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Famous Basketball Players from Mexico

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List of famous basketball players from Mexico, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. Mexico has produced some very talented basketball players over the years, including centers, guards and forwards. Featuring few of the best international NBA players of all time, this list is not as long as the best Europeans in the NBA, but still includes some of best current NBA foreign players. These are the best Mexican basketball players to ever live, so if you're a native of Mexico and are aspiring to play ball professionally then these people should be your idols. 

While there are no Mexicans playing in the NBA today, players from Mexico like Gustavo Ayon, Jorge Guierrez, and Eduardo Najera all got their chance to show off their skills on the biggest stage in the sport.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Mexican basketball players?" and "Which basketball players are from Mexico?"

You can click on the names of these legendary basketball players of Mexico in order to get more information about each one. If you play basketball or just love the sport then use this list of talented Mexican basketball players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


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    Adam Parada (born October 21, 1981) is an American-born Mexican professional basketball player who played as an import in the Philippine Basketball Association for the Alaska Aces. He played four years at the University of California, Irvine. Parada was not drafted by any team in the 2004 NBA Draft. He became a mainstay of the Mexico national team. He also played as an import for the Red Bull Barako in 2008 and led the Barako to a third-place finish....  more
    • Position: Center
    • Nationality: Mexico
    • Birthplace: Alta Loma, California
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    Earl Watson

    Earl Joseph Watson Jr. (born June 12, 1979) is an American professional basketball coach and former player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins, where he was a four-year starter and named all-conference as a senior in the Pac-10 (now known as the Pac-12). Watson was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in the second round of the 2001 NBA draft with the 39th overall selection. He played 13 seasons in the NBA with seven teams before becoming a coach in 2014. He was the head coach of the Phoenix Suns from 2016 to 2017....  more
    • Position: Point guard
    • Nationality: United States of America, Mexico
    • Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas
    • Number: 11
    • Teams: Memphis Grizzlies, Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets
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    Edgar Garibay

    Edgar Garibay is a basketball player....
    • Position: Forward
    • Nationality: Mexico
    • Birthplace: Ocotlán, Jalisco, Mexico
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    Eduardo Nájera

    Eduardo Alonso Nájera Pérez (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈðwaɾðo ˈnaxeɾa]) (born July 11, 1976) is a Mexican retired professional basketball player and currently a scout with the Dallas Mavericks. He is also a pregame and postgame analyst on Mavericks Live on Fox Sports Southwest, where he is identified as Eddie. Before being promoted to a scout with the Mavs, he was head coach of the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League....  more
    • Position: Small forward, Power forward
    • Nationality: Mexico
    • Birthplace: Meoqui Municipality, Mexico
    • Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets