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VI National Basketball Team participating in ‘Paradise Jam Tour’ in STT

- lose their first two games
The Senior National Basketball Team of the [British] Virgin Islands is taking part in the Paradise Jam Tour in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI). Photo: Team of Reporters
The Senior National Basketball Team of the [British] Virgin Islands has lost the first two games in the Paradise Jam Tour in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI). Photo: Team of Reporters
The Senior National Basketball Team of the [British] Virgin Islands has lost the first two games in the Paradise Jam Tour in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI). Photo: Team of Reporters
Coach of the Senior National Basketball Team competing at the Paradise jam Tour in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Byron Brewley aka 'Bash' (in green top) speaks to his players during one of the games. Photo: Team of Reporters
Coach of the Senior National Basketball Team competing at the Paradise jam Tour in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Byron Brewley aka 'Bash' (in green top) speaks to his players during one of the games. Photo: Team of Reporters
The Paradise Jam Tour, which runs from August 7 to August 24, 2019 at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Gymnasium, includes collegiate level Division One teams such as Northern Kentucky, Umass, University of Calgary, Youngstown State and Abilene Christian University. Photo: Team of Reporters
The Paradise Jam Tour, which runs from August 7 to August 24, 2019 at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Gymnasium, includes collegiate level Division One teams such as Northern Kentucky, Umass, University of Calgary, Youngstown State and Abilene Christian University. Photo: Team of Reporters
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- A Senior National Basketball Team of the [British] Virgin Islands, comprising 'All Star' players, is taking part in the Paradise Jam Tour in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI).

The tournament, which runs from August 7 to August 24, 2019 at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Gymnasium, includes collegiate level Division One teams such as Northern Kentucky, Umass, University of Calgary, Youngstown State and Abilene Christian.

The US Virgin Islands is competing as the host team.

The Virgin Islands All Stars team has a mostly youthful and inexperience composition and includes Romain Minott, Eral Penn, Stephon Caul, Kimron Telemaque, Malachy Payne, Elroy Bollers, Vedal Penn, Riquan Fahie, Revaughn Sprauve and Steve E. Parillon.

The team is coached by Byron Brewley aka ‘Bash’.

According to a press release from the BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF), President Derrick R. Varlack said “We intend to build character and chemistry at every opportunity afforded to us, as we prepare our National Teams. We are excited about our young team and we look forward to gaining much needed experience from this high level competition for the future.”

2 defeats for young VI team

Meanwhile, the young team has so far lost both of their games played in the tournament.

The VI went down 44-81 to Abilene Christian University on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 and 64-93 to Northern Kentucky on Thursday, August 8, 2019.

They play Abilene Christian University again today, from 5:00pm.

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