March 31, 2017
The New Basket Brindisi announces that it has reached an agreement until the end of the 2016/17 season with the pivot Samardo Anthony Samuels, born January 9, 1989 in Trelawny in Jamaica.
The 6′ 9″ center, played last season in China in the Jiangsu Dragons wearing during his glorious career vests Olympia Milano and Barcelona in Europe and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA.
In the experience in the East he has racked up 22 appearances at an average playing time of 29.3 minutes and 20.2 points and 7.5 rebounds. Samuels’ last season they won the Spanish Super Cup with the Blaugrana, stopping just short of the Euroleague Final Four in 2016.
Two seasons in Olympia for him, the first ended with the conquest of the shield and the second sealed by career-high 36 points a...Read More
Playing with a freer mind and a more aggressive spirit in recent games, Jamaican, Kentan Facey, the senior forward for the University of Connecticut, scored a career-high 20 points to go with nine rebounds in the best performance of his college career.
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, despite shooting just 32 percent from the field and now boast 3 wins 4 loss record.
while addressing reporters, Facey said, “I don’t care if we win by a point or 15, we’ll take all the wins we can get,”
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 the top player at the position from the state of New Jersey.
The Patrick School standout brings a different skill set to the table than most of his fellow elite recruits...Read More
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 son finished his sophomore season at UConn. The family had never been able to work things out so that Kenneth could travel from Jamaica to the U.S. to watch his son play in Huskies’ blue and white, nor did he know much about the sport his son was playing. But he knew Kentan was doing well in school, and finding his way on a journey that is coming to an end, as his senior season is about to begin.
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. Along the way, the Portland Trail Blazers and Toronto Raptors registered interest, but the Miami Heat soon emerged as the most serious suitor and eventually signed the Jamaican-born big man to a non-guaranteed contract.
Despite the fact that the Heat already have 15 players under contract for the 2016-17 season, sources familiar with the orga...Read More
FIBA Americas to visit 23 countries including Jamaica as they implement New Competition System in 2017
SAN JUAN (Americas) – The regional office of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) in the Americas has announced it is set to visit 23 countries to meet with top officials on the road to strengthening relations towards implementation of FIBA’s New Competition System coming into effect in 2017.
The visits are planned to take place in three phases. The first phase of countries to visit are Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Panama, Dominican Republic, Bahamas and Cuba on April-June.
The second phase will consist of visits to Antigua & Barbuda, Jamaica, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Virgin Islands and Trinidad & Tobago...Read More