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BASKETBALL’s GOVERNING BODY may have just given one big assist to the schoolboy programme.

The days of juniors spurning the “Schoolboys” in favour of clubs could be coming to an end, with the Barbados Amateur Basketball Association (BABA) looking to insist that school-age basketballers play for the Combined Schools Tridents in their domestic leagues.

BABA president Derrick Garrett confirmed the possible plan for next year after reportedly bringing it before the sport’s general body at Wednesday’s annual general meeting.

“We want to have a structure in place for our youth basketball where our talented young players feed straight into the junior and then senior national teams, and we feel the best way for that to happen is to have them playing with the schoolboy programme,” said Garrett.

justinmarville@nationnews.com

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