Carlos Matías Sandes

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Matías Sandes
No. 22 – San Lorenzo de Almagro
Position Power forward
League Argentine League
Personal information
Born (1984-06-14) June 14, 1984 (age 33)
Mendoza, Argentina
Nationality Argentine / Italian
Listed height 6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
Playing career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2006 Boca Juniors
2006–2007 Saski Baskonia
2006–2007 Atapuerca Burgos
2007–2010 Fuenlabrada
2010–2011 Boca Juniors
2011–2013 Juventud Sionista
2013–2014 Quimsa
2014–2015 Boca Juniors
2015–2016 Gimnasia de Comodoro
2016–present San Lorenzo

Carlos Matías Sandes Steinmetz (born June 14, 1984) is an Argentine-Italian[1] professional basketball player. Born in Mendoza, Argentina, he has also been a member of the senior Argentine national basketball team. He currently plays with San Lorenzo. He is mainly a power forward, but he has also played as a small forward and center.

Professional career[edit]

Sandes played two seasons (2007–08 and 2008–09) with Baloncesto Fuenlabrada of the Spanish Liga ACB.[2] Prior to his transfer to Spain, he spent five years with Boca Juniors in Argentina. While Sandes was a member of the team, they won two league titles (2003–04 and 2006–07), four Argentine Cups, and three consecutive South American Club Championships.

Argentine national team[edit]

Sandes is also a long-time member of the Argentine national basketball team. He participated with the Argentina junior team at the 2003 World Championship for Junior Men and 2005 U-21 World Championship.[3] He made his senior team at the 2007 Marchand Continental Championship Cup.[4] In his most recent appearance with the national team, he averaged 3.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in nine games of action at the FIBA Americas Championship 2009 for the bronze-medalists.[5]


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