Facey helps UConn to first home win

Facey helps UConn to first home win

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn didn’t look pretty in beating Boston University, but after a rough start to the season the Huskies weren’t looking for style points. Freshman Christian Vital scored 13 points and UConn, down to just eight scholarship players because of injury, held off BU 51-49 on Wednesday night. Jamaican standout, Kentan Facey added eight points and seven rebounds for the Huskies ), who picked up their first home win in three tries,…

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Libertyville Vipers topple Jamaica U21

Libertyville Vipers topple Jamaica U21

November 25, 2016 Kingston, Jamaica – Opening night of the inaugural JamRockerz Classics saw the visiting Libertyville Vipers come from behind to topple our surging young Under 21 stars in a race to wire. With home court advantage in their favor and up-tempo crowd cheering them on the U21 jumped to a 8 point lead (16-8) at the end of the 1st quarter and by half-time they increased the lead to 10 (38-28). The third quarter…

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International TRI-NATION Basketball comes to Jamaica

International  TRI-NATION Basketball comes to Jamaica

The Jamaica Basketball Association (JABA) will bring an international Basketball to our shores Friday November 25 to Monday, November 28, 2016 at the National Indoor Sports Centre, Independence Park, Kingston 5, St. Andrew.   Branded the Jamrockerz Classics the tournament will see one of the biggest Caribbean basketball nations, Guyana National Team and the American Basketball Association’s (ABA) semi pro outfit – the Libertyville Vipers battle Jamaica’s very own Senior and Under 21 squads.  …

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Kentucky Wildcats Land 5-Star Jamaican Center

Kentucky Wildcats Land 5-Star Jamaican Center

Kentucky Wildcats Land 5-Star Jamaican Center November 10, 2016 Prized center prospect Nick Richards announced Thursday he’s planning to continue his basketball career at Kentucky. Scout.com announced the rising star’s decision to chose Kentucky Wildcats over Syracuse and Arizona. Richards is a 5-star prospect who rates as the No. 17 overall recruit in the 2017 class, according to the Scout player rankings. He’s also listed as the 7th best center among the incoming group and…

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Jamaican Kentan Facey Has Grown Up Quickly

Jamaican Kentan Facey Has Grown Up Quickly

Each day, Kentan Facey slips on a ring before he heads to class at UConn. It’s not elaborate, like a championship ring, but the one his father was going to use on his wedding day. “He was supposed to get married that December, and he passed away in April [of 2015],” Facey said. “So I take his wedding ring out and wear it every day.” Kenneth Facey died suddenly from heart disease just after his…

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Young Basketball Players Lived Up To The Hype

Young Basketball Players Lived Up To The Hype

Once again, the young basketball players from the Digicel/NBA Jumpstart Clinics lived up to the hype and showed the coaches just how passionate they are about basketball and learning more about the game. The coaches visited Antigua and Barbuda and Jamaica where they selected their boys and girls to move on to the academy in early October. According to the coaches, the youngsters showed the right attitude and attention to detail — qualities that are key…

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Heat cut roster, Vashil sent to D-League

Heat cut roster, Vashil sent to D-League

MIAMI — The Miami Heat announced Saturday that they have waived Vashil Fernandez, Luis Montero, Beno Udrih, Briante Weber and Okaro White. Fernandez, who was signed as a free on October 17, appeared in two preseason games with the Heat totaling three points, one rebound and a steal in 14:38 minutes of action. Montero, who was signed as a free agent on October 18, appeared in two preseason games with  Miami, totaling nine points, three…

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Vashil Fernandez became the newest member of the Miami Heat

Vashil Fernandez became the newest member of the Miami Heat

After an impressive four-year career at Valparaiso University, Vashil Fernandez became the newest member of the Miami Heat on October 17. After blocking 119 shots over the course of his senior season, Fernandez joined the likes of Anthony Davis, Hassan Whiteside and Emeka Okafor on the list of single-season block leaders to patrol the paint of the NCAA. With a bachelors degree and two masters degrees in tow, Fernandez declared for the 2016 NBA Draft….

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