Bestball Analytics, by Zormelo y Gómez, will operate in the Dominican

The company Bestball Analytics, led by North American coach Justin Zormelo and Dominican sports immortal Eduardo Gómez, will also operate in the country, as it has done for 12 years in the United States, both announced this Monday at a press conference in the auditorium of the Mauricio Báez Foundation.

Zormelo and Gómez explained that their company wants to help the development of young basketball talents in the country, through a direct association with them, or through the institutions that govern this sport in the Dominican Republic: the Federation (FEDOMBAL), provincial associations, clubs.

The two said that they are open to entering into work agreements with these local basketball institutions and also indicated that they will execute programs on their own; which they hope to do from the first half of next year (2023).

Through these programs, consisting of training periods, clinics, the executives of Bestball Analytics intend to increase the number of scholarships they have already obtained (4) for young Dominican basketball players at universities in the United States.

In the cases of players already established as professionals, Zormelo and Gómez explained that they can help improve their game, as they have done even with more than 80 NBA players and others who have aspired to reach that elite league, and have achieved it. , like the recent case of the Dominican Chris Duarte.

They also stated that experienced and highly rated players such as Kevin Durant (whom Zormelo accompanied for two seasons, in between), Paul George, Andrew Wiggins, Ben Simmons, John Wall, Rajon Rondo, Roy Hibbert, and Dwight Howard have confident in the preparation capacity of Bestball Analytics, a company that bases a large part of its training on studies, analysis of statistics that reflect the strengths and weaknesses of the players in their performances.

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Zormelo, the son of a sister of Gómez (Dulce Gómez) and her husband Justice Zormelo, was assistant video coordinator for the Miami Heat for two years and for the Chicago Bulls for another two years. For that last NBA team he was also an assistant as a forward scout.

Gómez is a member of the Dominican Sports Hall of Fame (class of 1995). He won individual medals and recognitions with the national basketball team in international competitions. He was selected for the All-Star team of Centrobasket ’75, as a shooting guard. He also for Centrobasket ’77, as a setter. On that occasion he acted as “combo-guard” for the Dominican team that won the gold medal of the event.

 

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