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Julius Ashby's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Trinidad and Tobagos playing currently abroad - Dec 2, 2012


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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Trinidad and Tobago players, who play currently abroad.


Julius Ashby
Julius Ashby
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Julius Ashby (205-82, college: Colorado, currently plays in Japan), who plays in the Japanese BJ League. He could not help Fukuoka Rizing (9-6) in their last game. Despite Ashby's very good performance the fifth-placed Fukuoka Rizing lost 71-80 on the road to the leading Okinawa GK in the Western group. He had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 11 rebounds. Ashby also added 3 assists in 27 minutes on the court. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Ashby's first year with the team. He has relatively good stats this season: 13.4ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.9apg, 2FGP: 49.1% and FT: 66.2% in the 15 games he played so far. Ashby played for the Trinidad and Tobago senior national team two years ago.

Ian Young
Ian Young
   #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 was not able to help Lechugueros (9-19) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Young's very good performance Lechugueros was defeated 87-81 at home by the lower-ranked Guerreros (#13). He was the top scorer with 23 points. Young also added made 9 passes and 3 steals. It's Young's first season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Young averages: 19.2ppg, 2.0rpg, 6.0apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 39.1%, 3FGP: 31.4% and FT: 75.7%. He is a naturalized American. Young played for the Trinidad and Tobago national team in 2010. Strangely he has never played in Trinidad and Tobago.

Kibwe Trim
Kibwe Trim
   #3. The Trinidad and Tobago player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Kibwe Trim (208-84, agency: Top Notch Sports, college: Sacred Heart, currently plays in South Korea), who plays in the South Korean KBL. Trim was not able to secure a victory for Anyang KGC (10-8) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Anyang KGC was defeated 81-68 on their home court in Anyang by the leading Mobis Phoebus. Trim scored 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Trim's overall stats this season are: 4.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 2FGP: 61.4%(35-57) and FT: 47.4%. He played for the Trinidad and Tobago national team two years ago.

Moriba De Freitas
Moriba De Freitas
   #4. Forward Moriba De Freitas (206-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help Pepperdine University in a victory against the University of California-Irvine 72-62 in the NCAA on Saturday night. De Freitas recorded only 4 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and made 2 blocks in 20 minutes. The Pepperdine University has conference record this season. This year De Freitas averages just 1.0ppg in the two games. He used to play for the Trinidad and Tobago U17 national team back in 2007.

Kyle Rowley
Kyle Rowley
   #5. Former international center Kyle Rowley (213-90, currently studies in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo 86-68 in the NCAA last Saturday. He scored only 2 points in 2 minutes on the court. The Saint Mary's College of California has conference record this season. This year Rowley averages just 1.0ppg in the two games. He used to play for the Trinidad and Tobago national team three 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. D'or Fischer (211-C-81, college: W.Virginia, currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked BC Astana (3-3) crushing them 76-56 in the VTB United League on Sunday night. Fischer scored 6 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 17 minutes. BC Donetsk (3-3) is placed fifth in group A. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Fischer is currently first on the list of best blockers with 1.8bpg. This year his other stats are: 7.0ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.2apg in the five games he played so far. Fischer is a naturalized American. Apparently he has never played in Trinidad and Tobago.

   #2. Experienced Shawn Myers (198-G/F-69, college: W.Georgia, currently plays in United Kingdom) led Cheshire Jets to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Durham Wildcats (3-8) crushing them 106-72 in the British BBL last Sunday. Myers had a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added and 5 steals in 38 minutes. Cheshire Jets (4-7) is placed eighth in the BBL. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Myers is currently second on the list of best rebounders with 9.8rpg. This year he also averages: 11.6ppg, 2.0apg and 1.6spg in the 11 games. Myers has a dual citizenship: Trinidad and Tobago and British.

   #3. Jamal Fenton (175-G-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) led N.Mexico to an easy victory against the University of Portland 69-54 in the NCAA on Sunday night. He scored 12 points and had 3 steals. The University of New Mexico has conference record this season. Fenton is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in N.Mexico's roster. This season Fenton has relatively solid stats: 11.6ppg, 2.0apg and 1.6spg. He is a naturalized American. Apparently Fenton has never played in Trinidad and Tobago.

   #4. Kris Joseph (200-F-88, college: Syracuse, currently plays in NBA) managed to help Boston Celtics in a victory against the Portland Trail Blazers (7-10) 96-78 in the NBA in Friday night's game. He recorded only 2 points in 5 minutes on the court. The Boston Celtics have 9-8 record this season. This year Joseph averages just 1.0ppg in the two games. He is another player who holds two passports: Canadian and Trinidad and Tobago.

   #5. Joey Haywood (185-PG-84, currently plays in NBLCanada) led Halifax Rainmen to a 1-point victory against the Oshawa Power (6-5) 105-104 in the NBL Canada last Saturday. Haywood scored 16 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. The Halifax Rainmen has 5-4 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Haywood averages only 1.0ppg. He has both Trinidad and Tobago and Canadian nationalities.

   #6. Ronald Roberts (203-F-91, currently studies in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the The American University 74-55 in the NCAA in Wednesday night's game. Roberts scored only 4 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and made 2 blocks. This season Roberts averages just 1.0ppg.

   #7. Travis Trim (185-G-93, is currently at the American university), who plays in the NCAA could not help the Md-E Shore to beat the Delaware State University. Trim cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 1 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. His team was defeated 76-66. This season Trim averages just 1.0ppg.

   #8. Kadeem Jack (206-F-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to help the Rutgers in their game against the The University of Mississippi in the NCAA. He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Jack scored only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 8 minutes on the court. His team lost 67-80. This year Jack averages just 1.0ppg in the two games.   



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