Peter John Ramos

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Peter John Ramos
Personal information
Born (1985-05-23) May 23, 1985 (age 31)
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Nationality Puerto Rican
Listed height 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m)
Listed weight 295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school Colegio Bautista
NBA draft 2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
Selected by the Washington Wizards
Playing career 2001–present
Position Center
Career history
2001–2004 Criollos de Caguas (basketball)
2004–2005 Washington Wizards
2005–2006 Roanoke Dazzle
2006–2007 Idaho Stampede
2007 Criollos de Caguas
2007–2008 Baloncesto Fuenlabrada
2009–2012 Quebradillas Pirates
2009–2010 Zhejiang Lions
2011 Seoul Samsung Thunders
2011–2013 Zhejiang Lions
2013 Capitanes de Arecibo
2013–2014 Qingdao DoubleStar
2014 Brujos de Guayama
2015 Kia Carnival
2015 Brujos de Guayama
2015 Metros de Santiago
2015–2016 Jilin Northeast Tigers
2016 Vaqueros de Bayamón
Career highlights and awards
  • BSN MVP (2015)
  • CBA rebounding leader (2010)
  • 5× All-BSN First team (2005-2006, 2008-2009, 2011)
  • 8× BSN All-Star (2003, 2005-2011)
  • BSN Most Improved Player (2002)
  • NBDL All-Star (2007)
  • LNB champion (2015)

Peter John Ramos Fuentes (born May 23, 1985) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player. He is the sixth player from Puerto Rico to play in an NBA game and the third Puerto Rican drafted by the NBA. Ramos has played in the NBA, the D-League, the Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN) of Puerto Rico, and elsewhere. Ramos has been a member of the Puerto Rican National Basketball Team since 2004. He was a member of the 2004 Puerto Rican National Team that defeated the United States in the 2004 Olympic Games. Ramos was selected as a NBDL All Star and earned All-NBA Development League Honorable Mention during the 2006-2007 season.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Ramos' father abandoned their home when he was five years old. He would then travel to New York with his mother and siblings.[1] Early in his life, Ramos' unusual height made him victim to verbal harassment.[1] In 1999 when he was fourteen years old, already seven feet tall, Ramos was noticed by former basketball player Santiago Gotay in a clothing store.[1] When Gotay learned that Ramos was born in Puerto Rico he contacted Felix Rivera, owner of the Criollos de Caguas (basketball) in the National Superior Basketball (BSN).[1]

Rivera decided to recruit Ramos and bring him to the BSN, and traveled to New York to offer him a contract, despite the fact he had not seen him play basketball.[1] Ramos met members of his family when he came to Caguas and he began studies at the Colegio Bautista. Under the guidance of coach Leonel Arril, Ramos began learning the techniques of the basketball game. Ramos continued getting taller, and by 2004 he was already 7'3". He led his high school to two National Championships. In the Puerto Rican Basketball League, Ramos developed quickly and in 2002, he won the Most Improved Player Award. In 2003 he earned a spot in the Puerto Rico national basketball team and participated in the Pan American Games.

National Basketball Association[edit]

Ramos participated in the 2004 season of the BSN, finishing with averages of 20.4 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.[1] In April Ramos announced he would enter the 2004 NBA Draft, hinting that he would withdraw if not a top 15 selection. On draft night, he was picked as the 32nd selection in the draft's second round, by the Washington Wizards. Frustrated with himself, Ramos abandoned the ceremony once the first round concluded.[1]

During summer of 2004, Ramos participated with the Wizards during the NBA Summer Pro League, and was a member of the 2004 Puerto Rican National Basketball Team which defeated the United States in the 2004 Olympic Games.

During the 2004-2005 NBA season Ramos played in six games scoring 11 points with 4 rebounds and 1 block. Ramos spent most of the year on the inactive/injured reserve list.

During the summer of 2005, Ramos participated with the Wizards during the NBA Summer Pro League for a second straight year.

At the start of the 2005-06 season Ramos was assigned to the Roanoke Dazzle of the NBA Development League. He was called up by the Wizards on January 19, 2006, and reassigned back to Roanoke on 21 January. Ramos finished the season in the NBA D-League second in blocks with 78.

In 2006 Ramos participated with the Wizards during the NBA Summer Pro League for a third straight year. And again represented Puerto Rico in the Basketball World Championship 2006. Ramos was waived by the Washington Wizards during 2006 Pre-Season Training Camp. On November 2, 2006, Ramos was drafted by the Idaho Stampede with the 9th pick of the first round of the 2006 NBA Development League draft. That season Ramos was selected as a participant for the NBDL All-Star Game, but did not participate in All Star game due to injury. On February 28, 2007, Ramos was waived by the Idaho Stampede due to injury. Ramos earned All-NBA Development League Honorable Mention for his 2006-2007 performance.

Puerto Rico and Europe[edit]

In 2007 Ramos returned to the Criollos de Caguas of the National Superior Basketball after a two-year absence. He finished with an average of 17.5 points per game.[1]

In 2007, Ramos represented Puerto Rico as a member of the Puerto Rican National Basketball Team during the 2007 Pan-American Games winning the Silver Medal.

Ramos signed with Alta Gestión Fuenlabrada to play in the 2007-08 season of the Spanish Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto league.[2] Ramos played the 2008 BSN season with averages of 17.5 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. He was selected as a starter in the 2008 BSN All-Star Game, where he was selected the game'smost valuable player and scored twenty-two points and nine rebounds.[3] While Caguas participated in the BSN "Super-6" round, Ramos claimed that he had matured since traveling to Spain, which helped him in his game.[1] Ramos later played for the Piratas de Quebradillas, Capitanes de Arecibo and currently is playing with Los Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rico.

Asia[edit]

In 2011, Ramos signed with the Seoul Samsung Thunders in South Korea. On November 7, 2011 he was released from Seoul Samsung Thunders after averaging 18.1 pts. and 9.9 reb. In December 2014, Ramos signed with the Kia Carnival at the Philippine Basketball Association and will play as an import for the team at the 2015 PBA Commissioner's Cup.[4] Ramos was chosen by Kia head coach Manny Pacquiao for his shot blocking skills.[5] Kia is banking on Ramos to turn its fortunes around after finishing its maiden PBA conference with a woeful 1-10 win-loss record.

Career stats[edit]

  • Ramos's NBA stats in 6 games are 11 points with a 1.8 PPG, 4 rebounds with a 0.7 RPG, 1 block with a 0.2 BPG, a .500 field goal and .500 free throw percentage.
  • His NBA Development League stats in 76 games with 73 starts, 1,075 points with a 14.1 PPG, 80 assists with a 1.1 APG, 541 rebounds with a 7.1 RPG, 123 blocks with a 1.6 BPG, 23 steals with a 0.3 SPG, .574 field goal percentage and .606 free-throw percentage.

Domestic leagues[edit]

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001 Criollos de Caguas Puerto Rico BSN 4 ? .000 -- .000 .5 .3 ? ? .0
2002 23 ? .410 -- .400 2.6 .3 ? ? 2.4
2003 30 ? .530 -- .600 8.6 1.0 ? ? 12.3
2004 29 ? .510 .000 .580 9.4 2.8 ? ? 20.1
2005-06 Roanoke Dazzle D-League 44 29.3 .594 .000 .603 7.7 1.0 .3 1.9 14.9
2006-07 Idaho Stampede 33 27.2 .554 -- .617 6.3 1.2 .2 1.4 13.2
2007 Criollos de Caguas Puerto Rico BSN 30 ? .550 .000 .570 11.2 1.7 ? ? 16.2
2007-08 Alta Gestión Fuenlabrada Liga ACB 20 14.8 .557 .000 .739 4.2 .1 .4 1.1 6.3
2008 Criollos de Caguas Puerto Rico BSN 32 ? .570 .333 .710 9.8 1.7 ? ? 17.6
2008-09 Alta Gestión Fuenlabrada Liga ACB 26 15.0 .612 -- .560 4.0 .2 .2 .5 6.0
2009 Piratas de Quebradillas Puerto Rico BSN 28 ? .660 .250 .530 10.9 1.4 ? ? 16.5
2009-10 Zhejiang Lions China CBA 38 30.7 .682 .000 .677 13.0 1.5 .3 1.1 17.5
2010 Piratas de Quebradillas Puerto Rico BSN 16 ? .570 .000 .570 11.6 1.7 ? ? 18.8
2010-11 Zhejiang Lions China CBA 35 37.6 .644 .000 .738 13.9 1.9 .7 1.2 24.8
2011 Piratas de Quebradillas Puerto Rico BSN 29 ? .550 .220 .700 10.8 2.2 ? ? 23.3
2011-12 Seoul Samsung Thunders South Korea KBL 15 36.7 .614 .000 .611 9.8 3.2 .4 1.2 21.5
Zhejiang Lions China CBA 30 34.6 .632 .000 .670 13.3 1.8 .3 .9 21.9
2012 Piratas de Quebradillas Puerto Rico BSN 40 30.4 .599 .250 .652 8.8 1.6 .3 1.2 17.1
2012-13 Zhejiang Lions China CBA 35 34.0 .655 -- .652 11.0 1.5 .4 .9 22.7
2013 Capitanes de Arecibo Puerto Rico BSN 36 30.0 .548 .250 .647 8.8 1.4 .1 .5 14.6
2013-14 Qingdao DoubleStar China CBA 32 31.7 .625 .000 .755 9.5 1.5 .3 .7 20.5
2014 Brujos de Guayama Puerto Rico BSN 40 27.6 .564 .273 .621 7.8 1.4 .2 1.0 13.0
Kia Carnival Philippines PBA 11 43.1 .540 .208 .618 21.2 3.0 .0 1.2 35.9
2015 Brujos de Guayama Puerto Rico BSN 38 35.6 .609 .250 .640 11.8 1.6 .1 .9 22.7
Metros de Santiago Dominican LNB 3 27.3 .643 -- .727 10.7 .3 .0 3.0 20.7
2014-15 Jilin Northeast Tigers China CBA 34 27.4 .584 -- .584 10.0 .9 .3 .6 19.1

Career accomplishments[edit]

  • He became the third ever Puerto Rican player to be drafted by an NBA team
  • 2002 BSN Most Improved Player Award
  • 2006-2007 NBDL All-Star
  • 2006-2007 All-NBDL Honorable Mention

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