The 14-year-old point-guard has just signed for Real Madrid, one of the giants of European basketball, who have been watching the youngster’s development for the best part of a year.
It is a huge move for Queeley, who has been at the heart of the Warriors junior programme since joining the club in 2011.
However, Warriors director of basketball Karl Brown believes that Queeley, who has represented England under-16s as a 14-year-old, now has a real opportunity to hit the basketball heights as he sets out on a new life in the Spanish capital.
General Secretary of the St.Kitts-Nevis Amateur Basketball Association Wallis Wilkin indicated that the UK Basketball Federation had shown an interest in the young phenom when they first sent emails inquiring about his basketball background on the island. Wilkin said “Our association have been receiving a number of emails from various clubs and federation’s seeking background information on young Queeley as far as his involvement with Basktball on the local level. We have provided all the necessary information that will ensure facilitation of what is widely seen as the future of English and European basketball .”
SKNABA Presixent Romel Tobias who Queely worked with briefly while on St.Kitts during the summer months in his pre-teen years has expressed his pleasure in the phenomenal progress of young Queeley.
“It is obvious Queely is a one of a kind and the SKNABA is extremely proud of what he has managed to achieve at such a tender age. The future looks tremendously bright for this young man,” said Tobias
Queeley played for Real Madrid at the prestigious Minicopa in Gran Canaria which they won and in the process Kareem won the Most Valuable Player Award. This season has also seen Kareem represent England at both U15 and U16 level in competitions in Copenhagen and Lithuania.
Queeley is the Son of St.Kitts Businessman and popular race Car enthusiast Sherlock Queeley and Emma Queeley former employee at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. He is the grand son of the owners of the Trinitiy Inn and Stables Mr. and Mrs Walters .