AJ Bramah chosen first Draft 2022 National Basketball League – Momento Deportivo RD

SANTO DOMINGO.- AJ Bramah was the first chosen by the San Francisco de Macorís Indians in the 2022 Rookie Draft of the National Basketball League (LNB), which took place this Wednesday at the Hard Rock Café in Blue Mall.

Bramah is a 6’7 tall forward who played in the NCAA with the universities of Robert Morris and Nevada, combining averages of 15.0 units, 8.6 rebounds and 54.5 percent from the field in three seasons (49 games).

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“We are more than satisfied. His position is one that we aspire to strengthen and with him we will be better. We have had a rapprochement with him and our fans can count on AJ from day one”, said Luis Esmurdoc, general manager of the Franco-Macorisians.

The second chosen was the forward Alanzo Frink (6’7), selected by Reales de La Vega. Frink is a forward who recently completed his fourth year in the NCAA with East Carolina and has been part of the national team in minor categories.

Then the Puerto Plata Mariners opted for forward Justin Minaya (6’6), son of baseball executive Omar Minaya. Justin capped his college basketball career with Providence, averaging 6.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in 32 games.

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The fourth pick was in the hands of the Indios (via Soles de Santo Domingo Este), who opted for power forward Juan Junior Rosario, a native of Cotuí.

The Santiago Metros also had two first-round picks. They took shooter Luis Almanza with the fifth pick and then point guard Juan Félix Rodríguez with the seventh. Brayotin Saviñón Ramírez was chosen with the sixth pick of the first round by the Cañeros del Este, while the current champion Leones de Santo Domingo closed with point guard Yeison Rivera.

table of honor

At the main table were Antonio Mir, president of the LNB, Rafael Uribe, president of the Dominican Basketball Federation (Fedombal) and Alberto Rodríguez, deputy minister of the Presidency of the Dominican Republic. Evaristo Pérez, immortal of Dominican sports, was also in the draft.

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Exchange Titans-Meters

During the draw, the LNB approved a change in which the Titans of the National District received shooting guard Nehemias Morillo from the Metros, in exchange for Jhery Matos and the seventh pick of the first round, which turned out to be Rodríguez.

The season will begin next Wednesday, May 25.

Draft summary:

First round

Indians: AJ Brahma

Royals: Alanzo Frink

Sailors: justin minaya

Indians: Juan Junior Rosario (via Soles)

Meters: Louis Almanza

Rod holders: Brayotin Ramirez

Meters: Juan Felix Rodriguez (via Titans)

Lions: Yeison Rivera

Second round

Royals: Jonathan Bello

Sailors: Carlos Carela

Suns: Jose Alberto Liriano

Meters: Jean Karlo Hiciano

Rod holders: Nathanael Bonet

Titans: louis happy

Lions: Diego Colon

Indians: Kevin Nunez

third round

Sailors: Radiel Diosel Ulloa

Suns: Joshua Salazar

Meters: Emmanuel Labata

Rod holders: Gian Batista

Titans: Jean Carlos Quezada

Lions: Dimas Carrasco

Indians: will martinez

Royals: Emmanuel Cruz

fourth round

Suns: Yefri Payano

Meters: Jeffrey Arias

Rod holders: Luis Domingo del Orb

Titans: Anfernee Hidalgo

Lions: Oliver Baptist

Indians: Richard Ortega Almanzar

Royals: Kelvin Ramirez

Sailors: Danny Santana

fifth round

Rod holders: Jaduhkiss Soto

Titans: Randy Bautista

Lions: sebastian saiiz

Indians: Anphernee Acevedo

Royals: Juan Manuel Valenzuela

Suns: Carlos Rodriguez

sixth round

Lions: Christopher Donator

Indians: West Brea

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