Youth leadership workshop to highlight IBF 3x3 Hoops Final in the Antilles - Feb 15, 2017
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The Lesser Antilles Youth 3x3 Basketball final in St. Lucia is less than two weeks away. The young boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 17 participating in the event will not only gain experience of playing international basketball, but also take part in a leadership workshop aimed at giving them leadership skills to help use basketball as a tool for development in their communities. This workshop is very important to the International Basketball Foundation (IBF) whose goal is to use basketball to create a positive impact on communities throughout the region. The players will experience how basketball is being used to change the lives of young people around the world and will be encouraged to look at ways in which they can create change in their communities through basketball. Over the course of three days and through a combination of presentations, leadership challenges, interactive and basketball games, the participants will learn about working together, communication and leadership. The workshop will be facilitated by Mthoko Madonda and Jabulani Myeza. Mthoko is a former captain of South African Basketball and founder of Reach Sports Management, who hopes to teach the participants how they can use basketball to convey valuable skills. The aim is for the youths to understand their role as young leaders and learn how they can help and inspire their community. "We are very excited to be a part of the Lesser Antilles 3X3 Youth tournament. We have had the privilege of working with young people all around the world and are looking forward to meeting young people from around the Lesser Antilles and sharing our experience of how basketball can be used as a tool for development," explained Mthoko. Cultural exchange will also be an important aspect of the trip. Indeed, the Foundation would also like to help bring the islands closer together on and off the court. The youths will be encouraged to get to know each other and build lasting international acquaintances. Courtesy of: caribbeanbasketball.com
Antilles 3x3 Hoops Final a Resounding Success - 23 days ago
Antilles 3x3 Hoops Final a resounding success Martinique's U18 Men's and Women's teams celebrate their success at the Antilles 3x3 Hoops Final with FIBA President Horacio Muratore CASTRIES - The Antilles 3x3 Hoops Final took place this past weekend and was a huge success in both social and sporting aspects. The level of basketball was high and all national teams proved there is a lot of talent in the Caribbean. In both U18 Men's and U18 Women's categories, the teams from Martinique w... [read more]
Antilles 3x3 Hoops Final a resounding success
U18 Men's and Women's teams celebrate their success at the Antilles 3x3
Hoops Final with FIBA President Horacio Muratore
CASTRIES - The Antilles 3x3 Hoops Final took place this past weekend
and was a huge success in both social and sporting aspects.
The level of basketball was high and all national teams proved there is
a lot of talent in the Caribbean. In both U18 Men's and U18 Women's
categories, the teams from Martinique went undefeated in reaching the
finals. The men's side faced tough competition against the Guyanese but
were still able to win gold after a suspenseful game which they won 8-7.
Meanwhile, the women from Martinique were joined in the title game by
the host St-Lucia. However, the Saint Lucians were not able to make the
most from the home advantage as the Martiniquans were quickly able to
take the upper hand and bring home the gold medals.
The tournament's MVPs were Martinique's Emerick Foucan (#7) for the men and St. Lucia's Ramani Lewis-Emmanuel (#6) for the women. Three more athletes were rewarded for their displays. Dracon Djenina and Cayol Francois-Xavier respectively won the Women's and Men's Shoot-out contest, taking home two trophies to Guadeloupe, while Allan Foulongani claimed an additional trophy for Martinique by winning the dunk contest.
Men MVP Emerick Foucan from Martinique with SLBF President Leslie Colleymore
Women MVP Ramani Lewis-Emmanuel from St. Lucia
Shoot-Out Champions Cayol Francois-Xavier and Dracon Djenina from Guadeloupe with FIBA Americas President Usie Richards (R)
Dunk Champion Allan Foulongani from Martinique with SLBF President Leslie Colleymore
In organizing and facilitating this event, the International Basketball
Foundation (IBF) wished to empower youths and nourish their love of
basketball while teaching them to be leaders and inspire their
This objective was fully
achieved according to FIBA President Horacio Muratore, who enjoyed
interacting with the youths and stated: "This initiative of the IBF was
very successful. Not only did we see good basketball competition on high
level, but also engaged young people in the youth leadership workshop.
We hope that this will further stimulate basketball in the region."
The youth leadership workshop led by Mthoko Madonda, Rubel Ahmed and
Jabulani Myeza of Reach Sports Management was an equally great success.
The youths got to know each other and learnt how to work together as a
team. They were encouraged to share their experience and think about how
basketball can help other young people in their communities.
"We think the workshop was able to inspire youth to realise their
leadership potential while also learning about how basketball can play a
role in meeting community challenges. We hope that we can create a
network of youth leaders from across the Antilles who can support each
other and create change through basketball," said Madonda.
Throughout the 52 games over the week-end, the youths were able to
gain international level experience and showcase their talent to the
3000 spectators who cheered for them. They will bring back knowledge and
experience to encourage their whole community.
Galitos-Barreiro adds Marshall to their roster - 29 days ago
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Galitos-Barreiro (LPB) added to their roster 25-year old American (has also Saint Lucian passport) forward Khyle Marshall (200-98kg-92, college: Butler, agency: Duran International). He just played at St Chamond in French ProB. Marshall managed to play in three leagues in two countries this year. In three ProB games he recorded 3.7ppg and 2.7rpg. He also played earlier that season for TLU/Kalev in Estonian Alexela KML where in four ProB games he averaged 14.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg. [read more]
Galitos-Barreiro (LPB) added to their roster 25-year old American (has also Saint Lucian passport) forward Khyle Marshall (200-98kg-92, college: Butler, agency: Duran International). He just played at St Chamond in French ProB. Marshall managed to play in three leagues in two countries this year. In three ProB games he recorded 3.7ppg and 2.7rpg. He also played earlier that season for TLU/Kalev in Estonian Alexela KML where in four ProB games he averaged 14.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg. Marshall also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 11 points and 7 rebounds. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted .two-time Sun Sentinel Class 6A-5A-4A Player of the Year back in 2009 and 2010 at his college time. Marshall represented Saint Lucia at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.7ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 47.7%, FT: 60.0%. Marshall is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in six different countries. Marshall has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Japan (Yokohama B-Corsairs), Puerto Rico (Cangrejeros), Spain (Lleida_Basquet), Dominican Republic (Huracanes del Atlantico) and D-League (Austin Spurs and Los Angeles D-Fenders). He attended Butler University until 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.
National 3x3 youth basketball team departs for St.Lucia this weekend - 1 month ago
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The Historic National 3x3 Youth Basketball Team, comprising of Judah Ferris, Sheldon Gomes, Eric Joseph, and Ahmani Browne, is set to depart this Friday to compete in the International Basketball Foundation (IBF) Lesser Antilles 3x3 International Youth Championships. The competition, slated for Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th, February 2017 will be held in St [read more]
The Historic National 3x3 Youth Basketball Team, comprising of Judah Ferris, Sheldon Gomes, Eric Joseph, and Ahmani Browne, is set to depart this Friday to compete in the International Basketball Foundation (IBF) Lesser Antilles 3x3 International Youth Championships. The competition, slated for Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th, February 2017 will be held in St. Lucia, and will feature other countries such as, Aruba, Barbados, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, France (Guadeloupe, Martinique), and the Netherlands (Curacao, Saint Maarten). The young men, who will represent Antigua and Barbuda, were afforded this opportunity after emerging victorious in the National 3x3 Qualifiers held last year. Meanwhile, Ahmani Brown, who represented another team in the National Qualifiers, was selected as the 4th player to complete the team. After months of intense practice, the team is confident that they will make their country proud, and return home with nothing less than the Gold. The Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) is encouraging the general public and stakeholders to support the youths on their journey to the IBF 3x3 International Youth Championships slated for this weekend. Courtesy of: antiguabasketball.com
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