Juan Mendez (basketball)

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Juan Mendez
Personal information
Born (1981-09-23) September 23, 1981 (age 38)
Montreal, Quebec
NationalityCanadian
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolFlorida Air Academy
(Melbourne, Florida)
CollegeNiagara (2001–2005)
NBA draft2005 / Undrafted
Playing career2005–2013
PositionPower forward
Number13
Coaching career2015–present
Career history
2005–2006Pallacanestro Trapani
2006Panellinios
2006–2007Ironi Nahariya
2007–2008Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2008–2009Xinjiang Flying Tigers
2010–2011BC Dnipro
2011–2012Cocolos
2012–2013Montreal Jazz
2013GUG
Career highlights and awards

Juan Méndez (born September 23, 1981) is a professional basketball player who played for the Niagara University men's university basketball team from 2001 to 2005. He is currently assistant coach on the Redmen Basketball Team. Born in Montreal, Quebec, from Dominican parents, Mendez played with the Canadian national basketball team as well as in several different professional teams overseas.

Career Highs[edit]

Juan entered his senior year with over 1,500 career points. This put him close to Calvin Murphy on Niagara's all time lists. Juan is also the highest scoring Canadian in NCAA Division 1 history.

Professional career[edit]

After graduating college, Mendez built his professional career as a player overseas. He has also been a member of the Canadian National Basketball from summers 2002 to 2008. During his time with the team, he participated in the NBA summer league in 2002. He participated in the 2003 Pan American Games and finished in 2nd place at Four Nations Tournament in China and Brazil in 2004. He also averaged 8.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game during the 2007 Americas Championship.

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