Guerreros from Bogot with one of the best records in the history of the Colombian Federation Cup, 30 victories and just 5 losses and Bukaros from Bucaramanga with a 24 11 record start on next Friday November 9 the final playoff of the Federation Cup. Both teams sweeped in the semifinal playoff and are arriving to the final with all their players available, the series are to 7 games starting in Bogot and will be 2-3-2, with the game 5 if necessary in Bucaramanga and games 6 a 7 if necessary in Bogot. Guerreros is the main favourite, the Bogotas team builded the most powerfull roster in the history of the Cup, leaded by the main Colombian stars: Stalin Ortiz and Juan Diego Tello, both are international level players, but also had a solid group of americans : Rashad Bell, Shawn Malloy and Courtney Nelson, Bell has been the second scorer of the team and Malloy the rebounding and shot blocking leader, Nelson comes from the bench in the second squad, Guerreros found this year in Gianlucca Bacci a solid point guard to be starter. The Guerreros first offensive wheapon is Stalin Ortiz, when hes hot is almost unstoppable, Ortiz arrives healthy and fresh to finals thanks to the deep roster of the team, Tello provides talent and versatility on the wing and is also a powerfull rebounder, Bacci and Aragon are the prime defensive players of the team, this team is very focused on the defense, this is the main belief of the Guerreros coach Yesid Rivero. Bukaros has an experienced roster, Cory Bradford, Miguel Marriaga, Cesar Silva and Richard Jetter are their main perfomers, but also with the arrival of Jeffrei Addai the team found a reliable and quick point guard. Bukaros main strength is the long range shooting in with Richard Jetter is the biggest gun, Jetter is having a solid season with Bukaros, Miguel Marriaga is playing also at his best level, the big guy is feeded by his teammates in the pick and roll offense, Marriaga is also the top rebounder of the team, Bradford is the spark of the team always tyring to find a open view to the Basket can be also the prime offensive option of Bukaros, Cesar Silva is always dangerous, the bear can hurt from downtown or going hard inside in the penetration. Teams Comparission: Guards: Guerreros starters are Bacci and Ortiz, with them the team can put pressure on the ball forcing turnovers and run the fastbreak, Ortiz is the best scorer of the team, but Bacci has proven than he can close games in the clutch. Bukaros Addai and Bradford are a good combo, very similar to the Guerreros pair, Bradford has been finalist in Colombia before. Forwards: Guerreros Tello and Bell are the most versatile duo of forwards in the league, both can create mismatches with his quickness or size and can guard smaller opponents, Tello is the second best rebounder of the team, Bell the second scorer. Bukaros has Jetter as usual starter and has been using John Velez in the last game, Jetter is a great shooter but can face some problems guarding bigger opponents, while Velez is a good defender and rebounder but limited in the offensive. Centers: Guerreros Shawn Malloy has been the best rebounder and shotblocker of the team and a key player in defense, in offensive Malloy is not getting to many touches but he can score in the paint. Bukaros Miguel Marriaga is a real wheapon in the offensive and a solid rebounder, Marriaga is one main piece of the Bukaros strategy. Bench: Guerreros bench is deep Pineda, Aragon, Barrios, Romero, Pea, Nelson and Perez all the should be starters in any other team, Aragon is a real deal in defense and offense , the team had the deepest bech in the league. Bukaros bech is not deep as the Guerreros, but has the best sixth man of the league Cesar Silva, a luxury bench player, also has experience and size with Hernandez, Cortes and Fernandez.
Prognosis, Guerreros is deeper and more talented in the forwards, has leaded the cup all the season, and is a wide favourite, Guerreros could win the cup in 5 games.
Horace Wormely (ex Aguilas) is a newcomer at Riptide - 4 days ago
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Saint John Riptide (NBL Canada) added to their roster 33-year old American point guard Horace Wormely (168-84, college: Vanguard). He played last summer at Aguilas in Colombian Liga DirecTV. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Wormely won Colombian Liga DirecTV-2 championship title in 2015. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Colombian Liga DirecTV-2 Import Player of the Year in 2015. Wormely is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to... [read more]
Saint John Riptide (NBL Canada) added to their roster 33-year old American point guard Horace Wormely (168-84, college: Vanguard). He played last summer at Aguilas in Colombian Liga DirecTV. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Wormely won Colombian Liga DirecTV-2 championship title in 2015. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Colombian Liga DirecTV-2 Import Player of the Year in 2015. Wormely is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in six different countries. Wormely has played previously professionally also in China (Leopards), Germany (Landshut), D-League (Los Angeles D-Fenders), WCBL (Pasadena S.), JBL Pro-Am (Pasadena) and Colombia (Patriotas and Bucaros). He attended Vanguard University until 2006 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.
Hanner Mosquera-Perea selected the top Colombian playing abroad in last week's games - 7 days ago
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We bring you last week's top performances from Colombians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. Experienced Cesar Cortes (200-F/C-81) managed to help Fuerza Regia Monterrey in a victory against the sixth-ranked Santos in the Mexican LNBP (second division) in Friday night's game.
We bring you last week's top performances from Colombians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.
#1. This week's number one is an international forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea (206-93, currently plays college basketball in the States). He led E.Tenn.St. to an easy victory against the The Citadel (0-2) crushing them 115-71 in the NCAA last Thursday.
Mosquera-Perea scored 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
The East Tennessee State University has 1-0 conference record this season.
This year Mosquera-Perea averages: 9.1ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.3bpg, 2FGP: 61.6%(53-86) and FT: 51.3%.
He is currently a member of the Colombian senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international guard Braian Angola-Rodas (198, currently studies in the States). Angola-Rodas managed to help Florida State University in a victory against the Virginia Tech 93-78 in the NCAA on Saturday night.
He scored only 3 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 12 minutes.
The Florida State University has 2-0 conference record this season.
It's Angola-Rodas' first year with the team.
This year Angola-Rodas' overall stats are: 4.6ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 48.6%, 3FGP: 39.1% and FT: 73.3% in 16 games he played so far.
He is in the roster of the Colombian senior national team.
#3. The Colombian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Thomas Diaz (193-93, currently plays in NCAA2). Diaz contributed to a Texas A&M University - Kingsville's victory against the Tarleton State University (3-0) 76-71 in the NCAA2 in Saturday night's game.
He scored 8 points.
The Texas A&M University - Kingsville has 0-2 record this season.
Diaz has been at the team for five years.
Diaz's total stats this year are: 3.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 2FGP: 57.1%, 3FGP: 37.5% and FT: 75.0%.
He is also a member of the Colombian senior national team.
#4. Guard Hansel Atencia (180-97, currently plays in NAIA). Atencia could not help the The Master's College, CA (0-1) to beat the Hope International University (0-1).
He recorded 9 points and added 3 assists in 26 minutes.
But the The Master's College, CA was crushed 88-56 on the road by the Hope International University.
Atencia has relatively good stats this year: 10.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.6apg and 1.6spg in eight games.
He has a dual citizenship: Spanish and Colombian.
Atencia is also Colombian national team player.
One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Colombian passport:
#1. Experienced Cesar Cortes (200-F/C-81, currently plays in Mexico) managed to help Fuerza Regia Monterrey in a victory against the sixth-ranked Santos (10-16) 98-79 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) in Friday night's game.
He recorded only 4 points and added 4 assists in 12 minutes.
Fuerza Regia Monterrey (25-1) is placed first in the LNBP.
It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
This year Cortes averages: 4.1ppg and 1.5apg in 11 games he played so far.
Sean Harris (ex Halcones) agreed terms with TLU/Kalev - 3 months ago
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Tallinna Ulikool/Kalev (Alexela KML) inked American forward Sean Harris (201-100kg, college: Utah State). He played in the summer at Halcones in Colombia Liga DirecTV. In 18 games he recorded 10.6ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg. Harris graduated from Utah State in 2015 and it will be his second season in pro basketball. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Estonia [read more]
Tallinna Ulikool/Kalev (Alexela KML) inked American forward Sean Harris (201-100kg, college: Utah State). He played in the summer at Halcones in Colombia Liga DirecTV. In 18 games he recorded 10.6ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg. Harris graduated from Utah State in 2015 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
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