- Mario Correia
Mario Correia (born March 17, 1978 in Praia, Cape Verde) is a Cape Verdean professional basketball player currently playing with Primeiro de Agosto of the Angolan Basketball League. Correia is currently the captain of the Cape Verde national basketball team and helped Cape Verde to a bronze medal at the FIBA Africa Championship 2007, qualifying for a wildcard tournament for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Correia attended and played basketball with then-Division II Bryant University from 2002-2005. After the 2004-05 season, Correia was named All-Northeast 10 Conference third team after a successful season in which he averaged 13.5 PPG for the Bulldogs.
After graduating from Bryant, Correia signed with Maia Basket of the Portuguese Proliga. Currently, Correia plays for Primeiro de Agosto in Angola.
Medal record Men's Basketball Competitor for Cape Verde African Championships Bronze 2007 Angola Cape Verde
Correia played his first international game at The FIBA Africa Championship 1997. Today Correia is captain of the Cape Verde national basketball team. At the FIBA Africa Championship 2007, he averaged 11.3 PPG and 3.8 RPG to help the Cape Verdeans to a surprise bronze medal. Although the team struggled to a 13th place in the 2009 FIBA Africa Championship, Correia turned in another solid performance, averaging 15.2 PPG, 3.6 RPG, and 2.4 APG over five games.
- ^ Cape Verde Team Profile at FIBA.com
- ^ FIBA.com profile
- ^ CVhoops.com
- ^ Article at bryantbulldogs.com
- ^ Correia now a European Pro at CVhoops.com
- ^ Player Page at FIBA.com
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