#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). He could not help Lechugueros (12-26) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Young's very good performance Lechugueros was crushed 105-61 at home by the second-ranked Halcones Rojos.
He was the top scorer with 26 points. Young also added 5 assists (made all of his six free throws).
There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
Young belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #6) and also on the list of best passers (third place).
He has individually a very good season with high stats. Young averages: 22.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 6.1apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 38.0%, 3FGP: 39.9% and FT: 76.7%.
He is a naturalized American.
Young played for the Trinidad and Tobago senior national team three years ago.
Strangely he has never played in Trinidad and Tobago.
#2. Second place goes to former international power forward Julius Ashby (205-82, college: Colorado, currently plays in Japan), who plays in the Japanese BJ League. Ashby was not able to help Fukuoka Rizing (15-8) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the fourth-placed Fukuoka Rizing lost 95-103 on their home court in Fukuoka to the second-ranked Shimane Magic in the Western group.
Ashby was the top scorer with 20 points. He also added 9 rebounds and 3 blocks in 31 minutes.
They ended the series of five consecutive victories.
Ashby has very impressive stats this year: 15.4ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.8apg, 3FGP: 16.7% and FT: 70.3% in the 23 games he played so far.
He played for the Trinidad and Tobago national team in 2010.
#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). He was not able to secure a victory for Anyang KGC (13-15) in their game against LG Sakers (13-16) in the South Korean KBL.
Trim recorded 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 15 minutes.
Anyang KGC was badly defeated 103-86 on their home court in Anyang by the lower-ranked (#5) LG Sakers.
It was Anyang KGC's sixth consecutive loss in a row.
This year Trim's overall stats are: 5.2ppg, 4.2rpg, 2FGP: 65.5%(57-87) in the 26 games.
He played for the Trinidad and Tobago national team three years ago.
#4. Forward Moriba De Freitas (206-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Pepperdine (1-1) in their game against the Gonzaga University (2-0) in the NCAA. He cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones.
De Freitas scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 16 minutes.
The Pepperdine was badly defeated 78-62 on their home court in Malibu, CA by the Gonzaga University.
De Freitas has relatively good stats this year: 10.8ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg in the 16 games.
He used to play for the Trinidad and Tobago U17 national team
back in 2007.
#5. Former international center Kyle Rowley (213-90, currently studies in the States) couldn't help the St.Mary's, CA (1-0) in their game against the Yale University (2-0) in the NCAA. Rowley cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones.
He scored only 2 points.
The St.Mary's, CA was badly defeated 78-62 on the road by the Yale University.
This season Rowley has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg.
He used to play for the Trinidad and Tobago national team
four 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 Ukraine) led BC Donetsk to a victory against the closely-ranked Hoverla (14-11) 83-72 in the Ukrainian Superleague in Wednesday night's game.
He recorded 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in 30 minutes.
BC Donetsk (12-11) is placed seventh in the Superleague.
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
It's Fischer's first season with the team.
Fischer has relatively good stats this year: 10.7ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.1apg and 1.9bpg in the 19 games he played so far.
He is a naturalized American.
Strangely Fischer has never played in Trinidad and Tobago.
#2.Kris Joseph (200-F-88, college: Syracuse, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA could not help the Boston Celtics (16-17) to beat the Golden State Warriors (22-11). Joseph's contribution was not very remarkable in Saturday's game.
He scored only 2 points.
The Boston Celtics were badly defeated 101-83 on the road by the Golden State Warriors.
This season Joseph averages just 1.2ppg.
He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Trinidad and Tobago.
#3.Joey Haywood (185-PG-84, currently plays in NBLCanada) contributed to an easy victory against the Montreal Jazz (1-18) crushing them 122-77 in the NBL Canada last Sunday.
Haywood scored 19 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 32 minutes.
The Halifax Rainmen has 10-12 record this season.
This year Haywood averages only 1.2ppg in the six 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 Morgan State University 70-60 in the NCAA on Saturday night.
Roberts recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks.
The Saint Joseph's University has conference record this season.
This year Roberts averages only 1.2ppg.
#5. Experienced Shawn Myers (198-G/F-69, college: W.Georgia, currently plays in United Kingdom) was not able to help Cheshire Phoenix (6-10) in their game against Glasgow Rocks (9-7) in the British BBL.
Myers scored only 4 points and grabbed 9 rebounds.
Cheshire Phoenix was badly defeated 95-78 in Glasgow by the higher-ranked Rocks (#5).
Myers is currently third on the list of best rebounders.
He has very reliable stats this season: 10.8ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg.
Myers has both Trinidad and Tobago and British nationalities.
#6.Kadeem Jack (206-F-92, currently studies in the States) managed to help Rutgers, The State University in a victory against the University of Pittsburgh 67-62 in the NCAA last Saturday.
Jack scored only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 14 minutes.
Jack has reliable stats this year: 10.8ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg in the 16 games.
TTOC/NBFTT General Secretaries in war of words - Apr 12, 2016
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 - Mar 25, 2016
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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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