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Liga DirecTV Standings
 1. Academia 21-3 
 2. Cimarrones 16-8 
 3. Bucaros 14-10 
 4. Sabios 12-12 
 5. Halcones 12-12 
 6. Condores 9-15 
 7. Aguilas 8-16 
 8. Piratas 4-20 
Points Per Game
  Avg: 27.4
 1. Rodriguez, Acade.27.4 
 2. Ortiz, Condores23.8 
 3. Mims, Aguilas23.3 
 4. Sapp, Bucaros21.0 
 5. McGhee, Halcones20.2 
 6. Bradford, Sabios18.5 
 7. Davis, Piratas18.5 
 8. Coombs, Sabios17.7 
 9. Sperling, Cimarron.17.5 
 10. Smith, Sabios16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Hernandez, Sabios13.3 
 2. Julio, Bucaros11.8 
 3. Jackson, Bucaros10.7 
 4. Goard, Cimarrones10.5 
 5. Brooks, Aguilas10.3 
 6. Martinez, Halcones9.8 
 7. Davis, Piratas9.7 
 8. Mims, Aguilas9.5 
 9. Perez, Academia8.8 
 10. Williams, Sabios8.3 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Murray, Academia4.8 
 2. Caicedo, Cimar.4.6 
 3. Fisher, Aguilas4.5 
 4. Thomas, Bucaros4.4 
 5. Moreno, Cimarrones4.3 
 6. Coombs, Sabios4.2 
 7. Obasi, Bucaros3.9 
 8. Sperling, Cimarron.3.8 
 9. Forbes, Piratas3.8 
 10. Rodriguez, Acade.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Stalin ORTIZ
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Ortiz, Condores2.2 
 2. Bradford, Sabios2.1 
 3. Sapp, Bucaros2.1 
 4. Jackson, Bucaros2.0 
 5. Caicedo, Cimar.1.9 
 6. Forbes, Piratas1.8 
 7. Leon, Halcones1.7 
 8. Fisher, Aguilas1.6 
 9. Goard, Cimarrones1.6 
 10. Moreno, Cimarrones1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Austin WITTER
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Witter, Bucaros2.5 
 2. Mims, Aguilas2.3 
 3. Martinez, Halcones2.1 
 4. Hernandez, Sabios1.5 
 5. Goard, Cimarrones1.2 
 6. Perez, Academia1.1 
 7. Brooks, Aguilas1.0 
 8. Fripp, Piratas0.8 
 9. Aguaslimpias, Sabi.0.8 
 10. Givens, Piratas0.8 
Colombian men teams in Latin cups 2015-2016
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Round 25 (Regular Season)

Cimarrones 63% Jun.3 Condores
Piratas Jun.3 Sabios 73%
Academia 79% Jun.3 Halcones
Aguilas Jun.3 Bucaros 65%

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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.


Jonathan Rodriguez claims Colombian Liga DirecTV weekly honour - May 30, 2016

Puerto Rican-Dominican Rep. Jonathan Rodriguez (196-F-87) had a great game in the last round for league's leader Academia and that's him to receive a Player of the Week award for round 24. The 28-year old forward had the game-high 35 points adding eight rebounds and seven assists for Academia in his team's victory, helping them to beat Aguilas (#7, 8-16) 89-81. It allowed Academia to consolidate first place in the Colombian Liga DirecTV. Academia have a solid 21-3 record....   [read more]

Liga DirecTV Round 24: Cimarrones are upset by Sabios - May 29, 2016

The Regular Season in Liga DirecTV is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 4 rounds. The most important game in the last round took place in Manizales between second ranked Cimarrones (16-8) and fourth ranked Sabios (12-12) on Saturday night. Cimarrones were defeated by Sabios in a tough game on the road 63-67. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Sabios made 10 blocks. The best player for...   [read more]

Colombian Liga DirecTV round 22 best performance: Jonathan Rodriguez - May 23, 2016

Puerto Rican-Dominican Rep. Forward Jonathan Rodriguez (196-F-87) put on an amazing game in the last round for top-ranked Academia, receiving a Player of the Week award for round 22. The 28-year old player was the main contributor (36 points, six rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Condores (#6, 9-13) 94-82. It allowed Academia to consolidate first place in the Colombian Liga DirecTV. Academia have a solid 19-3 record. In the team's last...   [read more]

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Liga DirecTV Round 22: Bucaros lose to Cimarrones in the game between Top 4 teams - May 22, 2016  
Colombian National Team 2016 - May 20, 2016  
Rodriguez's 32-point game gives him Player of the Week award - May 20, 2016  
Liga DirecTV Round 20: Condores beat Sabios by two after a very close game - May 19, 2016  
T.J. Sapp claims Colombian Liga DirecTV weekly honour - May 19, 2016  
Liga DirecTV Round 19: Cimarrones are upset by Patriotas - May 18, 2016  
Deandre Haskins (ex T71) agreed terms with Cimarrones - May 17, 2016  
Colombian Liga DirecTV round 18 best performance: Tayron Thomas - May 16, 2016  
Liga DirecTV Round 18: Condores lose to Bucaros in the game between Top 4 teams - May 15, 2016  
Thomas' 30-point game gives him Player of the Week award - May 15, 2016  
Liga DirecTV Round 17: Bucaros defeat Condores in the game between Top 4 teams - May 14, 2016  
Dave Boykin (ex Piratas) signs at America - May 13, 2016  
Sabios ink Cory Bradford - May 12, 2016  
Juan Herrera (ex Marinos) agreed terms with Sabios - May 12, 2016  
Interview with National Coach Guillermo Moreno - May 10, 2016  
Liga DirecTV Round 16: Piratas edge Halcones by three points - May 8, 2016  
Colombian Liga DirecTV round 15 best performance: Dwayne Smith - May 8, 2016  
Liga DirecTV Round 15: Cimarrones lose the game and top position - May 7, 2016  
Lucena comes back to Bucaros - May 5, 2016  
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