#1. This week's number one is an international forward Bennet Davis (206-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Northeastern, currently plays in Hungary). Davis was the major contributor in a Marso NYKK's victory against the 11th-ranked Kormend (2-5) 97-80 in the Hungarian A Division last Thursday.
He recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 10 rebounds. Davis also added and 3 steals.
Marso NYKK (3-4) is placed seventh in the A Division.
But the season just started, so everything may happen.
Davis is currently third on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (third place).
He has very reliable stats this season: 14.9ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.1bpg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 56.3%(40-71), 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 61.8%.
Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Davis is currently a member of the Bahamas senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to former international power forward Magnum Rolle (211-86, college: Louisiana Tech, currently plays in Japan). He led Mitsubishi Dolphins to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Tochigi Brex (2-10) 78-69 in the Japanese JBL on Saturday night.
Rolle was MVP of the game. He scored 21 points, had 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 24 minutes; not bad, considering it's only Rolle's third season in pro basketball. Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins (4-8) are placed sixth in the JBL.
But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen.
It's Rolle's first year with the team.
Rolle is currently eighth on the list of top scorers with 14.3ppg.
This year his other stats are: 6.6rpg, 2FGP: 56.6%(69-122), 3FGP: 42.9% and FT: 35.0% in the 12 games he played so far.
Rolle played for the Bahamas national team in 2007.
#3. The Bahamas player who performed third best last week abroad was former U21 international center Trevor Harvey (211-80, college: Florida St., currently plays in Romania), who plays in the Romanian Division A. He could not help Giurgiu (3-4) in their last game. Despite Harvey's good performance Giurgiu lost 72-77 on the road to the higher-ranked (#9) Rovinari.
He recorded 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 32 minutes.
It was Giurgiu's third consecutive loss in a row.
Harvey is ranked fourth on the list of the best blockers in the league with 1.3bpg.
This year he also averages: 12.7ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 66.7%(34-51), 3FGP: 42.9% in the seven games.
Harvey played for the Bahamas U21 national team twelve years ago.
#4. Forward Edrico McGregor (201-90, currently plays in NCAA1) managed to help The Univ.of Texas - San Antonio in a victory against the College of Holy Cross 60-56 in the NCAA on Saturday night.
He scored only 3 points in 16 minutes.
The The Univ.of Texas - San Antonio has 0-0 conference record this season.
It's McGregor's first year with the team.
This year McGregor averages just 3.5ppg in the two games.
He used to play for the Bahamas U18 national team
back in 2008.
The list of other players, who all have Bahamas passport but never been selected to any of Bahamas national teams:
#1.Klay Thompson (198-G-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA could not help the Golden State Warriors (3-3) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Golden State Warriors were edged 94-92 on the road by the Sacramento Kings.
Thompson was the top scorer with 22 points. He also added 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 39 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Thompson's second season in pro basketball. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen.
Thompson has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.7ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.1apg in the seven games he played so far.
Thompson has a dual citizenship: Bahamas and American.
Despite his Bahamas passport, Thompson previously played for the USA U19 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Bahamas team.
#2.J.R. Cadot (195-G-87, college: TCU, currently plays in Slovakia) led Nitra to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Prievidza (2-4) 76-65 in the Slovakian Extraliga in Saturday night's game.
He was the best player in that game. Cadot recorded 22 points.
BK Edymax SPU Nitra (4-3) is placed fourth in the Extraliga.
But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go.
Cadot belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #2) and also on the list of best blockers (fourth place).
This season he has very high stats. Cadot averages: 17.7ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.7apg and 1.7spg.
#3.Buddy Hield (190-G, currently plays in NCAA1) contributed to an easy victory against the University of Louisiana at Monroe crushing them 85-51 in the NCAA on Sunday night.
He scored 9 points.
The The University of Oklahoma has 0-0 conference record this season.
Hield has relatively good stats this year: 12.7ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.3apg.
#4.Dynile Forbes (188-G-86, college: La-Monroe, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Aurteneche Maquinaria Euskadi (3-2) in their game against Clinicas Rincon (3-2) in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division).
He scored 7 points in 17 minutes.
Aurteneche Maquinaria Euskadi lost 68-78 in Malaga to the higher-ranked (#5) Clinicas Rincon.
This year Forbes averages only 3.5ppg in the two games.
#5.Mikhail McLean (203-F-91, currently plays in NCAA1) managed to help University of Houston to win against the Florida A&M University 81-76 in the NCAA last Friday.
He recorded only 2 points.
The University of Houston has 0-0 conference record this season.
This year McLean averages just 3.5ppg.
#6.Shaquille Cleare (206-C, currently plays in NCAA1) was not able to secure a victory for the Maryland in their game against the University of Kentucky in the NCAA. Cleare cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones.
He recorded only 2 points.
His team was edged 72-69.
This season Cleare averages just 3.5ppg.
#7.Teron Ferguson (183-G, currently plays in NCAA1) couldn't help the Covenant College in their game against the Gardner-Webb University in the GSAC.
He scored 6 points in only 11 minutes.
His team was crushed by 38 points 77-39 in the GSAC.
This year Ferguson averages only 3.5ppg in the two games.
#8.Shaquille Symonette (198-F, currently plays in NCAA1) couldn't help the Montreat Anderson College in their game against the Appalachian State University in the AAC.
He recorded 7 points.
His team was crushed by 32 points 86-54 in the AAC.
This season Symonette averages only 3.5ppg.
Starting five Ayton Burrows Nesbitt Cooper Jr. Cox 4 Michael Carey Jr. 196-G-93 Wagner 5 Travis Munnings 198-F-94 La-Monroe 6 D'Shon Taylor 196-G-93 Norfolk St. 7 J.R. Cadot 196-F/G-87 Skallagrimur 8 Kentwan Smith 203-F-91 Nogales 9 Eugene&n... [read more]
Baptist Sports Council Basketball League Champions Are Crowned - 19 days ago
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THE Baptist Sports Council has crowned its three champions as the 2016 basketball league came to a close at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex on Saturday. Golden Gates denied Macedonia's bid to win all three titles as they clinched the men's top spot with a 2-1 edge in their best-of-3 championship series. Macedonia, however, won both the 15-and-under and 19-and-under titles as they held off Eagles Nest. Golden Eagles 44, Macedonia 35: Christoff Stuart, the most valuable player, scored a... [read more]
THE Baptist Sports Council has crowned its three champions as the 2016 basketball league came to a close at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex on Saturday. Golden Gates denied Macedonia's bid to win all three titles as they clinched the men's top spot with a 2-1 edge in their best-of-3 championship series. Macedonia, however, won both the 15-and-under and 19-and-under titles as they held off Eagles Nest. Golden Eagles 44, Macedonia 35: Christoff Stuart, the most valuable player, scored a game high 15 points to lead Golden Gates to a clincher in the men's championship series. Randy Williams added 14. Davon Adderley scored 10 and Patrick Brice added five in the loss. Golden Gates 56, Macedonia 19: Chris Jennings scored 10, Dwayne Murray had eight and Randy Williams had seven as they pulled even at 1-1 in their men's series. Davon Adderley had six, Shaquille Reid five and De'Vontee Gibson four in a losing effort. Macedonia 42, Golden Gates 33: Davon Adderley exploded for a game high 15 points and Patrick Brice added six in the men's opener of the series. Randy Williams scored 11 and Chris Stuart chipped in with seven in the loss. Macedonia 53, Eagles Nest 47: Troy Marshall, the MVP, scored 14 points as they clinched the 19-and-under title. DeVontee Gibson chipped in with 12 and Davon Adderley added six. Recarno Nixon scored 20 and Janaldo Joseph added 13 in the loss. Macedonia 43, Eagles Nest 39: Travis Stewart had 13 points and Troy Marshall canned 10 as they won their 19-and-under opener. Janaldo Joseph had 10 and both Recarno Nixon and Lorenzo Archer added seven in the loss. Macedonia 52, Eagles Nest 36: Trevor Brown scored 10, Rus-Shorn Strachan had 11, Emanuel Alexander had nine and Saheed Sanusi added seven as they clinched the 15-and-under title. Devito McIntosh had eight and both Terrel Bridgewater and Janard Fisher added six in the loss. Eagles Nest 26, Macedonia 24: Terrel Bridgewater came up with 13 points to lead their 15-and-under team as they avoided getting swept in the series. Tevon Dill and Rus-Shorn Strachan both had six in the loss. Courtesy of: tribune242.com
Fuerza Guinda de Nogales (CIBACOPA) inked 42-year old Bahamas ex-international power forward Ryan Moss (200-102kg-74, college: UALR). It is actually his comeback to Fuerza Guinda Nogales as he played here before. Moss moved there from Toros in Venezuelan LPB league where he started the season. In two games he recorded 13.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.0bpg this season. In 1999 he was drafted by Kansas Cagerz (USBL) in fourth round (42nd overall). Moss attended University of Arkansas at Little Rock an... [read more]
Fuerza Guinda de Nogales (CIBACOPA) inked 42-year old Bahamas ex-international power forward Ryan Moss (200-102kg-74, college: UALR). It is actually his comeback to Fuerza Guinda Nogales as he played here before. Moss moved there from Toros in Venezuelan LPB league where he started the season. In two games he recorded 13.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.0bpg this season. In 1999 he was drafted by Kansas Cagerz (USBL) in fourth round (42nd overall). Moss attended University of Arkansas at Little Rock and it will be his 17th (!!!) season in pro basketball. Among other achievements he won Belgian D2 championship title in 2009. Moss received also Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP 3rd Team award in 2012 and 2014. He was a member of Bahamas Senior National Team between 2003 and 2004. Moss is a very experienced player. He has played also in Dominican Rep., France (JA Vichy and Beauvais), Belgium (Bree and Liege Basket), Venezuela (Marinos and Bucaneros), Dominican Republic (Gregorio Urbano Gilbert) and Mexico (Lechugueros, Huracanes and Titanicos). It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Nogales. Moss' game is described as:
2nd in Nation FG%. "Lefty" Active,Athletic Quick off floor.
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