More news to share after Japanese club (Premiere.exe) was announced as the last team selected.
The final club to be selected on the MCC 2019 roster - the Narahino Chiba Seals from Japan!
The Japanese club will be managed by Seals president Yasushi Okushima. The Narahino Chiba Seals will add seven Japanese players and sign three import players for this international cup.
Headlining the Seals roster is Japan BJ League veteran Jun Iwasa (188-G-80). Iwasa has played the last 4 seasons with the Narahino Chiba Seals averaging an impressive 17.8ppg. He will step in an represent the Seals (Japan) this summer. He also spend four seasons in the Japan BJ League. Iwasa played for the Tokyo Apache, Kyoto Hannaryz and Shizuoka Gymrats. The Seals have also announced the interest in Nagoya local guard Tatsuyuki Natsu (184-G-86). Natsu is currently playing for the Toko Hachioji Trains of the Japan B-League.
"We always try to add one club from Asia each event ", said Mediterranean Manager Alberto Pena This will be a chance for Japanese players to play for each club here in Barcelona. We believe this tournament helps EU clubs improve players and also helps scouting. It will always be our honor to host this event in Mataro.
The Chiba Seals are the first Japanese club selected this season. The 2019 Seals roster will be announced April 1, 2019.
Liga Mediterranean Cup Past Champions:
2015 - GIE Maile Matrix of USA - MVP (Jermaine Barnes (193-G/F-83, college: Point, GA))
2016 - Mataro Parc Boet of Spain - MVP (Marc Rubio (190-G-88)
2017 - UB Sant Adria of Spain (Oscar Amo (206-C-97))
2018 - Chabibeh Sporting Club of Lebanon - MVP (Jermaine Barnes)
Courtesy of: mcceuropebasket.com