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Liga DirecTV Standings
 1. Fast Break 27-1 
 2. Academia 18-10 
 3. Cimarrones 17-11 
 4. Condores 14-14 
 5. Caciques 11-17 
 6. Piratas 9-19 
 7. Sabios 9-19 
 8. Aguilas 7-21 
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
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 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 26.9
 1. Moore, Aguilas26.9 
 2. Givens, Piratas25.7 
 3. Crawford, Aguilas22.5 
 4. Ortiz, Fast Break21.6 
 5. Smith, Sabios21.0 
 6. Roberson, Condores19.1 
 7. Coombs, Sabios19.0 
 8. Rodriguez, Cimar.16.5 
 9. McCoy, Condores16.5 
 10. Carraway, Cimar.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Moore, Aguilas13.8 
 2. Romero, Piratas10.3 
 3. Hernandez, Cimar.10.1 
 4. Almanza, Condores10.1 
 5. Rodriguez, Cimar.9.8 
 6. Sandidge, Aguilas9.8 
 7. Perez, Academia9.6 
 8. Romero, Piratas8.7 
 9. Quinones, Academia8.3 
 10. Coombs, Sabios7.2 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 5.8
 1. McCoy, Condores5.8 
 2. Murray, Academia5.6 
 3. Velandia, Aguilas5.0 
 4. Smith, Sabios5.0 
 5. Medina, Piratas4.9 
 6. Granados, Academia4.9 
 7. Moreno, Cimarrones4.5 
 8. Coombs, Sabios4.4 
 9. Wormely, Caciques4.4 
 10. Caicedo, Cimar.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bivins, Aguilas2.7 
 2. Diaz, Condores2.2 
 3. Rodriguez, Cimar.1.9 
 4. Moreno, Cimarrones1.9 
 5. Renteria, Cimar.1.7 
 6. Ortiz, Fast Break1.7 
 7. McCoy, Condores1.6 
 8. Rivera, Sabios1.5 
 9. Crawford, Aguilas1.5 
 10. Carraway, Cimar.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Divier PEREZ
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Perez, Academia1.5 
 2. Jones, Sabios1.4 
 3. Sandidge, Aguilas1.3 
 4. Rodriguez, Cimar.1.2 
 5. Quinones, Academia1.1 
 6. Crawford, Aguilas1.1 
 7. Romero, Piratas0.9 
 8. Hinestroza-J., Fast B.0.9 
 9. Hernandez, Cimar.0.8 
 10. Givens, Piratas0.8 


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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 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 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.


Malik Story
Malik Story (ex Caciques) signs at Dinamo Tbilisi - 9 days ago
Defending champion Dinamo Tbilisi (Superleague) landed 27-year old American swingman Malik Story (196-98kg-90, college: Nevada, agency: Two Points). He played in the summer at Caciques in Colombian LPB league. In 13 games he averaged 11.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.8apg. The last season Story played at Moncton Miracles in Canadian NBL Canada where in 40 games he had 14.7ppg, 3.9rpg and 3.1apg. His team won WAC Regular Season in 2012. Story is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the wor...   [read more]

Mike Jackson
COLOMBIA 72 VS PUERTO RICO 91 Colombia failed to repeat against Puerto Rico the good performance of the previous day, the Puerto Rican 5 had a 58% average beyond the arc, mostly thanks to a great ball movement, but also because took advantage that the Local defense helped too much in low post situations allowing Puerto Rican shooters to find open shots. Colombia fought, especially on the offensive boards but the second chances achieved with effort did not become un scoring, mainly becaus...   [read more]

BRASIL 76 VS COLOMBIA Colombia made their debut in front of their fans with an unprecedented and highly expected roster, including the best of the national talent that plays abroad and challenged Brazil that had to use the best of their repertoire to win the game. Colombia started according to the identity that Guillermo Moreno has been promoting, intense in the defense and fighting the boards but with the plus of scoring in the frontcourt from Juan Diego Tello Palacios Juan Palacios...   [read more]

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