Guyana start U-15 Centrobasket Championship campaign today

first_imgTHE Guyana Under-15 Centrobasket team will have their first shot at progressing to the ultimate goal of capturing Centrobasket gold when the team take on Panama today.The players, however, carry no pressure on their shoulders, despite being the first Guyanese Junior team to play at the Centrobasket level.Guyana are at the tournament on the heels of the U-16 team finishing with silver in the recently concluded Caribbean Basketball Confederation U-16 Basketball Championships. However, this current unit sports two players from the U-16 squad in Roydon Glasgow and Jermaine King.According to coach Lugard Mohan, despite the team’s preparation time, he is satisfied with the team and the level they are at.“I don’t make projections, but I’m satisfied with what we have and the level we are at, given the time we had to prepare the team,” stated Mohan.Mohan also had positives to say about the team: “The good thing is, we have 6 or 7 of the players that are 14 years and under, which is definitely a plus, since our main focus is development.”“Players are also buying into to the system and drills the coaches had them going through,” Mohan added.Mohan closed by stating most of the players, to his surprise, had developed in the short preparation time.“Most of the players surprisingly developed in that short preparation time. It therefore means, these youngsters have nowhere to go but up, so this group is definitely a positive sign for the future of basketball in Guyana.”The full team comprises Kwesi Roberts (captain), Josiah Daniels, Shaquawn Gill, Roydon Glasgow, Corey Graham, Jether Harris, Isaiah Hintzen, Jermaine King, Immanuel La Rose, Lugard O. Mohan, Kobe Tappin, Anthony Yansen.They will face Panama at 17:45hrs local time.last_img

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