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16 teams to do battle in 2019 Hon Fraser B/ball League

- 9 senior teams & 7 junior teams register; Draft date to be announced in coming days
Killven M. Samuel of Next goes for a layup against Splash Brothers during the 2016 Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League. Photo: VINO/File
Some 16 teams will clash in the 7th edition of the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League, which tips off on August 24, 2019 at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom. Photo: HJFSTSL
Some 16 teams will clash in the 7th edition of the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League, which tips off on August 24, 2019 at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom. Photo: HJFSTSL
All games of the 2019 Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League will be played on the weekends only – Friday to Sunday – and if necessary on Wednesdays at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom. Photo: VINO/File
All games of the 2019 Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League will be played on the weekends only – Friday to Sunday – and if necessary on Wednesdays at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom. Photo: VINO/File
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Some 16 teams will clash in the 7th edition of the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League, which tips off on August 24, 2019 at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom.

According to a press release from the league today, June 18, 2019, registration closed for all teams on May 31, 2019 which saw some 9 senior teams and 7 junior teams signing up to compete.

This year the league has returned to the one age group for the junior division which will facilitate players between the ages of 13 to 16.

All games will be played on the weekends only – Friday to Sunday – and if necessary on Wednesdays.

Meanwhile, the league will announced the date for the 2019 popular draft pick exercise in the coming days.

Rules of Draft

A raffle pick will determine which team gets which number picked in the draft. Only drafted players can be traded; however, trading of players is up to the League Committee.

Teams with the lowest record/score in the 2017-2018 Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed League will get numbers 1, 2, and 3 in order to have first preference to pick in the Draft System to display fairness.

Participating in the Draft System is not compulsory; however, it is highly recommended so that each team is allowed a fair and equal opportunity in the League.

Elite players for the Draft System should be well-disciplined, and cannot be suspended from any other local Basketball League.

The League

The Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League was founded in 2013 by Third District Representative Honourable Julian Fraser RA, and founder of the Save the Seed Energy Centre Bishop John I. Cline.

The Basketball League is governed by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) rules, endorsed by the BVI Basketball Federation and has its own by-laws and governing Committee.

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