Fuerza Regia

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Fuerza Regia
Leagues Mexican League
Founded 2001
Arena Arena Monterrey
Location Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
Team colors Blue and White
President Mexico Sergio Ganem
Head coach United States Reggie Jordan
Championships 0
Website Official site
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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The Fuerza Regia is a Mexican professional basketball team based in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico playing in the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP). They currently play their home games in the Nuevo Leon Gimnasium

Franchise history[edit]

2007-2008[edit]

The team finished second in the 2007-08 LNBP Northern Zone division standings only behind Lobos Grises UAD, but failed to advance to the Northern Zone Finals after losing to the Soles de Mexicali which advanced to the LNBP final.

International tournaments[edit]

On December 4, 2007, Fuerza Regia was one of the 16 teams to participate in the first annual FIBA Americas League in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico that ended on February 9, 2008. Argentina's Peñarol Mar del Plata won the competition and LNBP's Soles de Mexicali were the runner-up, while Fuerza Regia finished in 9th place.

Notable former players[edit]

NBA Chicago Bulls superstar Dennis Rodman[1] was signed for three games and played for at least thirty minutes. Former George Washington University star T.J. Thompson played for the team as well.[1]

Fuerza Regia's Jamario Moon was signed by the NBA's Toronto Raptors for the 2007-08 and 2008-2009 season, but is now a part of the Los Angeles Clippers

On April 25, 2007, Fuerza Regia signed Chinese basketball player Sun Ming Ming, the world's tallest active basketballer at 7'9.

Current squad 2010/2011[edit]

The numbers are established according to the official website: www.fuerzaregia.com and www.lnbp.com.mx

Note: Flags indicate national team, as has been defined by FIBA. Players may hold more than one nationality.

Fuerza Regia 2010-2011
Current roster
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight College
G/F 55 United States Bowie, Samuel 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 204 lb (93 kg) Southeastern Louisiana
G 10 Mexico De León, Adrián 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Centro de Estudios Universitarios
G/F 14 Mexico Del Ángel, Fernando 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Centro de Estudios Universitarios
G/F 23 Mexico Girón, Gabriel 6 ft 3.5 in (1.92 m) 211 lb (96 kg) Centro de Estudios Universitarios
F/C 45 United States Habel, Jerome 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 203 lb (92 kg) San Diego State
F 7 Mexico Izaguirre, Alonso 6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
SF 1 The Bahamas Johnson, Mitchell 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) University of Idaho
PG 6 United States Joseph, Andre 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 197 lb (89 kg) University of Oregon
PG 2 United States Mitchell, Mike 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 197 lb (89 kg) New Mexico State University
C 24 United States Virgin Islands Richards, Ja Ja 6 ft 9.5 in (2.07 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Loyola University Chicago
PF 32 United States Smith, Jeremis 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 236 lb (107 kg) Georgia Tech
SF 8 Mexico Stanley, Osmand 6 ft 3.5 in (1.92 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Universidad Regiomontana
PG 50 Mexico Malpica, Yahir 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 203 lb (92 kg) N/a
PF 44 United States Strobbe, Michael 6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m) 230 lb (104 kg) McKendree University

Notable players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rodman comes back, first in Mexico October 12, 2004. Retrieved on July 18, 2008.

External links[edit]