BELIZE CITY, Mon. May 17, 2021– We missed a meeting with KREM’s Tony Wright’s grandson, Marques “Ques” Warrick, who spent some time at the Bird’s Isle court with the legend Clinton “Pulu” Lightburn’s crop of young basketball talents on Saturday morning, but we’ll be sure to catch up with him in time for our Friday edition. Visiting relatives in Belize, Ques returns to Kentucky early next week.
Ques has been doing big things in his freshman year at Northern Kentucky University (NKU), and we got the heads-up from Pulu, who shared some of his achievements with us.
Despite the Covid-19 restrictions, college basketball is still raging hot in the U.S., and after a stellar high school career, where he is the all-time leading scorer with 1,909 points at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Kentucky, Ques started his college basketball career at NKU with an emphatic statement, becoming “the first freshman in league history to win the first two Horizon League Freshman of the Week honors in a given season.” In their recently completed 2020-21 season, Ques was named “Horizon League Freshman of the Year (2021)” after a season that saw him selected seven (7) times as the “Horizon League Freshman of the Week.”
There is an exciting bunch of future Belize National Basketball Team players under the tutelage of the legend Pulu, and they got to meet and run some scrimmages with Ques on Saturday at Bird’s Isle. Ques had already left when we arrived, but we will be sure to see him tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday, when Pulu assures he will again be at the Bird’s Isle court.
The historic Bird’s Isle arena is undergoing renovations, but the court is still playable, and there were some awesome young basketball talents on display when we got there on Saturday. Unfortunately, the surrounding light penetration makes it extremely difficult for pictures during the daytime. Pulu said today that he tried to gain access to the Mexican Center at Marion Jones Sports Complex, but it is booked out by volleyball, so Ques will be at Bird’s Isle again tomorrow with Pulu’s Future Shock squad.