The Bermuda Basketball Youth Federation (BBYF) completed a four day Skills Camp at the Keystone State Basketball Camp in Pennsylvania recently.
Keystone has been ranked the #1 Basketball Camp in the Eastern United States and had the top players in grades 7-12 from over 300 schools from 16 States and 5 Foreign Countries including Bermuda. Keystone boasts many notable alumni including NBA players - Derrick Rose, Richard Hamilton, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Jamal Crawford, Kobe Bryant, and John Wall to name a few.
Kenai Stowe – Champions Ryan Grant and Tao Lambert – Runner Ups
Junior Division – 5 on 5 Tournament
Sean Tucker and Mykal Glasgow – Champions Kumari Tannock and Mical Hardtman – Runner Ups Emily Hellam – Champions (Ladies)
Scholastic Division – 5 on 5 Tournament
Zavante Garnett, Shannon Thomas, and Matthew Amaral - Champions Josh Liyanage, Darae Smith, and Joshua Pimental – Runner Ups Demiqua Daniels – Champions (Ladies)
Free Throws Competition Winner
Three Point Competition
Mykal Glasgow – Winner Junior Division Kumari Tannock – 3rd place Junior Division Jashua Liyanage – 3rd place Scholastic Division
Tristan Rocha, Kumari Tannock – Junior Division Champions Christian Liyanage – Youth Division Champions Andy Perez – 2nd Place Junior Division Joshua Liyanage – 2nd Place Scholastic Division Shannon Thomas – Scholastic Champions
Andy Perez - 2nd Place Scholastic Division
Zane Curtis-Thomas – Winner Most Improved in Youth Division Ryan Grant – Youth Division Nominee Kobie Reid – Youth Division Nominee Miguel Perry – Junior Division Nominee
Kumari Tannock and Mical Hardtman – Winner Junior Division Kobie Reid – Winner Youth Division Zavante Garnett, Matthew Amaral, and Shannon Thomas – Winner Scholastic Division
Saturday, July 19, 2014
BBA Youngsters to play in Florida
Several of Bermuda’s young Basketball players are in Florida where they will test their skills against High School teams from other states.
Leagues are divided into Strong, Medium, Light and JV.
The Bermuda select teams will play 7-10 games. All games are 4 quarters stopping the clock. There will also be a Free Throw, 3 point, and 3-on-3 tournament.
Monday, July 07, 2014
Promising Players Return from Syracuse Camp
The Team Hurricane Basketball Program proudly announces that five (5) of its players have returned home to Bermuda after participating in famed Coach Jim Boeheim's Basketball Camp. Bermuda student-athletes, Zachary Johnson, Mykal Glasgow, Kumari Tannock, Jorel Smith and Jacy Lowery, attended the camp held at Syracuse University, in Syracuse, New York, a highly ranked academic institution, from June 28th to July 2nd.
Team Hurricane Founder and Head Coach, Doug Reed, is a graduate of Syracuse University, so the decision to have Hurricane players attend the Syracuse camp was any easy one. "I loved reliving my college experience through the boys, watching them walk along the same paths I did across campus and seeing them adjust to life in the dorm. It was just enjoyable overall watching them get a small taste of college life. The boys had the opportunity to play competitive basketball in one of college basketball’s top venues – the Carrier Dome…although not in front of 30,000 fans."
“Too see the Dome was one thing but to play in the Dome was another,” says Kumari Tannock. “The quality of the facilities, the bright lights that shone above you, Syracuse Orange everywhere. The intense competition against some of the best players in our age bracket, this is an experience that I will never forget.”
The camp is led by Hall of Fame coach, Jim Boeheim. Coach Boeheim is currently second on the wins list of Men's NCAA Division I coaches (948). Coach Boeheim spoke to the campers on the second day and gave them words of encouragement and shared with them the need for a strong work ethic.
Jacy Lowery noted, “The speech was very motivating. He said that no matter how hard you are training, there is somebody else out there who is training harder.”
Zachary Johnson added, “This means you have to really work hard.”
The Syracuse University trip was Team Hurricane's first overseas basketball experience. Coach Reed believes that this camp allowed Hurricane players to test their talents, learn and grow while competing against top notch players in their age group. “This week’s camp experience showed me how the sport of basketball has grown in Bermuda. All of our boys played very well and showed that they possess the skill and ability to compete at this level and with players from the United States and beyond. Out of the 600 campers, our very own Kumari Tannock was selected as an Allstar in the NCAA Division. Our program’s next step is to have our players add an amount of aggressiveness to match their skill level. Our players are by no means passive, nor do they back down. In fact our boys, as a reflective of the Team Hurricane Basketball Program, are extremely competitive and play spirited basketball. However, there are times when they do defer to others on the offensive side of the ball. But basketball is an intense and aggressive game and, therefore, I want my players to always be on the attack and have confidence in their ability to score the ball.”
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Bermuda Win Summer Jam Series
Woods scored 20 points
The Bermuda Basketball Youth Federation (BBYF) hosted the third nd final night of its Basketball Summer Jam inside the Berkeley Institute Gymnasium.
The Summer Jam offered spectators a third opportunity for spectators and the local media to watch the Bermuda Women’s Select team, which featured former Female Athlete of the Year Jenaya Wade-Fray and Erica Woods take on NCAA Division 3 outfit University of Pittsburgh Greenburg Women’s Basketball team.
With the series tied at 1 – 1, this one went down to the wire, the teams battled hard in the first half that produced 52 total points with the score locked at 26-26. The second half saw the game hanging in the balance, Bermuda was down 54-52 with 4.3 seconds left in the game.
Wade-Fray missed the free throw on purpose, after a mad scramble for the rebound the ball ends up in Wade-Fray’s hands behind the 3 point line with 2 seconds left, she lets it go and it hits nothing but net as Bermuda came away with the 55-54 win.
Wade-Fray and Woods both scored 20 points to lead Bermuda to victory, while the University of Pittsburgh Greensburg got 20 points from Kayla Dames and 7 points from Megan Hans.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Bermuda Win Summer Jam Game Two
Woods in action
The Bermuda Basketball Youth Federation (BBYF) hosted the second night of its Basketball Summer Jam inside the Berkeley Institute Gymnasium.
The Summer Jam offered spectators another opportunity to watch the Bermuda Women’s Select team, which will feature former Female Athlete of the Year Jenaya Wade-Fray and Erica Woods take on NCAA Division 3 outfit University of Pittsburgh Greenburg Women’s Basketball team.
A night after going down in a heartbreaker the Bermuda Select team was able to pull off the win. The teams scored a combined total of 47 points in the first half with Bermuda leading 26-21. The Bermuda Women’s Select team could have been wondering if it was Dayjavue as Pittsburgh came out roaring in the second half, but Bermuda was able to weather the storm and they scored 37 points in the second half and restricted Pittsburgh to 27 points to record the 63-48 win and level the series at 1-1.
Woods was the game’s MVP leading Bermuda with 25 points, while Wade Fray chipped in with 24 points. Kayla Dames led the University of Pittsburgh Greensburg in the scoring department with 13 points, while Chianti Sivek added 10 points.