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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Heat cut roster, Vashil sent to D-League

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Vashil Fernandez became the newest member of the Miami Heat

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After an impressive four-year career at Valparaiso University, Vashil Fernandez became the newest member of the Miami Heat on October 17.

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After blocking 119 shots over the course of his senior season, Fernandez joined the likes of Anthony Davis, Hassan Whiteside and Emeka Okafor on the list of single-season block leaders to patrol the paint of the NCAA.

With a bachelors degree and two masters degrees in tow, Fernandez declared for the 2016 NBA Draft. Along the way, the Portland Trail Blazers and Toronto Raptors registered interest, but the Miami Heat soon emerged as the most serious suitor and eventually signed the Jamaican-born big man to a non-guaranteed contract.

Despite the fact that the Heat already have 15 players under contract for the 2016-17 season, sources familiar with the orga...

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Jamaica hold off Trinidad for second straight win 72-64

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Jamaica hold off Trinidad for second straight win 72-64

Jamaica held off a fighting Trinidad and Tobago squad for a 72-64 win in the final game of Tuesday night’s action when the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) male under-16 Championship continued at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Georgetown, Guyana.

Jalen Menzies and Samora Williams were once again the biggest influence in the game with the former heating up in the second half to keep the Trinidadian squad at bay.

Menzies finished with 23 points and six steals while Williams had 16 points and 13 rebounds in the game. Jabari Cunningham also contributed 11 points.

Jordan Versad who shot the ball better in the second half went 9-31 for 27 points at the end of the game in the loss...

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CBCU16 – Williams, Menzies lead Jamaica to OT win over Suriname

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CBCU16 – Williams, Menzies lead Jamaica to OT win over Suriname

Jamaica rode the hot hands of Sheveron Williams and Jalen Menzies to pull off a 80-67 come from behind win in overtime when the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) male under-16 championship continued on Sunday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Georgetown, Guyana.

Jamaica trailing throughout the entire game finally took the lead in the fourth quarter with four minutes remaining.

However, Menzies would hit one of two free throws with 18.6s left in game to send the thriller to overtime.

Menzies followed his clutch free throws with a three-pointer to open overtime followed by a mid-range jumper from Williams to give Jamaica the lead that they never relinquished thereafter.

Meanwhile earlier, Williams was hot as he droppe...

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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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