Félix Javier Pérez

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Félix Javier Pérez
Personal information
Born (1971-05-31)May 31, 1971
Guayama, Puerto Rico
Died September 21, 2005(2005-09-21) (aged 34)
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Nationality  Puerto Rico
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1990–2004
Position Center
Career history
1990–1997 Mets de Guaynabo
1998–1999 Atléticos de San Germán
2000–2001 Piratas de Quebradillas
2002 Capitanes de Arecibo
2003 Leones de Ponce
2003–2004 Capitanes de Arecibo
Félix Javier Pérez
Medal record
Men’s basketball
Representing  Puerto Rico
Goodwill Games
Gold medal – first place 1994 St. Petersburg Team competition

Félix Javier Pérez Rivera (May 31, 1971 – September 21, 2005) was a Puerto Rican basketball player and a member of the Puerto Rican national basketball team. He was born on May 31, 1971 in Guayama, Puerto Rico.

In 15 seasons in the BSN, Pérez played for the Mets de Guaynabo, Atléticos de San Germán, Piratas de Quebradillas, Leones de Ponce, and Capitanes de Arecibo.[1] In 1995 he led the teams in rebounds, with 10.3 average per game.

As part of the National Team, he participated in the 1994 Goodwill Games where Puerto Rico won the gold medal. He also participated in the 1994 FIBA World Championship.

Pérez was killed on September 21, 2005 outside his home in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, when he tried to help his neighbor during a robbery. He had a wife, Sara Aponte, and four children.[2]

In 2010, Glorimari Jaime Rodríguez, mayor of Guayama, announced that the basketball stadium of Cimarrona would receive his name in his honor. Pérez was born and raised in Cimarrona, Guayama.[3]

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
Year Team GP FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG PPG
1990 Guaynabo 6 .500 .000 .250 1.5 0.2 2.0
1991 Guaynabo 14 .333 .000 1.000 1.6 0.1 1.3
1992 Guaynabo 33 .556 .000 .475 9.7 0.8 8.7
1993 Guaynabo 30 .488 .286 .442 3.3 1.0 7.7
1994 Guaynabo 30 .532 .000 .450 8.8 0.9 9.8
1995 Guaynabo 30 .602 .316 .491 10.3 1.7 12.7
1996 Guaynabo 34 .551 .125 .362 6.9 1.1 7.3
1997 Guaynabo 25 .622 .000 .520 4.7 0.9 9.6
1998 San Germán 31 .597 .000 .545 7.0 1.3 5.7
1999 San Germán 18 .620 .000 .556 6.2 1.1 5.7
2000 Quebradillas 23 .556 .000 .667 3.7 0.7 3.6
2001 Quebradillas 22 .640 .000 .565 9.8 1.3 7.9
2002 Arecibo 28 .548 .000 .355 7.9 1.6 6.5
2003 Ponce 24 .616 .000 .556 5.1 0.8 4.2
2003 Arecibo 6 .286 .000 .455 8.7 0.7 4.2
2004 Arecibo 27 .515 .500 .615 3.6 0.9 2.9
Career 381 .560 .213 .480 6.9 1.0 6.9

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