UB homecoming kickoff game set for tonight


UB Mingoes’ assistant head coach Lavar Johnson explains a play to the UB Mingoes team during a practice session on Wednesday at The Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. The Mingoes are preparing for the annual homecoming game and are expected to play The Mambas 8pm Friday at The Kendal Issacs gym.


UB Mingoes’ Sharvez Woodside (23) holds off guard Theodore Grant (24).

THE University of The Bahamas men’s basketball team has been practicing early mornings at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium as they get ready for the UB Homecoming Kickoff Game set for tonight.

The team is in a strong rebuilding phase but is still preparing to put on a show at the homecoming game.

The team practiced Wednesday going through drills and a full scrimmage in preparation for the game. Head coach Bacchus Rolle was busy putting plays together for the game as well ahead of the game.

Rolle says he’s excited about the upcoming game. “I feel good about this team,” he said. “We’re a new team and a young team but I believe we have a great chance to pick up the win if we stick to the game plan.”

He adds the key to the win is guard play. “We want to show speed and we want to show the ability to shoot the basketball pretty good,” he said. “I think if we get our point guard really engaged we are going to see something big from him.”

Co-captain Theodore Grant, who also plays point guard, agreed with Rolle.

“We have some great guards on this team and we have shooters who can knock down shots to go along with some excellent big men and players who can run the floor,” he said. “On the defensive end we are a menace so that’s going to be a big thing for us as well.”

The Mingoes are expected to play The Mambas 8pm tonight at The Kendal Isaacs gym. The homecoming festivities actually kickoff at 4pm with a tailgating party at the gym.

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