On March 2nd of 1997, undrafted Horacio Llamas became the first Mexican to play in the NBA. He scored two points and grabbed one board in four minutes of action.
Who was the first Hispanic basketball player?
|Born||July 17, 1973 El Rosario, Sinaloa, Mexico|
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||285 lb (129 kg)|
Has there ever been Mexican basketball player?
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.
Who was the 1st NBA player?
|Career highlights and awards|
|All-ABL First Team (1948) Consensus second-team All-American (1941)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
Who was the first foreign NBA player?
Hank Biasatti, who was born in Italy and raised in Canada, was the first international player in the league in 1946. The number of international players in the league rose after the formation of the Dream Team when NBA players were allowed into Olympic play starting in 1992.
Who is the best Hispanic basketball player?
Current Latinos in the NBA
Manu Ginobili was born and raised in Argentina, and is arguably the best Latino player in the NBA today.