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Marchand Continental Cup returns - Jun 2, 2009

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he second edition of the Marchand Continental Cup will be played from August 18-20 at Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jos Miguel Agrelot. This competition is the last test for the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship (World Qualifier).

Argentina, Brazil, Canada and Puerto Rico will be with their final rosters for the three day tournament. Players like Jos Juan Barea (Dallas Mavericks), Carlos Arroyo (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Luis Scola (Houston Rockets), Carlos Delfino (BC Khimki), Pablo Prigioni (Tau Cermica), Leandro Barbosa (Phoenix Suns), Nen Hilario (Denver), Carl English (Gran Canaria), are expected to play among other stars.

Brazil won the 2007 edition by goal average after defeating Canada 74-61. Puerto Rico could not get a win but did well in the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship by winning the Bronze medal.

In the first edition Luis Scola was the best scorer with an average of 20.7 points per game and was followed by Paolo Quinteros with 17.3. Brazil was led by Tiago Splitter who averaged 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds. Marcelinho Machado (199-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) of Brazil was the MVP after averaging 11.3 points, having his best performance against Argentina with 18 points.


Laprovittola All-Marchand Cup Awards 2015 - 3 Years ago All-Marchand Cup 1st Team 2015
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Recap of Day 4 in San Juan. Canada claim the title - 3 Years ago
Puerto Rico - Canada 72-78 Canada have clinched the Marchand Cup title. The North American team outgunned Puerto Rico to earn the trophy. Andrew Wiggins (203-G-95, college: Kansas, agency: BDA Sports) scored 20 points to pace the champions. Canada jumped to a 19:14 lead after the opening frame. They boosted the gap at 7-point mark at the interval 38:31. Puerto Rico narrowed the gap in the third quarter. The hosts dropped 26 points to get within 2 points at the final break. Canada thoug...   [read more]

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Recap of Day 3 in San Juan - 3 Years ago
Argentina - Brazil 71-80 Brazil recorded the first victory in San Juan. They held off their archrivals Argentina for 1-2 record. Joao Paulo Batista (205-C/F-81, college: Gonzaga, agency: AAI Sports) posted 15 points to pace the winners. Brazil eked out a 20:19 lead after the opening frame. They stretched the gap in the second frame. Brazil accumulated 37:34 halftime advantage. They knocked down 26 points in the third frame to secure a 9-point lead at the final break. The teams traded b...   [read more]

Marchand Cup Standings
 1. Canada 4-0 
 2. P.Rico 2-1 
 3. Argentina 1-2 
 4. Brazil 1-2 
 5. Dominican R. 0-3 

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