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José Juan Barea (born June 26, 1984 in Mayagüez) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player who plays point guard. Professionally, Barea has played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), NBA Development League, National Collegiate Athletic Association and the National Superior Basketball (BSN) with Mayaguez Indios and the Santurce Crabbers. He participated in the 2006 NBA Draft but was undrafted, and he was subsequently signed by the Dallas Mavericks following his participation in the NBA Vegas Summer league, becoming the seventh Puerto Rican to play in the NBA. He was a member of the Puerto Rican team that won the gold medal in the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games. Barea was the starting point guard of the Puerto Rican national team's second squad that won the silver medal in the 2007 Pan American Games. (more...)