Getting to Know Your Miami Heat: Carlos Arroyo

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The Puerto Rican Pride in basketball, Carlos Alberto Arroyo Bermudez is a cat quick point guard with fundamentally sound skills and court vision. Although he never was drafted after a stellar college career at Florida International University, Arroyo is playing in his 9th NBA season battling the starting point guard position for arguably the best NBA team ever assembled.

Carlos is known as a flashy point guard, and one of the most popular basketball players in Puerto Rican history. He played in the Puerto Rican Basketball League for the Cangrejeros de Santurce, where he was teammate of legendary Puerto Rican player Jose Ortiz. Ortiz and Arroyo helped lead the Cangrejeros to four consecutive titles in the late 1990’s and five titles in six years.

Born in July 30th 1979 the aspiring Fajardo Puerto Rican native fulfilled his family dream and attended Florida International University from 1998-2001, Arroyo was the schools second player to top 1,600 points, averaging 16.0 pts, and 4.6 assists throughout his collegiate career.

After graduating from FIU, he was signed as an undrafted free agent for the 01-02 Toronto Raptors but was released on January 2002. He then went over to Spain briefly before being signed by the Denver Nuggets on March of the same year. A crazy rookie season and 3 teams later Carlos was held to limited action where he only played an average of 9.7 minutes in thirty seven games he played.

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  • http://hotnuke.wordpress.com Hotnuke

    Nice profile piece, Johnny…;-)

  • Heatgirl

    lol what a funny video of Carlos. It was great to see him in the starting line up and make some plays last night!