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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. (born December 5, 1956) is a Puerto Rican retired 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 (NBA), accomplishing this after being selected in the first round of the 1978 NBA draft. There he played ...more on Wikipedia

Position: Point guard

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers

Roberto José Hatton Negron (b. 11 October 1976) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player. Hatton has most notably played for Marist College in the NCAA and for the Arecibo Captains, San Germán Athletics, and Ponce Lions in Puerto Rico's Baloncesto Superior Nacional. 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

Carlos Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Puerto Rico
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Carlos Alberto Arroyo Bermúdez (born July 30, 1979) is a Puerto Rican former professional basketball player who played for Leones de Ponce of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN) until April 2019. 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 2008–09 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, Spain and Turkey. Arroyo was a member of the senior Puerto Rican national basketball ...more on Wikipedia

Position: Point guard

Nationality: Puerto Rico

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

Daniel Santiago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Puerto Rico
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Daniel Gregg Santiago (born June 24, 1976) is an American-born Puerto Rican former professional basketball player. A center, he had a collegiate career in the NCAA and NAIA. His professional career saw him play in the NBA, the Baloncesto Superior Nacional of Puerto Rico, and overseas. Santiago has played for the Puerto Rican national team since 1998 until 2014, including been part of the 2004 team that defeated the United States at the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece. ...more on Wikipedia

Position: Center

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks