Today December 14 is the deadline for the teams to send their letters of intention to play in the projected first Professional Baketball Division tournament in the first semester of 2013. According to sources close to the process just three teams has sent in, Bukaros, Islanders and Cafeteros. At the least the 80% of the teams gets thier sponsorship from the local goverments , it means that just two teams (Bukaros and Guerreros) has been receiving private sponsorship to play in the cup. The organization is expecting at least eight teams to make a 4 months schedulle, the organization has offered to cover to traveling expenses of the teams in the upcoming league, it means that each team to be competitive has to find a sum close to the U$230k to fill the budget The regulations about the transfers and right of the teams about the players has not been released yet, but is expected that all the players will be free agents for this first chapionship and that three imports per team will be allowed plus two dual citizenship players.
Colombian National Team 2016 Caicedo Salazar Jackson Ortiz Atencia 4 Rodrigo Caicedo 180-PG-88 Cimarrones 5 Leonardo Salazar 178-PG-93 Bucaros 6 Yildon Mendoza 204-F-97 High School 7 Andres Ibarguen 198-F/C-96 High School 8 Michael Jackson 197-F/G-87 ... [read more]
This is the Colombian National Team for the Southamerican Championship 2016 Guards: Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81, college: Valparaiso) Rodrigo Caicedo (175-PG-88) Hansel Atencia (178-PG-97) Leonardo Salazar (178-PG) Forwards: Michael Jackson (195-F/G-87) Yesid Mosquera (1,95 - F . 97) Yildon Mendoza (204-F-97) Andres Ibarguen (198-F/C-96) Jhan Paul Mejia (204-F/C-94) Pivots: John Hernandez (207-C-84) Divier Perez (201-F/C-89) Michael Hinestroza Javes (208-F-90, college: UALR) Head C... [read more]
This is the Colombian National Team for the Southamerican Championship 2016
Head Coach: Guillermo Moreno Tomas Diaz Despite not having Juan Diego Tello, Tonny Trocha and Hanner Mosquera the national team looks solid enough to battle for a place among the top 4 or 5 of the continent, all the players are in shape and game rhythm, Ortiz arrives in his best shape of the last year, Caicedo and Atencia beyond his small size are good point guards, great and smart ball handlers, Jackson is a true swingman, he can guard multiple positions and also can lead the team in scoring, the big trio of Hernandez, Perez and Hinestroza can give the battle in the boards and help patrolling the paint, Leo Salazar is always a spark quick and accurate beyond the arc, the youngs Mendoza, Ibarguen, Mejia and Mosquera has the size to help in the defensive side but at the same time can bring some points if needed. Guillermo Moreno and Tomas Diaz are the right choice to guide this group, the time has been very short but both coaches knows well their players and the players really respects them and believes them so the chemistry is already there, Colombia will travel to Venezuela on June 19 to play warm up games against Venezuela and Uruguay.
Liga DirecTV Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Bucaros and Academia seal Finals appearance - 14 days ago
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Bucaros - Cimarrones 88-81 Bucaros rallied past Cimarrones to secure their Liga DirecTV Finals appearance. Bucaros dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Cimarrones' 44. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Cimarrones' players. Naturalized Venezuelan power forward Luis Julio (201-80) fired a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. American-Jamaican guard... [read more]
Bucaros rallied past Cimarrones to secure their Liga DirecTV Finals appearance. Bucaros dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Cimarrones' 44. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Cimarrones' players. Naturalized Venezuelan power forward Luis Julio (201-80) fired a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. American-Jamaican guard T.J. Sapp (190-92, college: Murray St., agency: Duran International) chipped in 22 points and 6 assists. American guard Brandon Sperling (196-90, college: Humboldt St.) produced 27 points and his fellow American import forward Tyquane Goard (201-93, college: Marshall) added 10 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Four Bucaros and five Cimarrones players scored in double figures. Top scorers: Cimarrones: B.Sperling 27+2reb+3ast, R.Caicedo 16+7reb+2ast, D.Haskins 14+7reb, T.Goard 10+12reb+5ast, E.Guevara 10+5reb, S.Mosquera 2+1ast Bucaros: T.Sapp 22+4reb+6ast, M.Jackson 20+6reb+3ast, T.Thomas 20+1reb+4ast, L.Julio 16+15reb+2ast, P.Obasi 6+4ast, L.Salazar 4+2reb+5ast
Academia upset Sabios on the road to advance into the title series. Academia outrebounded Sabios 51-40 including a 34-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of Puerto Rican-Dominican forward Jonathan Rodriguez (196-87, college: Campbell, agency: DTMones) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Canadian forward Dwayne Smith (198-89, college: G.Washington) contributed with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Five Academia players scored in double figures. Venezuelan forward Juan Herrera (197-81) replied with 24 points and 6 rebounds and the former international center John Hernandez (207-84) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Sabios. Top scorers: Sabios: J.Herrera 24+6reb+3ast, J.Hernandez 13+8reb, B.Aguaslimpias 9+6reb, C.Bradford 6+4reb+3ast, J.Velez 5+5reb+3ast, S.Coombs 3+2ast Academia: D.Smith 22+12reb+2ast, J.Rodriguez 20+9reb+8ast, T.Murray 12+4reb+6ast, C.Arboleda 10+11reb+1ast, D.Perez 10+7reb+3ast, M.Hinestroza Javes 6+8reb
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