Basketball Famous Basketball Players from Puerto Rico

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List of famous basketball players from Puerto Rico, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. Puerto Rico has produced some very talented basketball players over the years, including centers, guards and forwards. These are some of the best Puerto Rican basketball players to ever live, so if you're a native of Puerto Rico and are aspiring to play ball professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular basketball player from Puerto Rico then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List below includes Nate Butler Lind, Edwin Ubiles and more players.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Puerto Rican basketball players?" and "Which basketball players are from Puerto Rico?"

You can click on the names of these legendary basketball players of Puerto Rico in order to get more information about each one. If you play basketball or just love the sport then use this list of talented Puerto Rican basketball players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
Alfred Lee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Puerto Rico
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Alfred "Butch" Lee, Jr. is a retired Puerto Rican professional basketball player. He began his career in the NCAA, where he gathered several "Player of the Year" recognitions and earned All-American honors as both a junior and senior while at Marquette University. Lee was selected as the Most Outstanding Player at the 1977 Final Four where he led the Warriors to the school's first national championship. The university recognized this by retiring his jersey. Lee was the first Puerto Rican and Latin American-born athlete to play in the National Basketball Association, accomplishing this after being selected in the first round of the 1978 NBA draft. There he played for the Atlanta Hawks, ...more on Wikipedia

Position: Point guard

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers

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Roberto José Hatton Negron is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player. Hatton has most notably played for Marist College in the NCAA and the National Superior Basketball League of Puerto Rico with the Arecibo Captains, San Germán Athletics, and the Ponce Lions. Hatton has also played professionally in Portugal, Russia, Mexico and France. Hatton has been a member of the Puerto Rico national basketball team since 1993, taking part in both the 2004 Olympic Games, famous for their defeat of the United States team, as well as the 2006 FIBA World Championship. ...more on Wikipedia

Position: Point guard

Nationality: Puerto Rico

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Carlos Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Puerto Rico
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Carlos Alberto Arroyo Bermúdez is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cangrejeros de Santurce of the Puerto Rican Baloncesto Superior Nacional. Arroyo had previously played in the National Basketball Association with the Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, and Boston Celtics. In the 2008–2009 season, he played for Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Israeli Basketball Super League, winning the league's championship and being named the Final's Most Valuable Player. He has also played professionally in Puerto Rico and Spain. Arroyo was a member of the Puerto Rican national basketball team that defeated the United ...more on Wikipedia

Position: Point guard

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Teams: Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons

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#82 on The Best Foreign NBA Players of All Time

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Daniel Santiago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Puerto Rico
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Daniel Gregg Santiago is an American-born Puerto Rican professional basketball player, currently playing at the center position for the Cangrejeros de Santurce. He has played in the NBA, NCAA, NAIA, and the National Superior Basketball League of Puerto Rico, and overseas in Italy, Spain, and Argentina. Santiago has also been a member of the Puerto Rican national team since 1998. ...more on Wikipedia

Position: Center

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks

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