Orlando Melendez News & Bio

Name:Orlando Melendez
Hometown:Juana Diaz, PR
High School:McDowell County
Born:February 14, 1979 (39)
Height/Weight:6-8, 192

Orlando 'El Gato' Melendez enjoys entertaining fans with Harlem Globetrotters
Orlando Melendez became the first native of Puerto Rico to sign with the Harlem Globetrotters. A former University of North Carolina player who was part...

Globetrotter Orlando Melendez feels for his native Puerto Rico
Listen. The noise that accompanies fear and death. “It was like having a 747 in front of your house for 30 hours.” This is how...

Harlem Globetrotter Orlando 'El Gato' Melendez inspires students
"Find what you love and do it well," said Orlando Melendez, 37, who earned his nickname, "El Gato", as a kid when cats followed him...

Orlando Melendez Enjoying Life as a Harlem Globetrotter
Orlando Melendez looks forward to coming back to Charlottesville for Thursday’s Harlem Globetrotters game at John Paul Jones Arena in the time-honored red, white and...

Basketball and interior design? Globetrotter ‘El Gato’ Melendez does it all
Puerto Rican born and raised Orlando Melendez, also known as "El Gato" ("The Cat"), first discovered the Harlem Globetrotters by watching the "Harlem Globetrotters" and...

Orlando Melendez adds a new country to Globetrotters' resume
During his [UNC] campus visit, Orlando Melendez played some pickup games with several Tar Heels, including Antawn Jamison and Vince Carter. They heard "El Gato"...

Orlando Melendez a perfect fit for Globetrotters
Last month, Orlando Melendez, former UNC Tar Heel and journeyman pro, became the first Puerto Rican born player to sign with the Harlem Globetrotters. 'El...

Orlando Melendez adds a new country to Globetrotters' resume
Orlando Melendez, 29, is not the first Latino to play for the Harlem Globetrotters. That honor goes to Orlando Antigua, the Dominican Republic native who...

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