City: Bronx, N.Y.
Monchito Cruz was one of the best Latino players ever. He made his name by going toe-to-toe with Nate "Tiny" Archibald and got the best of the Hall of Fame guard on many occassions. He then took his talents to Puerto Rico where he won a couple Baloncesto Superior Nacional championships. Cruz was also a regular on the Puerto Rico national team and went at it with guys like a young Drazen Petrovic.