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Augusto César Lima Brito (born September 17, 1991) is a Brazilian professional basketball player for San Pablo Burgos of the Liga ACB. He is 6'10" (2.08m) tall[1] and he can play as either a power forward or a center. He is left handed, but at the age of ten, his parents forced him to learn to write and shoot with the right.[2] He was born in Rio de Janeiro.

Augusto Lima
Augusto Lima (2016 Summer Olympics).jpg
No. 32 – San Pablo Burgos
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueLiga ACB
Personal information
Born (1991-09-17) September 17, 1991 (age 28)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
NationalityBrazilian / Spanish
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2009–present
Career history
2009–2013Málaga
2009–2011Axarquía
2011Granada
2013–2016 Murcia
2016–2018Real Madrid
2016–2017Žalgiris
2017Beşiktaş
2018Xinjiang Flying Tigers
2018→Murcia
2018Cedevita
2018–presentMiraflores
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

Lima went to Unicaja at 16, to play with the junior teams of the organization. He also combined his playing time with Málaga's farm team, Clínicas Rincón, of the Liga EBA.

Under coach Aíto García Reneses, in 2009–10, in 9 games played in the Spanish League, he averaged 6.4 points and 3.7 rebounds, in 15 minutes per game.

In the next season of 2010–11, his playing time in the Spanish League was limited to 7 games, with an average playing time of 4.6 minutes per game, with his numbers dropping down to 1.7 points, 0.9 rebounds, and 0.3 blocks per game.

Nevertheless, that same season, the Brazilian player had his first good performance in a EuroLeague game, in which he also produced his best performance of the season, in a game against Brose Baskets, the leader of the German League, in which Lima scored 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. He averaged 2.9 points and 3.1 rebounds per game during the Euroleague 2010–11 season.

In 2011, he was transferred to CB Granada, to fill the empty roster space following the departure of Robert Kurz, in the inside game of CB Granada, sharing minutes with Paulão Prestes.

In the 2011–12 season, he returned to Clínicas Rincón, a subsidiary of Unicaja, while also playing in 17 games in the Spanish League with the senior men's first team, but with little continuity, due to not having a European passport. On January 26, 2012, Lima acquired Spanish citizenship.

In 2013, Lima was registered in the 2013 NBA draft, but he was not drafted.

On 25 January 2016, Lima agreed a contract until the 2017–18 season with Real Madrid.[3][4] On July 29, 2016, Real Madrid loaned him to Žalgiris for the 2016–17 season.[5] He helped Žalgiris win the national championship and the cup tournament, and to a successful season in the Euroleague, where they narrowly missed the playoffs. On August 5, 2017, Real Madrid loaned him to Beşiktaş for the 2017–18 season.[6] On December 31, 2017, he left Beşiktaş.[7] On 2 January 2018, Lima signed with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.[8] After his contract with the Tigers expired, Lima signed with his former team UCAM Murcia. Lima started the 2018-2019 season with Croatian side KK Cedevita, but left the team after changes in the coaching staff. He signed with San Pablo Burgos in December.

National team careerEdit

Lima was a member of the senior men's Brazilian national basketball team that won the silver medal at the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship in Mar del Plata, Argentina, which qualified Brazil for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great-Britain.

In 2013, Lima was summoned again to the Brazilian senior men's team, led by head coach Rubén Magnano, for the initial training phase before the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, but due to a herniated disc, he had to be cut from the training of the team.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Augusto Lima nombre completo: Augusto Cesar Lima Brito lugar y fecha de nac: Rio de Janeiro, 17/09/1991 posición | altura | peso: P | 2.08 m (in Spanish).
  2. ^ "Ficha de Lima en la web de unicaja". web site oficial Unicaja Baloncesto (in Spanish). Archived from the original on August 6, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  3. ^ "Lima, new Real Madrid player". realmadrid.com. January 25, 2016.
  4. ^ "Official Announcement: Lima". realmadrid.com. January 25, 2016.
  5. ^ "Zalgiris gets big man Lima on loan from Madrid". zalgiris.lt. July 29, 2016.
  6. ^ "Besiktas signs Augusto Lima". Sportando. August 5, 2017. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  7. ^ "Augusto Lima officially leaves Besiktas". Sportando.com. December 31, 2017. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  8. ^ Eurobasket News (January 2, 2018). "Xinjiang Flying Tigers land Augusto Lima". asia-basket.com.
  9. ^ "Hérnia tira Augusto Lima da seleção brasileira". Fibasquete (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on December 27, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2013.

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