Elías Larry Ayuso

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Elías Ayuso
No. 10 – Vaqueros de Bayamón
Position Shooting guard
League BSN
Personal information
Born (1977-03-27) March 27, 1977 (age 37)
The Bronx, New York
Nationality Puerto Rican
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College USC (1998–1999)
Pro career 1996–present
Career history
1996–1997 Piratas de Quebradillas
1999 Piratas de Quebradillas
2000–2001 Atléticos de San Germán
2001–2002 Sutor Montegranaro
2002 Atléticos de San Germán
2002–2003 Grand Rapids Hoops
2003 Ionikos Neas Filadelfeias
2003 Atléticos de San Germán
2003–2004 Beşiktaş
2005 Capitanes de Arecibo
2005–2006 Žalgiris Kaunas
2006 Capitanes de Arecibo
2006–2007 KK Split
2007 Cangrejeros de Santurce
2007–2008 Cibona Zagreb
2008 Cangrejeros de Santurce
2008–2009 Iowa Energy
2009 Cangrejeros de Santurce
2010–2012 Capitanes de Arecibo
2012 Huracanes del Atlántico
2013–2014 Mets de Guaynabo
2014–present Vaqueros de Bayamón
Career highlights and awards

Elías "Larry" Ayuso (born on March 27, 1977) is a Puerto Rican-American professional basketball player. Ayuso has played in the NCAA and the Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN) with the Capitanes de Arecibo, Atléticos de San Germán, Piratas de Quebradillas, and Cangrejeros de Santurce.

Ayuso participated in the 2003 Pre-Season Training Camp of the San Antonio Spurs and the 2006 Pre-Season Training Camp with the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. Ayuso has also played internationally with Montegranaro in Italy, Ionikos Neas Filadelfeias BC in Greece, Beşiktaş in Turkey, Spartak St. Petersburg in Russia, the Žalgiris Kaunas in Lithuania, and the KK Split and KK Cibona Zagreb in Croatia.

Ayuso is also a member of the Puerto Rican National Basketball Team since 2001.

Biography[edit]

Ayuso is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences. He is married with model and host Angelique "La Burbu" Burgos.

Ayuso led the BSN in 2002 scoring 703 points and achieving a 24.2 PPG average.

During the summer of 2004, Ayuso was a member of the Puerto Rico National Team that participated in the 2004 Olympics which defeated the United States.

In 2005, Ayuso helped the Captains win their first title since 1959 when Arecibo beat the Bayamón Cowboys in four games during the BSN finals.

During the summer of 2006, Ayuso was a member of the Puerto Rico National Team that participated in the 2006 FIBA World Championship. Ayuso scored 106 points with a 21.2 PPG and shot a .629 3-point percentage during the tournament. Ayuso finished tied for fourth in PPG in the 2006 Worlds. Due to his outstanding performance during the 2006 Worlds the Denver Nuggets invited him to the 2006 Training Camp and was added to the Pre-Season roster.

In February 2007, Ayuso signed with the KK Split of the Croatian A1 League.

During the summer of 2007, he joined the BSN Santurce Crabbers before joining the Puerto Rico National Team. During his tenure with the Santurce Crabbers he led the team to win the BSN Championship over the Arecibo Captains. He was elected the 2007 BSN Finals MVP.

On 7 November 2008, Ayuso was drafted with the 2nd pick in the 2nd round (18th overall pick) by the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League.

On July 3, 2010, Ayuso led the Arecibo Captains to the 2010 BSN Championship, beating the Vaqueros de Bayamón in seven games.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA D-League[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Iowa 14 14 35.0 .383 .321 .895 2.8 1.9 0.6 0.1 13.2
Career 14 14 35.0 .383 .321 .895 2.8 1.9 0.6 0.1 13.2

BSN[edit]

Year Team GP FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG PPG
1996 Quebradillas 27 .363 .322 .869 1.4 0.6 8.6
1997 Quebradillas 17 .344 .327 .794 1.9 0.4 6.4
1999 Quebradillas 28 .444 .352 .818 1.7 1.0 10.3
2000 San Germán 28 .461 .402 .826 3.0 1.7 16.3
2001 San Germán 26 .495 .455 .881 4.4 1.8 22.3
2002 San Germán 29 .451 .426 .864 3.4 1.9 24.2
2003 San Germán 4 .362 .270 .947 4.5 3.8 19.5
2005 Arecibo 31 .423 .392 .880 3.5 2.7 23.9
2006 Arecibo 26 .400 .379 .807 3.1 2.6 19.9
2007 Santurce 7 .458 .455 .908 2.4 3.0 24.6
2008 Santurce 30 .442 .393 .859 1.9 1.9 19.7
2009 Santurce 30 .470 .420 .880 2.9 1.5 21.9
2010 Arecibo 29 .406 .351 .902 2.9 2.0 18.2
2011 Arecibo 22 .384 .382 .896 2.3 0.9 19.0
Career 334 .432 .392 .866 2.7 1.7 18.2

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