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Bequia ballers off to Taiwan

Bequia ballers off to Taiwan


Two young basketballers from the Grenadine island of Bequia have acquired basketball scholarships to Ming Chuan University in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. Craiglee Sam 22, and Cregg Friday 20, who play centre and power forward positions, respectively, for the Bequia Tech Rising Stars Team, and the Bequia All-Stars Basketball Club, departed the state last week Thursday, September 3rd, for Taipei.{{more}}

They will be playing basketball for Ming Chuan University in Taipei, and are registered to read for a Bachelor’s degree in Travel and Tourism. The Scholarships are complete four-year scholarships, inclusive of school fees, room and board, and were sourced by BBA President Sabrina Mitchell and contacts in Taiwan.

The young Bequia players join a Vincentian student community, already at Ming Chuang, but these are the first to receive admission to the University via a sports/basketball scholarship. The scholarships have been in the works since April of this year.

Ambassador Leo Lee of the Embassy of the Republic of China/Taiwan in St. Vincent assisted in the documentation and facilitation of travel for the players.