Sign in
View: Mobile | Desktop
 
FOLLOW US:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  RSS
Men Women
Trinidad and Tobago Internationally
Authors:


 
Albert-Lee Young

Facebook
 
Don Farrell
Join Us!!! We are looking for someone to help us cover Trinidad and Tobago women basketball. Please send us an e-mail.
National League Standings
 1. Police 8-0 
 2. Shak Attack 7-1 
 3. Jazz 6-2 
 4. Heat 5-3 
 5. MOS School 3-5 
 6. Quarters Utd. 3-5 
 7. Siparia Ball. 3-5 
 8. BTU B. 1-7 
 9. UpState 0-8 

Articles

Trinidad and Tobago Basketball (Men)

Fenton Suspended by NCAA - Nov 3, 2012


POSTED BY:
DON FARRELL
E-mail Don:
Don's Articles

.....
Jamal Fenton (getty images)Had New Mexico guard Jamal Fenton known an Albuquerque hotel was giving him a $250 discount on the ballroom he was renting for his 21st birthday, he insists he wouldn't have accepted it.

Instead, Fenton accepted the ballroom at the reduced rate of $500 rather than $750 last April, landing him in hot water with the NCAA.

The NCAA suspended Fenton last week for three games for a minor violation of NCAA rules, but the reason for the penalty was not initially disclosed. In response to an open records request filed by the Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico then released documents to the local media revealing the birthday party was the culprit.

"If I would have known the real price, I still would have got it because money wasn't the issue," Fenton said in one of the documents released to the Journal. "I had no idea I was getting a good price on the ballroom because this was my first time ever throwing a party in a ballroom and the price she gave me already sounded like a lot."

[More NCAA basketball: The most celebrated technical foul in college hoops (video)]

A sales representative at the hotel corroborated Fenton's claim that he did not ask for a discount but confirmed the hotel lowered the price for the ballroom because it was a New Mexico student-athlete seeking to rent it. That's an automatic penalty in the eyes of the NCAA because it's an extra benefit a typical student would not receive.

By NCAA rules, any extra benefit from $100 to $300 requires a three-game suspension, a harsh penalty considering the offense, yet at least one the organization has been consistent about enforcing. Fenton also had to pay the money back to a charity of his choice.


According to a New Mexico spokesman, Fenton donated $400 to the UNM Children's Hospital during the summer when the NCAA initially ruled he had received a $400 impermissible benefit. The NCAA later altered its stance and ruled the impermissible benefit was $250, but Fenton left his donation as is.

Fenton, a 5-foot-9 senior who averaged 6.5 points and 2.4 assists last season, will sit out New Mexico's opener against Davidson and two games during the Paradise Jam. That's costly for New Mexico because those are difficult nonconference games, but the Lobos do have a wealth of depth at guard to make up for Fenton's absence.

(Thanks, Eye on College Basketball)

  



Akoon-Purcell voted Eurobasket.com Player of the Week - 3 days ago
On November 8 in Russia, Devaughn Akoon-Purcell had a great game in the last round for league's leader Bakken and was voted Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4. Akoon-Purcell top scored with 31pts with 6rebs as the defending Danish champs Bakken surprised the league leaders Russian Avtodor 97-85 in the FIBA Europe Cup competition. With the victory Bakken (3-1) have a solid three game winning streak and maintains their position as Group B leaders. Their next game is agains...   [read more]
Akoon-Purcell shines in Europe Cup - 16 days ago
In the FIBA Europe Cup, guard Akoon-Purcell led Bakken to a 95-76 win over Portuguese Benfica on 25th October in a Group B contest. He had 25pts & 5rebs as Bakken improved its record to 1-1. In their opening game on the 18th October Bakken went under 73-76 to Russian Avtodor. He scored 17pts in the loss but they still maintained the top position after two rounds. Meanwhile in the Danish competition, Devaughn Akoon-Purcell tallied 13pts, 5rebs & 2assists for Bakken but they still went unde...   [read more]
Trim motivates CIC students at book launch - 18 days ago
Former pro basketballer Kibwe Trim shows off his book at his alma mater St Mary's College yesterday. Kibwe Trim was praised for his initiative in giving back to the students of his alma mater, St Mary's College (CIC), when he launched his first book 'From Nerd to Pro' yesterday at the school in Port of Spain. Trim, a former pro basketballer, answered questions from students about his life, including his journey from a student at St Mary's to a pro basketballer. Trim said he always come...   [read more]


1 | 2 | 3
1 | 2 | 3

Site Map:
Latinbasket.com Member Services: Other Basketball Sites:
Copyright (c) 1998-2017 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer

WARNING:
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.