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Saturday, June 11, 2016
Bermuda Basketball Association New Executive

Watts, Tucker, Hendrickson & Johnson
The Bermuda Basketball Association recently held their Annual General Meeting, with a new Executive Committee elected.

Rickey Watts was voted as the new President, the newly elected Vice President is Kenyatta Tucker, new General Secretary is Cecil Hendrickson, and returning Treasurer Tommy Johnson.

Be looking out for a new Bermuda Basketball Association calendar of events coming out shortly.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Glasgow Commits to Thomas College

Mykal Glasgow of the Berkeley Institute has committed to play basketball at Thomas College in Maine and will study accounting in the fall. Glasgow, a high honours student has a track record of success both on and off the court.

This past September Digicel and the NBA hosted the Jump Start programme in Bermuda searching for future NBA talent. Glasgow was picked as one of the top five players in Bermuda and was flown to Trinidad to compete with top players from around the Caribbean. Coaches at the event, including NBA coaches PJ Carlisimo, Bill Bayno, and players like Mugsy Bogues ranked Glasgow among the top fifteen players overall.

But with all of his success, Glasgow was not receiving offers to play at the college level even though he had attended events playing in front of numerous college coaches and scouts. Successfully reaching his dream to play college basketball would not come easy for Glasgow.

Glasgow shared the following about his path to reaching his dream, “During a month long trip last summer, Coach Charles Peters took me and ten other youth athletes on a month long trip to go to Five Star Camp and Point Guard College. During the trip I shared my goal of playing college basketball with Coach Peters and after speaking with him I realized just how much work it would take to get to the next level. In the fall, I started training in morning workouts with Coach Peters from Monday to Thursday at 6:30am. He taught me many new skills and we focused on both physical and mental development to get ready to play college basketball. I mostly wanted to improve my ball handling and strengthen my weak hand, while practicing to increase power, speed, and control of the basketball. Every morning session I left exhausted with a new move in my arsenal. I would say I went from more of a shooter to a combo guard that could now play multiple positions and just add value all over the court. I was always known as a shooter but I wanted to expand my abilities and become a better playmaker.”

“Our intense training sessions resulted in getting my teammates open more, making good passes and improving a lot on my defense. On top of the mornings, I trained with the Wolfpack Elite programme on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sunday afternoons with Coaches Chris Crumpler and Jason Lowe. I also had many opportunities to put what I learned to the test during the men's league with the Thunder Cats (Wolfpack) where I played alongside Men's National Team Players like Coaches Crumpler and Lowe.”

Glasgow began to see immediate results from his training, this year Glasgow was the captain of the Berkeley high school varsity boys’ basketball team and won the Most Valuable Player Award as a senior. He was selected as an all-star and won the BSSF High School 3 point Contest. Glasgow has always led by example as the captain on the court and also as a prefect (student leader) in school. This year he received Principal’s Honors with the third highest grade percentage average in in graduating class in the fall.

Head Coach of the Thomas College ‘Terriers’ basketball programme, Geoff Hensley is enthusiastic about Glasgow, sharing, “We are very excited about Glasgow joining our basketball program here at Thomas College. Mykal is the ultimate team player who is willing to do whatever it takes to help his team. On the court, Glasgow’s ability to shoot the 3-pointer and also make plays for his teammate will allow him to be an immediate impact player with our team. Also, after speaking with Coach Peters, Glasgow’s high character, on and off the court, is why we are excited most about him. The intangibles he brings to our program, his work ethic, leadership, and integrity, will help our team immediately. This is a very big day for Thomas Basketball!”
Monday, May 23, 2016
Yet Another Award for Wade-Fray

The Eurobasket.com All-English Women’s British Basketball League Awards 2016 were announced with Bermuda’s Jenaya Wade-Fray honored yet again.

Wade-Fray was named to the All-Domestic Players Team.

Wade-Fray was named as the Shooting Guard in the team, this brings the total Awards recognition for the 2016 Season to two after she was named to the Molten Women’s British Basketball Leagues All-British Team of the Year.

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Georgia Jones (172-G-90) of Leicester Riders
SG: Jenaya Wade-Fray (175-SG-88) of Brixton Topcats
F: Helen Naylor (180-F-87) of Sheffield Hatters
F: Stephanie Gandy (178-F-82) of Sheffield Hatters
F: Savannah Wilkinson (178-F-98) of Barking Abbey
Friday, May 06, 2016
FIBA Approve CAC & Pan Am Games Qualifiers

The Zone Board of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) in the Americas met for the third time in the 2014-2019 period to discuss various items relevant to the agenda and with the focus on the new competition system that will continue its qualification process through the Centrobasket and South American tournaments in the summer.

The Zone Board went over the activities slated for 2016-17 in the region, 2016 Budget and detailed the Selection Process for the host of the different events on schedule for the rest of the calendar year. The New Zone Core Regulations, Americas Complimentary Regulations and the Sub-Zones and Sub-Sub Zones Complimentary Regulations were also discussed in detail.

A qualification process to the men’s basketball tournaments at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games and 2019 Pan American Games was approved.

The best 7 teams from the 2017 FIBA Americup and 2017 FIBA Americas Women’s Championship will qualify to the 2019 Pan American respectively; while the best 7 teams from the 2016 Centrobasket Championship will qualify to the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games. The host country was awarded automatic qualification to the both events.

In turn, the status of the bidding process for the 2017 FIBA Americup was presented in full detail along with the up-to-date information regarding the New Competition System that will tip-off in 2017.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Wade-Fray Named to WBBL All-British Team of the Year
Great Britain players past, present and future have all grabbed a slot on this season's Molten Women’s British Basketball Leagues All-British Team of the Year.

WBBL coaches have chosen an interesting line-up, with one particular surprise as Great Britain legend and Cardiff Met Archers' player-coach Stef Collins has to be content with a place on the bench.

The backcourt spots are taken up by Georgia Jones of Leicester Riders, who has been back in the Great Britain Senior set-up over the last six months and pulled the strings impressively during what has been an injury ravaged campaign for her club.

London 2012 Olympian, Jenaya Wade-Fray is given recognition for the way she has inspired Brixton Topcats with some terrific displays throughout 2015-16, many of which helped the Londoners to secure a Play-Off berth.

Molten WBBL All-British Team of the Year 2015-16
1 Georgia Jones (Leicester Riders)
2 Jenaya Wade-Fray (Brixton Topcats)
3 Helen Naylor (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters)
4 Steph Gandy (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters)
5 Savannah Wilkinson (Barking Abbey Crusaders)

Off the bench - Siobhan Prior (Nottingham Wildcats), Julie Page (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters), Stef Collins (Cardiff Met Archers), Georgia Gayle (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters), Deanne Hayward (Leicester Riders), Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee (Team Northumbria), Nicky Welling (Manchester Mystics).
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