Steffphon Pettigrew (195-F, college: W.Kentucky) is one of the most important players in the LUB. He has been a key player in the last five victories of Atletico Aguada with 24.6 points and 9 rebounds on average in those games. The player arrived in Atletico Aguada earlier this season .. and now wants to stay to be a champion...
Where were you born? Tell something about your family and city. I've lived in Elizabethtown, KY all my life and its a wonderful place. Its a small town that is easy to raise a family and get accustomed to the all away environment. My family is a close knit family who are all strong and very passionate in everything they do. I have 2 brothers one is older and the another one is younger. I'm really close to my mom without i wouldn't know what to do with myself.. she is the puzzle piece that keeps everyone together and i love her for that.
How and when you started playing basketball? I was around 13 when i started playing organized basketball. I've always played ball outside with my best friends in front of my house on my basketball goal and i believe that is what i got me prepared for organize play.
You always played as a forward? Yes I've always played as a forward.
Who were the players you looked when you were young? I was always a Shaquille O'Neal and Kevin Garnett fan cause i loved the heart and passion they put in the game of basketball
Talk about your time with at Elizabethtown HS ... My time at Elizabethtown High school was one of my best experiences. The enjoyment of being around the fans, friends, and more importantly the career I had as a basketball player there.
Was it difficult to access Western Kentucky? Not at all. I was very familiar with the coaches and a lot of the people that went there so it was very easy to gain a lot of access
You play four years at WKU, the last three in starting five. What was the best year of the team and yours? Most definitely my freshman year and being part of a team that went to the sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament
You played american football too. What did you learn to apply in basketball? Football helped me be very aggressive and have that never back down mentality
You are among the 20 highest scorers in the history of your university. Did you always like score points? It is not a matter of liking or not to score. I score points to help my team win. I want to win first of all.
You was pre-selected by the Memphis ... Is it a dream play at NBA? Playing in the NBA is a goal and big dream of mine. I'm always determined to work hard and achieve those goals.
And think about Europe Do you know something of European basketball? Would you like to play at some particular country? My agent Stefano Lips explained to me that playing in Uruguay will be better than in a minor European League. I want to play in Europe but in an important basketball country to further my career.
How did the opportunity to play in Uruguay? My agent Stefano Lips suggested I would play for coach Marcelo Capalbo because he knew him personally and thought his coaching would be beneficial for my player improvement and career. Capalbo was a very good player in Europe also. I like him a lot.
Did you know some about of Uruguay or did you search in google? A girl that played tennis at Western Kentucky University was from here and gave me a lot of input and knowledge about Uruguay
Is difficult to leave the U.S. for play at an far country? Not at all. It is my job and you get to know new cultures and people
In Montevideo. Where are you living now? I currently reside in Buceo. Its a nice and quite part of town
How was your adaptation to Uruguay talking about food, language and customs? It was very tough getting use to but like i said before this is my job and i will do everything in my power to adapt to everything and enjoy it the best i can
What do you think about Atletico Aguada as a team? My heart now is green and red. I am Aguatero. I want to move this team as far as possible in the play-offs. Love the fans, my teammates, and the coach
Do you feel the support of the fans? Of course. I play for my fans. They come to see us win and support us great. So we have to go out there and win for them and the club.
In Uruguay, change a foreign player is common. Did they ever thought you could be cut or always trusted you could finish the LUB? I read on the press there were rumors about releasing me. But i dont care about the press. I felt coach and club and fans had confidence in me. Here we are, all together to fight for the Championship.
About the coach. Have you ever heard talk about Marcelo Capalbo as a player? How is your relationship? Yes, as i said before my agent told me who Capalbo was. he is a good coach and he knows the game. He helped me a lot
On the court you are a man who likes to have the ball. Does it bother you when you do not participate in the offensive? I like to have the ball to help. It does not bother me at all as long as we Win.
What do you think you should improve your game? I want to improve in every aspect of my game and try and do so in every practice, game, and time to myself.
It had a great season ... What are your goals here at the end? win it all.
Do you think you can win the title? What is needed to be champions? If i would not think I can win the title, I would stay home and play cards
For the next season. Is it possible to come back? I want to focus on this season first. Next season is far from now.
Finally. Atletico Aguada is serving 90 years. A message for the fans ... I WANT ALL THE FANS TO PACK OUR GYM. ALL SOLD OUT AND SUPPORT US AS LOUD AS THEY CAN. WE CAN WIN EVERYTHING AND NEED THEIR HELP. LOVE YOU FANS.
Jayson Granger may agree terms with Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket - May 23, 2013
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Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket (ACB) is close to land 24-year old Italian-Uruguayan guard Jayson Granger (186-89) who currently played atAsefa Estudiantes Madrid. In 34 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.4apg and 1.1spg this season. The last season Granger played also at Asefa Estudiantes. In 32 games he had 10.4ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.3spg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Cup (Copa del Rey) Semifinals in 2009. Granger received also Latinbasket [read more]
Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket (ACB) is close to land 24-year old Italian-Uruguayan guard Jayson Granger (186-89) who currently played at Asefa Estudiantes Madrid. In 34 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.4apg and 1.1spg this season. The last season Granger played also at Asefa Estudiantes. In 32 games he had 10.4ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.3spg. Among other achievements his team made it to the Cup (Copa del Rey) Semifinals in 2009. Granger received also Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships 2nd Team award in 2012. He represented Italy at the South American Championships in Chaco (Argentina) last year. Granger's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 12.8ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 58.6%, 3PT: 45.5%, FT: 83.3%. Granger has played previously professionally in Uruguay (Cordon). He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on he way to pro basketball. Granger's game is described as:
Jayson Granger is a nice size point guard who just knows how to play the game.
He makes great decisions with the basketball and is a nice quality ball handler and defender.
He has excellent passing skills and can score when the opportunity is there.
Uruguay NT announce training camp invitees - May 22, 2013
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The Uruguayan National Team will soon begin their preparations for the 2013 Fiba Americas Championship. Uruguay will take part at the Stankovic Cup in China as part of that preparatory work. The first training camp of the team is scheduled to tip off on June 10. Seventeen players have been invited to attend the training sessions [read more]
The Uruguayan National Team will soon begin their preparations for the 2013 Fiba Americas Championship. Uruguay will take part at the Stankovic Cup in China as part of that preparatory work. The first training camp of the team is scheduled to tip off on June 10. Seventeen players have been invited to attend the training sessions. These are:
Tirrell Baines(198-F-86, college: Marshall) netted 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds leading Stockolmo to beat Colon 79-75 and the winner is now leading the Metro league along with Larre Borges, both with a 2-0 record. Also for Stockolmo, Daniel Rivero (182-G-77) scored 17 points. For Colon, Myles Walker (203-C-90, college: Indiana St.) scored 26 points with 11 rebounds and 2 blocks.Capitol defeated Cader 94-83 and both teams has now a 1-1 record [read more]
Tirrell Baines (198-F-86, college: Marshall) netted 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds leading Stockolmo to beat Colon 79-75 and the winner is now leading the Metro league along with Larre Borges, both with a 2-0 record. Also for Stockolmo, Daniel Rivero (182-G-77) scored 17 points. For Colon, Myles Walker (203-C-90, college: Indiana St.) scored 26 points with 11 rebounds and 2 blocks.Capitol defeated Cader 94-83 and both teams has now a 1-1 record. For Capitol Juan Wenzel (190-G-89) 26 points with 6 assists, Gabe Blair (203-C/F-87, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Wichita St.) added 16 points with 10 rebounds 2 blocks and 4 assists. For Cader Marcel Subervielle scored 22 points with 6 rebounds and Gerald Inman (208-F-87, college: Rutgers) added 17 points with 12 rebounds.
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