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Joshua O'Garro makes Cayman Basketball History
Caymanian Joshua O'Garro verbally committed to play basketball at the University of Oklahoma, which would make him the first Caymanian to play the sport at the NCAA Division I level.
Social justice messages each NBA player is wearing on his jersey
NBA players are taking the court again, with many choosing to wear social justice messages on their jerseys for at least the first four days of the season.
NBA players and coaches kneel during national anthem as season restarts
NBA players and coaches from four teams took a knee during the national anthem in the first set of games since the league paused its season over the coronavirus pandemic.
WNBA players support BLM, walk off court during anthem
WNBA players for the New York Liberty and Seattle Storm walked off the court during the national anthem at the league’s season opener this weekend at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
NBA Bubble Restart Schedule
The NBA is getting closer to restarting the 2019-20 season on July 30 inside the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.
SCARS offers virtual training
SCARS (Saving Children and Revealing Secrets) Bermuda’s only child sexual abuse prevention charity organization, is now offering virtual training.
Sullivan receives award for Education contribution
Sullivan Phillips, former National Team Captain and now Director of Building Foundations for the Future (BFFF) received the Distinguished Service to Public Education Award from the Montgomery County Board of Education.
Niall wins BBA logo competition
Niall Waring has been declared the winner of the BBA's logo competition
Kieron signs for Junior year with Medicine Hat
Kieron Burgess, the reigning Male Athlete of the year will be back in the Black and Gold for the 2020-21 season. with the Medicine Hat Rattlers.
BBA to provide safety guidelines for League play
Bermuda has now moved to Phase 4 of the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions. The BBA Executive Committee now prepares for the re-opening of Basketball in Bermuda.
ACAC cancels Fall sport schedule
The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) has decided to suspend ALL competition during the 2020 Fall term due to COVID-19 precautions.
BBA logo competition - Final Round
The BBA has reached the Final round of the BBA Logo competition with its' FINAL FOUR
CBC President confirms all 2020 CBC events cancelled
CBC President Glyne Clarke indicated that FIBA has mandated that all championships this year including those hosted by the CBC be suspended.
FIBA begins to plan for eventual commencement of Basketball
FIBA has responded to its membership by publishing COVID-19 Restart Guidelines 1.0 for National Federations on the restart of basketball competitions.
Kieron is named Rattlers Male Athlete of the Year
Kieron Burgess was the clear cut choice as the Medicine Hat College Rattlers wrapped up their annual awards announcements with female and male athletes of the year.
Create a new BBA logo and win $200
The BBA Executive Committee will give members and non-members a chance to win $200 by helping us create a new logo for our Association.
HOF nominees who defined Basketball in this centrue
Four players who defined basketball this century —Kobe Bryant, Tamika Catchings, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett — make up one of the most-anticipated player classes ever.
Kobe Bryant/Patrick Baumann posthumously inducted into 2020 Hall of Fame.
Kobe Bryant, one of the game's most beloved athletes and longtime FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann will be posthumously inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) made that decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympics until 2021 over coronoavirus concerns.
Niagara College Annuall Basketball Tournament cancelled
The Niagara College Annual Men & Women's Basketball Tournament scheduled for May 15-17 has been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Borislav Stankovic, FIBA Secretary-General Emeritus, dies at age 94.
Borislav Stankovic, the FIBA Secretary-General Emeritus, dies at the age of 94.
FIBA to stream classic games daily
With sports events around the globe temporarily on hold, FIBA is fully committed to providing your share of basketball by streaming a selection of classic games daily.
FIBA competitions suspended
As of Friday, March 13, FIBA declared all basketball related activities to be suspended for 30 days.
BBA suspends all events due to COVID-19 threat
Due to the COVID-19 world pandemic, the Bermuda Basketball Association Executive Committee has decided to suspend all BBL Winter League and Filipino League games until further notice.
2020 CBC Annual General Assembly meet in Dominica
The Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Executive Committee and General Assembly met on March 6 and 7 in Ainse de Mai, Dominica.
Ambrose come up short in ACAC Gold medal game
Linden Jackson and his Ambrose University Lions had to settle for a silver medal as they lost 91-69 against the SAIT Trojans in the 2020 ACAC Men's Basketball Championships.
Kieron and Linden named to All-Conference North Second Team
Kieron Burgess (Medicine Hat College) and Linden Jackson (Ambrose University) were named to the Alberta College Athletic Conference (ACAC) South Second Team for the 2019-2020 season.
Caelin named to American Conference First Team
High School Senior Caelin Peters, from Plymouth-Whitemarsh was chosen to the 2019-2020 American Conference All-Conference First Team.
Memorial service held for Kobe Bryant & Gianna Bryant
Friends, family and fellow athletes paid tribute to NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others, including his daughter Gianna, at a memorial service in Los Angeles.
Linden scores 1000 career points
Linden Jackson scored 16 points for the Ambrose Lions in a win over the SAIT Trojans to eclipse 1000 points in his ACAC Collegiate career.
Recap of 2020 All-Star Weekend
It was a great weekend at the 2019 All-Star Weekend which was held in Chicago, Illinois from February 14-16.
NBA All-Star MVP Award Renamed For Late Lakers Star Kobe Bryant
The Most Valuable Player award for the NBA All-Star Game has been permanently named for Kobe Bryant, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced on Saturday.
Medicine Hat no match for St. Mary's
The 4-15 Medicine Hat Rattlers had no answer for St. Mary's as they posted another loss 106-84.
BBA opens new account with Butterfield Bank
The Bermuda Basketball Association has officially opened a new chequing account with the Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Ltd.
The BOA has a new Secretary-General
The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) has named Branwen Smith-King its new Secretary General, effective 10 February 2020
Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash
Kobe Bryant, retired Los Angeles Lakers star, 41, and his daughter Gianna were among nine people who died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California on Sunday, January 26.
Caelin leads Colonials to end 3 game losing skid
Caelin Peters shot 13-of-20 from the field, posting a game-best 33 points, as Plymouth Whitemarsh got its first victory of 2020 with a 76-33 rout of Upper Moreland.
2020 Winter League starts soon
The 2020 Winter League is set to begin on Saturday, January 25 at the Somersfield Academy gymnasium.
David Stern, former NBA Commissioner, dies at 77
NBA Commissioner Emeritus, David Stern passed away on January 1, 2020 as a result of a brain hemorrhage he received approximately 3 weeks prior.
LeBron James named AP Athlete of the Decade
LeBron James is The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Decade, adding his name to a list that includes Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky and Arnold Palmer.
BBA lists invitees to Sr. Men's National Team tryouts
The BBA has released its list of players invited to tryout for the 2020 Senior Men's National Team in preparation for the CBC's FIBA pre-qualifying tournament next summer.
Basketball Africa League unveils official logo
The Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa and scheduled to begin play in March 2020, unveiled the league’s official logo.
Kevin Stevens - ECL Finals MVP
Kevin Stevens was named Most Valuable Player of the 2019 ECL Finals.
BGA Hornets - 2019 ECL Champions
The BGA Hornets became the Elite City League (ECL) Champions after defeating the Eastern Zone Warriors 65-53 in the deciding match at the CedarBridge Academy Gymnasium.
The BGA Warriors and Hornets, respectively the ECL's top 2 seeded teams were heading for a meeting in the Finals, but not before being tested in the ECL Semi-Finals held at Somersfield Academy Gymnasium.
ECL Playoffs begin
The 2019 Elite City League (ECL) Playoffs consists of a single elimination quarter finals and semi-finals followed by a best 2 of 3 games Finals.
BBA announces date for General Assembly
The Bermuda Basketball Association (BBA) will be holding its General Assembly on Thursday, January 30 starting at 6:30pm to be held at CedarBridge Academy.
Caelin Peters leads team to first win of the season
Senior guard, Caelin Peters led the Plymouth-Whitemarsh Colonials to their first win of the season, a 77-49 Suburban One League American Conference victory over rival Wissahickon.
Rattlers head into 2020 on a down note
A rough end to the first semester for both the Medicine Hat College’s Men and Women's basketball teams. Both Rattlers squads fell in their final games of the semester to the Olds College Broncos.
Adobo are 2019 PBL Fall League Champions
Adobo are the 2019 Pinoy Basketball League (PBL) Fall League Champions after defeating BRAD 77-67 in Game 2 of the PBL Finals
Kobie makes collegiate debut
Kobie Reid made his collegiate debut for Suffolk University in a 90-64 victory over Lasell University.
Medicine Hat starts the 2019-20 season off on a good note
After an up and down 2018-19 campaign, the Medicine Hat College Rattlers men’s basketball team got their new season off on the right foot with a 76-68 win over host St. Mary's University Lightning.
Americas Zone Execs celebrate success of FIBA World Cup & AmeriCup
The new FIBA Americas Zone Executive and Zone Board for the 2019-2023 term met for the first time on October 4 and 5 in Miami, Florida, to discuss a wide range of topics and make decisions on future events in the Zone.
NBA adopts Coaches Challenge for 2019-2020 season
The NBA has approved a new challenge rule that allows coaches to trigger video reviews of contentious calls.
MVP Sylvia Fowles headlines FIBA AmeriCup All-Star Five
Team USA's Sylvia Fowles who was named Tournament MVP, headlined the All-Star Five for the 2019 FIBA AmeriCup which recognised the most outstanding players in the tournament.
Sylvia Fowles is named Tournament MVP
Sylvia Fowles, of the United States’ National Team, left no room for doubts as to why she's one of the best basketball players in the world with her performance at the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019.
USA defeats Canada in Women's AmeriCup Finals
Team USA completed their return to the FIBA Women's AmeriCup by beating neighbours Canada 67-46 in the final in Puerto Rico.
NBA G League to Introduce Single-Shot Free Throw Rule
The NBA G League will introduce a new single-shot free throw line procedure for the upcoming 2019-20 season.
Women's AmeriCup semifinalists confirmed
USA defeated Brazil to secure first place of Group B and Canada defeated the Dominican Republic to secure first place in Group A. Both teams advance as the only two undefeated teams entering the Semi-Final games of the FIBA AmeriCup Women's 2019 Semifinals.
Basketball Champions League Americas is launched
The official launch of the FIBA Champions League Americas was held in Montevideo (Uruguay) led by Honorary FIBA President Horacio Muratore, FIBA Americas Executive Director Carlos Alves, and the CEO of the European Basketball Champions League Patrick Comninos.
Elite City League postponed
The BBA's 2019 Elite City League (ECL) has been postponed due to the effects of Hurricane Humberto and the threat of bad weather this week.
NBA Training Camp just around corner
NBA training camps are just a couple of weeks away. The season itself doesn't start until Oct. 22, but there's plenty of work for teams to do in the month or so of practices, workouts and preseason games that precedes the 2019-20 campaign.
FIBA Women's AmeriCup set to get underway
The FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019 will be played September 22-29 in San Juan, Puerto Rico and will feature the participation of the National Teams of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombi,a Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Paraguay, Puerto Rico and USA.
MVP ricky Rubio headlines FIBA All-Star Five
Spain's Ricky Rubio, who was named Tournament MVP, headlined the All-Star Five for the 2019 FIBA World Cup which recognised the most outstanding players in the tournament,
Spain wins Gold at FIBA World Cup
Spain, the world's second ranked team, are the 2019 FIBA World Cup champions after a dominant 95-75 thrashing of Argentina in China.
Jordan adding new partners to the Hornets
Michael Jordan, who gradually assumed near-total control of Hornets Sports & Entertainment since purchasing the team in 2010, will be adding a pair of partners in the near future.
Team USA finishes 7th in the FIBA World Cup
Team USA finished its tour of the FIBA World Cup on Saturday by knocking off Poland, 87-74. The win earned them a seventh-place finish, Team USA's worst ever in a World Cup or Olympics.
2019 Elite City League starts soon
The 2019 Elite City League (ECL) , the BBA's only draft format league, is set to begin on Saturday, September 21 at the Somersfield Academy gymnasium .
Sixers honor Charles Barkley with statue
Charles Barkley joined the Legends Walk at the Philadelphia 76ers practice facility in Camden, New Jersey. The former Leeds High School and Auburn standout unveiled a statue depicting him in action for the 76ers.
Team USA loses to France in FIBA World Cup quarterfinals
In a shocker, Team USA will not medal, losing to France 89-79 in the quarterfinals in Dongguan, China. It ends the 58-game winning streak the US -- using NBA players during that stretch -- had in international tournaments.
Sullivan Phillips participates in Sports Panel Discussion
Sullivan Phillips was part of a five-member panel which highlighted the start of the Youth, Sport & Recreation's "Reimaging Sports" Sports Conference which was held at the Bermuda College from September 6-8.
Class of 2019 enshrined into Basketball Hall of Fame
The Class of 2019 was officially inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, with new members Vlade Divac, Sidney Moncrief, Paul Westphal, Jack Sickma, Bobby Jones, Al Attles and Teresa Weatherspoon on hand.
FIBA 2019 World Cup gets underway
The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup is the 18th tournament of the FIBA Basketball World Cup for 32 Men's national basketball teams.
Hamane Niang elected new FIBA President
Hamane Niang, who succeeds Horacio Muratore in becoming the new President of FIBA for the 2019-2023 term of office , was elected unanimously by delegates from 156 at the XXI FIBA Congress held in Beijing, China.
USA Men lose their first game in nearly 13 years
The USA's Senior Men's National Team lost its first International game since 2006 to Australia in an exhibition Down Under in preparation for the FIBA 2019 World Cup in China.
BBA holds U19 Social/Awards Presentation
To celebrate the 2018/19 season, the BBA held a social for members of the U19 Men's National Program and their parents.
Caelin Peters added to Montreal Tour roster
High Schooler, Caelin Peters has been added to the roster of the BBA Men's National Select Team who will be competing against university teams in Montreal, Canada from August 13 - 16.
Ballin in Bermuda 3 on 3 a success
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Gurshon Kurt named MVP for BBL Finals
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Skyforce are 2019 BBL Champions
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Sullivan Phillips advises U19 team before they depart
Prior to the "Ballin' Out in Bermuda 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament, retired pro and former Bermuda National Team Captain, Sullivan "Sulli" Phillips, met with the BBA's U19 team after their last practice preparing for the Cayman Festival.
2019 BBL Playoffs are underway
St. George's Hoop Stars advanced to the playoffs after defeating the Hamilton Parish Rockets 54-50 to confirm the 8th seed in the quarterfinals of the 2019 BBL's Playoffs.
Cayman are Back to Back Island Games Champions
The Cayman Islands National Men’s basketball team have repeated gold at the XVIII Natwest Island Games held in Gibraltar.
Coach Tacklyn optimistic on Cayman Sports Festival
Kent Tacklyn, Head Coach of the BBA's Under-19 Select Team is optimistic about his teams chances at the 2019 Cayman Festival beingt held in the Grand Cayman Islands from July 18-20.
Ballin' out in Bermuda 3 v 3 Tournament
Ballin' Outta Control and Impact Mentoring Academy present the "Ballin' Out in Bermuda 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament" which will be held on Saturday, July 20 from 8:30 -11:30pm at CedarBridge Academy gymnasium.
Follow the 2019 Island Games Basketball Tournament in Gibraltar
The 2019 Natwest International Island Games XVIII will be held in Gibraltar from Saturday, July 6th to Friday, July 12. Basketball will be a key sport for host Gibraltar to medal.
BBA Sr Men's Nat'l team to play Montreal Universities
The BBA's Senior Men's National Team will be competing this summer against member Universities of the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ)
International stars snatch up NBA awards
The soaring level of global basketball was on display at the 2018-19 NBA awards gala as four international stars snatched up honors on a historical night. International stars snatch up NBA awards
Raptors' NBA title-winning coach Nurse takes the helm of Canada
Canada have handed the national team reins to Nick Nurse, who just led the Toronto Raptors to the club's first NBA crown in his one and only season as a head coach in the league.
2019 Embry-Riddle Post Camp Relection
After having attended the 2019 Embry-Riddle University Team Camp with members of the BBA's U19 National Select Team, Head Coach Kent Tacklyn found some time to reflect on the entire camp experience.
Zion is the top pick in the 2019 NBA Draft
Zion Williamson, the 6-foot-7-inch Duke University forward, was named the top pick at the 2019 NBA Draft and was selected by the New Orleans Pelicans.
Carol Callan elected new FIBA Americas President
Carol Callan was elected as President of FIBA Americas for the 2019-2023 term by the General Assembly of the member federations in Miami, Florida.
BBA Executives attend 2019 FIBA Americas Assembly
BBA President Rickey Watts and Treasurer Tommy Johnson attended the 2019 FIBA Americas Assembly which was held on Saturday, June 16 in Miami. Florida.
Tim Trott reunites with NBA ref at Embry-Riddle Camp
While attending the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) Team Camp with members of the U19 National Program, Tim Trott accidentally reunited with NBA referee, Jonathan Sterling.
Adam named to ERAU TEam Camp All-Star game
Adam McDonald was a unanimous selection by the U-19 Coaching staff to represent the team in the 2019 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Team Camp All-Star game.
Kawhi Leonard awarded 2nd Finals MVP
Kawhi Leonard was named NBA Finals MVP for the second time, becoming just the third Finals MVP to have won the award with two teams, joining LeBron James and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Toronto Raptors win the 2019 NBA Championship
With a victory in Game 6, the Toronto Raptors dethrone the league’s reigning dynasty and claim the first title in franchise history
The CIBA officially announces inaugural Cayman Basketball Festival
The Cayman Islands Basketball Association (CIBA) in collaboration with Port Arthur Texas announced the inaugural Cayman Basketball Festival which will be held from July 18-20.
USA win 2019 Men/Women's FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup
USA won a historic double at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup 2019 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on June 3-7, 2019. No team has previously won this competition with both men and women in the same edition
2019 Women's Basketball Hall of Fame are Inducted
The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019 will be inducted Saturday, June 8. Seven basketball greats are being welcomed to Knoxville, as the 21st class of inductees of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
U19 Showcase results
The Under-19 Men's National Program was on display during a Showcase event at CedarBridge gym on Saturday, June 1. The game was played against BBL team Pembroke Skyforce who are currently in second place.
NBA Finals 2019 - Raptors vs Warriors
The NBA Finals is set with the Toronto Raptors making their first appearance against the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors, who are making their fifth straight Finals appearance.
WNBA 2019 Season is up for grabs
The 2019 WNBA season is set up to be one of the best seasons ever. The best-of-the-best teams are STACKED this time around, making the champion virtually unpredictable.
U19s to hold fundraiser in preparation for Cayman Sports Festival
On Saturday, June 1, the BBA's Under-19 Men's Program will be holding a Showcase basketball event as a fundraiser in preparation for the Cayman Sports Festival which will be held in Grand Cayman Islands from July 18-20.
Antetokounmpo, Harden lead All-NBA First Team
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Houston Rockets guard James Harden have been unanimously selected to the 2018-19 All-NBA First Team.
Rye and Kobie set to play at the next level
Rye Ahronson and Kobie Reid who are set to graduate from Valley Forge Military Academy and are set to play at the next level.
Momentum growing for Cayman Sports Festival
Members of the BBA's Under-19 National Team Program are busy preparing for the Cayman Sports Festival which gets underway in mid- July. The Festival incorporates both basketball and boxing.
Caelin Peters chosen fror Philadelphia All-Star Classic
Caelin Peters has been selected to play in Philadelphia's 25th Annual All-City Classic game. The game will be played on May 31st at School of the Future.
Incognito regain 2019 PBL Spring League Championship
Incognito resumed its winning ways after defeating Centurions 2-0 in the best 2 of 3 game series of the 2019 Spring League Finals.
Adam & Kayla receive Youth & Sport Awards for Basketball
Adam McDonald and Kayla Raymond were 2 of 24 junior athletes to receive the Department of Youth, Sport & Recreation's 2019 National Junior Athlete Sponsorship Program Award for their specific sport.
Amaury chosen to officiate at the Dallas Cup
Amaury Majors will be officiating in the 2019 Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup, the oldest and most prestigious International Youth Soccer Tournament in the United States.
Cavs get their title in OT over Texas Tech
The Virginia Cavaliers turned themselves into national champions, holding off tenacious, ferocious Texas Tech for an 85-77 overtime win .
Baylor holds off Notre Dame to win NCAA Women's Tournament
History would repeat itself as the Kim Mulkey-led Baylor Bears claimed their third national championship with an 82-81 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Reknown trainer visits Bermuda
Jeff Dosado, one of the most sought after Player Development Coaches in the U.S. had the opportunity to work with members of the Senior Men's National Team and Under-19 Men's National team at CedarBridge Academy gym.
Warwick Academy, MSA Middle School Champions
March Madness is here!! The 2019 BSSF Finals
The Bermuda School Sports Federation (BSSF) will be holding its High School Basketball Finals on Friday, March 23 at Berkeley Institute gymnasium.
Tim Trott receives Special Achievement award
At the Department of Youth, Sport & Recreation 2018 Sports Awards, Tim Trott received a Special Achievement Award for his 20+ years of volunteer service to Basketball and the Bermuda Basketball Association.
Bermuda to compete in Cayman Sports Festival
The BBA's Under-19 Men's team will be competing in a 4 team basketball tournament at the Cayman Sport Festival in July.
Players finally approved for FIBA Licenses
Following updates by the BBA's IAC to the MAP system, FIBA has finally approved players licenses for Steveland Brown-Darrell, Jaren Haley, Kameron James, and Kevin Stephens.
Medicine Hat fall short of bronze medal
After rallying to erase a 9 point first-half deficit and force OT, the Medicine Hat Rattlers fell just short of the comeback for bronze with a 107-104 loss to the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings.
Rattlers lose semi-final to SAIT. Will go for bronze
The Medicine Hat Rattlers fell 112-96 to the SAIT Trojans Friday in the ACAC Championship semifinal game at Lloydminster, relegating them to a bronze medal contest against Augustana.
Kobe steals the show at 2019 World Cup draw
Kobe Bryant was in Shenzhen, China for the three-day celebration of the Fiba World Cup capped by the 2019 Fiba World Cup draw and the Los Angeles Lakers legend was at front and center of it all.
International Affairs Committee completes MAP Training
Tim Trott and Gavin MacKenzie, members of the BBA's International Affairs Committee (IAC) recently completed training with the FIBA Management And Information Platform (MAP) system. This training was not available to most National Federations until 2019.
Kieron impresses in last game of regular season
Kieron and the Mediciine Hat Rattlers finished their 2018-19 season in impressive style, defeating St. Mary's University by a score of 90-72.