Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) President Nigel Hinds said government is contributing $2M to the association to support Guyana’s participation in the 2014 Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championship in the British Virgin Islands set for July 1-12.
The group is grateful for the funding, which Office of the President committed to providing in a correspondence to the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF). In a press statement, Hinds said the group intends to honour government’s confidence by ensuring that Guyana is represented in both the male and female events in the championship.
In addition, the GABF announced its respective male and female squads that will be participating in the national try-outs. The men’s squad is coached by Mark Agard and assisted by Darcel Harris, and comprises 35 players inclusive of both local and foreign talents. They are Akeem Kanhai, Travis Burnett, Dwayne Roberts, Ryan Gullen, Ryan Stephany, Shelroy Thomas, Dave Causeway, Royston Siland, Shane Webster, Keon Cameron, Chris Williams, Orin Rose, Lawrence DaCosta, Stephan Gillis, Dominic Vincente, Randy Richardson, Jason Squires, Nikolai Smith, Jermaine Slater, Keifer Tappin, Kevin Emanuel, Damian Persaud, Tyler Persaud, Kevon Creepy, Delroy James, Darren Collison, Rawle Marshall, Ray Victor, Gordon Klaiber, Andre DeFlorimonte, Steffon Farley, Richard Hall, Andrew Ifill, Keron McKenzie and Robert Davis.
Andrew Hercules will serve as the team’s manager.
On the distaff side, the 24 member squad reads Kadiann Rowe, Necosia Mitchell, Shakelia Sampson, Tamara Hunter, Timike Joseph-DeRouche, Kean Andrews, Natasha Andrews, Tanika Alphonso, Lowquantor Gibson, Ginelle Ifill, Kristy Roberts, Natoila Primo, Natasha Alder, Nichola Jacobs, Sonia Rodney, LaToya Rodney, Shanna Chester, Sharon Jerome, Shellon Scantlebury, Tiffany LaFleur, Nikita LaFleur, Cindy Johnson, Mariam McKenzie and Philomena George.
Ann Gordon is the lead coach of the women’s squad, while the assistant coach and manager are Brian Carter and Herbert Adams respectively.
The GABF has further disclosed that Sherwin Henry, Guyana’s sole FIBA referee will be a part of the official 17 member delegation for both teams. Two other members, one for each of the teams, will also be added to the official delegation.