Jamaica national basketball team

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Jamaica Jamaica
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FIBA ranking 55 Increase 1
Joined FIBA 1962
FIBA zone FIBA Americas
National federation Jamaica Basketball Association
Coach Sam Vincent
Nickname(s) JAMROCKERZ[1]
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
FIBA Americas Championship
Appearances 1 (2013)
Medals None
Caribbean Championship
Appearances 9
Medals Gold medal with cup.svg (4): 1981, 1996, 2006, 2009
Bronze medal with cup.svg (1): 2003
Uniforms
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Light jersey
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Team colours
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Dark jersey
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Team colours
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Jamaica national basketball team is the basketball team that represents Jamaica in international competitions. It is governed by the Jamaica Basketball Association.[2]

The team had its best performance at the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship where it beat the two former world champions Brazil and Argentina.

Outlook[edit]

The team finished in seventh place in the 2006 Centrobasket with a record of 0–3. They did however win the 7th place game against Costa Rica 100–57. In the 2010 Centrobasket, led by Roy Hibbert, they finished in fifth place with a record of 2–2. In the 2012 Centrobasket, they finally won their first medal in these events (bronze). In the FIBA CBC Championship they have enjoyed much more success, winning four gold medals in 1981, 1991, 2006, and 2009.

Roster[edit]

Team for the 2014 Centrobasket.[3]

Jamaica men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – DOB Ht. Club
F 4 Mugabe Thomas 33 – (1980-11-08)8 November 1980 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Zonkeys de Tijuana Mexico
G 5 Akeem Scott 30 – (1983-09-09)9 September 1983 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Guaiquiries Venezuela
G 6 Damion Staple 33 – (1980-09-08)8 September 1980 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Panama City Breeze United States
G 7 Garfield Blair 27 – (1987-03-24)24 March 1987 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Marín Peixegalego Spain
C 8 Brandon Walters 25 – (1988-08-03)3 August 1988 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Siena Saints United States
F 9 Ricardo Alliman 27 – (1987-02-18)18 February 1987 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) AS Cherbourg France
G 10 Mike Rogers 26 – (1988-02-20)20 February 1988 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Club Deportivo Estela Santander Spain
SG 11 Kemar McLeish 27 – (1986-12-02)2 December 1986 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Majestic Gardens Legends Jamaica
F 12 Brian Grant 26 – (1987-12-20)20 December 1987 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Cedarville Yellow Jackets United States
G 13 Kwame Lawrence 26 – (1988-01-09)9 January 1988 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Urban Knights Jamaica
C 14 Vashil Fernandez 22 – (1992-01-15)15 January 1992 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) Valparaiso Crusaders United States
PG 23 Clarence Jackson 17 – (1998-02-19)19 February 1998 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) University of Southern California United States
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 1 August 2014

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Brandon Walters Vashil Fernandez
PF Ricardo Alliman Brian Grant
SF Akeem Scott Damion Staple Mugabe Thomas
SG Garfield Blair Mike Rogers Kwame Lawrence
PG Oritseweyinmi Efejuku Kemar McLeish

Notable players[edit]

Other current notable players from Jamaica:

Jamaica roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – DOB Ht. Club Country
F/C Patrick Ewing, Jr. 31 – (1984-05-20)20 May 1984 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Al Rayyan Doha Qatar
C Roy Hibbert 29 – (1986-12-11)11 December 1986 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) LA Lakers United States
C Jerome Jordan 29 – (1986-09-29)29 September 1986 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) Jiangsu Tongxi China
F/C Samardo Samuels 26 – (1989-01-09)9 January 1989 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) FC Barcelona Lassa Spain

Results[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

yet to qualify

World championships[edit]

yet to qualify

FIBA Americas Championship[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
2013 8 2013 FIBA Americas Championship Caracas, Venezuela
2017 To be determined 2017 FIBA Americas Championship To be determined

Other tournaments[edit]

Season: 2010 (CAC Games)

Event Season Date Against Result
CAC Games 2010 30 July 2010 Panama 83–64
CAC Games 2010 29 July 2010 British Virgin Islands 75–68 OT
CAC Games 2010 27 July 2010 Mexico 77–79
CAC Games 2010 26 July 2010 Puerto Rico 71–104

Season: 2010 (Centrobasket)

Event Season Date Against Result
Centrobasket 2010 10 July 2010 Panama 51–55
Centrobasket 2010 9 July 2010 U.S. Virgin Islands 71–65
Centrobasket 2010 8 July 2010 British Virgin Islands 71–56
Centrobasket 2010 6 July 2010 Dominican Republic 62–68

Past rosters[edit]

Team for the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship.

Jamaica men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – DOB Ht. Club
G 4 Ennis, Dylan 21 – (1991-12-26)26 December 1991 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Villanova Wildcats
F/C 5 Uter, Adrian 28 – (1984-10-27)27 October 1984 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Pallacanestro Cantù
F 6 Ewing, Jr., Patrick 29 – (1984-05-20)20 May 1984 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Nea Kifisia
G/F 7 Blair, Garfield 26 – (1987-03-24)24 March 1987 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Heartland Eagles
G 8 Efejuku, Weyinmi 26 – (1986-09-15)15 September 1986 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Indios de Mayagüez
G 9 Scott, Akeem 29 – (1983-09-03)3 September 1983 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Guaiqueríes
G 10 Scott, Durand 23 – (1990-02-22)22 February 1990 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Obradoiro CAB
C 11 Jordan, Jerome 26 – (1986-09-29)29 September 1986 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) New Orleans Pelicans
F 12 Walker, Christopher 18 – (1994-10-03)3 October 1994 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) Florida Gators
F 13 Forbes, Adrian 25 – (1988-05-25)25 May 1988 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Auburn Tigers
F/C 14 Samuels, Samardo 24 – (1989-01-09)9 January 1989 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Olimpia Milano
C 15 Fernandez, Vashil 21 – (1992-01-15)15 January 1992 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) Pallacanestro Cantù
Head coach
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 30 August 2013

Head coach position[edit]

Kit[edit]

[edit]

2013: KFC[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Basketball Jamaica Retrieved 15 Dec 2015.
  2. ^ Profile | Jamaica, Fiba.com. Retrieved 15 Dec 2015.
  3. ^ Jamaica | 2014 Centrobasket Championship, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 16 Dec 2015.

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