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Training Camp Underway in Houston for Senior Men’s National Team

HOUSTON, TEXAS – The top Bahamian players have to come together over the next three days to prepare for what everyone hopes is a run at the Paris Olympics.

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HOUSTON, TEXAS – The top Bahamian players have to come together over the course of the next three days to prepare for what everyone hopes is a run at the Paris Olympics.

The group includes a cross-section of players ranging from NBA stars like Buddy Hield, Deandre Ayton, and Eric Gordon, to national team veterans , to highly touted soon to be college freshmen new to the national team program – VJ Edgecombe and Donnie Freeman.

He’s not eligible to play, but the news of Klay Thompson making an appearance at camp went viral yesterday.

The future hall of famer has been working with Bahamas Basketball for years behind the scenes but took the floor for the first time as a part of the program.

Camp continues this week in Houston before the team travel for a series of pre-tournament friendlies in Greece.

Basketball

The Bahamas Basketball Federation continues its talent search at the junior national team level.

Head coach Jay Philippe hosted another edition of training camp over the weekend at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium, featuring players from New Providence, Grand Bahama, and several based at high schools in the United States.

Players went through drills, game situations, and scrimmages as the staff continues to contemplate the final roster construction.

Final cuts are expected this week to reduce the roster number to 15.

Baseball

Sebastian Walcott concluded his Hickory Crawdads’ series against the Aberdeen Ironbirds with the best offensive performance of his pro career.

The Texas rangers prospect had a career-high four hits, an RBI, and scored a run in the Crawdads’ 15-12 loss Sunday afternoon at Ripken Stadium.

Walcott had multi-hit games in three of his last four games and hit .384 in the six-game series.

After a slow start to his high-a promotion, Walcott has been on an absolute tear in June, hitting .346 this month to bring his season average to .234 with a .726 ops, 21 rbi, eight stolen bases and five home runs.

MLB

Jazz Chisholm continues to make a bid for his second all-star appearance.

Chisholm went 2-2 with a triple, an rbi, a run scored, and three walks in the Miami marlins’ 7-6 loss Monday night to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Chisholm drove in the Marlins’ first run with a two-out triple off Sonny Gray in the sixth and extended his hitting streak to six games. 

On the season, Chisholm is hitting .266 with 10 home runs, 35 rbi, and 13 stolen bases.

Head to mlb.com right now and vote for Chisholm up to five times a day from now until June 27.

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