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Jabari Narcis signs with Palencia in Spain
« on: August 22, 2020, 08:05:29 AM »
“Jabari Narcis signs with Palencia in Spain"
T&T Guardian Reports.

Following his outstanding collegiate career at the University of Texas Arlington (UTA), Jabari Narcis will head out to Europe to jump-off his professional basketball career. The 6-9 standing forward who weights (240-pounds, will commence his professional career with Chocolates Trapa Palencia in Spain LEB Gold League for the 2020-21 season.

The native of Enterprise in Chaguanas had several pro options which he shortlisted to either Palencia or Mexico City Capitanes, a new team added to the NBA G-League. However, he chooses the former due to several favourable factors provided by the Spanish team. Also, there is a concern about how the G-League would operate next season with the current Covid-19 pandemic.

During his senior year at UTA, Narcis recorded three career-high five 3-pointers in different games including one against the nation's top-ranked and best shooting team Gonzaga in which he went 5-5 on 19/11/2019 outscoring his opponent's top shooters. He had a career-high 23pts against Arkansas on 24/11/19; career-high 18rebs vs Panola on 1/11/18; and career-high 4blks at South Alabama on 28/2/19. Narcis made three or more 3-pointers nine times.

Despite playing just two seasons with UTA, he recorded 79 career blocks and was ranked 7th all-time in programme's history. He completed his UTA career with 349 points and 309 rebounds and registered six double-doubles in the Sun Belt Conference teams and tied for the 6th-most in the Conference.

He led UTA in rebounding and three-point percentage (37.6) and his 47 3-pointers made (in 125 attempts) were the 2nd-most on the team.

Before UTA, Narcis played at Jacksonville Community College, Texas, for two seasons. As a sophomore, he averaged 7.6pts, 8.3rebs and 1.3blks and shot 55.8% from the field. He has a season-high 20 points with 16 rebounds and registered nine double-figure rebound performances.

He helped lead the team to a 21-9 overall record and a Region XIV South Division title.

His mother Suzzette Joseph said, "Other persons in the community hailed Jabari as a naturally gifted street basketballer." Narcis reminisced about playing basketball at age five, but it was not until age 14 under the guidance of community coach Eric Knights, who Narcis had high praises for, that he started practising and training. To enhance Naris development, Knights eventually introduced him to his former club coach, the legendary Lenny Guy (ex-national coach/player), who together with Albert Lee Young operated an 18 and Under player development programme with the Millennium Basketball Academy (MBA) at Maloney Gardens, Maloney.

Joseph recalled that despite training during the week with coach Knights then with MBA on Saturdays, Jabari persistently went to train again on Sundays with senior men's first division team Petro Jazz based in San Fernando. This is a testimony to Narics' dedication and hard work to accomplish his basketball dream.

A former student of Chaguanas North Secondary School and ASJA Boys' College, he represented T&T Under-19 Team at the Jamaica Hoopfest Club Tournament in 2016 and poured in 28 points and grabbed seven 7 rebounds against Team NYC. He was the Finals MVP at the tournament.

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Re: Jabari Narcis signs with Palencia in Spain
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2020, 03:07:26 PM »
Good Luck! God Bless!


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