Cound Group Hall of Fame
Nicolas San Jose Garcia
As the first legend on our list, I want to honor my long time Spanish partner Nico. Nico passed away in 2018 after a long bout with cancer. He is survived by his wife Marta and daughter Ainhoa. He was such a caring person and agent and we taught each other a lot over the many years we worked together. Nico was very dear to me and we miss him very much.
Among the factors that make Luis Scola a legend is the fact that he is still averaging 20 ppg in one of the top leagues in the world at the tender age of 41. He is the ageless wonder! Luis was not only a great NBA player, but he's one of the best players in the history of Europe and is one of the top 3 Argentine players of all time - #1 for many. You can't even begin to start listing his championships and medals in this small space, but suffice it to say there will not be another Luis Scola!
Deanna “Tweety” Nolan
One of the best and most exciting scoring guards to ever play the game, Tweety, was a multiple All-Star, WNBA champion and top European guard, playing over 10 years with the Russian powerhouse Ekaterinburg. It would be difficult to name a more athletic player in the history of women's basketball than Deanna Nolan. Tweety is married to Anna Nolan and they have opened the Vino and Vibes Wine Bar in Utica, MI.
Andres “Chapu” Nocioni
Part of the Argentine Golden Generation, the great Chapu is one of the greatest basketball players in the history of Argentina; playing in dozens of national competitions and winning both an Olmypic Gold Medal and a World Championship with Argentina. Chapu was one of the great European players of All-Time before coming to the Chicago Bulls in 2004 (then Sacramento, then Philadelphia, and then back to Europe before retiring.) Chapu is fishing and hunting in Argentina and raising a beautiful family with his lovely wife Paula.
Ruth Riley, probably the greatest player in the history of Notre Dame, is a multiple WNBA champion, USA Olympian, WNBA All-Star and NCAA champion. Simply stated: a winner! Now, Hall of Famer Ruth Riley is married to Ben Hunter and they live in Miami.
Simply stated, Cheryl is one of the greatest rebounders in the history of women’s basketball. An absolute force inside, Cheryl won multiple WNBA championships with the Detroit Shock, All-Star selections and a gold medal with USA in a World Championship. Cheryl was the first player in history to sign a multi-million, multi-year deal with a European team, signing with Ekaterinburg in Russia. Cheryl and her daughter Cameron live in Atlanta, Ga.
WNBA Champion and WNBA All-Star, TAN was the inventor of the hybrid position “Finesse Power Forward”. University of Iowa great and a European legend who played for Phoenix, Sacramento, Indiana and 4 other WNBA teams and played in no less than 8 European countries and South Korea, Tan is an all-time favorite. Currently Asst. Coach at Northwestern University.