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T&T Pro & College Scene
« on: October 09, 2011, 11:38:14 AM »
With the 2011-2012 season almost in full swing globally, several Trinidad & Tobago professional basketball players have secured interntaional contracts.

Heading the list is 6-4 guard Ian Young in Latin America. Young debuted on 28 September with 11pts & 2assists for La Union in an 82-68 win over Sam Martin.C. in Argentina premier league, Lira A.

Meanwhile, 6-7 power forward Wilfred Spongy Benjamin will see action on October 2 with San Martin. MJ. against Huracan in the Argentina TNA league.

And in Mexico, Devaughn Lamont will line up Correcaminos UAT Victoria in the Mexican LNBP league. Lamont last played with San Francisco Rumble in the ABA.

Whilst 6-7 forward Adrian Joseph will see action with HALCONES UV XALAPA. Joseph formerly played two seasons in Spain for Gestiberica Ciudad de Vigo (08-09) & Beirasar Rosalia (09-10).

In Asia,
Kibwe Trim will line up with Al Moutahed Tripoli in the Lebanon Division A league. Last season Trim played Kyoto Hannaryz in Japan.

However, 6-9 Julius Ashby will continue in Japan BJ League but with Shiga L-Stars. Last season he played with Niigata Albirex.

Over in Euro,
6-6 guard Leo Westermann continues his plight with ASVEL in the French Pro A league. Westermann won a bronze medal with France U20 team at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao, Spain during the summer. He averaged 10.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.3apg in nine games and had a game high of 19pts against Germany.

Whilst 6-7 forward Eze Andrews (Savannah State University) will debut for Kaarinan Ura Basket in Finland 1st Division league.

In the United Kingdom, 6-6 veteran Shawn Mayers is back with Cheshire Jets for the 2011-2012 season.

And down under, 6-4 guard Daniel Dillon switched to Melbourne Tigers in Australia NBL. Dillon was a member of Skytrans Cairns Taipans in the previous season.

Also 6-1 point guard Joey Haywood aka King Handles has been invited for tryouts in NBDL. Haywood recently completed an illustrious playing career with St Marys University, Canada and will be seeking to extend his talent amongst the pros.

 
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Re: T&T Pros Scene
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2011, 07:41:10 PM »
good roundup. appreciate this.

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Re: T&T Pros Scene
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2011, 05:06:21 PM »
I thought football was bad. If they were to call all them men for an Olimpic qualifiers, it go be real sky milage, Lord!!!

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011, 11:52:26 AM »
whats going on with the basketball association in TT?

we have good players all over n.america who are trini background, yet the association back home can't get a team together to qualify for an olympics, bad management >:(

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2011, 06:12:37 PM »
whats going on with the basketball association in TT?

we have good players all over n.america who are trini background, yet the association back home can't get a team together to qualify for an olympics, bad management >:(

same as football.Just dat in basketball is not one man but a setta tribes dat disguise demselves as zones.

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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2011, 07:56:05 AM »
 DeVaughn Lamont returns to Mexico

DeVaughn Lamont (208-F-84, college: CS Monterey) is back to Correcaminos UAT Victoria after almost one month. He started the season with Correcaminos and in November moved to Japan. There he joined ABA team Shizuoka Gymrats. Lamont appeared 24 times for Correcaminos so far this season averaging 5.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. DeVaughn Lamont spent 2010/11 in ABA. He was a member of the San Francisco Rumble. He also spent some with Venezuelan Lanceros that year. DeVaughn Lamont already played in LNBP in the past. He was a member of Algodoneros de La Comarca Torreon in 2008/09 season. At that time he had 10.8 ppg and 5.1 rpg in 43 games. DeVaughn Lamont played for Trinidad and Tobago National Team in 2010.   
 


 Haywood NBL player of the week

Trinidad & Tobago point guard, Joey Haywood (6'1''-G), was named Player of the Week in Canadian NBL.
Haywood who was signed by Halifax Rainmen owner and CEO, Andre Levingston, just over a week ago started the last two games for the Rainmen and averaged 18.5 ppg in his first two starts. His first start for the Rainmen left a lasting impression on the Halifax fans when he went off for 21 pts on 10-12 shooting against the Moncton Miracles. Haywood then followed up with a 17-point performance against the Summerside Storm which helped his Rainmen improve to 2-2 on the season.

'It feels great to have achieved an honour of this magnitude in the city that I consider to be my second home,' said Haywood in the Rainmen press release. 'I'm glad that my hard work is paying off. I'm blessed to have the incredible support of my family; without them, I absolutely would not be here.'

Halifax defeated the Summerside Storm on Sunday afternoon 100-93 at the Metro Centre. The former Boston Celtic, Orien 'OG' Greene led the Rainmen to the win with his 18-point performance.

Meanwhile in Lebanon, Ian Young had 18pts, 7 assists & 4 rebounds as Antranik scored a close 89-86 win over Chabab in a second round game in the Lebanese Men Division A.

Whilst in another matchup of the same division, Kibwe Trim had a double, 17pts & 16 rebs, to guide Moutahed to a slender 79-76 victory against Hoops.

Over in Japan, Julius Ashby had 13pts & 9rebs in a losing effort, 71-91, for Shiga L-Stars against Osaka in a Round 11 game of the Japanese BJ League.

And down under, Daniel Dillon came off the bench to chip in with 8pts in 16mins as Melbourne Tigers defeated Perth Wildcats 87-82 in the Australian NBL.



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Re: T&T Pros Scene
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2011, 06:52:42 PM »
Royal, when did joey haywood represent ? Is it another guy?

http://nblcanada.pointstreaksites.com/view/nblcanada/players/player-of-the-week-4

http://1inthestands.wordpress.com/2011/01/24/athlete-profile-joey-haywood/

Same guy.The last time he represented is the last time we sent a men team anywhere,2010 Centro Basket in Dominican Rep.He was back up point guard to Ian Young
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2011, 05:30:22 PM »
I have to admit my ignorance when it comes to Canadian B-Ball. I did not know this league existed. How good is it?

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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2012, 01:30:05 PM »
I have to admit my ignorance when it comes to Canadian B-Ball. I did not know this league existed. How good is it?

not that great in all honesty, my friend who was the capt of the canadian olympic team told me it is a stepping stone to europe but not the nba

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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2012, 07:26:46 PM »
Atletico Bigua sign DeVaughn Lamont

Atletico Bigua signed 28-year old Trinidad and Tobago ex-international forward DeVaughn Lamont (208-F-107kg-84, college: CS Monterey). In his first game he scored 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds helping his new team beat Cader 90-88. Lamont played most recently at Correcaminos UAT Victoria (Mexico). While playing 38 games for Corr.Victoria this season he averaged 7.3ppg and 4.1rpg. Lamont is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Dominican Rep., Japan, Mexico and Venezuela. Lamont graduated Cal.St.-Monterey Bay in 2006 and actually missed last season. It will be his sixth season in pro basketball. Lamont played for Trinidad and Tobago senior national until 2010.

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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2012, 08:40:21 AM »
Haywood selected on Canadian All Star team   
By ALBERT-LEE YOUNG

T&T national team point guard, Joey Haywood, was also named as one of the captains for The National Basketball League of Canada inaugural All-Star game on March 31-April 1 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Haywood plays for Halifax. The other captain is Eddie Smith from the top-ranked London team.

Over 213,000 fans cast their votes for the inaugural NBL Canada All-Star top 20. The results were submitted to the seven NBL Canada Head coaches for the final decision.

Captains Smith and Haywood will partake in a Fantasy Draft via conference call tomorrow afternoon at 12:00 p.m. AST to choose their teams. Follow their selections live on NBL Canada's Twitter and Facebook. The two coaches who lead their teams to the finals will coach the two All-Star teams.

The fans in Halifax will be seeing a great game with the best talent in the league.

All-Star Weekend will consist of exciting, family-friendly events ranging from an All-Star breakfast and youth basketball clinics to a three-point shoot out, slam-dunk contest, legends game, and of course the All-Star game.


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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2012, 10:25:14 AM »
 Julius Ashby selected the top Trinidad and Tobago playing abroad in last week''s games -

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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Trinidad and Tobago players, who play currently abroad.


   #1. This week''s number one is former international power forward Julius Ashby (205-82, college: Colorado). Ashby led Shiga L-Stars to a victory over the second-ranked Akita Happinets (24-17) 79-74 in the Japanese BJ League last Sunday. He was MVP of the game. Ashby scored 23 points, grabbed 8 boards, handed out 5 passes and blocked 3 shots. Shiga Lakestars (24-15) are placed fifth in Western group. It was his team''s third consecutive victory in a row. It''s Ashby''s first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 11.2ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 49.4% and FT: 60.2%. Ashby played for the Trinidad and Tobago senior national team two years ago.


The list of other players, who all have Trinidad and Tobago passport but never been selected to any of Trinidad and Tobago national teams:

   #1. Leo Westermann (198-G-92, agency: Beo Basket), who plays in the French ProA could not help ASVEL (10-12) in their last game. Despite his very good performance ASVEL lost 73-84 at home to the higher-ranked (#6) Le Mans. Westermann was the top scorer with 17 points. He also added 3 passes in 32 minutes. It was ASVEL''s fourth consecutive loss in a row. This year Westermann averages: 8.3ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.7apg in the 22 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Trinidad and Tobago and French. Despite Westermann''s Trinidad and Tobago passport, he currently plays for the French U20 national team and is not eligible to play for the Trinidad and Tobago team.

   #2. Eze Andrews (201-F/C-83, agency: Court Side, college: Savannah St.), who plays in the Finnish 1st Division (second division) was not able to help Ura Basket (8-14) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Ura Basket was crushed 104-77 on their home court in Kaarina by the higher-ranked (#4) BC Nokia. Andrews had a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 3 assists, 3 blocks and 3 steals in 36 minutes. It was Ura Basket''s third consecutive loss in a row. The Regular Season already ended. Andrews is currently second on the list of best blockers with 1.8bpg. This year his other stats are: 19.1ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.9spg in the 22 games.

   #3. Jamal Fenton (175-G-91) managed to help University of New Mexico to win against the Long Beach State University (7-9) 75-68 in the NCAA National Tournament Round 2 in Thursday night''s game. Fenton scored 5 points and added 3 passes. The University of New Mexico has a solid 10-4 conference record this season. It was his team''s fourth consecutive victory in a row. The National Tournament Round 2 already ended in the NCAA. Fenton has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 19.1ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.9spg. Fenton is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in Trinidad and Tobago.

   #4. Joey Haywood (185-G-84) was not able to secure a victory for the Halifax Rainmen (23-13) in their game against the Quebec Kebs (22-14) in the NBL Canada. Haywood did not have that impressive stats last Thursday. He scored only 3 points in 21 minutes. The Halifax Rainmen was edged 112-109 on the road by the lower-ranked (#3) Quebec Kebs. Haywood has very impressive stats this year: 19.1ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.9spg in the 22 games. He has also Canadian citizenship.


Other top Trinidad and Tobago players, who play abroad:

Adrian Joseph (201-F-84) plays for Halcones UV Xalapa in Mexican LNBP
Ian Young (191-PG-81) plays for Gaiteros in Venezuelan LPB
DeVaughn Lamont (208-F-84) plays for Bigua in Uruguayan LUB
Bert Brisbane (196-F/G-67) plays for ENAD in Cypriot Division A
Shawn Myers (198-G/F-69) plays for Cheshire Jets in British BBL
Kibwe Trim (208-F/C-84) plays for Taiwan Beer in Taiwanese SBL
Wilfred Benjamin (201-F/C-84) plays for Providencia in Chilean Liga Nacional
Kerwin Thompson (206-C-72) plays for Aura Basket in Finnish 2nd Division   


 

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« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2012, 09:08:37 AM »
Eurobasket Center brings you last week's top performers from Trinidad and Tobago's who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


Ian Young
   #1. This week's number one is former international point guard Ian Young (191-81, college: Auburn, currently plays in Mexico). He led Lechugueros to a victory over the league outsider Gigantes (3-31) 86-80 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) last Thursday. Young was MVP of the game. He scored 34 points (!!!) and added 9 assists. Lechugueros de Leon (12-22) is placed 12th in the LNBP. Young belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #5) and also on the list of best passers (third place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Young averages: 22.2ppg, 2.1rpg, 6.3apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 42.1%, 3FGP: 35.8% and FT: 76.1%. He is a naturalized American. Young played for the Trinidad and Tobago senior national team two years ago. Strangely he has never played in Trinidad and Tobago.


Julius Ashby
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Julius Ashby (205-82, college: Colorado, currently plays in Japan). Ashby was the main contributor in a 2-point f**kuoka Rizing's victory against the ninth-ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (3-18) 69-67 in the Japanese BJ League on Saturday night. He was the best player in that game. Ashby had a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 12 rebounds in 34 minutes. f**kuoka Rizing (14-7) is placed fourth in Western group. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. It's Ashby's first season with the team. He has very impressive stats this year: 15.5ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 52.5% and FT: 69.7% in the 21 games he played so far. Ashby played for the Trinidad and Tobago national team in 2010.


Kibwe Trim
   #3. The Trinidad and Tobago player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Kibwe Trim (208-84, agency: Top Notch Sports, college: Sacred Heart, currently plays in South Korea), who plays in the South Korean KBL. He could not help Anyang KGC (13-10) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Trim's very good performance Anyang KGC was badly defeated 90-73 at home by the lower-ranked Goyang Orions (#8). He was the top scorer with 22 points. Trim also added 8 rebounds. Trim's overall stats this season are: 4.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 2FGP: 63.6%(42-66). He played for the Trinidad and Tobago national team two years ago.


Moriba De Freitas
   #4. Forward Moriba De Freitas (206-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help Pepperdine University in a victory against the Alabama State University 66-58 in the NCAA on Wednesday night. He scored only 4 points in 12 minutes. The Pepperdine University has conference record this season. De Freitas has relatively good stats this year: 11.3ppg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg in the 15 games. He used to play for the Trinidad and Tobago U17 national team back in 2007.


The list of other players, who all have Trinidad and Tobago passport but never been selected to any of Trinidad and Tobago national teams:

   #1. D'or Fischer (211-C-81, college: W.Virginia, currently plays in Ukraine) led BC Donetsk to a 1-point victory over the fourth-ranked Khimik (12-7) 73-72 in the Ukrainian Superleague in Friday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Fischer had a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 4 blocks in 32 minutes. BC Donetsk (9-8) is placed ninth in the Superleague. It's Fischer's first season with the team. Fischer has relatively good stats this year: 11.2ppg, 5.9rpg, 2.1apg, 1.9bpg and 1.2spg in the 13 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Fischer has never played in Trinidad and Tobago.

   #2. Ronald Roberts (203-F-91, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the St.Joseph's in their last game. Despite Roberts' very good performance the St.Joseph's was edged 60-57 at home by the Fairfield University. He had a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 11 rebounds in 38 minutes. This year Roberts' overall stats are: 4.7ppg and 4.3rpg in the 21 games.

     #3. Jamal Fenton (175-PG-91, currently studies in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the N.Mexico in their game against the South Dakota State University (1-0) in the NCAA. He scored 6 points. The N.Mexico was defeated 70-65 on their home court in Albuquerque, NM by the South Dakota State University. Fenton is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in N.Mexico's roster. Fenton has relatively good stats this season: 11.3ppg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg. He is a naturalized American. Apparently Fenton has never played in Trinidad and Tobago.

   #4. Travis Trim (185-PG-93, is currently at the American university) couldn't help the Md-E Shore in their game against the Ohio University in the NCAA. Trim cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points. His team was crushed by 36 points 93-57. This season Trim has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg.

   #5. Kadeem Jack (206-F-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Howard University crushing them 79-55 in the NCAA last Friday. He recorded 6 points in 19 minutes. This year Jack has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg in the 15 games.   
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Re: T&T Pro & College Scene
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2013, 06:55:13 AM »
Julius Ashby finished an outstanding season with Rizing

Julius Ashby (205-F/C-82, college: Colorado) finished an outstanding season in Japan. HisRizing reached the Finals in BJ league, however lost to Yokohama 90:101.
 Rizing was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 61-46 second half run of Yokohama BC. Yokohama BC shot 34 for 46 from the free-throw line, while  Rizing only scored fourteen points from the stripe.  Rizing was plagued by 32 personal fouls down the stretch. Draelon Burns stepped up and scored 34 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and swingman Masayuki Kabaya chipped in 35 points (!!!) (perfect behind the arc making all five shots). Pape Faye followed them with 11 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side Reginald Warren responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 17 rebounds and the other Josh Peppers scored 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Julius Ashby collected 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
In 2012-2013 for  Rizing (Japan-BJ League, starting five) Julius Ashby averaged high 14.3 points per game. 

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Re: T&T Pro & College Scene
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2013, 03:55:11 PM »
Ian Young will play for Imola

http://www.court-side.com/news/blog/ian-young-will-play-for-imola/

Ian YoungIan Young (191 cm, Auburn’05) has penned a deal with Aget Service Imola in Italy’s Lega Due Gold for the coming 2013/2014 season. The experienced point guard has played in several countries including the USA and France but he is best known in Latin America where he has played in Argentina, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. Throughout his long career the 31-year old has also played in Lebanon, Egypt, Finland, and Iran.

Last season the Trinidad and Tobago native started the campaign in Mexico with LNBP franchise Lechugueros de Leon where he played 23 games. He was in good form for the team and finished as the 5th best scorer in the league with 22.3 points per game, while he was also the third best assister with 5.6 assists per game.

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« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2013, 08:38:28 PM »

 
Spanish club Oviedo signs Kyle Rowley

Union Financiera Baloncesto Oviedo (LEB Gold) signed 23-year old Trinidad and Tobago ex-international center Kyle Rowley (213-127kg-90). He just graduated from Saint Mary's College of California (NCAA). But in 30 games he had only 2.0ppg and 1.9rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
As mentioned above Rowley is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro. His college team won WCC Tournament in 2012.
Rowley was also a member of Trinidad and Tobago international program for some years. He played for Trinidad and Tobago Senior National Team in 2009 and previously for U17 National Team back in 2007. Rowley also represented Trinidad and Tobago at the CBC Championships in Tortilla (BVI) four years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were : 3 games: 3.0ppg, 2.3rpg.

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Re: T&T Pro & College Scene
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2014, 07:56:41 PM »
T&T’s born basketball coach Learie “Fruits”Sandy became the first coach to advance to the NCAA Tournament after his school Northwestern State “Lady Demons” defeated arch-rival Stephen F. Austin 62-44 in the Southland Conference Women's Basketball Tournament championship game on Sunday. Sandy, who helped South East Port of Spain (SEPoS) to the Super 10 Basketball League title in 1990. The former forward also played on the National Flour Mills (NFM) Super 10 championship teams in 1992 and 1998.
 Fruits team plays Tennessee in the national tournament on Saturday at 2:pm on ESPN2, this is a dream come true for me."

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« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2014, 08:07:50 PM »
Young Joins Firenze

Enegan Firenze (DNA Silver) tabbed 33-year old Trinidad and Tobago ex-international point guard Ian Young (191-81, college: Auburn). He started the season at Aget Service Imola (DNA Gold). In 18 games he averaged 14.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 3.2apg this season. The last season Young played at Al Ahly (Superleague) in Egypt. The last (12-13) summer he played at Estrellas Occidentales in Venezuelan league. But in two Liga Americas games he did not score anything and had only 2 rebounds and 2 assists. Young also played at Bucaneros (LPB) in Venezuelan league earlier that season. The last (12-13) season he played at Lechugueros (LNBP) in Mexican league.
In 2007 (two years after he left the college) Young was drafted by Iowa Energy (D-League) in ninth round (126th overall).
The former Auburn University staris in his ninth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Young's team made it to the Puerto Rican BSN Cup final in 2013. He received also Latinbasket.com All-CBC Championships 2nd Team award back in 2009. Young represented Trinidad and Tobago at the CBC Championships in Tortilla (BVI) five years ago.
He is a very experienced player. Young has played also professionally in Argentina, Bosnia, Dominican Rep., Finland (KTP-Basket), France (Quimper UJAP), Germany, Iran (Shahrdari Gorgan), Lebanon, Saudi Arabia (Uhud), Venezuela (Gaiteros), Puerto Rico (Cangrejeros and Mets) and Dominican Republic (Indios de San Francisco).
Let's have closer look into His outlook:  Very strong combination guard ... very good scorer ... can play the point guard position ... very good shooter ... good ball-handler ... good defender.

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Re: T&T Pro & College Scene
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2014, 10:11:28 AM »
Ant trini players in the NCAA mach madness this year
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« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2014, 07:07:30 PM »
Ant trini players in the NCAA mach madness this year

As far as I know one player in Ronald Roberts of St Joe's and four coaches  Shaka Smart - VCU, Jerome Tang - Asst coach at Baylor, Learie "Fruits" Sandy asst at Northwestern State - women, and  Chenel Harris - Asst Coach at Robert Morris - women
Both Sandy and Harris are former T&T players. 
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« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2014, 03:43:31 PM »
 Leo Westermann what is his tnt connections ?
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« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2014, 09:26:36 PM »


Kyle Rowley

After 8 months in Spain, the time is winding down to board my flight back Trinidad. Had a great year, great experiences and will carry forward some great memories with me. Looking forward to seeing what next season brings. For now, back to T&T, to where it all started, so I can prepare myself for next season. ‪#‎dreamchaser‬ ‪#‎trusttheprocess‬ ‪#‎prayforthebear

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Re: T&T Pro & College Scene
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2014, 06:58:49 PM »
Trim wins Championships

T&T national team co-captain, 6-10 Kibwe Trim, won the Japanese BJ League title with the Okinawa Golden Kings on May 25. Trim scored 14pts as the Kings scored a 103:89 victory over Akita Northern Happinets for the championships.

For the winners, Ryuichi Kishimoto led with with 34 points and grabbed 5 boards to pace the winners. He was named the MVP after the game. Draelon Burns had 21 points, Narito Namizato and Anthony McHenry also added 14 points.

For Northern Happinets, Yuki Togashi top scored with 30 points while Richard Roby had 17 points in the defeat.

Meanwhile Trim enjoyed another successful season finishing with stats of 10.9ppg and 9rpg.

Also enjoying a solid season was 6-9 Julius Ashby who ended the season with 8ppg, 5.8rpg & 1.2bpg for f**kuoka Rizing. Ashby guided Rizing to the BJ Western quarter-finals.

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Rowley on All Import Team

7 center, Kyle Rowley, was selected on the Spanish LEB Silver All-Import team. Rowley, who is member of Zornotza Saskibaloi Talde starting five, ended his first professional season with a solid all round performance of 9.0ppg and 9.0rpg.

In addition, his team enjoyed a relatively good season losing in the quarter finals to the eventual winners, Prat. Previous to going pro, Rowley played with Northwestern University and St Marys in the NCAA D1.

Rowley represented Trinidad an Tobago at both junior and senior levels in the Caribbean Basketball Championships. He last played in 2009 with the senior at the championships in the B.V.I.

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« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2014, 04:31:49 PM »

Hazel Taylor Inducted into WBU Hall of Fame


 SALUTE YOU HAZEL...well done

T&T and Horizon Sports Club ace basketballer and netballer HAZEL TAYLOR who wore the Red, White and Black with pride and the Gold and Blue with love was inducted into the Wayland Baptist University Athletic Hall of Honour during ceremonies on Saturday.

She was recognised by her University as one of the most talented players in the history of the Wayland Baptist Flying Queens had a very unusual incentive that inspired her to always play her best: Pizza. Hazel Taylor hated it, and it seemed as if Johnna Pointer, Taylor's head coach, always ordered it as a post-game meal for the team after the Flying Queens lost a game.


"I never wanted to eat pizza or Mexican food," Taylor recalled, "and Johnna would buy pizza every time we lost."

Thankfully for her, that wasn't often.
 

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Re: T&T Pro & College Scene
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2014, 06:33:01 AM »
   Halifax Rainmen welcomes back Haywood


 Joey Haywood

Halifax Rainmen (NBL Canada) inked 30-year old former Trinidad and Tobago international point guard Joey Haywood (185-82kg-84, college: St.Mary's). It is actually his comeback to Halifax Rainmen as he played here before. Haywood has a double citizenship as he also holds Canadian passport. Haywood already started the season at U.M.F. Grindavik in Icelandic Dominos League. In four games he averaged impressive 17.5ppg, 3.5rpg and 5.8apg this season. The last season he played at Aalborg Vikings (Ligaen) in Danish league. In 30 games he was the best scorer with remarkable 25.0ppg and recorded 3.9rpg, 3.4apg and 1.2spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen Honorable Mention.
 The previous (12-13) season Haywood played at Halifax Rainmen. In 40 NBL Canada games he had 14.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg in 2012-13 season. A very good year in his career as he was awarded USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Domestic Player of the Year and to the All-Star Game.
Among other achievements he played in the final of NBL Canada in 2012. Haywood received also All-Atlantic Division Player of the Year award back in 2011 at his college time. Haywood was a member of Trinidad and Tobago Senior National Team in 2010.
He is a very experienced player.
Haywood graduated from Saint Mary's University in 2011 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.
His game is described as:  Joey Haywood is a lightning-fast, scoring point guard who is a nightmare to guard one-on-one. In 2014, he was the leading scorer in Denmark (25.0 PPG). Joey has an incredible handle and a first step which makes him very difficult to stay in front of. He is terrific in transition, where he gets to the rim at will, and is able to absorb contact and finish the play. Joey reads the pick-and-roll well - he turns the corner exceptionally quickly but also finds his big men and open shooters when he draws double-teams and when defenders hedge hard. If the defender goes under a screen, Joey can pull-up on a dime and knock down the three with great efficiency (40.8%). Joey is an exceptional defender, evidenced by his All-Defense Team selections in each of his first two professional seasons. Finally, Joey is a natural leader who always makes his coach's job easier and is a great role model in the community.



Macae Basquete (NBB) added to their roster 33-year old Trinidad and Tobago ex-international point guard Ian Young (191-81, college: Auburn). He played last season at Affrico Basket Firenze in Italian A2 Silver. In 7 DNA Silver games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 5.1apg and 1.0spg. Young also played at Aget Service (DNA Gold) in Italian league that season. In 18 games he averaged 14.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 3.2apg.
 The previous (12-13) season he played at Al Ahly (Superleague) in Egypt.
In 2007 (two years after he left the college) Young was drafted by Iowa Energy (D-League) in ninth round (126th overall).
The former Auburn University star is in his tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Puerto Rican BSN Cup final in 2013. Young was also voted Latinbasket.com All-CBC Championships 2nd Team back in 2009. He represented Trinidad and Tobago at the CBC Championships in Tortilla (BVI) five years ago.
Young is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Argentina, Bosnia, Dominican Rep., Finland (KTP-Basket), France (Quimper UJAP), Germany, Iran (Shahrdari Gorgan), Lebanon, Mexico (Lechugueros), Saudi Arabia, Venezuela (Gaiteros, Bucaneros and Estrellas Occidentales), Puerto Rico (Cangrejeros and Mets) and Dominican Republic (Indios de San Francisco).
On Young:  Very strong combination guard ... very good scorer ... can play the point guard position ... very good shooter ... good ball-handler ... good defender.



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« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2015, 11:02:20 AM »
On January 5th, freshman point guard Khadeen Carrington (6-3) was named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week. He also had a 11pts & assists performance in a previous game against St. John's.

Coming off the bench, Carrington averaged 14 points and two assists and was absolutely critical down the stretch in Seton Hall's win over Villanova. Carrington played hero in the Villanova victory. Down by two points with less than three minutes left, Carrington stole the ball from Nova's JayVaughn Pinkston and turned it into a fast break layup to tie the game. With the game again tied late, he put SHU back up with another layup. Then in overtime, he had his biggest moment, pulling a spin move in the lane and converting a layup off the glass to put the Pirates up one with 1:38 to play. He then calmly sank two free throws with under 30 seconds to go to put Seton Hall up three and up for good. He finished the game 9-for-10 from the free throw line and finished the week 16-for-18 there.

Meanwhile on January 13, Carrington was instrumental in Seaton Hall's late surge against Butler, scoring 14 of his season-high 20 points after halftime and adding two assists without a turnover in 36 minutes of action. However, the #12 ranked 'Hall' fell just short at the Prudential Center in overtime for its first home loss of the season, dropping a 79-75 to the visiting Butler Bulldogs in a wire-to-wire contest.

Jack hits 19pts!

Despite 19pts & 5rebs from 6-9 Kadeem Jack, Rutgers (10-9, 2-4) fell to Minnesota, 89-80, on Saturday afternoon at Williams Arena. Teammate Myles Mack was the sparkplug for Rutgers with a season-high 26 points and eight assists.

After halftime the Gophers started strong again, pushing their lead to double digits at 54-44. The Scarlet Knights cut into the deficit, but again Minnesota had a response, as consecutive threes pushed their advantage to 66-55.

RU responded with an 8-2 run as Jack converted a three-point play, making Minnesota's advantage 68-63. But the Gophers countered to extend that lead to 80-68.
A late push by the Scarlet Knights cut the deficit to 80-74 after a steal by Jack and finish by Bishop Daniels. Minnesota, however, would hold on for the victory.

Meanwhile, it was Jack tenth time in 17 games reaching double-figure scoring. His next game is Tuesday as RU host Michigan. The game will be televised live nationally on the Big Ten Network.

Hamilton top JUCO shot blocker!

Meanwhile, 6-11 centre Johnny Hamilton tallied 13rebs, 5blks & 12pts but Jacksonville Community College still went under 96-88 to San Jacinto College-Central on Tuesday 13th.
Currently, Hamilton has 51 blocks and enjoys an overall #1 ranking in NJCAA as well as in Region XIV conference where Jacksonville competes. He is averaging 4.6 blocks per game.

Hamilton, who is in his second season, previously played basketball for the Millennium Basketball Academy and St. Augustine High School in his native home land, Trinidad. During his domestic career Hamilton also led his club and former high school in block shots. He was also a member of the Ministry of Sport, Schoolaz Basketball team, which successfully completed in tournaments in Venezuela.
         
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