U.S. Virgin Islands national basketball team

The national basketball team of the American Virgin Islands of the gentlemen representing the U.S. Virgin Islands in international basketball games. It is one of the better teams in the Caribbean and has won numerous medals at the Central American Championships. For more than four appearances at the continental championships, however, America was not enough. Participation in a global tournament like the World Championships or the Olympic Games was not possible in the past.


The best known, born in the U.S. Virgin Islands player is the multiple NBA MVP and NBA All-Star Tim Duncan. However, as a citizen of an outer region of the United States, he was also a member of the national basketball team of the United States and was. Though Duncan never played with this bronze medalist at the 2004 Olympics for the national team of his native U.S. Virgin Islands, this could nevertheless during his time their greatest celebrate successes. According to a seventh place finish at the U.S. Championships in 2001, the hitherto best placement in this competition they won in 2006 and 2008, twice the silver medal at the Central American Championships. Previously, they had won only at the beginning of the national team in 1967, a bronze medal at this competition. The silver medalists for the United States Virgin Islands included the active in European leagues Cuthbert Victor, Walter Hodge and Carl Krauser and Frank Elegar and Jason Edwin, who had been active in the German Basketball Bundesliga. Kevin Sheppard Furthermore, among the medal winners, who later gained prominence through the twisted about him documentary "The Iran Job". The following continental championships in 2007 and 2009, one, however, remained without a win in the first round and could not improve to seventh place in 2001.

The most important tournament for the national championships are the Caribbean of the Caribbean Basketball Confederation ( CBC), whose championships you must first qualify for the Central America Cup itself. This championship was formerly known as CARICOM championship.

Performance in international competitions

World Championships

Olympic games

America Championships

  • 2001 - 7th place
  • 2003 - 10th place
  • 2005 - does not qualify
  • 2007 - 10th place
  • 2009 - 10th place
  • 2011 - does not qualify
  • 2013 - does not qualify

Pan American Games

Central American Championships

  • 2008 -. space
  • 2010 - 9th place
  • 2012 - 7th place

Pictures of U.S. Virgin Islands national basketball team