Southwest Desertcats

'20-'21 ABA Roster

#0 Anthony Robinson

Hometown: Albany, GA

Position: PG

Height: 6'1

Weight: 175 lbs

Wing Span:

Vertical: 12'

Flexibility:

Playing Career:

  • SW Desertcats UBL

  • ATL Wildcats (ABA)

  • GA Rize (UBA)

  • Knoxville College
    (1st Team NAIA)

  • Meadowcreek High-GA
    (HS All-American)

#4 Derius Hegwood

Hometown: Laurenburg, NC

Position: PG

Height: 6'0

Weight: 155lbs

Wing Span: 6'1

Vertical: 47"

Flexibility:

Playing Career:

  • Andress HS

#10 Willie Avalos

Hometown: El Paso, TX

Position: SF

Height: 6'4

Weight: 185 lbs

Wing Span: 75"

Vertical: 46'

Flexibility:

Playing Career:

  • SW Desertcats UBL

  • Pebble Hills HS
    -District Champs
    -2x All District
    -1st Team All District

#23 Bryan Rivera

Hometown: TBA

Position: SG

Height: 6'3 

Weight: 225lbs

Wing Span: 

Vertical: 

Flexibility:

Playing Career::

  • BIO COMING SOON

#1 Daniel Gutierrez

Hometown: El Paso, TX

Position: PG

Height: 5'10

Weight: 185lbs

Wing Span: 6'

Vertical: 40"

Flexibility:

Playing Career:​:

  • University of the SW

  • Ranger College

  • Franklin HS
    -1st Team All-State
    -1st Team All-District
    -Scout Focus All American
    -Pangas All-American Invitational
    -Ranked #16 in the Nation (Phenom 150 Camp)

#5 Caleb Moore

Hometown: El Paso, TX

Position: SG/SF

Height: 6'0

Weight: 

Wing Span: 

Vertical:

Flexibility:

Playing Career:

  • BIO COMING SOON

#11 Jeffrey Long

Hometown: El Paso, TX

Position: G

Height: 6'1

Weight: 215 lbs

Wing Span: 6'5

Vertical: 46'

Flexibility:

Playing Career:

  • SW Desertcats UBL '18-'19

  • G-League Invitational

  • Northern NM
    -MVP/First Triple Double in School History

  • Cochise College
    -ACCAC Champions 2016/

  • Howard College
    -Region IV Runner-Up 2015

  • Andress HS
    -Highly decorated HS career please request resume for full details

#25 Daniel Hernandez

Hometown: El Paso, TX

Position: G

Height: 5'11

Weight: 165 lbs

Wing Span:

Vertical:

Flexibility:

Playing Career:

  • BCLA Liga de Americas 2020 (Fuerza Regiq)

  • Semi-Finals LBE (Centauros de Chihuahua)

  • Fort Lewis College
    -2xConference Champions
    -2nd Team RMAC

  • Midland College
    -Offensive POY

  • Cochise College
    -MVP
    -Conference Champions

    -National Tournament Appearance

  • Coronado HS

#3 Jayondre Leak

Hometown: Laurenburg, NC

Position: PG

Height: 6'0

Weight: 155lbs

Wing Span: 6'1

Vertical: 47"

Flexibility:

Playing Career:

  • Andress HS

#7 Timothy Muniz

Hometown: El Paso, TX

Position: SG/SF

Height: 6'3

Weight: 180lbs

Wing Span: 6'4

Vertical:

Flexibility:

Playing Career:

  • Western New Mexico

  • UT Permian Basin

  • Canutillo HS
    -All District 2-5A
    -All City Team
    -Newcomer of the Year

#21 TJ Stukes

Hometown: Bronx,NY

Position: SF/PF

Height: 6'8

Weight: 250lbs

Wing Span: 6'10

Vertical: 

Flexibility:

Playing Career::​

  • 12 Years Harlem Wizards

  • Pittsburg State

  • Independence CC
    -Defensive POY
    -Conference   Championship

  • 2 NY HS State Championships

#33 Jesus Mendoza

Hometown: El Paso, TX

Position: SG

Height: 6'0

Weight: 175 lbs

Wing Span:

Vertical:

Flexibility:

Playing Career:

  • SW Desertcats UBL

  • Hanks HS

coaches

Jesus Aragon

Head Coach

Jesus joins the Southwest Desertcats with seven years of professional playing experience and over 20 years of coaching experience. His story of perseverance and drive is inspirational to many after his playing career was ended after being shot several times in the cross-fire of a robbery gone wrong in Mexico. He overcame paralysis, an amazing feat and went on to learn from some of the best growing and expanding his knowledge of the game. As a coach, he has won 4 TX State Championships earning back-to-back Texas State 2A Coach of the Year awards. He appeared at two World Universal Games, won a Bronze medal coaching the Women's Mexican National team and is the Founder/CEO of Pick and Roll Basketball Academy, and is a FIBA Licenced coach. He is the proud father of two beautiful daughters and happily married to his wife Denise.

Edgar Soto Sr.

Head Assistant Coach

Edgar is a lifelong resident of El Paso, TX and is a highly decorated retiree from the El Paso County Sheriff's Department. He is the recipient of the Sheriff's Life Saving Award, Cert. of Merit, Cert. of Accomodation, Sheriff's Academic Award, and the Cert. of Appreciation from the Military World Order of the World Wars. He obtained his Master's in Science Administration. Coach currently teaches Criminal Justice at Socorro High School. He is currenly going into his fifth year as a volunteer coach for three youth basektball teams. He is married to Gracie and together they have two sons.

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EL PASO, TX

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