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Ramon Harris signs contract in Venezuela


This one slipped through the cracks the other day while we were hatin’ on Tennessee but there’s some good news for one former Wildcat. Our man Ramon Harris has signed a contract with Trotamundos in Venezuela’s LPB league. The LPB league is the top level of basketball in the Land of Grace, and one that hopefully provides good health insurance/injury coverage for its players.

Here is the statement from Trotamundos’s official website:


El equipo de Trotamundos de Carabobo recibió este martes en la madrugada a los dos primeros importados que se estarán disputando los puestos para integrar la plantilla del equipo azul para la próxima temporada que comienza el próximo 26 de este mes como visitantes en Barquisimeto.

Con apenas unas pocas horas de sueño los jugadores Michael Sloan y Ramón Harris participaron en la práctica matutina bajo las órdenes del Director Técnico Iván Deniz.

El jugador estadounidense Michael Sloan, se puede desempeñar en los puestos 2 y 3, tiene 26 años de edad, es muy buen lanzador de larga distancia y mide 1,96 metros de estatura, ha desarrollado su carrera entre los Estados Unidos y el baloncesto chino

También entrenó Ramón Harris, puesto 3-4 que viene de la Universidad de Kentucky, nacido en Anchorage, Alaska, este jugador de un poco más de 2 metros estuvo este año en el campamento de Rockets de Houston.

I don’t know what any of that says but I think it mentions something about Ramon Harris being awesome and Trotamundos now having the best on-ball defender in the LPB league.

Venezuela, you’re about to feel the wrath of “El Asesino De Alaska.”

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

10 Comments for Ramon Harris signs contract in Venezuela

  1. Roach K
    9:08 am February 10, 2011 Permalink

    I just hope that crazy dictator down there isn’t a fan of the other team and has him arrested for life or something.

  2. Don
    9:08 am February 10, 2011 Permalink

    Or at least a close tranlation:

    The team of Globetrotter of Carabobo received this Tuesday in the early morning to the two first imported that the positions will be being disputed to integrate the staff of the blue team for the next season that begins the next one 26 of this month as the visitors in Barquisimeto.

    With barely some few hours of dream the players Michael Sloan and Ramón Harris participated in practice morning under the orders of the Technical Director Iván Deniz.

    The American player Michael Sloan, can be performed in the positions 2 and 3, is 26 years old of age, is very good launcher of long distance and measures 1.96 meters of stature, has developed its career between the United States and the Chinese basketball

    Also it coached Ramón Harris, position 3-4 that comes from the University of Kentucky, born in Anchorage, Alaska, this player of a little more than 2 meters was this year in the camp of Rockets of Houston.

  3. Spanglish
    9:09 am February 10, 2011 Permalink

    “The Adventures of Carabobo team received on Tuesday at dawn to the first two will be battling Imported posts to integrate blue team’s roster for next season which starts next month 26 of the visitors in Barquisimeto.

    With just a few hours of sleep the players Michael Sloan and Ramon Harris participated in morning practice under the direction of Technical Director Ivan Deniz.

    U.S. player Michael Sloan, you can play in positions 2 and 3, is 26 years old, very good long distance shooter and measured 1.96 meters tall, has spent his career between the U.S. and Chinese basketball

    He also coached Ramon Harris, 3-4 since coming to the University of Kentucky, born in Anchorage, Alaska, this player just over 2 meters this year was in the camp of the Houston Rockets.”

  4. Hoss
    9:13 am February 10, 2011 Permalink

    So, Ramon is a green-winged Macaw?

    I am failing to appreciate the symbolism…or was this just a cheap and easy way to post his pic?

    Sorry, I forgot where I was for sec. Of course this is the product of sloth journalism, who am I kidding?

  5. It
    9:36 am February 10, 2011 Permalink

    War of the translators.

  6. duhville cat
    9:37 am February 10, 2011 Permalink

    4) “sloth journalism”? Yeah, you should demand a refund.

  7. Snake Eyes
    9:52 am February 10, 2011 Permalink

    Is this Venezuela sports radio? No.

    Now please post John wall highlights so we can put em in our spank bank.

  8. Can't wait for next year!
    9:53 am February 10, 2011 Permalink

    As the stepping stone to the NBA, we will be awesome next year! We will lose Lamb,Jones, and Knight. Start all over with another group of freshmen. Struggle in the SEC, and then lose them on draft night. But maybe we can hang a banner for most One and Dones? We will never have an experienced team that can go far in the tourney, but man next year is going to be crazy!

  9. Blue Virus
    10:04 am February 10, 2011 Permalink

    8- don’t be jealous. I know you are still depressed over your loss last night. You’ll be ok

  10. Pat Armstrong
    1:33 pm February 10, 2011 Permalink

    This is a close English translation:
    Early Tuesday morning Trotamundos hosted the first two foreign players contending for roster spots with the blue team for this season beginning the 26th of this month on the road at Barquisimeto.
    With just a few hours of sleep, the players participated in an early morning practice under the watchful eye of coach Ivan Deniz.
    US player Michael Sloan can play the 2 or 3 position, is 26 years old, and is a very good long range shooter. He is 6-5 and has played in the United States and China.
    Harris, 6-7 and a 3 or 4, also worked out for the team and comes from the University of Kentucky. He also participated in the Houston Rockets try-out camp this year.
    Translation note: This says nothing about signing a contract or being guaranteed a roster spot.
    Translator: Pat Armstrong