Communications from Mercedes for the moment is still in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires awaiting the resumption of the National Basketball League, which will be after the Fiba window scheduled for 27 and 28 of this month.
While waiting for definitions of the leaders that could be given this Sunday, yesterday afternoon he trained at the facilities of the Buenos Aires club Pedro Echagüe, with the presence of the North American pivot Robert Battle who returned to the Mercedean entity to replace the Chilean Gerardo Isla.
Battle returned to the country to play in Communications and has already trained with his new teammates seeking to adjust the details that allow him, once the League has restarted, to find the triumph that eluded him during the first eight dates in the Northern Conference. The North American pivot, with extensive experience in the National League, became the new reinforcement for the aurinegro. He arrived to replace Isla, who returned to Chile on Wednesday morning after completing his temporary contract.
With this hiring, Comunicaciones gave up hiring Brandon Walters, who could not reach the country because he did not unblock administrative matters. The Mercedeño team already has North American pivot Austín Williams.
Battle, 39 years old and 2.05 meters tall, played in Communications during the 2018/19 season. An injury left him out of the last games. At that time, he averaged 7.7 points and 5.6 rebounds in 27 games played.
The American intern, born in Philadelphia in 1981 (39 years old), later went through the Uruguayan Basketball League where he defended the colors of Aguada. With the return of Battle, Comunicaciones tries to strengthen the painted area, one of the shortcomings that it showed at the start of the 2020 – 2021 League.
So far, Comunicaciones could not win in the competition, where it has already had eight presentations.
According to the original format, there are 10 dates left to conclude the first phase and only two teams per Conference will advance to the Final Four.
The National League was momentarily paralyzed after the day played on Wednesday 18 due to an outbreak of coronavirus in different delegations, including the referees and technical commissioners.
The intention of the leadership is that it be resumed (end of this month or first days of December) with the same format although new sanitary measures will be applied according to the protocol that the AdC must submit to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Nation.