Manuel Raga

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Manuel ("Manolo") Raga Navarro (born March 14, 1944 in Aldama, Tamaulipas) is a retired Mexican basketball player. In 2008, he was named one of the 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed, the "Flying Mexican", Raga played professionally for Varese in the Italian League, from 1968 to 1973, and won 3 Euroleague championships.

In 1970, he became the first player from an international league, to be selected in the NBA Draft, when Atlanta Hawks general manager, Marty Blake, took him with the 167th overall pick. However, Raga never played in the NBA.

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