TIJUANA, BC.- Everything is set for the start of the 2013 season of the Basketball Circuit of the Pacific Coast (Cibacopa in Spanish) for the border team Tijuana Zonkeys, which will play its first couple of series on the road against Navolato and Nogales.
Activities will start on Tuesday April 2nd with the visit from Tijuana to Navolato Garra Cañera; the series will continue on Wednesday. Afterwards the white and black players will travel to Nogales to battle against Fuerza Guinda on Friday and Saturday.
After these series, the team will rest for one round before opening the season at home on Saturday April 13 and Sunday 14, against Ciudad Obregon Trigueros at the basketball court of the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana.
For the first road trip, the roster will be formed by American players James Penny, Gene Shipley and Marcus Morrison.
Mexico’s National Team player, Omar Quintero, is also back together with Elvis Medina, Darío Ramírez, Tijuana-born Luis “Chupa” Ramirez, Jose “Sheshe” Cardoso, Luis Rodriguez and U21 youngster Sergio Sanchez.
All of them will be coached by Alejandro Fernandez, assisted by Martin Bojorquez.
The team is in constant evolution and its aiming to bring back players like Arim Solares and American ballers, Travis Gabidon and Cyrus Tate.
Cibacopa is deciding a minimum, between 6 or 8, games enforced for players to be able to participate in Playoffs, meaning Zonkeys will have to make changes to its roster in order to have fresh players competing and young development.