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Basketball community mourns loss of Dwayne Cummings

Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:29 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: As public condemnation mounts for the tragic killing of popular athlete Dwayne Cummings, The National Elite Basketball League (NEBL), the Belize Basketball Federation (BBF) and the Belize Association of Basketball Officials (BABO) have jointly issued a statement mourning his loss and condemning the actions that led to his death.

Yesterday the NEBL and BABO issued the joint statement, offering their condolences to Cummings’ family and expressing their grief at his loss. Karim Juan, NEBL Commissioner, stressed that Cummings, who played for the Orange Walk Rebels, was the runner-up for Rookie of the Year last year because of his talent and potential.

“His jovial demeanor, huge smile, mannerisms and level of respect easily stood out to his teammates, peers, coaches, and fans,” Juan said.

Juan noted that the basketball community has lost three people in less than a year: a referee, a team owner and now a player.

Cummings was killed sometime after 11 p.m.on Saturday, following a basketball game in Orange Walk. Police have since detained two people and impounded “several” vehicles for processing.

Belize City Councilor Micah Goodin has pledged $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person/s responsible for Cummings’ death.

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