by Latinbasket.com

The United Cup Board of Directors have confirmed the event date (s) for the 2021 United Cup of Champions. The tournament will be held from July 15th - July 18th, 2021 in La Vega, Dominican Republic, marking the first time the international cup will play in La Vega Top League. 

La Vega is one of the more competitive leagues on the island. Representing the local team (s) will be La Vega and Santiago. Toronto Basket (Canada) will make their Latin American debut after making a mark in Germany and France. Their first order of business was resigning local guard Faatimah Amen-Ra (163-G-91, college: MCC Toronto). Last season Amen Ra averaged an event best 21.0ppg in the Copa Mitchell (Germany). 

"We are excited about having Canada coming to La Vega", said UC board member Jo Fabian Jr. This will be a very big deal in La Vega. We are ready for the best tournament on the island. 

The league will announce the other three clubs next month as they qualify for the tournament. Front runners for the final spots include Mexico (LMBPF), El Salvador (Liga Superior) and USA (Women's Universal Basketball Association). 

Qualification for the United Cup 2021 will take place from March 2021 to April 2021.

The United Cup previous winners are listed below:

1st (Copa Mitchell-2015): GIE Lady Matrix (USA)
2nd (Copa Mitchell-2016): Santiago Basket (Dominican Rep.)
3rd (Copa Mitchell-2017): Plaza (Dominican Rep.)
4th (Copa Mitchell-2018): GIE Lady Matrix (USA)
5th (Copa Mitchell-2019): Santiago Basket (Dominican Rep.)
6th (Copa Mitchell-2020): GIE Lady Matrix (USA)

Former All-Tournament Team Players:

Marlene Caceres (179-PF-88)
Kristina Puthoff-King (180-PG-92, college: Richmond)
Briana Williams (170-G-92, college: Mercer
Taylor Ford (175-SG-92, college: UALR)
Esmery Martinez (188-F)
Carrie Washington (183-F/C-94, college: Columbus St.
Faatimah Amen-Ra
Jennifer Estrella (183-G-87) 

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