Juan Mendez (basketball)

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Juan Mendez
Personal information
Born (1981-09-23) September 23, 1981 (age 35)
Montreal, Quebec
Nationality Canadian
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Florida Air Academy
(Melbourne, Florida)
College Niagara (2001–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Playing career 2005–2013
Position Power forward
Number 13
Coaching career 2015–present
Career history
2005–2006 Pallacanestro Trapani
2006 Panellinios
2006–2007 Ironi Nahariya
2007–2008 Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2008–2009 Xinjiang Flying Tigers
20010–2011 BC Dnipro
2011–2012 Cocolos, Dominican Republic
2012–2013 Montreal Jazz
2013 GUG, Dominican Republic
Career highlights and awards
  • MAAC Player of the Year (2005)
  • Highest scoring Canadian in NCAA Division 1 history 2005
  • Quebec Athlete of the Year Award 2005
  • Bossman of the Year Award, Israel 2006-2007
  • First Canadian player in CBA Award 2008-2009
  • Retired Jersey, Florida Air Academy 2012
  • Retired Jersey, Niagara University 2013
  • MAAC Basketball Hall of Fame Honor Roll (class of 2014)

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 oversees.


  • Sex: Male
  • Position: PF
  • Height: 2.03 m (6'8")
  • Weight: 245 lbs
  • Hometown: Montreal, Quebec

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 has 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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