Against time the University of Concepcion to face the most important sporting challenge in recent years, with what will be their participation in the Basketball Champions League Americas. The auricielo team’s premiere will take place on Sunday, January 31, facing Quimsa from Santiago del Estero, in the first ‘bubble’ that will have the Group ‘B’ in Buenos Aires.
Faced with the imminent challenge, the technical management has seen no rest to be able to secure the three American reinforcements (in addition to one Latin American) that the international contest allows. Management that, in record time, already sees its first fruits with the confirmation of the first two names. This is Brandon Moss, who returns after the excellent image he left last year in the Penquista store, and Durrell Summers, player with experience in the LNB.
Names to fight
At 25 years old and 2.08 meters tall, Moss was the great sensation in the last edition of the LNB with the colors of the UdeC. The power forward shone with his spectacular performance at the rim, dunks included, averaging 21.4 points and 10.3 rebounds in his 15 games played, which were enough to win the affection of the university fans.
“That’s what we bet to bring him, to that showy game with rebounds, dives and running the court, which is what he likes. We spoke with him and he immediately said yes, he was waiting for us to call him to come again ”, explained the technical manager of the Basket UdeC, Sergio Montoya, on the return of the player.
Along with him, Durrell Summers ait seems like the perfect match. 30 years old and 1.96 meters tall, the escort had notable steps through the Chilean circuit, where he was the 2015-2016 LNB champion with Valdivia (being the top scorer of the tournament), in addition to defending Osorno (2017 season) and Puerto Montt, in 2020.
“He is a tremendous scorer, a player who will contribute a lot to our goal of competing in the Champions Americas, not only to introduce ourselves. We will face great teams, but we want to show what we are, we made a big effort because we had no time at all, and despite this I think we got the best we had to be competitive, “said the club’s director, Patricio Bustos.
Thus, it only remains to close the third North American, who will be a pivot to be confirmed shortly, while the Latin American’s quota will be occupied by Carlos Milan.
The big surprise came late on Friday, with the officialization of the return of Evandro Arteaga, a historic player who wore the auricielo for 12 years and left the club in 2015. In the first instance, the point guard would arrive only for the continental tournament.
Chile Cup at Casa del Deporte
At the national level, this afternoon Campanil will make its home debut at the Chile Cup, facing AB Temuco from 4:00 p.m. at the Casa del Deporte, where he will repeat this Sunday against CD Valdivia, at the same time. Both games will be broadcast via streaming.