August 15, 2017
August 7, 2017
Kingston, Jamaica — The NBA’s Utah Jazz’s Raul Neto and Minnesota Timberwolves’ assistant Coach Ed Pinckney made appearances at the start of the T&T leg of the 2017 Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Camps at the Centre of Excellance, Mocoya, yesterday.
In partnership with giant telecommunication provider Digicel, the National Basketball Association (NBA) returned to the Caribbean for the third consecutive year. The T&T leg which started yesterday will run until Tuesday, and the camp will moved to Jamaica from August 10-12.
NBA player Neto of the Utah Jazz (Brazil) and Minnesota Timberwolves’ coach Pinckney, were seen yesterday conducting drills and providing instructions at the camps, which will bring together more than 120 of the top boys and girls basketball play...
Montego Bay, Jamaica — The entire basketball fraternity is in mourning today as Basketball Jamaica has received confirmation of the passing of Sefton Lawrence.
Our hearts are broken by this sudden, unexpected loss.
Sefton died yesterday after succumbing to complications stemming from his long bout with diabetes, glaucoma and high blood pressure.
Our condolences go out to his family and friends at this time.
July 28, 2017
Trikala Basketball Club announced the signing of Kentan Facey.
The Jamaican finished high school in the US and then attended the Connecticut Huskies (UConn) and in his first year there was a member of the NCAA-winning team in 2014.
He closed his senior season with Connecticut in 33 games, with an average 8.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists.
But Richards wasn’t always destined for basketball stardom, spending time as a skateboarder and a soccer player before entering high school at 6-foot-10 and somewhere between 180 and 190 pounds.
“My first year, I didn’t really — it was just a hobby, just like skateboarding was just a hobby for me,” Richards told CoachCal.com. “I think it was my junior year that I could do something with this. When you see something that can happen you put your mind to it, you start working on it every day...
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) Junior college transfer Romaro Gill has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Seton Hall.
Coach Kevin Willard announced the move Tuesday, noting that the 7-footer from Jamaica has two years of eligibility remaining.
Gill played the last two seasons at Vincennes University in Indiana, averaging 5.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks last season while shooting 56 percent from the field. He ranked 10th in the National Junior College Athletic Association in blocked shots with 85.
Vincennes posted a 32-3 record last season.
May 30, 2017
Mavisville Preparatory emerged winners of the prep schools division of the Southern Conference mini basketball tournament held at the Breezy Castle courts. Mavisville went unbeaten winning all five games in their division.
Emanuel Christian Academy who won four of their five games, where runner up.
Defending and many times champions Holy Family primary “A” team won the primary schools division defeating Holy Family “B” 18-2 in the primary division after both teams had won their respective zones in the preliminary round.
The tournament was played in a round-robin format in the prep schools division with the schools accumulating the most wins declared the winner. In the primary division the teams were divided in two zones with the winners of each zone meeting in the finals.
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