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  • Jaume Sorolla Grad Transfer C commit

    Sorolla will visit this weekend per Jeff Goodman. He’s a 7’1 Center from Valparaiso. Originally from Spain. Not a ton of point production but rebounded well in limited minutes. Fills a need at the C position for this season.

    http://www.espn.com/mens-college-bas.../jaume-sorolla
    Last edited by Lobot; 06-02-2019, 09:47 AM.
    Brent Wyrick
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    http://www.valpoathletics.com/mbaske...jaume-sorolla/

    4.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 17.5 mins/game last year http://www.espn.com/mens-college-bas.../jaume-sorolla

    From the Chicago Tribune:
    Before Valparaiso, he played a season at Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, Kan.

    ...

    Sorolla also has represented Spain internationally at the under-16, U-17, U-18 and U-20 levels. He won a gold medal in the U-20 European Championships in 2016 and finished fourth in the U-17 World Championships in 2014.



    Does not look like much to get excited about, but knowing that Brooks and Nsoseme are gone and this kid is a grad transfer, won't hurt to have him on the roster if their is an offer.

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    • #3
      He'd be a great pickup. Good rebounder who shoots ft's well. Kid has a lot of experience as well. Hope Brannen and staff can land him.

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      • #4
        This is looking like a go. He’s basically been working out in our gym
        Brent Wyrick
        92 Final Four Front Row
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        • #5
          Announcement pending?
          Red and Black are more of an Attitude than merely a color combination.

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          • #6
            Source: VALPO grad transfer Jaume Sorolla is currently visiting Nevada. Immediately eligible
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            • #7
              Sounds like if he’s working out in our gym he needs to stop visiting other schools.
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              • #8
                The other center from OR St. that was visiting Nevada committed today. That doesn't mean anything for Sorolla necessarily since the other guy is a sit 1 transfer.
                Brent Wyrick
                92 Final Four Front Row
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                • #9
                  Hoping Jaume chooses Clifton. We could use depth and his experience this season.
                  Red and Black are more of an Attitude than merely a color combination.

                  Intimidate! Dominate! Celebrate!

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                  • #10
                    It looks like he committed.
                    Former KMart Ball Boy

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                    • #11
                      Based upon his twitter page, I would say he has committed to Cincinnati, I hope that he is good, I am not sure how much he contributes.

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                      • #12
                        Looks like this thread can be made a sticky 🤩

                        Committed to UC per his twitter
                        Red and Black are more of an Attitude than merely a color combination.

                        Intimidate! Dominate! Celebrate!

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                        • #13
                          https://twitter.com/Williams_Justin/...86886933262336

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                          • #14
                            We have really started over....the Spanish Adam H. I am kidding. I hope he helps.

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                            • #15
                              Good article on from what i've seen posted in various places in a somewhat misunderstood career., from Chicago Tribune 2018:

                              https://www.chicagotribune.com/subur...213-story.html


                              Back into form for Valparaiso after ankle injury

                              Jaume Sorolla is anxious to ramp things up for Valparaiso.

                              To understate it.

                              From all accounts, the 7-foot center from Spain was poised to have a breakout junior season.

                              But about a week before the Crusaders’ Nov. 1 exhibition against Indianapolis, Sorolla injured his right ankle in practice. He elevated to block a shot and landed awkwardly.
                              With Valparaiso in finals week, Sorolla is four games into his comeback after missing six. He’s eager to resume his upward trajectory.

                              “It’s great,” Sorolla said of being back.

                              Before suffering the sprain, Sorolla seemed ready to make an impact from the outset.

                              He put in the time during the offseason. He increased his conditioning — “last season, I wasn’t able to play five minutes,” he said — and focused on reducing committing cheap fouls. He improved his eating habits, making healthier choices.
                              Coach Matt Lottich certainly noticed the progress from Sorolla, who averaged 4.9 points and 3.4 rebounds last season and 5.2 and 4.4, respectively, as a freshman.

                              “Jay had a fantastic offseason,” Lottich said of Sorolla. “Rolling his ankle, I know he was disappointed. But if it was going to happen in-season, it happened at a pretty good time.

                              “It would be naive to think he’s exactly where he was. But we expect him to get there and be a big part of what we’re doing. We’re excited.”

                              Sorolla underwent an MRI and the initial diagnosis called for him to miss seven weeks. He had managed to avoid significant injury throughout his career, and this one rattled him.

                              “It never happened to me before,” Sorolla said.
                              Valparaiso junior center Jaume Sorolla (14), who missed six games with a right ankle injury, looks on during his season debut at UNLV on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (Ethan Miller / Getty)
                              He headed to Spain to receive treatment and undergo rehabilitation, working with the physical therapist for the national team.

                              Sorolla has represented his homeland at the under-16, U-17, U-18 and U-20 levels, winning a gold medal in the U-20 European Championships in 2016 and finishing fourth in the U-17 World Championships in 2014.

                              Treatment lasted three hours a day. He did pool workouts the first week, got back on the court running the second week and added on-court activities the third.

                              Sorolla was in contact with a tutor every day. He talked to teammates and other friends. He watched games online.

                              Sorolla was absent from the Crusaders’ exhibition and first four games. He returned from Spain before their Nov. 21 game against SIU Edwardsville, but was not in uniform on the bench.

                              He suited up three days later at West Virginia, but didn’t play.

                              He made his long-awaited season debut in Valparaiso’s Nov. 28 win at UNLV. He’s averaging 1.0 points and 1.3 rebounds in 9.3 minutes.

                              Sorolla said it was “frustrating” to be sidelined, especially considering his offseason diligence. But even more, he was “sad” to miss time given the close relationships among this group of players.

                              He already recognizes the chemistry.

                              Junior center Derrik Smits, the team’s starter, was happy to have his “buddy” back.

                              “I talk to him probably more than anybody,” Smits said of Sorolla.

                              Smits, who has a history of ankle problems, can empathize, too.

                              As a freshman, Smits tore two ligaments in his right ankle in practice between the exhibition and season opener, leading to him redshirting. He suffered a similar injury as a high school sophomore.

                              “I understand his pain,” Smits said of Sorolla. “It’s good to have him back, another good big man to practice against.

                              “He’s a very good defensive player and a very good rebounder — we always need more rebounding. He’s worked hard to become a better offensive player. It’s a big boost to have him back, just depth at the position.”

                              mosipoff@post-trib.com

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                              Last edited by coach; 06-03-2019, 09:56 AM.

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