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Ian Young's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Trinidad and Tobagos playing currently abroad - Dec 9, 2012


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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Trinidad and Tobagos who are currently playing abroad.


Ian Young
Ian Young
   #1. This week's number one is former international point guard Ian Young (191-81, college: Auburn, currently plays in Mexico), who plays in the Mexican LNBP (second division). Young could not help Lechugueros (9-20) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his very good performance Lechugueros was badly defeated 106-88 at home by the higher-ranked Fuerza Regia (#8). Young recorded a double-double by scoring 37 points and making 11 passes. Young has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 21.0ppg, 1.9rpg, 6.5apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 43.0%, 3FGP: 33.8% and FT: 77.2%. Young is a naturalized American. He played for the Trinidad and Tobago senior national team two years ago. Strangely Young has never played in Trinidad and Tobago.

Julius Ashby
Julius Ashby
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Julius Ashby (205-82, college: Colorado, currently plays in Japan). He was the major contributor in a Fukuoka Rizing's victory against the tenth-ranked Osaka Evessa (1-12) 75-65 in the Japanese BJ League on Sunday night. Ashby had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 13 rebounds. He also added and 3 steals in 40 minutes. Fukuoka Rizing (10-7) is placed fourth in Western group. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Ashby has relatively good stats this year: 14.2ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.8apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 50.3%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 67.9% in the 17 games he played so far. He played for the Trinidad and Tobago national team in 2010.

Moriba De Freitas
Moriba De Freitas
   #3. The Trinidad and Tobago player who performed third best last week abroad was former U17 international forward Moriba De Freitas (206-91, currently plays college basketball in the States). He managed to help Pepperdine University in a victory against the University of Hawaii 63-56 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. De Freitas scored only 3 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 22 minutes. The Pepperdine University has conference record this season. This year De Freitas has relatively solid stats: 11.8ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.8apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 48.0%, 3FGP: 33.3% in the 12 games. He played for the Trinidad and Tobago U17 national team five years ago.

Kyle Rowley
Kyle Rowley
   #4. 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. Rowley scored only 2 points. The Saint Mary's College of California has conference record this season. Rowley has reliable stats this year: 11.8ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg. He used to play for the Trinidad and Tobago national team back in 2009.


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), who plays in Ukraine could not help BC Donetsk (3-4) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the seventh-placed BC Donetsk was edged in an overtime 83-81 on the road by the lower-ranked (#9) PGE Turow in the group A of VTB United League. Fischer was the top scorer with 23 points. He also added 7 rebounds, 3 assists and made 3 blocks in 41 minutes. Fischer is ranked second on the list of the best blockers in the league with 2.0bpg. He also averaged so far 9.7ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.5apg in the six games he played so far. Fischer is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in Trinidad and Tobago.

   #2. Experienced Shawn Myers (198-G/F-69, college: W.Georgia, currently plays in United Kingdom), who plays in the British BBL was not able to help Cheshire Phoenix (4-8) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Myers' good performance Cheshire Phoenix was crushed 96-73 in Newcastle by the second-ranked Eagles. He recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 12 rebounds. Myers is currently second on the list of best rebounders. He has very reliable stats this season: 11.8ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg. Myers has a dual citizenship: Trinidad and Tobago and British.

   #3. Joey Haywood (185-PG-84, currently plays in NBLCanada) led Halifax Rainmen to a victory over the Saint John Mill Rats (4-7) 103-96 in the NBL Canada last Saturday. He was MVP of the game. Haywood scored 18 points and added 4 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) in 29 minutes. The Halifax Rainmen has 7-5 record this season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Haywood has relatively solid stats: 11.8ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg in the 12 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Trinidad and Tobago and Canadian.

   #4. Ronald Roberts (203-F-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to St.Joseph's' victory against the Coppin State College 67-55 in the NCAA on Tuesday night. Roberts scored 6 points. The Saint Joseph's University has conference record this season. This year Roberts has relatively solid stats: 11.8ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg.

   #5. Travis Trim (185-G-93, currently studies in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Md-E Shore (0-1) in their game against the University of Maryland in the NCAA. Trim cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 23 minutes. The Md-E Shore was crushed 100-68 in College Park, MD by the University of Maryland. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Trim's stats this year are: 11.8ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg in the 12 games.

   #6. Jamal Fenton (175-G-91, is currently at the American university) managed to help University of New Mexico to win against the University of Southern California 75-67 in the NCAA in Wednesday night's game. He scored only 1 points. Fenton's stats this season are: 11.8ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg. He is a naturalized American. Apparently Fenton has never played in Trinidad and Tobago.

   #7. Kadeem Jack (206-F-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to Rutgers' surprising victory against the Iona College 81-73 in the NCAA last Saturday. He scored 7 points in only 13 minutes. Jack's stats this year are: 11.8ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg in the 12 games.   



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