So here is the second batch of the famous Uruguayan basketball players who made their way up to the center stage of the basketball phenomenon.
Gustavo “Panchi” Barrera
He was born on the 6th of April, 1985 in the beautiful country of Uruguay. He started playing as a professional Basketball player in the year 2001 at the age of 16 years old. He then played for the Welcome Montevideo team in Uruguay.
It is one of the most famous teams in Uruguay. He also plays for the Country’s National Basketball Team which plays for the different tournament here and abroad. Barrera now plays for the Union Atletica for the Liga Uruguayan de Basketball.
Barrera had also played for several periods with the DKV Jovenut team in Spain. This includes his 6 games in the ULEB Cup which happened in the year 2003 and 2004. A thing that is so sad to know is that he spent several years in the bench just watching for his team to play for a game.
However, he became very much into basketball as his talents were then tested and it is already continuous until the years 2007 and 2008. He was then playing for the team of Hebraica y Macabi with an average of 14.1 points as well as 6.9 assists in every game, on e thing more, the team won the 2nd place.
After performing well for the country, a doctor saw his talents and then considered him as one o the players. After several leagues and seasons, his averages now in playing basketball are the following: 36.7 minutes whereas 17.0 points 9.0 assists. It was a wonderful rise on his career and he is now being known all throughout the country Uruguay.
Leandro Garcia Morales
This thirty years old Uruguayan Professional basketball player was born on the 27th of June, 1980. He is now one of the long time members of the Uruguay National Basketball Team. He currently plays for the Halcones de Xalapa which is a team of the Mexican League.
Morales started playing professionally during his college years. He attended his college in a school in Hialeah, Florida where he moved. He then participated the college basketball team and joined the seniors during the final seasons in colleges he play together with his fellow Uruguayan national basketball teammate Martin Osimani.
He soon transferred to his new school the Miami-Dade Community College and he started his first season there as a college basketball player. After that season he was regarded as one of the top ten college basketball players based upon the college’s scoring.
After he graduated his college, Garcia Morales came back to Uruguay to join the Olympia Montevideo team for the Liga Uruguay de Basketball. He had played for the teams of different countries like Uruguay, Italy and Venezuela during his first 5 years as a professional basketball player. He has been playing for the Uruguay National Basketball Team since the year 2001 and until now he still gives pride to his country.