 Joel Muñoz 35 – (1980-06-24)24 June 1980 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Correcaminos Colon  
F 5 Eddie Jones (basketball) 30 – (1986-02-12)12 February 1986 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Cangrejeros de Santurce (basketball)  
F 6 Tony Bishop 26 – (1989-07-16)16 July 1989 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Atléticos de San Germán  
F 7 Daniel King (basketball) 28 – (1987-07-25)25 July 1987 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Nacionales de El Salvador  
C 8 Jonathan King 26 – (1990-01-25)25 January 1990 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Aguilas  
F 9 Chris Warren 35 – (1981-01-19)19 January 1981 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Obras Sanitarias  
PF 10 Josimar Ayarza 29 – (1987-05-03)3 May 1987 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Fuerza Regia  
F 11 Michael Hicks (basketball) 39 – (1976-08-04)4 August 1976 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Halcones Xalapa  
PG 12 Eugenio Luzcando 21 – (1995-04-24)24 April 1995 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Idaho State  
F 13 Akil Mitchell 23 – (1992-06-26)26 June 1992 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Olympique Antibes  
C 14 Jaime Lloreda 35 – (1980-10-11)11 October 1980 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Correcaminos Colon  
SF 15 Ernesto Oglivie 26 – (1989-06-30)30 June 1989 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Correcaminos Colon  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 19 June 2016

Former playersEdit

Panama men's national basketball team players roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
SG Anell Alexis 25 – (1990-02-28)28 February 1990 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Norfolk St. Spartans  
C Eduardo Archibold 28 – (1987-05-19)19 May 1987 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Le Moyne College  
F Josimar Ayarza 28 – (1987-05-03)3 May 1987 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Atletico Echague Parana  
F Tony Bishop 26 – (1989-07-16)16 July 1989 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Bremerhaven  
PG Derrick Bolanos 22 – (1993-07-28)28 July 1993 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Barry Buccaneers  
SG Nate Butler 26 – (1989-03-21)21 March 1989 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Atenienses de Manatí  
SF Gary Forbes 30 – (1985-02-25)25 February 1985 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Springfield Armor  
F/C Rubén Garcés 41 – (1973-10-17)17 October 1973 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Club Malvin  
F/C Antonio Garcia 39 – (1976-05-11)11 May 1976 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Panteras  
PG Trevor Gaskins 25 – (1989-11-24)24 November 1989 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Correcaminos Colon  
F/C Miguel Gotti 24 – (1990-10-28)28 October 1990 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) C.E. Denver San Salvador  
F/C Jordan Henriquez 26 – (1989-08-29)29 August 1989 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Jena  
SF Michael Hicks 39 – (1976-08-04)4 August 1976 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Hebraica y Macabi  
F Jamelle Horne 26 – (1988-11-04)4 November 1988 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Toyama Grouses  
SG Jhamar Johnson 34 – (1981-06-25)25 June 1981 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Navieros de Colón  
F Edward Jones 29 – (1986-02-12)12 February 1986 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Santurce  
F Daniel King 28 – (1987-07-25)25 July 1987 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Rapidos de la Union  
SF Jonathan King 25 – (1990-01-25)25 January 1990 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Cojute  
C Jamaal Levy 32 – (1983-01-08)8 January 1983 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Estudiantes Bahía Blanca  
C Jose Lloreda 34 – (1980-11-10)10 November 1980 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Atenienses de Manatí  
PG Joel Muñoz 35 – (1980-06-24)24 June 1980 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Leones de Managua  
SF Ernesto Oglivie 26 – (1989-06-30)30 June 1989 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) San Marcos  
SG J. R. Pinnock 31 – (1983-12-11)11 December 1983 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Huracanes del Atlántico  
PF Gyno Pomare 29 – (1986-04-05)5 April 1986 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Aomori Wat's  
PG Chris Prescott 26 – (1989-01-20)20 January 1989 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Saint Peter's Peacocks  
SG Isaac St. Rose 31 – (1983-11-12)12 November 1983 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Sanatura-Escazu  
F/C Joel Tesis 33 – (1982-03-19)19 March 1982 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Panteras  
SG Chris Levour Warren 34 – (1981-01-19)19 January 1981 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Karpoš Sokoli  
PG Jamahr Warren 36 – (1979-02-18)18 February 1979 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)

Legend
  • Club field describes latest professional club
  • Age field is age on August 30, 2015

Head coach positionEdit

Past rostersEdit

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1968 Olympic Games: finished 12th among 16 teams

Davis Peralta, Norris Webb, Luis Sinclair, Pedro Rivas, Eliecer Ellis, Calixto Malcom, Nicolás Noé Alvarado, Ernesto Arturo Agard, Francisco Checa, Julio Osorio, Pércibal Eduardo Blades, Ramón Reyes (Coach: Eugenio Luzcando)

1970 World Championship: finished 9th among 13 teams

Davis Peralta, Luis Sinclair, Pedro Rivas, Ernesto Arturo Agard, Julio Osorio, Pércibal Eduardo Blades, Julio Andrade, Herbert Cousins, Ronald Walton, Cecilio Straker, Mario Peart, Hector Montalvo (Coach: Carl Pirelli Minetti)

1982 World Championship: finished 9th among 13 teams

Ernesto "Tito" Malcolm, Rolando Frazer, Mario Butler, Rodolfo Gill, Fernando Pinillo, Reggie Grenald, Braulio Rivas, Arturo Brown, Mario Galvez, Adolfo Medrick, Eddie Joe Chávez, Alfonso Smith (Coach: Jim Baron)

1986 World Championship: finished 19th among 24 teams

Ernesto "Tito" Malcolm, Mario Butler, Rolando Frazer, Reggie Grenald, Rodolfo Gill, Fernando Pinillo, Braulio Rivas, Adolfo Medrick, Cirilo Escalona, Mario Gálvez, Enrique Grenald, Daniel Macias (Coach: Frank Holness)

2006 World Championship: finished 21st among 24 teams

Ed Cota, Rubén Garcés, Jaime Lloreda, Ruben Douglas, Michael Hicks, Maximiliano "Max" Gómez, Eric Omar Cardenas, Kevin Daley, Antonio Enrique García, Jair Peralta, Jamaal Levy, Dionisio Gómez (Coach: Guillermo Edgardo Vecchio)

At the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship:

Panama men's national basketball team roster roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
PG 4 Joel Muñoz 35 – (1980-06-24)24 June 1980 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Leones de Managua  
PG 5 Trevor Gaskins 25 – (1989-11-24)24 November 1989 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Estudiantes Bahía Blanca  
SG 6 J. R. Pinnock 31 – (1983-12-11)11 December 1983 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Huracanes del Atlántico  
F 7 Jamelle Horne 26 – (1988-11-04)4 November 1988 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Toyama Grouses  
G/F 8 Jonathan King 25 – (1990-01-25)25 January 1990 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Cojute  
F/C 9 Jamaal Levy 32 – (1983-01-08)8 January 1983 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Estudiantes Bahía Blanca  
SF 10 Josimar Ayarza 28 – (1987-05-03)3 May 1987 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Culiacán  
G/F 11 Michael Hicks (C) 39 – (1976-08-04)4 August 1976 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Hebraica y Macabi  
SF 12 Ernesto Oglivie 26 – (1989-06-30)30 June 1989 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) San Marcos  
PF 13 Gyno Pomare 29 – (1986-04-05)5 April 1986 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Aomori Wat's  
F/C 14 Jose Lloreda 34 – (1980-11-10)10 November 1980 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Atenienses de Manatí  
F/C 15 Rubén Garcés 41 – (1973-10-17)17 October 1973 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Club Malvin  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club field describes latest professional club
  • Age field is age on August 30, 2015
  • (C) – Team Captain

Panama PipelineEdit

During the late 1970s and early 1980s, various Panama players played their college basketball in the United States at NAIA school Briar Cliff College as part of head coach Ray Nacke's "Panama Pipeline". Some of the members included national team members Rolando Frazier, Ernesto "Tito" Malcolm, Mario Butler, Eddie Warren, Reggie Grenald, and Mario Galvez. These players helped Briar Cliff to many NAIA Regional Championships, National Tournament appearances, and in 1981 the Chargers were ranked No. 1 in the nation in the NAIA's final regular season poll.

The new millennium brought another set of very good players from Panama, coming out of the local Superior Basketball Circuit (CBS), the under 21 team, and local players in Division 1 Universities in the United States. Since 2000, Panama has gone to 4 preolympic tournaments, 5 pre-world championships, one world championship (Japan 2006), and one youth basketball olympics (Singapore 2010). The local program is based in neighborhood leagues that collect talent and export it to the United States. This symbiotic action produces the talent for the National Team.

Usually underrated and underestimated, Panama Basketball always manages to qualify to big tournaments and give stunning surprises, such as beating the United States in the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2007. Its long basketball tradition dating back to 1904, and its street basketball mentality of fighting hard to the end in basketball games, has made this Central American basketball program a "Classic" in the international scene.

KitEdit

ManufacturerEdit

2015: Nike[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 1 March 2022. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  2. ^ ¿Hacia dónde debe caminar el baloncesto panameño tras el Pre Mundial? Julio Alfaro (La Estrella de Panama), 4 March 2019. Accessed 17 August 2020. (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Panama | 2016 Centrobasket, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  4. ^ 2015 FIBA Americas Championship - Panama Archived 28 June 2017 at the Wayback Machine, FIBA.com, Retrieved 30 September 2015.

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