Yankuba Sima, one of the most promising ’96 Spanish international players, has committed to prestigious St. John’s, coached by Chris Mullin, one of the Dream Team members that won the gold medal in the Olympic Games in Barcelona’92.
6’10 Catalonian center trained at Canarias Basketball Academy has reciently played the Hoopgroup Spring Jam Fest in Manheim (Pennsylvania) where the Academy directed by Rob Orellana became the champion after beating Long Island Panthers in the Finals.
CBA player whose nickname is ‘Girona’s Ibaka’, not only is satisfied because of his scholarship commitment to this big university but also because he is going to be coached by a NBA legend. Indeed Chris Mullin played 16 seasons in the best league in the world. After being drafted in the first round in 1985 by Golden State Warriors, he made his debut and retired in this franchise, except for a period, specifically from 97 to 2000, in which he defended the Indiana Pacers’ jersey. His retirement was in 2001 and has been a Hall of Fame member since 2010, along with other historical players of this competition.