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Coleby fails medical tests in Poland

After spending two of the past three seasons in Turkey, Bahamian professional basketball player Dwight Coleby signed with Anwil Włocławek in Włocławek, Poland, for the 2021-2022 season, but had that contract voided as he failed medical tests. Details were not released.

The team plays in the Polish Basketball League (PLK), and internationally in the Basketball Champions League (BCL), and have won two of the past four Polish titles and three in total.

Coleby, a 27-year-old 6’9” post player, suited up for Merkezefendi Belediyesi Denizli Basket of the Basketball Super League in Denizli, Turkey, last season – the top basketball league in that country. He averaged 12.4 and 9.8 rebounds per game in 29 games, helping his team end the regular season with 14 straight wins and as winners of 16 of their last 17.

Now, Coleby is in limbo. He arrived in Poland about a month ago, and joined the team as they were set to play Alba Fehérvár, a professional basketball club out of Székesfehérvár, Hungary, but unfortunately received bad news as he was informed that he did not pass the medical tests.

Coleby was looking to make a significant contribution to the club after a progressive season in Turkey the year before. He had season highs of 25 points against Bornova Belediyespor in the Bornova district of İzmir, Turkey, on March 27, and 19 rebounds against Yeni Mamak Spor Klubu on their home court in Denizli, on February 1. The 19 rebounds was a career-high for him.

Coleby is a staple on The Bahamas’ senior men’s national basketball team.

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Sheldon Longley

Sheldon Longley joined The Nassau Guardian in January 2001 as a sports reporter. He was promoted to sports editor in 2008. Sheldon has an extensive background in sports reporting. He covered three Olympic Games and three world championships, along with multiple smaller regional and local games.

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