| Japan bj League|
San Diego (2005–2009)
| 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
230 lb (104 kg)
| April 5, 1986 (age 29)
Oceanside, California (1986-04-05) |
El Camino (Oceanside, California)
University of San Diego
Gyno Pomare Wikipedia
Leonardo "Gyno" Pomare (born April 5, 1986) is an American professional basketball player. He is currently playing professionally with the Kanazawa Samuraiz of the B.League2.
Pomare was a four-year player with the University of San Diego. He originally committed to the Toreros out of El Camino High School for the 2004 season, but sat out the 2004-05 season as a redshirt. In his first full season with the school, 2005–06, he averaged 10.4 points and 5 rebounds per game en route to being named to the All-West Coast Conference Freshman Team.
Pomare had a prolific career with the Toreros, eventually ending as the school's all-time leading scorer. He was the first player San Diego player since Scott Thompson (1985–87) to be named to the All-Conference Team three times. He also led the team to the 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where he scored a game-high 22 points on 10-12 shooting for the #13 seed Toreros in a first round upset over the University of Connecticut.
Although Pomare was a dark horse candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft, he went undrafted. On August 18, 2009, the Sendai 89ers of the Japanese bj league, the top flight of Japanese basketball, announced that had signed Pomare for the 2009-10 season.
Pomare, whose father, Leonardo Pomare, was born in Panama, is eligible to play for the Panama national basketball team. He first participated with the team at the 2009 COCABA Championship. He also participated with the team at the FIBA Americas Championship 2009. In 2011, he was signed by Quilmes de Mar del Plata in the Torneo Nacional de Ascenso (Argentina).