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Buddy Hield Picked By New Orleans Pelicans In Nba Draft

BAHAMIAN Chavano ‘Buddy’ Hield was taken by the New Orleans Pelicans as the sixth pick in the first round of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft on Thursday night in Brooklyn, New York.

Hield, a 6ft 4in, 207lb shooting guard, had a star-studded senior season at Oklahoma University, averaging 25 points per game, with a successful shooting percentage of 50 from the field and 45 from three-point range. A native of Freeport, Grand Bahama, the 22-year-old picked up a host of post-season awards after his exploits with the Sooners.

His family cheered and waved Bahamian flags in the Brooklyn Centre as the pick was announced and starting chanting “242”.

Hield pledged his commitment to fans in the ‘Big Easy’. “New Orleans is getting a high character guy who is known for his basketball but at the same time who is going to help the community,” he said. “I’ll do whatever it takes to win and I hate losing so they’re getting a hard worker, someone who will do everything they can for this organisation”.

As for the surroundings as he looks to start his professional basketball life, he said: “I know they have great food, I know it’s not too far from the Bahamas. I know they have beaches; not like the Bahamas but there are beaches there so that’s always good. Like I said it’s not too far from home so I love it.”

Ben Simmons, a small forward from Louisiana State University, was the first pick, by the Philadelphia 76ers. He was followed by two more small forwards, Brandon Ingram, of Duke University, who went to the Los Angeles Lakers, and Jaylen Brown, of California State, to the Boston Celtics.

Dragan Bender, a power forward from Israel, went fourth to the Phoenix Suns while the Minnesota Timberwolves took Kris Dunn, a point guard.

Source: http://www.tribune242.com/news/2016/jun/23/buddy-hield-picked-new-orleans-pelicans-nba-draft/

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To create elite student-athletics by combining customized academics and athletic programs helping students reach their full potential.

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We have partnered with a fully accredited grade 6 –12 school that includes BJC, BJCSE an SAT classes. MAX D will provide both a challenging and supportive environment that brings out the best in student-athletes....

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World famous cars, drivers to hit the streets for 3rd Bahamas Speed Week Revival

Nassau, Bahamas - A record number of local drivers and the world's number one award-winning historic Ferrari will highlight the third running of Bahamas Speed Week Revival, the event that fast tracks heritage and sports tourism.

Announcement of the series of events set for December 4th through 8th was made at a press conference at Pompey Square this morning.

On hand was Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe...

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Bahamian angler, David Fingland wins Bermuda Intl Light Tackle Tournament

Bermuda’s most prestigious fishing tournament enjoyed its 48th event in Hamilton in June 2013 and Bahamian angler, David Fingland won with this 74.6 lb Yellowfin Tuna on a 12lb test line!

The Bermuda International Light Tackle Tournament is one of Bermuda’s oldest and most well-established fishing tournaments and runs over four days and headquartered at Barr’s Bay Park.

Prizes were awarded for the following categories: Championship team,...

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Bahamian Volleyball Players having awesome seasons at Benedict College

ATLANTA, Ga. —The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its Volleyball Players of the Week for the sixth installment of the 2013 SIAC Volleyball Season as voted by the SIAC Sports Information Directors Association, and Benedict College took three of the four weekly awards.

Three Benedict College Lady Tigers earned weekly awards after leading their team to a 2-0 record last week in SIAC competition.

Lady Tigers junior...

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2013 Mark Knowles Celebrity Invitational set for November 21 – 24

Mark your calendars now for 21-24 November 2013 for this event in its thirteenth successful year at the world class Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island! Success has many interpretations but in this case it is clear that the Mark Knowles Celebrity Invitational is the winner in all categories.
Barely seven weeks to go before the start of this year’s event which promises to be...

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2013 CARIFTA Report

Bahamas Athletics was in place as the Local Organising Committee of the Carifta 2013 games held their official wrap-up press conference yesterday October 9th, 2013.

Mr. Basil Christie, Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) brought opening remarks and was pleased to present the final comprehensive report inclusive of the financial details and also the consensus from participating countries that marked the event as a success....

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Hield Aims For Medal

FOR the past three trips he’s been on, Carl Hield has always travelled with a Bahamian partner. This time, he’s making the trek alone to compete at the International Boxing Association (AIBA) World Boxing Championships.

Hield, 26, is scheduled to leave town today for Almaty, Kazakhstan, where he is expected to participate in a two-week training camp before the start of the 18th version of the...

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