Soles de Mexicali

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Soles de Mexicali
Soles de Mexicali logo
HistorySoles de Mexicali
ArenaAuditorio del Estado
LocationMexicali, Baja California
Team colorsOrange, black and white
PresidentCarlos Cota Arce
Head coachIván Déniz
Championships3 (2006, 2014-15, 2017-18)

The Soles de Mexicali (English: Mexicali Suns) is a Mexican professional basketball team based in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico playing in the Northern Division of the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP). The team was founded in 2005, and has established as one of Mexico's youngest and most successful basketball francises. They currently play their home games in the Auditorio del Estado and are getting their home auditorium remodeled to match their recent title.

After only 2 years of existence, the team won their first national championship against the Halcones UV Xalapa. As of 2008, the Soles are the current runners-up of the LNBP.

International tournaments[edit]

The Soles have represented Mexico in some renowned and important international basketball competitions in such as the Harlem Week Basketball in the Netherlands.

On December 4, 2007, Soles de Mexicali was one of the 16 teams to participate in the first annual FIBA Americas League in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico that ended on February 9, 2008. The Soles gave an impressive performance ending in second place while Argentina's Peñarol Mar del Plata came in first.

2008-2009 Season[edit]

They defeated Lobos Universidad de Coahuila (U. de C.) to advance to the Final Eight.

In the Final Eight they defeated Dorados de Chihuahua in 6 games to advance to the Zona Norte Finals (Final Four).

On February 23, 2009, they will play Tecos de U.A. de G. in the Zona Norte Final, they will need win 4 of 7 games.





Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Soles de Mexicali roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
PF 0 Puerto Rico Peña, Antonio 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb)
PG 4 United States Holmes, Avry 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb)
PF 5 Mexico Pérez, Carlos 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
SG 7 Mexico Cheda González, Mauricio 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb)
PG 10 Mexico Meyer, Kohl 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
PG 11 Mexico Álvarez, Víctor 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 76 kg (168 lb)
C 22 United States Dawson, Branden 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 103 kg (227 lb)
SG 25 Mexico Martínez, Lucas 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb)
PF 27 United States Goulborne, Lance 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb)
SF 31 Mexico Valdés, Aarón 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 96 kg (212 lb)
SG 33 Mexico Méndez, Orlando 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
Head coach

  • (C) Team captain
  • (I) Import player
  • Injured Injured

Updated: February 12, 2019

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