P.h.a.s.e 1 is the winner of the inaugural Jamaica Basketball Showcase title. They defeated Caribbean Basketball Academy (CBA) 59 – 46 in the final on Saturday at the UTECH Auditorium.
P.h.a.s.e 1 went through the preliminary round winning all four of their matches to get to the top of the table. CBA on the other hand was 3 – 1 going into the final match.
Most Valuable Player for the tournament was Roman Parks of Lignum Vitae. He also collected two sectional prizes, Most Rebounds and Most Free throws. Alex Levy was top scorer, Most Blocks went to Nicholai Brown, while Maliek McCarthy & Anthony White, shared the award for most steals.
President of the Jamaica Basketball Association, Paulton Gordon said the Showcase is a great addition to the local basketball calendar.
The Showcase honored six stalwarts who have contributed to the all-round development of the game. The six honorees were – Mrs Elaine Barker, Simone Edwards, Roger Marshall, Howard McCatty, Gordon Porter and Dr Howard Harvey.
The tournament featured 75 players, 15 team officials, 6 referees, four table officials and a list of volunteers supported by GC Foster College.
Gordon says they are already looking forward to a bigger version of the tournament next summer.
Paulton Gordon, President of JABA.