Famous Argentina Basketball Players
The history of basketball in Argentina is very rich and colourful since their history was always about winning. Sometimes, there were battles which were considered to be a disaster because of the fact that they could only land in the runner up spot.
However, these victories will not be felt without the players who have played memorable games using their amazing shoots, assists and rebounds.
In this article, you will be able to discover the history of triumphs as well as sorrows of some of the famous Argentines who as well have made Argentina a proud country in the sense that they bring glory whenever they are being delegated to fight for their country in the International Basketball Tournaments.
1. Pablo Prigioni- was born on the 17th of March, 1977, from Rio Tercero in Argentina.
He is an effective point guard with a height of 6 feet and 4 inches. Prigioni had led the Euroleague during the 2005 to 2006 seasons with his marvellous assists and steals which were also seen in the 2006 to 2007 seasons. He was chosen as the Best Point Guard by the ACB league in Spain in the years 2006, 2007 and 2009.
He is well known as a good passer and is also great defensive skills whereas he led the Spanish League in the 2002-2003 seasons. He was also chosen to play for the All-Star Game in the Spanish ACB league as well as in the All-Euroleague twice during the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 seasons.
He began his professional Basketball career in the Argentine LNB League during the 1995-1996 seasons as he played for the Ramallo team. He moved to the Argentine Obras Sanitarias Club in 1998 and on 1999-2001 he have played for the Spanish ACB League club Fuenlabrada.
2. Luis Cequiera- was born on the 4th of February, 1985 in Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina.
Luis also plays as a point guard. His professional basketball career started during the year 2001 in the Argentine League. As his years in the Argentine Basketball League, he competed against four other teams.
In the year 2006-2007 argentine leagues season, he helped the Boca Juniors in winning the League. Because of that he was regarded as the League’s 6th Man of the Year. He also competed in the Liga Sudamericana which is the top international contest for the South American Clubs in Basketball on three different occasions in the years 2006, 2008 and of course in the year 2009.
3. Paolo Quinteros- was born on the 15th of January, 1979 in Colón, Entre Ríos, Argentina.
His full name is Paolo Alfredo Quinteros. He can both play as shooting guard and point guard. With the height of 6 feet and 2 inches he is an effective Argentine League.
His professional basketball career started in the year 1997 with the La Unión club. After some time, he then transferred to Estudiantes Olavarria in the year 2000 which is also a club in Argentine League where he was chosen as the MVP in the 2003 season. On the year 2002, he again moved to play for the Uruguayan League’s club Trouville.
On the year 2003, he came back to Argentina to play for the Boca Juniors. He joined the Leon Caja Espana from the Spanish Second Division in the year 2006. Quinteros was also included in the delegates who played for the Argentina Basketball team for the 2008 Olympics and at the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship where the team both win Bronze in both competitions.