Stanton Rose carving a name for himself in the basketball arena

first_imgAS the Guyana Jaguars went down 82-67 against Jamaica in the final of the JamRockerz Classic basketball last Saturday in Jamaica, there were some Guyanese players who stood out. Topping the list of those standouts was Bounty Colts forward Stanton Rose.Rose has been outstanding for quite some time now, on a steady climb of progress ever since he first started out in the sport back in 2010, and this week we celebrate him as Noble House Seafoods Ltd ‘Sports Personality-of-the-Week.To date he has won four Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards, four ‘Most Assist’ awards, and one ‘Best Defence Player’ award at the national level – more than meriting his selection by the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) for the national team, the Guyana Jaguars, and representing Guyana in Jamaica.Earlier this year he was selected to be a part of the Guyana team who represented at the regional Inter-Guiana Games, while last year his performance stood out so much that he was recruited by the Colts. He played a crucial role in the team’s lead-up to the defence of the Road to Mecca III National Club Basketball Championship tournament – the team’s third straight victory.For his part Rose ended as the MVP, what he describes as one of the crowning moment of his thus-far career as a player. Stanton has taken away a lot from being in the sport.Stanton speaks of how much the sport has helped him to connect with friends and many interesting persons, and even jokes about how being in the sport made him popular with the ladies.What impresses many over the years is just how skilful Rose is at such a young age, an indication of what he would be capable of in time to come.“I think the best part of his game is his decision-making. He knows when to attack and when to pass. He is also good at setting up the offence and can operate out of any set whether it’s pick and roll, one-on-one situations or whatever system the team is running.In addition he is a hustle type of player and that’s what you always want,” said ardent basketball fan, and sports reporter, Treiston Joseph.It all started for the 5” 11’ versatile player in the basketball-loving community of Kwakwani, under the tutelage of his dad.“Basketball is the number one sport in the community that I’m from and really brings the people together in my community. I started going out with my father and he taught me a few things,” Stanton explained.Later when he started out at the Kwakwani Secondary School he became a part of the school’s basketball team and coaches Ann Gordon and Dave Causeway took over the training reins.Like many players, Rose is dreaming big of perhaps one day making it as an accomplished National Basketball Association (NBA) player.last_img read more

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Fast reaction: 3 quick observations from Syracuse’s blowout win over rival Hobart

first_img Published on April 14, 2015 at 9:16 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossman In the 101st rendition of the No. 4 Syracuse (9-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast)-Hobart (7-4, 4-0 Northeast) rivalry with the Kraus-Simmons trophy on the line, the Orange didn’t give the visitors a glimmer of hope, defeating the Statesmen 18-5 on Tuesday night.Grand finaleIn its final regular season home game in the Carrier Dome, the Syracuse senior class combined for nine goals. The Orange’s starting lineup throughout the season has been almost entirely seniors, and tonight they were able to celebrate in style.Most of the seniors’ time on the field was short-lived as SU’s lead ballooned 12-0 by halftime. Head coach John Desko spent the majority of the second half utilizing his second- and third-line midfield and attack units.But it was the first-line attacks Randy Staats and Kevin Rice that once again led SU’s offense. Staats rebounded and scored four times after being shutout in his return to the field from injury for the Orange on Saturday against North Carolina.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRice also contributed with two goals and two assists.New facesBen Williams has lifted Syracuse’s faceoff unit to new heights this season and once again allowed the Orange to dominate time of possession. Williams’ 68.6 percent faceoff winning-percentage entering Tuesday was second-best in the nation, and he built off that by going 8-for-9 at the X.The position eventually turned into a rotation for Syracuse, with Cal Paduda, Joe DeMarco, Max Parker and Mike Iacono getting opportunities as well.Paduda was shelved last season with torn ligaments in his knuckles, and in his first dose of significant playing time went 6-for-9 at the X for SU. DeMarco managed to go 2-for-3 in his faceoff chances, Parker won the only one he attempted and Iacono went 0-for-2.Cage matchSaturday’s match against UNC was the first time all season that senior goalie Bobby Wardwell didn’t spend the majority of both halves in the net. Desko voiced his confidence in Wardwell on Monday, and he started there again for the Orange.The senior only allowed one goal and managed four saves in the few offensive possessions the Statesmen had. As SU’s lead grew, Wardwell gave way to Warren Hill and then eventually to sophomore goalkeeper Evan Molloy.Hill saved five of Hobart’s shots on goal, smothering a couple of them at his shins on close-range low-angle shots. He allowed two goals to score in his time in the cage before Molloy was called upon.In his first game action for the Orange, Molloy allowed two goals and collected two saves. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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