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Old 04-28-2008, 02:23 PM   #15
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Default Re: Who will be the first Filipino to play in the NBA

Filipino-American who made it in the NBA

1. Raymond "Ray" Townsend- was drafted as the 22nd overall pick by the Golden State Warriors in the 1978 NBA Draft.

3 Seasons NBA Stats:

4.8 PPG, 1.4 APG, 1.0 RPG in 154 games

He was a 6'3", 175 lb. guard.

Townsend played college basketball at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and was selected with the last pick in the first round (22nd overall) of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. He concluded his NBA career in 1982 as a member of the Indiana Pacers.

Townsend's mother is from the Philippines and his father is American.

2. Ricardo Brown- 1985 PBA Most Valuable Player of the Year, was originally drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 1979 NBA Draft.

Picked No. 59 overall in the 1979 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Never played an NBA game but became one of the best Guard in the Philippine Basketball Association

Firsts Filipino-American Coach in the NBA

Erik Spoelstra- Soon to be headcoach of the Miami Heat

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