The V.I. Jaguars Basketball Team will compete in the 2019 Small Fry International Basketball Tournament April 15 - 18, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Several teams from across the U.S. and Caribbean will compete in the tournament stay tuned for more information.
2015 Small Fry International Basketball Tournament Results
The VI Jaguars won the 2015 Positive Guidance Tournament. The Jaguars won all five of its games. In game one, Jourdyn Rawlins scored 14 points, with 5 assists. His teammate, Jahsief Benjamin, scored 10 points. In the second game, Zayd Brannigan had 13 points and Benjamin scored 8 points. By the third game, Rawlins scored 23 points, Benjamin 9 points, and Jaalen Roberts 10 points. In game four, De'Shamoi Greaves had 16 points, with 6 steals. His teammate, Roberto Tapia scored 9 points. In the final game, Jahsheem Dawson had 18 points, JahFari Samuel had 12 points, and Khamani Olivacce had seven points.
In a unique crosstown title matchup, Ponce Constancia won its fourth championship with a 42-39 decision over Ponce Lomas, as Sebastian Lezcano hit a trio of threes to lead the way with 15 points. Fernando Gonzalez topped Lomas with 14 points.
Marquette Best toppled Robert Taylor in an all-Windy City third-place matchup and Chi-Town NBN claimed the consolation championship. Longtime officer Moe Reed had his name attached to the Friendship Tournament (won by BNB Outlawz) and first-time participant Colombia, South America earned the Friendship Sportsmanship Award.
The VI Jaguars upset the solo Pirates from Chicago, 48-43, in their first international tournament game. The Pirates were last year's champions. The Jaguars lost to Ponce Lomas of Puerto Rico, who advanced to the championship. St. Thomas lost the game, 40-32, and lost to ABB from Puerto Rico, 63-59. In the seventh-place game, the Jaguars won the game with a 46-22 victory against Chicago Heights. Some of the younger players, such as Nekwante Sprauve and Khamani Olivacca, scored in the final game. Overall, team captain Jourdyn Rawlins scored 61 points and added 29 points, 20 steals, five blocked shots and 13 assists in the tournament.
Shakeem Sackey had 30 points and six steals while Jahsief Benjamin had 39 points, 22 rebounds, eight assists and seven steals. Zayd Brannigan had 26 points, 23 rebounds, eight assists, and eight assists, and De'Shamoi Greaves had 38 points and eight steals. The Tournament concludes today with the final games. Overall the VI Jaguars placed seventh at the tournament.
The tournament featured teams from the US, Caribbean, and Columbia. Meanwhile, the Positive Guidance team from St. Croix did not advance to the international tournament but instead played in a consolation bracket.
The 2015 VI Jaguars Basketball Team
2019 Small Fry Paradise Showdown
2015 Small Fry Paradise Showdown March 13 - 15, 2015
Back Row (left to right): Assistant Coach Wayne Harvey, Nitsuh Williams Ajai Larcheveaux, Devonte Freeman, Darius Peets, Isreal Poleon, Jordan Fleming, and Head Coach Fred Kopko.
Front Row (left to right): Rekai Huyghue, Kareem Pinney, Lorenz Penn, Jaden Dowe, Eury Nunes, and Akydo Nielle.
2019 Small Fry International Basketball Tournament
The V.I. Jaguars Basketball Team will host the Eighth Annual Small Fry Paradise Showdown March 22 - 24, 2019. Several teams will compete in the tournament including the St. Croix Small Fry Basketball Team and the Chicago Marquette Best Small Fry Basketball. Stay tuned for more information.
The 2019 V.I. Jaguars Basketball Team
The 2019 V.I. Jaguars Basketball Team traveled to Naranjito, Puerto Rico, to compete in the Puerto Rico Small Fry Invitational Tournament held on January 11 13, 2019. Eight teams competed in the tournament. The Puerto Rico Small Fry Basketball won their tournament. The St. Croix Small Fry Basketball Team came in second place.
2015 St. Croix Small Fry Basketball Tournament Results