GBF shortlists 35 for Nike and FIBA Development Programme tryouts

The Guyana Basketball Federation (GBF) is currently seeking to put together its next generation of national players, so that they might participate in a youth development programme organised by Nike and FIBA in July 2019.
The best five (5) under-17 players will be selected on a number of basketball parameters set out by the governing body, to ensure a high level of athletes attend the development programme.

Jermaine Taylor

These tryouts will be conducted in Puerto Rico in July 2019 against a number of other countries, with a final selection to be picked for the Basketball World Cup in China 2019.
The Guyana national selection short-list for this youth development programme is set for April 27 & 28, 2019 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall from 0900hrs. The Federation has selected 35 players, 15 of whom were selected from Youth Basketball Guyana.
According to a release, the Federation plans to keep the next generation of Guyana national basketballers together as a unit, as other international engagements are on the horizon in the near future, such as Centro Basketball and CBC U17 Championships, slated for 2020.
The GBF is currently collaborating with two overseas coaches, Rich Mahler and ex-NBA player Jermaine Taylor, who previous played for the Houston Rockets, for selection of the elite 5 players to represent Guyana.

Shortlisted players are:

Bacchus, Keron – Georgetown
Lim, Gabriel – Linden
Walton, Aubrey – Georgetown
Carter, Kesi – Georgetown
Bates, Calvin – Berbice
Nicholas, Jamal – Georgetown
Dover, Kadeem – Kwakwani
Shortt, Royon – Kwakwani
Conway, David – Kwakwani
Roberts, Josiah – Georgetown
Petrie, Kyle – Georgetown
Neils, Raheim – Linden
Moses, Jaden – Georgetown
Chapman, Ishmail – Georgetown
Harris, Jether – Georgetown
Mohan, Lugard – Georgetown
Wong, Ming – Linden
Thomas, Justin – Georgetown
Lewis, Duard – Georgetown
Harlequin, Craig – Georgetown
Craig, Jadan – Georgetown
Lim, Gabriel – Linden
Friday, Lamon – Georgetown
Arthur, Tyrees – Linden
Wilson, Stephan – USVI
Wilson, Shaqeem – Plaisance
Richmond, Timothy – Georgetown
Farrington, Kahil -Tortola
Whitney, Kareem – Georgetown
Pilgrim, Adrian – Georgetown
Hazlewood, Hasani – Georgetown
Whitney, Kareem – Georgetown
France Jr, Kempton – Georgetown
Gill, Shaquawn – Georgetown
Shamol, John – Bartica