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Getting to know: Sorena Orandi (Sweden)

January 1st, 2008 · 6 Comments

After we started the series about European Prospects in the NCAA with Maros Zuffa, I continue today with the Swedish Point Guard Sorena Orandi. If you want to discover his story, just read on.

Sorena has never been a huge contributor for the different Swedish Youth National teams. He was a member of the roster in 2005 but he never entered the court for quality minutes and remained some kind of 12th guy in the rotation. So I wanted to know from Sorena who did that work out that he moved to the United States and signed with a D1 College: St. Francis (PA).

I played for Gothia basketball club in Sweden ever since I started playing basketball. One of my good friends and coaches named Demetrius Poles helped me get to America. He put me into an AAU team two years ago. The AAU team went to Las Vegas and we played “Adidas Super 64”. My AAU coach told me some coaches were interested in me so he suggested me to go to prep school. So I decided to go to Solebury Prep School for one year. After that year, I had several offers but the school that showed most interest was St Francis. I also like the school because of their academic quality in business major.

Actually in his freshman year, Sorena is still adapting to the playing style of his new team. He is seeing limited minutes on the Point Guard spot so far but Freshmen always have a hard way to get into the rotation. So for all the person that have never seen you play, what type of basketball player is Sorena I wanted to know.

I am a point guard. I want to say that I am good playmaker that creates for my team mates by breaking the defense, mostly by taking my man one on one. I have a scoring mentality and that’s something I am trying to change, I want to be a passer first, then a shooter. Other than that I think everything can get better.

As he has still three years to go with St. Francis, I also wanted to know from Sorena how he does see his future career in basketball. What are his goals?

My goal in basketball is to live of it. I want to be able to support my self and my family by playing the game I love, basketball. I see my self playing overseas after my four years at St Francis. It doesn’t really matter where I play. As long as it’s fun and I can make decent money I am fine.

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 puriya // Jan 13, 2008 at 12:53 am

    he is my twinbrother and i think thats a motha fu–a good player…… and ya will se him on the court braking ankle for the 3 futuring years!!!

    my homeboy and brother sorena orandi TND!1

  • 2 sam // Jan 17, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    puriya, are you half persian maybe?

  • 3 Charles Weigner // Feb 9, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    I think/know Sorena is a very good player and the reason that he plays not often is that Sorena is a freshman. As a freshman it is better that the first and second season he notices / observers the games.
    Sorena is not only a good palyer but he has good personality.

  • 4 Alex Sheerman // Feb 9, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    I agree with you about Sorena mr. Charles but I think the coaching staff at the SFU make a misstake . I think the team needs a liftup and a freshman like Sorena.

  • 5 Friends from Sweden // Feb 9, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Sorena is best. It doesn´t matter he plays or not we love him.

  • 6 Europe // Jan 31, 2011 at 6:38 am

    step your game up son

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