Édgar Sosa (basketball)

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Édgar Sosa (born January 15, 1988) is a Dominican-American professional basketball player for Hapoel Gilboa Galil of the Israeli Premier League. He played college basketball for Louisville.

Édgar Sosa
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Sosa playing for Louisville in 2007
No. 4 – Hapoel Gilboa Galil
PositionPoint guard
LeagueIsraeli Premier League
Personal information
Born (1988-01-15) January 15, 1988 (age 32)
New York City, New York
NationalityDominican / American
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolRice (New York City, New York)
CollegeLouisville (2006–2010)
NBA draft2010 / Undrafted
Playing career2010–present
Career history
2010–2011Angelico Biella
2012Reales de La Vega
2013Blancos de Rueda Valladolid
2013Cangrejeros de Santurce
2013Leones de Santo Domingo
2013–2014ratiopharm Ulm
2014–2015Dinamo Sassari
2015–2016Petrochimi Bandar Imam
2016Hapoel Jerusalem
2017Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut
2017–2018New Zealand Breakers
2018Reyer Venezia
2018–2019BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque
2019–presentHapoel Gilboa Galil
Career highlights and awards

High school and college careerEdit

Sosa attended Rice High School in New York City, where he received all-American honors.

As a freshman at Louisville playing with Derrick Caracter, Earl Clark and Jerry Smith, the young group struggled early in the 2006–07 season. The team went on to win 8 out of its last 10 games, earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament. In the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Texas A&M, Sosa scored 31 points, shooting 15 for 17 from the line and 7 for 9 from the field. He also shot 15 for 15 on free throws to start the game, but missed his final two, as Texas A&M won the game.

In his four-year career at Louisville, Sosa played 140 games and averaged 9.7 points per game.[1]

Professional careerEdit

On July 23, 2010, Sosa signed a one-year deal with Italian Serie A team Angelico Biella.[2] In June 2011, he parted ways with Biella.[3]

On July 3, 2011, Sosa signed a one-year deal with Sutor Basket Montegranaro.[4] However, after breaking his leg playing for the Dominican Republic at the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship in September,[5] he was ruled out for six months.[6] Sosa was subsequently replaced on Montegranaro's roster by Ben Uzoh.[7]

In June 2012, Sosa joined Dominican team Reales de La Vega.[8][9]

In January 2013, Sosa joined Blancos de Rueda Valladolid on a one-month contract.[10] He later played in Puerto Rico for Cangrejeros de Santurce and in his home country for Leones de Santo Domingo.[10]

On September 30, 2013, Sosa signed with ratiopharm Ulm of the German Basketball Bundesliga for the 2013–14 season.[11]

On July 7, 2014, Sosa signed with Italian team Dinamo Sassari for the 2014–15 season.[12]

On September 25, 2015, Sosa signed with the Atlanta Hawks.[13] He was waived by the Hawks on October 10, 2015 after appearing in one preseason game.[14] Later that month, he signed with Iranian team Petrochimi Bandar Imam.[15] On April 16, 2016, a day after winning the Iranian Super League title with Petrochimi, Sosa signed with Israeli team Hapoel Jerusalem for the rest of the season.[16]

On August 11, 2016, Sosa signed with Italian team Juvecaserta Basket for the 2016–17 season.[17] On March 15, 2017, he parted ways with Juvecaserta after averaging 19.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game in the Serie A.[18] Three days later, he signed with Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut of the Lebanese Basketball League.[19]

On July 26, 2017, Sosa signed with the New Zealand Breakers for the 2017–18 NBL season.[20] On March 14, 2018, he signed with Reyer Venezia Mestre of the Lega Basket Serie A.[21]

On June 8, 2018, Sosa signed with BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque of the French LNB Pro A.[22] In 18 games played during the 2018–19 season, he averaged 13.2 points and 5.2 assists per game.

On August 24, 2019, Sosa returned to Israel for a second stint, signing with Hapoel Gilboa Galil for the 2019–20 season.[23] On January 12, 2020, Sosa recorded a season-high 38 points, while shooting 6-of-10 from three-point range, along with four rebounds and four assists in a 98–93 win over his former team Hapoel Jerusalem.[24] He was subsequently named Israeli League Round 15 MVP.[25]

National team careerEdit

Sosa made his debut for the Dominican national team in 2011. In 2014, he represented the Dominican Republic at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.[26]

Career statisticsEdit

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.


2014–15 Sassari 10 0 22.9 .361 .282 .719 1.4 4.2 .3 .0 10.4 6.7
Career 10 0 22.9 .361 .282 .719 1.4 4.2 .3 .0 10.4 6.7

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Edgar Sosa Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Angelico Biella signs Goran Suton and Edgar Sosa". Sportando.com. July 23, 2010. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "Edgar Sosa will leave Biella". Sportando.com. June 7, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "Sutor Montegranaro announced Edgar Sosa". Sportando.com. July 3, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "Edgar Sosa broke his leg in FIBA Americas Championship". Sportando.com. September 5, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Edgar Sosa to undergo surgery today, will be out at least six months". Sportando.com. September 5, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "Fabi Shoes Montegranaro announces Ben Uzoh". Sportando.com. September 19, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  8. ^ Sanchez, Odalis (June 13, 2012). "Saldívar: Edgar Sosa jugará con Reales en la LNB". elnacional.com.do (in Spanish). Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  9. ^ Guerrero, Mario Emilio (June 25, 2012). "LNB - EDGAR SOSA SE COMPROMETE A JUGAR CON LOS REALES DE LA VEGA". dominicanosenbasket.com (in Spanish). Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Edgar Sosa player profile". ShamSports.com. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  11. ^ "Ratiopharm Ulm sign Edgar Sosa". Sportando.com. September 30, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "Dinamo Sassari lands Edgar Sosa". Sportando.com. July 7, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  13. ^ "Hawks Finalize Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  14. ^ Vivlamore, Chris (October 10, 2015). "Hawks waive Sosa, Kazemi". MyAJC.com. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  15. ^ "Edgar Sosa agrees to a deal with Petrochimi". Sportando.com. October 19, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  16. ^ "Edgar Sosa signs with Hapoel Jerusalem". Sportando.com. April 16, 2016. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  17. ^ "Edgar Sosa signs with JuveCaserta Basket". Sportando.com. August 11, 2016. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  18. ^ "Edgar Sosa, Juvecaserta part ways". Sportando.com. March 15, 2017. Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  19. ^ "Edgar Sosa officially signs with Riyadi". Sportando.com. March 18, 2017. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  20. ^ "SKYCITY BREAKERS ANNOUNCE GREAT NEWS ON AND OFF COURT". NZBreakers.co.nz. July 26, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  21. ^ "Reyer Venezia signs Edgar Sosa". sportando.basketball. March 14, 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  22. ^ "Gravelines-Dunkerque signs Edgar Sosa". Sportando.basketball. June 8, 2018. Retrieved August 24, 2019.
  23. ^ "Edgar Sosa signs with Gilboa Galil". Sportando.basketball. August 24, 2019. Retrieved August 24, 2019.
  24. ^ "Winner League, Game 15: Gilboa Galil Vs Hapoel J-M". basket.co.il. January 12, 2020. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  25. ^ "מצטיין המחזור ה-15: אדגר סוסה". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). January 14, 2020. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  26. ^ "Edgar Sosa's profile". FIBA.com. Retrieved July 26, 2017.

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