Oct 14, 2020 Sports
A press release from Nigel Hinds Financial Services (NHFS) has indicated that a celebration event in appreciation and recognition of the 2018 Guyana Men’s team which won the nation’s first Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) championship will be hosted by the entity on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at a venue that is yet to be determined.
NHFS is owned and operated by Nigel Hinds who served as President of the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) and played in major role in helping the team to be able to participate in the CBC 2018 championships, in addition to serving as Team Manager in the tournament.
Recipients of prizes will include the players and support staff of the history making Guyanese team that prevailed against all odds to win the tournament, contested at the Anthony Nesty Sporthal in Paramaribo, Suriname two years ago.
The release stated that overseas based players will participate via Zoom Video Communications and awards will also be made to outstanding former national players, basketball administrators and supporting staff.
The championship winning team will not get to defend their title until at least 2021 since the 2020 event was postponed due to the pandemic. The 2018 champion team that hoisted the John Yates trophy comprised of Stanton Rose (Captain), Harold Adams, Shaine Webster, Denzil Devonish, Kevon Wiggins, Timothy Thompson, Orland Glasgow, Anthony Moe, Ray Victor, Travis Belgrave , Felix Hamilton and Travis Burnet.
However, Hamilton didn’t receive any medal since he left the team in the early stages of the tournament due to insubordination towards Head Coach, Junior Hercules.
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