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Peter John Ramos, Puerto Rico
Ibn Notes: It seems as if PJ Ramos has been around forever now, but that's because the Puerto Rican big man showed so much promise when he was 19-20 years old that now, at age 23, he is a BSN, NBA and National Team veteran.
Name: Peter John Ramos
Born: May 13,1985
Origin: Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Drafted: 2004, 2nd round, 32nd overall by the Washington Wizards
Languages: Spanish, English
Teams (jersey): Puerto Rican National Team (#11), Puerto Rico NT Under21 (4), Criollos de Caguas (#36), Washington Wizards (#34), Roanoke Dazzle (NBDL)
Ibn Notes: Born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. PJ Ramos lived with his mom and his sister. At the age of 6, moved to NY, were he was spotted at the age of 14, by a friend of a owner of a basketball team in Puerto Rico. Signed to play pro ball at 14, he moved to Puerto Rico to enroll in Colegio Bautista de Caguas High School, with fellow PR prospect Ricky Sanchez. Developing into the National Teams program, he joined the Mens National Team at age of 17 for the Pan American games in El Salvador. After having a breakout season in the BSN in 2003, he established himself in 2004 as a serious NBA prospect dominating former NBA players in the Puertorrican league attracting a lot of scouts and General Managers into the games. Selected in the NBA draft by Washington, in the second round, he signed a 3 year contract with the team, later he joined the Puerto Rico team that defeated the USA in the Olympic Games. Peter John Ramos is egarded as one of the top prospects of Puerto Rico basketball. (thanks to Josean)
Ibn Facts: Ramos won the 2002 BSN Most-Improved Player Award. In the 2006-07 season, the Wizards sent PJ to the Roanoke Dazzle of the NBDL where he was selected as a NBDL All Star and earned All-NBA Development League Honorable Mention.
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