The 2015/16 Cellone Island Basketball League Season tipped off inside the Cedarbridge Gymnasium with a Double-Header that produced 167 points on the night.
The first game of the season saw the defending champions Thunder Cats start with a win over Sky Force 40 – 36. Rye Ahrouson led the Thunder Cats with 8 points, while the Sky Force were led by Raushon Tankard with 13 points.
The nightcap saw Flyboys United start their season with a big win over the Hoopstars 57- 34. The top scorer for Flyboys United was Dion Easton who scored 19 and Junior Warner scored 10 points for the Hoopstars.
Friday, October 09, 2015
Lowe Heading to Sheffield for Masters & Basketball
Jonathan Lowe will embark on a new adventure on Sunday when he heads to Sheffield Hallam University to get his Master’s Degree in Food Consumer Marketing and Product Development, he is also looking to make the cut and represent the school’s Men’s Basketball Team.
Lowe who spent time in the US in College, has represented Bermuda Internationally, most recently at the Caribbean Basketball Championships and the Island Games.
The youngster who started Basketball late found the love for the sport and has not looked back, try as he puts it to make a name for himself.
The Sheffield Hallam Men’s Basketball team play in the British Universities and College Sports Northern 1A Division.
Lowe who worked several jobs over the Summer months to make this possible is still short on funds but is hoping for a little help.
“Some may think that it is all about finances, yes that will help but more important is the encouraging words, that is what makes a big difference,” said Lowe.
If people would like to assist Lowe financially they can do so by logging onto his Gofund me account. https://www.gofundme.com/sm58ctxh
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Basketball Pair Earn Full University Scholarships
Kieron Burgess and Caelin Peters, two local Youth Basketball players have been offered full Athletic Scholarships to attend Lee University in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Burgess would start with the Lee University Flames next season at the start of the 2016 school year, while Peters would first need to complete his High School studies before taking the next step into University.
Burgess, a 22 year old post graduate player who is currently working at Marketplace and Peters, a 13 year old first year High School Student at Mt. Saint Agnes Academy received this opportunity by taking part in the Wolfpack Elite Basketball Programme.
Wolfpack hosted a showcase of the top 20 players in Bermuda along with a two-day clinic for its members with Coach Tommy Brown who identified Burgess and Peters among other players that he was interested in recruiting.
In addition to the two scholarship offers, Brown was very excited about Rye Ahronson as a potential Division 1 prospect who could play at almost any level, along with Andy Perez, Niall Waring, and Anna Gilliatt as players that he would like to keep on his radar.
A spokesperson for Wolfpack offered, “This event marks the first time two players from our programme have received scholarships and this is only the beginning. We already have coaches scheduled to come to Bermuda from the United States and Canada who will recruit both boys and girls directly from our programme. Our approach to player development has been designed specifically to produce athletes that can compete at the college level.
Wolfpack Elite would officially like to congratulate Burgess, Peters and all of the other prospects that were selected by Coach Brown. We also have many other players in our programme that can play at the college level and will work tirelessly to help these players achieve their dreams of becoming student-athletes.”
“This year we have taken our players to participate in almost every notable elite youth camp in the United States including John Lucas, Five Star Basketball, and Point Guard College. We have also hosted college coaches, a former NBA player, and professional skills trainers here in Bermuda. Our alignment with these programmes, along with our commitment to bring in college coaches, professional players, and skills trainers each year makes Wolfpack Elite a world-class programme. You will not find many programmes like ours anywhere else in the world. We would like to thank Coach Tommy Brown for his support of basketball in Bermuda and look forward to working with him over the years.”
Wolfpack Elite is a basketball Player Development Programme that focuses on individual player and skill development starting from the primary school level. All of the coaches in Wolfpack’s Elite Player Development programme have played at the University level and are uniquely positioned to help players develop the skills needed to play college basketball. If you would like to learn more about the programme please contact Coach Peters at email@example.com.
Monday, October 05, 2015
Wade-Fray Officially Added to Brixton 2015/16 Roster
Great Britain guard and 2012 Olympian Jenaya Wade-Fray will be returning to the Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL) this season and adding an offensive punch to the Brixton Topcats roster.
There seems to be a recurring theme with Coach Steve Vear's recruitment drive for this upcoming season as Wade-Fray also joined late in last year's campaign (like confirmed signings Amber Charles and Jenelle Grant) and consequently will also be eager to play a full season in the WBBL.
'I'm excited about the upcoming season, happy to be back playing at Brixton and I am looking forward to what the season brings,' said Wade-Fray.
'Pre-season has never been my favorite part of the year - with all the running and all, but I know it's necessary and we are working hard as a team to get better with every training session.'
Wade-Fray made an instant impact last season after pouring in 19 points on her debut against Manchester Mystics. She continued her solid form, ending the season with an average of 13 points, two assists and 2.4 steals per game in seven games.
The player is also central to the desire of Coach Vear to encourage a strong theme of having good team-mates which can create a positive energy - with Wade-Fray also able to help drive the younger player's development.
He explained, “Wade-Fray is not only a high quality player, but also a quality person and team-mate which is vital for us this season as we add new faces to the roster.
'We will announcing some of the talented younger players we have brought in and having Wade-Fray is huge for us to help their development.'
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Sutton Heading to NBA Game
Caelin Peters, Mykal Glasglow, Rye Ahronson, Yontz Sutton and Jorel Smith along with coach Charles Peters concluded taking part in the NBA and Digicel Elite Basketball Camp in Trinidad.
Under the watchful eyes of NBA legends and special guest coaches Mugsy Bogues, PJ Carlisimo, Adonal Foyle, and Bill Bayno the Bermuda players and their counterparts were put through their paces. for the NBA JumpStart Elite Camp.
Team Bermuda won the 3-day shooting competition beating all other islands.
Peters won the hot shot competition. But the biggest winner was Sutton who was selected in the top 8 and will receive a trip to New York to visit an NBA stadium and watch an NBA game.