Mingoes Basketball hosts open tryouts this weekend

Mingoes Basketball hosts open tryouts this weekend
UB Mingoes forward Kemsy Sylvestre fights for a rebound against two Commonwealth Bank Giants players in New Providence Basketball association action Friday December 21, 2018 at the A.F. Adderley gym. (UB ATHLETICS)

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The UB Mingoes men’s basketball team will hold open tryouts at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at The Kendal Issacs Gymnasium.

Coaches and administrators will be evaluating players as the team loses two starters to graduation at the end of this season.

Men’s basketball head coach Bacchus Rolle said the two graduating seniors have played big roles on the team and he’s looking to replace them in the system.

“We lose Ramon Dames and Justin Smith who have both been a strong presence on the court at the guard position,” he said.  “We are looking at big men as well to help our presence in the paint as well.”

Rolle added that he’s looking for quality talent who is also able to adapt to playing in an organized program.

“We have a great program here at UB with basketball and we want quality players who can come in and be a part of the team chemistry that we are trying to build here,” he said.  “We want players who can be role players when then need to be role players and leaders when they need to be leaders.  In short, we look for players who are willing to be a part of a team.”