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Saturday, August 27, 2016
Wilson Digicel Jumpstart Day 2 MVP

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Zara Wilson was announced as the MVP for the second day of the Digicel Jumpstart Clinic going on at the Berkeley Institute.

The 16 year old Berkley student, who was selected by the NBA coaches for her performance and attitude, was awarded with a new Digicel DL1 and prepaid Freedom Bundle.

After receiving her prize Zara said, "When I came in today I was very excited and I'm starting to learn new skills. I was making mistakes in the first day but now I realize it's good to make mistakes as it shows I am learning so I hope tomorrow, our last day, I can really be at my best."

The second annual Digicel Jumpstart clinic is taking place at The Berkley Institute. The Digicel Jumpstart clinic is a youth sports initiative that takes place in select countries across the Caribbean and Bermuda, with Bermuda hosting the first one of 2016. The clinics give young basketballers, aged 14 to 16, access to elite NBA coaches in order to advance their skills.

Digicel Bermuda, for the second year running, have partnered with the Bermuda Basketball Youth Federation to ensure as many young basketballers get the opportunity to avail of NBA coaching. This year the clinic has been opened up to girls and at the end of the three day clinic the coaches will select seven players, five boys and two girls, to represent Bermuda at the elite coaching camp in October in St Lucia.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Digicel Jumpstart Clinic 2016 & MVP Announced

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The second annual Digicel Jumpstart clinic got underway at The Berkley Institute. The Digicel Jumpstart clinic is a youth sports initiative that takes place in select countries across the Caribbean and Bermuda, with Bermuda hosting the first one of 2016. The clinics give young basketballers, aged 14 to 16, access to elite NBA coaches in order to advance their skills.

Digicel Bermuda, for the second year running, have partnered with the Bermuda Basketball Youth Federation to ensure as many young basketballers get the opportunity to avail of NBA coaching. This year the clinic has been opened up to girls and at the end of the three day clinic the coaches will select seven players, five boys and two girls, to represent Bermuda at the elite coaching camp in October in St Lucia.

Ahead of the launch Robin Seale, CEO of Digicel & BTC, said, “Last year’s Jumpstart was such a huge success and we’re thrilled to have it back again this year. It’s a great opportunity for young basketballers to get access to these world-class coaches and given there is real talent on the island we hope the clinic goes some way to advancing the players’ abilities.”

“Having the Premier Michael Dunkley and Hon Sylvan Richards, Minster of Social Development and Sports, is a great honor and reflects the importance of having sporting clinics like this to grow kids love of the game and aim to keep them involved for longer.”

Hon Sylvan Richards MP added, “Aiding the sporting development of Bermuda’s youth is vital given the wider social and health benefits. I would like to thank Digicel for bringing Jumpstart back to Bermuda and I have no doubt we will see tremendous talent and focus over the coming days. Additionally I know the seven players chosen to go to the elite camp will do our country proud.”

At the end of each day a MVP will be selected based on their performance and attitude by the coaches with the chosen player receiving a new Digicel DL 1 as well as a prepaid Freedom Bundle. The organizers would also like to thank Barritt's for supplying the refreshments for the players and coaches.

Caelin Peters was announced as the MVP for the first day of the 2107 Digicel Jumpstart Clinic. The MSA student, who was selected by the NBA coaches, was awarded a new Digicel DL1.

On winning the award Peters said, "I feel really good about being the MVP and am happy that today went as good as it did as I wasn't feeling well this morning."

"It was a great day, we learned a lot. They [the NBA coaches] thought us a lot of great stuff and I can learn a lot from them, from people who have been teaching high level players because they have done it. I want to say thanks to Digicel, as this is my first phone actually!"

The second annual Digicel Jumpstart clinic is taking place at The Berkley Institute. The Digicel Jumpstart clinic is a youth sports initiative that takes place in select countries across the Caribbean and Bermuda, with Bermuda hosting the first one of 2016. The clinics give young basketballers, aged 14 to 16, access to elite NBA coaches in order to advance their skills.

Digicel Bermuda, for the second year running, have partnered with the Bermuda Basketball Youth Federation to ensure as many young basketballers get the opportunity to avail of NBA coaching. This year the clinic has been opened up to girls and at the end of the three-day clinic the coaches will select seven players, five boys and two girls, to represent Bermuda at the elite coaching camp in October in St Lucia.

 
 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
2nd NBA Jumpstart Basketball Clinic Announced

NBA coach in Bermuda in 2015
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Digicel in partnership with the Bermuda Basketball Youth Federation invites all Boys and Girls ages 14 to 16 to participate in its 2nd Annual Digicel NBA Jumpstart Clinics.

NBA Jumpstart Basketball Clinics will be held all over the Caribbean, which will take place in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos Islands August 26th – September 28th. The clinics, which will be run by NBA International Basketball Operations staff and focus on player development, will bring together hundreds of players and coaches from across the Caribbean.

Although a location has not been confirmed the Bermuda Clinic will take place on August 26th to August 28th.

This year, five boys and two girls will be selected to travel to St. Lucia for the Elite NBA Camps with the rest of the Caribbean.

This year’s clinic will bring together the top 40 Boys and top 20 Girls players ages 16 and under from their respective countries for a three-day national training camp. The programme also features clinics in each country for local coaches. The best athletes in each country will be selected for the intensive “Elite Camp” programme in St. Lucia.

The top eight players from the Elite Camp as determined by the NBA Jump coach and legend will have the opportunity to attend an Elite NBA camp in the U.S.

BERMUDA BASKETBALL CAMP FEATURES:

• All players will receive bag including reversible jersey and dry-fit t-shirt

• Five boys and two girls players will be selected to take part in Elite camp

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

Who: Boys and girls ages 14 to 16 (13 year olds if born in 2002)

Where: Location will be announced

When: Opening Day Starts on Friday, August 26that 9:00AM

Duration: 3 days (from 9pm to 4pm)

For more information, please e-mail: charles@wolfpackhoops.com
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Bermuda End Basketball Challenge 2 & 2

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Playing without team captain Sullivans Phillips in their final HaiCo World Indigenous Basketball Challenge game Bermuda ended on the wrong end of the score 87-92 in favor of Vancouver Island.

The Challenge concluded for Bermuda at the Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

Bermuda got 28 points from Chris Crumpler, 20 from Jason Lowe and 18 from Kieron Burgess, however that was not enough to overcome repeated defensive mistakes.

Bermuda National Coach Roderick Spencer said, “4 games in 4 days seemed to have taken its toll on the team and although we showed we can play with any of these teams we now need to learn to do it for 40 minutes a game and every game.”
Friday, August 12, 2016
Bermuda Win Again in Basketball Challenge

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Bermuda took on Alberta War Scouts on Day Three of the HaiCo World Indigenous Basketball Challenge going on at the Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

Bermuda came away with an 86 – 56 victory, Bermuda started the game actually found themselves down 8-0 but led at the end of the first quarter 20-17, Bermuda had then built a 20 point lead at the half time break.

Bermuda had a very balanced scoring attack with 6 players in double figures.

Dean Jones led Bermuda to victory with 13 points, while Jason Lowe and Kieron Burgess both added 12 points. Tejour Riley scored 11 points, while Bermuda’s youngest player fresh out of high school Mykal Glasgow had 10 along with former professional player Sullivan Phillips.
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