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Julius Ashby's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Trinidad and Tobagos playing currently abroad - Jan 13, 2013


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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.


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). Ashby led Fukuoka Rizing to a victory over the third-ranked Shimane Magic (16-8) 76-68 in the Japanese BJ League last Sunday. He was MVP of the game. Ashby recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 5 blocks. Fukuoka Rizing (16-8) is placed fourth in Western group. It's Ashby's first season with the team. Ashby has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.6ppg, 8.8rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2bpg, 2FGP: 50.7%, 3FGP: 16.7% and FT: 69.0%. Ashby played for the Trinidad and Tobago senior national team three 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 could not help Lechugueros (12-28) in their last game. Despite Young's very good performance Lechugueros was crushed 90-68 on the road by the much higher-ranked (#3) Soles. He was the top scorer with 27 points. Young also added 4 passes (made all of his ten free throws !!!) in 31 minutes. It was Lechugueros' sixth consecutive loss in a row. 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 very impressive stats this year: 22.4ppg, 2.5rpg, 6.0apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 37.4% and FT: 77.8% in the 19 games he played so far. 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.

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). He was the major contributor in an Anyang KGC's victory against the league leader SK Knights (25-6) 73-62 in the South Korean KBL in Friday night's game. Trim scored 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Anyang KGC (15-15) is placed fourth in the KBL. Trim's overall stats this season are: 5.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 2FGP: 67.7%(65-96) and FT: 54.7%. He played for the Trinidad and Tobago national team three years ago.

Kyle Rowley
Kyle Rowley
   #4. Center Kyle Rowley (213-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to help the St.Mary's, CA (2-1) in their game against the Gonzaga University (3-0) in the NCAA. He recorded 6 points. The St.Mary's, CA was defeated 83-78 in Spokane, WA by the Gonzaga University. Rowley has relatively good stats this season: 10.7ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.6spg. He used to play for the Trinidad and Tobago national team back in 2009.

Moriba De Freitas
Moriba De Freitas
   #5. Former U17 international forward Moriba De Freitas (206-91, currently studies in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Pepperdine (1-3) in their game against the Brigham Young University (4-0) in the NCAA. De Freitas cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The Pepperdine was crushed 76-51 in Provo, UT by the Brigham Young University. This season De Freitas has relatively solid stats: 10.7ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.6spg. He used to play for the Trinidad and Tobago U17 national team six 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), who plays in Ukraine could not help BC Donetsk (4-6) in their last game. Despite his good performance the seventh-placed BC Donetsk lost 63-74 at home to the leading Unics Kazan in the group A of VTB United League. Fischer recorded 10 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in 32 minutes. It's Fischer's first season with the team. Fischer belongs to league's best rebounders (ranked #7) and also on the list of best blockers (fourth place). This year he averages: 9.9ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.7bpg in the nine games he played so far. Fischer is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in Trinidad and Tobago.

   #2. Ronald Roberts (203-F-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) led St.Joseph's to a victory against the University of Duquesne (0-2) 74-66 in the NCAA last Saturday. Roberts had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 4 assists and 2 blocks in 36 minutes. The Saint Joseph's University has 1-1 conference record this season. This year Roberts' overall stats are: 5.5ppg and 4.2rpg in the 29 games.

   #3. Jamal Fenton (175-PG-91, currently studies in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Fresno State University (0-2) crushing them 72-45 in the NCAA on Saturday night. He scored 9 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists. The University of New Mexico has 2-0 conference record this season. Fenton has been at the team for four years. Fenton's overall stats this year are: 5.5ppg and 4.2rpg. He is a naturalized American. Apparently Fenton has never played in Trinidad and Tobago.

   #4. Experienced Shawn Myers (198-G/F-69, college: W.Georgia, currently plays in United Kingdom) was not able to help Cheshire Phoenix (7-11) in their game against Durham Wildcats (5-12) in the British BBL, despite his very good performance in Sunday night's game. He scored 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 40 minutes. But Cheshire Phoenix lost 96-101 on the road to the one of league's weakest teams (#11) Durham Wildcats. Myers is currently fourth on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of most steals (fifth place). He has very reliable stats this year: 10.7ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.6spg in the 18 games. Myers has a dual citizenship: Trinidad and Tobago and British.

   #5. Joey Haywood (185-PG-84, currently plays in NBLCanada) contributed to a Halifax Rainmen's victory against the Saint John Mill Rats (11-12) 102-89 in the NBL Canada on Thursday night. Haywood scored 14 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 23 minutes. The Halifax Rainmen has 11-12 record this season. This year Haywood has relatively solid stats: 10.7ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.6spg in the 18 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Trinidad and Tobago and Canadian.

   #6. Kadeem Jack (206-F-92, is currently at the American university) was not able to secure a victory for the one of league's weakest teams Rutgers in their game against the University of Cincinnati in the NCAA. Jack scored 5 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 16 minutes. His team lost 58-68. Jack has reliable stats this year: 10.7ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.6spg in the 18 games.
  




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