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Long-awaited NBL set for 2018 tip-off

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Kingston, Jamaica — The interim President of the Jamaica Amateur Basketball Association, Calvin Martin, says that the formerly defunct National League will return next year. The proposed plans was well received by urban area clubs.

The national basketball league has been on a hiatus for the past 4 years. He says next they’ll be scheduling a meeting with the rural area teams.

 

-Nationwide Radio

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Calvin Martin now Interim President

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Kingston, Jamaica — Calvin Martin has been appointed interim president of Jamaica Basketball Association (JABA) after Dr. Mark Bloomfield recently stepped dow
n due to personal reasons. It was confirmed by JABA that Dr. Bloomfield officially handed in his resignation and is no longer at the helm of the association.
Martin, who is also president of the Southern Basketball Conference, is to hold the post until the annual general meeting and election which are due February 2018.

 

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CS Phoenix Galati signs Vashil Fernandez on 1 year Contract

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August 23, 2017

The ink is still wet on his new 1 year deal with CS Phoenix Galati as Jamaican big man, Vashil Fernandez has decided to take his talents to Romania.

Vashil averaged 5.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game as senior with Valparaiso; he remains the university’s leading shot blocker.
Last season Fernandez spent 2016-2017 season with the Sioux Falls Skyforce and Greensboro Swarm in the NBA G-League.

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Florida State University Outclass Jamaica Select

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August 15, 2017

Kingston, Jamaica — Florida State University’s CJ Walker (right) powers ahead of Tyrone Lattibeaudiere of the Jamaica select team during their preseason basketball game at the National Indoor Sports Centre on Monday Night.

Minto 79ers, a Jamaica select basketball team, suffered a big 116-78 defeat against the touring Florida State University (FSU) at the National Indoor Sports Centre on Monday night.

After a close first quarter that had the tourists leading 22-19, the game became a one-sided affair with FSU outplaying the Jamaica select team for the remainder of the contest.

By half time FSU were in command at 54-34 before closing out the game easily.

Guards PJ Savoy and Terance Mann led the scoring for FSU  with 16 points each, while Braian Angola contributed 15 po...

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NBA/Digicel Jumpstarts August 10-12

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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...

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Sad News – Walk Good Sefton!

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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.

 

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Kentan Facey Signs to Play in Greece

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 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.

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Kentucky’s Next Elite Rim Protector is Jamaican

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August  3, 2017
Kentucky basketball has been at its best when John Calipari has had a rim protector anchoring his defense.

And the Wildcats could have another elite rim protector in freshman Nick Richards, who was profiled by CoachCal.com as part of its ‘Meet the Wildcats’ series.

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...

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Center Romaro Gill Signs to Play Hoops at Seton Hall

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May 2, 2017

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.

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