May 26, 2001

Union University Signs Paraguay National Basketball Player


Jackson, Tenn.- Union University men's basketball coach Ralph Turner announced this week the addition of Bruno Martinessi to the Bulldogs roster for the 2001-2002 season. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound guard averaged 18 points and nine rebounds per game in high school.

According to Turner, Union's coaching staff was eager to sign Martinessi because of his above average size and ability. "We are very excited to sign a freshman with Bruno's ability," said Turner. "His versatility allows him to play anywhere from point guard to the post."

Martinessi joins Gibson County native Michael Palmer as Union's newest recruits for next season's Bulldog squad.


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