CB Murcia

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"UCAM Murcia" redirects here. For the football team, see UCAM Murcia CF.
UCAM Murcia
UCAM Murcia logo
Nickname Universitarios
Leagues Liga ACB
EuroCup
Founded 1985
History Agrupacion Deportiva Juver
(1985–1993)
CB Murcia
(1993–2013)
UCAM Murcia
(2013–present)
Arena Palacio de Deportes
Arena Capacity 7,454
Location Murcia, Spain
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
Website ucammurcia.com
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Third jersey
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Team colours
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Club Baloncesto Murcia, S.A.D.,[1] 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.

History[edit]

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.[2]

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.[2]

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.[2]

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.[2]

Sponsorship naming[edit]

CB Murcia has received diverse sponsorship names along the years:

  • CB Murcia Artel 1997–1998
  • Recreativos Orenes CB Murcia 1998–1999
  • CB Etosa/Etosa Murcia 2000–2003
  • Polaris World CB Murcia 2003–2008
  • UCAM Murcia 2011–2013

Logos[edit]

Home arenas[edit]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

UCAM Murcia roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PF 6 Spain Antelo, José Ángel (C) 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 29 – (1987-05-07)7 May 1987
C 35 Spain Arteaga, Víctor 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 24 – (1992-07-07)7 July 1992
G 12 United States Baron, Billy 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 25 – (1990-12-11)11 December 1990
SG 8 Brazil Benite, Vítor 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 26 – (1990-02-20)20 February 1990
PG 7 Argentina Campazzo, Facundo 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 25 – (1991-03-23)23 March 1991
C 16 Argentina Delía, Marcos 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 24 – (1992-04-08)8 April 1992
F/C 13 Brazil Faverani, Vítor 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 118 kg (260 lb) 28 – (1988-05-05)5 May 1988
PG 9 Spain Llompart, Pedro 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 34 – (1982-01-09)9 January 1982
G/F 17 Lithuania Pocius, Martynas 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 30 – (1986-04-28)28 April 1986
F 11 Montenegro Radović, Nemanja 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 24 – (1991-11-11)11 November 1991
G/F 27 Dominican Republic Rojas, Sadiel 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 27 – (1989-07-16)16 July 1989
F/C 00 United Kingdom Soko, Ovie 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 25 – (1991-02-07)7 February 1991
Head coach
  • Spain Óscar Quintana
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: August 30, 2016

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Vítor Faverani Marcos Delía Víctor Arteaga
PF Nemanja Radović José Ángel Antelo Ovie Soko
SF Martynas Pocius Sadiel Rojas
SG Vítor Benite Billy Baron
PG Facundo Campazzo Pedro Llompart

Head coaches[edit]

  • Felipe Coello 1985–1991, 1991–1992, 1992, 1998, 2002–2004
  • Moncho Monsalve 1991, 1993
  • Clifford Luyk 1991
  • Fernando Sánchez Luengo 1991
  • Iñaki Iriarte 1992
  • José María Oleart 1993–1996, 2002
  • Ricardo Hevia 1996
  • Alberto Sanz 1996–1997
  • Manolo Flores 1998–2000
  • Pepe Rodríguez 2000–2002
  • Miguel Ángel Martín 2004

Season by season[edit]

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
1994–95 1 Liga ACB 12 18–20
1995–96 1 Liga ACB 15 15–23 Fourth position
1996–97 1 Liga ACB 17 Relegated 5–29 1–3
1997–98 2 LEB 1 Promoted 18–6 8–0 Copa Príncipe SF
1998–99 1 Liga ACB 18 Relegated 4–30
1999–00 2 LEB 7 Quarterfinalist 16–14 4–5
2000–01 2 LEB 9 15–15
2001–02 2 LEB 8 Quarterfinalist 14–16 1–3
2002–03 2 LEB 1 Promoted 20–10 7–3
2003–04 1 Liga ACB 18 Relegated 7–27
2004–05 2 LEB 5 Quarterfinalist 20–14 1–3
2005–06 2 LEB 2 Promoted 22–12 6–3 Copa Príncipe C
2006–07 1 Liga ACB 14 13–21
2007–08 1 Liga ACB 12 13–21
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 15 9–23
2009–10 1 Liga ACB 18 Relegated 5–29
2010–11 2 LEB Oro 1 Promoted 30–4 Copa Príncipe RU
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 15 13–21
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 13 13–21
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 13 12–22
2014–15 1 Liga ACB 10 17–17
2015–16 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 18–16 1–2
2016–17 1 Liga ACB 2 EuroCup

Trophies and awards[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

ACB Three Point Shootout Champion

  • Pedro Robles – 2009

LEB Oro MVP

  • Tony Smith – 1998

All LEB Oro First Team

  • Pedro Rivero – 2011

Notable players[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directiva | UCAM Murcia Club de Baloncesto" (in Spanish). UCAM Murcia. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "2016-17 Team Profile: UCAM Murcia". EuroCup Basketball. 18 August 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 

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