Puerto Plata in the NBA is part of two outstanding basketball players playing in foreign waters and who fill the Province of Puerto Plata with great pride, putting this piece of land in foreign waters and in an excellent way.
It should be noted that of the 10 Dominican basketball players who have reached the NBA there are 2 of them who are We were born in Puerto Plata who are doing a commendable job and who have served as an example for many young people who saw this possibility as impossible, these young people are not only example of overcoming but they have contributed to the sport in many aspects.
Al Horford (Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso), (Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, June 3, 1986), better known as Al Horford, is a Dominican basketball player who currently belongs to the Boston Celtics NBA squad. At 2.06 meters tall, he plays in the positions of power forward and center. He also plays for the national basketball team of the Dominican Republic in international competitions.
He is the son of former basketball player Tito Horford and journalist Arelis Reinoso. Horford became the sixth player Dominican to play in the NBA and the first Dominican to participate in an NBA All-Star Game and to be chosen in an NBA Best Quintet, specifically in the third. He has earned more than 230 million dollars and is still giving a lot to talk about for his great talent.
Chris Duarte (Christopher Theoret Duarte (Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, June 13, 1997) is a Dominican basketball player who belongs to the Indiana Pacers squad. At 1.96 meters tall, he plays in the escort position.
He played college basketball for the Northwest Florida State Raiders and was named the NABC, NJCAA Player of the Year in 2019. After the NFSC, he played for the Oregon Ducks where he received the 2021 Jerry West Award as the best college shooting guard in the country.
On July 29, 2021, he was selected 13th overall in the 2021 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. On August 4, he signs his contract with the Pacers. On October 20, he made his NBA debut, scoring 27 points against the Charlotte Hornets, the highest scoring figure for a debutant in the Indiana franchise.
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