June 7, 2010
Carmelo Lee - 27 games, 32.9 mpg, 12.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.9 apg, 2.4 fpg, 1.1 spg, 0.3 bpg, 42% FG, 38% 3PT, 81% FT
Mojica, Lee and Dalmau are all members of the Puerto Rican national team. Mojica was fleetingly mentioned here as a part of an analysis of Belgian club BC Oostende's demograph; he is a good three point shooter and former Polish league All-Star out of the mighty Central Connecticut State. The 6'7 versatile defender Lee spent one year with Florida back in 1995-96 before three seasons with Long Beach State, and has spent much of his career in or around Puerto Rico, but has also played in places such as Israel and South Korea, and played a couple of games in Cyprus earlier this season. And Dalmau is the middle of the three sons of Raymond Dalmau, a Puerto Rican legend and holder of basically every BSN scoring record going. He has played in the Euroleague with Prokom Sopot, and also briefly played in the D-League; however, for the most part, he stays in the BSN. And why not? As was the case with his dad, Dalmau owns it. Even at the age of 34, he's scoring 20+ points per game.
(By the way, speaking of; in the BSN, the All-Star game consists of Natives versus Imports. The natives won, 109-95. Larry Ayuso top scored, and Carmelo Lee was named the MVP. A box score can be found here. Note how the league discerned between the Puerto Rican passport holders that were "natives", and those that were "imports" (Mojica, Rivera, etc.) It seems a touch arbitrary.)