Jamaica claim third place at Centro Basketball Championship
Jamaica’s national basketball team created history on Sunday by securing its highest ever finish at an international tournament.
This after they carved out a 78-54 win over Panama to secure the bronze medal at the Centro Basket Championship in Puerto Rico.
Weyinmi Rose led the way with a game high 21 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists.
He was supported by Jerome Jordan who compiled 17 points and 11 rebounds and Samardo Samuels who had 13 points.
Samuels of NBA team Cleveland Cavaliers ended as the tournament’s second leading scorer with 102 points overall at an average of 17 points per game.
The former Muschett High player was also the competition’s 3rd leading rebounder with 44 overall at an average of 7.3 per game
Rose in the meantime was the 3rd in scoring, while Jordan was second in blocks and 6th in rebounding.
The Sam Vincent coached Jamaican team ended the tournament with a record of 4 wins and 2 losses and also cemented a place at next year’s FIBA Americas championships.
The gold medal was won by the Dominican Republic who had an 80-72 win over Puerto Rico in the championship match.