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Cancún Heat Signs Basketball Star Raúl Delgado

Raúl Delgado, a 33-year-old guard from Chihuahua, has been announced as the first player to join the Quintanarroense Quintet. The team will participate in the 2024 season of the LNBP Caliente.MX, starting July 11.

Earlier this week, the newly formed Cancún Heat released their 32-game schedule for their debut in the 2024 season of the National Professional Basketball League (LNBP) Caliente.Mx. Now, they have officially signed Raúl Delgado as their first player.

Delgado, who stands at 1.88 meters, was born in Chihuahua 33 years ago. He will return to the Mexican Caribbean, having previously played for the now-defunct Pioneros de Cancún in 2014 and 2015.

Delgado was a finalist with the Cancun team and represented Mexico at the 2011 Universiade in Shenzhen, China. He later played college basketball in the United States with the Brigham Young Cougars, participating in the renowned Final Four of the NCAA Division I.

In his professional career, Delgado has played for the Abejas de León in the LNBP and more recently for the Capitanes of Mexico City. With the latter, he participated in the continent's leading club tournament, the Basketball Championship Leagues Americas (BCL).

In 2017, Delgado won a championship with the Halcones de Ciudad Obregon in the Pacific Coast Basketball Circuit (CIBACOPA). He also has recent experience in the Argentine League, having played for the Gimnasia y Esgrima Comodoro Rivadavia team in 2022.

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Delgado will join the Cancún Heat after playing for the Halcones de Xalapa for the past two years.