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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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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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Centrobasket U17 Championship

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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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Samardo signs with New Brindisi (Italy)

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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...

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Kentan Facey’s best performance of his college career

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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. 

 
His contribution created an upswing allowing UConn to defeat a well-oiled North Florida 80-59.
 
photo caption: UConn’s Kentan Facey drives between a pair of North Florida defenders during Saturday’s game.
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Facey helps UConn to first home win

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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,”

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Kentucky Wildcats Land 5-Star Jamaican Center

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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...

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