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Teofilo Cruz (Puerto Rico)
Born on January Thursday, 1942, in in Santurce, Puerto Rico.
Height:
203cm (6'7")
Position:
Center
Nationality:
Puerto Rico

Enshrined as a player in the FIBA Hall of Fame on March Thursday, 2007.

Clubs

  • Cangrejeros de Santurce: 1957-1967 and 1969-1976
  • Picadero Damm: 1967-1968
  • Indios de Canóvanas: 1977-1978
  • Mets de Guaynabo : 1979
  • Cardenales de Río Piedras: 1980
  • Taínos de Mayagüez: 1981-1982

Club Highlights

  • Champion of the 1962 Puerto Rican League

National Team

  • Played in 5 Olympic Games (Rome 1960, Tokyo 1964, Mexico 1968, Munich 1972 and Montreal 1976), in 1 World Championship (Puerto Rico 1974) and in Centroamerican and Panamerican Games

Individual Highlights

  • IOC's Olympic Order
  • His 5 Olympic Games (from 1960 to 1976) represented the first time that a team-sport athlete participated in 5 Olympic Games (in basketball, this record has since then been tied by Oscar Schmidt -Brazil- and Andrew Gaze -Australia-)
  • Played an impressive number of 25 seasons in the Puerto Rican League, scoring a total of 9.512 points
  • 4 times MVP of the Puerto Rican League: 1962, 1967, 1970 and 1971
  • 6 times Best Defensive Player of the Puerto Rican League: 1964, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1972
  • 2 times Top Scorer of the Puerto Rican League: 1960 and 1962