The Virgin Islands basketball team was successful all the way to the championship round in the FIBAs America basketball games last week. Puerto Rico, however, took home the gold.
Puerto Rico won the championship game by hitting 15 of 27 from three-point distance. Carlos Arroyo, who has played for the Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons, and Orlando Magic, was 5 of 10 from that distance. Carmelo Lee was even better, hitting 5 of 7 from behind the arc. Juan Barea, a player for the Dallas Mavericks, won the MVP award for the games.
Tevester Anderson's Virgin Island's team has now won the silver medal two years in a row. Although disappointed, Anderson indicated that he was proud of the fact that his team gave it their all, and the "third time might be the charm."
Article in Spanish (from Tiempo, La Noticia Digital)
Tevester Anderson coached for 9 years at the University of Georgia (1986 to 1995). During his tenure, Georgia earned five post-season berths, including three trips to the NCAA tournament. After leaving Georgia, Anderson coached at Murray State. As a head coach at Murray State, his teams averaged over 20 wins per season.
Anderson is the current head coach at Jackson State of the SWAC conference. He and his wife, Joyce, have 9 children.
Congratulations to Coach Anderson!