|History||Agrupacion Deportiva Juver
|Arena||Palacio de Deportes|
|Team colors||Blue, Golden, Red
|President||José Luis Mendoza|
|Head coach||Óscar Quintana|
|Team captain||José Ángel Antelo|
|Ownership||Universidad Católica de Murcia|
|Championships||3 LEB Oro championship
1 Copa Príncipe de Asturias
Club Baloncesto Murcia, S.A.D., more commonly referred to as UCAM Murcia, is a professional basketball team based in Murcia, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB and the EuroCup. It plays their home games at Palacio de Deportes.
Founded in 1985 under the name Agrupacion Deportiva Juver, Murcia agreed with a Madrid-based club, Logos de Madrid, to buy out its rights to play in the Spanish second division. Murcia would play at that level for four consecutive seasons and its first superstar was do-it-all big man Randy Owens.
In 1990, Murcia, led by veteran center Mike Phillips, beat Obradoiro in a playoffs series to gain promotion to the Spanish League. The club would stay in the Spanish elite for the next seven seasons, with stars likes Ralph McPherson, Clarence Kea, Michael Anderson and Johnny Rogers and head coaches like Felipe Coello, Jose Maria Oleart and Moncho Monsalve. In December 1991, Kea pulled down 29 rebounds, which remains a Spanish League record, in a win against Breogán Lugo.
The club became CB Murcia in 1993 and moved to its current arena, Palacio de Deportes, the following season. Murcia organized the Copa del Rey tournament in the 1995–96 season and made it to the semifinals. Murcia went down to the Spanish second division at the end of the 1996–97 season, but reached the Spanish elite a couple of times, including in 2006, when it downed CAI Zaragoza in overtime in a do-or-die game to advance. Led by Jimmie Hunter and Juanjo Triguero, Murcia ranked 12th in the 2007–08 season, but went back to the second division two years later. Murcia bounced back to score promotion directly with a 30–4 record, and has been in the Spanish elite even since.
In 2013, the club switched hands and UCAM Murcia took control. That moved helped Murcia shine in the last couple of seasons for its best results ever. With Diego Ocampo as head coach and Scott Bamforth, Raulzinho Neto and Carlos Cabezas as its top newcomers, Murcia finished the Spanish regular season with a 17–17 record, which was just one win from the playoffs. Last season Murcia found a new coach in Fotios Katsikaris and added more experienced players like Facundo Campazzo, Serhiy Lishchuk and Vítor Faverani. That led to a seventh-place finish with an 18–16 record and a ticket to the quarterfinals for the first time in the club's history, where it lost 2–1 to Real Madrid in the quarterfinals, but earned the right to make its debut in European competitions in the 2016–17 EuroCup.
CB Murcia has received diverse sponsorship names along the years:
- Pabellón Príncipe Felipe (1985–94)
- Palacio de Deportes (1994–present)
UCAM Murcia roster
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2|
|C||Kevin Tumba||Marcos Delía||Ovie Soko|
|PF||Nemanja Radović||José Ángel Antelo||Julen Olaizola|
|SF||Martynas Pocius||Sadiel Rojas|
|SG||Vítor Benite||Billy Baron|
|PG||Facundo Campazzo||Pedro Llompart|
Season by season
|Season||Tier||Division||Pos.||Postseason||RS||PO||Copa del Rey||Other cups||European competitions|
|1986–87||2||1ª División B||20||–||7–15||7–5||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|1987–88||2||1ª División B||14||Round of 16||24–16||0–2||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|1988–89||2||1ª División B||6||Quarterfinalist||19–11||1–2||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|1989–90||2||1ª División B||1||Promoted||22–8||5–0||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|1990–91||1||Liga ACB||17||Relegation playoffs||15–19||3–0||First round||–||–||–||–||–|
|1991–92||1||Liga ACB||12||Round of 16||16–18||0–2||Third round||–||–||–||–||–|
|1992–93||1||Liga ACB||22||Relegated||7–24||1–3||First round||–||–||–||–||–|
|1993–94||1||Liga ACB||18||Relegation playoffs||8–20||3–2||First round||–||–||–||–||–|
|1995–96||1||Liga ACB||15||–||15–23||–||Fourth position||–||–||–||–||–|
|2010–11||2||LEB Oro||1||Promoted||30–4||–||–||Copa Príncipe||RU||–||–||–|
|2016–17||1||Liga ACB||–||–||–||2 EuroCup||T16||5–9|
Trophies and awards
- 2nd division championships: (4)
- Copa Príncipe de Asturias: (1)
- Pedro Robles – 2009
- Tony Smith – 1998
- Pedro Rivero – 2011
- To appear in this section a player must have either:
- Played at least one season for the club.
- Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
- Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
- To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.