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  • CKR13
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    Panama to host Centrobasket this year. http://www.diaadia.com.pa/afici%C3%B...m%C3%A1-285891

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  • CKR13
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    FEPABA: Panama will be there in 2015 FIBA Americas

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  • CKR13
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    Found some news about Panama.


    A total of 38 players will be called up and after a selection process, first camp will be in the US.

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  • CKR13
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    Gary Forbes finally arrived to join the team.

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  • tres equis
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    Panamanian National Team Pre-Selection

    1 Joel Munoz (179-G-80),
    2 Nicanor Alvarez (192-G/F-91)
    3 Danilo Pinnock (196-G-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington)
    4 Ariel Robinson (195-G/F)
    5 Jamahr Warren (194-G/F-79, agency: ProSportsCareers, college: Missouri So.)
    6 Josimar Ayarza (205-F-87)
    7 Dionisio Gomez Camargo (203-F-80, college: Arkansas)
    8 Jonathan King (193-G-90)
    9 Desmond Alexis Smith (199-F-86, college: William & Mary)
    10 Ryan Abrahams (191-G-81, college: Hawaii-Hilo)
    11 Joel Tesis (204-F/C-85, college: John Brown)
    12 Ernesto Oglivie (199-F-89)
    13 Gary Forbes (201-G/F-85, college: Virginia)
    14 Jair Peralta (178-G-76, college: Tennessee-Martin)
    15 Ruben Douglas (193-G-79, agency: Lanshire Group, college: N.Mexico)
    16 Benito Sykes (205-C/C-85)
    17 Ruben Garces (206-C/F-73, agency: Priority Sports, college: Providence)
    18 Antonio Garcia (203-F/C-76, college: Ky Wesleyan)
    19 Michael Hicks (193-G-76, college: Texas A&M - C.C.)
    20 Jamaal Levy (206-C/F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wake Forest)
    21 Jaime Lloreda (201-F/C-80, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: LSU)
    22 Israel Munoz (195-F-91)
    23 Daniel King (203-F-87, college: N.Mexico JC)
    24 Leonardo Pomare (203-F-86, college: San Diego)

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  • Mindozas
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    Is Cota still playin' somewhere? He was decent PG during his first years in Zalgiris back in 2002/04.

    Btw, how would look Panama's roster if all the best possible players would join? Kinda hard to find stuff like that with so mixed bball nationalities nowadays...

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  • Ciscorlie Horford
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    Originally posted by CKR13 View Post
    Chris Warren has announced that he will not play for Panama this summer, citing fatigue.

    http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/new...7021/arti.html
    I don't see that as much of a blow really, Panama's biggest problem is that all there best players all play the same position (Michael Hick, Douglas, Cota, Garce, Forbes, Pinnock) wings and some times they are force to play shooting guards as point guards and even small forwards as power forwards. So Losing some of those players might turn out to be a good thing for Panama more than bad thing at the end. As Long as they don't Lose Gary Forbes (NBA player for Denver) Pinnock and Hick, they really would have much of a problem at the 2-3 positions. But, I really doubt Hick plays anyway. But still without Hick they would do just fine with the wings they have. What they Really need is a really Big physical Center and a Point Guard, A center more than anything because they can't keep playing Lloreda at the 5 at this level, in a Perfect World Lloreda would play the 3 but he is too fat. and They aready have Munos at the point so if they can get him back that position would NOT be a problem, but Munos has refused to play with Panama a couple of times already, even though he was at the last FIBA Americas in Puerto Rico, but they need to hire a Coach that can control him and make him pass more and shoot less. That Puerto Rican Coach they had at the FIBA Americas 2009 was a disaster not sure how someone so incompetent got that job. Other than that, They are a very very very scary team if they can get all their player together (they have never being able to do that not even for the World Championships in 2006) so they don't really need Warren
    Last edited by Ciscorlie Horford; 05-31-2011, 06:26 PM.

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  • CKR13
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    Chris Warren has announced that he will not play for Panama this summer, citing fatigue.

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  • rikhardur
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    PAN - Three veterans and Nugget Forbes ready to help Panama

    PANAMA CITY (FIBA Americas Championship) - Panama stunned the Americas six years ago when coach Nolan Richardson steered the tiny country into an unlikely spot at the FIBA World Championship in Japan.

    Basketball fans in Panama now have cause to believe their team has a chance of making it to next year's FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

    Dionisio Gomez Camargo, Gary Forbes, Danilo Pinnock Jr and Jaime Lloreda have confirmed they will represent Panama at the FIBA Americas Championship in Argentina.

    Word that Panama City-born Forbes will play came from his mother, Ana.

    "He will be in Panama on July to be available for the coach," she said.

    Forbes, 26, is currently playing in the NBA post-season with the Denver Nuggets.

    Pinnock, Gomez and Lloreda were in the Panama side that finished fifth at the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship.

    Panama finished ninth at the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship in Las Vegas and eighth in 2009 in San Juan.

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  • rikhardur
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    Abdul Herrera expected to join Panama - Jun 4, 2010 (by Eurobasket News)

    Abdul Herrera (208-C-85, college: Cincinnati) will join Panama for the 2010 Centrobasket tournament. The 24-year-old centre will definitely strengthen the Panamanian NT who are expected to miss some of their key performers during the tourney. Abdul Herrera was last seen at the Kansas State University. He tallied 1.3 points and 1.3 rebounds per game but left the team back in December 2008. Earlier the centre played for Cincinnati and Hutchinson Junior College.
    Panama got into Group A at 2010 Centrobasket tournament. They will play together with Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, British Virgin Islands and Jamaica. The 2010 Centrobasket Championship qualifies the top four teams for the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship (Pre-Olympic), the top eight for the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayagez, Puerto Rico and the top three for the 2011 Pan-American Games scheduled for Guadalajara, Mexico.

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  • mvblair
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    Originally posted by panamafan View Post
    I got the impression of the basketball in Panama that you describe. It just led me to wonder a few things is all. Panama has a great reputation for foreign investment, retirement, vacationing, etc and yet the basketball league doesn't seem to reflect that.
    That's true. Do you think it's a case of basketball versus soccer?

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  • panamafan
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    I got the impression of the basketball in Panama that you describe. It just led me to wonder a few things is all. Panama has a great reputation for foreign investment, retirement, vacationing, etc and yet the basketball league doesn't seem to reflect that.

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  • mvblair
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    Originally posted by panamafan View Post
    I've been vacationing in Panama and really like it down there. I've also been trying to research basketball in Panama. I've heard about the CBL league which is only like 9-12? games long. Metrobasket is something I've read about briefly. Basically I'm clueless and was wondering if someone more informed could explain to me how it all works.
    I don't know much about either leagues, except that both are semi-professional leagues. Most of their players have regular day jobs.
    American Players?
    There are probably a few Panamanian-Americans, but not many. There are a couple on the Panamanian national team, including JR Pinnock, who I think is playing in Greece right now. There is also Isaac Saint Rose in Costa Rica and Amir Alvarado in Costa Rica, two of the best players in that league. Another good player, Ivan Jaen, used to play in Costa Rica, too. Panama no doubt has some kids in the American NCAA, too.
    How many games and when are games?
    The Circuito de Baloncesto Superior has 10 games and then a play-off.
    On TV? Sponsors?
    I have no idea. By the looks of the uniforms, they don't have big sponsors, but they probably have a few small Panamanian sponsors, like big stores that supply them with equipment and maybe a little money. Businessmen who like basketball tend to give a little to their local teams.
    Quality of play?
    It depends on who you compare them to. If you compare them to my YMCA group, than the CBS is amazing. My guess is that it's good basketball to watch, but much worse than, say Puerto Rico's BSN, Argentina's league, or even Mexico's league.
    Budgets?
    Minimal. Any investment in these leagues will probably go toward renting buildings to play in, travel, and paying for referees.
    Teams owned by foreign investment?
    None. The biggest foreign investment in Central American basketball went to Costa Rica last year when a couple ex-NBA players tried to strike some confidence in their league, but it went belly-up very quickly. Any foreign investment in Panama is probably coming from a chain store like Payless Shoes or something that supplies the team with shoes.

    Even though it might sound like a pretty bad league, I'm sure you can watch some great basketball games there. I think the CBS goes from August to October, so check the Panamanian papers around that time to see when and where games are played. Personally, I find this type of league very appealing. It's semi-professional basketball. The players aren't going to be on a big European team anytime soon, but they're still pretty good. You'll probably find some amazing athletes. They probably have open practices and you can meet the players after games and cheer next to their family and friends. The gyms that they play in are probably a little dark and a little cold and the floor might even be polished concrete, but it's a great experience. It's definitely worth checking out.

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  • panamafan
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    Panama??

    I've been vacationing in Panama and really like it down there. I've also been trying to research basketball in Panama. I've heard about the CBL league which is only like 9-12? games long. Metrobasket is something I've read about briefly. Basically I'm clueless and was wondering if someone more informed could explain to me how it all works.

    American Players?
    How many games and when are games?
    On TV? Sponsors? Quality of play?
    Budgets?
    Teams owned by foreign investment?

    Thanks!

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  • Lewis
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    Originally posted by alermac View Post
    So, they're mostly the same guys who surprised everyone in 2005 by qualifying to the World Championship. Rough and high-rebounding big men like Lloreda, D. Gómez, García and Levy; nice scoring swingmen like Pinnock and Hicks, and Peralta as a steady PG.
    not really, there are a bunch of new NCAA players. like Gary Forbes and the King Brothers, etc

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