Deportes Castro clinched the first win at the South American League. They capped their campaign with a narrow win over Hebraica. Gonzalo Velasquez (185-G-81) scored 20 points to lead the Chilean team. Deportes Castro jumped to an early lead. They accumulated a 24:14 lead after the opening quarter. Hebraica however turned things upside down in the second frame. The Uruguayan team went on a 28:13 run to grab a 42:37 halftime advantage. Deportes Castro did not allow Hebraica to clear off. The Chilean side narrowed the gap at 2-point mark at the final intermission. Deportes Castro fired 25 points in the fourth stanza and sealed the victory at the end. CamRon Clay (203-PF-82) accounted for 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Zaronn Cann (199-F, college: Eckerd) contributed 16 points for the winners. Walter Baxley (193-G-84, college: Mars Hill) responded with 44 points for Hebraica. Joaquin Izuibejeres (184-G-82) netted 13 points in the loss.
Bigua defeated Urunday 90-81 and Larre Borges defeated Malvin 78-67 and the four teams are now leading the Uruguayan league with a 4-2 record. Ricardo Glenn (202-C-90, college: USC Upstate, agency: HMS) was the main scorer for Bigua with 23 points and he added 16 rebounds, while Richard Chaney (196-G-84, college: Troy) added 11 points. For Urunday, Andrew Feeley (206-C-83, college: UMBC) scored 17 points with 8 rebounds, and Mariano Byro (194-G/F-82) added 17 points. For Larre Borges, Ant... [read more]
Johnson comes back to Sonic Boom KT, ex Defensor - 2 days ago
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Sonic Boom KT (KBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old American forward Jasper Johnson (203-116kg-83, college: Delta State, agency: HMS). It is actually his comeback to Busan as he has played here before. Johnson played most recently at Defensor in Uruguayan LUB league. In 11 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.5spg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Johnson also played that season for Soni... [read more]
Sonic Boom KT (KBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old American forward Jasper Johnson (203-116kg-83, college: Delta State, agency: HMS). It is actually his comeback to Busan as he has played here before. Johnson played most recently at Defensor in Uruguayan LUB league. In 11 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.5spg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Johnson also played that season for Sonic Boom where in 8 KBL games he averaged remarkable 21.9ppg, 7.4rpg, 4.8apg and 1.5spg. The other team Johnson played that season for was Goyang Orions. In 18 KBL games he had 13.7ppg, 5.2rpg, 3.2apg and 1.6spg. Johnson also spent pre-season at Iwate Big Bulls (BJ League) in Japan that year. In 2008 (two years after he left the college) Johnson was drafted by Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League) in first round (13th overall). He attended Delta State (NCAA Div.II) until 2006 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball. Among other achievements Johnson received Asia-Basket.com All-Korean KBL Honorable Mention award in 2014. He is a very experienced player. Thanks to Johnson's pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in five different countries. Johnson has played previously professionally in Argentina (Libertad Sunchales and La Union), Brazil (Minas), Israel (Bnei Hasharon), Korea (Samsung Thunders and SK Knights) and D-League (N.Mexico T.).
Jeremis Smith (203-F-86, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro Sports) scored a double double, with 17 points and 14 rebounds, leading Aguada to beat Trouville 76-59, for the Uruguayan League- Dwayne Curtis (203-C-85, college: Mississippi), playing for the first time, added 10 points and 6 rebounds, while Demian Alvarez (192-F-84) netted 16 points. For Trouville Johwen Villegas (193-F-85, college: FIU) finished with 20 points, Kevin Young (206-C-84, college: Missouri, agency: Pro Sports) add... [read more]
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