|#||Name||P||Height||DOB||Place Of Birth||Club|
|31/08/1984||Auburn, Texas (USA), USA|
|26/06/1984||Mayaguez, Puerto Rico||Dallas Mavericks, NBA (USA)|
|11/06/1988||New York,, USA||Boston University, NCAA (USA)|
|30/07/1979||Fajardo, Puerto Rico||Boston Celtics, NBA (USA)|
|14/06/1983||Santurce, Puerto Rico||Indios de Mayaguez (PUR)|
|09/06/1985||Brooklyn, NY, USA||(PUR)|
|27/02/1981||San Juan, Puerto Rico||Capitanes de Arecibo (PUR)|
|06/07/1987||Guayama, Puerto Rico||CANGREJEROS DE SANTURCE, BSN (PUR)|
|18/12/1981||Bayamón, Puerto Rico||(NCA)|
|14/07/1984||Staten Island, USA||New York Knicks, NBA (USA)|
|06/05/1985||Mayaguez, Puerto Rico||Olimpico,Sgo del Estero (ARG)|
|24/06/1976||Texas, USA, USA||(PUR)|
|Min||Minutes played||Tot||Total rebounds||BS||Block Shots|
|%||Shooting percentage||PF||Personal fouls||G||Played Games|
Olympics in sight?
Team history :
LONDON (Olympics) – With 16 National Teams (nine men’s and seven women’s) qualified for the London 2012 Basketball tournament and 24 teams (12 men’s and 12 women’s) set to take part in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament, london2012.fiba.com will be profiling a different team each week, looking at their Olympic history, their performance and results during the various qualifying tournaments as well as some of the key players that make up their roster.
This time we focus on Puerto Rico, one of the teams that will fight it out for one of the three spots at stake at the 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament that will take place in Venezuela in July.
Puerto Rico was a Jose Juan Barea missed three-point buzzer-beater away from upsetting Argentina at the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship. The islanders ended up losing that semifinal by two points and with that loss they missed the first opportunity to qualify for London 2012.
Instead, Puerto Rico will travel to Venezuela with the tough task of getting in the top three in a tournament that will have the likes of Lithuania, Russia and Greece as well as the Dominican Republic and the hosts Venezuela.
Puerto Rico will look to qualify for the Olympics for a 10th time although they never won an Olympic basketball medal.
Since that first appearance in Rome 1960, Puerto Rico only missed four Olympic Games (1980 -through a boycott on Moscow-, 1984, 2000 and 2004)
Speed and perimeter game from NBA guards Jose Juan Barea and Carlos Arroyo, combined with the strength and size of power forward Renaldo Balkman and center Daniel Santiago, make of Puerto Rico a tough costumer for its rivals with interesting weapons across the floor.
Carlos Arroyo decided to change his life and game to prepare for the Qualifying tournament. Tired of playing little minutes in the NBA and with only few offers to decline, the guard was hired by a Turkish team, Besiktas.
On the other hand, Barea stayed in the NBA despite Dallas - his former team - refusing to call him back. Instead, Minnesota has become his new home.
The experienced and charismatic head coach Flor Melendez, who has been coaching at different levels in several countries since 1967, will be able to rely on technical assistance from Carlos Morales and Carlos Calcaño.
Having come excruciatingly close to the Olympics back in 2008, and with only the rim having prevented direct qualification last summer in Mar del Plata, Puerto Rico will be hoping that the OQT - on their home continent - will provide the Olympic path their passionate fans are dreaming of.
|2015||Tuto Marchand Cup||2nd|
|2014||Central American and the Caribbean Games for Men||3rd|
|2013||FIBA Americas Championship for Men||2nd|
|2013||Jenaro "Tuto" Marchand Continental Cup||1st|
|2012||Centrobasket Championship for Men||2nd|
|2010||Centro Basket Championship for Men||1st|
|2009||FIBA Americas Championship for Men||2nd|
|2008||Centrobasket Championship for Men||1st|
|2007||FIBA Americas Championship||3rd|
|2007||CBC Championship for Men||1st|
|2006||Central American and Caribbean Games for Men||1st|
|1995||Centrobasket Championship for Men||3rd|
|1993||FIBA Americas Champioship for Men||2nd|
|1991||Centrobasket Chgampionship for Men||1st|
|1989||FIBA Americas Championship for Men||1st|
|1989||Centrobasket Championship for Men||1st|
|1987||Centrobasket Championship for Men||1st|
|15||Daniel Gregg Santiago||C|