USA Deaf Basketball International

5th Pan American Games for the Deaf

June 12- 24th, 2012 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Men Roster Fifth Annual Pan Am Deaf Games 2011

National men basketball players for the Pan Am games.

Jason Coleman

City: Riverside, CA
Age: 27
Position: G/F
Height: 6'3
Weight: 215
Occupation: Assistant Athletic Director at California School for the Deaf, Riverside
Education: Gallaudet University

Edlin Dorn

City: Indianapolis, Indiana
Age: 25
Position: Center
Height: 6'9
Weight: 225
Occupation: mechanic
College or Club played: Howard College, TX; Omaha; Indy Hawks
Education: Iowa School for the Deaf
# of International Experience: member of 2009 Deaflympics Basketball team
Awards and/or Accomplishments: 2-time CAAD MVP, USADB First Team

Joseph Aaron Estep 

City: Jacksonville, IL
Age: 28
Position: PF/C
Height: 6'2
Weight: 195lbs
Occupation: Residential Care Worker, Illinois School for the Deaf
College or Club played: Gallaudet University; Austin Deaf Toros
Education: Gallaudet University
Awards and/or Accomplishments: 2009 Indy Hawks USADB National Champs, 2011 USADB Blocks Leader; 2010 SWBAD MVP; 2011 SWBAD First Team All Tournament



Lance Gonzales

City: Faribault, MN

Age: 22

Position: shooting guard 

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 185

College or Club played: Gallaudet University 

Education: Bachelor of Science, Gallaudet University

Derek A. Keels

City: Riverside

Age: 19

Position: Small Forward

Height: 6'4

Weight: 180

Occupation: Teacher Aide, California School for the Deaf, Riverside

College or Club played: Arizona Desert Fire, Riverside Community College

Education: Riverside Community College

Awards and/or Accomplishments: MVP, high school; All American 2nd team, East and West All Star


Orion Palmer


Chi Ming Pun

Age: 25

Position: Guard
Occupation: IT Specialist
College or Club played: Gallaudet University 
Education: BS, Computer Information Systems, Gallaudet University
# of International Experience: 2007 Pan American Games for the Deaf; 2009 Deaflympics, gold
Awards and/or Accomplishments: Cum Laude, Dean's Lists, Unsung Hero Award, 2009; Academic Excellence Award, Department of Business, 2009; Joseph Mattivi Scholarship Award, 2009; Best Strategy Invitational Grand Champion Award, 2010.


Wally Reyes

City: Walnut, California
Age: 24
Position: Shooting Guard
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 180
Occupation: United Parcel Service (UPS)

College or Club played: Arizona Desert Fire

Education: Fullerton College; Printing Industries of America/ Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF

Awards and/or Accomplishments: South Hills High School MVP, FAAD 1st All-Stars, Winter Vegas Classic Shoot-out 2nd All-Stars, Summer Vegas Classic Shoot-Out 2nd All-Stars; President's List, Fullerton College.

Jeremias Valencia

City: Riverside, CA
Age: 30
Position: Guard/ Shooting Guard
Height: 5'10
Weight: 150
Occupation: Executive Director, Deaf Sports Academy
College or Club played: Gallaudet University, Riverside Club of the Deaf; Dynamingle-Riverside
Education: Bachelor Science in Physical Education, Gallaudet; Studying at National University for a Masters in Deaf Education
# of International Experience: Pan Am Games, Havana, Cuba, 1999- gold; Deaflympics - 2001 Rome, gold; World Games 2003 - Athens, silver;  2005- Melbourne, gold.
 Awards and/or Accomplishments: Arrowhead League MVP; Riverside County Basketball All-Stars; Deaf National Prep Player of Year; USADB MVP, 2004 Salt Lake City, Utah; All-Star USADB; American Basketball Association (ABA), Ontario Warriors (2004-2005).

Jonathan Valencia

City: Riverside, CA

Age: 27

Position: Shooting Guard

Height: 5'10"

Weight: 150

College or Club played: Gallaudet University

Education: Bachelor Arts in Communication Studies and Recreation

International Experience: Deaflympics, Melbourne, gold

Joshua Valencia

City: Riverside, CA

Age: 29
Position: Guard
Height: 5'8
Weight: 150
College or Club played: Gallaudet, 1 Year; Riverside Club for the Deaf, Arizona Desert Fire, 
Education: 2001, Arizona School for the Deaf

International: First time
Awards/ Accomplishments: 

WSBC All Star, Arizona State Basketball All-Stars, Deaf National Prep First Team All Star, USADB Best Defense, FAAD Regional MVP, USADB All Star

Steve Valencia-Biskupiak

City: Riverside, CA
Age: 26
Position: F/C
Height: 6'8
Weight: 220
Occupation: Teacher Assistant at California School for the Deaf, Riverside
College or Club played: Gallaudet University
Education: Gallaudet University
# of International Experience: 2005 Deaflympics Handball, Silver medalist
Awards and/or Accomplishments: Two Deaf Prep National Championship with Model Secondary School for the Deaf (2001-2003)


Head Coach: Keith Westhoelter