Friday, June 29, 2012

Siena's Centeno picked in Puerto Rico Draft

Some nice news for a former MAAC women's player.

Siena's combo guard Christina Centeno, who graduated this May, will get a chance to play professionally. The versatile 5-foot-9 guard was selected with the fourth overall pick by the Quebradillas Pirates in the Baloncesto Superior National Femenino draft Wednesday night in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

"I am really excited about being drafted by Quebradillas," said Centeno, in a statement released by the Siena sports information staff. "It is a great opportunity for me and I am truly grateful."

The league is made up of three divisions, which include Puerto Rican residents, descendants and foreigners. Centeno's mother, Olga, was born in Puerto Rico.

A third-team all-MAAC pick in each of her last two seasons at Siena, Centeno graduated as 10th all time in assists in the program's history.

She is also one of just 13 players in MAAC history to eclipse 900 points, 400 rebounds, 300 assists, 100 steals and 100 three-pointers in her career.

Centeno is expected to join Quebradillas for its first official team practice on July 9, with the season set to begin in mid-August.

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