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Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus

March 24, 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) made that decision to postpone the 2020 Olympics until 2021 over coronoavirus concerns.

In a statement made by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Games will be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020, but no later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of athletes and everyone involved in the Olympics. The sporting event will continue to be called Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

Niagara College Annual Basketball tournament cancelled

March 23, 2020

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. 

 

Tournament organiser, Niagara's Men's Head Coach Mike Hurley hopes to run it again next year, bigger and better to make up for this year. The tournament, which was scheduled to be held at the Niagara College Welland Campus Athletic Centre, was in it's 17th year of existence.

The BBA's Men's National Program was set to use this tournament as a final evaluation of players before team selection for the 2020 CBC Pre-qualifying tournament this summer. At this time, even that tournament is in jeopardy of being cancelled.

Borislav Stankovic, FIBA Secretary-General Emeritus, dies at the age of 94

March 21, 2020

Borislav Stankovic, the FIBA Secretary-General Emeritus, died at the age of 94. He served as FIBA's second Secretary General from 1976 to 2002 and was a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He had been FIBA's Secretary General Emeritus since 2003.

During his time at the helm of FIBA, he is credited with countless achievements, the most significant of which was working closely with the former NBA Commissioner David Stern in the late 1980s-early 1990s to bring world basketball into the modern era. This resulted in having, for the first time ever, professional players participate in top-level national team competitions (Olympic Games, FIBA Basketball World Cup), starting at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.

FIBA competitions suspended

March 15, 2020

As of Friday, March 13, FIBA declared all basketball related activities to be suspended for 30 days.

 

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, this has been done in order to protect the health and safety of players, coaches, officials and fans.
 
FIBA will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and will evaluate the options for the continuation or not of the respective competitions when and if the situation allows for it.

BBA suspends all activities due to COVID-19 threat

March 13, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 world pandemic, the Bermuda Basketball Association Executive Committee has decided to suspend all basketball activities until further notice.

 

The decision was made with the recommendation of the Bermuda Government and taking into consideration the health and safety of our Members and their families.

While this decision will affect current BBL Winter League and Filipino League games, it will not affect National Team training.

2020 CBC Annual General Assembly meet in Dominicana

March 09, 2020

The Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Executive Committee and General Assembly met on March 6 and 7 in Ainse de Mai, Dominica to discuss a wide range of topics and make decisions on future events in the Caribbean.

With regards to the CBC Tournament, Jamaica and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been nominated to host the men’s and women’s championship respectively. However, neither of the two hosts have been confirmed since they need confirmation in writing from their Government and Olympic Associations before any dates can be released to the various participating nations.


A total of 15 men’s teams and 8 women’s teams have signaled their interest in participating in this year’s tournament.

Ambrose come up short in ACAC Gold medal game

March 08, 2020

Linden Jackson and his Ambrose University Lions had to settle for a silver medal as they lost 91-69 against the Southern Alaberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Trojans in the 2020 ACAC Men's Basketball Championships. 

Despite losing 2 of 3 games to the Lions in the regular season, the Trojans, who captured their 15th title in program history, become the first ACAC men's basketball team to win four in a row since SAIT's men's team went on a run of seven straight from 1981-87. ​

SAIT guard, Charlie Conner who scored 36 points in the win, was named Tournament MVP after averaging 29.3 points per game. Linden Jackson would foul out of the game finishing with 9 points and 2 assists.

Kieron and Linden named to ACAC Conference 2nd Team

March 04, 2020

Kieron Burgess (Medicine Hat College) and Linden Jackson (Ambrose University) were named to the ACAC South Conference Second Team for the 2019-2020 season.

 

The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Basketball All-Conference teams were selected by the Conference Coaches. These awards were presented at the 2020 ACAC Men's Basketball Championship Banquet on March 4, 2020, in Camrose, Alberta. 

Kieron finished the season with individual averages of 19.8 Pts/gm,  12.5 reb/gm,  3.8 stl/gm and 3.3 asst/gm in what proved to be a disappointing season for the Medicine Hat Rattlers overall.

Linden finished the season with individual averages of 16.8 Pts/gm,  3.1 reb/gm,  2.3 stl/gm and 1.9 asst/gm helping Ambrose to a 3rd place Conference Finish and a spot in the playoffs.

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