Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rebels Hold First Tryout for 2015

The Tampa Bay Rebels held their first tryout in preparation for 2015 at the Police Athletic League facility in Tampa this past weekend. The Rebels are known for the opportunities they provide to new players each year, and, although keeping the same roster brings clear benefits, the team has been able to compile a 34-8 record over the past 3 seasons with a different roster each year. This most recent tryout brought in an influx of talent at both the guard and power forward positions. The Rebels will schedule one more tryout in March with details to be announced at a later date.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Rebels Continue to Develop International Relationships

Since 2007, the Tampa Bay Rebels have built strong relationships with teams in the Liga Nacional de Basquetbol Profesional (LNBP), Mexico’s best pro league. “Back then, the team was known as the Tampa Bay Shark; we started sending players south of the border and developed a reputation for fielding a team with reliable players and athletes,” Rebels GM Fernando Rojas said. 

Rojas was invited to spend a recent weekend with the coaching staff of Pioneros de Quintana Roo, one of the best teams not only in the LNBP, but in all of Latin America. Pioneros coaching staff is headed by the former coach of the Puerto Rico National team, Manolo Cintron, and their associate coach is former Phoenix Suns player Horacio Llamas (pictured above).

“Pioneros is a model organization in many regards. They have a great coaching staff and experienced professionals from Mexico, Argentina and Chile managing the club’s community programs and youth basketball development. The club was interested in the Rebels’ scouting and recruiting system. I sincerely appreciate the invitation to share basketball ideas with one of the best clubs I have known, and I look forward to doing bigger and better things together,” Rojas commented.