Former international Forward Scott Farrington (202-F-88) had an amazing evening in the last round for Rockets and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11. The 28-year old forward had a double-double of 33 points and twenty four rebounds, while his team edged out Bahamas Univ. (#6, 6-3) 94-92. Rockets maintains the 7th position in Bahamas NPBA. Rockets is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 5-7 record. In the team's last game Farrington had a remarkable 54.2% from 2-point range. He turned to be Rockets' top player in his first season with the team. Scott Farrington averages this season 21.8ppg and 12.3rpg.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was -year old Kemsy Sylvestre of Bahamas Univ.. Sylvestre impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 34 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Bahamas Univ. was edged by slightly lower-ranked Rockets (#7, 5-7) 94-92. This loss caused Bahamas Univ. to drop to 6th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 6-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Sylvestre is a newcomer at Bahamas Univ. and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.7ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 10.7rpg and 3.1apg.
The third best performed player last round was international Eugene Bain (195-C/F-88) of second-ranked Regulators. Bain scored 29 points and grabbed nineteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Bain's great performance Regulators lost 74-81 to #3 ranked Shockers. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. Regulators had another "accident". It may be a crucial game and cause dropping from the group of top ranked teams. The record is still good, but 2nd lost game is hopefully really an accident. Bain's teammates are also very good. That's why having such high stats is even more impressive. Bain has a great season in Bahamas. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 28.0ppg (best scorer), rebounds with 14.7rpg (#1 in league) and assists with 2.1apg (7th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Eugene Bain (195-C/F-88) of Regulators - 31 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists 5. Dion McPhee) of Regulators - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists 6. Domonique Fernander) of Pirates - 15 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists 7. Jeffrey Henfield (193-PG-85) of Giants - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists 8. Livingston Munnings (C) of Cybots - 14 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists 9. Michael Bain (SG) of Giants - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists 10. Cordarro Pinder) of Cybots - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc. The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy. The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
Defending champion Al Manama (Premier League) inked 28-year old Bahamas ex-international power forward Kadeem Coleby (206-114kg-89, college: Wichita State). It is actually his comeback to Manama as he has played here before. Coleby He started the season at Al Muharraq (Premier League). Coleby helped them to win the cup and make to league final. The last season he played at Al Manama. Coleby also represented Bahamas at the CBC Championships in Tortola (British Virgin Islands) two years ago. [read more]
Defending champion Al Manama (Premier League) inked 28-year old Bahamas ex-international power forward Kadeem Coleby (206-114kg-89, college: Wichita State). It is actually his comeback to Manama as he has played here before. Coleby He started the season at Al Muharraq (Premier League). Coleby helped them to win the cup and make to league final. The last season he played at Al Manama. Coleby also represented Bahamas at the CBC Championships in Tortola (British Virgin Islands) two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: 8.6ppg, 5.2rpg, Blocks-1 (3.4bpg), FGP: 44.1%, FT: 65.0%. Coleby has played also professionally in Saudi Arabia (Al Fateh). Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him to get the job in pro basketball. He attended Wichita State until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
David Nesbitt selected the top Bahamian playing abroad in last week's games - 4 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. Klay Thompson (201-G-90) was the major contributor in a Golden State Warriors' victory against the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA in Saturday 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 an international forward David Nesbitt (200-91, college: St.Thomas, FL, currently plays in Argentina). He contributed to a 2-point Olimpico de La Banda's victory against the third-ranked Regatas Corrientes (30-19) 90-88 in the Argentinian LigaA last Friday.
Nesbitt recorded 8 points.
It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Norte. Ciclista Olimpico de La Bandais placed .
This season Nesbitt averages: 9.8ppg, 5.7rpg, 2FGP: 50.8%, 3FGP: 28.3% and FT: 82.4%.
He is currently a member of the Bahamas senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international swingman J.R. Cadot (196-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: TCU, currently plays in Spain). He led Zornotza to a victory over the league outsider Gandia (8-22) crushing them 82-59 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) in Saturday night's game.
Cadot was MVP of the game. He scored 19 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists.
Ametx Zornotza (17-13) is placed sixth in the LEB Silver.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
It's Cadot's first season with the team.
Cadot has relatively good stats this year: 10.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 56.7%(68-120), 3FGP: 27.8% and FT: 48.1%.
He is in the roster of the Bahamas senior national team.
#3. The Bahamas player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international forward Bennet Davis (206-84, agency: Inception Sports, college: Northeastern, currently plays in France). He was the main contributor in a SAP Vaucluse's surprising victory against the seventh-ranked Rueil (19-15) 102-93 in the French NM1 (third division) last Sunday.
Davis was the best player in that game. He recorded 25 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 28 minutes.
Sorgues-Avignon-Le Pontet Vaucluse (15-19) is placed 14th in the NM1.
The Regular Season already ended.
This year Davis has relatively solid stats: 11.8ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 52.8%, 3FGP: 38.2% and FT: 81.5% in 17 games he played so far.
Worth to mention Davis played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. He played for the Bahamas national team three years ago.
#4. Power forward Christopher Turnquest (203-83, college: Miles CC, currently plays in Spain) could not help Arenys (13-12) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Turnquest's very good performance the sixth-placed Arenys (13-12) was edged 68-67 at home by the much lower-ranked Mataro (#13) in the Group C-A.
He recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 10 rebounds.
The Regular Season already ended.
Turnquest has reliable stats this season: 11.4ppg and 6.4rpg.
He used to play for the Bahamas national team
back in 2006.
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) was the major contributor in a Golden State Warriors' victory against the Portland Trail Blazers (41-40) 119-113 in the NBA in Saturday night's game.
He scored 24 points and had 3 steals in 41 minutes.
The Golden State Warriors have quite an impressive 67-15 record this season.
It's Thompson's sixth year with the team.
Thompson has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 22.2ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.0apg in 81 games he played so far.
Thompson has a dual citizenship: Bahamas and American.
#2.Zane Knowles (208-C-92, college: Texas A&M-CC, currently plays in Poland) contributed to a 2-point Wilki Morskie's victory against one of league's weakest teams Polfarmex (5-26) 77-75 in the Polish PLK on Saturday night.
Knowles scored 7 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 17 minutes.
King Szczecin (15-15) is placed 11th in the PLK.
His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical.
This year Knowles' overall stats are: 5.1ppg and 4.8rpg in eight games.
#3.Jonathan Fairell (201-F-93, agency: Duran International, college: Murray St., currently plays in France) contributed to a SPO Rouen's victory against the closely-ranked Chorale de Roanne (12-16) 94-82 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game.
Fairell scored 6 points and added 4 assists in 23 minutes.
SPO Rouen Basket (14-14) is placed tenth in the ProB.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
Fairell's stats this year are: 14.5ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg in 28 games.
He is another player who holds two passports: Bahamas and American.
#4.Robert Nortmann (205-F, college: Dalhousie, currently plays in NBLCanada) could not help the Island Storm (15-21) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Nortmann's good performance the Island Storm (#3) was defeated 115-110 on the road by the lower-ranked Kitchener-Waterloo Titans.
He scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
There are only three games left until the end of the NBL Canada Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
Nortmann's stats this season are: 14.5ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg.
He has both Bahamas and Canadian nationalities.
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