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WGB Community Basketball League slated for tip-off Tuesday

SHORT SEASON – The West Grand Bahama (WGB) Community Basketball League will commence its now shortened season, beginning Tuesday (June 30).

With the recent announcement for re-openings of parks by the Prime Minister Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, the West Grand Bahama (WGB) Community Basketball League will commence its now shortened season, beginning Tuesday.  Moving into its 12th year of ‘Summer League’ action, the WGB League's schedule will run from Tuesday, June 30 until August 8, at the…
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McPhee: This will be the hardest 14 days of his life

HEILD TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 – Grand Bahamian and shooting guard for the Sacramento Kings, Chavano “Buddy” Hield (center) is one of the few National Basketball Association’s (NBA) players to have tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the league’s re-start set for July 30. The news was reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania, June 24. Two of his teammates, center Alex Len and forward Jabari Parker also tested positive for the virus. There was no report on where each player contracted the virus. (AP PHOTO)

In light of the recent discovery of hometown superstar Chavano “Buddy” Hield testing positive for COVID-19, the Sacramento Kings’ shooting guard has received a number of well wishes from residents on social media platforms and otherwise.  The Freeport News reached out to longtime coach Gladstone “Moon” McPhee, who, has a well-documented history with the 6’5’’…
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Uncertain WNBA proposal a factor in Jones’ decision

JONQUEL JONES

Women’s National Basketball Association All-Star and Grand Bahama native Jonquel Jones looks forward to her time off from the WNBA this season. The two-time all-star made the surprising decision to not play the 2020 season this past Monday, June 22. The association is getting ready to begin the 2020 season at the IMG Academy in…
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Willis Mackey Jr. making transition to French League

TRANSITIONING TO FRENCH LEAGUE – Willis Mackey Jr. (left) officially announced the signing of his second professional contract. The Grand Bahama native will be taking his talents to the French Basketball League (FBL).

Following a successful debut as a professional basketball player in the Spanish Eurobasket Association (EBA), Willis Mackey Jr. officially announced the signing of his second professional contract.  The Grand Bahama native will be taking his talents to the French Basketball League (FBL). The EBA’s 2020 Player of the year will be playing in Bordeaux, France…
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