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Manuel Raga (Mexico)
Born on March Wednesday, 1944, in Aldama, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Height:
188cm (6'2")
Position:
Shooting Guard
Nationality:
Mexico

Enshrined as a player in the FIBA Hall of Fame on August Saturday, 2016.

Clubs

  • ‘Instituto Tecnológico’ of Ciudad Madero (1960-1966)
  • Selección Mexicana (1966-1968)
  • Ignis Varese (Italy, 1968-1974)
  • Federale Lugano (Switzerland, 1974-1977)

Club Highlights

  • Three-time Italian champion with Ignis Varese (1969, 1970, 1971)
  • Three-time Italian Cup winner with Ignis Varese (1969, 1970, 1971)
  • Three-time champion of the European Cup for Men’s Champion Clubs (current Euroleague) with Ignis Varese (1970, 1972, 1973)
  • Two-time Intercontinental Cup champion with Ignis Varese (1970, 1973)
  • Three-time Swiss champion with Federale Lugano (1975, 1976, 1977)
  • Swiss Cup winner (1975)

National Team

  • Participated in 3 Olympic Games (Tokyo 1964, Mexico City 1968 and Montreal 1976)
  • Participated in 3 World Championships (Brazil 1963, Uruguay 1967 and Puerto Rico 1974)
  • 1st place Pre-Olympic Basketball Tournament (Yokohama, 1964)
  • 1st place ‘Centrobasket’ (Mexico City, 1965)
  • Pan American silver medalist (1967)
  • 3rd place Pre-Olympic Basketball Tournament (Hamilton, 1976)

Individual Highlights

  • First non-American player ever drafted by an NBA team (Atlanta Hawks with pick number 167 in the 10th round of the 1970 NBA Draft)
  • Italian league second best scorer (1971)
  • World Championship second best scorer in Puerto Rico (1974)
  • Stands within the 50 main contributors listed during the 50th Anniversary of European basketball competitions
  • Best Mexican player of the 20th century
  • Named Honorary Citizen by the city of Varese (2010)