August 15, 2017
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.
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.