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Soles de Mexicali

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.

Soles de Mexicali
Soles de Mexicali logo
Founded2005
HistorySoles de Mexicali
2005–
ArenaAuditorio del Estado
LocationMexicali, Baja California
Team colorsOrange, black and white
              
PresidentCarlos Cota Arce
Head coachIván Déniz
Championships3 (2006, 2014-15, 2017-18)
Websitesoles.com

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 tournamentsEdit

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 SeasonEdit

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.

HonorsEdit

DomesticEdit

InternationalEdit

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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   Peña, Antonio 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb)
PG 4   Holmes, Avry 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb)
PF 5   Pérez, Carlos 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
SG 7   Cheda González, Mauricio 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb)
PG 10   Meyer, Kohl 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
PG 11   Álvarez, Víctor 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 76 kg (168 lb)
C 22   Dawson, Branden 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 103 kg (227 lb)
SG 25   Martínez, Lucas 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb)
PF 27   Goulborne, Lance 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb)
SF 31   Valdés, Aarón 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 96 kg (212 lb)
SG 33   Méndez, Orlando 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
Head coach

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

Updated: February 12, 2019

Notable playersEdit

See alsoEdit

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