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Bahamian Basketball Players Take Global Spotlight

By RENALDO DORSETT

Tribune Sports Reporter

rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

BAHAMIAN basketball players in various leagues across the globe continued their seasons following the winter break and head toward the postseason.

The trio of Bahamians in French Basketball's Pro B Division had varying results and places in the standings.

Jaraun "Kino" Burrows finished with 12 points, in just 16 minutes, for FOS Provence Basket's in a 97-76 win over Caen. They improved to 10-4 with the win and extended their win streak to six games and fifth place in the playoff race.

The veteran forward has been one of the team's leaders this season averaging 16.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game while shooting 66 per cent from the field.

Mike Carey Jr and Zane Knowles continued to struggle for Étoile Charleville-Mézières. They suffered another loss, 93-77 to Denain, but Carey was a bright spot with 21 points and eight rebounds. Knowles played sparingly in just three minutes.

After an 0-9 start to the season, they pulled off the biggest upset of the year when they defeated previously unbeaten Entente Orleans 86-85 for their only win of the year.

On the season, Carey is averaging 10.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. Through nine games, Knowles has averaged 6.2 points and 4.9 rebounds per game this season.

Also in the French Pro B Division, Jonathan Fairell and his fifth ranked ADA Blois defeated 14th ranked Poitiers 78-71. Fairell came off the bench to score 12 points in just 11 minutes.

JR Cadot has made an immediate impact with KIA Sakimovil Navarra Pamplona of Spain's Liga Espanola de Baloncesto (LEB Silver). LEB Silver is the second division in the country.

Cadot finished with 13 points in his team's 84-72 win over L'Hospitalet. With their third consecutive win, Navarra improved to 10-7 on the season and improved to sixth place in the league's overall standings.

Cadot was on the roster of Zornotza Saskibaloi Taleda in LEB Silver last season when he averaged 11.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game in 31 contests. In October, the Windsor Express selected Cadot with the 13th overall pick in the National Basketball League of Canada Draft.

Veteran forward Bennet Davis continues to put up numbers for MAFC in Hungary's A Division. Against his former team, Kormend, he finished with a double double - 15 points and 12 rebounds - while shooting 3-6 from three-point range.

Davis is averaging 15.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game but MAFC has struggled as the 13th ranked team in the league and a 3-12 record.

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