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Ian Young's 34 points make him top Trinidad and Tobago player abroad of the week - Dec 23, 2012


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We bring you last week's top performances from Trinidad and Tobagos who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


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). He led Lechugueros to a victory over the league outsider Gigantes (3-31) 86-80 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) last Thursday. Young was MVP of the game. He scored 34 points (!!!) and added 9 assists. Lechugueros de Leon (12-22) is placed 12th in the LNBP. Young belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #5) and also on the list of best passers (third place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Young averages: 22.2ppg, 2.1rpg, 6.3apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 42.1%, 3FGP: 35.8% and FT: 76.1%. He is a naturalized American. Young played for the Trinidad and Tobago senior national team two years ago. Strangely he 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). Ashby was the main contributor in a 2-point Fukuoka Rizing's victory against the ninth-ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (3-18) 69-67 in the Japanese BJ League on Saturday night. He was the best player in that game. Ashby had a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 12 rebounds in 34 minutes. Fukuoka Rizing (14-7) is placed fourth in Western group. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. It's Ashby's first season with the team. He has very impressive stats this year: 15.5ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 52.5% and FT: 69.7% in the 21 games he played so far. Ashby played for the Trinidad and Tobago national team in 2010.

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. He could not help Anyang KGC (13-10) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Trim's very good performance Anyang KGC was badly defeated 90-73 at home by the lower-ranked Goyang Orions (#8). He was the top scorer with 22 points. Trim also added 8 rebounds. Trim's overall stats this season are: 4.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 2FGP: 63.6%(42-66). 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 Alabama State University 66-58 in the NCAA on Wednesday night. He scored only 4 points in 12 minutes. The Pepperdine University has conference record this season. De Freitas has relatively good stats this year: 11.3ppg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg in the 15 games. He used to play for the Trinidad and Tobago U17 national team back in 2007.


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 Ukraine) led BC Donetsk to a 1-point victory over the fourth-ranked Khimik (12-7) 73-72 in the Ukrainian Superleague in Friday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Fischer had a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 4 blocks in 32 minutes. BC Donetsk (9-8) is placed ninth in the Superleague. It's Fischer's first season with the team. Fischer has relatively good stats this year: 11.2ppg, 5.9rpg, 2.1apg, 1.9bpg and 1.2spg in the 13 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Fischer has never played in Trinidad and Tobago.

   #2. Ronald Roberts (203-F-91, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the St.Joseph's in their last game. Despite Roberts' very good performance the St.Joseph's was edged 60-57 at home by the Fairfield University. He had a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 11 rebounds in 38 minutes. This year Roberts' overall stats are: 4.7ppg and 4.3rpg in the 21 games.

   #3. Joey Haywood (185-PG-84, currently plays in NBLCanada), who plays in the NBL Canada was not able to help the Halifax Rainmen (7-8) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance the Halifax Rainmen was defeated 103-92 on the road by the higher-ranked Summerside Storm. Haywood was the top scorer with 18 points. He also added 5 boards, dished 4 assists and stole 3 balls. Haywood's overall stats this season are: 4.7ppg and 4.3rpg. He has a dual citizenship: Trinidad and Tobago and Canadian.

   #4. Experienced Shawn Myers (198-G/F-69, college: W.Georgia, currently plays in United Kingdom) contributed to a 1-point Cheshire Phoenix's victory against the closely-ranked Sheffield One Health Sharks (5-9) 80-79 in the British BBL in Sunday night's game. Myers scored 7 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 39 minutes. Cheshire Phoenix (6-9) is placed eighth in the BBL. Myers is currently third on the league's list of best rebounders with 9.5rpg. He also averaged so far 11.3ppg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg in the 15 games. Myers is another player who holds two passports: Trinidad and Tobago and British.

   #5. Jamal Fenton (175-PG-91, currently studies in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the N.Mexico in their game against the South Dakota State University (1-0) in the NCAA. He scored 6 points. The N.Mexico was defeated 70-65 on their home court in Albuquerque, NM by the South Dakota State University. Fenton is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in N.Mexico's roster. Fenton has relatively good stats this season: 11.3ppg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg. He is a naturalized American. Apparently Fenton has never played in Trinidad and Tobago.

   #6. Travis Trim (185-PG-93, is currently at the American university) couldn't help the Md-E Shore in their game against the Ohio University in the NCAA. Trim cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points. His team was crushed by 36 points 93-57. This season Trim has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg.

   #7. Kadeem Jack (206-F-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Howard University crushing them 79-55 in the NCAA last Friday. He recorded 6 points in 19 minutes. This year Jack has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg in the 15 games.   



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