By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
A trio of Bahamian players have signed with a Spanish based agency this spring as they look to make the transition to pro basketball.
Radshad Davis, Charles Bain and Azaro Roker have all signed with the Helping Ballers Agency out of Ourense, Spain, within the last three weeks.
Roker, the most recent signee, spent his collegiate career in Canada’s U-Sports with the St Francis Xavier X-Men.
Roker returned to the X-Men for his final year of eligibility after rising to the status as one of the top players in the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) in 2019. He earned a series of postseason accolades, including a U Sports All-Canadian Second Team selection, an AUS conference tournament All-Star nod and AUS First Team selection. He was one of only three players in the league to average a double double. He led the conference in rebounding at 13.2 per game and was second in scoring at 17.2 points per game.
The 6’7” forward has been a mainstay of the X-Men lineup ever since he matriculated from the Anatol Rodgers High Timberwolves.
Davis chose to forego his option of a final year of his NCAA to pursue the professional level.
In his lone season with the FIU Panthers, Davis appeared in 16 games and averaged 13.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. He shot 48 percent from the field, 34 percent from three-point range and 83 percent from the free throw line. He posted three double doubles on the year. He scored a career high 28 points against Flagler in just the second game of the season and posted 10 rebounds on three different occasions.
The 6’5” wing transferred to FIU after spending two seasons with the Texas-Arlington Mavericks. Prior to UTA, he played at the JuCo level with the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzlies.
Bain was a member of the Robert Morris Colonials.
The 6’8” senior forward averaged 7.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per game as a senior last season. He entered his final campaign as RMU’s active leader in points (742) and rebounds (385) with a chance to become 16th member of RMU 1,000-point, 500-rebound club.
The Grand Bahama native was a member of the St George’s Jaguars programme before leaving for the United States - Sunrise Christian Academy and eventually St John’s Northwestern Military Academy. At the national team level, he was a member of the 2013 Centrobasket Under-17 team that finished fifth in Puerto Rico. He averaged 9.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. He was also a member of the select squad that competed against the Nike EYBL elite recruits in August 2015.
“Helping Ballers is a representation and advice agency for basketball players. We are dedicated to advise our clients to help them make the best decisions in their sports career.
“In addition, we also act as your representatives to clubs that want to obtain their services,” the organisation said in a press release.
“We are located in Ourense, Spain, but our geographic scope is very wide, covering the main countries with competitive level of several continents. We focus on the player, putting his interests and benefits first and always thinking about giving value to his career.”