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Liga DirecTV Standings
 1. Academia 23-5 
 2. Cimarrones 17-11 
 3. Bucaros 16-12 
 4. Sabios 15-13 
 5. Halcones 14-14 
 6. Condores 13-15 
 7. Aguilas 9-19 
 8. Piratas 5-23 
Last:6/5/2016
Liga Americas Stage Two Standings
Group E
 1. Fuerza Regia 3-0 
 2. Guaros 2-1 
 3. La Union 1-2 
 4. Soles 0-3 
Group F
 1. Ponce 2-1 
 2. Weber Bahia 2-1 
 3. Hebraica 1-2 
 4. San Lorenzo 1-2 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/8/2017
Liga Centroamericana Standings
 1. Correcaminos 5-0 
 2. Santa Tecla 4-1 
 3. San Pedro T. 3-2 
 4. Costa Caribe 2-3 
 5. Banco Atlantida 1-4 
 6. Halcones 0-5 
Last:12/22/2016
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jonathan RODRIGUEZ
  Acade.
  (196-F-87)
  Avg: 27.1
 1. Rodriguez, Acade.27.1 
 2. Ortiz, Condores24.8 
 3. Mims, Aguilas22.8 
 4. McGhee, Halcones19.8 
 5. Davis, Piratas19.1 
 6. Sapp, Bucaros18.4 
 7. Manaure, Broncos18.3 
 8. Sperling, Cimarron.17.0 
 9. Coombs, Sabios16.5 
 10. Smith, Sabios16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 John HERNANDEZ
  Sabios
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Hernandez, Sabios12.9 
 2. Brooks, Aguilas10.1 
 3. Goard, Cimarrones10.1 
 4. Julio, Bucaros9.8 
 5. Martinez, Halcones9.8 
 6. Mims, Aguilas9.7 
 7. Davis, Piratas9.5 
 8. Hinestroza J., Aca.8.9 
 9. Perez, Academia8.9 
 10. Fripp, Grengewald8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Tyler MURRAY
  Academia
  (195-G/F-90)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Murray, Academia5.1 
 2. Moreno, Cimarrones4.8 
 3. Caicedo, Cimar.4.7 
 4. Thomas, Bucaros4.3 
 5. Fisher, Aguilas4.3 
 6. Forbes, Piratas4.2 
 7. Coombs, Sabios3.8 
 8. Acosta, Halcones3.8 
 9. Rodriguez, Acade.3.8 
 10. Obasi, Bucaros3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Stalin ORTIZ
  Condores
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Ortiz, Condores2.2 
 2. Jackson, Bucaros2.0 
 3. Fisher, Aguilas1.9 
 4. Sapp, Bucaros1.9 
 5. Forbes, Piratas1.8 
 6. Bradford, Sabios1.7 
 7. Caicedo, Cimar.1.7 
 8. Leon, Estudiantes1.6 
 9. Goard, Cimarrones1.6 
 10. Smith, Sabios1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Austin WITTER
  Bucaros
  (203-F-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Witter, Bucaros2.5 
 2. Mims, Aguilas2.3 
 3. Martinez, Halcones2.1 
 4. Hernandez, Sabios1.3 
 5. Goard, Cimarrones1.1 
 6. Perez, Academia1.1 
 7. Brooks, Aguilas1.0 
 8. Aguaslimpias, Sabi.1.0 
 9. Hinestroza J., Aca.0.8 
 10. Arboleda, Academia0.8 
Colombian men teams in Latin cups 2016-2017
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LIGADIRECTV 2016 SEMIFINALS PREVIEW - Jun 6, 2016


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VICTOR GARCIA
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Luis Julio
The 2016 Liga Directv Semifinals are about to start at Medellin and Quibdo.
Academia vs Sabios and Cimarrones vs Bucaros are the series to define the finalists of the League, each semifinal playoff will be at the best in 5 games with a 2-2-1 format starting at the home of the best record, let's take a quick look of each series.

ACADEMIA VS SABIOS:

Academia has been the best team in the Liga Directv 2016, based on two main factors: his power on the boards with 3 good Colombian big men and Jonathan Rodriguez (196-F-87, college: Campbell, agency: DTMones) scoring, by its side Sabios had many highs and lows but looks like finally found a line up to compete, his main problem during the season has been the health of some key players but healthy the team has a chance to move forward.
Academia and Sabios are both strong rebounding teams, but Academia has outrebounded Sabios in each of the 4 regular season games getting many second chances that means the difference, so for Sabios give help in the boards to John Hernandez (207-C-84) is a key factor to fight and the comeback of John Velez (202-F-83, college: TCU) will play a major role in the series future, Velez just played two games against Academia.
Academia despite his dominance against Sabios in the regular season had problems moving and taking control of the ball, its turnovers per assist ratio against the Sabios climbs to 1,43, so the Academia needs to improve its execution and ball control to avoid problems in the series.
Key Players for Academia: Jonathan Rodriguez in the scoring and Divier Perez (201-F/C-89) in rebounding and defense.
Key Players for Sabios: John Hernandez fighting for the boards and challenging the penetrations and Juan Herrera (197-F-81) taking advantage of the mismatch facing the board against Perez or any other Academias big.

CIMARRONES VS BUCAROS

Cimarrones has outscored Bucaros by a 22 pts per game margin during the regular season, the Cimarrones 3pt FG against Bucaros has been its best this season, Bucaros has seen his rebounding falling against the Cimarrones to its lower average in the Liga.
But do not let this numbers fool you, Bucaros played all its 4 games against the Cimarrones without Luis Julio (201-F/C-80) and at least two of those games without 4 current starters: T.J. Sapp (190-G-92, college: Murray St., agency: Duran International), Michael Jackson (197-F/G-87), Tayron Thomas (191-SG-84, college: Philadelphia) and Luis Julio so looks like the team that Cimarrones has swept is not the same that is going to face now in the semifinals.
Luis Julio gives to the Bucaros leadership and strength in the paint, while the three guys outside Jackson , Sapp and Thomas are a true lethal combination with shooting and quickness; Cimarrones by its side also improve its roster with the arrival of Deandre Haskins (193-G-88, college: Chaminade) who brings offensive help to the team.
Bucaros roster entering the semifinals looks deep and with more offensive weapons, so if the team finally finds the right chemistry has a chance to reach the finals.
Key Players for Cimarrones: Brandon Sperling (196-G-90, college: Humboldt St.) the team scoring leader and Rodrigo Caicedo (180-PG-88) who when healthy is the team's general on the floor and a threat beyond the arc.
Key Players for Bucaros: Tayron Thomas, the team needs him now at full strength, Luis Julio who can change the history in the zone.

  




Juan
Palacios
Juan Palacios selected the top Colombian playing abroad in last week's games - 1 month ago
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Colombian players, who play currently abroad. Experienced Luis Julio (201-F/C-80) led Panteras to a victory over the fifth-ranked Toros in the Venezuelan LPB in Friday night's game.    [read more]

Kentrell
Gransberry
Kentrell Gransberry (ex Academia) agreed terms with Guaiqueries - 1 month ago
Guaiqueries de Margarita (LPB) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old American center Kentrell Gransberry (206-85, college: S.Florida). He played recently at Academia in Colombian Liga de las Americas. In three games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.3ppg and 9.3rpg this season. In 2010 (two years after he left the college) Gransberry was drafted by Idaho Stampede (D-League) in fifth round (16th overall). The former University of South Florida staris in his ninth seaso...   [read more]

Hanner
Mosquera-Perea
Hanner Mosquera-Perea selected the top Colombian playing abroad in last week's games - 2 months ago
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Colombian players, who play currently abroad. Experienced Cesar Cortes (200-F/C-81) contributed to an easy Fuerza Regia's victory against the closely-ranked La Union in the LNBP in Friday night's game.    [read more]


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Juan Palacios joins Tofas - 2 months ago  
ACADEMIA FALL IN THE OPENER OF THE LIGA DE LAS AMERICAS - 2 months ago  
TIME FOR ACADEMIA DE LA MONTANA IN THE LIGA DE LAS AMERICAS - 2 months ago  
Horace Wormely (ex Aguilas) is a newcomer at Riptide - 3 months ago  
Sean Harris (ex Halcones) agreed terms with TLU/Kalev - 6 months ago  
THE PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL DIVISION TRYING TO SURVIVE - 7 months ago  
Prince Obasi (ex Bucaros) is a newcomer at Kirchheim - 8 months ago  
Latinbasket.com All-Colombian Liga DirecTV-1 Awards 2016 - 9 months ago  
ACADEMIA WON THE GAME 5 AND IS THE CHAMPION OF THE 2016 LIGA DIRECTV -1. - 9 months ago  
JONATHAN RODRIGUEZ IS THE FINALS MVP OF THE LIGA DIRECTV 2016 - 9 months ago  
Liga DirecTV Round 4 of Finals. Bucaros even title series - 9 months ago  
Liga DirecTV Round 3 of Finals. Bucaros register first victory - 9 months ago  
ACADEMIA WON THE SECOND, LEADS THE LIGA DIRECTV FINALS 2-0 - 9 months ago  
ACADEMIA TOOK 1-0 LEAD IN THE LIGA DIRECTV 2016 FINALS - 9 months ago  
Colombia reaches the 5th place in the Southamerican and gets a place in the A division of the new FIBA competitions system. - 9 months ago  
COLOMBIA LOST AGAINST ARGENTINA, WILL PLAY FOR THE 5TH PLACE - 10 months ago  
COLOMBIA WON A BIG GAME, DEFEATED CHILE 80-74 - 10 months ago  
COLOMBIA DEFEATED PERU IN THE SOUTHAMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP - 10 months ago  
Lateef McMullan (ex Cimarrones) joins Liepaja/Triobet - 10 months ago  
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