2018 Small Fry Paradise Showdown

2015 St. Croix Small Fry Basketball Tournament Results

2015 Small Fry Paradise Showdown March 13 - 15, 2015

Back Row (left to right):  Coach Fred Kopko, C'Kai Frett, Elijah Peltier, Tazhaun Donadelle, Darius Peets, K'Nard Callendar, and Assistant Coach Wayne Harvey. ​

Front Row (left to right):  Kareem Pinney, Jamarr Robinson, Lorenz Penn, Jaden Dowe, and Nitsuh Williams.

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. 

2018 Small Fry International Basketball Tournament

On September 6, 2017, category 5 Hurricane Irma devastated the United States Virgin Island and Puerto Rico. On September 20, 2017, another category 5 hurricane, Hurricane Maria, also hit both regions. As a result, the VI Jaguars Small Fry Basketball Team we will have a shortened basketball season. The Jaguars normal compete in the Puerto Rico Invitational which is held every January, the Postive Guidance Tournament which is held every March, the Paradise Showdown which is also held every March, and finally the International Small Fry Tournament which is held every April. The tournaments are hosted the Puerto Rico Small Fry Basketball Team, the Positive Guidance Basketball Team, the VI Jaguars Basketball Team, and the International Small Fry Association respectively.

This season the Puerto Rico Invitational was postponed. The VI Jaguars Basketball Team will host its annual tournament, the Small Fry Paradise Shown, on Friday, March 9, 2018. We invited several basketball teams to compete in the tournament. Finally, the VI Jaguars will complete in the 50th Annual International Small Fry Tournament April 2 - 5, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. Stay tuned for more information.    

The 2018 VI Jaguars Basketball Team

The 2018 VI Jaguars Basketball Team will host the 2018 Small Fry Paradise Showdown March 9, 2018, through March 12, 2018. Stay Tuned for more information. 

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The 2015 VI Jaguars Basketball Team

The 2018 VI Jaguars Basketball Team will compete in the 2018 Small Fry International Basketball Tournament. The tournament will take place April 2, 2018, through April 5, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Stay tuned for more information.

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.