Aguilas de Tunja is trying to improve their roster , the team management hired the colombian national team point guard Gianluca Bacci (187-G-89) (1,85 G), who played last two season with Guerreros de Bogot averaging 5,4 PPG in17 MPG, Bacci is well know for his quickness and great defense, has leaded his team in steals per game last two seasons. Aguilas is currently in the sixth position of the standings with a 6-10 records just two games ahead of the 7th place.
After just 10 days of practices and 2 warm up games the Colombian National Team Began to write His story in the Southamerican Championship in Caracas, the first game was Against an illustrious Uruguay National Team That bring MOST of Their best players leaded by the exNBA Esteban Batista and by Bruno Fitipaldo Colombia start the Game with Rodrigo Caicedo (180-PG-88) as point guard, Stalin Ortiz and Michael Jackson as wings and Divier Perez and John Hernandez in the paint. As Uruguay first... [read more]
After just 10 days of practices and 2 warm up games the Colombian National Team Began to write His story in the Southamerican Championship in Caracas, the first game was Against an illustrious Uruguay National Team That bring MOST of Their best players leaded by the exNBA Esteban Batista and by Bruno Fitipaldo Colombia start the Game with Rodrigo Caicedo (180-PG-88) as point guard, Stalin Ortiz and Michael Jackson as wings and Divier Perez and John Hernandez in the paint. As Uruguay first intention was to try and found Batista rolling after the pick or posting up the national team played to correct defense double teaming the high pick and helping in the low post, move the ball and fight the offensive boards were the offensive support of Colombia That HAD Perez, Jackson and Ortiz leading the charge, Uruguay HAD Haller coming from the bench to lead the climbing. But in the second half Uruguay change ITS strategy and move the ball and the players With more dynamic to find open shots That made the difference, Uruguay shot for a 44% beyond the arc, in defense Uruguay close the gaps to force Colombia to shot from the outside, Colombia still did not let go but the difference Uruguay Were Uruguayan short and a last push in the last quarter was enough to gives them a 6 points lead and win the game. Colombia best player in the game Were Rodrigo Caicedo.
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.
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