Wilfredo Ruiz

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Wilfredo Eduardo "Fefo" Ruiz Bruno (born June 1, 1962) is a retired Uruguayan professional basketball player. At a height of 1.92 m (6'3 ​34") tall, and a weight of 84 kg (185 lbs.), he played at the small forward position.

Professional career[edit]

Ruiz played club basketball with Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca, in the top-tier level Argentine League (LNB), where he was the league's best scorer, during its first three years of existence (1985–1987). He was also the Uruguayan Federal Championship's all-time leading scorer, having scored a total of 18,512 points in the league.

National team career[edit]

In the FIBA World Cup of 1982, while playing with the senior men's Uruguayan national basketball team, Ruiz averaged 23.4 points per game. At the Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, in 1984, Ruiz was one of the leaders of the Uruguayan national team, along with Carlos Peinado and Horacio “Tato” López. The team finished the tournament in sixth place.