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Former NBA player hosting youth basketball camp today

- Experienced coach Rich A. Mahlar also conducting sessions @ Multi-Purpose Sports Complex from 5:00pm
Mr Jermaine Taylor, 33, has played for Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets in the NBA and also played professional basketball in Spain, China, New Zealand and Dominican Republic. Photo: Provided
Mr Rich A. Mahler teaching the fundamentals of the game at a basketball camp at Save the Seed Energy Centre in July, 2015. Photo: VINO
Mr Rich A. Mahler teaching the fundamentals of the game at a basketball camp at Save the Seed Energy Centre in July, 2015. Photo: VINO
The BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) has organised a basketball camp for boys and girls aged 14-25 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town from 5:30pm today, February 12, 2020. Photo: BVIBF
The BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) has organised a basketball camp for boys and girls aged 14-25 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town from 5:30pm today, February 12, 2020. Photo: BVIBF
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) has organised a basketball camp for boys and girls aged 14-25 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town from 5:30pm today, February 12, 2020.

The camp will be hosted by former NBA player Jermaine Taylor and experienced coach, Mr Rich A. Mahlar, who is no stranger to the Virgin Islands, having worked with youngsters at a basketball camp at Save the Seed Energy Centre in July, 2015.

Mr Taylor, 33, has played for Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets in the NBA and also played professional basketball in Spain, China, New Zealand and Dominican Republic.

Fundamental skills development

“The federation's long term development plan includes fundamental skills development. Our objective is to expose players, boys and girls, to as many formal training as possible to achieve this,” Public Relations Officer of the BVIBF, Mr Eustace C. Freeman aka ‘Boss’ told Virgin Islands News Online.

Mr Freeman further said the federation’s president, Mr Derrick R. Varlack, believes “camps such as this will aid the development of basketball in the Territory.”

There will be a small ceremony prior to the start of the basketball camp later today.

10 Responses to “Former NBA player hosting youth basketball camp today”

  • big girls rules (12/02/2020, 15:17) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    He is handsome
  • Never heard of him (12/02/2020, 16:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Never heard of Jermaine Taylor. But ok...i guess..
  • the rock (13/02/2020, 03:15) Like (2) Dislike (11) Reply
    Next time bring your own, jameel is doing a great job with the youths uo the USA, stop wasting money, never heard of this dude!
    • @ the rock (13/02/2020, 09:46) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      If your own was interested in his country, he will sacrifice his time and effort to make himself available to conduct a basketball camp here. You see, we cant afford to pay and support our own, so our own have to build themselves up in another man's country. You cant please everybody and obviously you cant please you. Good job Jermaine, I don't know you, but I hope this camp will help to motivate and instill values in our young boys and girls
      • expatriate (14/02/2020, 10:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        "Sacrifice his time and effort" (apparently at all cost to him) and "We can't afford to pay and support our own". This mentality is the root of many problems. I have a bridge to sell you if you think these guys coming down for free out of the goodness of their hearts. Keep giving your props where you think it's due.
    • STOP BEING NEGATIVE (13/02/2020, 09:52) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      so because You never heard of the dude they wasting money. the mare fact he took the time to come and teach our youth speaks volume. why does it have to be a well know player. jesss
  • ?? (13/02/2020, 07:37) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    35 years of my life Never once herd of this dude! Best you’ll had bring Carl Malone!!!
  • nonsense (13/02/2020, 09:49) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its a very good thing I applaud this effort however, my question is why that age group? we were thought that the younger the children the more easier to train and retain information. just saying
  • Freeeee!!! (13/02/2020, 11:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    1 this was free!!!!!!
    2- they paid there way!!!!!!!!
    3- look up Jermaine Taylor - Google it! One of the best to do it

  • okay (13/02/2020, 16:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Maybe you guys think it's easy getting the 'well known' players.
    You better have over a years advance notice and deposit, and extra monies.


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