Meet the Players

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Meet the Miami Heat Wheels Family

This team is a combination of diverse personalities, backgrounds, strengths and weaknesses. More importantly, the Miami Heat Wheels is a family, supported by a community that wants every individual to grow as a person and teammate and realize their true potential. Each player that participates is encouraged to push beyond their perceived limitations and work together towards common goals.

2012-13 Team Roster

#3 - Carlos Martinez

Carlos - Miami Heat Wheels Wheelchair BasketballExperience: Rookie
Classification: 2
Position: Shooting Guard
Hometown:
Puerto Rico
Birthday: March 10th
Nickname: "Carlos Parker"

 

#23 - Dirrick Hughes

Dirrick Hughes - Miami Heat Wheels Wheelchair BasketballExperience: 11 years
Classification: 2
Position: Shooting Guard
Hometown:
Miami, FL
Birthday: March 2nd
Nickname: "Mr. Clutch"

 

#33 - Eduardo Thompson

Eduardo Thompson - Miami Heat Wheels Wheelchair BasketballExperience: Rookie
Classification: 1
Position: Center
Hometown:
Columbia, SC
Birthday: April 17th

 

#42 - Jackson David

Jackson David - Miami Heat Wheels Wheelchair BasketballExperience: 3 years
Classification: 2
Position: Guard
Hometown:
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Birthday: July 23rd

 

#8 - Jairo Mendez

Jairo Mendez - Miami Heat Wheels Wheelchair BasketballExperience: 5 years
Classification: 2
Position: Guard
Hometown:
Miami, FL
Birthday: November 18th

 

#14 - Jeremie Thomas

Jeremie Thomas - Miami Heat Wheels Wheelchair BasketballExperience: 6 years
Classification: 2
Position: Point Guard
Hometown:
Pompano Beach, FL
Birthday: March 20th
Nickname: "w/c Moss"

 

#23 - Luis Amaro

Luis Amaro - Miami Heat Wheels Wheelchair BasketballExperience: 15 years
Classification: 2
Position: Power Forward
Hometown:
Miami, FL
Birthday: October 13th
Nickname: "The Machine"

 

#11 - Manuel Rodriguez

Manny Rodriguez - Miami Heat Wheels Wheelchair BasketballExperience: 3 years
Classification: 3
Position: Center
Hometown:
Hollywood, FL
Birthday: January 20th
Nickname: "My Finger Hurts"

 

#12 - Mario Moran

Mario Moran - Miami Heat Wheels Wheelchair BasketballExperience: 2 years
Classification: 2
Position: Shooting Guard
Hometown:
Union City, NJ
Birthday: March 24th
Nickname: "Sugar Rush"

 

#2 - Marvin Valcourt

Marvin Valcourt - Miami Heat Wheels Wheelchair BasketballExperience: 9 years
Classification: 2
Position: Shooting Guard
Hometown:
Miami, FL
Birthday: September 15th

 

#1 - Miki Erez

Miki Erez - Miami Heat Wheels Wheelchair BasketballExperience: 2 years
Classification: 2
Position: Guard
Hometown:
Kfar Sirkin, Israel
Birthday: December 24th
Nickname: "Mustachio"

 

#10 - Orlando Carrillo

Orlando Carrillo - Miami Heat Wheels Wheelchair BasketballExperience: 2 years
Classification: 2
Position: Point Guard
Hometown:
Venezuela
Birthday: October 5th
Nickname: Spike

 

#34 - Raul Acosta

Raul Acosta - Miami Heat Wheels Wheelchair BasketballExperience: 21 years
Classification: 3
Position: Center
Hometown:
New York, NY

 

#5 - Ryan Galvez

Ryan Galvez - Miami Heat Wheels Wheelchair BasketballExperience: Rookie
Classification: 2
Position: Shooting Guard
Hometown:
Miami, FL
Birthday: June 1st
Nickname: "Secret Weapon"

 

#30 - Willy Rodriguez

Willy Rodriguez - Miami Heat Wheels Wheelchair BasketballExperience: Rookie
Classification: 2
Position: Shooting Guard
Hometown:
Hialeah, FL
Birthday: August 29th

 

#15 - Almelio Pena

 

Almedio - Miami Heat Wheels PlayersExperience: Rookie
Classification: 2
Position: Guard
Hometown:
De la Selva, Cuba
Birthday: May 1st

 

#40 - Jose Prado

 

Jose - Miami Heat Wheels PlayersExperience: Rookie
Classification: 2
Position: Guard
Hometown:
Walker, MN
Birthday: March 18th

 

Coach Parnes Cartwright

Coach Parnes Cartwright - Miami Heat Wheels

Experience: 3 yrs (NWBA), 17 yrs total
Position: Head Coach
Hometown:
New York, NY
Birthday: April 8th

 

 

The Miami Heat Wheels wheelchair basketball program offers players the chance to learn and develop the skills to play wheelchair basketball in a competitive environment. The Miami Heat Wheels are an equal opportunity organization.

ABOUT THE TEAM

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