#1. This week's number one is former international power forward Kibwe Trim (208-84, agency: Top Notch Sports, college: Sacred Heart, currently plays in South Korea). He was the major contributor in an Anyang KGC's victory against the closely-ranked Goyang Orions (6-6) 80-65 in the South Korean KBL in Saturday night's game.
Trim recorded 14 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks in 20 minutes on the court.
Anyang KGC (7-5) is placed fifth in the KBL.
It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses.
But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen.
It's Trim's first year with the team.
This season he averages: 3.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 2FGP: 46.2% and FT: 54.5% in the 10 games he played so far.
Trim played for the Trinidad and Tobago senior national team two years ago.
#2. Second place goes to former international point guard Ian Young (191-81, college: Auburn, currently plays in Mexico), who plays in the Mexican LNBP (second division). He could not help Lechugueros (6-15) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Young's very good performance Lechugueros was edged 71-69 at home by the higher-ranked Huracanes (#9).
He recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and making 10 passes.
Young has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 18.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 6.0apg, 1.3spg, 3FGP: 35.3% and FT: 72.7%.
Young is a naturalized American.
He played for the Trinidad and Tobago national team in 2010.
Strangely Young has never played in Trinidad and Tobago.
#3. The Trinidad and Tobago player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Julius Ashby (205-82, college: Colorado, currently plays in Japan). He led Fukuoka Rizing to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Shiga L-Stars (3-6) crushing them 99-75 in the Japanese BJ League on Saturday night.
Ashby recorded 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 32 minutes.
Fukuoka Rizing (6-3) is placed fifth in Western group.
It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row.
But the season just started, so everything may happen.
It's Ashby's first year with the team.
He has relatively good stats this season: 12.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 44.7% and FT: 76.2% in the nine games.
Ashby played for the Trinidad and Tobago national team two years ago.
#4. Center Kyle Rowley (213-90, currently plays in NCAA1) contributed to an easy victory against the Sonoma State University (3-2) crushing them 95-69 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game.
Rowley scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in only 10 minutes.
The Saint Mary's College of California has 0-0 conference record this season.
This year Rowley's overall stats are: 7.3ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.5apg and 1.8bpg in the four games.
He used to play for the Trinidad and Tobago national team
back in 2009.
#5. Former U17 international forward Moriba De Freitas (206-91, currently plays in NCAA1) was not able to help the Pepperdine (0-0) in their game against the Cal State - Northridge (0-0) in the NCAA. De Freitas cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones.
He recorded only 2 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and made 2 blocks.
The Pepperdine was defeated 81-75 on the road by the Cal State - Northridge.
De Freitas' total stats this season are: 7.3ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.5apg and 1.8bpg.
He used to play for the Trinidad and Tobago U17 national team
five years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Trinidad and Tobago passport but never been selected to any of Trinidad and Tobago national teams:
#1.Joey Haywood (185-PG-84, currently plays in NBLCanada) was the major contributor in a Halifax Rainmen's victory against the Moncton Miracles (1-2) 87-83 in the NBL Canada in Thursday night's game.
He scored 21 points, grabbed 5 boards, dished 4 assists and stole 3 balls.
The Halifax Rainmen has 2-2 record this season.
But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen.
This season Haywood has relatively solid stats: 12.0ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.8apg.
He has a dual citizenship: Trinidad and Tobago and Canadian.
#2. Experienced Shawn Myers (198-G/F-69, college: W.Georgia, currently plays in United Kingdom), who plays in the British BBL could not help Cheshire Jets (2-6) in their last game. Despite Myers' very good performance Cheshire Jets lost 84-97 on the road to the much higher-ranked (#4) Worcester Wolves.
He had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 10 rebounds in 36 minutes.
But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go.
Myers belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #7 with 8.6rpg.
This year he also averages: 12.1ppg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg in the eight games he played so far.
Myers is another player who holds two passports: Trinidad and Tobago and British.
#3.D'or Fischer (211-C-81, college: W.Virginia, currently plays in VTB United League) was not able to help BC Donetsk (2-3) in their game against Krasnie Krilya (3-2) in the VTB United League. He did not beat the league record on Saturday evening.
Fischer scored only 3 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and made 3 blocks.
The sixth-placed BC Donetsk was defeated 64-59 in Samara by the higher-ranked Krasnie Krilya (#5) in the group A of VTB United League.
Fischer is the league's best blocker.
His overall stats this season are: 7.3ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.5apg and 1.8bpg.
Fischer is a naturalized American.
Apparently he has never played in Trinidad and Tobago.
Other top Trinidad and Tobago players, who play abroad:
General secretary of the T&T Olympic Committee Annette Knott has apologised to the National Basketball Federation of T&T's (NBFTT) general secretary Claire Mitchell for failing to send the findings of a TTOC-appointed abitration committee, which stated suspended Super 10 Basketball Commissioner Keith Clement should be reinstated and proper disciplinary proceedings under the federation's constitution is followed. Yesterday the two were locked in a war of words after Mitchell insisted her... [read more]
General secretary of the T&T Olympic Committee Annette Knott has apologised to the National Basketball Federation of T&T's (NBFTT) general secretary Claire Mitchell for failing to send the findings of a TTOC-appointed abitration committee, which stated suspended Super 10 Basketball Commissioner Keith Clement should be reinstated and proper disciplinary proceedings under the federation's constitution is followed.
Yesterday the two were locked in a war of words after Mitchell insisted her federation did not receive the findings and recommendations. It led to a newspaper report that stated Clement was reinstated. Yesterday Mitchell, who has been appointed acting basketball federation president following the resignation of Garvin Warrick early in January, described the report as misleading and took a swipe at Knott, saying her federation never initiated or participated in any mediation which is supposed to be among two parties.
She made it clear the NBFTT is the only entity of FIBA that can reinstate Clement, adding anyone else would be accused of outside interference by FIBA through the NBFTT. According to Mitchell 'The NBFTT made it clear to TTOC it did not require arbitration in writing on November 20, 2015. It also shared in another letter to TTOC that the Board of the NBFTT passed a unanimous motion not to go to TTOC due to the appearance of bias when the TTOC did not refute improper comments made in public by Clement, to the effect that the TTOC had already made its decision to re-instate him, along with derogatory comments about federation officials.
Clement, an associate member of the federation, was slapped with a permanent ban by the NBFTT last year for breach of the code of ethics and confidentiality, when he revealed important information about NBFTT cheques that were supposed to have been in the banking system. The information was written in a letter to the Sport Company of T&T that questioned monies spent at the Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) in Mexico in 2014.
Last week the three-member arbitration committee which comprised rugby president Leslie Figaro, judo secretary general Alana Corbie and David King, the paralympic committee president, deemed suspension unconstitutional, stating Mitchell had agreed and her federation already had it to their plan of action.
In an immediated response yesterday Knott said 'The Council, of which the NBFTT is a member, selected an independent panel of three persons to arbitrate on the issue. The Arbitral Committee subsequently submitted its findings and of particular interest in its report was the fact that it indicated that the NBFTT should invoke its own constitution and proceed to consider the dispute with Clement. Such findings in no way suggested that the TTOC ruled in favour of Clement. The findings of the Arbitral Committee did not require ratification from the TTOC.'
However she later apologised after it was discovered that the email of the findings and recommendations, was sent to the wrong address. Sport
NBFTT Appoints its First Female President - 3 months ago
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The National Basketball Federation of Trinidad and Tobago (NBFTT) appointed Ms. Claire Mitchell - currently the Secretary General to act in the position of President after the Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Mr. Garvin Warwick at their Statutory Board Meeting on Saturday, March 12, 2016. This was the Board's first opportunity to meet since Mr. Warwick tendered his resignation on January 25, 2016. The Board also accepted the resignation of Mr [read more]
The National Basketball Federation of Trinidad and Tobago (NBFTT) appointed Ms. Claire Mitchell - currently the Secretary General to act in the position of President after the Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Mr. Garvin Warwick at their Statutory Board Meeting on Saturday, March 12, 2016. This was the Board's first opportunity to meet since Mr. Warwick tendered his resignation on January 25, 2016. The Board also accepted the resignation of Mr. Daron Lall and appointed Mr. Arnold Thomas - currently the Assistant Secretary to act in the position of Vice President - Technical and Training Services. The Board of Directors wishes to thank all parties who continue to support basketball in Trinidad and Tobago as we restructure and improve opportunities for the sport to flourish. Courtesy of: caribbeanbasketball.com
Khadeen Carrington had a great first-half performance for Seton Hall against 5th ranked Xavier on Friday. He tallied 14pts, 5rebs and 3assists in the first 16 minutes against Xavier as the Pirates beat the Musketeers 87-83 in the semi-finals. Following his fantastic performance the previous day, Carrington again led the way scoring 23pts and 7rebs. Carrington had a career-high 27th in scoring against Creighton and backed it up with another great performance in the semifinals. It was Set... [read more]
Khadeen Carrington had a great first-half performance for Seton Hall against 5th ranked Xavier on Friday. He tallied 14pts, 5rebs and 3assists in the first 16 minutes against Xavier as the Pirates beat the Musketeers 87-83 in the semi-finals.
Following his fantastic performance the previous day, Carrington again led the way scoring 23pts and 7rebs. Carrington had a career-high 27th in scoring against Creighton and backed it up with another great performance in the semifinals.
It was Seton Hall second victory against Xavier having beaten the Pirates in a home game in February during the regular season. Meanwhile, Carrington has been a great support to another sophomore, Isaiah Whitehead, who is the Pirates top performer. They have developed into a tough back court duo for the Hall. Whitehead had 20pts, 8 assists and 6rebs.
According to an article by Jeffrey Borzello (espn.go.com) 'Carrington has developed into a consistent complement to Whitehead. He finished the regular season with 17.5 points in his final two games and hit double figures in five of his final six outings. Whitehead has been outstanding all season, but Carrington's emergence has alleviated some of the pressure from Whitehead and allowed him to be a dynamic playmaker.
Seton Hall isn't loaded with high school All-Americans or future pros, but the Pirates really defend and make life difficult for opponents. Throw in their consistent effort and they're rarely out of a game. The difference lately has been on the offensive end, and a lot of that has to do with Carrington. Whitehead and Carrington compose the type of backcourt that can win games in March, and they're only picking up more momentum and confidence.'
Despite Xavier's persistence which forced 27 turnovers, Seton Hall defense was also crucial in the victory as Derrick Gordon was making the little plays on both ends of the floor and Ismael Sanogo made life difficult for James Farr and Jalen Reynolds. Xavier pressured Seton Hall with players like Whitehead, Gordon, Delgado and others in foul trouble, but the Pirates were able to maintained their composure and controlled the tempo to seal the victory. Seton Hall led the first period 41-30. Xavier rallied back 53-46 at the half but eventually could not hold off the Pirates.
For Seaton Hall, Angelo Delgado chipped in with 15pts and 5rebs while Gordon contributed 10pts. Freshman Edmond Sumner led Xavier with a team-high 21pts, James Farr had a double double with 18pts & 10rebs and Trevon Bluiett had 15pts.
Seton Hall now has the opportunity for a historic Big East Tournament Final against the favorites, Villanova, on Saturday night.
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