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Strong start to second season for Samardo

15 November 2014

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Strong start to second season for Samardo

Jamaican hoop star Samardo Samuels has made a solid start to his second season in the Italian Basketball League, leading his club EA7 Emporio Armani Milan in three major statistical categories after the first five games. The 6’9”, 268-pound power forward/centre is the team’s top scorer with 14.8 points per game, and is also the […]

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Jamaica creates history at FIBA Americas

15 September 2013

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Jamaica creates history at FIBA Americas

The JamrockerZ, the Jamaican men’s national basketball team, made history in its first appearance in the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship in September by advancing to the second round and scoring major upsets against two teams ranked in the top ten in the world in the process. The Sam Vincent-coached JamrockerZ finished 8th in the 10-team […]

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Youth basketball gets a boost from the US

7 January 2012

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Youth basketball gets a boost from the US

A total of 1,000 boys and girls ages 7 to 13 will benefit from the ambitious mini National Programme launched by the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA) on January 5, with grant support from the US Embassy in Kingston valued at US$15,000 (J$1.3 million). The programme is being rolled out in two phases, starting with a […]

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Samuels stars in starting line-up for Cavs

10 March 2011

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Samuels stars in starting line-up for Cavs

The mix of plaudits and apologies are coming fast and thick for Jamaican NBA player Samardo Samuels. The basketball pundits who initially described the Cleveland Cavaliers’ three-year, US$2.3 million signing of the undrafted power forward as a “headscratcher” are now retracting their statements after witnessing his recent performances as a member of the team’s starting […]

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Samardo Samuels shoots for success

6 July 2010

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Samardo Samuels shoots for success

He was supposed to be the among the group of formidable players at the core of Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals for the next two years, and also a part of the Jamaican national basketball team embarking on an ambitious bid to gain a berth in the London Olympics in 2012. However, the path that was […]

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