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Re: T&T Pro & College Scene
« Reply #60 on: March 15, 2017, 08:34:13 PM »
Good news man. Will he be our first Div 1 basketball coach?

Jerome Tang  - Asst at Baylor
Shaka Smart - HC at Texas ( well his father is ah Trini)
Chenel Harris   - Asst at Arkansas (SEC)  - women
Learie Sandy   - Asst at Northwestern St - women ( he's not their again)

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Re: T&T Pro & College Scene
« Reply #61 on: March 16, 2017, 08:17:15 AM »
Rowley transfers to Leyma Coruna in Spain

Leyma Basquet Coruna (LEB Gold) announced the arrival of 27-year old Trinidad and Tobago ex-international center Kyle Rowley (213-107kg-90, college: St.Mary's, CA). Rowley comes from Araberri, where he spent 5 months before parting ways with the Basque team last week. In 14 games he averaged 8.6ppg and 7.5rpg this season. This will be the second time Rowley joins Leyma Coruna as he played there also the 2014-2015 season, averaging 9.4ppg and 9.1rpg. Rowley also spent pre-season at Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) earlier this season.

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Re: T&T Pro & College Scene
« Reply #62 on: March 16, 2017, 10:50:03 AM »
Good news man. Will he be our first Div 1 basketball coach?

Jerome Tang  - Asst at Baylor
Shaka Smart - HC at Texas ( well his father is ah Trini)
Chenel Harris   - Asst at Arkansas (SEC)  - women
Learie Sandy   - Asst at Northwestern St - women ( he's not their again)
Good to see two coaches in the big 12 since I follow that conference alot. Shaka have it made at Texas, he's being paid well.

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Re: T&T Pro & College Scene
« Reply #63 on: March 18, 2017, 09:13:02 AM »
Pro round up

Guard Devaughn Akoon-Purcell was Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) top basketball player on the international pro-circuit. In Denmark, Akoon-Purcell had a team high 31pts and 8rebs as Bakken scored a comfortable 102-82 win over SISU on February 19. Currently, Akoon-Purcell is the leading scorer in the Ligaen League averaging 22.3ppg. While, Bakken remains in second position with an 18-3 record.

Another outstanding display came from Joey Haywood. In NBL Canada games, Haywood scored 16pts, 4rebs & 3 assists for Halifax Hurricanes in a 108-123 away loss to London Lighting on February 20. It was the best performance for the former 33-year old T&T point guard since his return to the pro-circuit in Canada early this year.

Down in Japan, guard Daniel Dillon (6-4) scored 10pts and 4 assists for Hiroshima in the Japanese B League D2. But in a losing effort the 2nd ranked Hiroshima D still went under to top-ranked Gunma 82-86 on February 18. The loss ended a 12-game winning streak for the Hiroshima Dragonflies.

While in Spain, center Kyle Rowley's Araberri went under to Huesca 71-75 on February 18. Rowley finished with 6pts & 6rebs. With the unexpected loss Araberri dropped to 10th ranked with a 12-12 record. While, Huesca improved to 16th place with a 6-18 record.

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Re: T&T Pro & College Scene
« Reply #64 on: September 02, 2017, 01:17:12 PM »
Mavericks add quality grad transfer

 ARLINGTON, Texas -- The UTA men's basketball program significantly enhanced its inside presence this season with the addition of 7-foot graduate transfer Johnny Hamilton.

A native of Rio Claro, Trinidad, Hamilton earned a bachelor's degree in sociology with a major in criminology in August from Virginia Tech, where he played just three games as a senior after suffering a thumb injury. He began his college career at Jacksonville (Texas) College, where he was among the national leaders in blocked shots. He has one season of eligibility remaining as a graduate student at UTA pursuing a master's degree in criminology and criminal justice.

"Johnny is an extremely athletic big man who has a chance to be among the elite centers in the Sun Belt Conference," said UTA head coach Scott Cross.  "At 7-feet, he obviously has tremendous height and length.  But, more importantly, he has good skills at both ends of the floor, great timing and will be an elite defender for us.  He is mature, experienced and gives us the flexibility and depth to be very aggressive on the defensive end of the floor.  We are very, very excited to have Johnny in our program and I cannot wait to start coaching him here at UT Arlington."

Hamilton, who only began playing basketball at the age of 16, started his college career under head coach Jody Bailey at Jacksonville. As a sophomore in 2014-15, he averaged 9.0 points and 8.9 rebounds and shot 61.7 percent from the field. He averaged 4.3 blocked shots per game and registered four or more blocks 16 times.

While at Virginia Tech, he played 17 games as a junior and averaged 1.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 7.2 minutes per game. Last season, as a senior, he played in just three games before suffering a torn flexor tendon in his left thumb.

Hamilton joins a UTA program that has won 52 games in the last two seasons, the second-highest total among NCAA Division I programs in the state of Texas. The Mavericks are coming off a season in which they went 27-9, won the Sun Belt regular season title and fell just four points shy of advancing to the National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals.

http://www.utamavs.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/083117aaa.html
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Re: T&T Pro & College Scene
« Reply #65 on: September 02, 2017, 02:43:37 PM »
Good for Hamilton, glad to see he's getting another opportunity while pursuing a graduate degree.

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Re: T&T Pro & College Scene
« Reply #66 on: September 09, 2017, 12:55:24 PM »
#TrinidadandTobago's @JerrellDoorbal on 📷 day with the Oklahoma Panhandle State University Men's #Basketball team. 🏀🎽📷🎬🇹🇹


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Re: T&T Pro & College Scene
« Reply #67 on: September 09, 2017, 08:01:09 PM »
Royal do we still have the National Basketball League back home? I remember teams like Flour Mills and Defense Force were popular & Pompy Julien and Patrick KK Joseph were household names.
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« Reply #68 on: September 16, 2017, 01:55:35 PM »
Royal do we still have the National Basketball League back home? I remember teams like Flour Mills and Defense Force were popular & Pompy Julien and Patrick KK Joseph were household names.

nah, there is not a national league. Basketball is really being run by the zones. Sometimes the best teams in the zones will play a tournament style competition for the national champions but that doesn't happen every year.
the big tournament in those days you talking about was de Super10.These were the 10 best teams in de country. Fakoory, Rangers (football) and Sepos (basketball) owner use to run dat, but even he give up.     

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Re: T&T Pro & College Scene
« Reply #69 on: September 21, 2017, 09:47:21 PM »
Royal do we still have the National Basketball League back home? I remember teams like Flour Mills and Defense Force were popular & Pompy Julien and Patrick KK Joseph were household names.

nah, there is not a national league. Basketball is really being run by the zones. Sometimes the best teams in the zones will play a tournament style competition for the national champions but that doesn't happen every year.
the big tournament in those days you talking about was de Super10.These were the 10 best teams in de country. Fakoory, Rangers (football) and Sepos (basketball) owner use to run dat, but even he give up.     

Really .. Damn!!!

I remember some years ago Patrick Manning son was tryingto set up a pro leage but couldn't get along with Anil Roberts.

I thought at least we would have a semi pro league.

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