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.
2015 St. Croix Small Fry Basketball Tournament Results
January 2021 - The Small Fry Basketball Association made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Small Fry Basketball International Tournament. Small Fry International currently has dozens of Small Fry Basketball Teams throughout the United States, Caribbean, & Latin America. All 50 states and territories have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, Small Fry International is very optimistic that there will be a 2022 Small Fry Basketball International Tournament. Several vaccines have been created to combat the Coronavirus. As a safety precaution, the 2021 Small Fry International Basketball Tournament had to be canceled. All 50 states and territories have travel restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the virus.
Caribbean Rose agrees with Small Fry Basketball's decision to cancel the 2021 tournament. The health and safety of its players should and will always come first. Caribbean Rose is a not-for-profit organization created to improve the lives of the homeless, disabled, students, and children in the United States Virgin Islands, as well as assist in charitable work throughout the Caribbean. For over ten years Caribbean Rose has supported the V.I. Jaguars Basketball Team. Several alumni are currently playing collegiate basketball or went on to pursue careers in various industries.
The 2015 VI Jaguars Basketball Team
2015 Small Fry Paradise Showdown March 13 - 15, 2015
The 2021 V.I. Jaguars Basketball Team
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.
2015 Small Fry International Basketball Tournament Results
2021 Small Fry International Basketball Tournament
January 2021 - NBE, in conjunction with Caribbean Rose, made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 basketball season. The world is still being affected by the COVID-19 virus. It wouldn't have been irresponsible for our organization to hold tryouts and practices during this time. Even if the team wanted to travel restrictions imposed by the local government made that impossible. The Small Fry Basketball Association currently has dozens of Small Fry Basketball Teams throughout the United States, Caribbean, & Latin America currently being affected by this pandemic.