Rose Jr. optimistic about team’s chances of getting into Former Qualifiers – Guyana Times
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… An honor to lead the side once again
By Timothy Jaikarran
Guyana’s Head Coach Junior Hercules decided over the weekend on his final 12-man roster for the FIBA 2023 Basketball World Cup Former American Qualifiers in San Salvador, El Salvador. Stanton Rose Jr. was selected to lead the squad going forward, with his Co-Captain, professional basketball player Delroy James. In an exclusive interview with Guyana Times Sport, Rose Jr. was grateful to have been selected to lead the national side. “It feels surreal to be captaining these guys again and it’s an honor for me. It’s a good team and I think they did what they were supposed to. I love the team selected. In terms of our chances, we have a little bit of everything, so I know our chances are high! We have to go out there and play as a team. When we look at the international experience we have on our side, it is slowly coming together; by the time we are ready to let go of hope, we are where we want to be. “ Rose Jr. went on to say that he was extremely grateful for his Co-Captain in the form of the iconic and experienced James. He noted that it was great to have him alongside him as he had the experience of playing pro around the world and as such, team members could learn a lot from each other. Rose Jr. went on to state that for the team to win the title, he expects everyone to be a team player, who will go out and give her heart, have fun and come out victorious every time through.
He also touched on the individuals who disagreed with the team’s choice, saying, “even if you disagree with the selectors or don’t like the team, still show love and pray for us because that we’re repping 592 and not ourselves and the family! Love! ” In closing, when asked about the team’s readiness, Rose said, “We had a lot to put in and not that far, but once we can be on the same page every day and crush it during practice , it won’t be the team we want to be. ”
Guyana Game Schedule: • Game 1: Thursday, April 15 – 21:00 GYT – Guyana v Nicaragua • Game 2: Friday, April 16 – 18:00 GYT – Jamaica v Guyana • Game 3: Saturday, April 17 – 21:00 GYT – Guyana v El Salvador • Game 4: Sunday, April 18 – 18:00 GYT – Costa Rica v Guyana All Guyana games will be broadcast through E1 Channel E-Networks.