Former Cal Poly point guard Amaurys Fermin recently signed a contract to play for San Pedro de Macoris, a professional team in the Dominican Republic.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
San Pedro de Macoris was the runner-up in the eight-team Liga Dominicana de Baloncesto last season.
Fermin, who is from the Dominican Republic, played for his country at a regional tournament in June but was not selected to play on the team for Olympic qualifying. He could be on the team when it plays the United States in an exhibition game Thursday, according to a news release from Cal Poly.
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In Olympic qualifying, Ike Diogu scored 25 points, and Nigeria earned the final men’s basketball spot in the London Olympics with an 88-73 victory over the Dominican Republic.
Yack Martinez led the Dominican Republic, coached by Kentucky coach John Calipari, with 16 points.
SLO RATTLERS 7, MARYSVILLE GOLD SOX 2
The San Luis Obispo Rattlers used a four-run fifth inning to break open a close game in a 7-2 win over the Marysville Gold Sox in a summer collegiate baseball game Sunday, the Rattlers’ fifth straight win.
Levi Shordon improved to 3-0 with a strong eight-inning performance. He allowed one run on four hits, struck out four and did not walk a batter.
Brian Brademan hit a two-run single to cap the four-run fifth, knocking out Gold Sox starter Cory Rhodes.
Marc Flores was 2 for 5 with two runs and an RBI, and Mark Velasquez was 2 for 4 with a run for the Rattlers (24-12).