47 Youth Basketballers Head To Pennsylvania

July 18, 2015

The Bermuda Basketball Youth Federation announced today that 47 players including 38 boys and 9 girls have just arrived today [July 18] in Pennsylvania to attend a ten day camp and tournament at Slippery Rock and Susquehanna Universities to play against teams from the United States and Canada.

Last year team Bermuda faced teams from a wide area of high schools like Virginia’s Dominion High, Prep Charter from Pennsylvania, Baddle River Day from New Jersey, New York’s Fulton High and Marcellus High, and James Wood also from Virginia.

A spokesperson said, “This year’s players will have the opportunity to compete against teams from the Philly Triple Threat organization and teams from Canada while meeting college coaches and scouts who have expressed interest in recruiting players from Bermuda’s national teams.

“The players have been training diligently at Somersfield Academy in preparation for this event. Somersfield Academy has come on board with the BBYF as the new home of youth basketball.”

Charles Peters, the recently appointed president and director of the BBYF has high hopes for the Bermuda teams, stating “This is by far the most talented group that the BBYF has ever fielded from top to bottom and it is exciting to see so many new players who want to represent their country in international competition.

“Last year was overwhelming with our Boys 18-Under team winning five games on route to our most successful international campaign at the youth level against teams from the United States. The 16-Under boys won three games, and our boys 14-Under team made up of all freshman and middle school players beat a high school team by a wide margin.

“The success of last year’s teams led to seven all-star selections and several individual awards at Keystone Camp. Coach Jason Lowe was named the Coach of the Year for his success with the 18-under team and Kumari Tannock was named the BBYF Player of the year following his successful campaign.

“We believe that we will see continued success this year. We also have a new coach to announce with Erica Woods, one of our nation’s best ever to play and former university scholarship player from Marshall University taking over the ladies programme.

“This summer marks the end of the year for the youth national teams and selections will be made this September for the 2015-16 youth national teams.“

The games at Keystone State Camps will be live streamed at PASPORTSLIVE.com each day from 6pm to 10pm Eastern Time.

Members of the 2015 youth national teams:

  • Rye Ahronson, Warwick Academy
  • Jeremiah Andrade, Warwick Academy
  • Tyriq Brown, Saltus Grammar School
  • Kalen Burgess, Mount St. Agnes
  • Ryan Clements, Saltus Grammar School
  • Zane Curtis-Thomas, Sandys Secondary Middle School
  • Demiqua Daniels, Cedarbridge Academy
  • Shynori Darrell, Whitney Middle School
  • Malachi Dates, Clearwater Middle School
  • Joshua Dears, Warwick Academy
  • Jermayne Dears, Warwick Academy
  • Tamiko Douglas, Cedarbridge Academy
  • Jacob Estis, Mount St. Agnes
  • Kyari Flood, Petra Academy
  • Sam Fox, Saltus Grammar School
  • Josiah Fubler, Warwick Academy
  • Anna Gilliatt, Warwick Academy
  • Mykal Glasgow, Berkeley Institute
  • Ryan Grant, Warwick Academy
  • SiYaunne Hall, Berkeley Institute
  • Seth Hardtman, Whitney Middle School
  • David Hicks-Badger, Saltus Grammar School
  • Tao Lambert, Mount St. Agnes
  • Kaylee Lema, T.N. Tatem Middle School
  • Colby Mapp, Somersfield Academy
  • Adam McDonald, Warwick Academy
  • Kyrah McRae, T.N. Tatem Middle School
  • Leano Ming, Whitney Middle School
  • Flavio Mundy, Whitney Middle School
  • Leilanni Nesbeth, Saltus Grammar School
  • Jacob Pereira, Saltus Grammar School
  • Andy Perez, Cedarbridge Academy
  • Miguel Perry, Warwick Academy
  • Caelin Peters, Mount St. Agnes
  • Kobie Reid, Mount St. Agnes
  • II Timothy Rogers, Clearwater Middle School
  • Nasir Simmons, Somersfield Academy
  • Inshanae Smith, Cedarbridge Academy
  • Chanara Smith-Rookes, Berkeley Institute
  • Sion Symonds, Somersfield Academy
  • William Tanglao, Saltus Grammar School
  • De-Nyi Thomas, Mount St. Agnes
  • Spencer Vaucrosson, Clearwater Middle School
  • Niall Waring, Warwick Academy
  • Alea Whorms, Berkeley Institute
  • Darien Williams, Warwick Academy
  • Lucas Young, Saltus Grammar School

2015 National Team Coaches and Team Managers:

  • Christopher Crumpler, Boys 18U
  • Lakeisha Bell, Boys 15U
  • Barry McDonald, Boys 12U
  • Erica Woods, Girls 16U Team Manager
  • Zianna Rubaine, Boys 18U Team Manager
  • June Curtis-Thomas, Boys 15U Team Manager
  • Rosina Hardtman, Boys 12U Team Manager
  • Latonya Nesbeth, Girls 16U Team Manager

“The BBYF is the official youth national basketball programme of Bermuda as sanctioned by the Bermuda Basketball Association”, the spokesperson continued.

“The BBYF would like to send thanks to our sponsors for supporting our domestic and international programmes – Qatar Re, Argus, Orbis Investment Management Limited, Bermuda Cablevision, Mailboxes Unlimited, and all other the private donors who wish to remain anonymous.”

If you would like to support youth basketball in Bermuda or you would like to learn more about how your young player can tryout or join the national team please contact the BBYF at info@bbyfbasketball.org.

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  1. Good luck to everyone!

  2. Leslie Rookes says:

    Proud of the boys. Did get to watch some of the live stream. The girls left on Fri July 24th. I missed their practice game but, “You girls ROCK!” Play HARD and play FAIR!
    Shout out to Coach C. Peters, Erica Woods and Ms. Nesbeth and all other staff that are making this experience a great one for my daughter Chanara.