Sign in
View: Mobile | Desktop
FOLLOW US:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  RSS
Men Women
U.S. Virgin Islands Internationally

David Edole

Join Us!!! We are looking for someone to help us cover U.S. Virgin Islands basketball. Please send us an e-mail.
ABA Standings
 1. One Unity 10-0 
 2. T.W.I. 7-3 
 3. Jam Squad 6-4 
 4. Brothers 5-5 
 5. Heavy Hitters 1-9 
 6. VI Finest 1-9 

Men's 2019 Paradise Jam Field Announced - Nov 9, 2018

E-mail David:
David's Articles 
| Follow David on  Facebook

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands- The eight men's basketball teams selected to compete in the 2019 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam were announced Thursday by tournament directors. Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Fordham, Grand Canyon, Illinois State, Nevada, Valparaiso, and Western Kentucky will compete in the 20th-annual Paradise Jam at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas, Nov. 22-25, 2019.

'We've got a group of talented teams coming down to the U.S. Virgin Islands next year,' tournament director Jennifer Ashby said. 'We are incredibly excited to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Paradise Jam with these basketball programs, and we're excited to showcase the beauty and joy of the USVI and its people to all of the coaches, student-athletes, and fans.'

Nevada, ranked as high as No. 7 in the 2018-19 preseason polls, will headline a group of four teams making their return to the islands. The Wolf Pack competed in the 2014 Paradise Jam, alongside Illinois State, which finished runner-up in the tournament. Valparaiso makes its return to the territory for the first time since 2008. The Fordham Rams also return to St. Thomas, after finishing fifth in the 2005 Paradise Jam.

Cincinnati, tabbed to finish second in the American Athletic Conference, will travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands for the first time, along with Bowling Green, Grand Canyon, and Western Kentucky. The WKU Hilltoppers, who were selected to win Conference USA this season, will plan for similar projections next season for their first arrival to St. Thomas.

Nevada and Cincinnati could potentially meet in the Paradise Jam for the first time since the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The Wolf Pack beat the Bearcats, 75-73, in the Second Round of the tournament and advanced as far as the Sweet 16.

The Sports & Fitness Center on the University of the Virgin Islands campus has been home to the Paradise Jam since its construction in 2001. The 3,000-seat venue features four locker rooms, air conditioning, a custom hardwood floor, a training room, concessions, VIP lounge, media workroom, and ethernet connectivity. Recognized as one of the best facilities of its kind in the Caribbean, the Sports & Fitness Center regularly reaches standing-room capacity throughout the Paradise Jam tournament.

Game times and matchups for the 2019 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam will be announced next spring, following the conclusion of the 2018-19 basketball season. For more information about the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam, visit   

Pro and High School Abroad - 1 day ago
NBA Atlanta Hawks big man John Collins (208-PF-97, college: Wake Forest) (aka John the Baptist) will participate in the NBA's slam dunk contest during All-Star weekend per a report by Oliver Maroney. While this is long overdue, we're glad that JC will be able to showcase his truly unreal hops among the league's best players during the break. Collins will be the first member of the Atlanta Hawks to participate in the dunk contest since the early days of J-Smoove's (Josh Smith) heyday in At...   [read more]

Gophers' Jordan Murphy will go down as one of the best rebounders in Big Ten history - 1 day ago
Jordan Murphy (201-F-97) traces back his path to becoming one of the best rebounders in Big Ten history to a meeting in coach Richard Pitino's office during his sophomore year. Focus on rebounding, he was told. Own the boards and everything else would come easier. 'That really got me in line and got my mind right,' said Murphy, who enters the Gophers' game Tuesday at No. 5 Michigan with 1,128 rebounds, most among active Division I players and No. 3 in Big Ten history. Murphy and Pitino...   [read more]
UVI teams return to action tonight, Tuesday - 1 day ago
University of the Virgin Islands Men (7-11) and Women (5-18) return to action tonight 6 and 8pm respectively tonight,Tuesday, as they face Johnson University Florida (5-17 men and 3-17 women). The men teams collided on November 17th with UVI blowing out the Florida team at home, 75-61. The games will be streamed at The double dip continues on Wednesday, as both UVI teams take on Warner University (15-7 men, 6-16 women)on Wednesday at 6:30pm (Women) and 8:30pm...   [read more]

1 | 2 | 3
1 | 2 | 3

Site Map: Member Services: Other Basketball Sites:
Copyright (c) 1998-2019 Sports I.T. Solutions Disclaimer

Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.