Orlando Melendez News & Bio


Name:Orlando Melendez
Hometown:Juana Diaz, PR
High School:McDowell County
Born:February 14, 1979 (42)
Height/Weight:6-8, 192
Position:Forward
Notes:Basketball

Harlem Globetrotter Orlando Melendez teaches young students about bullying prevention
It was an exciting day at Buffalo United Charter School on Monday, January 14. Harlem Globetrotter and former North Carolina basketball player Orlando Melendez taught...

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...

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