Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Perez To Participate With Latin American Select Team At Final Four

Photo by Danny Dickey
Photo by Danny Dickey

Ole Miss senior forward Anthony Perez has been named a member of the inaugural Latin America Select Team that will be showcased at the 2016 Final Four this weekend.

Perez, a native of Cumana, Venezuela, just wrapped up his Rebel career after playing in 120 games during his four-year career and helped Ole Miss advance in the NCAA Tournament two times.

Latin American basketball players from NCAA universities and International Basketball Federations have been invited to participate, including fellow Venezuelan and SEC standout Michael Carrera from South Carolina. The team was brought together in conjunction with FIBA and the NCAA to honor outstanding Latin American basketball players, and will be featured at several events during the Final Four weekend in Houston.

As part of Final Four Weekend, 14 of the top Latin American collegiate players will participate in the inaugural game that will take place Saturday, April 2, 2016, at the Buick Arena, in Houston, Texas. Other Final Four activities include an autograph session Friday and recognition during the Final Four semifinal games Saturday.

Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela, will be represented in the event, that will highlight the basketball, the music, the spectacle, the charisma and emotion that is Latin America.

Latin American Select Team

Chris Ortiz – Kent State University

Rafael Maia – University of Pittsburgh

Cezar Guerrero – Fresno State University

Nehemias Morillo – University of South Florida

Angel Nunez – University of South Florida

Luis Escoto – Federation of El Salvador

Michael Carrera – University of South Carolina

Anthony Perez – Ole Miss

Amilcar Serrano – Federation of El Salvador

Adrian Diaz – Florida International University

Patricio Garino – George Washington University

Fernando Sosa – Federation of Mexico

Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports