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Final Roster for Senior Men’s National Team Released

VALENCIA, SPAIN – Team Bahamas arrived in Spain and is preparing for their first match of the Olympic qualifier.

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VALENCIA, SPAIN – Team Bahamas arrived in Spain and is preparing for their first match of the Olympic qualifier.

The Bahamas Basketball Federation officially announced the roster for Team Bahamas tasked with making history.  

Headlining the list of names will be NBA players – Buddy Hield, Deandre Ayton, and Eric Gordon.

The roster also includes national team mainstays Kino Burrows, Kentwan Smith, Travis Munnings and Lourawls Nairn.

Also making the cut, college graduates headed to the pro ranks – Franco Miller and Sammy Hunter; current collegiate player Deyton Albury (Utah State) and incoming freshmen standouts Vj Edgecombe (Baylor) and Donovan Freeman (Syracuse).

The Bahamas is placed in group b alongside Finland and Poland. Group A includes Spain, Angola and Lebanon.

Each Olympic qualifying tournament has six teams divided into two groups of three. The top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-finals. The winner of the final will qualify for the Paris Olympic Games.

The Bahamas faces Finland tomorrow at 11:30 am Eastern Standard Time.

NBA

The focus for Eric Gordon this week is Olympic qualification for Team Bahamas but there was still some housekeeping to take care of back at the day job.

The 16-year vet will begin year 17 in the city of brotherly love.

Gordon will reportedly sign a one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers Sunday for the veteran’s minimum.

Gordon, 35,  spent last year with the Phoenix Suns, where he averaged 11 points in 27.2 minutes per game.

He shot 44.3 percent from the field and 37.8 percent from behind the three-point arch.

Golf

Golfer Cameron Riley continues his stellar 2024 campaign.

Riley finished tied for third at the John Shippen National Invitational in Detroit, Michigan.

He shot -2 under par for a total of 142.

He opened with a 72 in round one, followed by a 70 in round two.

Earlier this season, riley finished also third on the Advocates Professional Golf Association stop  in Port St. Lucie.

He shot -2 under par for a top 3 finish in the field of 54.

In June, Riley shot 62 (-10) at the Panther Lake course at Orange County National for his first ever course record. 

Basketball

Every Bahamian hooper you know has played in the Peace On The Streets Basketball Classic at some point and the summertime rite of passage is still looking to improve with each year.

The flagship event of “youth against violence” – the 29th Scooter Reid Peace on The Streets Basketball Classic will be hosted July 15-21.

Games from July 15-20 will be hosted at the Hope Center and on the final night of competition, the venue will shift to the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium for Family Night.

As always, Youth Against Violence President Carlos Reid said the event is aimed at bringing the youth together to “shoot hoops instead of guns.”

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