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Re: Re: Zonal and Local Basketball News
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2016, 12:25:32 PM »
Young Starz, Quarters jump-off women’s basketball tourney


Women’s basketball makes a grand return with a two-week long competition hosted by the newly formed Female Basketball Action, starting today at the Eastern Regional Indoor Sports Arena in Tacarigua from 6 pm.

The league will see teams including Grande Young Starz, Quarters United, Brian Chase Academy, Police, Maloney Pacers and Straker Nets, competing for the top prize of $6,000. The second placed team gets $3,000 and the third place finisher receives $1,000.

Action in the women’s contest jumps off tomorrow with a double-header, Grande Young Starz faces Quarters from 5 pm and Brian Chase Academy tackles Police two hours later in the feature match of a doubel-header.

Today, however, the league will host its opening ceremony which will see an exhibition match-up between newly crowned bpTT Mayaro Basketball League champion Defence Force and runners-up Detour Shak Attack. This will follow, the formal part of the opening, which will facilitate speeches from the sponsors and a performance by Black Loyalty.

One of the stipulation for the participating squads is that each team must have two to four Under-16 players.

There will be a number of individual awards given out at the end of the league for Most Valuable Players for the League and All Stars, best defensive player, most points, three-point shootout, coach of the league and the best U-16 player.

Competition will also be played at the Maloney Indoor Sports Arena.

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« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2017, 09:10:29 PM »

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« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2017, 11:46:19 AM »

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« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2017, 05:09:26 AM »
Felix, Brewer shine in Schools basketball


N’WADIKE Felix and Remy Brewer both displayed top performances, leading Queen’s Royal College (QRC) and International School of Port of Spain (ISPS) respectively to victories in the Trinidad and Tobago Schools Basketball Association North Zone League, last Tuesday.

Felix scored 18 points to lead QRC to a 40-33 win over East Mucurapo at the Jean Pierre Complex in Mucurapo. Johnathan Ward scored 10 points for QRC, while Jadi Antoine was a one man show for East Mucurapo, netting 24 points. Brewer scored half of his team’s points, when he dropped 30 points to lead ISPS to a 60-15 victory over St Mary’s College. Jordan Mukerji contributed 18 points for ISPS, while Evan Trim was the top scorer for St Mary’s with six points.

In the other match, South East Port of Spain earned a win by default over Tranquillity.


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« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2017, 05:34:36 AM »
Baptiste powers Police to b-ball honours

Rachel Thompson-King

Forward Aneicia Baptiste’s allround performance in the final of the Female Basketball Association (Fem BA) Under-21 Easter Basketball Tournament helped Police claim the inaugural title and earned her the “Most Valubale Player” award.

Baptiste topscored with 20 points, pulled down five rebounds and stole the ball eight times to pilot Police past Quarters United, 63-50 in the title match on April 16 at the Eastern Regional Indoor Sports Arena in Tacarigua.

She had help in the form of another forward Janeisha Casssimy, who registered a double-double adding 14 points and grabbed 10 rebs. She also shared the ball three times to aid in the victory.

Their teammate Tahirah Hollingsworth also reached double-figures, netting 12.

For Quarters, Shania Emmanuel, who was named the league MVP, scored a match-high 23 points, securing 15 boards and six steals and Breanna Charles poured in 11, had three rebounds, two blocks and a steal.

“Watching the final between Quarters and Police was so heart-warming and exciting. The game was intense like a college basketball game. Steal after steals, rebounds, blocks and assists, great shooting and eye vision of the court,” said the coordinator of the league, Alicia Cumberbatch.

“The emotions I felt was unexplainable towards this game but one thing I know we (the committee members) at Fem BA will help those get better and become great by allocating the players to development programmes in T&T.”

Emmanuel was definitely one of the bright spots in the league. She was most deserving of the league award tallying 47 points, 25 rebounds, nine steals, two assists and two blocks, guiding her team to the final after playing unbeaten in the preliminary round on April 14. She also got the trophies for having the most points and best defensive player.

The following day (April 15) during the All Star activities, Emmanuel emerged the MVP and the three-point shootout winner while her teammate Jamika Knights was the U-21 Skills Challenge winner.

At the award ceremony of the three-day tournament, Police head coach Alfonso Raphael picked up the prize after being named the “Coach of the League”, Ize-Tao Best of Malick and Brian Chase Academy’s Joreius Headley shared the “Most Improved Player” award.

“Fem BA would like to express our deepest gratitude to our sponsors, Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, Haynes Plumbing 1990 Limited, Micron Limited, Renova Limited and Plenty Sport, participants, media represetatives and supporters for helping us make yet another successful tournament,” said Cumberbatch, a national player.

“Fem BA will continue to improve the state of basketball for our female basketballers in T&T. Failure is not an option.”


Aneicia Bapiste, right poses with her Police teammates, the Ministet of Sports Darryl Smith, centre, and chairman of the Sport Company Michael Phillips, left, after winning Fem BA Easter Under-21 Basketball Tournament at the Eastern Regional Indoor Sports Arena in Tacarigua from April 14-16.

 

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Re: Re: Zonal and Local Basketball News
« Reply #35 on: July 04, 2017, 12:15:25 PM »
The Stories Of Success Basketball Academy's Ball All Summer Basketball Camp returns

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Re: Re: Zonal and Local Basketball News
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2017, 03:01:37 PM »

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« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2017, 06:46:42 AM »
Connelly leads Police to FemBa title



A leading 36 points from Kielle Connelly saw the power forward lead Police to its second straight title in the Female Basketball Association (FemBA) Tournament held over the weekend at the Maloney Indoor Sports Arena.

Connelly helped the policewomen defeat Quarters United 91-61 in the final on Sunday evening in the two-day competition which had some of this country’s top senior players and up-and-coming basketballers on show.

“It feels good,” said a proud Connelly. “Even better because it was basically a young side. Glad to have led them to victory.”

Connelly emerged as the “Most Valuable Player” (MVP) in the finale for her all-round performance also grabbing four rebounds, had two assists and stole the ball three times.

“By winning it (MVP award), I just hope the younger ones coming up take example of how I play. I tried to lead the team and it wasn’t easy because the other teams gave us a great run for our money.”

She did not do it alone though as she was well supported by six-footer centre Samantha Wallace with 16 points, eight rebounds, three steals and a block, and Joelisa Cooper with 13 points, grabbed two boards and stole the ball four times. The team effort helped Police win its second consecutive title in as many years.

“It feels great,” said Connelly of helping Police defend its crown. “It’s like we’re helping contribute to women’s basketball in the country in some way.”

Police entered the final as the only unbeaten team, winning its two matches on the opening day, Saturday, against Quarters (68-57) and Brian Chase (36-33). In both matches, Connelly was the topscorer notching 29 and 20, respectively. Quarters edged Brian Chase by one point (45-44) in the other match to finish with a better record and progressed to the decider.

Stepping up for the south-based Quarters unit was Jamika Knights, who produced a team-high 24 points in the final with three steals. Her teammates Breanna Charles added 12 and Nilleen Ramdial 10 in a losing effort.

Knights picked up a number of prizes including being named the MVP of the All Star match, was the best Under-16 player and won the skills challenge. Also receiving individual awards were Wallace (best defensive player) and her teammate Tia Bruno won the three-point shooting contest in one of the few competitions that showcased women’s basketballers this year.

“I applaud FemBA for doing this. It was just sad that the people who claim to love the sport so much didn’t come out and support,” said a disappointed but optimistic Connelly. “But these young ladies coming up are going to be a force to reckon with."

RESULTS

SUNDAY
Final: Police 91 (Kielle Connelly 36 pts/4 rebs/2 assts/3 stls, Samantha Wallace 16 pts/8 rebs/3 stls/1 blk, Joelisa Cooper 13 pts/2 rebs/4 stls) vs Quarters United 61 (Jamika Knights 24 pts/3 stls, Breanna Charles 12 pts/2 rebs/2 bks, Nilleen Ramdial 10 pts/3 stls)
SATURDAY
Police 68 (Kielle Connelly 29, Tia Bruno 14, Afiya Vincent 11) vs Quarters 57 (Candice Guerrero 21, Jamika Knights 14, Breanna Charles 9 )
Brian Chase 44 (Alicia Cumberbatch 15, Annola Charles 9, Suelin Tang 7) vs Quarters 45 (Jamika Knights 16, Breanna Charles 9, Nilleen Ramdial 6)
Police 36 (Kielle Connelly 20) vs Brian Chase 33 (Allison Young 12, Annola Charles 13)
HONOUR ROLL
Final MVP: Kielle Connelly (Police)
All Star MVP: Jamika Knights
Skills Challenge: Jamika Knights
3 Point Shoot Out: Tia Bruno (Police)
Best U-16 Player: Jamika Knights
Best Defensive Player: Samantha Wallace (Police)
Coach of the Tournament: Ashton Peters (Police)
First: Police
Second: Quarters United
Third: Brian Chase Academy

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« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2017, 06:59:39 AM »
highlights of Defence Force vs Trail Blazers, Pacers vs Brian Chase and Petro Jazz vs Shak Attack in the Barry Stewart basketball tournament

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« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2018, 07:11:05 AM »
40 kids to participate in March Mayhem Basketball Skills Clinic


On Saturday and Sunday, Spartans TT Sports Club will host March Mayhem Basketball Skills Clinic with American coach Mark Cook.

Spartans TT has partnered with British Airways on this Clinic as part of their Flying Start programme, which is a global charity partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief. British Airways wants to help give children in the countries, which they fly, to the chance to have a brighter future. This is why 100 percent of monies raised by this Clinic will go directly to Comic Relief.

The camp will be hosted at the Jean Pierre Complex from noon to 3 pm both days. A total of 40 kids from different clubs, between the ages of 14-17 years, were selected to participate in this two-day skills Clinic.

As part of their sponsorship, British Airways will have Gold cardholders, and local sports icon, Dwight Yorke, make an appearance at the start of the event, noon on Saturday. He has also pledged to give a motivational lecture to the kids on the essential ingredients to success in sports and at the end, distribute autographed Manchester United t-shirts to each participant. Cook is certified by FIBA, NFHS, Stanford University and Columbia University. Cook has worked with Fast Break Kids AAU, Brooklyn Rams AAU and Urban Assembly of Global Commerce High School, before becoming head coach of the Boys JV Basketball team at Avenues The World Upper School in 2014.

He worked with NYC Basketball Kids, and has had the opportunity to lead youth basketball clinics with the Brooklyn Nets and NBA players such as Zach Lavine, CJ McCollum and Devin Booker.

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« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2018, 08:34:49 AM »
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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« Reply #42 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

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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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« Reply #43 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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« Reply #44 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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« Reply #45 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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« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2019, 02:33:16 PM »
Does Shaw Park has an indoor arena?

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« Reply #47 on: January 30, 2019, 08:58:53 AM »
Does Shaw Park has an indoor arena?

no there's one in Pleasantville.   

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« Reply #48 on: January 30, 2019, 12:21:47 PM »
Does Shaw Park has an indoor arena?

no there's one in Pleasantville.   

That is really PATHETIC if Tobago does not have an indoor sports facility. f--king pathetic. In this day and age?
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« Reply #49 on: May 24, 2019, 05:28:35 AM »
Five TT players for Basketball Youth Camp



FIVE of TT’s best Under-17 prospects have been selected to attend the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Youth Camp in Puerto Rico from July 11-14.

The first pick went to high flyer, Jael Lewis of the Maloney Pacers Basketball Club and Youth Development Programme. Completing the top five all-star cast wiill be Nickolai Mills of the Stories of Success Basketball Academy, Jadon Daniel and Jelani Blackett both of Maloney Pacers, and Nwadike Felix of the Detour Shak Attack Basketball Development Programme.

On reserve are Daniel Constance of Scarborough Secondary School and Samuel Waldron of Maloney Pacers.

The final selection process took place on May 5 at the Eastern Regional Sport Complex, Tacarigua. Twenty-four of the shortlisted participants were evaluated through advanced skills and in-game activities.

When asked about being selected first, Lewis replied, “Well, this is just the beginning. I am proud of myself knowing I have earned my pick at number one for this camp and I have been working really hard on increasing the standard of my game.”

Regarding his actual participation in the forthcoming camp, he stated, “I look forward to dominating in the CBC camp and showing the world the talent I possess.”

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Dave Johnson netted 17 points to help Success Village Pythons edge pass Prisons 67-66 in the EZBC 2019 Championships on Sunday


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Harris, Hinds off to French basketball camp

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Jeffery Harris, left and Joel Hinds at the Piarco International Airport before heading off to France for the Frenchy US Camp starting today.

Jeffery Harris, left and Joel Hinds at the Piarco International Airport before heading off to France for the Frenchy US Camp starting today.

For­mer Uni­ver­si­ty of T&T (UTT) play­ers, Jef­fery Har­ris and Joel Hinds, have been cho­sen as as­sis­tant coach­es for the Frenchy US Camp which start­ed on Fri­day in France. The camp will be staged across 110 cities over a 12-week pe­ri­od.

Har­ris and Hinds will trav­el to a new city in France every week to coach a dif­fer­ent group of kids. Their par­tic­i­pa­tion is main­ly through the ini­tia­tive of na­tion­al play­er Kyle Row­ley with as­sis­tance from for­mer na­tion­al team man­ag­er, Al­bert Lee Young.

Row­ley has part­nered with Frenchy As­so­ciate in the glob­al strat­e­gy and mar­ket­ing of its pro­grammes. This year's camp will be the biggest in Eu­rope.

Frenchy As­so­ciate is the lead­ing es­tab­lish­ment for bas­ket­ball camps in Eu­rope and is man­aged by the pres­i­dent of the or­gan­i­sa­tion, Arthur Framery. It or­gan­is­es bas­ket­ball camps, en­tire­ly in Eng­lish, us­ing the lat­est and most elite equip­ment for Eu­ro­pean clubs and acad­e­mies all around the world.

Young par­tic­i­pants will have the op­por­tu­ni­ty to play bas­ket­ball in an elite pro­gramme and with a high lev­el of train­ing which can help them to im­prove their skills, abil­i­ties and un­der­stand­ing of the game. The par­tic­i­pants are from nine to 20 years old.

Over the years, Frenchy As­so­ciate has had strong growth in terms of the num­ber of kids and camps. From the first camp in 2013 with 35 par­tic­i­pants to the 110 camps with 3,500 par­tic­i­pants this year cov­er­ing France, Bel­gium, Italy, Switzer­land and Spain.


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PORT OF SPAIN (Trinidad and Tobago) — Doors have started to open wide in Trinidad for two outstanding young players that are showing great promise in basketball.

According to the National Basketball Federation of Trinidad and Tobago (NBFTT), two of their best basketball players younger than 13, Ty Warwick and Carissa Ramdial, have been called to participate at Club Enterprise Basketball in Maryland, USA, as part of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU).



This is a great opportunity for these girls to experience a higher level of competition and, at the same time, showcase their abilities in front of high school coaches and academies with superb athletic programs.



The first tournament will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from June 28 to July 1 and players could eventually participate in other competitions in the future.

“The NBFTT is very proud of our elite women athletes Carissa Ramdial and Ty Warwick,” said Federation President Claire Mitchell to FIBA.basketball. “This could open doors for other young prospects at a time when the development of women’s basketball in Trinidad and Tobago is on the rise.”

In Warwick’s case, she had already participated in the club last year and was an essential part of the roster that achieved the title of the Summer Slam Tournament. This made her the recipient of an invitation to play with the team to the East Coast AAU National Championships.

Ramdial, for her part, had been part of the Latin American camp of the Jr. NBA in Brazil after being scouted by UBA’s coach in 2018.

AAU is one of the largest nonprofit sports organizations in the world. Established in 1930, today it has more than 700,000 members and 150,000 volunteers in its 41 sports programs. The organization's mission is to offer local and national sports events to promote the mental, moral and physical development of its participants.

COLLEGIATE PLAYERS WILL BE COACHING ASSISTANTS IN FRANCE

Meanwhile, the Federation also announced that two of its national college players were chosen to be assistant coaches in several camps that will take place in France. Jeffery Harris and Joel Hinds will be part of the Frenchy US Camp, whose schedule includes over 110 stops throughout three months, and will welcome players of the ages of 9 to 20. The opportunity arises from the initiative of national team players Kyle Rowley and former national team General Manager Albert Lee Young, who will oversee the global marketing strategy of the camps.

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Caron Butler (NBA champion, and 2x NBA All-Star) addresses participants of the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Elite Camp at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya, Trinidad