Crandon in for Tappin in national Basketball team

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Centre Akeem Crandon has replaced Point Guard Yonnick Tappin in Guyana’s senior national Men’s basketball team to compete in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Americas Pre-Qualifiers in San Salvador, El Salvador.

According to the Guyana Basketball Federation, Tappin “has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.”

2018 CBC MVP Stanton Rose will captain the team with support from co-captain and 2019 BCL and Intercontinental Champion, Delroy James.

The lone naturalised player Deylon Bovell from Berkley College will make his debut.

The accompanying delegation will include:

  • Junior Andrew Hercules – Head Coach
  • Dennis Clarke – Assistant Coach
  • Alex Graham – Head of Delegation
  • Dr. Dennis Bassier – Team Doctor
  • Akeem Fraser – Physiotherapist
  • Warren Wilson – COVID-19 Compliance Officer

Team Guyana will begin their campaign against Nicaragua on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Guyana Games Schedule:

  • Game 1: Thursday, April 15 – 21:00h GYT – Guyana vs Nicaragua
  • Game 2: Friday, April 16 – 18:00h GYT – Guyana vs Jamaica
  • Game 3: Saturday, April 17 – 21:00h GYT – Guyana vs El Salvador
  • Game 4: Sunday, April 18 – 18:00h GYT – Guyana vs Costa Rica
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