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Edwin Ubiles To Play In Japan
- Updated: September 10, 2013
photo via Twitter Ryan Rossiter
Former Siena Saint Edwin Ubiles will be continuing his professional career in Japan playing for Kyoto Hannaryz of the Basketball Japan League (BJL). Former Siena team mate Ryan Rossiter will also compete in Japan this season with Tochigi Brex of the National Basketball League(NBL). Ubiles arrived in Japan after recently attending training camp with the Puerto Rican National Team.
Ubiles began last season in France with Cholet Basket of the French Pro A League. He appeared in only one game before leaving the team to return to the States to rehab an injured foot. He then went on to play for the Santa Cruz Warriors and the Springfield Armor of the NBA Developmental League. He averaged 8.3 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists for the season.
In 2011-2012, Ubiles was named D-League Rookie of the Year, playing for the Dakota Wizards where he averaged 19.6 points, 5 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game. He earned a call-up for four games to the Washington Wizards, becoming the first Siena Saint to appear in a regular season NBA game.
Ubiles previously played for the PR National team in 2012 along with former Siena teammate Alex Franklin. They competed in the Centrobasket Championships tournament, a biennial event for national teams from Central America and the Caribbean, earning the silver medal. Ubiles, whose grandparents are from Puerto Rico, also competed with the PR National team in 2011, winning the Gold medal in the Pan Am Games.
Ubiles played for the Siena Saints from 2006-2010 and is number three all-time in points scored with 1,939. He led the team in scoring in both his sophomore and junior seasons. His 577 points (17 ppg) in his sophomore season ranks as the 8th highest point total in a season. During a matchup that season vs Loyola he scored 37 points, the 9th best single game total in Saints history. Ubiles was more than just a great scorer. His 560 career rebounds is 19th all-time while his 273 career assists rank 16th all time. He is 10th all-time in blocks with 95 and 9th all-time in steals with 157.