Bahamians pro basketball players shining overseas
Bahamian basketball players in various leagues across the globe continue to play major roles for their respective teams as their respective international basketball seasons continue.
Over the weekend, Jaraun “Keno” Burrows led FOS Provence Basket to a 78-64 win over Michael Carey, Zane Knowles and Etoile Charleville-Mezieres in French B League play. Burrows finished with 10 points on 4-for-8 shooting from the field in 25 minutes of play. With the win, FOS Provence moved to third in the division with a 15-5 win/loss overall. FOS Provence Basket forced 19 Charleville-Mezieres turnovers and came up with 15 steals in the game. Charleville-Mezieres fell to the bottom of the league following the loss. Knowles had six points and six rebounds in the loss, and Carey had two points and two rebounds. FOS Provence takes on Sluc Nancy on the road, while Charleville-Mezieres moves on to play Chorale de Roanne.
In his second season with FOS Provence, Burrows has increased his numbers across the board. He leads the team in scoring at 15.5 points per game and is second in rebounds at 5.4 per contest. As for Carey, he’s Charleville-Mezieres’ fourth best scorer at 9.8 points per game. Knowles is averaging 5.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
Also in the French B League, Jonathan Fairell had 15 points, 14 rebounds and three assists in AD Blois’ 77-59 win over SPO Rouen. Behind Fairell’s 11.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, AD Blois sits in second place in the league standings at 15-4 overall.
Veteran swingman J.R. Cadot is also in the midst of a strong season with KIA Sakimovil Navarra de Pamplona of the Spain LEB Silver League. On Friday, he had 10 points and six rebounds in a 72-69 loss to Albacete. Through six games, Cadot is averaging 10.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. KIA Sakimovil will be in action again on Saturday against Real Canoe. They are currently tied for eighth in the LEB Silver standings at 10-10 overall.
Although they weren’t in action this past weekend, several other Bahamian players are making huge impacts on their respective teams, including Bennet Davis.
Davis is averaging 15.2 points and 8.7 rebounds for MAFC Budapest of the Hungary A Division, while Shaquille Cleare is averaging 12.4 points and 6.7 rebounds for Pulley Lausanne of the Swiss Basketball league. Both players will be in action this week.