Bahamian Basketball players making impact


Sports Reporter


WHILE the NBA garners much of the basketball attention during the fall, Bahamian basketball players all over the European and Asian circuits are making an immediate impact on their respective clubs.

In the Japanese JBL League, Magnum Rolle leads his Mitsubishi Dolphins team in scoring and rebounding with 14.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.

Over the weekend, the Dolphins were edged 77-74 on the road by the second-ranked Panasonic Trians, when Rolle posted 32 points and six rebounds.

His scoring average is good for fifth in the league and he is also shooting 56 per cent from the field.

Rolle and the Dolphins will take to the court again this weekend when they face Tochigi Brex in a back-to-back series November 10-11.

In the Swiss LNA league in Switzerland, Keno Burrows has been an early force in the frontcourt for his Starwings club.

Burrows currently leads the league in blocks with an average of three per game and is fourth in the league in rebounding at 9.7 per game.

The Starwings fell 89-77 in their latest outing to seventh ranked BBC Nyon and posted 15 points and 13 rebounds, with four assists and six blocks.

Up next for the Starwings will be the Geneve Lions on November 11.

In Hungary, Bennett Davis, who plays in the Hungarian A Division for Marso NYKK, has helped the team to an early 2-4 start.

In their last game on Saturday, Davis finished with 18 points and eight rebounds but Marso NYKK was defeated 90-84 to the second ranked team in the league, Soproni.

Davis is currently third in the league in both rebounds and blocked shots.

In six games he has posted 13.7 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, 1.8 steals, and shooting 58 per cent from the field.

In his first season with Giurgui of the Romanian Division A, Trevor Harvey has has averaged 12.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game, good enough for second in the league.

Out to a 3-3 start through six games, Harvey scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 20 minutes in an 70-73 loss to CSM Bucuresti.

They take the floor again against Rovinari on November 10.

High flying swingman JR Cadot, in his first season in the professional ranks, has established himself as an early leader for BK Edymax SPU Nitra in the Slovakian Extraliga. He leads Nitra and is sixth in the league with an average of 17 points per game.

Cadot scored 12 points with seven rebounds and three assists in an 81-66 loss to Levice in his latest game.

His totals for the season through six games imclude 17 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 blocks per game.

Cadot and the club are scheduled to face Prievidza in their next game on November 10.


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