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.
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.
A to...Read More
February 28, 2017
Kingston, Jamaica — President of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA), Dr Mark Broomfield, is reassuring basketball fans that the National Basketball League (NBL) competition will take place this year.
The NBL, which is the island’s premier basketball tournament, was last held in 2012 under former president Ajani Williams. However, since then, JaBA has struggled to secure a sponsor for the competition.
However, Broomfield, who took over as president from Williams in 2015, said the NBL would go ahead this year, regardless of sponsorship.
The JaBA boss added that his association is hoping to the start the league in October.
“With or without a sponsor, we are going to have the National Basketball League this year,” Broomfield said...Read More
November 25, 2016
Kingston, Jamaica – Opening night of the inaugural JamRockerz Classics saw the visiting Libertyville Vipers come from behind to topple our surging young Under 21 stars in a race to wire.
With home court advantage in their favor and up-tempo crowd cheering them on the U21 jumped to a 8 point lead (16-8) at the end of the 1st quarter and by half-time they increased the lead to 10 (38-28).
The third quarter saw the U21 widening the gap between themselves and their visitors compliments of some solid defense and offensive execution. At the end they held a commanding 60-43 lead.
However, Vipers begun to show their experience and resilience as they slithered their way back into contention, and that they did behind key plays from Morris Roberts, Tomblin Yurio and Zack Pick...Read More
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