Henry thanks sponsor JN, plans retirement

first_imgNational senior netballer Sasha Gaye-Henry says she will be hanging up her Sunshine Girls bib after she returns from representing Jamaica at the Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia in August.The centre court player was thanking Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) for its support in helping her to attend three Netball World Championships since 2007. One of the most experienced players on the 12-member squad, Henry says she will get more involved in coaching after she retires.Henry stated that the consistent support she had received from JNBS was unusual and encouraged more firms to contribute to the national team in this way.She was addressing Netball Jamaica executives as well as representatives of JNBS and the Gold Rush Down Under campaign at a luncheon at the Spanish Court Hotel yesterday.Gavin Beckford, JNBS executive for marketing and brand management, responded by thanking Henry for her outstanding efforts on and off the court in support of netball in the country over the years and wished her success in Australia, as well as in retirement.last_img read more

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More sports in brief

first_imgMoBay’s Champions League hopes in tatters WASHINGTON, DC (CMC): Montego Bay United suffered their second straight defeat in the CONCACAF Champions League when they went down 3-0 to powerhouses DC United here Tuesday night. A first-half goal from Miguel Aguilar and strikes from Kofi Opare and substitute Conor Doyle in the second half were enough to quell the threat from the Jamaican outfit at the at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. Montego Bay are now without a point or a goal from two games in Group H after losing their opener earlier this month, 3-0 to Arabe Unido from Panama. DC, meanwhile, are a perfect two-from-two and head the group with six points. With the defeat, Montego Bay face an uphill battle to remain in the competition. They must win their remaining games and hope Arabe beat DC. Everton advance in League Cup BARNSLEY, England (AP): Everton needed extra time to beat third-tier Barnsley 5-3 and reach the third round of the League Cup yesterday in another high-scoring game in the competition. Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku’s 78th-minute goal took the game into extra time at 3-3 as Everton recovered from going 2-0 down after 28 minutes. An own goal and Lukaku’s second goal of the match secured Everton a match against second-tier Reading. Sunderland’s 6-3 win over Exeter was the highlight on Tuesday, when the other second-round games were played. Defender John Stones, a reported transfer target of Chelsea, played the full 120 minutes for Everton. “I thought that John Stones was incredible under enormous pressure,” Everton manager Roberto Martinez said. “I think that the authorities need to look at what has gone on.” United back in Champions League MANCHESTER, England (AP): Manchester United had double reason to celebrate yesterday – the team is back in the Champions League group stage and star striker Wayne Rooney is scoring again. Rooney ended a drought of 10 games without a goal stretching back to April 4 with a hat-trick in United’s 4-0 win at Bruges, helping the English club to a 7-1 victory on aggregate. While the Champions League welcomed back one of the continent’s biggest names and a three-time European champion, a club with a very different pedigree also advanced. Formed six years ago and in just their third season in European competition, FC Astana became the first team from Kazakhstan to qualify for the group stage after drawing 1-1 at APOEL Nicosia for a 2-1 aggregate win. Nemanja Maksimovic’s goal in the 84th proved decisive for Astana, a team backed by Kazkahstan’s sovereign-wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna and the most remote of all the clubs in the group stage. Other teams to qualify for today’s group-stage draw were Bayer Leverkusen, CSKA Moscow and BATE Borisov of Belarus. Leverkusen beat Lazio 3-0 to advance 3-1 on aggregate and leave Italy with only two teams in the Champions League again. An 85th-minute goal from Ahmed Musa clinched CSKA Moscow a 3-1 win over Sporting Lisbon and a 4-3 victory on aggregate, while BATE advanced on away goals after losing 2-1 at Partizan Belgrade for 2-2 overall.last_img read more

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Doping issues remain cloudy

first_img Positive news The e-mail firm the CEO of UK Anti-doping is quoted as saying: “We will do everything we can to ensure the focus is on positive news. The last thing we want is a story like this detracting from the one year to Rio countdown.” This caused a leading blood expert, Michael Ashenden, to wonder if the United Kingdom Anti-Doping Authority had morphed into a cheerleader for sport, anxious to quickly remove uncomfortable revelations of doping from the headlines. The news that “Money” Mayweather received an intravenous infusion BEFORE the Manny Paquiao fight and was granted a therapeutic exemption by the United States Anti-Doping Authority (USADA) AFTER the fight further cast suspicion on the integrity of anti-doping authorities. In Jamaica, the revelation of unusual activity at JADCO was casually explained by “lack of funds”, yet we are now aware that when a party is planned for successful athletes, sums in excess of $40 million appear as if by magic. The latest tool in the fight against the use of drugs in sports is the mandatory requirement of athletes to have a biological passport. This requires blood collected from athletes at regular intervals, unannounced, the data stored and compared with samples taken as competition nears. The comparison of the athlete’s normal blood profile with any unusual deviation before, during, or after competition will reveal evidence of doping, without the substance needing to be identified. The key here is to compare the unusual profile with the athletes’ previously normal blood profile. Thus, the recognition of unusual profiles from athletes who won medals in past international Games, MUST be compared with other samples taken from the same athlete, which, over time, has established a normal profile for the athlete. The mandatory collection of samples to produce an athlete’s passport began in 2009. Therefore, it is indeed wrong to name and shame athletes with unusual blood profiles after analysis of samples taken BEFORE 2009. When did collection start? The 40 million-dollar question is: When did JADCO start collecting samples from athletes in its testing pool? The question must also include a query about a suggestion from the head of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) that some samples MUST be taken between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. The fact that an island in the Caribbean with a population approaching three million inhabitants, with very limited financial resources (Jamaica) consistently produces natives whose athletic performance surpasses those who train just as hard, with far more resources and modern facilities, raises suspicion that increases as our young athletes continue world-leading performances that started as far back as 1948. The only way to PROVE that our athletes are gifted and clean is by a comprehensive and open drug-testing programme that can withstand any criticism from jealous and non-jealous individuals. Let us not accept the usual “no funds” excuse for a lack of a state-of-the-art drug-testing programme. Let the beginning of collection of blood samples from athletes in JADCO’s testing pool be open and transparent. As the 2015 athletic season winds down, the final race of the Diamond series and the World Athletics Championships did very little, in my estimation, to remove doubts about the veracity of some of the results posted. The general reaction of the majority of the sports’ true fans around the world (unrestrained and unmitigated joy) to the victory of Usain Bolt in the 100 metres race, and to a lesser extent the 200 metres, reflected a feeling of relief as athletes who had tested positive in the past seemingly competed week after week, smug in the conviction that ‘having been found guilty and served my time I MUST be treated similarly to those who are not caught’. This negative feeling was intensified by an exposÈ in The Times newspaper that revealed ‘suspicious’ test results when blood data from winners in past years were analysed by independent anti-doping experts. The article also revealed that there were administrators who were aware of these ‘suspicious’ results for years but chose (by some weird logic) to refuse to carry out (and delay) an investigation into the findings. There is now documented evidence that the last thing anti-doping authorities want is for local champions to be caught doping as this will ‘tarnish the image of athletics’. The Guardian newspaper in England reported on an e-mail sent from the head of UK Anti-Doping to the head of the British Olympic Association after the Olympic Association began exposing the problem of blood doping in sports.last_img read more

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Djokovic laps up the love after Australian Open success

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP):In five previous Australian Open wins, Novak Djokovic had never felt so much love.After maintaining his perfect record in six finals at Melbourne Park – and extending his old friend Andy Murray’s streak to five losses from five championship deciders Down Under – Djokovic had hundreds of Serbian fans singing and chanting his name so loudly he could barely hear questions in a TV interview.While Djokovic was still celebrating his 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (3) victory last night, equalling Roy Emerson’s record of six Australian titles, Murray was rushing for the airport to catch a flight back to Britain to reunite with his pregnant wife.”I never experienced this much crowd and this much love,” Djokovic said. “I’ve had the fortune to win this trophy now six times, but I never experienced such support.”Djokovic has won the last three Grand Slam titles and four of the last five, to lift his career haul to 11 – equalling Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg in fifth place on the all-time list.”I don’t take anything for granted, even though I won last four out of five Grand Slams, played five finals, it’s phenomenal,” said Djokovic, reflecting on a period of time in which he was married, became a father and only lost one match in five major championships – the final of the French Open.’BEST TENNIS OF MY LIFE'”No doubt that I’m playing the best tennis of my life in the last 15 months,” he said. “Everything is going well privately, as well, so I feel like I’m at the point in my life where everything is working in harmony. I’ll try to keep it that way.”His next objective is a first Grand Slam title on clay to complete his collection. Djokovic has reached three finals at Roland Garros, but never won the French Open.After getting on his hands and knees and kissing the court at Rod Laver Arena and going to the stands to hug Boris Becker, his coach since 2014, Djokovic paid tribute to Murray in his post-match speech.”You’re a great champion, great friend, a great person who is very professional and committed to this sport,” he said. “So I’m sure in the future you’ll have more opportunities to fight for this trophy.”As a father himself, he didn’t want to delay Murray’s departure.The 28-year-old Scotsman had his share of distractions in Australia. His wife, Kim, is due to have their first child in February and didn’t travel with him. Kim’s father, Nigel Sears, was in Australia as coach for Ana Ivanovic, but became ill and had to be rushed to a nearby hospital by ambulance while Murray was on court in his third-round match. After a night in hospital, Nigel Sears was well enough to return home, which meant Murray could stay in Australia and try to refocus on winning the title.”It’s been a tough few weeks for me away from the court,” Murray said in his post-match speech, before turning his attention to his wife.”You’ve been a legend the last two weeks. Thank you so much for all your support,” he said, choking back tears and waving as he walked away from the microphone. “I’ll be on the next flight home.”A little more than a half-hour later, at 11:15 p.m. local time, Murray said he was aiming for a 1 a.m. flight.”It’s been hard, regardless of today’s result,” he said. “I’m proud I got into this position – just quite looking forward to get home now.”Murray became only the second man to lose five finals at one major – Ivan Lendl lost five and won three US Open finals in the 1980s.Djokovic had won 10 of his previous 11 matches against Murray and was 21-9 in their career meetings – including four finals at the Australian Open.Again, he was just too good.last_img read more

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Powell: My legs could not bring back the 6.44

first_img After some delay and examination of the photo-finish camera, Powell was credited with second. “I was sure I was in second place. I had to run back to second, but I was sure I got second,” Powell said. “The start wasn’t as good as the first two rounds. Bromell got a perfect start. He got a flyer and I think that kind of threw me of a bit in the mid part of the race and he got away a bit too far,” he added. However, Powell tried to explain the silver-medal finish after such promise earlier as journalists queried what happened and attributed part of the problem to running three rounds in one day. “I’m happy with the medal. I’m not overly excited, but I’m happy with the medal because if I had run back my 6.44, I would have been in the gold medal. I don’t know if I could have done anything different. Maybe postpone it until tomorrow (yesterday), so I could get some rest. It was a very, very hard day and (my) legs were tired,” he said. Powell himself sounded disappointed and unable to determine the cause of his inability to break his glass ceiling. “I was just wondering what did I do wrong in the first part. It just happened so fast. It was a very good race. Bromell ran a very good race. He got a personal best. It was so easy, but three rounds in one day, my legs just couldn’t bring back the 6.44. POWELL SECOND The frustration with Asafa Powell’s inability to deliver an individual gold medal at the highest level of track-and-field competition is not limited to Jamaicans, it seems. There were audible sighs and other expressions of exasperation as the Jamaican posted 6.50 seconds to finish second in the men’s 60m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention Centre on Friday evening. All day, the former 100m world-record holder had been in stellar form, posting a season’s best and world-leading 6.44 seconds to win the first-round heat as well as semi-final. However, the athlete, whose best finish at a World Championships or Olympics has been third, was unable to deliver yet again on Friday as the United States’ Trayvon Bromell bolted to the finish in 6.47 seconds. There was some confusion as St Kitts and Nevis’ Kim Collins was initially credited with second and Barbados’ Ramon Gittens with third.last_img read more

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Blake lights up MVP meet – Drops ‘Beast’ nickname, relieved after injury setbacks

first_img School record “First and foremost, I must give God thanks. He has been present in my life and has changed my life over the past weeks, and I have gotten rid of that name the ‘Beast’. I am happy for the win as I came out and delivered and it is like a heavy load has been lifted off my head,” Blake said after his run. “While warming up before the race, I felt very good, and I am extremely happy with my first outing. This is a big step for me, and I can say Yohan is back,” Blake declared. Earlier, Blake had teamed up with Weir, St Kitts and Nevis’ Jason Rodgers, and Michael Frater to win the Open 4x100m for Racers in a zippy 38.45 seconds. Annsert Whyte effortlessly clocked a season best 49.39 seconds in winning his men’s 400m hurdles event – the fastest time for the night in the event. Javarn Gallimore was next best in 50.09 seconds, while Ricardo Cunningham of Cameron Blazers Track Club, who was running the event for the second time in his career, won his section in 50.28 seconds for the third fastest time overall. Racers-based Antiguan Miguel Francis delivered big time in copping the men’s 200m event with a 20.11 seconds clocking, getting the better of Sprintec’s Oshane Bailey, 20.42, with 400m specialist Javon Francis of Akan Track Club finishing third in 20.54 seconds. MVP’s Jonia McDonald continued to show improvements in the 400m as, competing in the final heat, he cruised to victory in 46.32 seconds for the fastest time, overall, with Peter Matthews finishing second in 46.38 seconds ahead of Josef Robertson, 46.45. Making his debut in the one-lap event this season, outstanding Junior Jaheel Hyde won his heat in 46.66 seconds to be fourth overall, Former world 100m champion Yohan Blake sent out an early message to his rivals when he stole the spotlight at the MVP Track and Field meet inside the National Stadium on Saturday night. Blake seemed to be nearing his best after years of injury setbacks as he gave the fair-sized crowd something to talk about, stopping the clock in a world leading 9.95 seconds to win his 100m heat. After seeing his training partner at Racers Track Club, Warren Weir, posting 10.07 seconds to win his 100m race in the previous heat, Blake settled in his blocks in front of an anxious crowd inside the venue. The sprinter caught up to the field in the early part of the race then burst away from the pack to score an impressive win ahead of Sprintec’s Rasheed Dwyer and High Performance Training Centre’s Zharnel Hughes, who both clocked 10.10 seconds. Delivered Kingston College, Calabar, and Jamaica College warmed up for next weekend’s Penn Relays in impressive style as all three teams went under 40 seconds in the 4x100m relay, with Kingston College leading the way. The quartet of Shivnarine Smalling, Akeem Bloomfield, Jhevaughn Matherson and Tyrese Bryan finished second behind Racers in 39.52 seconds, the fastest time by a schoolboy team this year and a Kingston College school record. Calabar were third in 39.60 seconds, while Jamaica College were fourth in 39.77 seconds. On the female side, it was Sprintec’s Ronda Whyte who stole the show with a big personal best in the women’s 400m hurdles. Whyte was at her best as she turned back a strong field to win the event in 55.58 seconds to be the top Jamaican female in the event so far this season. Trailing her in second was training partner at Sprintec, Ristananna Tracey, 56.04, and her sister, Nikita Tracey, 56.33, of MVP Track Club. World Championships 400m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson, 52.10, topped the field in the women’s 400m, getting the better of Namibia’s Herunga Tjipekapora, 52.81, and Dawnalee Loney, 53.14.last_img read more

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Spotlight on fiery Costa in Chelsea vs Liverpool

first_imgLONDON:With 24 bookings in two-and-a-bit seasons, moody Chelsea striker Diego Costa is used to living on the edge in English football.And nowhere is his brittle temperament seemingly put to the test more than in matches against Liverpool.A stamp on Emre Can that earned Costa a retrospective three-match ban. The numerous bust-ups with Martin Skrtel. The forehead-on-forehead confrontation with Steven Gerrard. It doesn’t take much to rile Costa, but there’s something about Liverpool that really fires up the often-pilloried Spain international.So expect plenty of scrutiny on Costa when the two teams meet in tonight’s fixture of the English Premier League, which is the highlight of the fifth round of games.The debate is on regarding Costa: Will he finish the season with more goals than yellow cards? It’s a close-run thing at the moment.He is back to his best in front of goal, netting four goals in four games in Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the league campaign that has seen the team earn 10 points from a possible 12. In the 2-2 draw against Swansea on Sunday, Costa scored both of Chelsea’s goals and was almost impossible to keep down.Costa is also keeping match officials busy by getting three yellow cards, and ran the risk of seeing those turn into red with a studs-first challenge against West Ham and by throwing himself theatrically to the ground against Watford and Swansea.Costa, put simply, is never far from a flashpoint.”If you are in a friendly-game mood, then you have no chance,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said of Costa. “He is a real warrior on the pitch.”There’s rarely a news conference with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte that doesn’t involve a line of questioning on Costa. Conte says the striker is targeted and it is easy to see why given Costa’s inability to resist reacting to goading by opposition players.”Diego is growing in these situations in the last game, he showed great attitude,” Conte said yesterday. “He is passionate but I want him to put his passion into the football in the right way.”It’s one of the many subplots in what could be a thrilling game under the Stamford Bridge lights, considering the start to the season made by Chelsea and Liverpool.Liverpool has scored four goals in each of their wins over both Arsenal and Leicester, and also gained a point from a draw at Tottenham. Aside from a disappointing 2-0 loss at Burnley, Klopp’s side has been impressive especially the fluid forward line of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and new signing Sadio Mane.Only Manchester City, who has won all four of their games, has more points than Chelsea so far this season.And if Costa shows passion on the field, Klopp and Conte are possibly the most animated Premier League coaches on the touchline. Like in last weekend’s Manchester derby when Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho went head to head, there could be as much focus on the coaches’ technical area as on the field at Stamford Bridge.Here are some other things to watch out for this weekend:LUIZ STARTSDavid Luiz will make his first appearance in his second spell at Chelsea after Conte confirmed yesterday that the Brazilian will replace injured John Terry at centre back.Terry hurt his ankle against Swansea and was ruled out for 10 days.Luiz was signed from Paris Saint-Germain for a reported 32 million pounds (US$42 million) on the final day of the transfer window, about 20 million pounds less than Chelsea sold him to PSG for in 2014.CITY’S RUNMan City puts their winning start to the season on the line at home to Bournemouth, having taken their run of successive victories to seven by beating Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday.Pep Guardiola still hasn’t tasted defeat as City manager.After his hat-trick against Moenchengladbach, Sergio Aguero drops out of the team for tomorrow’s match. He is serving the second match of a three-game domestic suspension for elbowing an opponent.OTHER GAMESManchester United manager Jose Mourinho will hope a Europa League match at Feyenoord yesterday doesn’t take too much out of the team for a Premier League match at Watford on Sunday.Also Sunday, it’s: Tottenham vs Sunderland; Crystal Palace vs Stoke; and Southampton vs Swansea.Tomorrow it’s Hull vs Arsenal; Leicester vs Burnley; West Bromwich Albion vs West Ham and Everton vs Middlesbrough.last_img read more

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Godfrey Stewart claim top spot in Group C of ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Godfrey Stewart High are now sole leaders of Zone D in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/daCosta Cup football competition, after edging Petersfield 1-0 in Savanna-la-mar yesterday to make it two wins from as many matches.The lone goal was scored by Ronaldo Bandoo, who completed a sweeping build-up. Before that, the Petersfield defence proved stubborn.Winning coach Oliver Slowley said the win proved how desperate his players are for success this year.”It is always good to get a good start in a competition such as this, where the margin for error is so small,” Slowley noted.”I am very pleased with this win because Petersfield always come prepared for Godfrey, and now that we have gained three points at their expense, the focus will now shift to our next match on Thursday,” he said.Both schools entered the game confident of posting a second win in as many matches, but Petersfield failed to spark, leaving their coach Godfrey Drummond a miserable man after the defeat.”It is still early season. You win some and you may lose some. I don’t think we played to potential today at all. That was clear to see. I hope the players take stock of this dreadful performance and fix it for the next match, but we are still in it,” he said.Godfrey Stewart, winners of the daCosta Cup in 2005, have according to Slowley their best squad in several years and are aiming to do likewise.Yesterday’s ResultsRobert Lightbourne 1 Yallahs 0Paul Bogle 1 St Thomas Tech 0Seaforth 0 Morant Bay 0Kemps Hill 3 Old Harbour 0Vere Tech 8 Tacius Golding 0Brimmervale 1 St Mary High 1St Mary Tech 0 Iona 1Christiana 7 May Day High 0Alston 0 Spalding 4Bellefield 0 Holmwood 3Little London 1 Grange Hill 1Herbert Morrison 1 William Knibb 1Central 1 Bustamante 0Fair Prospect 2 Happy Grove 1last_img read more

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Reggae Boyz to meet Honduras in February friendly

first_imgTEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, (CMC): Local authorities have announced an international friendly between Honduras and Jamaica on February 16, 2017. The match is scheduled to take place at BBVA Stadium in the American city of Houston in the state of Texas. The Reggae Boyz are preparing for the CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup semi-finals next June and the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which will start on July 7. The Hondurans team will use the match as preparation for the resumption of World Cup Qualifying in March. They are currently fourth on three points after two matches in the final CONCACAF hexagonal. A 2-2 draw was the final result when the two sides previously faced each other in a World Cup qualifier three years ago in the Jamaica capital of Kingston. Jamaica last played at the proposed match venue on July 11, 2015, posting a 1-0 win over Canada in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and this will be Honduras’ first visit to the venue since a 2-0 loss to Guatemala in the Copa Centroamericana on September 10, 2014.last_img read more

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Potts out to fulfill promise to grandfather by joining PBA Draft

first_imgMOST READ “This isn’t just about basketball. I think it’s important that I came here,” he said.It’s a facet of Potts’ life that he really put a premium on since arriving to the country coming from the United States two years ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I feel like there’s a lot of Fil-foreigners who come here just to play basketball, but I think that’s not the right way to think. I think you should really know where you came from,” he said.“There’s a lot of Fil-foreigners who don’t take advantage of knowing where they come from and for me, it’s really important to know those things, where and how it all started, and to make sure that basketball is more of a tool to get back to my Buendia family. That was a bigger thing for me.” Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIES Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Entering the draft also moves Potts closer to realizing the promise he made to his deceased grandfather years back.“I didn’t know the PBA until I talked to my grandfather. He told me that if I couldn’t make it in the NBA, why not try the PBA. He said [the PBA] is like the NBA of the Philippines and I should look it up,” Potts recalled.“It’s funny because when I was visiting him in San Diego, he told me to at least make him that promise, that, ‘If I can’t make it to the NBA, the NBA D-League, at least, you try.’ I knew I have a family here and he told me to just try. And I tried.”That’s why Potts doesn’t have any doubts when he decided to make the jump to the pros.“I’m very prepared. I think about the promise I had to my grandfather a lot and I really believe that I’m ready. This is the product of years and years or preparation,” the 6-foot-3 swingman said.ADVERTISEMENT Potts believes he is a two-way player, someone who is effective on both ends of the floor.“Coach Jamike allowed me to thrive on the offensive part of my game, while coach Boyet exposed me to the defense. Dealing with them in my time with San Beda gave me great upside as I enter the PBA,” he said.With his confidence on a high, all Potts wants is to land on a team where his talents will be maximized.“I’d rather be on a team that needs me than a team that wants me because I want a team that needs me for the services I can give to the team,” he said.Potts feels he would be a good fit to teams like NLEX, Ginebra, Alaska, and TNT“There are teams that need help and I want to be that person who gives that help to the team that picks me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Davon Potts. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDeclaring himself for the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft is more than just basketball decision for Davon Potts.He also looks at it as a chance to reconnect with his Filipino roots and get to know his relatives from Rosario, Cavite.ADVERTISEMENT Mbala to miss La Salle’s UAAP Season 80 opener vs FEU Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datulast_img read more

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