Siarka Tarnobrzeg (TBL) decided to let Darien Nelson-Henry go after he did not meet the epectations of the club. In the same time Siarka announced the signing of 24year old Bahamas center Zane Knowles (208-116kg-92, college: Texas A&M-CC). He already started the season at Salt Lake City Stars (D-League) in the U.S. The last season Knowles was tested by Anwil. Knowles has played also professionally in Japan (Tokyo Cinq Reves and Wakayama Trians). He attended Texas A&M - Corpus Christi until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
Buddy Hield's 30 points make him top Bahamas player abroad of the week - 5 days ago
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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Bahamians who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is former international guard Buddy Hield (193-93). He led Sacramento Kings to a victory over the Phoenix Suns in the NBA in Tuesday night's game.
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Bahamians who are currently playing abroad.
#1. This week's number one is former international guard Buddy Hield (193-93, college: Oklahoma, currently plays in NBA). He led Sacramento Kings to a victory over the Phoenix Suns (24-58) crushing them 129-104 in the NBA in Tuesday night's game.
Hield was MVP of the game. He recorded 30 points (!!!) and grabbed 6 rebounds in 33 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Hield's third season in pro basketball. The Sacramento Kings have 32-50 record this season.
The Regular Season already ended in the NBA.
Hield has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.1ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 52.5%, 3FGP: 42.8% and FT: 81.4% in 25 games he played so far.
Hield played for the Bahamas senior national team three years ago.
#2. Second place goes to an international forward David Nesbitt (200-91, college: St.Thomas, FL, currently plays in Argentina). He contributed to a 1-point Olimpico de La Banda's victory against the sixth-ranked Quimsa (24-26) 89-88 in the Argentinian LigaA last Saturday.
Nesbitt scored 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.
Ciclista Olimpico de La Bandais placed in Norte group.
Nesbitt's overall stats this season are: 9.9ppg, 5.9rpg, 2FGP: 49.6%, 3FGP: 28.9% and FT: 81.3%.
He is in the roster of the Bahamas senior national team.
#3. The Bahamas player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, college: IPFW, currently plays in France). Burrows was the major contributor in a Provence Basket's victory against the eighth-ranked ALM Evreux (15-13) crushing them 108-73 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game.
He recorded 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. It was his first game for Provence Basket this season.
His team is placed second in the ProB.
Burrows is also a member of the Bahamas senior national team.
#4. Swingman J.R. Cadot (196-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: TCU, currently plays in Spain) contributed to Zornotza's victory against the tenth-ranked Alcazar (14-15) 87-82 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) on Sunday night.
Cadot scored 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
Ametx Zornotza (16-13) is placed sixth in the LEB Silver.
His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical.
Cadot's overall stats this season are: 10.0ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.2apg.
He is also Bahamas national team player.
#5. An experienced former international forward Bennet Davis (206-84, agency: Inception Sports, college: Northeastern, currently plays in France). He could not help SAP Vaucluse (14-19) to beat Vendee Challans (18-15).
Davis scored 5 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 25 minutes.
SAP Vaucluse lost 70-74 on the road to the much higher-ranked (#7) Vendee Challans.
His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial.
Davis has relatively good stats this year: 11.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg in 16 games.
Worth to mention Davis played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. He used to play for the Bahamas national team
three years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Bahamas passport but never been selected to any of Bahamas national teams:
#1.Klay Thompson (201-G-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA) led Golden State Warriors to a victory against the Portland Trail Blazers (41-40) 121-109 in the NBA on Sunday night.
Thompson recorded 15 points in 35 minutes.
The Golden State Warriors have a very solid 67-15 record this season.
It's Thompson's sixth year with the team.
He has individually a very good year with high stats. Thompson averages: 22.2ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.1apg in 79 games he played so far.
He has a dual citizenship: Bahamas and American.
#2.Jonathan Fairell (201-F-93, agency: Duran International, college: Murray St., currently plays in France) contributed to a SPO Rouen's victory against one of league's weakest teams Saint Chamond (10-18) 85-77 in the French ProB (second division) last Friday.
He recorded 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 21 minutes.
SPO Rouen Basket (13-14) is placed 11th in the ProB.
It's Fairell's first season with the team.
Fairell has relatively good stats this year: 14.8ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.3apg in 27 games.
He is another player who holds two passports: Bahamas and American.
#3.Robert Nortmann (205-F, college: Dalhousie, currently plays in NBLCanada) managed to help Island Storm to win against the Cape Breton Highlanders (11-22) crushing them 129-91 in the NBL Canada last Saturday.
Nortmann scored only 2 points.
The Island Storm has 14-19 record this season.
This year Nortmann has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg.
He has both Bahamas and Canadian nationalities.
Cybots - Regulators 81-100 The Mr Ship It Freight Regulators are NPBA Champions. They overcame Cybots on the road in Game 6 to claim 4-2 victory in the title series. Regulators dominated from start to finish in this one earning a well-deserved trophy. Regulators dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Cybots' 48. Regulators forced 20 Cybots turnovers. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Brian Bain (190-81, colleg... [read more]
The Mr Ship It Freight Regulators are NPBA Champions. They overcame Cybots on the road in Game 6 to claim 4-2 victory in the title series. Regulators dominated from start to finish in this one earning a well-deserved trophy. Regulators dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Cybots' 48. Regulators forced 20 Cybots turnovers. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Brian Bain (190-81, college: Armstr.Atlantic) who scored 27 points and 7 rebounds. Gameliel Rose chipped in 23 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was center Livingston Munnings who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and 18 rebounds and guard Ernest Saunders (188, college: Cleveland St. CC) added 17 points, 6 assists and 5 steals respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: Cybots: L.Munnings 23+18reb+2ast, L.Arbrister 18+3reb+2ast, E.Saunders 17+2reb+6ast, D.Duncombe 10+8reb+2ast, J.Hutchinson 7+4reb+2ast, J.Atkins 4+3reb Regulators: B.Bain 27+7reb+3ast, G.Rose 23+8reb+3ast, E.Bain 19+8reb+1ast, M.Mackey 13+8reb+6ast, P.Brice 6+1ast, S.Cruz 5+2reb+1ast
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