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Senior Men’s National Basketball Team Headed To Acropolis Tournament

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Basketball is preparing to take on the world in their qualification bid for the 2024 Paris Olympics.





NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Basketball is preparing to take on the world in their qualification bid for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

What better way to prepare than to take on a former league MVP and some of the top teams in the world.

In preparation for the final Olympic qualifying tournament in july, team bahamas will be heading to greece to play in the Acropolis Aegan Tournament. 

The Bahamas will face Greece and Montenegro in a series of friendlies June 25-27. 

First up, The Bahamas will face Montenegro on June 26.  

Ranked number 17 in the world, Montenegro is led by Chicago Bulls veteran center Nikola Vucevic.

On June 27, The Bahamas will face Giannis Antetokuonmpo, and 14th ranked Greece.

Following the tournament, The Bahamas heads to Spain for the Olympic qualifying tournament where they will take on Poland and Finland.

The winner of the group will advance to the Olympic tournament in group a alongside Australia and Canada.

Track and Field

Bahamian athletes continue their road to Paris as their outdoor seasons progress.

Shakeem Hall-Smith just missed out on Olympic qualification in the 400m hurdles at the Edwin Moses Legends meet in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hall-Smith finished first in a new personal best 48.79 seconds, just short of the 48.70 seconds he’ll need to book that ticket to Paris.

Also at the meet, Alonzo Russell finished fourth in the 400m in 46.14 seconds.

Several Bahamians also competed at the Racers Grand Prix in Kingston, Jamaica 

Devynne Charlton headlined the group with a first place finish in the 100m hurdles in 12.64 seconds.

In the high jump,  Donald Thomas finished fifth at 2.15m and Shaun Muller Jr. finished seventh  at  2.10m.

Kaiwan Culmer finished fourth  in the triple jump at 15.91m.

In the long jump, Laquan Nairn finished fifth  with a jump of 7.31m.


The Samuel P. Haven Jr. National High School Soccer Championships concluded over the weekend with two new champions.

In the boys’ final, Windsor School won its first national title in school history in the thrilling fashion when they defeated the Anatol Rodgers T’Wolves 4-2 in penalties.

In the girls final, the Lyford Cay International School Lady Dragons hoisted the trophy after a 7-0 win over the St. Andrew’s Hurricanes.

In the third place games,  Lyford Cay defeated Lucaya International 3-2  in the boys division and on the girls’ side, the cr walker knights defeated Bishop Michael Eldon 3-0.


Pheron Charlton competed among the top HBCU baseball prospects in America and walked away with the title – fastest man.

The Florida Memorial Lions junior won the fastest man competition at the minority baseball Prospects HBCU All-Star Game in Houston, Texas.

Charlton finished ahead of the group which featured a race between the prospects with the fastest 60-yard times in the field.

When play hit the diamond, Charlton’s team Michael Bourn defeated team Carl Crawford 8-6.

For the Lions, Charlton became an everyday starter this season and hit .277 with 39 hits, 25 rbi, 41 runs and 35 stolen bases.

On the defensive side he’s been a standout in centerfield, routinely coming up with run-saving acrobatic catches.


Jonquel Jones and the New York Liberty got the Commissioner’s Cup going with a big win over the Indiana Fever.

Jones finished with a double-double,18 points, and 13 rebounds while shooting 73 percent from the field in New York’s 104-68 win in front of a sellout crowd at the Barclays Center.

At 7-2, the Liberty are tied for the team’s best record through nine games in franchise history. It was also their ninth straight win against the Fever.

New York will travel to face the Chicago Sky Tuesday night at 8pm.