Vera La Tiérra

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Vera La Tiérra
(Red Vixen, G)
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No. 10 – Williamsburg Minutemen
Position Guard
Species Red Vixen ( Canidae )
Gender Female
Personal information
Born Cabo Rojo, PR
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Shoots Right
Career information
FBA draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the Williamsburg Minutemen
Pro playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010-present Williamsburg Minutemen
Career highlights and awards
Contract information
Contract year 2012
2020 Salary $12 million
2021 Salary $12 million
2022 Salary $13 million
2023 Salary $13 million
2024 Salary $15 million
Player Contacts
(IC) Agent Unknown
(OOC) Creator Jayni Tigerpaw
(OOC) Actor Sam Gwosdz/Jayni Tigerpaw
(OOC) Usage Ask me before any use

Vera "La Acróbata, Ruby" La Tiérra is the starting point guard and captain of the Williamsburg Minutemen.

With a nickname that translates into 'The Acrobat', La Tiérra took the basketball court and the entire country of Puerto Rico by storm, and stole most of their hearts. She has appeared in Latin community magazine Criatura's Top 30 Sexiest Athletes list for three years. However, she hasn't just garnered national attention for her looks; La Tiérra possessed a skill set so unique to the game of basketball that coaches were not sure how to stop her. The vixen garnered praise for her elite athleticism and a keen knowledge of the game. Scouts praised her as wonder on the offensive and defensive ends; La Tiérra still holds the Liga Baloncesto Furry de Puerto Rico career records for 3 pointers, assists, steals, and blocks (for a guard) in a season. These accomplishments, when combined with her highlight-reel moves around defenders and those jaw-dropping, leaning, twirling, fading layups, made her a prized prospect. Vera led her team, the Las Estrellas de San Juan, to two championships in four years. During the off-season, she also regularly played with the Puerto Rican national team, headlining them in international tournaments.

Before she was drafted, William Butenschen, head international scout for the Williamsburg Minutemen, raved about her. He said that he had never seen the kind of skills and abilities that Vera displayed from any prospect he had ever seen. With that, her fate was decided as the Minutemen took her first overall in the 2010 FBA Draft.

La Tiérra had an exemplary rookie campaign, though she finished second in the FBA Rookie of the Year balloting to Howlers sixth fur Paul Schäfer. The vixen made her prescene felt, leading the Minutemen in steals and assists. The next season saw her lead the Minutemen offense with laser-guided precision as she again led the team in assists and steals. The year ended with a 12-1 run through the playoffs as La Tiérra won the FBA Finals MVP.

Before the next season, La Tiérra became the first female team captain in Minutemen history and that's where a downward spiral seemed to start for the vixen.

During the 2012-13 season, La Tiérra seemed to lose her scoring touch completely, as she averaged just 8.1 points per game. Many speculated she was putting too much pressure on herself as the new captain of the team, and some others thought she was suffering from depression, but that has remained a guess among the pundits. Her teammates, though, showed confidence in her by electing that she remain captain the next season.

Vera rebounded the next season to lead the Minutemen in scoring and assists per game. Amazingly, she was also second on the team in rebounds per game, helped by more aggressive play on defense and screens from the ailing Nick Nwabudike. La Tiérra led the Minutemen to an upset in the first round over the Tallahassee Typhoons, pacing them in scoring and assists.

In the 2014-15 season, Vera once again led her team in points per game and assist-to-turnover ratio. Despite the inconsistency and her time missed for injury, she continued to have the respect of her teammates. She couldn't lead the Minutemen past the first round in the playoffs though, as they lost to the Pittsburgh Keystones.

Personal Life

La Tiérra's past and family life remains shielded from most of the public. Only a select few know that she hasn't spoken with her mother Maria in several years due to a falling out. However, Vera has made a home in Williamsburg.

In April of 2015, Vera and teammate Leonard Mack, after three years of dating and one year of engagement, got married in Williamsburg.