Édgar Sosa (basketball)

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Édgar Sosa
EdgarSosa.jpg
Sosa playing for Louisville in 2007
No. 15 – Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut
Position Point guard
League Lebanese Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1988-01-15) January 15, 1988 (age 29)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Nationality Dominican
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 176 lb (80 kg)
Career information
High school Rice (New York City, New York)
College Louisville (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2011 Angelico Biella
2013 Blancos de Rueda Valladolid
2013 Cangrejeros de Santurce
2013 Leones de Santo Domingo
2013–2014 ratiopharm Ulm
2014–2015 Dinamo Sassari
2015–2016 Petrochimi Bandar Imam
2016 Hapoel Jerusalem
2016–2017 Juvecaserta Basket
2017–present Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut
Career highlights and awards

Édgar Sosa (born January 15, 1988) is a Dominican professional basketball player for Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut of the Lebanese Basketball League. He played college basketball for Louisville.

High school and college career[edit]

Sosa played high school basketball at Rice High School in New York City where he received all-American honors. His high school teammates include Curtis Kelly (Kansas State) and Kashif Pratt (Seton Hall). He played under the coaching of Maurice Hicks.

As a freshman at Louisville playing with Derrick Caracter, Earl Clark and Jerry Smith, the young group struggled early in the 2006–07 season. The team went on to win 8 out of its last 10 games, earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament. In the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Texas A&M, Édgar scored 31 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist. He shot 15 for 17 from the line and 7 for 9 from the field. Sosa shot 15 for 15 on free throws to start the game, but missed his final two, as Texas A&M won the game.

On January 4, 2009, Sosa hit a game winning 25 footer over Michael Porter, Kentucky's point guard. That season, Sosa helped lead the Cardinals to the Elite Eight, where they lost to Michigan State.

In his four-year career at Louisville, Sosa played 140 games and averaged 9.7 points per game.[1]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA draft, Sosa joined the Detroit Pistons for the 2010 NBA Summer League.[2] He later signed with Italian Serie A team Angelico Biella for the 2010–11 season.[3]

After sitting out the 2011–12 season, Sosa joined the Sacramento Kings for the 2012 NBA Summer League, but failed to appear in a game for the team.[4] In January 2013, Sosa had a two-game stint with Blancos de Rueda Valladolid. He later played in Puerto Rico for Cangrejeros de Santurce and in his home country for Leones de Santo Domingo.

On September 30, 2013, Sosa signed with ratiopharm Ulm of the German Basketball Bundesliga for the 2013–14 season.[5]

On July 7, 2014, Sosa signed with the Italian Euroleague team Dinamo Sassari for the 2014–15 season.[6]

On September 25, 2015, Sosa signed with the Atlanta Hawks.[7] However, he was later waived by the Hawks on October 10 after appearing in one preseason game.[8]

On October 19, 2015, Sosa sign a deal with the Iranian team Petrochimi Bandar Imam.[9][10] After winning the Iranian Super League title, on April 16, 2016, he signed with the Israeli club Hapoel Jerusalem for the rest of the season.[11]

On August 11, 2016, Sosa signed with Italian club Juvecaserta Basket for the 2016–17 season.[12] On March 15, 2017, he parted ways with Juvecaserta after averaging 19.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game in Serie A.[13] Three days later, he signed with Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut of the Lebanese Basketball League.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2014–15 Sassari 10 0 22.9 .361 .282 .719 1.4 4.2 .3 .0 10.4 6.7
Career 10 0 22.9 .361 .282 .719 1.4 4.2 .3 .0 10.4 6.7

International career[edit]

On September 5, 2011, while playing for the Dominican national team, Sosa suffered a graphic and severe leg injury, which ruled him out of the 2011–12 season, having signed with Sutor Montegranaro.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edgar Sosa Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ "NBA Summer League Rosters - Vegas". RidiculousUpside.com. June 28, 2010. Retrieved September 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Basket, Angelico Biella: Presi Edgar Sosa e Goran Suton". NotiziarioItaliano.it (in Italian). July 22, 2011. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved September 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ "2012 Kings Summer League Team". NBA.com. Retrieved September 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Ratiopharm Ulm sign Edgar Sosa". Sportando.com. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Dinamo Sassari lands Edgar Sosa". Sportando.com. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Hawks Finalize Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Hawks waive Sosa, Kazemi". MyAJC.com. October 10, 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Edgar Sosa agrees to a deal with Petrochimi". Sportando. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Edgar Sosa agreed terms with Petrochimi". asia-basket.com. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Edgar Sosa signs with Hapoel Jerusalem". Sportando.com. April 16, 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Edgar Sosa signs with JuveCaserta Basket". Sportando.com. August 11, 2016. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Edgar Sosa, Juvecaserta part ways". Sportando.com. March 15, 2017. Retrieved March 15, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Edgar Sosa officially signs with Riyadi". Sportando.com. March 18, 2017. Retrieved March 18, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Edgar Sosa to undergo surgery today, will be out at least six months". Sportando.com. September 5, 2011. Retrieved September 26, 2015. 

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