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The BELIZE NATIONAL BASKETBALL TEAM is the official national representative of Belize
Belize
in international men's basketball, playing in the FIBA
FIBA
Americas division, and more specifically, within the Central American region.

CONTENTS

* 1 Men * 2 Current roster * 3 Team members * 4 Most recent games

* 5 International competitions

* 5.1 Olympics * 5.2 FIBA
FIBA
World Cup * 5.3 FIBA
FIBA
AmeriCup

* 6 Regional championships

* 6.1 CARICOM Men\'s Championships * 6.2 COCABA championships

* 7 References

MEN

The men's team has little to no international experience. Its first major victory in international play came on home soil in the 1998 Caricom
Caricom
Men's Basketball
Basketball
Championship, held at the Civic Center in Belize
Belize
City , Belize. Belize
Belize
placed seventh of eight teams in the 1999 Centrobasquet Tournament in Havana after winning only one game despite playing close all the way. In a return engagement at the 2000 CARICOM Championship in Barbados, Belize
Belize
placed fourth. Shortly after that, Belize
Belize
moved to the Central American region and won the Central American Games championship in 2001. The team has failed to duplicate this success, most recently finishing with a 2 and 4 record in the 2006 COCABA Championship.

The team finished second in the 2009 COCABA tournament in Cancun, Mexico where it went 3–0 in group play despite allegations of fielding ineligible players. FIBA
FIBA
decided to treat the Belize
Belize
National Team's games as unofficial and initially decided to disqualify them from the competition for having more than one naturalized citizen on their team. Belize
Belize
won an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in April 2010, the players in question are Belizean by descent, not naturalization.

Belize
Belize
won its opening match in the Centrobasquet Tournament, defeating Trinidad and Tobago, but lost badly to Mexico in a rematch of the COCABA final. A tough win over Cuba set Belize
Belize
in a position to advance, but they fell to Puerto Rico in their final match and failed to qualify.

CURRENT ROSTER

At the 2010 Centrobasket : (last publicized squad)

BELIZE MEN\'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL TEAM ROSTER

PLAYERS COACHES

POS. # NAME AGE – DATE OF BIRTH HT. CLUB CTR.

4 Darwin Raymond Leslie 7001280000000000000♠28 – (1981-07-27)27 July 1981

5 Milton Sigmund Palacio 7001320000000000000♠32 – (1978-02-07)7 February 1978

RUS !

6 Leon Dwayne Jacob 7001260000000000000♠26 – (1984-03-17)17 March 1984

7 Leon Robert Watson 7001330000000000000♠33 – (1976-08-19)19 August 1976

8 Alex Leo Carcamo 7001320000000000000♠32 – (1977-08-28)28 August 1977

9 Charles Heny Burgess 7001260000000000000♠26 – (1984-04-03)3 April 1984

HUN !

10 Richard Douglas Troyer 7001260000000000000♠26 – (1984-03-03)3 March 1984

11 Kenton Levio Paulino 7001270000000000000♠27 – (1983-06-23)23 June 1983

12 Oscar Darwin Carter 7001330000000000000♠33 – (1976-09-28)28 September 1976

13 Elsworth Orlando Itza 7001260000000000000♠26 – (1983-11-12)12 November 1983

14 Kenan Raymond Jourdon 7001350000000000000♠35 – (1974-07-12)12 July 1974

15 Keith Raymond Acosta 7001330000000000000♠33 – (1976-12-19)19 December 1976

BOL !

Head coach

* * Marques Johnson

Assistant coaches ------------------------- Legend

* CLUB – describes last club before the tournament * AGE – describes age on 5 July 2010

TEAM MEMBERS

Belize
Belize
National Basketball
Basketball
Team 2010

Front L-R Darwin Carter, Milt Palacio, Darwin Leslie, Charlie Burgess,Leon Jacobs, Kenton Paulino Back L-R Coach Marques Johnson, Darren Bovel, Asst. Coach Alex Lloyd, Elsworth Itza, Alex Carcamo, Sonny Watson, Keenan Jourdon, Keith Acosta, Richard Troyer, Asst Coach Kevin Siroki, Thomas Shaw, Quinton Hamilton

MOST RECENT GAMES

* 1st group match, Centrobasket: Belize
Belize
80–71 Trinidad and Tobago * Final, 2009 COCABA Championship, Cancun, Mexico: Mexico 106–103 Belize * Semifinal, 2009 COCABA Championship: Belize
Belize
99–75 Costa Rica * 3rd group match: