Guyana names final 12 for International friendly in Suriname

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The Guyana squad after defeating CBC rivals Bermuda.
The Guyana squad after defeating CBC rivals Bermuda.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) has officially shortlisted their final 12-player roster to face Suriname in a three-match international friendly series from May 1 in the Dutch nation.

Guyana’s first team will be headed by Head Coach Darcel Harris and will consist of the following players: Captain Akeem Kanhai, Ryan Gullen, Shelroy Thomas, Travis Burnett, Royston Siland, Dominic Vicente, Dave Causway, Jason Squires, Jermaine Slater, Nikkoloi Smith, Harold Adams and Rudy James.

The tour is slated to commence from May 1 to 4 and is being used as part of preparations for the upcoming 2015 Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championship slated for June in the British Virgin Islands.

The players on the reserve squad will include Chris Williams, Randy Richardson, Terron Welch, Amoniki Archibald, Stephon Gillis, Fabian Johnson, Curt Elias and Niko Fraser.

On the managerial side of the ball, Marlon Rodrigues will serve as the Assistant Coach while Troy Green and Dennis Clarke will hold the posts of Team Manager and Statistician respectively.

GABF President Nigel Hinds will also be a part of the travelling contingent alongside referees Dexter Douglas and Rawle Toney.

Guyana will play their first game against their Dutch counterparts who are a part of their CBC group at 21:00h local time on May 1 at the Anthony Nesty Indoor Stadium.

They will next feature in back-to-back games on May 2 and 3 to cap off the three-game series.

Guyana is positioned in group A of the CBC Championships alongside Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas and Bermuda.

Guyana defeated Bermuda earlier in the year in a three game series that was played at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

The two top teams in the group will qualify for the final four. Guyana finished fifth at the 2014 edition of the CBC Championships.

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