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Cayman Islands Classic confirms 5 teams for 2018 edition

The second Cayman Islands Classic basketball tournament has officially confirmed five NCAA basketball programmes for 2018. In speaking with Caymax Sports Ltd CEO Joe Wright, Cayman 27 can confirm that Boise State University, Illinois State University, University of Akron, Creighton University and St. Bonaventure University have signed to participate in the tournament slated for 19th-21st November.

Caymax Sports Ltd Chief Strategy Officer Jill Turk says “we were very excited to have experienced an extremely successful 2017 inaugural tournament. The coaches and athletes that participated in our event were thrilled to have the opportunity to compete against high caliber teams in a beautiful island setting, while experiencing great hospitality from the Cayman Islands community.”

In the first Cayman Islands Classic held 20th-22nd November 2017, the Cincinnati Bearcats defeated the Wyoming Cowboys 78-53 in the tournament’s championship game. The field also included South Dakota State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Alabama-Birmingham, Richmond, Buffalo and Iowa.

Games will once again be played at the John Gray High School Gymnasium.


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Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). It was in this role where he was able to craft the immersive and enthusiastic approach to reporting, broadcasting and production you see here today in Cayman's sports community.

Jordan has also worked behind the scenes for a number of Canadian broadcasting & production companies such as CBC Sports, Cineflix Productions and Cream Productions.

Did he mention he was St. Clare of Assisi's 1994 Athlete of the Year?

Now dubbed 'The Sports Guy', Jordan relishes the role as Cayman 27 Sports Producer, where he can tell the stories of Cayman’s athletes. You can reach Jordan at 333.6521 or

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