The History of Jamaica Basketball. Basketball had a relatively early beginning in Jamaica. Although the source of its introduction is unknown, it is documented that in the 1940’s the Chinese were the first to formally organize the sport by creating recreational organizations that competed against each other.
Basketball had a relatively early beginning in Jamaica. Although the source of its introduction is unknown, it is documented that in the 1940’s the Chinese were the first to formally organize the sport by creating recreational organizations that competed against each other. Two of the best teams were the United Chinese, and the Minh Chee Basketball Clubs.
Basketball makes fast break Over the last 10 years, basketball has become one of the fastest growing sports in Jamaica and today ranks in the top five in terms of participation and popularity. Local basketball is governed by the Jamaica Basketball Association, which was formed in the 1970s. Ajani Williams is serving his second stint as president.
Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA) is the national governing body for the sport on the island. Part of Concencaba and FIBA Americas, the regional Governing body, and of FIBA, the World Governing body. JaBA is responsible for the promotion and administration of basketball throughout Jamaica and for international participation.
The CBC Championship or Caribebasket is a FIBA-sponsored basketball tournament where national teams from the Caribbean participate. These countries make up Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC). The top three or four teams typically earn berths to Centrobasket where they compete for spots in the FIBA Americas Championship, from which they ...
Jamaica's national football team (known as the Reggae Boys), created history when they qualified for World Cup 1998. The were the first team from an English Speaking Caribbean nation to do so. At the World Cup, Jamaica faced Croatia, Argentina and Japan. They lost to Croatia and Argentina, but were 2-1 winners over Japan.
Sport in Jamaica. Sports is an integral part of Jamaican culture and their most popular sport was injected in the culture by the British. Cricket is the most popular game in Jamaica followed by athletics, football and netball. Rugby is also quickly gaining popularity. The Jamaican national cricket team has won seven WICB Cups and ten Regional ...
The under-16 are doing very well too. Great going Coach Cunningham! J.C Vs STGC U14 Basketball Round 1. J.C Vs STGC U14 Basketball Round 1 – Griffins. J.C Vs STGC U14 Basketball Round 1. 2019, 21st March Under 14 Basketball – Jamaica College (43) Vs St. Georges (28) @ St. Catherine High. Griffins. 0.
Ben Gordon, Jamaica The long-time shooting guard who starred at UConn was born in England to Jamaican parents. His best NBA seasons were with the first five in the league with the Chicago Bulls, where he averaged 15.5, 16.9, 21.4, 18.6 and 20.7 points a game.