Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 545-3572; ads call 440-6666                               Sittings from House of Assembly are carried live on 90.9 FM the Caribbean superstation or follow live online: www.cbnvirginislands.com

5th Annual Hon Fraser League tips off in flashy style

- Splash Brothers receive their championship rings
Splash Brothers talisman Shamoii A. Dagou is flanked by Ashfield V. Frett (right) and Glenal Layne as they flashed their 2016 Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed Championship Rings. In the background is Aubrey S. Daniel. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Juan R. Hatchet (right) collects his Most Rebounds award from Chairperson of the Hon Julian Save the Seed League Committee, Mrs Kharid T. Fraser. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Juan R. Hatchet (right) collects his Most Rebounds award from Chairperson of the Hon Julian Save the Seed League Committee, Mrs Kharid T. Fraser. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Emerson Kettoy (right) had the most blocks in the Junior League 2016. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Emerson Kettoy (right) had the most blocks in the Junior League 2016. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Co-Founder of the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed League, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) once again underscored the importance of discipline in the League. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Co-Founder of the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed League, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) once again underscored the importance of discipline in the League. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – At the Opening Ceremony of the 5th Annual Julian Fraser/Save the Seed Basketball League on Saturday August 19, 2017, the Awards were presented to players for outstanding performances during the 2016 season.

In front of a packed crowd at the Save the Seed Energy Centre Gym in Duff’s Bottom, with the four Champions banners proudly hanging from the rafters, Mrs Khalid T. Fraser welcomed the assembled teams, who eventually all changed into team colours, with a little added persuasion from Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) and John I. Cline, the League Directors.

“We are hoping this year will be even better than the previous four years,” commented Mrs Fraser, who added “and it’s up to you the fans and you the players to make it a smooth operating season.”

Discipline comes first

Hon Mr Fraser added that the League operates under a zero-tolerance policy as governed by rules, regulations, a constitution and bylaws.

“The league was created to catch the attention of the youth, build character within them and teach the importance of being a team player, then we can teach you discipline and keep you out of trouble. Discipline comes first though and myself and the Bishop are both no nonsense people."

Hon Fraser reminded that any infraction of the rules can result in players being suspended from the league. “And you will sit out the suspension. The reason we are doing this is to make sure you learn what it takes to become a productive citizen in our society.”

2016 Awards

Most Points in the Junior League 2016 went to Elroy Bollers, Most Rebounds went to K’Ntenay Maduro, Most Assists, Requan Garraway, Most Blocks, Emerson Kettoy, Best Guards were Elroy Bollers and Garraway, Best Forwards, Maduro and Kettoy, whilst 2016 MVP was Bollers.

In the Senior Division, of course the Splash Brothers received their 2016 Champions rings, Most Assists was Rowan Victor of West Gunners, Most Blocks went to Dextroy D. Manswell of Bayside Blazers, Juan R. Hatchet picked up the Most Rebounds award, Most Steals went to Sean ‘Chino’ Woods and Most Points went to Nathaniel J. Malone.

5 Responses to “5th Annual Hon Fraser League tips off in flashy style”



Create a comment


Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.


Weather


Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.