Leandro García Morales

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Leandro García Morales
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Club Atlético Aguada
Position Shooting guard
League Uruguayan League LUB
Personal information
Born (1980-06-27) June 27, 1980 (age 37)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Nationality Uruguayan
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Career information
High school Hickman (Columbia, Missouri)
College
NBA draft 2004 / Undrafted
Playing career 2000–present
Career history
2004–2005 Olympia Montevideo
2005–2006 Viola Reggio Calabria
2006–2008 Club Biguá de Villa Biarritz
2008–2012 Cocodrilos de Caracas
2009 Saba Mehr
2009–2011 Halcones UV Xalapa
2011–2012 Club Biguá de Villa Biarritz
2012–2013 Club Atlético Aguada
2015 - present Hebraica y Macabi
Career highlights and awards

Leandro García Morales (born June 27, 1980 in Montevideo) is a Uruguayan professional basketball player. He is a longtime member of the Uruguay national basketball team and is currently playing professionally with Hebraica y Macabi Uruguay.

College career[edit]

García Morales moved from Montevideo to Hialeah, Florida to attend high school there. He was joined in his senior season by fellow Uruguayan national team member Martin Osimani at Champagnat Catholic High School. He first attended NCAA Division II school Lynn University.[1] In his only season with the school, he earned NCAA Division II honorable mention All-America honors and was named to the All-Freshman team.[2]

García Morales then transferred to Miami-Dade Community College. In one season there, he finished in the top ten in the nation in scoring, assists, and steals, while averaging 22.9 points, 9 assists and 3.6 steals per game in earning All-Region honors.[3] After one season of JUCO ball, Osimani again committed to play NCAA ball, this time at Texas A&M University after originally considering the University of Miami, Xavier University, and Auburn University, among others.[4] He played two seasons for the Aggies, averaging 6.5 points and 1.9 assists per game in his senior season.[5]

Professional career[edit]

After graduating, García Morales returned home to Uruguay to play for Olympia Montevideo of the Liga Uruguaya de Basketball. In five years as a professional, he has played for teams in Uruguay, Venezuela, and Italy.[6] Along with Martin Osimani, he helped lead Club Bigua to the 2008 Uruguayan League title, averaging 25.9 points per game for the team.[7] He played for Cocodrilos de Caracas in Venezuela in 2008, 2009 and 2010 where he won the ligue.[8] He played in Mexico for Halcones UV Xalapa, where he won the ligue.

Uruguayan national team[edit]

Garcia Morales has played for the senior Uruguay national basketball team since 2001. He has been selected for the Uruguayans for the last three continental championships, the 2005, 2007, and FIBA Americas Championship 2009.[9]

Awards and achievements[edit]

Year Awards/Achievements
2000 Uruguay U21 National Team
2000 South American U21 Championships
2000 Copa America U21 Championships
2000 2012 Uruguay National Team
2001 South American Championships −01(Semifinals)
2002 Uruguay League Semifinals
2002 Liga Sudamericana Quarterfinals
2003 NCAA Final Four
2003 South American Championships 03(Bronze)
2003 Panamerican Games
2005 Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Guard of the Year
2005 – 08 – 09 Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB 1st Team
2005, 08 Latinbasket.com Uruguay LUB All-Domestic Players Team
2006 South American Championships in Caracas (Silver)
2007 Latinbasket.com Argentinian TNA Player of the Year
2007 Panamerican Games in Rio de Janeiro (Bronze)
2008, 09 Uruguay LUB Regular Season Champion
2008 Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Player of the Year
2008 Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Domestic Player of the Year
2008 South American Club Championship Champion
2008 Venezuelan Champions
2008 South American Championships for Clubs (Winner)
2009 Liga Americas Semifinals
2009 Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Honorable Mention Team
2009 -10 -11 Venezuelan LPB Regular Season Champion
2010 Mexican LNBP Champion
2010 Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP Player of the Year
2010 Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP Guard of the Year
2010 Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP Import Player of the Year
2010 Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP 1st Team
2010 Latinbasket.com Mexican LNBP All-Imports Team
2011 Mexican LNBP Semifinals
2012 Venezuelan LPB Semifinals
2012 South American Championships in Resistencia (Bronze)
2013 Uruguayan LUB finals TO AGUADA CHAMPION
2013 FIBA Liga Sudamericana - 2º place
2014 FIBA Liga de las Americas - 3º place
2015 Uruguayan LUB finals Hebraica y Macabi CHAMPION
2016 Uruguayan LUB finals Hebraica y Macabi CHAMPION

ProSports

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile[permanent dead link] at aggieathletics.com
  2. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  3. ^ [2][permanent dead link]
  4. ^ [3][permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Profile at basketpedya.com
  6. ^ Profile at basketpedya.com
  7. ^ [4]
  8. ^ Profile at FIBA.com
  9. ^ FIBA profile

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