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VI BD Basketballers to compete in Puerto Rico!

The Virgin Islands BD Basketball U-15 and U-17 teams will be competing in the Little Lads and Lassies Tournament in Ponce, Puerto Rico this weekend. Photo: Supplied
Franklyn Penn Jnr. was in good form during the Summer League and will be hoping that continues during the Puerto Rico Tournament. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Franklyn Penn Jnr. was in good form during the Summer League and will be hoping that continues during the Puerto Rico Tournament. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Two youth teams left the Territory on Wednesday July 17, 2013 to participate in the Little Lads and Lasses Basketball Tournament in Ponce, Puerto Rico from July 18 – 22, 2013.

The Virgin Islands BD Basketball Association  had conducted its 4th Annual District League earlier this year and the best players from within that tournament were selected to attend a rigorous training programme with some of the territory’s best Coaches- Trevor “West” Stevens, Keith “88” Malone, Jasin Edwin and Kennedy Bass.

Having been impressed with the skill level, determination and desire to improve displayed by the Squads as well as in the view of the Coaches the ability to compete at higher levels; the Association accepted the invitation to compete at the prestigious tournament.

Two squads have been selected, one at U-15 and one at U-17.

U-15’s – Danta Vanterpool, Akeem Nibbs, Jasin Rhymer, Terique Wattley, Jomoiri Dagou, Tahj Malone, Gianni Maduro, Rhevaun Sprauve, Stephon Caul, Neville Smith Jr, Hakeem Penn,  D’Moi Hodge.

Coach: Brian “Bash” Brewley; Asst. Coach; Jasin Edwin, Manager; Bryant Thomas.

U-17’s Mackebo Fahie, J’Moi Liburd, Franklyn Penn Jr, Kimron Telemaque, Romain Minott Jr, Glenal Layne, Tyler Cameron Jr, Nathan Rodney, Relando Rodgers, Reiquan Fahie, Colen Corea Jr, Albert Hatchett.

Coach:Trevor “West” Stevens, Asst. Coach’s: Keith “88”Malone and Gertrude Thomas, Manager: Kennedy Bass

Also travelling with the teams will be Sharlene Hill and Carolann Simmonds as Chaperones.

The games will be streamed live and can be viewed on

Puerto Rico Little Lads & Lassies Basketball Inc. is an organization that serves the children of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. In recent years they have held a Regional basketball tournament across the island which has grown to now include more than 8,000 participants from 6 to 18 years, representing more than 60 organizations of children's and youth basketball.

Additionally, a Women's basketball Little Lassies programme for girls from 9 to 19 years has been developed. It involves more than 40 teams, more than 700 participants representing more than 14 child basketball clubs and youth in Puerto Rico.

The philosophy of the League has been of great impact for the development of participating children, since it is a requirement that all play at least a game period, this allows all to develop and feel important to their teams, leaders have responsibility to train and work with all their players in each practice and to achieve greater assistance of parents in every game played.

11 Responses to “VI BD Basketballers to compete in Puerto Rico!”

  • Hnfifutntk (18/07/2013, 08:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Them boys looking fly. Good luck on ur tournament
  • coach (18/07/2013, 08:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good Luck Stephon Caul and Kimron telemaque. REP the BVI.
  • coach (18/07/2013, 08:49) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good Luck to Gianni Maduro as well.
  • qc (18/07/2013, 09:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    yea Bash do your do
  • Ms A (18/07/2013, 10:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good luck to all involved..............Bash, West, 88, Charlene, Carolann, and are seeing the fruits of your labor. These teams are strong and the BVI will thank you in years to come for your contribution to the sport, the country and the lives of these young men.
  • support (18/07/2013, 10:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Represent the BVI Colen Corea Jr and God Bless
  • high hope (18/07/2013, 10:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    bring home a win we need another motorcade
  • Good Job Vino (18/07/2013, 10:25) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I love how VINO refers to this country as the Virgin Islands, which is actually our official name. I do not know how it became wide practice for us to refer to ourselves as the British Virgin Islands, and for the United States Virgin Islands to refer to themselves as the Virgin Islands.
  • Keeping it real (18/07/2013, 10:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    All the best young men..BVI proud!
  • the rock (18/07/2013, 17:21) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    best coachers my a.., where is mr whatley..he is the best there is here..hope our teams do good though!
  • Rasville (21/07/2013, 00:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    All the best romainy! I will be cheering. You on from homem. I know you will make us all proud. So go out there put. Your best foot forward and bring. MVP. We so proud of you Romain Minott jr. You are. Really setting the trend for the NBA

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