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Rowley in Spanish playoffs! - Apr 9, 2018


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Trinidad and Tobago 7' center Kyle Rowley contributed 11pts & 9rebs as Castello clinched a playoff spot with a close 69-68 win over 3rd place CB Prat on April 7 in Round 31 of the Spanish LEB Gold League. Prior to this game, Rowley averaged 10.5pts and 6.9rebs per game.

With three games left in the regular season, Rowley will be making his 10th consecutive year participating in post season play. According to Rowley, this season was filled with many special moments and the best part is that they still have more to enjoy. He further stated that he is very proud of the team, coaches and organization for all the hard work, effort and energy that it took to achieve this.

Meanwhile in the EBA Division, 6-11 center Richard Peters scored a team high 23pts as Carbajosa defeated Gijon 85-68 on April 8th. Peters is enjoying an average of 10.4pts & 6.2rebs in sixteen games for his team since transferring from Plasencia. Currently, Carbajosa is in fifth place with a 15-12 record in Group A-B.

Across in Denmark, 6-5 guard Devaughn Akoon-Purcell scored 18pts, 5rebs & 2 assists but 2nd ranked Bakken was still upset by Naestved 83-91 at home in the opening semi-final game of the BasketLigaen Playoffs on April 6. Akoon-Purchell is averaging 18.3pts, 4.7rebs & 3.5 assists.

In the FIBA Europe Cup competition, Akoon-Purchell enjoys a higher average of 19.6pts, 5.1rebs & 4.4 assists per game. On March 27, he scored 19pts & 8 assists as Bakken secured a semi-final spot with a tough 86-80 overtime win against French team LePortel. In the first game at home on March 20, he registered 15pts, 5rebs & 3 assists in a 76-62 victory for Bakken. On April 11, Bakken will play Italy Serie A team, Scandone AV, in their first semi-final match-up.
  



NBFTT elects Female President! - 12 days ago
History was created as Claire Mitchell became the first female to be duly elected as the President of the National Basketball Federation of Trinidad and Tobago (NBFTT) for the term 2019-2023. She defeated her only challenger, Mario Davis, 12-10 at the NBFTT AGM on Saturday. Mitchell was previously the General Secretary and acted as the Interim President of the NBFTT since the resignation of Garvin Warwick in 2016. The new executives elected are: 1.Rachel Dick - General Secretary 2.Ki...   [read more]

Kyle Rowley
Wetterbygden inks Kyle Rowley - 13 days ago
KYLE ROWLEY Wetterbygden Stars Huskvarna (Basketligan) signed 28-year old Trinidad and Tobago ex-international center Kyle Rowley (212-120kg-90, college: St.Mary's, CA, agency: Duran International). He started the season at Urunday Universitario in Uruguayan LUB league. In two games he had 5.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg this season. The last season Rowley played at Castello (LEB Gold) in league where in 37 games he recorded 10.4ppg and 7.8rpg. The list of the past achievements is qui...   [read more]

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Akoon-Purcell
Hapoel Tel Aviv tabs Devaughn Akoon-Purcell - 1 month ago
DEVAUGHN AKOON-PURCELL Hapoel SP Tel-Aviv (Winner League) inked 25-year old American (has also Trinidad and Tobago passport) shooting guard Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-93kg-93, college: Illinois State). He started the season at Denver Nuggets in the NBA. But in 7 games he averaged just 1.0ppg this season. The last season Akoon-Purcell played at Bakken (Ligaen) in league. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on differen...   [read more]


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