15. Fuerza Regia De Monterrey Best Players of All time

Jalen Rose

Fuerza Regia de Monterrey es uno de los equipos más exitosos del baloncesto profesional en México. Esta franquicia, con sede en Nuevo León, se ha convertido en la única que puede presumir ser bicampeona consecutiva de la Liga Sisnova LNBP.

Además cuenta con 4 títulos a su nombre y numeroso reconocimiento dentro del deporte mexicano. Desde sus inicios está compuesta por jugadores locales comprometidos a representar el orgullo regional y llevar al éxito al equipo cada temporada.

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1. Dominique Johnson

Dominique Johnson Career

  • High school: Osborn (Detroit, Michigan)
  • College: , SW Tennessee CC (2006–2008), Azusa Pacific (2008–2010)
  • NBA draft: 2010 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2010–present
  • 2010–2011: Idaho Stampede
  • 2011–2012: Texas Legends
  • 2012–2013: Santa Cruz Warriors
  • 2013: Canton Charge
  • 2013: Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 2013–2014: Śląsk Wrocław
  • 2014–2015: Siarka Tarnobrzeg
  • 2015: Maccabi Rishon LeZion
  • 2015–2016: Banvit
  • 2016: Alba Berlin
  • 2016–2017: Varese
  • 2017–2018: Reyer Venezia
  • 2019: Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut
  • 2019: Orléans Loiret Basket
  • 2020–2021: APU Udine
  • 2021: Fuerza Regia
  • 2022: Dolomiti Energia Trento
  • FIBA Europe Cup champion (2018), Polish League Top Scorer (2014), Polish Cup winner (2014), Lebanese Cup winner (2019), Lebanese Basketball League Winner (2019)

Dominique Johnson was drafted by the Idaho Stampede in the 2010 NBA Draft but never played for them. He then signed with the Texas Legends, where he spent two seasons before being traded to the Atlanta Hawks in February 2016.

Dominique has appeared in over 350 games during his career and is a three-time All-Star selection (2012, 2014, 2015). In 2017, Dominique was waived by the Hawks and later signed with the Philadelphia 76ers as a free agent. He currently plays for Team Europe in EuroBasket 2019 while also serving as their captain.

Dominique Johnson is a 6-foot-7 forward from the United States who has played in Europe for most of his career. In 2018, he led Fenerbahçe to their first European Cup title since they won it back in 1985. 

He also helped Śląsk Wrocław win the Polish League championship that year, and took home MVP honors along the way.

Dominique Johnson was drafted by Santa Cruz Warriors as the 18th overall pick back in 2012 but didn't make an appearance with them until 2013 after splitting time between Canton Charge and Sioux Falls Skyforce (both of whom were part of the NBA's Development League). 

After spending two seasons with Santa Cruz – where he averaged 10 points per game over 40 appearances – Dominique Johnson signed with Śląsk Wrocław ahead of the 2014–15 season where he would go on to lead Poland’s top flight in scoring during his three years there (2015–2017).

In February 2019, it was announced that Dominique had agreed to join newly promoted Italian side Varese for next season pending league clearance; however, this move failed to materialize and instead, he joined Lebanese powerhouse Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut at the end of May 2019.

Also Played For: buffalo bulls men's basketball, big 3

2. Andy Panko

San Sebastián Gipuzkoa BC

Andy Panko Career

  • High school: Bishop McDevitt, (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Lebanon Valley (1995–1999)
  • NBA draft: 1999 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 1999–2018
  • Position: Small forward / Power forward
  • Number: 24
  • 1999–2001: New Mexico Slam
  • 2001: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2001–2002: Basket Napoli
  • 2002–2003: Dakota Wizards
  • 2003: Casademont Girona
  • 2003: Gigantes de Carolina
  • 2003–2004: Casademont Girona
  • 2004–2005: Caja San Fernando
  • 2005–2006: Bilbao Basket
  • 2006: PAOK Thessaloniki
  • 2007: Bilbao Basket
  • 2007–2012: San Sebastián Gipuzkoa
  • 2012: Panathinaikos
  • 2012–2013: Unicaja Málaga
  • 2013–2015: Baloncesto Fuenlabrada
  • 2015: Vaqueros de Bayamón
  • 2015–2016: SLUC Nancy
  • 2016: Vaqueros de Bayamón
  • 2016–2017: Fuerza Regia
  • 2017: Guaros de Lara
  • 2017–2018: Fuerza Regia
  • 3× Spanish League Top Scorer (2012, 2014, 2015), Spanish League MVP (2012), All-Spanish League Team (2012), Spanish Second Division MVP (2008), CBA Most Valuable Player (2003), CBA All-Star (2003), All-CBA First Team (2003), LNBP champion (2017), 3× First-team Division III All-American – NABC (1997–1999), 3× MAC Player of the Year (1997–1999), MAC Rookie of the Year (1996)

Andy Panko was a small forward and power forward who played in the NBA for over 20 years. He started his career with the New Mexico Slam before being drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in 1999.

In 2001, he moved to Spain where he spent five seasons with Unicaja Málaga before retiring in 2018. Andy is known for his strong defensive play and willingness to attack the basket on offense.

He has appeared in three NBA All-Star games and two Finals series, winning one championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2017/18 season Andy Panko is a professional basketball player who has played for several teams in Spain and Europe.

He was born on March 9, 1984, in the United States but moved to Spain as a child and began playing basketball there. He has appeared in multiple seasons of the Spanish League and Euroleague where he has been consistently impressive both offensively and defensively.

In 2011, he helped lead Bilbao Basket to their first title ever while averaging 14 points per game over 36 minutes of play during the season's final stages. 

In 2012, he joined Panathinaikos appearing in 41 games overall with averages of 10 points and 6 rebounds per contest earning him All-Euroleague First Team honors at the conclusion of his time with them; however, injury prevented him from repeating this success with Fuenlabrada two seasons later.

When they were crowned champions again after narrowly escaping relegation twice beforehand (losing out by 1 point both times).

Andy Panko retired from professional basketball following an injury-plagued 2018 season with Fuerza Regia which left him feeling "frustrated" about not being able to contribute further to his team's cause; nevertheless.

He remains very proud of all that he has accomplished as a player thus far throughout his career including winning 5 titles along the way.

Also Played For: panathinaikos b.c

3. Aaron Fuller

Basket Racing Club Luxembourg

Aaron Fuller Career

  • High school: Mesa (Mesa, Arizona)
  • College: Iowa (2008–2010), USC (2011–2013)
  • NBA draft: 2013 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2013–present
  • 2013–2014: U.D. Oliveirense
  • 2015: Taranaki Mountainairs
  • 2015–2017: Fuerza Regia
  • 2017: NLEX Road Warriors
  • 2018: Racing
  • 2018: NLEX Road Warriors
  • 2018–2019: Hapoel Galil Elyon
  • 2019: Soles de Mexicali
  • 2019: Fuerza Regia
  • 2019: Blackwater Elite
  • 2019–2020: Fuerza Regia
  • 2021: Malvín
  • 2021: Fuerza Regia
  • 2021–2022: TNT Tropang Giga
  • 2022–present: Fuerza Regia
  • 2× Mexican League champion (2017, 2019), NBL All-Star Five (2015), NBL scoring champion (2015), All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (2010)

Fuller was a highly touted small forward and power forward coming out of high school. He attended Iowa for two years, but did not play in any games as a freshman due to NCAA eligibility issues.

In 2011, Fuller transferred to USC and redshirted the season while waiting on his eligibility. As a sophomore in 2012-13, he led the Trojans in scoring with 18 points per game en route to being named second team All-American by Sporting News.

Fuller declared for the 2013 NBA Draft but went undrafted; he instead signed with Portuguese club UCD Oliveirense where he averaged 14 points and 7 rebounds per game over three seasons before moving back to America this past offseason. 

Aaron Fuller is a Mexican League basketball player who has played for several teams in his career.

He was twice named the MVP of the league, and he also won two championships with Racing Santander. Fuller is an excellent scorer, and he's known for being able to get buckets from anywhere on the court – even off-balance shots. 

In 2019, Fuller signed with Fuerza Regia of Liga MX after spending last season with NLEX Road Warriors in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

4. Paul Stoll

Libertadores de Querétaro

Paul Stoll Career

  • High school: East Lansing, (East Lansing, Michigan)
  • College: , Lansing CC (2004–2006), Texas–Pan American (2006–2008)
  • NBA draft: 2008 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2008–present
  • 2008–2009: Algodoneros de la Comarca
  • 2010: Halcones UV Cordoba
  • 2010: Algodoneros de la Comarca
  • 2010–2011: Halcones Rojos Veracruz
  • 2011: Gigantes de Guayana
  • 2011–2012: Halcones Rojos Veracruz
  • 2012–2013: Maccabi Haifa
  • 2013–2014: Trabzonspor
  • 2014: Gigantes de Guayana
  • 2014–2015: Halcones Rojos Veracruz
  • 2015–2016: Avtodor Saratov
  • 2016–2017: UNICS Kazan
  • 2018: Tecnyconta Zaragoza
  • 2018–2019: Maccabi Ashdod
  • 2019: Limoges CSP
  • 2019: Maccabi Ashdod
  • 2020: Fuerza Regia
  • 2021: Metropolitans 92
  • 2021: Hapoel Tel Aviv
  • 2021: Fuerza Regia
  • 2022: Hapoel Tel Aviv
  • 2022–present: Libertadores de Querétaro
  • 2× LNBP champion (2020, 2021), LNBP assists leader (2022), VTB United League Assists Leader (2016), Israeli League champion (2013), 2× Israeli League All-Star (2013, 2019), All-Independent First Team (2008)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Mexico, Pan American Games, : 2011 Guadalajara: , FIBA AmeriCup, : 2013 Venezuela: , Centrobasket, : 2014 Mexico: , : 2016 Panama:
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Mexico
  • Pan American Games
  • : 2011 Guadalajara:
  • FIBA AmeriCup
  • : 2013 Venezuela:
  • Centrobasket
  • : 2014 Mexico:
  • : 2016 Panama:

Paul Stoll was born on December 14, 1985 in Lansing, Michigan. He played college basketball at Texas–Pan American before being drafted by the NBA without playing a game.

In 2008, he was signed by the Detroit Pistons and spent two seasons with them before joining the Indiana Pacers for one season in 2012-13. He has since played for several other teams in Europe and Mexico's Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP).

Paul is married to Mexican actress Patricia Reyes and they have two children together: daughter Lola (born 2014) and son Valentino (born 2018). 

Paul Stoll was born in 1988 and started playing basketball at the early age of six. After attending college, he joined a team in his home country of Belgium and played for two years before moving to Spain.

In 2008, he signed with Algodoneros de la Comarca where he spent three seasons before joining Halcones UV Cordoba in 2010. He then moved to Russia for one season before returning to Mexico and signing with Gigantes de Guayana in 2011. 

Paul joined Trabzonspor the following year where he stayed until 2014 when he signed with Maccabi Haifa in Israel for two seasons.

In 2016, Paul returned to Turkey to play for Avtodor Saratov but after just one season decided to move back to Mexico and sign with UNICS Kazan later that year; however, this too only lasted one season due as injury problems arose again.

This time at Limoges CSP – which saw him retire from professional basketball at the end of 2018/19 season having played 192 games over seven years across five different teams.

5. Gilberto Clavell

Gilberto Clavell Career

  • High school: Florida Air Academy, (Melbourne, Florida)
  • College: , Collin College (2007–2009), Sam Houston State (2009–2011)
  • NBA draft: 2011 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2011–present
  • 2011–2012: Maratonistas de Coamo
  • 2012–2013: Kouvot
  • 2013: Caciques de Humacao
  • 2013–2014: Hapoel Migdal Ha'emek
  • 2014–2015: Maratonistas de Coamo
  • 2015: Hapoel Afula
  • 2016–2020: Santeros de Aguada
  • 2020–2021: Plateros de Fresnillo
  • 2021–2022: Cariduros de Fajardo
  • 2022–present: Cangrejeros de Santurce
  • BSN champion (2019), Southland Player of the Year (2011), First-team All-Southland (2011)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Puerto Rico, Pan American Games, : 2019 Lima: Team, Central American and Caribbean Games, : 2018 Barranquilla: Team, Men's 3x3 basketball, Pan American Games, : 2019 Lima: Team, Central American and Caribbean Games, : 2018 Barranquilla: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Puerto Rico
  • Pan American Games
  • : 2019 Lima: Team
  • Central American and Caribbean Games
  • : 2018 Barranquilla: Team
  • Men's 3x3 basketball
  • Pan American Games
  • : 2019 Lima: Team
  • Central American and Caribbean Games
  • : 2018 Barranquilla: Team

Gilberto Clavell was born on August 10, 1989 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Gilberto attended Florida Air Academy high school and played college basketball for Collin College before being undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft.

Gilberto has since played professionally with clubs such as Fuenlabrada of the Spanish ACB league and Santurce of the BSN Liga Nacional de Baloncesto (LNB) in his native Puerto Rico. 

In 2014, he joined BCM Gravelines of France's LNB Pro A league where he averaged 12 points per game over two seasons before signing with Pinar Karsiyaka of Turkey's SBL League for the 2018–19 season.

Gilberto is a versatile forward who can play both small-ball four and power forward positions, which gives him an advantage against more traditional defenders due to his size and strength combination; furthermore, he is also able to shoot from outside despite being relatively short for a center or PF position at 6'6".

6. Gabriel Girón

Gabriel Girón Career

  • Playing career: 2010–present
  • 2010–2017: Fuerza Regia
  • 2017–2019: Capitanes de Ciudad de México
  • 2019–2022: Dorados de Chihuahua
  • 2022–present: Libertadores de Querétaro
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Mexico, FIBA AmeriCup, : 2017 Argentina:
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Mexico
  • FIBA AmeriCup
  • : 2017 Argentina:

Gabriel Girón is a Mexican basketball player who currently plays for the Libertadores de Querétaro. Girón has played professionally since 2010, and has had success in both Liga Nacional de Baloncesto (LNBP) and the Copa del Rey.

Gabriel was born on February 27th 1988 in Monterrey, Mexico. He started playing basketball at an early age and quickly developed into one of the country's top players. After being drafted by Querétaro in 2013, Gabriel helped lead his team to two LNBP championships during his time. 

with them before moving to Spain to play for Valencia CF in 2016-17 season where he averaged 15 points per game over 38 games played including EuroLeague Qualifiers and Spanish Cupfinals appearances; however Atletico Madrid snatched him up midway through that season.

They sought reinforcements for their title defence bid which they eventually won becoming league champions once again while also reaching the semi finals of Europe’s premier club competition.

 La Liga playoffs but lost against eventual runners up Real Madrid 3-1 on aggregate despite having home advantage meaning that should have been Champions if not Forfeit Game 5 just like last year due to head coach Santiago Solari leaving then president Enrique Cerezo replaced.

Him days later instead which led back down hill from there finishing next lower than 2nd place after signing new coaches such as Diego Simeone & Javi Gracia only averaging 11 Points Per Game combined this entire Season comparing it To His Former Team.

Valencia primarily because They Bought Him When The Coach Was Fired Which Ended Up Backfiring On Them Resulting In A Forklift Leaving Their Stadium Loaded With All His belongings And Moving Away From His Home Town Final Summary.

A talented Point Guard who can shoot from deep as well defend multiple positions effectively, Girón will be an interesting addition whichever European side he signs with next.

7. O.D. Anosike

Siena Saints men's basketball

O.D. Anosike Career

  • High school: , St. Peter's Boys, (Staten Island, New York)[1][2]
  • College: Siena (2009–2013)
  • NBA draft: 2013 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2013–present
  • 2013–2014: VL Pesaro
  • 2014: SIG Strasbourg
  • 2014–2015: Sidigas Avellino
  • 2015: AEK Athens
  • 2016: Brindisi
  • 2016–2017: Varese
  • 2017–2018: Real Betis
  • 2018–2019: Le Portel
  • 2019–2020: Jeonju KCC Egis
  • 2020–2021: Fuerza Regia de Monterrey
  • 2021: Lavrio
  • 2021: Fuerza Regia de Monterrey
  • 2021–2022: Cholet Basket
  • 2022–present: Manisa BB
  • 3× LBA rebounding leader (2014, 2015, 2017), LBA All-Star (2014), 2× NCAA leading rebounder (2012, 2013), First-team All-MAAC (2012), Second-team All-MAAC (2013)

O.D. Anosike is a center and power forward who plays in the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL). He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets but did not sign with them.

Anosike played college basketball at Siena, where he was a three-time All American and led the Saints to an NCAA Championship in 2013. After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, Anosike signed with Varese of Italy's Serie A for the 2013–14 season before moving to Manisa BB of Turkey's BSL for 2014–15.

In 2016, he moved to Armani Jeans Milano of Italy's Lega Basket Serie A.[1] As of 2017, Anosike is playing for Zalgiris Kaunas of Lithuania's LKL.[2] O.D. Anosike is a versatile and athletic player who can play both forward positions. He started his career with VL Pesaro, but left for SIG Strasbourg after one season.

In 2014, he joined Sidigas Avellino where he remained until 2015 when AEK Athens signed him on a two-year deal worth €650,000 per year ($814,111). After playing in Greece for two seasons, Anosike moved to Spain to join Brindisi before signing with Real Betis in 2017 for an additional year and €1 million ($1.323 million).

He then returned to Greece and played with AEK Athens from 2018-2019 before joining Le Portel of France the following season for the 2020–21 campaign. His impressive performance at French club led Manisa BB of Turkey to sign him this offseason on a three-year contract that runs through 2022. 

Odisseas Damaskakis (born October 30th 1994) has represented Cyprus youth teams at various levels up until now including appearances at EuroBasket U20 2013 averaging 12 points & 11 rebounds along side fellow league newcomer Kostas Tsartsanitis helping Cyprus reach the Quarter Finals.

Where they narrowly lost 64-62 against Serbia due to Nikola Jokic’s spectacular buzzer beater as well as Dejan Bodiroga’s 26 points off the bench.

EuroBasket U18 2011 averaging 16 points 10 boards 4 blocks 2 steals while leading their team all tournament long en route winning MVP honors; World University Championship Division II Group.

2009 scoring 22 points 18 rebounds 5 assists along side teammate Georgios Papagiannis who was drafted by Memphis Grizzlies in 3rd round with 60th pick overall which would make them teammates again during rookie NBA season 2012/2013. 

First game of that inaugural 2012/2013 season from Sacramento Kings back over seas to Dallas Mavericks where he averaged 9 PPG 7 RPG while starting every contest alongside Dirk Nowitzki. Anosike attended Archbishop Makarios College located in Larnaca town Cyprus his junior years.

ODISSEAS DAMASHAKIS...was born Oct 30 1994in Larnaca, Cyprus Attended Archbishop Makarios College located in Larnaca town Cyprus his Junior Years.

Also Played For: staten island basketball

8. Facundo Piñero

Facundo Piñero Career

  • Playing career: 2005–present
  • 2005–2012: Quilmes de Mar del Plata
  • 2012–2013: San Isidro
  • 2015–2017: La Unión
  • 2017–2019: Instituto
  • 2020–2021: San Lorenzo
  • 2021: Fuerza Regia
  • 2021–present: Regatas Corrientes

Facundo Piñero is an Argentine center who plays for Regatas Corrientes. In 2009, he joined River Plate where he made over 100 appearances and helped the club to win two La Liga titles (2011-12).

After leaving River Plate, Piñero signed with San Lorenzo in 2019. He has also represented Argentina at international level, playing at the 2008 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 London Olympics.

Facundo's strong rebounding abilities make him a valuable asset on both sides of the court, making him a difficult player to beat down low or in the post. 

With his powerful shot from long range and quick hands around the hoop, Facundo is often relied upon by his team as their primary scorer off of deflections and steals.

Known for his hard work ethic both on and off of the court, Facundo is constantly looking to improve himself as a player so that he can bring success not only to Regatas Corrientes but also to Argentina at international level.

9. J. J. Avila

Chicago Bulls

J. J. Avila Career

  • High school: McAllen (McAllen, Texas)
  • College: , Navy (2010–2012), Colorado State (2013–2015)
  • NBA draft: 2015 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2015–present
  • 2015–2016: Stella Artois Leuven Bears
  • 2016–2017: Windy City Bulls
  • 2017–2018: Texas Legends
  • 2018–2021: Agua Caliente Clippers
  • 2020: Fuerza Regia de Monterrey
  • 2021–2022: Salt Lake City Stars
  • 2022–present: Fuerza Regia de Monterrey
  • LNBP championship (2020), LNBP Finals MVP (2020), LNBP All-Star (2022), First-team All-Mountain West (2015), Third-team All-Mountain West (2014), Patriot League Rookie of the Year (2011), Patriot League All-Rookie Team (2011)

J. J. Avila was born on October 11, 1991 in McAllen, Texas and played college basketball at Navy and Colorado State before being drafted by the Sacramento Kings without playing a single game in the NBA.

After not making it into the NBA, Avila signed with Fuerza Regia de Monterrey of Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP) where he has been since 2015. In his first season with FEM, Avila helped lead them to their first LNBP championship while averaging 18 points per game en route to earning MVP honors.

JJA is currently one of the top forwards in Mexico and is considered one of the best prospects for 2018/19′s LNBP campaign which gets underway later this month Avila was a highly touted recruit.

Who helped lead his team to a championship in his first season with the Fuereza Regia de Monterrey. Avila is known for his high-flying dunks and strong play on defense, which has led him to be an All-Star and MVP multiple times.

He will continue to play for the Fuereza Regia de Monterrey as they look to defend their LNBP title in 2020.

10. Devon Scott

Dayton Flyers men's basketball


  • High school: Northland (Columbus, Ohio)
  • College: , Dayton (2012–2015), Philander Smith (2015–2016)
  • NBA draft: 2016 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2016–present
  • 2016–2017: Wellington Basketball Club
  • 2017–2018: CEB Puerto Montt
  • 2018: Super City Rangers
  • 2018: Ohio Bootleggers
  • 2018–2019: Club Deportivo Hispano Americano
  • 2019–2020: Minas Tênis Clube
  • 2020: Hapoel Eilat
  • 2020–2021: Ironi Nahariya
  • 2021: Incheon Electroland Elephants
  • 2021–2022: Basket Torino
  • 2022: Indios de San Francisco de Macorís
  • 2022: Fuerza Regia de Monterrey
  • 2022: San Miguel Beermen
  • 2023–present: Daegu KOGAS Pegasus
  • All-NBB Team (2020)

Devon Scott is a 28-year old power forward/center who played college basketball for Dayton. He was not drafted by an NBA team, but he has since signed with the KBL's Daegu Pegasus.

Devon Scott is 6'9" tall and weighs 225 pounds. He plays primarily as a center, but can also play power forward in smaller lineups. 

Devon Scott has been playing professional basketball for two years now and has had some success in Korea, averaging 14 points and eight rebounds per game this season with the Pegasus.

In 2016, Devon Scott participated in the NBA draft but was not selected anywhere due to his age (he would have been 23 at the time) and lack of experience overseas in Europe or Asia Minor leagues prior to that year's KBL season starting up again later that summer.

Devon Scott will likely continue playing professional basketball overseas for another year or two before trying to make an impact on an American team either domestically or internationally.

Also Played For: dayton flyers men's basketball

11. Adam Parada

Adam Parada Career

  • High school: Alta Loma (Alta Loma, California)
  • College: UC Irvine (2000–2004)
  • NBA draft: 2004 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2004–2018
  • Position: Center
  • 2006–2007: Halcones UV Xalapa
  • 2007–2008: Fastlink
  • 2008-2009: Red Bull Barako
  • 2009–2010: Los Angeles Lightning
  • 2010-2012: Alaska Aces
  • 2012–2016: Halcones UV Xalapa
  • 2016–2017: Fuerza Regia
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Mexico, Pan American Games, : 2011 Guadalajara: , Centrobasket, : 2014 Tepic:
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Mexico
  • Pan American Games
  • : 2011 Guadalajara:
  • Centrobasket
  • : 2014 Tepic:

Adam Parada was born on October 21, 1981 in Alta Loma, California. He attended high school at Alta Loma and played college basketball for UC Irvine. Adam was not drafted by an NBA team but he did play professionally in Spain and Mexico before joining the Raptors as a free agent in 2018.

In his 10-year career, Adam has averaged 6 points and 5 rebounds per game while playing primarily center position. 

Adam is married with two children and lives in Toronto during the offseason Adam Parada is a Mexican-American professional basketball player who has played for the Alaska Aces, Los Angeles Lightning and Halcones UV Xalapa in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Adam was born on December 14th, 1988 in Long Beach, California to parents of Mexican descent. As a youngster, he starred at Bishop Montgomery High School where he was named MVP of his class as a senior after averaging 26 points per game and 10 rebounds during his final season. 

He then attended Santa Clara University where he majored in business management and spent one year playing with their varsity team before transferring to UNLV where he completed his undergraduate degree while still playing collegiately for the Runnin' Rebels.

His professional career started in 2007 when he joined Fastlink Manila based in the Philippines; after two seasons with them they moved up to become Red Bull Barako's affiliate club before folding midway through 2009 due to financial problems. 

In 2010 Adam travelled overseas and signed with LA Lightning of the NBA Development League (D-League); despite appearing in just 5 games due to injury, this would be enough evidence for him being called up by head coach Rick Majerus ahead.

Their playoff run that culminated with an appearance against eventual champions San Antonio Spurs which they lost 115–114 courtesy of Tony Parker's 42nd point off the bench late in Game.

Returning home from this experience Adam rejoined former college teammate Brian Bowen Jr., now playing for Alaskan Aces who were preparing for their inaugural PBA season; together they led Aguilas into third place.

Overall behind Purefoods Star Hotshots and GlobalPort Batang Pier before falling short against Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters four games to three including a heartbreaking 99–98 loss in Game 4 OT following Paul Lee's buzzer beating three-pointer.

12. Kyle Fuller

Vanderbilt Commodores men's basketball

Kyle Fuller Career

  • High school: Rancho Verde, (Moreno Valley, California)
  • College: Vanderbilt (2010–2014)
  • NBA draft: 2014 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2014–present
  • 2014–2016: Toros de Aragua
  • 2016–2017: Regatas Lima
  • 2017–2018: Paulistano
  • 2018–2020: Corinthians
  • 2020–2022: Regatas Lima
  • 2022–present: Club Atlético Aguada
  • NBB champion (2018), São Paulo State champion (2017)

Fuller was a two-time All American at Vanderbilt and spent four seasons in the NBA before returning to Europe. Fuller is one of the best point guards in Uruguay and led Aguada to back-to-back Liga Uruguaya championships in 2016 and 2017.

Fuller has represented his country internationally, most notably at the World Cup Qualifiers this past year where he averaged 18 points per game en route to qualifying for next year's tournament. 

Kyle is married with a young son and seems settled into life outside of basketball after hanging up his sneakers for good last season Kyle Fuller is a Undrafted player who was drafted in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Kyle has played for Toros de Aragua, Regatas Lima and Corinthians during his career to date. Fuller has won two NBB titles with Corinthians in 2018 and 2020. He also reached the final of the São Paulo State championship in 2017. 

Fuller is a strong defender who can guard multiple positions on the court; he averaged 2 steals per game last season with Corinthians. 

With experience at both college level (São Paulo State) and professional level (Corinthians), Fuller is ready to take his game to another level this upcoming season as he looks to make an impact in the NBA again.

13. Deji Akindele

Deji Akindele Career

  • College: Chicago State (2003–2005)
  • NBA draft: 2005 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2005–present
  • 2005–2006: Fort Worth Flyers
  • 2006–2007: Iowa Energy
  • 2007–2008: Pau-Orthez
  • 2008–2009: Scavolini Spar Pesaro
  • 2009–2010: SPO Rouen Basket
  • 2010–2011: Nizhny Novgorod
  • 2011–2012: Spartak Primorye
  • 2012–2013: Juvecaserta Basket
  • 2013–2014: Budućnost Podgorica
  • 2014: Gran Canaria
  • 2014–2015: Baloncesto Fuenlabrada
  • 2015–2016: Vaqueros de Bayamón
  • 2016–2017: Fuerza Regia
  • 2017: Yalovaspor BK
  • 2017–2018: Capitanes de Arecibo
  • 2018–2019: Fuerza Regia
  • 2019–2020: Real Estelí
  • 2020–2021: Vaqueros de Bayamón
  • 2021–2022: Soles de Mexicali
  • 2022–present: Halcones de Xalapa
  • LNB champion (2018), Montenegrin Cup winner (2014), MCC Defensive Player of the Year (2005)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Nigeria, AfroBasket, : 2017 Tunisia/Senegal:
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Nigeria
  • AfroBasket
  • : 2017 Tunisia/Senegal:

Deji Akindele is a Nigerian professional basketball player who has played in the NBA. Deji was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2005 but did not play for them, instead playing in France and Spain before joining the Houston Rockets in 2012.

He returned to Europe later that year and has since played with clubs such as Pau-Orthez and Scavolini Spar Pesaro. In 2018 he joined Xalapa of Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP). 

At age 39, Akindele is one of the older players on his team, which may limit his opportunities this season.

While he continues to play professionally, there are reports that he could retire at the end of this campaign due to injury problems. Despite these concerns, Deji maintains an optimistic outlook towards life and basketball; stating "I don't want my storybook ending just yet.

14. Adrián Zamora

Adrián Zamora Career

  • High school: Watsonville (Watsonville, California)
  • College: Gavilan College (2004–2006), Montana State (2006–2008)
  • NBA draft: 2008 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2008–present
  • 2019: Dorados de Chihuahua
  • 2020: Aguacateros de Michoacán

Zamora is a forward for the Aguacateros de Michoacán team in the Liga Nuevo Periodista Basquetbol (LNPB). Zamora was born on October 28, 1986, in Watsonville, California.

Zamora has dual American and Mexican citizenship. Zamora's listed height is 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m). Zamoras began playing basketball at an early age and progressed through youth leagues to play professionally overseas for several years before coming back to Mexico and signing with the Aguacateros de Michoacán team in 2013.

Zamora has played extensively for his country over the course of his career including at both FIBA Americas Championships and the Olympics where he competed as part of Team USA's squad that finished sixth overall at London 2012 Olympic Games.

He also helped lead Mexico to a gold medal victory at 2014 FIBA World Cup Qualifying tournament earning him qualification into this year's event which took place earlier this month in Spain.

His performances there earned him selection onto LNPB All-Star game roster alongside fellow internationals such as Rudy Fernandez from Panathinaikos Athens Basket Club of Greece, Pavel Podkolzin from CSKA Moscow Baloncesto of Russia, Serge Ibaka from Oklahoma City.

Thunder/Toronto Raptors National Basketball Association franchise and Derrick Rose formerly MVP Chicago Bulls & now New York Knicks point guard respectively.

15. Kenny Adeleke

Kenny Adeleke Career

  • High school: Paul Robeson, (Brooklyn, New York)
  • College: Hofstra (2001–2004), Hartford (2005–2006)
  • NBA draft: 2006 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2006–2018
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • 2006–2007: Hapoel Galil Elyon
  • 2007–2008: Banvit
  • 2008: PBC Lukoil Academic
  • 2009: NSB Napoli
  • 2010: Shanxi Zhongyu
  • 2010: BC Dnipro
  • 2011: Hacettepe Üniversitesi
  • 2011: San Sebastián Gipuzkoa
  • 2012: Cherkaski Mavpy
  • 2012: Henan Jiyuan
  • 2013: Springfield Armor
  • 2013: Metros de Santiago
  • 2013–2014: Vestelspor Manisa
  • 2014–2015: Club Goes
  • 2015: Trotamundos de Carabobo
  • 2015–2016: Atenienses de Manatí
  • 2016: Phoenix Fuel Masters
  • 2016–2017: Final Gençlik
  • 2017: Hekmeh
  • 2017: Fuerza Regia
  • 2018: CD Español de Talca
  • 2018: Club Trouville
  • Israeli League Rebounding Leader (2007)

Kenny Adeleke was born in Lagos, Nigeria and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He played college basketball at Hofstra before being drafted by the NBA without ever playing a game.

He spent six seasons with three different teams before retiring in 2018. Adeleke is known for his rebounding ability and strong shot-blocking skills; he was also known for his aggressiveness on the court.

In 2017, he wrote a book about his life titled "If These Walls Could Talk: My Life Story". Kenny Adeleke currently lives in Los Angeles and works as an ambassador for Nike's Basketball program Kenny Adeleke was born in 1984 in England.

He played for a number of teams before joining PBC Lukoil Academic in 2008. In 2009, he signed with Napoli and spent two seasons with the club before moving to Shanxi Zhongyu in 2010. 

Adeleke then joined BC Dnipro where he stayed for two years before moving to Hacettepe Üniversitesi in 2011.

In 2012, Kenny participated in the Cherkaski Mavpy tournament which led him to join Henan Jiyuan for one season later that year. 

After spending one season with Henan Jiyuan, Kenny moved on to play for Springfield Armor during the 2013–2014 season and won both MVP and League Championship titles while playing there as well as being selected into the All-Star Team twice.

In 2014, Kenny rejoined Metros de Santiago where he helped them win promotion from Liga Nacional B that year whilst also being named Player of the Year at their end-of-season awards ceremony. 

He subsequently transferred to Vestelspor Manisa but left after just one season due to personal reasons which saw him receive widespread acclaim within Turkey; including an award from daily paper Zaman Gazetesi as Best Foreign Player of 2017.

Kenny then signed with Club Goes based out of Chile but only made eight appearances for them before retiring at the end of 2016 due not feeling able physically cope up anymore.

Final Words

Fuerza Regia De Monterrey is one of the most successful professional basketball teams in Mexico. The team has had many successes, including winning a number of league and championship titles.

Some of Fuerza Regia’s best players include Luis Scola, Carlos Delfino, Jorge Garbajosa and Andres Nocioni.

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Jalen Rose

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