The 20 Greatest Basketball Players to Never Play in the NBA

14. Angel "Monchito" Cruz

Accolades: NYC Streeball legend, 2x Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN) Champion in Puerto Rico

Monch was another little guy that dominated the streets of NYC. He had a successful career in Puerto Rico and was a fixture on their national team. Cruz had a heated rivalry with another streetball legend named Nate "Tiny" Archibald and, at times, got the best of him. He also had memorable performances against guys like Drazen Petrovic in international play. Angel played 13 years in Puerto Rico, averaging 15 PPG and 5 APG. In 1997 he went missing and has not been heard from since, but his legend still looms large on in the playgrounds of NYC.

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