The Bears will not be easy prey for the other teams
Sea cow. Don’t be fooled by the title bear. The franchise management has put together a team armed with razor-sharp claws to compete during the 2023 season of Basketball Super National (BSN).
the The Bears arrived in Manatee when the rights to the extinct Brujos de Guayama were acquired by urban music artist Ozuna. Under the leadership of Flor Melendez, a quintet was assembled headed by Isaac Sosa and Chris Ortiz with Matt Lopez, Kevin Young, Jose Genes, Alexandre Morales, David Moya, Derek Reyes, KJ Santos, Lance Tejeda, and Algenis Quintana.
Greg Monroe, who has experience playing in the NBA, is the main defender. The other import would be Elfrid Payton.
Jordan Howard and Jehvan Jackson will join the latter part of the regular season.
“They have to take us seriouslysaid Sosa, who arrived at Manatee as part of a deal with Santurce Cangrejeros. “If you look at our squad from 1 to 13, it’s strong. What I like most is that we have a balance on both sides of the field,” he added.
“The aspirations are high because that is how the team was built. When we have everyone, we will be a respectable team. It is clear that there are always exceptions for injuries, but if we put that aside and we are all healthy, we have the capacity and the technical staff.”
The Bears will be under the coaching leadership of Ivan Rios, who has previously served as manager at Fajardo, Carolina and Santurce. He is Melendez’s brother-in-law, and partner of Javan’s mother.
“This group of players will give it all up and go out every single day to proudly represent their Manatee. We have a good group of youngsters with veterans. Sosa is a role model, and sets an example for others. “All we need is to start playing and everyone have a great season,” Rios said.
Melendez expressed his happiness with the talent he has gathered for the 2023 season.
“The team comes from Guayama. This team played well, but the other players had to be complemented. I think we put together a team we don’t envy. We’ve worked hard and can’t wait to get started,” said Melendez, General Manager.
The Bears’ first commitment will be tomorrow, Thursday, with a visit to the Cangrijeros at the Juan Aubin Cruz Abreu Coliseum.