Monthly Archives November 2016

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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Jamaican Kentan Facey Has Grown Up Quickly

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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.

“He...

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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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