In 1985 with fresh memories of glorious success and the Silver Medal of the Spanish Selection in Los Angeles Olympic Games of 1984, the businessman Juan Valverde led a project that year, with origin in Los Maristas Club, and brought elite basket to Murcia, under the name of "Agrupación Deportiva Juver". Valverde was the the president that presided the club over for longer time (19 years) and the brand Juver was the longest time sponsor of CB Murcia (until 1992-93season).
This team from Murcia started its path in the autonomic/regional category in the season 1985-86, and in the following season, the team acquired the federative rights of Logos from Madrid and it jumped to the First Division B as Juver Sport Basket Group, where it remained during 4 years. In the middle of the season a young Felipe Coello was the coach chosen to refocus the team in the jump to professionalism with Randy Owens as undeniable star, the first American basket player signing up in the regional basket, in autonomic category. This recruitment, no doubt, increased basket level of fondness in our Region. In that first professional squad together with the American player were: J. Betolaza, Germán Aparisi, Josema Salgado, Pepe Rivera, Joaquín Bujeque, Javier García, Juan Ruiz y Kevin Ross (substituted by Mike Williams), juniors Andrés Díaz, Antonio Serrano y Antonio Fuster, besides Tomy Simms who substituted Randy Owens due to sport injury.
The season 89-90 play-offs managed to reach ACB, after winning the preliminary round against Obradoiro. That memorable team was made up by Quique Azcón, Ernesto Fernández, J Davalillo, Micky Abarca, Esteban Pérez, José Carlos Fernández, Emilio Nicolau, the departed Jose Ángel Martín de Francisco (Morty), Adolfo Fernández, Mike Phillips and Ariel Scolari.
The team made its début in the season 1990-1991named "CB Juver Murcia" and it remained during six years in the first category, the longest time up to now in the ACB. Players like McPherson, Davalillo, Nacho Suárez, Paco Martín, Clarence Kea, Xavi Sánchez, Quini García, Jordi Soler, Bobby Martin, M. Anderson, Johnny Rogers, Washington, Ramón Moya or Edu Sánchez, coached by Felipe Coello J.M. Oleart and Moncho Monsalve were responsible for those great years, unforgettable for veterans and followers.
From 93-94 season, without a main sponsor, the team was named “CB Murcia”. The red color was the first equipment and it was created the anagram with the emblem chosen as the most avant-garde of the ACB, and it was valid until 2008-2009.
A great step both for the club and its supporters was the move from Pabellón Príncipe de Asturias to Palacio de Deportes, which has a capacity of seven thousand and five hundred people and with excellent facilities. The change of scenario took place in 2008-2009 season, and in the following one the team was in charge of organizing the final phase of the Copa del Rey. In that competition the team reached the semifinal, in which it was eliminated by TDK Manresa led by Chichi Creus in the court, who finally defeated FC Barcelona in the final.
In the middle of the 90sthe team went down to LEB and up to the ACB. The first relegation to the LEB was in 95-96, although in the next season, 97-98, with players like Tony Smith, Xavi Sánchez, Edu Sánchez or Ramón Moya, and Coello as coach, the was champion of the LEB, going back to the ACB and with a change of sponsor and under the name of "CB Murcia Artel".
In the season 98-99, and already in the ACB it took the name of "Recreativos Orenes CB Murcia". Going back to the LEB, and in the following season, 1999-2000 went back to the old name "CB Murcia". A new change of name in 2000-2001: “CB Etosa” and later “Etosa Murcia”, name maintained during two seasons. In 2002-2003, the team proclaimed itself champion of the LEB led by Galilea, Xavi Sánchez, Antonio Reynolds and Stacey, and coached again by Felipe Coello who took it back to the ACB.
In 2003-2004 Polaris World Corporation sponsored the club. That season the club went again down to the LEB. One year later, in 2004-2005the builder Pedro Meroño acquired the rights of property from its founder Juan Valverde, changing the name to "Polaris World CB Murcia" and to be presided by Salvador Hernández León
That season Manel Comas started as a coach and Miguel Ángel Martín as sport manager, although this last one was already part of the club. Towards the middle of the season Manolo Hussein held the reins of the team, finishing the 20th season of the team (05-06) reaching the last ascent to the ACB up to now, together with the Copa del Principe de Asturias and a five-matches preliminary round. That preliminary round was settled by the epic track, after a passionate fifth match with an extra time to defeat CAI Zaragoza, a team connected to some extent to the club success in the last years.
The 2006-07 season was marked by the recruitment of the American wing-center Marcus Fizer, number 4 of NBA Draft by Chicago Bulls, who became the club’s star. His support was key to the league salvation that season and on the last day against ViveMenorca, death match finally won by 69-68.
In the campaign 2007/2008 they managed to remain with a bigger margin, to be placed in the 12th place of the classification to equal the best place in the club history with a team of great experience such as Risacher, Kammerichs or Lou Roe.
It is worth mentioning the work developed by Fundación Polaris World BSR (Basket in wheeled chair), which in 2005-2006 season managed to go up to the Honour Division without losing a match in the First Division. They were third in Copa del Rey in 2006-2007, and they were runner-up in the League so they competed for the European Championship in 2007-2008. The next season the BSR team moved to La Unión, where the competed under the name of "Peinsa La Unión BSR".
In the campaign 2008/2009 they maintained again the category by the epic way and again with CAI Zaragoza as victim, in a match to life or death, in which the looser would go down to the LEB and solved in the last seconds by means of some free throws of Taquan Dean.
In that season the team had gone back to its old name CB Murcia and the corporative colors are again white first and red afterwards, maintained in 2008-2009, although on the inverse way. There is a new change in the club property assets ownership, to go from Polaris World to Ramón Carabante.
The season 2009-2010 started with many previous problems related to the late change in the club management, what delayed too much its entrance in the market and the team making up. The season, with an unsteady team in some parts, was not good. Moncho Fernández was chosen as coach to command the team and he left his post to Edu Torres at the middle of the season. There were several changes in the team, but they could not avoid the team to go back to the LEB.
Luís Guil was the coach chosen to retake the CB Murcia towards the ACB in 2010-11. He composed a team with time and planning, trained to be ready to back to the ACB, and looking for the direct rise without going through the play off.
That challenge was not an easy one, even if they got magnificent victories with only four defeats in the season and a record of 16 following victories. An agonic and marvelous final match in against Tenerife, with Obradoiro playing in parallel the same option, sealed the access to the rise ,with a surprising score 111-112 in favor of CB Murcia, going up again to the ACB.
Luís Guil also commanded the team in 2011-12, with the challenge of maintaining the team in the Liga Endesa. In a season in which UCAM started to be part of the history of the basket in Murcia, thanks to the sponsorship of the club. The new UCAM Murcia tried to do the best European League.
After the second turn of the team and the epic match in the last season day against Estudiantes, Óscar Quintana who had substituted Luís Guil and maintain the category, continued with project of UCAM Murcia. The season 2012-13 starts with a trainer from Cantabria in the bench. They maintained four players from the previous season: Miso, Franch, Jasen and Barlow. Young players joined the team such as Matt Gatens, Joe Ragland, Kim Tillie, Marcus Lewis, José Ángel Antelo or Miki Servera. All of them accompanied by a player with experience in the league and in the Spanish Selection, world champion in Japan and Silver Medal in Pekin, Berni Rodriguez put his seniority.
The results were not favorable during the season and on the 20th January Oscar Quintana is dismissed as coach of the team. Marcelo Nicola, the second coach takes his post. CB UCAM Murcia saves the situation and goes on in the same category, Liga Endesa, one more year and even obtained the best post in the league.
After Marcelo Nicola, the club decides to take on Diego Ocampo, who during the previous 6 years had been the second coach of Sevilla. This would be the season leading ACB. The main transfers of this season were: Sadiel Rojas, Scott Bamforth, Raulzinho Neto and Carlos Cabezas.
In a great season 14-15, the university team manages to overcome the record of victories that they had in the current format of the Endesa League (14 victories), and finished the championship with 17 victories, just at one match of the play offs. They maintained the structure with a great ambience in the changing room, the university players performed a funny and fresh basket, besides that it was a season when after 20 years they beat Real Madrid Basket in a crowded Palacio de los Deportes.
In the 13 June 2015, UCAM Murcia decides not to offer the renewal to Diego Ocampo and looks for other projects and other wishes. At the end of June the club announces the incorporation of a new coach, Fotis Katsikaris, Greek coach and old acquaintance from his time in Bilbao Basket. Later on the players Scott Wood and Sadiel Rojas renewed their contracts to continue one more season. The incorporation of Facundo Campazzo, Vitor Benite and the experimented Serhiy Lishcuk seak to give one more step to get their goals. In the middle of the season Vitor Faverani, who was already some years before in the discipline of UCAM Murcia CB, is recruited for the rest of the season and one more season. In January Augusto Lima is recruited by Real Madrid Baloncesto.
Nevertheless, the outgoing of the Brazilian is solved with the arrival of Vitor Faverani, for the second time. The university team performed a fantastic second tour and after winning the last 5 matches in the regular competition, it went into the Playoffs for the first time in its history, obtaining the seventh post (best historic position) and gaining the right to dispute the Eurocup. In the series for the title, the Murcian team played against Real Madrid and they lost in the first match in Barclaycard Center of Madrid (107-103), UCAM Murcia CB drew the quarter finals in an intense match in Palacio. Even so the white power won out in the last match of the series, closing a historic season for the basket of Murcia.