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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Bermuda Elite City League Round Up

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The Bermuda Basketball Elite City League continued with a double header inside the Bermuda College Gymnasium, which produced 262 points on the night.

In the opener the Falcons defeat the Storm 69 – 65, Jason Lowe led the Falcons with 18 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal, while the Storm got a game high 22 points from Gershon Kurt, he also grabbed 16 rebounds, 5 steals and 3 blocked shots.

Game 2 saw the Fort Knox Panthers defeat the Warriors for the second time in 2 days by a score of 67 – 61. Dean Jones would once again lead the Fort Knox Panthers with a game high 30 points, while the Warriors got 19 points from Zavante Garnett.
Monday, September 17, 2018
Bermuda Elite City League Round Up

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The Bermuda Basketball Elite City League season got underway with a double header inside the Bermuda College Gymnasium.

Game one saw the Lions go down to the Hornets 60- 26. The Hornets were led to victory by Jericho Tucker who scored 16 points, while Seth Hardtman scored 10 points for the Lions.

Game two saw the Fort Knox Panthers defeat the Warriors 70 – 49. Dean Jones scored a game high 25 points to lead the Fort Knox Panthers to victory, while the Warriors got 20 points from Tejour Riley.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Hurricane Players Train With Top Coaches

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Players from Team Hurricane Basketball Academy have had a busy summer learning the game in the presence of two legendary, Hall of Fame Basketball Coaches, Bob Hurley Sr. and Syracuse University’s Head Basketball Coach, Jim Boeheim.

As part of its U.S. Coaches Mini-Camp Series, Team Hurricane Basketball Academy was honored to have Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Bob Hurley lead a 3-day minicamp for Bermuda’s youth who are looking to learn the sport of basketball at a high level.

Coach Hurley shared, “What I most admired about my 3 days with Team Hurricane was the joy in which they play the game. This was fun. Starting with younger ones all the way up to the ones in high school, we had what you call camaraderie. We were all on the same page.

“I truly enjoyed the time I spent with the players of Team Hurricane. They were a hardworking group. And I hope they learned some things and had some fun with this and have a carryover.”

The program’s young student-athletes got a chance to meet Coach Boeheim and took part in an experience that, once again, enabled the Team Hurricane Basketball Academy to promote the college experience to its young people. Over the course of 5 days, Team Hurricane players had the opportunity to learn the game in the same way the renowned Syracuse University Orange squad is coached by legendary Hall of Fame Coach Jim Boeheim.

This year, 11 student-athletes traveled to Syracuse, and included for the second year in a row Lady Hurricane, Kayla Raymond who participated in Quentin Hillsman Elite Basketball Camp for girls. The Elite Camp is for advanced and skilled players entering grades 9-12 and is designed to help prepare top players for the collegiate level of play.

Of her experience in Syracuse, Kayla Raymond shared, “I enjoyed meeting different people and seeing what we have in common. I really liked how we came together to win a championship and improved in basketball in the process.”

Team Hurricane Basketball Academy is a free youth basketball program for players aged 5 – 21. The program runs year-round and offers many life-enriching opportunities for young people. To enroll your child, please contact Coach Doug Reed at 504-1962. Team Hurricane Basketball Academy’s next training session will be September 7th, 2pm-4pm at Warwick Academy.
Monday, July 02, 2018
Peters Gets High Marks at Team Basketball Event

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16 year old basketball player Caelin Peters is starting to earn recognition as a top collegiate prospect in the United States. Born and raised in Bermuda, Peters has represented Bermuda's youth national teams in the past and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2016 to pursue his dream of one day playing professional basketball.

His dream took him to Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, a perennial basketball powerhouse in the state. Last year, the PW Colonials started the season 27-0, making their way into the national rankings, which saw all five of the team's starters getting scholarship offers to play college basketball. During that season, Peters saw limited minutes as the only sophomore on a varsity roster loaded with nine seniors. As a rising junior, Peters was looking for the opportunity to prove himself.

This past weekend Temple University hosted its annual Team camp which brings together a couple dozen local high school teams -- as well as a few top AAU teams -- for high level local hoops. The event attracts local media and scouts, along with Temple University coaches, Fran Dunphy and Aaron McKie who want to take a first look at the areas best high school players. With his sophomore season behind him, Peters was given the task of running the team from the point guard position as a rising junior.

Peters' PW team played four games over the weekend event. The first game was a matchup with defending state champion Roman Catholic High School. The first contest saw Peters getting the ball to his teammate, 7'3" center Naheem Mcleod, a nationally ranked center by ESPN. Peters found McLeod with both traditional post feeds and a few well timed lob passes ending in dunks. He showed high intelligence on the court and great shot selection knocking down four three point shots. In all Peters ended the game against Roman with 15 points and a half dozen assists but more importantly he walked away with the respect of media and scouts.

Josh Verlin lead writer/editor of the City of Basketball Love website, wrote this about Peters, "the rising junior looked the part this weekend. A somewhat-deep reserve for P-W last year, Peters is an athletic 6-2 left-hander with a smooth shot off the bounce, but he showed strong instincts this weekend as a ‘1’, making good reads off the pick-and-roll and working the ball inside to McLeod with both easy post feeds and more difficult passes on the move. Donofrio will once again have the pieces necessary to compete for Suburban One League, District 1 6A and even PIAA state titles."

National recruiter Clarence "Chick" Gillespie of the Phenom Hoops Report tweeted about Peters, "If I had to pick one player who has made a huge improvement from Soph to Junior season I’d have to go with Caelin Peters from P-W. From floor game to shot selection he's certainly attracted attention."

Peters continued his solid play the rest of the weekend in games against Baltimore Polytechnical High School (Maryland), Team Speed (NJ), and St. Georges Tech (Delaware). In the game against Team Speed, Peters scored most of his 12 first half points on midrange jump shots off the dribble, finishing the contest with 18 points. In the final game against St Georges, He finished the game with 15 points on a number of flashy drives to the basket.

June 15th is the first time that NCAA Division 1 college coaches can make official contact with potential recruits. Peters received a phone call from Lafayette College expressing interest in coming to watch him play during the July live period and in his junior season. He has also received invitations to attend elite prospect camps from D-1, D-2, and D-3 schools all over the United States including Bucknell University, Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania, Holy Cross College, and University of California San Diego. Should Peters earn a Division 1 scholarship, he would be the first player born and raised in Bermuda to accomplish the feat.
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Bermuda Fall in Caribbean Final Match

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The controversy of having four players denied the opportunity to play continued as Bermuda took to the court for their final game of the FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Caribbean Pre- Qualifiers in Paramaribo, Suriname.

Bermuda was once again forced to play short, this time just five players dressed with Chris Crumpler not able to play due to injury and they took on Monserrat a team they previously defeated.

However Bermuda on spent legs could not repeat the feat, but they gained many fans with their effort throughout the tournament falling 57 – 47.

Bermuda led 14 – 13 after the first quarter and then outscored Montserrat 9 – 7 in the second quarter to take a 23 – 20 lead to the break.

Monserrat would outscore Bermuda 18 – 15 in the third quarter, sending the game into the final quarter level at 38 – 38, but the Bermuda legs would not be able to maintain the pace as they would be outscored 19 – 9 in the final quarter.

Te’Jour Riley was the top scorer for Bermuda with 16 points, Jason Lowe added 12 point, Adam Correia scored 9, with Seward Smith scoring 7 times and Vernon Lambe III scored 3 points.

 
 
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