Basketball squads named to oppose DC Jammers
January 30th, 2002
By Donald Duff - Stabroek News, May 16, 2002
The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation has shortlisted 33 players for possible selection on the President's senior and junior squads which will oppose the DC Jammers basketball team of the United States of America next month.
Among the players short listed are former Caricom All Star guard Lugard Mohan, the exciting Andrew Ifill, Nkossi Gurrick and rising stars Steve Neils Jnr and Bruce Davis.
Among the junior players are the flamboyant Trenton Woolford, stylish point guard Kester Gomes and Sariah Clarke.
Following the series of matches against the Washington-based DC Jammers team, a squad of players will then be short listed to prepare for the CARICOM championships to be held in the US Virgin-Islands.
According to a press release from the GABF, four coaches have been named to help the squads prepare for the series of engagements namely Bobby Cadogan and Phillip George who will be in charge of the President's senior squad and Bernard Daniels and Ron Robertson who will coach the juniors.
The two squads will engage each other on Independence night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in what is billed the `All Stars' game.
On All Stars night there will also be a Mr. Free Throw and a Mr. Slam Dunk competitions. An added attraction will be a volleyball encounter between Castrol Strikers and Defenders of New Amsterdam.
After the All Stars game the players will take a break before resuming preparations for the annual visit of the hugely popular DC Jammers.
The players short listed are - Seniors:- Nolan Clarke, Alwyn Wilson, Terrence James, Nkossi Gurrick, Bruce Davis, Steve Neils Jnr. Julius Gardner, Lugard Mohan, Andrew Ifill, Darcelle Harris, Kelvin Simon, Clarence Bennett, Carlos Crandon, Flynn Hinds, Marlon Penniston, Dax Arokium and Junior Hercules.
Juniors:- Dwayne Roberts, Louis Alexander, Louis Webster, Marvin Hartman, Darren Gordon, Sherwin Roberts, Sariah Clarke, Jermaine Warde, Jomo Agustine, Kester Gomes, Trenton Woolford, Rudy James, Victor Sarabo, Jermaine King, Kurt Elias and Rodwell Fortune.