Liberian Basketball Star Heads For Volleyball
Napoleon Blamon, playing for the Cinnaminson High School boys’ basketball in the US, will switch his sport during the coming school break to play in the Volleyball Youth league. Speaking to an America sport journalist Kevin Haslam, the Liberian described himself as excellent in the just-ended high school basketball league.
The school was eliminated during the play-off stage of the league on March 2, 2011 by the boys from Haddonfield High School during a match that Cinnaminson High School netted 57 baskets as compared to Haddonfield High School’s 67. The five-point win was up and down from the very start. The Pirates had plenty of plays and options to run against the Bulldawgs.
The five-point loss was just as close live as it was on paper. But the strategy proved to be not enough for Cinnaminson. Blamon didn’t have a very hot hand like he did in games past this season. He only scored three points in the first half. However, his rebounding was strong as it always is. He contributed 14 rebounds on the night.
“Blamon can rebound the ball from 30 feet out,” said Haddonfield head coach Paul Wiedeman. “He is relentless. So, we made that a point of emphasis to box out DiLeo, Blamon and Wilson and we tried our best. It was good enough tonight,” noted Blamo.
Ajavon Prepares For National League
Liberian-born American basketball star, Ajavon Matee is preparing for her American club, Washington Mystics Basketball club. The 24 year-old American-Liberian will be hoping to gain a high agility after their two- month preparation before the league starts in May this year.
The 2011 pre-season schedule for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) was released about a week ago by the league office. The Washington Mystics will face Eastern Conference rivals New York Liberty and Chicago Sky in back-to-back games.
For the first game, Washington will match up against New York at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on Wednesday, May 25, at 10:30 a.m. The Mystics will then return at home to face the Sky for the team’s third annual school day game at Verizon Center on Thursday, May 26, at 11:30 a.m. Ajavon will also be available for the school day game.It is a chance for children in the metropolitan area to enjoy a basketball game with an educational component and kid-friendly entertainment.
The Washington Mystics will tip off their 14th season on Saturday, June 4th on the road against the Connecticut Sun at 7:00 pm. Washington’s home opener at Verizon Center is Saturday, June 11th at 7:00 pm against the Chicago Sky. Fans of the clubs are currently buying their best seat tickets for the opening game next month, when their stars return to the action stage.
The WNBA’s Washington Mystics are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all sports.
The group also owns and operates the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals, Verizon Center – the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University’s Patriot Center.