Augusto Lima

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Augusto Lima
Augusto Lima (2016 Summer Olympics).jpg
No. 17 – Cedevita
Position Power forward / Center
League ABA League
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1991-09-17) September 17, 1991 (age 27)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian / Spanish
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2013 / Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2013 Unicaja
2009–2011Clínicas Rincón
2011Granada
2013–2016 Murcia
2016–2018 Real Madrid
2016–2017Žalgiris
2017Beşiktaş
2018Xinjiang Flying Tigers
2018 →Murcia
2018–present Cedevita
Career highlights and awards

Augusto César Lima Brito (born September 17, 1991) is a Brazilian professional basketball player for Cedevita. He is 6'10" (2.08m) tall[1] and he can play as either a power forward or a center. He is left handed, but at the age of ten, his parents forced him to learn to write and shoot with the right.[2] He was born in Rio de Janeiro.

Professional career[edit]

Lima went to Unicaja at 16, to play with the junior teams of the organization. He also combined his playing time with Málaga's farm team, Clínicas Rincón, of the Liga EBA.

Under coach Aíto García Reneses, in 2009–10, in 9 games played in the Spanish League, he averaged 6.4 points and 3.7 rebounds, in 15 minutes per game.

In the next season of 2010–11, his playing time in the Spanish League was limited to 7 games, with an average playing time of 4.6 minutes per game, with his numbers dropping down to 1.7 points, 0.9 rebounds, and 0.3 blocks per game.

Nevertheless, that same season, the Brazilian player had his first good performance in a EuroLeague game, in which he also produced his best performance of the season, in a game against Brose Baskets, the leader of the German League, in which Lima scored 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. He averaged 2.9 points and 3.1 rebounds per game during the Euroleague 2010–11 season.

In 2011, he was transferred to CB Granada, to fill the empty roster space following the departure of Robert Kurz, in the inside game of CB Granada, sharing minutes with Paulão Prestes.

In the 2011–12 season, he returned to Clínicas Rincón, a subsidiary of Unicaja, while also playing in 17 games in the Spanish League with the senior men's first team, but with little continuity, due to not having a European passport. On January 26, 2012, Lima acquired Spanish citizenship.

In 2013, Lima was registered in the 2013 NBA draft, but he was not drafted.

On 25 January 2016, Lima agreed a contract until the 2017–18 season with Real Madrid.[3][4] On July 29, 2016, Real Madrid loaned him to Žalgiris for the 2016–17 season.[5] He helped Žalgiris win the national championship and the cup tournament, and to a successful season in the Euroleague, where they narrowly missed the playoffs. On August 5, 2017, Real Madrid loaned him to Beşiktaş for the 2017–18 season.[6] On December 31, 2017, he left Beşiktaş.[7] On 2 January 2018, Lima signed with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.[8] After his contract with the Tigers expired, Lima signed with his former team UCAM Murcia.

Brazilian national team[edit]

Lima was a member of the senior men's Brazilian national basketball team that won the silver medal at the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship in Mar del Plata, Argentina, which qualified Brazil for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great-Britain.

In 2013, Lima was summoned again to the Brazilian senior men's team, led by head coach Rubén Magnano, for the initial training phase before the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, but due to a herniated disc, he had to be cut from the training of the team.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Augusto Lima nombre completo: Augusto Cesar Lima Brito lugar y fecha de nac: Rio de Janeiro, 17/09/1991 posición | altura | peso: P | 2.08 m (in Spanish).
  2. ^ "Ficha de Lima en la web de unicaja". web site oficial Unicaja Baloncesto (in Spanish). Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  3. ^ "Lima, new Real Madrid player". realmadrid.com. 25 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Official Announcement: Lima". realmadrid.com. 25 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Zalgiris gets big man Lima on loan from Madrid". zalgiris.lt. 29 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Besiktas signs Augusto Lima". Sportando. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Augusto Lima officially leaves Besiktas". Sportando.com. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  8. ^ Eurobasket News (January 2, 2018). "Xinjiang Flying Tigers land Augusto Lima". asia-basket.com.
  9. ^ "Hérnia tira Augusto Lima da seleção brasileira". Fibasquete (in Portuguese). Retrieved July 29, 2013.

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