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Guyana Basketball Tour to Jamaica - Nov 17, 2016


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The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) will be participating in the Jamaica Basketball Association hosted Tri-Nation Basketball Invitational from Friday, November 25 to Monday, November 28 of 2016 at the Jamaica National Indoor Sports Centre. The Jamaica Basketball Association will have free use for training and games of the Jamaica National Indoors Sports Centre as is customary for international, national, schools and district and tournaments sanctioned by the Association. Due to monies owed to local creditors following the hosting of the Caribbean Basketball Federation U16 championships in Guyana by the GABF and the $7.78 Million owed by the National Sports Commission to the GABF; the executives of the GABF are self-financing the travel costs for the Guyana team to participate in Jamaican hosted Tri-Nation Basketball Invitational. Guyana National team will have a mix of junior and senior players as part of the developmental thrust of the the GABF, consistent with Guyana's hosting of the Caribbean Basketball Federation U16 Championships in July 2016 and Guyana's U15 participation in the Central American Caribbean Basketball Championship in Puerto Rico in August 2016; the other teams in the Tri-Nation Basketball Invitational are American Basketball Association's (ABA) semi pro outfit - the Libertyville Vipers, Jamaica Senior team and Jamaica Under Twenty-One teams. The Jamaica Invitational is expected to be staged annually and will feature six (8) exciting games showcasing young and upcoming players during four days of high quality basketball. The two (2) top teams will compete for the Championship Trophy. Practice sessions are scheduled to commence from 7:00 PM at Burnham Court.
The Guyana touring team will include the following 13 players:
Shane Webster (196-F-88)
Jermaine Slater (193-F)
Nathan Saul
Dominique Vincente
Nikkolio Smith
Terron Welch
Michael Turner
Travis Belgrave
Stanton Rose
Roger John
Jason Squires
Curt English
Akeem Kanhai
Along with the officials below:
Head Coach: Mark Agard
Assistant Coaches: Abdul Hamid and Junior Hercules
Manager: Troy Green.
Courtesy of: guyanabasketball.com   



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