Alex Pérez (basketball)

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Alex Pérez
Žalgiris Kaunas
PositionPoint guard
Personal information
Born (1993-07-01) July 1, 1993 (age 26)
San Diego, California
NationalityAmerican / Mexican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–2015Soles de Mexicali
2015Bucaneros de La Guaira
2015–2016Soles de Mexicali
2016Maccabi Haifa
2017Soles de Mexicali
2017San Lorenzo
2017–2018VEF Rīga
2019–presentŽalgiris Kaunas
Career highlights and awards

Alexander "Alex" Pérez Kaufmann (born January 1, 1993) is a Mexican American professional basketball player for Žalgiris Kaunas of the Lithuanian Basketball League and the EuroLeague. He also represents the senior Mexican national basketball team in international competitions.

Professional career[edit]

On June 17, 2016, Pérez signed with the Israeli team Maccabi Haifa for the 2016–17 season.[1]

On July 24, 2017, Pérez signed a one-year deal with the Latvian team VEF Rīga.[2] Pérez helped them to reach the 2018 Latvian League Finals and the 2018 VTB League Quarterfinals. In 55 games played during the 2017–18 season (both in the Latvian League and the VTB League), Pérez averaged 11.8 points, 5.8 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game.

On July 4, 2018, Pérez signed with the Turkish team Banvit for the 2018–19 season.[3] He finished the season averaging 14.7 points, 5.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds in the Turkish Basketball Super League, along with 12.8 points, 5.1 assists, 3.4 rebounds and league-high 1.9 steals in the Basketball Champions League.

On July 9, 2019, Pérez signed a three year deal with Lithuanian club Žalgiris Kaunas.[4]

National team career[edit]

Pérez is a member of the Mexico national basketball team, he participated at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup.[5]


  1. ^ "Maccabi Haifa signs Alex Perez". June 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "Alex Perez signs with VEF Riga". July 24, 2017.
  3. ^ "Banvit adds Alex Perez". July 4, 2018.
  4. ^ "Zalgiris officially adds Alex Perez". Eurohoops. 9 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  5. ^ 2017 FIBA AmeriCup profile

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