Bahamas Makes March Madness Announcing Top 50 Basketball Players

Bahamas Launches Its First Basketball Ranking System Coaches and Scouts invited to NCAA Certified Top 50 Camp in July
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MIAMI - March 31, 2014 - PRLog -- , March 31, 2014 – The Bahamas Basketball Federation and Bahamas Global Sports Foundation will host a media conference on April 14th to announce the names of the Bahamas Top 50 Basketball athletes and the “Bahamas Top 50 Basketball Camp” to take place during the Bahamas International Coaches Clinic July 23rd (kickoff) thru July 26th in Nassau.  The final votes are in!  Committee members led by Marvin J. Henfield, Committee Chair and Director of Basketball Operations at CSA Basketball Academy in Nassau, Bahamas met to finalize the list of Bahamian born athletes ages 13 – 19.   Several elite athletes have traveled abroad to the United States including the #1 ranked freshmen basketball player in the United States (6’10”/205lbs) DeAndre Ayton of Nassau, Bahamas who currently attends Balboa City High School in San Diego, California. View Video @ (

Colorado State University coaches, Larry Eustachy and Steve Barnes coach the Bahamas National Team.  Barnes commented that “creating the ranking system will allow us to identify future members of the National team and support their ongoing success”. The Bahamas Top 50 Camp will be led by NBA Hall of Fame Player, Alex English and Carmelo Anthony’s High School Coach, Mike Daniel.  Daniel currently coaches at New Town High School in Owings Mills, Maryland.  The athletes are invited to participate in three (3) days of drills, training and games during the camp.  The NCAA certification application is pending approval as the Bahamas Basketball Federation as its supporters is confirming participation of Division 1 coaches and scouts.

Athletes will receive notification this week of their recognition and an invitation to the Top 50 Camp this July.  A press conference will be held in the Bahamas on April 14th to announce the Top 50 and the upcoming program.  The camp will take place at the Kendal G. L. Issacs National Gymnasium in Nassau, Bahamas.   Committee members of The Bahamas International Coaches Clinics,  and Bahamas Global Sports Foundation led the development of the new ranking system and planning of the “Bahamas Top 50 Basketball Camp”. Companies Interested in sponsorship or event information, please email icc@iownpr.comand / or call (786) 763-3775.

About the Bahamas Basketball Federation The BBF serves to exercise a leadership role in the promotion and development of the sport of basketball in The Bahamas. It has been leading the basketball movement as delegated by FIBA Americas and CONCENCABA, through programs and services for all levels of athletes, participants, leaders and volunteers. The BBF is also responsible for The Bahamas National Team participation in the CBC championships. The BBF joined the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) in its founding year in 1981. The BBF was formally recognized by The International Basketball Federation (FédérationInternationale de Basketball) (FIBA) in 1962.

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