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Raulzinho Neto

Raul "Raulzinho" Neto
No. 8 – UCAM Murcia
Position Point guard
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1992-05-19) May 19, 1992
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 172 lb (78 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2011 Minas Tênis Clube
2011–2014 Gipuzkoa Basket
2014–present UCAM Murcia

Raul "Raulzinho" Togni Neto (born May 19, 1992) is a Brazilian professional basketball player who currently plays for UCAM Murcia of the Liga ACB. He's also a member of the senior men's Brazilian national basketball team.

Professional career

Raulzinho first played pro basketball as 17 year old in 2009–10 NBB season. He was the best young player of the tournament that time. In 2010, he was selected to play for the World Team at the Nike Hoop Summit.

After averaging 12.61 points and 2.61 assists in under 28 minutes as a 6th man for Minas Tênis Clube in the 2010–11 NBB season, he signed for Lagun Aro GBC of Spain.

2013 NBA Draft

On June 27, 2013, Neto was selected with the 47th overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. He was then traded to the Utah Jazz for a future second round draft pick.[1] However, he returned to Lagun Aro GBC for 2013–14.[2]

Brazilian National Team

Neto gained attention after leading Brazil Under 18 Team to an impressive runners up showing in 2010 FIBA Americas U18.[3] He followed it by being the youngest member of Brazil national basketball team in 2010 FIBA World Championship, but barely played. He also played at the 2012 Olympics for the Brazilian National Team.[4]In 2014 FIBA World Championship he played for Brazil and had a great performance against Argentina in the round of 16, when he scored 21 points and lead the Brazil to the win.

References

  1. ^ Jazz Acquires Draft Rights to Raul Neto from Atlanta
  2. ^ Raul Neto will not yet join Utah Jazz
  3. ^ FIBA Americas U-18 Championships: Top International Prospects
  4. ^ Raul Neto – 2010 FIBA World Championship

External links

  • NBA.com Profile
  • ACB.com Profile
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