José Jaime Lloreda Ferrón (born November 10, 1980) is a Panamanian professional basketball player. He is a longtime member of the senior men's Panamanian national basketball team.

Jaime Lloreda
Personal information
Born (1980-11-10) November 10, 1980 (age 39)
Colón, Panama
NationalityPanamanian
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High schoolBerkshire Academy
(Homestead, Florida)
College
NBA draft2004 / Undrafted
Playing career2000–present
PositionPower forward / Center
Career history
2004–2005Karşıyaka
2005–2006Lokomotiv Rostov
2006Al-Ittihad (Jeddah)
2006–2007Bosna
2007–2008Varese
2008–2009Roseto
2009Hebraica y Macabi
2009–2010Zaragoza
2010–2011Halcones Rojos
2011San Germán
2011Ciclista Olímpico
2011–2012Atenas Córdoba
2012Atl. de San Germán
2012Titanes del D.N.
2012–2013Sionista Paraná
2013Mets de Guaynabo
2013Indios S. Francisco
2013–2014Pion.s de Quintana
2014Vaq. de Bayamón
2015–2016Atenas
2016–presentHebraica Macabi
Career highlights and awards

College careerEdit

Lloreda played two years of junior college ball for Dixie State College in St. George, Utah after graduating from the Berkshire Academy in Homestead, Florida. He was a dominant power forward in two years for the Ragin' Red, averaging 16.4 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in his first season and 20.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in his second season.[1] After his second season, Lloreda was named NJCAA National Player of the Year after leading his team to an 82-81 national championship over Coffeyville Community College.[2]

Lloreda played his last two years of college ball for Louisiana State University. He started 29 of 30 games in his first season with the Tigers, averaging 12.3 points and 9 rebounds per game in helping the Tigers to an NCAA Tournament appearance.[3] He scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in a first round loss to Purdue University. In his second season with the Tigers, Lloreda averaged 16.9 points and an SEC-leading 11.6 rebounds per game en route to being selected First Team All-Southeastern Conference.[4] Despite playing only two years with the Tigers, he ranks fifth on the career blocked shots list and sixth in career field goal percentage.

Professional careerEdit

Although considered a candidate to be drafted in the 2004 NBA Draft on the strength of his solid LSU career, Lloreda went undrafted. He began his professional career overseas with Pınar Karşıyaka of the Turkish Basketball League. In 18 games with the team, Lloreda put up strong numbers, averaging 15.8 points and 9.7 rebounds per game.[5] The following year, he joined Lokomotiv Rostov of the Russian Basketball Super League. He averaged 14.9 points and 10.9 rebounds in 14 games of league action and 16.8 points and 11.5 rebounds in FIBA EuroCup action, helping the team to a quarterfinal appearance.[6] In the succeeding seasons, Lloreda has bounced around the globe to teams in Saudi Arabia, Bosnia, Italy, and Panama.[7] At season 2008-09, he played for Seven 2007 Roseto of the Italian League, averaging 15.3 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in 19 games of action.

National team careerEdit

Lloreda is a long-time member of the senior Panamanian national basketball team. He competed for the team at the 2005, 2007, and 2009 FIBA Americas Championship and the 2009 FIBA COCABA Championship.[8] He also participated in the 2006 FIBA World Championship with the team after they were a surprise qualifier by finishing fifth at the FIBA Americas Championship 2005, despite starting off the quarterfinal round with an 0-3 record.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ NBA.com Player Profile
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ [3]
  5. ^ Jaime Lloreda at basketpedya.com
  6. ^ [4]
  7. ^ [5]
  8. ^ Profile at FIBA.com
  9. ^ [6]

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