Manuel Raga

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Manuel Raga
Manuel Raga 1972.jpg
Manuel Raga in 1972
Personal information
Born (1944-03-14) March 14, 1944 (age 73)
Aldama, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Listed height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Listed weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 1970 / Round: 10 / Pick: 167th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career 1964–1977
Position Shooting guard
Career history
1964–1968 Villa Aldama
1968–1974 Ignis Varese
1974–1977 Federale Lugano
Career highlights and awards
FIBA Hall of Fame as player

Manuel "Manolo" Raga Navarro (born March 14, 1944) is a retired Mexican basketball player who competed at the 1964, 1968 and 1976 Olympics. He was part of the Mexican team that won a silver medal at the 1967 Pan American Games.[1] In 2008, he was named one of the 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors. In 2016, he became a member of the FIBA Hall of Fame.

Club career[edit]

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