The Elite 1 Caribbean Professional Basketball League (E1CBL) held our Media Day & team training at the 4/20 Lounge and at the GC Foster College respectively on Thursday, January 5, 2023, and Friday, January 6, 2023.
Present were players from the 4 teams in the upcoming league: Elite 1 Wave, Elite 1 Rivers, Elite 1 Storm & Elite 1 Horizon. The E1CBL first game of the Winter Season took place on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at the National Arena in Kingston, Jamaica.
“My experience last season was really well. My team went to the championship, we did what we had to do and we were also undefeated in the summer league. It showed me that basketball can be done in Jamaica because we had international talent here and they showed us that anywhere pro basketball is, pro basketball will be good. So, now having pro basketball in Jamaica now will open doors for the younger generation and build basketball back in Jamaica.”
“The previous season was fun. The league is giving kids hope for basketball in Jamaica. I see the league making great strides. There hasn’t been something like this in Jamaica. This can reach far and getting all the Caribbean countries involved in this would be great. ”
“ The last season meant a lot to me. I was out of pro basketball for a minute because I got hurt but something told me to come out here and give it a shot and take my chances. I got over here, I did my thing and I loved it, I loved the fans, the teammates and the coaches and I got MVP.”