|No. 32 – Santeros de Aguada|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|League||Baloncesto Superior Nacional|
|Born||July 6, 1987|
Guayama, Puerto Rico
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall|
|Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ricardo "Ricky" Sánchez Rosa (born July 6, 1987) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player who currently plays for Santeros de Aguada of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN). He has played with the Idaho Stampede in the NBA Development League and the Continental Basketball Association, and in the National Superior Basketball League of Puerto Rico, with the Criollos de Caguas, Humacao Grays, Santurce Crabbers, and with the Mayaguez Indians, with whom he won a championship in 2012. He was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers out of IMG Academy with the 35th pick of the 2005 NBA Draft, becoming the fourth Puerto Rican to be drafted by the National Basketball Association, and was immediately traded to the Denver Nuggets for their selection, Jarrett Jack.
Sánchez was then traded to the Philadelphia 76ers on September 10, 2007. The 76ers traded the rights to Sánchez on March 15, 2012 for Memphis Grizzlies forward Sam Young. This move inspired the name of Spike Eskin's Sixers podcast, "The Rights to Ricky Sanchez", commonly referred to as "The Ricky". On February 21, 2013, international rights to Sánchez were traded to the Miami Heat for center Dexter Pittman and a 2013 second round draft pick in an attempt to clear roster space for the Heat.
He has been a member of the Puerto Rican National Basketball Team since 2007.
The Sixers-focused podcast The Rights To Ricky Sanchez is named after Sánchez. The Sixers acquired his rights, and later traded them for small forward Sam Young.
|2001||Criollos de Caguas||BSN||7||?||.500||.427||--||.1||.1||?||?||1.9|
|2007||Caciques de Humacao||BSN||9||?||.480||.420||.680||5.9||1.6||?||?||12.8|
|2008||Caciques de Humacao||BSN||28||?||.420||.330||.710||5.4||1.8||?||?||11.9|
|2009||Cangrejeros de Santurce||32||21.7||.402||.415||.737||4.6||.9||.5||.9||7.6|
|2009–10||Halcones Rojos||Mexico LNBP||51||23.8||.416||.349||.796||3.7||1.9||.8||.1||9.3|
|2010||Cangrejeros de Santurce||BSN||36||29.5||.350||.392||.689||4.5||1.3||1.3||.4||10.6|
|2010–11||Halcones Rojos||Mexico LNBP||2||24.5||.222||.333||1.000||3.5||.0||2.5||.0||5.5|
|2011||Cangrejeros de Santurce||BSN||37||32.6||.482||.303||.802||6.1||2.1||.9||1.9||15.5|
|2011–12||Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca||Argentina LNB||51||29.8||.458||.326||.723||5.1||1.9||.9||.8||12.8|
|2012||Indios de Mayagüez||BSN||23||23.5||.375||.384||.629||3.4||1.4||.4||.8||7.3|
|2012–13||Libertad Sunchales||Argentina LNB||40||31.2||.460||.385||.754||6.9||1.7||.5||.8||12.0|
|2013||Cangrejeros de Santurce||BSN||42||27.4||.452||.425||.776||4.6||2.4||.9||1.0||10.7|
|2013–14||Regatas Corrientes||Argentina LNB||52||27.6||.467||.384||.764||4.9||1.6||.8||.7||9.5|
|2014||Cangrejeros de Santurce||BSN||13||23.7||.361||.318||.864||3.4||2.5||.9||.4||6.7|
|2015||Atenienses de Manatí||49||33.5||.425||.387||.725||6.6||1.9||.9||.7||15.4|
- Puerto Rico Men's National Basketball Team
- Peter John Ramos Puerto Rican Center with a height of 7 ft 3.5 in
- José Juan Barea Team Puerto Rico Point Guard and current Team Captain
- Elías Larry Ayuso
- Carlos Arroyo Former Team Puerto Rico Point Guard & NBA player
- Jorge Brian Díaz Team Puerto Rico Center
- "NBA Development League: Ricky Sanchez Player Info". web.archive.org. March 7, 2007.
- "HEAT Trade Dexter Pittman in Exchange for Ricky Sanchez". Miami Heat.