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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: Lakers Thread
« on: March 21, 2019, 10:49:19 PM »
LeBron James, Lakers Suffer Disappointing 118-109 Loss to Last-Place Suns

The Los Angeles Lakers' season reached a new low point as they fell 118-109 to the NBA's worst team, the Phoenix Suns, on Saturday at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2823197-lebron-james-lakers-suffer-disappointing-118-109-loss-to-last-place-suns?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial
Don't look like playoffs is possible this year. Royal you're a basketball man, do you think LBJ and his team are affecting the young players on the team? Our future looks bright in 3-5 years but in order to keep James happy, they tried to get rid of 5 good young players and a 1st round draft pick to get Anthony Davis. Madness! Since that trade talk surfaced everything went in a downward spiral just as they were starting to gel.

Agreed. However they would get rid of Luke Walton.

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: Lakers Thread
« on: March 03, 2019, 06:58:58 PM »
LeBron James, Lakers Suffer Disappointing 118-109 Loss to Last-Place Suns

The Los Angeles Lakers' season reached a new low point as they fell 118-109 to the NBA's worst team, the Phoenix Suns, on Saturday at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2823197-lebron-james-lakers-suffer-disappointing-118-109-loss-to-last-place-suns?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: Basketball Tweets
« on: February 28, 2019, 04:35:40 PM »
some deep sh#t here


Michael Beasley
‏Verified account @Michael8easley

Honestly, I've grown to hate so much and so many people since you've left. I can't seem to shake the feeling of being alone, you don't know how bad you hurt me mommy. I know that's selfish… https://www.instagram.com/p/BuazkEGnd74/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=6my977ph7la2

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: Secondary Schools Basketball
« on: February 24, 2019, 08:56:07 PM »

El Dorado East takes Under-15 opener

East Zone Secondary Schools Basketball League





 LAST season’s Under-15 MVP Jelani Blackett scored a match-high 20 points, leading El Dorado East to a comfortable 43-19 victory over Holy Cross College in both team’s opening Under-15 fixture of the East Zone Secondary Schools Basketball League in Maloney, yesterday.

After both teams started their season debut with caution, it took a quick second quarter surge to get El Dorado East’s ball rolling.

They never relinquished the lead. They took complete control by the third, through Blackett’s efforts and that of Jadon Roberts, both of whom were named MVPs for their efforts following the match.

Blackett was also named an MVP when El Dorado East’s Under-20 outfit won their season-opener 37-29 against St George’s College earlier this week.

Holy Cross, led by last season’s most improved player Luke Waldron, endured a slow start but will be eager to rebound in their next fixture in two weeks’ time.

There was one other fixture carded for yesterday – Mount Hope Secondary versus El Dorado West in the Under-15 division. The match, however,was postponed.

On Thursday, Hillview recovered from their opening-day loss to Tunapuna Secondary, by trouncing San Juan North 52-16, while the Girls’ Under-20 division commenced with Manzanilla Secondary scraping past Bishop Anstey 19-18.

Alysa Connelly, later adjudged the Manzanilla’s MVP, incredibly scored all 19 points.

Meanwhile, in other results from matches played earlier this week, Five Rivers Secondary got past Arima Central 46-8, while Holy Cross College edged Trinity College East 49-48.

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: New York Knickerbockers Thread
« on: February 13, 2019, 10:53:31 AM »
What's up with the Knicks ?

The Knicks’ loss to Cleveland on Monday is their 17th straight. That’s the longest single-season losing streak in franchise history. They lost 16 in a row in 2014-15, when they finished with a franchise-low 17 wins. NYK (10-46) has the worst record in the NBA & has lost 30 of 32
 

They tanking for iron, like a lion in Zion

 ;D

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: T&T Pro & College Scene
« on: February 13, 2019, 10:51:25 AM »

Addaya Moore of the University of Cincinnati Women's Basketball team.


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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: New York Knickerbockers Thread
« on: February 11, 2019, 08:58:59 PM »
What's up with the Knicks ?

The Knicks’ loss to Cleveland on Monday is their 17th straight. That’s the longest single-season losing streak in franchise history. They lost 16 in a row in 2014-15, when they finished with a franchise-low 17 wins. NYK (10-46) has the worst record in the NBA & has lost 30 of 32
 

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: NBA Trades
« on: February 01, 2019, 06:32:05 AM »
Knicks trade Kristaps Porzingis to Mavericks


The New York Knicks have officially traded Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks, the teams announced on Thursday night.
http://www.nba.com/article/2019/01/31/kristaps-porzingis-dallas-mavericks-trade

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: New York Knickerbockers Thread
« on: January 31, 2019, 04:33:57 PM »

Adrian Wojnarowski

@wojespn

New York has agreed with Dallas on trade that includes Kristaps Porzingis, Courtney Lee, Tim Hardaway Jr., for Wesley Matthews, Dennis Smith Jr. and DeAndre Jordan, league sources tell ESPN. Players and agents are being notified of particulars. Deal may include more draft assets.
47.4K
3:50 PM - Jan 31, 2019

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Does Shaw Park has an indoor arena?

no there's one in Pleasantville.   

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: Zonal and Local Basketball News
« on: January 29, 2019, 11:51:05 AM »
NBFTT will embark on a 6 day screening to select the top 5 youth male basketball prospects across T&T. The selected 5 will have the opportunity to participate in the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Youth Camp in April, 2019 to be held in either Puerto Rico or Dominican Rep



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where's the statement from the TTFA

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: Johnny Hamilton Thread
« on: November 22, 2018, 08:30:15 AM »

NBA G League

Johnny Hamilton  led the Grand Rapid Drive to victory on Wednesday evening, posting CAREER-HIGHS in PTS (21), REB (13), BLK (6) and AST (4)! 👏👏👏

https://twitter.com/i/status/1065431421517484033

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: Johnny Hamilton Thread
« on: November 18, 2018, 06:32:54 PM »
HIGHLIGHTS: Big man Johnny Hamilton came ready to play tonight, posting 13 points, 11 rebounds & 5 blocks in the victory!

https://twitter.com/grdrive/status/1063997695633833992

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: 2018/19 NBA Season
« on: November 16, 2018, 04:34:13 PM »
Hassan Whiteside buys $50K assault rifle, immediately has it stolen after leaving it in unlocked Rolls Royce



https://www.yahoo.com/sports/hassan-whiteside-buys-50k-assault-rifle-immediately-stolen-leaving-unlocked-rolls-royce-020551481.html

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: Zonal and Local Basketball News
« on: November 16, 2018, 05:14:29 AM »
SOS Basketball Academy win U-19 crown


Pacers’ Shakiel Isertrand (#5) and SOS’s Nickolai Mills )#3) go head-to-head for a lose ball, during the 2nd game of the Finals of the U-19 Barry Stewart Basketball League between Maloney Pacers and SOS Academy at the Jean Pierre Complex, Mucurapo,on Saturday.

THE STORIES of Success Basketball Academy won the 2018 Barry Stewart Basketball League Under-19 Championship after defeating the Maloney Pacers 83-80 in the division final on Saturday, at the Jean Pierre Complex, Mucurapo.

https://newsday.co.tt/2018/11/15/sos-basketball-academy-win-u-19-crown/

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / 2018/19 NBA Season
« on: November 01, 2018, 05:32:56 AM »
Resurgent Rose turns back clock to score 50 against Jazz

Los Angeles (AFP) - Derrick Rose dusted off his MVP costume, dropping a career-high 50 points to power the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 128-125 win over Utah in a NBA Northwest Division showdown on Wednesday.

On US Halloween night, Rose turned back the clock with a 34-point performance in the second half as the crowd of 10,000 chanted "MVP, MVP" after the final buzzer sounded.

"It was numbing," said teammate Karl-Anthony Towns, who finished with 28 points. "I never realized something like that in my life. The man was just out there floating."

Rose, who was named NBA MVP in 2011 with the Chicago Bulls, scored every way imaginable against the Jazz.

He made two clutch free throws with 13 seconds left to give the Timberwolves a three-point lead in a tightly contested fourth quarter. Just moments earlier he had scored the go-ahead basket down low to put Minnesota ahead for good.

Rose also made a key block on a Jazz three-point attempt with two seconds left to ice the win.

"This means everything," said Rose, who was making his first start of the season. "I worked my butt off, bro."

Rose's career had been beset by injuries since he won his MVP award.

"I am doing everything just to win. I played my heart out tonight. My teammates told me before the game to just play my game and it was a hell of a night," said Rose.

Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points and Rudy Gobert added 22 for Utah. Jae Crowder tallied 18 points off the bench.

Minnesota played without all-star Jimmy Butler, and point guards Jeff Teague and Tyus Jones.

In Los Angeles, LeBron James gave the Staples Center crowd a fright when he missed the first of two free throws with two seconds left as the Lakers squeezed past the Dallas Mavericks 114-113.

"It's Halloween so we had to give the crowd a scare, I guess," said James.

The Lakers almost blew a big point lead late but managed to hold on for the win.

The game appeared to be headed to overtime but the Mavericks veteran Wesley Matthews took it upon himself to intentionally foul James on the Lakers' final possession with two seconds left. That sent the four-time MVP to the free-throw line with scored tied 113-113, but after missing the first one James made the second for the win.

James finished with 29 points for the Lakers who were up 111-98 with 3:42 to go before the Mavericks went on a 15-2 run to pull even with seven seconds left.

Luca Doncic tied it at 113-113 on a jumper, setting the stage for James' game-winning free throw.

"We had some bad moments down the stretch but this is the best way to teach them," James said of his young team.

Matthews led Dallas with 21 points and Harrison Barnes scored 19.

In Oakland, Stephen Curry had 37 points for his sixth 30-point game of the season, and the Golden State Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 131-121.

Curry had seven three-pointers and nine assists, Kevin Durant added 24 points and eight assists, and Draymond Green delivered 16 points, 15 rebounds as the Warriors won their sixth straight.

Anthony Davis returned from a two-game absence with a sprained right elbow and had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Pelicans in a rematch of a Western Conference playoff series from last season.

Klay Thompson scored 18 points with one three-pointer for the Warriors two days after setting an NBA record with 14 three pointers in a win over the Chicago Bulls.




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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: Lakers Thread
« on: November 01, 2018, 05:26:42 AM »
Inexperienced Lakers starting to wear on LeBron


Just seven games into the season, LeBron James is starting to run out of patience with the mistakes of his young Los Angeles Lakers teammates.

The Lakers are 2-5 following a 124-120 loss at Minnesota on Monday night and have given up an average of 122.3 points per game, 29th in the league. The Lakers haven't been able to keep opponents off the boards -- they surrendered 20 offensive rebounds to the Timberwolves -- nor have they been able to shut them down on crucial possessions.

"We talk about patience but you can't have reoccurrence of the same thing," James told reporters after the loss to the Timberwolves. "If you are doing the same things over and over and over and expecting the same result then that's insanity.

"So we have to get better. We can't keep having the same mistakes over and over."

When James left an aging Cleveland team behind and signed with the Lakers in free agency in the offseason, he acknowledged he was moving to a young team that he would need to nurture and teach. Already, though, he's grown tired of losing.

"You probably don't want to be around when my patience runs out," added James, who turns 34 in December. "I'm serious."

The Lakers' young core -- Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma -- has shown potential but James expects more from the Lakers.

"We got to figure it out," James said. "It is not one guy. We are all in this together, so, we got to figure it out. We got another one on Wednesday (against Dallas) on our home floor and we got to be really good."

For his part, James is ninth in the NBA in scoring, averaging 27.6 points per game. He is tied for third in minutes played with an average of 36.0.

--Field Level Media

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: Zonal and Local Basketball News
« on: November 01, 2018, 05:22:48 AM »
Martin's dunk wins it for Straker Nets




Cen­tre Al­lis­ter Mar­tin slammed home the game-win­ner for Strak­er Nets to reg­is­ter a tough 86-84 win over Sto­ries of Suc­cess (SOS) Bas­ket­ball Acad­e­my to take Game 1 of the best-in-three se­ries of the semi­fi­nals con­test. Ac­tion was in the Men's Pre­mier Di­vi­sion of the Bar­ry Stew­art Bas­ket­ball League which is ti­tled "Bas­ket­ball For Bas­ket­ballers" and played at the Mal­oney In­door Sports Are­na on Tues­day night.

With 0.57 sec­onds left in the match and scores tied 84-84, point guard Sadi­ki Guer­ra drove from the top of the key down the mid­dle lane, drew three de­fend­ers and sim­ply slipped the ball to the await­ing hands of the six-foot­er Mar­tin, who put down a huge dunk while be­ing fouled in the process. This sent the Strak­er Nets bench in­to a fren­zy sens­ing vic­to­ry.

Mar­tin (10 points) missed the free throw to com­plete the three-point play, and Kern George grabbed the re­bound and un­leashed a last-gasp long-range shot from deep in­to the oth­er end of the court, but his shot missed its tar­get, gift­ing the Strak­er team the open­ing win.

"The game was re­al­ly tough, SOS played their hearts out," said Guer­ra fol­low­ing the match. He scored a team-high 23 points.

The SOS play­ers will rue their missed chance of giv­ing Strak­er its first loss of the sea­son af­ter lead­ing by as much as 20 points (59-39) in the third quar­ter thanks to a daz­zling shoot­ing per­for­mance from point guard Ah­keel Boyd from be­yond the three-point arc. He con­nect­ed sev­en three-point­ers over­all for his match-high 36 points.

"In the first quar­ter, the point guard got too much of free shots. He was killing us," said Guer­ra. "He scored like four threes in the first quar­ter. Who­ev­er had to mark the broth­ers had to stay close to them."

The oth­er broth­er he was re­fer­ring to was Ah­keem Boyd, who added 13 to SOS's score.

SOS did their home­work, re­strict­ing Strak­er's lead­ing scor­ers this sea­son, Jef­frey Har­ris and Guer­ra, in the first two quar­ters while get­ting the jump on the more ex­pe­ri­enced team.

The Mal­oney-based team SOS backed by its home-based sup­port­ers, raced to a 26-14 lead in the first pe­ri­od and built up a 32-17-point ad­van­tage in the next quar­ter but with the likes of guard Joel Hinds and post play­er Mori­ba De Fre­itas keep­ing up the at­tack for Strak­er, their team ral­lied back to trail, 45-37 at the half.

In the third quar­ter, SOS mount­ed its biggest lead of the match 59-39 with 5.11 min­utes to go in the pe­ri­od, but it was short-lived as Strak­er de­ter­mined not to be up­set by the young team, fought back and man­aged to pull with­in 10 (61-51) with 1.12 on the clock in the third. The pe­ri­od end­ed with SOS still in con­trol, lead­ing 66-55.

"The coach told us we're down by 18 points, we just have to claw back on each play, and we will get back in­to the game," said Guer­ra on the ad­vice of coach Bar­ry Stew­art as Strak­er through its low-post game chipped away at the lead.

The in­ex­pe­ri­ence of SOS coach Kem­rick Julien showed as his team start­ed to im­plode.

George was guilty of two turnovers which Strak­er con­vert­ed in­to five points as the op­po­si­tion came with­in two points, 77-75 with 4.01 min­utes re­main­ing in the match. Mo­ments lat­er he was one of four SOS play­ers to foul out. The oth­ers were Ah­keem Boyd (13), Charles Williams and Bran­don Kel­ly. Strak­er too had two play­ers foul­ing out in Har­ris and Steve Williams.

Mean­while, De Fre­itas tied the score (77-77) with a dunk and lat­er went to the free throw line af­ter be­ing fouled. He con­nect­ed one of two free throws to give Strak­er, its first lead of the match, 78-77. The teams con­tin­ued to ex­change bas­kets, and it was in the fi­nal play of the in­tense match-up start­ed by Guer­ra that de­ter­mined the win­ner. This af­ter Boyd (Ah­keel) turned over the ball pass­ing the ball out-of-bounds.

"We lis­tened to our coach, and we clawed back to win the game," said a pleased Guer­ra.

Tonight the teams re­turn to the court at the Jean Pierre Com­plex in Port-of-Spain for game two with Strak­er seek­ing to close-out and book its spot in next week's best-of-three se­ries fi­nale.

De­tour Shak At­tack will have the same in­ten­tion tonight as well as it takes on De­fence Force in game two of their semi­fi­nal se­ries. Led by post play­er Shawn Lawrence with 19, Shak At­tack de­feat­ed the Army/Coast­guard com­bi­na­tion team, 82-74.

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Football / Re: Leon Carpette Thread
« on: October 26, 2018, 12:29:15 PM »
Condolences to the family and friends of former TT Footballer. Leon Carpette.Rip





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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: Johnny Hamilton Thread
« on: September 28, 2018, 08:59:01 PM »
Etienne Catalan
‏ @EtienneCatalan

Johnny Hamilton (@johnny_tall) will wear number 24 with the #Pistons. #NBA

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Football / Re: TTFA News Thread.
« on: September 24, 2018, 04:20:42 PM »
so Latapy-George is a grown man and he dunno right from wrong? He blaming others for doing wrong? A man holding such position and behaving like he in kindergarten?   

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: Re: Zonal and Local Basketball News
« on: September 08, 2018, 01:31:08 PM »
Grande new 4x4 basketball hub



Jeffrey Harris, left, coordinator of the Sangre Grande Ruff & Ready 4v4 Basketball League, shares a moment with veteran player Steven "Lighter" Lewis, on the opening day of the tournament on August 25 at the Foster Road Sangre Grande basketball court. Howeger, when the two players meet on court, Harris with the Maloney-based Stories of Success (SOS) basketball team and Lewis with D'Hill of Laventille Harris it will be in a battle aimed at the $10,000 first place prize.

RACHAEL THOMP­SON-KING

rachael.king@guardian.co.tt

For­ward Kern George net­ted an easy lay-up to score the win­ning point for the Sto­ries of Suc­cess (SOS) team in its 41-35 vic­to­ry over Sweaters of San­gre Grande in the San­gre Grande Ruff & Ready 4v4 Bas­ket­ball League at the Fos­ter Road Bas­ket­ball court on Sat­ur­day.

George's fi­nal bas­ket worth a sin­gle point to reach 41 points to bring it home for the Mal­oney-based SOS team in the in­au­gur­al league with a new con­cept to bas­ket­ball com­pe­ti­tion ac­cord­ing to co­or­di­na­tor Jef­frey Har­ris.

He said, " We got the idea from look­ing at FI­BA 3v3 and the Big 3 League be­ing played in the US." The main rules are as fol­lows sev­en play­ers per team - four play­ing with three run-in sub­sti­tutes - on any dead ball. There is a 12-minute stop­page time per half. One point per bas­ket in­side the arc, two points per bas­ket out­side the arc, and three points per bas­ket once scored from the three-point spot iden­ti­fied on the court.

There are two ways a team can win, the first is hav­ing the most points at the end of stop­page time or the team, which reach­es 41 points first, wins.

"Pop­u­lar lo­cal bas­ket­ball play­ers are par­tic­i­pat­ing in the ex­cite­ment while we bring to T&T, the 'Roc­ka Park' ex­pe­ri­ence. We have play­er in­ter­views, fans in­ter­views, an in-game DJ and com­men­tary and every night give­aways," said Har­ris, adding to the thrill of the in­no­v­a­tive com­pe­ti­tion, which has 10 teams com­pet­ing for the $10,000 first place prize. The run­ner-up re­ceives $5,000 and the third place fin­ish­er gets $3,000.

The oth­er teams are Buck­ets of Arou­ca, Ball Hun­gry of St Au­gus­tine, D'Hill of La­van­tille, Gold­en State (Va­len­cia), San­gre Grande All Stars, Grande Ext (San­gre Grande), Rebels (San­gre Grande) and Hey Now (Tacarigua).

Har­ris works on a com­mit­tee that in­clude Kevin Thomas, Mick­iel Williams, Fran­cis Har­ris and Mar­lon Bur­nett , all of the San­gre Grande com­mu­ni­ty for a tour­na­ment spon­sored by Sav­ings & Deals Su­per­mar­ket, Cost Cut­ters Su­per­mar­ket, Dar­ryl's Fa­mous Foods, Juter­am Au­to Sup­ply, Phats In­ter­na­tion­al, Be The Change Move­ment, and oth­er com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers of San­gre Grande.

George will be back on the court to­mor­row (Sat­ur­day) with his SOS team aim­ing for its third straight win af­ter beat­ing Hey Now, 41-38, last Fri­day. The Mal­oney unit will play Ball Hun­gry, who has a win against Grande Ext (35-24) and a loss to Buck­ets (33-30).

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General Discussion / Re: Naipaul again
« on: August 11, 2018, 04:51:25 PM »
VS Naipaul has passed away . He was 85

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Johnny Hamilton Thread
« on: August 01, 2018, 10:57:26 AM »
T&T’s Hamilton signs with NBA’s Pistons

T&T’s Johnny Hamilton has signed with the Detroit Pistons in the NBA.

“What a day to be alive. Thanks to the almighty, my family and coaches for having my back and helping me grow into the man I am today. I couldn’t do it without y’all,” said Hamilton in a Facebook post yesterday.

“Thanks to the @detroitpistons for granting my first opportunity to be a Professional Athlete. I look forward to this year as I take on a new chapter in my life. I also want to thank everyone that had something to do with me getting to this chapter. Whether negative or positive contributions y’all were all part of God’s plan for me.”

Hamilton originally of Rio Claro where he started playing for Warriors in that Community league before joing NBS Ambassadors that campiagned in the Mayaro Basketball League. He joins the “Bad Boys” of Detroit which will feature NBA All Stars post-player Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin.

Hamilton played on the Pistons during the Las Vegas Summer League after going undrafted in the 2018 draft. He wasn’t a starter for the team but looked like the best centre on their roster.

Hamilton is seven feet tall and weighs 230 pounds, so he brings some size to the Pistons frontcourt.

Hamilton started his college career at Virginia Tech where he played sparingly in two seasons before transferring to the University of Texas-Arlington where he was given an opportunity to play.

He averaged 11.1 points per game last season and 8.1 rebounds while shooting 63 per cent from the field. He can also protect the rim a bit as he averaged 2.3 blocks.

Last month, in the Summer League, Hamilton had eight points and grabbed three rebounds in Detroit’s 105-97 against New Orleans Pelicans. Detroit also defeated Timberwolves 64-59 and had losses to Memphis Grizzlies 73-70 and Milwaukee Bucks 90-63.


T&T’s Johnny Hamilton signs on the dotted line.

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Army marches past Police 99-89 in OT


Rachael Thomspon-King

Defence Force forward Steven Lewis brought the excitement on the opening night of the Barry Stewart Invitational Basketball League, so too his opposing Police point guard Ronell Winter, but it was the army coastguard combination team that prevailing with an exciting 99-89 overtime win.

The Men’s Premier Division match unfolded at the Central Regional Indoor Sports Arena in Chaguanas on Sunday. It was the feature match of four played on the night in three divisions to mark the Second edition of the league, which is being held in honour of Vibert “Passay” Dean, a long-standing player whom the basketball fraternity lost in May.

It was a pretty even match from the jump with the police officers taking an early 26-22 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, Defence Force boosted by Lewis with support from Kensley Sandy (16) and Kerry McMillan (10) fought back and grabbed a four-point advantage at the halfway mark.

That lead was short-lived though as Police rallied back in the third period to go ahead by a narrow one point (62-61) as the teams continued to trade baskets into the fourth quarter.

Winter was fierce from beyond the three-point arc, connecting 10 in his match-high 33 points but it was the one he hit with two seconds left to play that was most critical as it levelled the scores at 85 to send the match into an extra five minutes of overtime play.

Police though lost some its lustre in the extra time, only adding four points to its total while Defence Force went on to dominate scoring 14 in that period, to emerge with the 10-point win.

Police had two other players scoring in double-figures including forward Wesley Vincent (19) and post-player Don Wilkinson 18 but in a losing effort.

Earlier in the other match in the top division, Straker Nets defeated Stories of Success (SOS) Basketball Academy, 81-75. Play got on the way after T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) president Brian Lewis did the jump ball.

SOS spurred on by twin brothers Ahkeem and Ahkeel Boyd made a huge comeback in the fourth and final quarter after being down by 20 points (67-47) at the end of the third period but it was not enough to overcome Starker.

Post-player Ashton Demurrell top-scored for the winner with 20 points and his teammate Triston Benjamin added 10 in the six-point win.

In the Under-19 Division match-up, led by Josiah James with 21 points, Grande Young Stars beat New Age Lions, 55-47 while in the U-15 category, Uthman Bilal (18) starred for 500 Hawks in their 47-34 win over Brian Chase Academy.

Also in attendance to witness the exciting matches were former national player Gerard Moore, who played at New Mexico State University under legendary coach Lou Henson. Moore of Point Fortin was an All American at Southeast Illinois College (SIC) and in 2008 was inducted into the SIC Hall of Fame. He also competed with Straker Nets in the past.

Results

Men’s Premier Division
Defence Force (41/85) 99 (Steven Lewis 32, Kensley Sandy 16, Kerry McMillan 10) vs Police 89 (37/85) (Ronell Winter 33, Wesley Vincent 19, Don Wilkinson 18).
Straker Nets (46) 81 (Ashton Demurrell 20, Triston Benjamin 10, Jeffrey Harris 9, Richard Guiseppi 9) vs SOS Academy (30) 75 (Ahkeem Boyd 23, Ahkeel Boyd 18, Kern George 18).
Boys U-19 Division
New Age Lions (16) 47 (Joshua Sheppard 21) vs Grande Young Stars (21) 55 (Josiah James 21, Jeden Celestine 16, Christopher Nottingham 10).
Boys U-15 Division
Brian Chase Academy (18) 34 (Kasem Prince 14) vs 500 Hawks (17) 47 (Uthman Bilal 18, Lion Sandy 11).


Barry Stewart, second from right, TTOC president Brian Lewis, left and Gerard “Jerry” Moore, second from left, with some of the players that will be competing in the Barry Stewart Basketball League at the Central Regional Indoor Sports Arena in Chaguanas on Sunday.

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: Basketball Tweets
« on: July 30, 2018, 08:33:09 AM »

Adrian Wojnarowski
‏Verified account @wojespn

Carmelo Anthony has finalized buyout with the Atlanta Hawks, giving back $2.4M of his $27.9M salary, league sources tell ESPN. That's veteran's minimum he'll get back with new team. Anthony will wait to clear waivers in 48 hours to officially tell Rockets of intentions to sign.

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: CAC Games.
« on: July 30, 2018, 08:32:17 AM »
T&T seniors hasn't played internationally for years including this year's Caribbean Championships.....  :banginghead:

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: T&T Pro & College Scene
« on: July 02, 2018, 01:17:22 PM »
Congrats to Khadeen Carrington who will be playing for the Detroit Pistons in the Las Vegas Summer League. He will be joining fellow Trini Johnny Hamilton


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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: Lakers Thread
« on: July 02, 2018, 08:59:45 AM »
In 20 minutes after Lebron's confirmation , the lowest Lakers season tickets being sold on StubHub went from $3,499 apiece to $5,800 apiece.

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