Édgar Sosa (basketball)
Sosa playing for Louisville in 2007
|No. 15 – Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut|
|League||Lebanese Basketball League|
January 15, 1988 |
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||176 lb (80 kg)|
|High school||Rice (New York City, New York)|
|NBA draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|2013||Blancos de Rueda Valladolid|
|2013||Cangrejeros de Santurce|
|2013||Leones de Santo Domingo|
|2015–2016||Petrochimi Bandar Imam|
|2017–present||Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut|
|Career highlights and awards|
High school and college career
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.
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. 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 October 19, 2015, Sosa sign a deal with the Iranian team Petrochimi Bandar Imam. 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.
On August 11, 2016, Sosa signed with Italian club Juvecaserta Basket for the 2016–17 season. 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. Three days later, he signed with Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut of the Lebanese Basketball League.
|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|
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.
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.
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- "2012 Kings Summer League Team". NBA.com. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
- "Ratiopharm Ulm sign Edgar Sosa". Sportando.com. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
- "Dinamo Sassari lands Edgar Sosa". Sportando.com. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
- "Hawks Finalize Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
- "Hawks waive Sosa, Kazemi". MyAJC.com. October 10, 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
- "Edgar Sosa agrees to a deal with Petrochimi". Sportando. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
- "Edgar Sosa agreed terms with Petrochimi". asia-basket.com. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
- "Edgar Sosa signs with Hapoel Jerusalem". Sportando.com. April 16, 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
- "Edgar Sosa signs with JuveCaserta Basket". Sportando.com. August 11, 2016. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
- "Edgar Sosa, Juvecaserta part ways". Sportando.com. March 15, 2017. Retrieved March 15, 2017.
- "Edgar Sosa officially signs with Riyadi". Sportando.com. March 18, 2017. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
- "Edgar Sosa to undergo surgery today, will be out at least six months". Sportando.com. September 5, 2011. Retrieved September 26, 2015.