The NJ-Pros traveled to the Dominican Republic to play three exhibition games against the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto (LNB) 2014 defending Champions Los Metros de Santiago and the 2013 LNB Champions Los Indios de San Francisco.
Dominican Republic (LNB)
May 2015, the NJ-PROS played teams from the Dominican Republic’s top men’s professional basketball league, Liga Nacional de Baloncesto (LNB).
Our Exposure Tour #4 team consisted of some extremely talented players:
• Felipe Lopez (College: St. John's University / Pro: NBA, International)
• Bilal Benn (College: Niagara / Pro : NBA D-League, International)
• Zech Smith (College: Morgan State University, International)
• Dele Coker (College: St. John's University / Pro. ACPBL, ABPL, PBL, International)
• Malik Boothe - (College: St. John’s University / Pro: ACPBL, APBL, International)
• Tyshon Pickett (College: Bradley University / Pro: International)
• Nick Perioli - (College: SUNY Oswego Univ/ Pro: ACPBL, APBL, International)
• Corey Chandler- (College: Rutgers Univ/ Pro: ABA )
• Daryl Arnold - (College: Belhaven Univ/ Pro: International )
• Christian Villar- (College: Seton Hall University / Pro: EBA, ACPBL, APBL, International)
We had the honor and privilege of returning to the Dominican Republic to professional basketball league Liga de Baloncesto Nacional (LNB) for a second year in a row after last year's successful visit.
We were able to play two games vs last season LNB champions Los Metros de Santiago and a game vs Los Indios de San Francisco the LNB 2013 champions. During our two game with the Metros had the honor of playing a private game for all the student from, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, the best University in the Dominican Republic and our second game that was played at Plaza Valerio was sold out. We secured a total of 6 games for next year's tour as other teams are welcoming us back to their cities
We visited Felipe Lopez hometown Santiago and conducted a free clinic for the youth and provided each in attendance with an actual NJ-Pros Jersey honoring Felipe Lopez # 13 and as a donation to the Felipe Lopez Foundation. During our game vs the Metros of Santigo we also game out backpacks filled with school supplies and NJ-Pros jerseys to about 50 children in attendance