2022 United Cup Superior Awards

by Jo Fabian Jr.

United Cup Awards 2022 Superior 

Felipe Lopez Most Valuable Player Award:  Oliver Garcia of GIE Cibao Immortals 
Guard of the Year:  Oliver Garcia of GIE Cibao Immortals
Forward of the Year:  James Milton of BC Uprise 
Center of the Year:  Adris Rodriguez of GIE Cibao Immortals
Rookie of the Year: Milosevic Rivera of GIE Cibao Immortals
Defensive Player of the Year:  James Milton of BC Uprise
Dominican Player of the Year:  Adris Rodriguez of GIE Cibao Immortals
Coach of the Year: J.D. Barnes of GIE Cibao Immortals

1st Team
Oliver Garcia
Adris Rodriguez
James Milton
Bryan Garcia 
Angel Rivas

2nd Team
Dyron Anderson
Michael Melvin
Clavontae Brown
Edwin Espinal
Miguel Almonte 

Honorable Mention 
Brandon O'Brien
Stephen Moore
Kendan Lewis
Milosevic Rivera
Juan Valenzuela

All-Domestic Players Team

Oliver Garcia
Adris Rodriguez
Angel Rivas
Bryan Garcia 
Milosevic Rivera

2022 United Cup: Immortals overpower Bulldogs to claim Superior Championship 

GIE Cibao Immortals - Sheffield Bulldogs 79:66

GIE Cibao Immortals celebrated their second ever United Cup Gold. They beat Sheffield Bulldogs in the Final in Santiago tonight to claim the title. Oliver Garcia provided 22 points and 4 rebounds to lead the champions.
Immortals opened the game on a 14:2 run. But Bulldogs found their answer in Ken Lewis as he scored 8 consecutive points to keep Bulldogs close. Immortals however finished the quarter on a strong rally to take a 23:14 lead after ten minutes. Immortals quickly ballooned the lead to as many as 14 points in the second period. Clav Brown came up big for the Immortals with 22 points and 6 rebounds. But Immortals stayed confident restoring a double-digit lead and finishing the first half up by 12 points 43:31. GIE started to overwhelm the Bulldogs in the third quarter. Amet Gil completed three-point play to give the Immortals a massive 22-point lead 55:33.

The Immortals won the game 79-66 to claim their second United Cup title.  Oliver Garcia was named Finals MVP.