The Inspiring Story of Riyadi’s new Player Edgar Sosa
21 Mar.2017 – Al Riyadi Beirut Club concluded a deal with one of the best players in the region: the 29 year-old point guard, Edgar Sosa, from the Dominican Republic.
It may be hard to find a great player, like Edgar Sosa, who has taken the floor in the Euro-league. He nearly lost his career to a gruesome leg injury while competing for the Dominican Republic national team six years ago.
On September 5 2011, in a game against Panama in the Olympic qualifiers, Sosa got injured, breaking a tibia. An injury that kept him away for two full seasons. Furthermore, Sosa was not in contract with any club, so he went through his rehab virtually alone with his mother for moral support and a personal trainer to push him forward.
Just getting back to the way he was before wasn’t enough, said Sosa. He had a lot of fear during his come back.
After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA draft, Sosa joined the Detroit Pistons for the 2010 NBA summer league. He later signed for the Italian Serie A team Angelico Biella for the 2010 – 2011 season.
In September 2013, he signed with Ratiopharm ULM of the German Basketball Bundesliga for the 2013-2014 season. He averaged 11.5 ppg, 3.7 apg and 1.3 rpg.
In July 2014, Sosa signed with the Italian Euro-league team Dinamo Sassari for the 2014-2015 season, where he averaged 10.4 ppg, 4.2 apg and 1.4 rpg in 22.9min of playing time.
In October 2015, Sosa signed a deal with Iranian team Petrochimi who had won the Iranian super league title. He played 28 games with the team where he averaged 16.8 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 3.4 apg and 1.3 spg.
In April 2016, he signed with Hapoel Jerusalem for the rest of the season. He only played four games with the team. He averaged 5.8 ppg and 1.5 apg.
In August 2016, Sosa signed with Club Juvecaserta Basket for 2016-2017 season where he parted ways with the club averaging 15,4 ppg, 2.8 rpg and 5.9 apg.
Sosa is quite experienced player. He has played in seven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He had also previously played professionally in the Dominican Republic.
A few words that could describe him: A very promising combo guard, with an immense upside for Al Riyadi Beirut Club. Has the court vision and the passing skills of a proven PG, scores a lot of points and can defend well.
Sosa arrives on Saturday to Lebanon to join his new club. Riyadi might keep on all of their imports so Sosa will have a tough challenge to prove himself in our strong league.
All the luck for the talented player with Al Riyadi Beirut.