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Bucaneros de La Guaira signs Donta Smith, Jordan Hamilton, Marcus Hall and Kris Lang - Jan 25, 2017

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Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Bucaneros de La Guaira's general management made important moves to complete its roster, heading towards the 2017 edition of Liga de las Americas FIBA, as part of Group C in Buenos Aires, Argentina, against Capitanes de Arecibo (Puerto Rico), Hebraica Maccabi (Uruguay) and the hosts, San Lorenzo (February 3rd-5th), by signing American-Venezuelan Donta Smith (201-SF-83, college: SE Illinois JC) and foreign players Jordan Hamilton (201-G/F-90, college: Texas), Kristoffer Lang (211-C-79, college: N.Carolina) and Marcus Hall (185-G-85, college: Colorado).

Hamilton, the first player to arrive last Sunday, is a former NBA SF, 27 years old that comes from a brief stint with Guaros de Lara in Liga Sudamericana 2016 (LSB), after another short stint in Turkey's BSL with Tofus Bursa. He played for Bucaneros back in the 2016 season, averaging 20.3 points in 8 games. He played for the Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers and New Orleans Pelicans between 2012 and 2016 in the NBA. He's also played in Russia and in the D-League.

Smith,a player of Venezuela's Senior National Team with previous experience in the country playing for Marinos de Anzoategui, is a 33 year-old player with broad international experience in leagues of Puerto Rico, China, Bulgaria, Australia, Mexico and Israel, as well as a short stint in the NBA, playing a couple of seasons for the Atlanta Hawks between 2004 and 2006. He will play for Bucaneros only in Liga de las Americas and will later join Piratas de Quebradillas for Puerto Rico's BSN.

Kristoffer Lang has played the past few seasons in Venezuela's LPB for Cocodrilos de Caracas. He's a 37 year-old C, 2.11m tall, who had been playing for Defensor Sporting (Uruguay) in Liga Sudamericana 2016 (LSB). His career also includes appearances in leagues of Poland, South Korea, Spain, Ukraine, Turkey, Dominican Republic and Argentina.

Meanwhile, Marcus Hall is a newcomer to Venezuelan basketball and has played most of his pro career in Bulgaria and Turkey. He's also played in Cyprus, Germany and the NBA's D-League. He's a PG, 1.85m tall, 31 years old.

Bucaneros, coached by Luis Guil, has a strong roster now with Smith becoming a part of an experienced Venezuelan players core that includes John Cox (194-G-81, college: USF, agency: Pensack Sports), Hector Romero (202-F/C-80, college: New Orleans), Jesus Centeno (190-G-85), Carlos Cedeno (193-PG-85, college: Frank Phillips JC), Tulio Cobos (197-F-86, college: Northeastern St.), Jhon Romero (199-F-85), Eduardo Torres (195-F-81) and rookie Emiro Hernandez (94)


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San Lorenzo celebrate the trophy - 3 months ago
FINAL San Lorenzo - Mogi 79-71 San Lorenzo celebrated Liga Americas title. They beat Mogi das Cruzes in the championship game. It looked good early as Mogi took a 5-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then San Lorenzo had a 20-13 second period charge getting the lead and Mogi was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 71-79. San Lorenzo made 18-of-18 charity shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. San Lorenzo outrebounded Mogi 41-25 including 29 on the...   [read more]

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San Lorenzo and Mogi das Cruzes enter Final - 3 months ago
San Lorenzo and Mogi das Cruzes will clash for Liga Americas title in Buenos Aires tonight. They claimed victories in the respective semifinals on Saturday. San Lorenzo cruised past Estudiantes Concordia 101:78. Gabriel Deck (199-F-95) stepped up with 30 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort. San Lorenzo built a 42:34 halftime lead. They went on a 32:20 run in the third period to clear off for good. Dar Tucker (193-SG-88, college: De Paul) chipped in 14 points for the winners. Anthon...   [read more]

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