Jasen steadies Cayman troops

Jasen Campbell hopes to spur local hoops forward in the Bahamas.

Campbell is part of Cayman’s national men’s basketball team that heads to Nassau this week. There Cayman takes part in the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Senior Men’s Championships, put on by the Bahamian Basketball Federation.

The George Town native is the side’s newest addition after the Island Games in the Isle of Wight. National team coach Daniel Augustine states Campbell, who played for men’s league champions the Dominos Warriors, is replacing one of the younger members of the club.

“The same team we had at the Island Games is going to Nassau,” Augustine said. “The only change is replacing David Terry with Jasen Campbell. We know where we have to be. We’ve been home the last two weeks working on things.”

In total 12 other countries are scheduled to play in Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos and the Virgin Islands. Seven of those countries are also fielding women’s teams.

Cayman is slated to play in Zone B against hosts Bahamas, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. At the end of the tournament, the top three teams will advance to the Centro Basket, which is made up of the top eight countries in Central America and the Caribbean.