#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 (12-28) in their last game. Despite Young's very good performance Lechugueros lost 82-90 at home to the much higher-ranked (#5) Panteras.
He was the top scorer with 32 points. Young also added 6 assists in 40 minutes on the court.
It was Lechugueros' sixth consecutive loss in a row.
Young is ranked sixth on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best passers (third place).
He has individually a very good year with high stats. Young averages: 22.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 5.6apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 36.7%, 3FGP: 39.1% and FT: 79.4% in the 23 games he played so far.
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 Kibwe Trim (208-84, agency: Top Notch Sports, college: Sacred Heart, currently plays in South Korea). Trim was the major contributor in an Anyang KGC's victory against the league outsider KCC Egis (5-28) crushing them 78-57 in the South Korean KBL last Sunday.
He recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 16 rebounds.
Anyang KGC (17-16) is placed fourth in the KBL.
It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
It's Trim's first season with the team.
Trim's overall stats this year are: 6.4ppg, 5.0rpg, 2FGP: 66.4%(85-128) and FT: 54.0%.
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 Julius Ashby (205-82, college: Colorado, currently plays in Japan), who plays in the Japanese BJ League. He was not able to help Fukuoka Rizing (16-10) in their last game. Despite Ashby's good performance the fourth-placed Fukuoka Rizing lost 87-93 on the road to the second-ranked Hamamatsu Phoenix in the Western group.
He recorded 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks in 27 minutes.
Ashby has very impressive stats this year: 15.4ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3bpg, 3FGP: 16.7% and FT: 69.2% 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) was not able to secure a victory for the Pepperdine (1-4) in their game against the Santa Clara University (3-3) in the NCAA.
De Freitas recorded 5 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.
The Pepperdine was defeated 83-76 on their home court in Malibu, CA by the Santa Clara University.
It was Pepperdine's third consecutive loss in a row.
De Freitas' overall stats this season are: 9.2ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.9apg.
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) managed to help Saint Mary's College of California in a victory against the University of Portland (1-4) crushing them 60-38 in the NCAA on Saturday night.
Rowley recorded only 2 points in 6 minutes on the court.
The Saint Mary's College of California has 4-1 conference record this season.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
This year Rowley's overall stats are: 9.2ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.9apg in the 10 games.
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.Joey Haywood (185-PG-84, currently plays in NBLCanada), who plays in the NBL Canada could not help the Halifax Rainmen (12-13) in their last game. Despite Haywood's very good performance the Halifax Rainmen was edged in an overtime 127-124 on the road by the higher-ranked (#3) Oshawa Power.
He was the top scorer with 27 points. Haywood also added 6 rebounds in 42 minutes.
This year Haywood's overall stats are: 6.4ppg and 5.0rpg in the 32 games he played so far.
He has a dual citizenship: Trinidad and Tobago and Canadian.
#2.Ronald Roberts (203-F-91, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to help the St.Joseph's (1-2) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Roberts' very good performance the St.Joseph's was badly defeated 79-59 in a derby game by the University of Pennsylvania.
He recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 12 rebounds. Roberts also added 2 blocks.
Roberts' overall stats this season are: 6.4ppg and 5.0rpg.
#3.Jamal Fenton (175-PG-91, currently studies in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Fresno State University (1-3) crushing them 72-45 in the NCAA on Saturday night.
Fenton scored 9 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists.
The University of New Mexico has 3-0 conference record this season.
So far his team won all three games in the conference.
Fenton is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in N.Mexico's roster.
He has individually a very good season with high stats. Fenton averages: 15.4ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3bpg.
He is a naturalized American.
Apparently Fenton has never played in Trinidad and Tobago.
#4.D'or Fischer (211-C-81, college: W.Virginia, currently plays in VTB United League) was not able to secure a victory for BC Donetsk (4-7) in their game against Kalev/Cramo (3-8) in the VTB United League. He cannot count it as his best performance.
Fischer scored only 3 points in 22 minutes.
BC Donetsk (#7) was edged 61-60 in Tallinn by the lower-ranked (#8) Kalev/Cramo in the group A of VTB United League.
Fischer is currently fourth on the league's list of best blockers with 1.5bpg.
He also averaged so far 9.2ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.9apg in the 10 games.
Fischer is a naturalized American.
Apparently he has never played in Trinidad and Tobago.
#5.Kadeem Jack (206-F-92, is currently at the American university) couldn't help the Rutgers (3-3) in their game against the University of Notre Dame (3-1) in the NCAA.
Jack recorded 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
The Rutgers was edged 69-66 in Notre Dame, IL by the University of Notre Dame.
Jack's total stats this season are: 9.2ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.9apg.
TTOC/NBFTT General Secretaries in war of words - 2 months ago
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 - 3 months ago
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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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