Telesford lime-lights in FIBA men’s AmeriCup Caribbean qualifier
July 13, 2018
Telesford lime-lights in FIBA men’s AmeriCup Caribbean qualifier

Vincentian Chrisford Telesford was the top performer in the FIBA men’s AmeriCup Caribbean qualifier, which ended last week at the Anthony Nesty Sportshal in Suriname.

Among Telesford’s stand-out efforts was his topping of the scoring department, notching up 126 points from his six outings, at an average of 21 points per game.

Playing all of 212 minutes, Telesford spent the most time on the court than any other player.

Adding to his accolades, Telesford also topped in rebounds, both offensive and defensive.

He tallied 21 offensive rebounds and a 44 at the defensive end.
Telesford registered the most double doubles – 4, and had the highest efficiency of 138.0.

Aged 30, Telesford is a former resident of Edinboro, who attended the CW Prescod Primary School, before migrating to California, in the USA.

He graduated from the Columbus State University in 2011.

Telesford had played basketball in the NBA development league, as well as in Mexico and Colombia.

Apart from Telesford, the St Vincent and the Grenadines team was composed of Opong Bramble, Nicholas Lewis, Dareo Glasgow, Sean Baptiste, Reinaldo Millington, John Gardiner, Alexis Foyle, Phillip Lawrence, Akeem Smart, Damion Ottley and Kirsten Lampkin, while Sabrina Mitchell – manager, Justin Scott – coach, and Wayne Williams – assistant coach, made up the team of officials.

St Vincent and the Grenadines finished fifth behind Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados and Suriname.

The other participating countries were Grenada, Montserrat, Bermuda, St Lucia and Haiti.