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Edwin Ubiles Drafted #1 In Puerto Rico

Former Siena Saint star Edwin Ubiles was drafted #1 overall in the BSN, Superior Basketball League in Puerto Rico. He was selected by the Mayagüez Indians and is seen as the “X-factor” in the success of the team. “We expect Ubiles to be a player of National Team caliber,” stated team manager Williset Del Valle.  The team is coached by former BSN great Eddie Casiano who will also serve as one of Rick Pitino’s assistant coaches for the Puerto Rican National Basketball team. The BSL has produced NBA players in the past such as Carlos Arroyo and Peter Ramos. Most members of the Puerto Rican national team also play in this increasingly competitive league.

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Ubiles finished his career as the third all time scorer in Siena history with 1,939 points. He was part of the team which won three MAAC championships and made 3 NCAA appearances.  Edwin was named Rookie of the Year following his freshman season and was a two time All MAAC first team selection.  He was also twice named to the District 1 NABC first team. Following his successful career at Siena a right shin stress fracture last summer put a damper on talks of him having a shot in the NBA draft. Good luck to Edwin on his return to action.

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BSL First Round Draft

Primera Ronda

1. Mayagüez – Edwin Ubiles*, 6’6”, SF, Siena

2. Humacao – John Holland*, 6’5”, G/F, Boston University

3. Coamo – Gilberto Clavell, 6’6”, PF, Sam Houston State

4. Isabela – Jason Johnson*, 6’7”, PF, Ironi Nahariya, Israel

5. Santurce  – Javy González, 6’1”, PG, North Carolina State

6. San Germán – Joey Rodríguez*, 6’1”, PG,  VCU

7. Humacao – Mychael Henderson*, 6’6”, F/G, Coras, México

8. Coamo – Thomas Manzano*, 6’4”, SG, Wyoming

9. Bayamón – Armond Hill*, 6’6”, F, Bowie State

10. Arecibo – Gilberto Acevedo, 5’11”, PG, Colegio Carmen Sol

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Update 5/1/11: Edwin has now officially signed to play with the Indians for the remainder of the season. Over his first five games he is averaging 9.4 points per game along with 5.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists.

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