Overseas-based siblings to audition for CBC national team

Siblings Damian and Tyler Persaud will be the first overseas-based players to audition for the Guyana national side of the upcoming 2014 Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championship scheduled to be held in the British Virgin Islands.

The duo who are eligible to represent Guyana because of their parents are Guyanese born, will be arriving here Sunday.

Tyler who attends Glenville State College in West Virginia, USA is a 6’7 power-forward while Damian is a 6’3 guard who attended the Kiski School in Pennsylvania.

Their first practice session is expected to be with the national squad on Tuesday June 10 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. Guyana Amateur Basket-ball Federation (GABF) President Nigel Hinds in an invited comment said that several overseas-based players, including Richard Hall, Keon McKenzie, Stephon Farley and Robert Davis, have indicated their willingness to try-out for the Guyana side.

Hinds said Guyana has a tremendous shot of going all the way with the right balance of overseas and local based players. Guyana’s best finish in the event was a silver medal showing in the 1994 edition as the host nation.


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