The Titans will add three stellar reinforcements this season

They will not go unnoticed, they want to compete. The Titans of Barranquilla have decided not to delay next season in the Professional Basketball League and, in the absence of an official presentation, have closed three high-level reinforcements to lead the quest for the eighth national conquest.

EL HERALDO learned that famed Panamanian Ernesto Oglivie and Argentine players Juan Ignacio Laterza and Federico Aguerre will join the Barranquilla squad to defend the Colombian basketball title and kick off basketball action on the right foot in 2023.

His return is always triumphant. The MVP of the 2021 finals and one of the curramberos’ top scorers in recent seasons will not be left out. Once he is done with his obligations in Uruguay – he is currently part of the Hebraica y Macabi club – Ernesto Oglivie will join the squad under the management of Cartagena’s Tomás Díaz.

In Colombia they know him very well and he is one of the favorites of the Barranquilla public. His mastery of painting and his character at crucial moments have enabled him to leave a mark on Titanes. Here he has been called champion four times. In addition, he poses as the second player – after Jonathan Rodríguez – to break the 1,000-point mark with the franchise.

The Argentinian tide continues to take over the Colombian champions. Juan Ignacio Laterza and Federico Aguerre will be the other two confirmed outsiders for Titanes. Names of powers that will gain their first experience in Colombian territory.

‘Nacho’ Laterza is a 25-year-old point guard who has made several appearances for teams from his country. He demonstrated his talent in teams such as Huracán de Trelew (second division), Ciclista de Junín, Atenas de Patagones, Estudiantes de Concordia and Ferrocarril Oeste. He lands —together with his compatriot— in the city this Monday.

For his part, Federico Aguerre is a man of many more roles. Good move for the Colombian environment. With a height of 2.03 meters and a step proven by the Argentina team, the post leaves the ranks of União Corinthians of Brazil to sign for the Titanes de Barranquilla.

His professional debut came from Boca Juniors, a team with which he became champion in the same year (2006). He went to Europe where he played for Joventut de Badalona and CB Prat, both Spanish teams, and with the national team he came second in the under 18 category (2006) and South America second in the senior category (2010) – a tournament that was played in Colombia.

In the 2014-2015 season, he was the best forward in the entire National Basketball League (Argentina) and in the same campaign, he attended the league’s All-Star Game.

There’s more. EL HERALDO also confirmed that from Titanes they are in the process of selecting another foreign player with whom they would close the transfer market for this season.

The defending champions will debut this Friday – they also play on Saturday – in the Professional Basketball League when they meet at the Elías Chegwin Coliseum at 8pm, against Corsarios de Cartagena.

Source: El heraldo

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