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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.

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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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Our Sincerest Condolences from our Basketball Family to Yours

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Special Olympic Jamaica

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Young Basketball Players Lived Up To The Hype

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Once again, the young basketball players from the Digicel/NBA Jumpstart Clinics lived up to the hype and showed the coaches just how passionate they are about basketball and learning more about the game.
The coaches visited Antigua and Barbuda and Jamaica where they selected their boys and girls to move on to the academy in early October. According to the coaches, the youngsters showed the right attitude and attention to detail — qualities that are key to being successful in the game.
The next set of clinics will be in Dominica at Goodwill hardcourt in St George, and in Trinidad and Tobago at the UWI Spec in St Augustine.
Now in their second year, the Digicel/NBA Jumpstart Basketball Clinics train more than 400 of the top male and female talents across the Caribbean...
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Jamaica Departs for U16 Caribbean Basketball Championship

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Jamaica Departs for U16 Caribbean Basketball Championship

Kingston, Jamaica, – Jamaica Basketball Association, Under 16 Male
Basketball Team, participates in the 2016 Caribbean Basketball Championship to be held
in Guyana.

Jamaica’s Under 16 Men’s Basketball Team will depart Kingston Jamaica, on Thursday
June 30, 2016, courtesy of Fly Jamaica, to participate in the Caribbean Basketball
Championship to be held in Georgetown, Guyana, from Saturday July 2, 2016 to Saturday
July 9, 2016. Guyana will host nine (9) countries for the Competition. Teams will be
placed in two (2) Groups. Jamaica has been drawn in Group B and will face Aruba,
Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago. The Teams drawn in Group A are Antigua &
Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Barbados & Dominica...

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