The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) will hold two days of trials (Selection Mini – Camp) on May 28-29 to shortlist Guyana’s male and female teams for the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Under-16 Championships.
Guyana will host the Caribbean U-16 Championships, July 2-17 at Cliff Anderson’s Sports Hall. The trials will be held at the Sports Hall on during 9am -3pm both days.
“The process allows for any individual not identified on the provisional list to join the mini-camp as a walk-on or on the recommendation of any affiliated Club, Coach or any representative of the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation”, GABF said in a press release.
The players selected after consultation with Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) are:
Boys: Yannick Tappin, Shamar Anderson, Kevlon Codogan, Leon Benjamin, Stephon Duncan, (Mackenzie High); Kevon Wiggins, Shamar France, Kelmar Carmichael, (New Amsterdam Multilateral); Kwesi Roberts, Anthony Yansen (St. Roses High); Andrew Johnson, Nigel Bowen (Plaisance Secondary); Roydon Glasgow (Bishops’ High); Kadeem Dover, Isaiah Hintzen, Isaiah David, Keith Adams, Robin Flatts (Kwakwani Secondary); Akeem Crandon, Kareem Boyle, Kenmon Roberts, (President’s College); Jordan Alphonso, Jahleel Young, Josiah Daniels, Shamar Atwell, Jether Harris (Marian Academy); Zion Gray, Johnny Griffin, (Tutorial High); Jamal Persaud (North Georgetown).
Girls: Onika Rogers (Kwakwani Secondary); Daniela King, Odecia Duke (Plaisance Secondary); Jada Mohan,
Jahrier Young, Kellian Savers, Georgiana Vyphuis (Marian Academy); Tandika Bouyea, Annlesa Barker, Shaiana Barth (New Amsterdam Multilateral); Kesann Charles, Navalli Pineiro, Jayla Jones (Bishops’ High); Ashley Khan (St. Roses); Demelza Nicholas, Annalisa Barclay, Claudia Garraway, Destiny Mc Donald (President’s College).
Coaches Identified: Lugard Mohan (Boys’ U-16 Head Coach) and Abdullah Hamid (Girls’ U-16 Head Coach). The other Coaches chosen were Ann Gordon, Mark Agard, Kevin Joseph, Kirk Fraser, Junior Hercules, Kevin Bonnet, Wayne Hinds, Willon Cameron, Julian Haynes and Dane Kendall.
The GABF has also enlisted United States of America-based Coaching Consultant, Larry Davis.
The selection process includes: initial trials, training sessions (large and small groups) and some exhibition games.
The release stated that the GABF and its partners are pleased to be involved with the Guyanese student-athletes in preparing them for the challenges of international basketball.
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