Carlos Arroyo life and biography

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Carlos Arroyo biography

Date of birth : 1979-07-30
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Nationality : Puerto Rican
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-14
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, point guard for the Celtics, NBA Draft

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Carlos Arroyo is a Puerto Rican professional basketball point guard for the Boston Celtics . Arroyo is the fifth player from Puerto Rico to play in the NBA. In the 2008-09 season, he played for Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Israeli Basketball Super League, winning the league's championship and being named the final's Most Valuable Player.

Career history:

1996–1997 Fajardo Cariduros (Puerto Rico)
1998–2003 Cangrejeros de Santurce (Puerto Rico)
2001–2002 Toronto Raptors
2002 Denver Nuggets
2002 TAU Cerámica (Spain)
2002–2005 Utah Jazz
2005–2006 Detroit Pistons
2006–2008 Orlando Magic
2008–2009 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
2009–2011 Miami Heat
2011–present Boston Celtics


Not drafted by the NBA out of college in 2001…signed as a free agent by the Toronto Raptors on Sept. 28, 2001…waived by Toronto on Jan. 8, 2002…signed as a free agent by TAU Ceramica of the Spanish ACB League in Jan. 2002…signed a 10-day contract with the Denver Nuggets on Mar. 7, 2002…signed for the remainder of the season by the Nuggets on Mar. 26, 2002…signed as a free agent by the Utah Jazz on Sept. 10, 2002…traded by the Jazz to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Elden Campbell and a future first-round draft pick on Jan. 21, 2005…was traded by Detroit along with Darko Milicic to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Kelvin Cato and a protected first-round draft pick on Feb. 15, 2006…signed with Maccabi Tel-Aviv of the Israeli Basketball Super League on Aug. 3, 2008…signed as a free agent by the HEAT on Oct. 12, 2009…re-signed by the HEAT on July 22, 2010.

2009-10 :
Started 35 of the 72 games in which he appeared for the HEAT and averaged 6.1 points (.475 FG%, .844 FT%), 3.1 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 22.0 minutes…did not miss any games due to injury…was a DNP-CD on 10 occasions…led the HEAT and finished second in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio behind only Chris Paul…his career-high 4.17 assist-to-turnover ratio set a HEAT franchise record…also registered a career high in field goal percentage…finished third on the HEAT in assists…topped the HEAT in assists 11 times, in minutes played on seven occasions, in steals six times and in blocks on three occasions…scored in double figures 18 times and handed out double-figure assists once…posted one double-double…the HEAT recorded a 24-11 (.686) record in his 35 starts…started the final 21 games of the season and the HEAT amassed a 17-4 (.810) record in those games…had a season-high 10 assists and no turnovers against Philadelphia on Mar. 14, marking the 23rd time in HEAT history a player had double-figure assists without committing a turnover…did not commit a turnover in 38 of his 72 games…appeared in his 500th NBA game at Minnesota on Apr. 3…played a career-high 43:26 minutes at Memphis on Feb. 19…Season Highs: 17 points (vs. L.A. Lakers, Mar. 4), 10 assists (vs. Philadelphia, Mar. 14), six rebounds (at Milwaukee, Mar. 26), three steals (at Minnesota, Apr. 3), two blocks (vs. Toronto, Mar. 28) and 43:26 minutes (at Memphis, Feb. 19).


Played four seasons at Florida International University in Miami and became only the second player in school history to score 1,600 points…averaged 16.0 points and 4.6 assists in 100 career games at FIU…finished his collegiate career as the Golden Panthers’ all-time leader in both assists and steals, ranked second in three-point field goals made and third in field goals made and free throws made…was a two-time All-Sun Belt Conference selection…as a senior in 2000-01, he became only the second player in school history to score more than 600 points in a season, ranking 17th in the country averaging a Sun Belt Conference-high 21.2 points…scored a school single-game record 39 points vs. North Texas as a senior…ranked third in the Sun Belt in assists…as a junior in 1999-00, he averaged 17.7 points and recorded a pair of points-assists double-doubles…as a sophomore in 1998-99, he finished second on the team in scoring and handed out a school single-game record 13 assists vs. Northern Illinois…as a freshman in 1997-98, he was named to the Trans America Athletic Conference All-Newcomer and All-Tournament Teams and ranked fifth in the conference with a school-record 135 assists.


Full name is Carlos Alberto Arroyo Bermudez…answers to the nickname "Los"…he and his wife, Xiomara, have a daughter, Gabriella…lists his daughter Gabriella as his most prized possession…selected his parents Alberto Arroyo and Glorian Bermudez as his biggest influence and his wife and daughter as his inspiration…has two brothers (Alberto and Jose Alberto Arroyo) and a sister (Glorian Arroyo)…his twin brother, Alberto, played professional basketball in Puerto Rico…has his own charitable foundation (The Carlos Arroyo Foundation)…in his free time he likes to play golf, watch movies, listen to music and spend time with his family…enjoys all kinds of music, especially reggaeton…released a single in the summer of 2010 with reggaeton recording artist and fellow Puerto Rican Yomo…the song called “Se va Conmigo” (She comes with me) earned a spot on Billboard magazine’s Top 25 Latino hits and the video placed among the top three in sales on iTunes for two weeks…when he is done playing professionally he would like to stay involved in the game of basketball and continue to expand his label (Arroyo Hit Music) in the music industry…he and his wife, Xiomara, were invited to the White House to meet President George W. Bush on Oct. 2, 2003 in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month…was chosen to carry Puerto Rico’s flag in the opening ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympic games in Athens…is the fifth player from Puerto Rico to play in the NBA and the first FIU player to play for the HEAT…in addition to leading Puerto Rico to a sixth place finish at the 2004 Summer Olympics, he helped lead Puerto Rico to the bronze medal in the 2003 Olympic qualifying tournament…wears size 13 sneakers.

Career highlights and awards:

BSN Rookie of The Year (1996)
BSN Final Championship (1998–2001, 2003)
BSN Final Four MVP (2009)

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