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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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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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Centrobasket U17 Championship

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Southern Conference Mini Basketball Tournament

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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...

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NBL To Return Later This Year

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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...

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Libertyville Vipers topple Jamaica U21

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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...

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International TRI-NATION Basketball comes to Jamaica

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The Jamaica Basketball Association (JABA) will bring an international Basketball to our shores Friday November 25 to Monday, November 28, 2016 at the National Indoor Sports Centre, Independence Park, Kingston 5, St. Andrew.
Branded the Jamrockerz Classics the tournament will see one of the biggest Caribbean basketball nations, Guyana National Team and the American Basketball Association’s (ABA) semi pro outfit – the Libertyville Vipers battle Jamaica’s very own Senior and Under 21 squads.
The Classics is expected to be staged annually and will feature six (8) exciting games. The two (2) top teams will then compete for bragging rights and the Championship Trophy...
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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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