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The Panama national basketball team participates in international competitions.

Panama Panama
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FIBA ranking43 Increase 1 (26 February 2019)[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
Uniforms
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Light jersey
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Team colours
Light
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Dark jersey
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Team colours
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Contents

Tournament recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

FIBA World CupEdit

Pan American GamesEdit

FIBA AmeriCupEdit

Central American championshipEdit

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

At the 2016 Centrobasket:[2]

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 Warren, Chris 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 Alexis, Anell 25 – (1990-02-28)28 February 1990 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Norfolk St. Spartans  
C Archibold, Eduardo 28 – (1987-05-19)19 May 1987 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Le Moyne College  
F Ayarza, Josimar 28 – (1987-05-03)3 May 1987 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Atletico Echague Parana  
F Bishop, Tony 26 – (1989-07-16)16 July 1989 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Bremerhaven  
PG Bolanos, Derrick 22 – (1993-07-28)28 July 1993 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Barry Buccaneers  
SG Butler, Nate 26 – (1989-03-21)21 March 1989 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Atenienses de Manatí  
SF Forbes, Gary 30 – (1985-02-25)25 February 1985 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Springfield Armor  
F/C Garcés, Rubén 41 – (1973-10-17)17 October 1973 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Club Malvin  
F/C Garcia, Antonio 39 – (1976-05-11)11 May 1976 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Panteras  
PG Gaskins, Trevor 25 – (1989-11-24)24 November 1989 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Correcaminos Colon  
F/C Gotti, Miguel 24 – (1990-10-28)28 October 1990 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) C.E. Denver San Salvador  
F/C Henriquez, Jordan 26 – (1989-08-29)29 August 1989 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Jena  
SF Hicks, Michael 39 – (1976-08-04)4 August 1976 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Hebraica y Macabi  
F Horne, Jamelle 26 – (1988-11-04)4 November 1988 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Toyama Grouses  
SG Johnson, Jhamar 34 – (1981-06-25)25 June 1981 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Navieros de Colón  
F Jones, Edward 29 – (1986-02-12)12 February 1986 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Santurce  
F King, Daniel 28 – (1987-07-25)25 July 1987 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Rapidos de la Union  
SF King, Jonathan 25 – (1990-01-25)25 January 1990 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Cojute  
C Levy, Jamaal 32 – (1983-01-08)8 January 1983 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Estudiantes Bahía Blanca  
C Lloreda, Jose 34 – (1980-11-10)10 November 1980 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Atenienses de Manatí  
PG Muñoz, Joel 35 – (1980-06-24)24 June 1980 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Leones de Managua  
SF Oglivie, Ernesto 26 – (1989-06-30)30 June 1989 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) San Marcos  
SG Pinnock, J. R. 31 – (1983-12-11)11 December 1983 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Huracanes del Atlántico  
PF Pomare, Gyno 29 – (1986-04-05)5 April 1986 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Aomori Wat's  
PG Prescott, Chris 26 – (1989-01-20)20 January 1989 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Saint Peter's Peacocks  
SG St. Rose, Isaac 31 – (1983-11-12)12 November 1983 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Sanatura-Escazu  
F/C Tesis, Joel 33 – (1982-03-19)19 March 1982 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Panteras  
SG Warren, Chris Levour 34 – (1981-01-19)19 January 1981 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Karpoš Sokoli  
PG Warren, Jamahr 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 Muñoz, Joel 35 – (1980-06-24)24 June 1980 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Leones de Managua  
PG 5 Gaskins, Trevor 25 – (1989-11-24)24 November 1989 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Estudiantes Bahía Blanca  
SG 6 Pinnock, J. R. 31 – (1983-12-11)11 December 1983 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Huracanes del Atlántico  
F 7 Horne, Jamelle 26 – (1988-11-04)4 November 1988 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Toyama Grouses  
G/F 8 King, Jonathan 25 – (1990-01-25)25 January 1990 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Cojute  
F/C 9 Levy, Jamaal 32 – (1983-01-08)8 January 1983 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Estudiantes Bahía Blanca  
SF 10 Ayarza, Josimar 28 – (1987-05-03)3 May 1987 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Culiacán  
G/F 11 Hicks, Michael (C) 39 – (1976-08-04)4 August 1976 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Hebraica y Macabi  
SF 12 Oglivie, Ernesto 26 – (1989-06-30)30 June 1989 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) San Marcos  
PF 13 Pomare, Gyno 29 – (1986-04-05)5 April 1986 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Aomori Wat's  
F/C 14 Lloreda, Jose 34 – (1980-11-10)10 November 1980 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Atenienses de Manatí  
F/C 15 Garcés, Rubén 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 playing in Division 1 Universities in the United States. Panama has gone to 4 preolympic tournaments, 5 pre-world championships, one world championship (Japan)in 2006, and one youth basketball olympics (Singapore 2010)since the year 2000. The local program is based in neighborhood leagues that collect talent and export it to the United States. This symbiotic philosophy produces back 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[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  2. ^ Panama | 2016 Centrobasket, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  3. ^ 2015 FIBA Americas Championship - Panama, FIBA.com, Retrieved 30 September 2015.

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