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Luis Flores
Position Point guard
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg)
League Russian Super League A
Team Krasnye Krylya Samara
Born April 11, 1981 (1981-04-11) (age 28)
San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Nationality Dominican
College Manhattan College 2004
Draft 2nd round, 55th overall, 2004
Houston Rockets
Pro career 2004–present
Former teams Golden State Warriors (2004–2005)
Denver Nuggets (2005–2006)
Bipop Carire Reggio Emilia (2006–2007)
Olympiada Patras (2007–2008)
Indesit Fabriano (2008)
Hapoel Holon (2008–2009)

Luis Alberto Flores (born April 11, 1981 in San Pedro de Macoris) is a professional basketball player from the Dominican Republic currently playing for Krasnye Krylya Samara. He is a 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) and 205 lb (93 kg) point guard. He grew up in the rough, predominantly Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City.

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College career

Flores played his freshman college season with Rutgers University, but really showed all his potential during his three years with Manhattan College. He finished his career as Manhattan's all-time leading scorer, averaging 22.7 points per game. He was named All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year and Tournament Most Valuable Player both in his junior and senior season. He also was selected in the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference First Team during his three seasons in Manhattan and was the 2003 and 2004 recipient of the Haggerty Award as the top player in the NYC area - only the eighth player to win the award multiple times in the 70+ year history of the honor.

Pro career

Flores was drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 2nd round (55th pick) of the 2004 NBA Draft. His draft rights were traded to the Dallas Mavericks along with $300,000 cash in exchange for the draft rights to Vassilis Spanoulis before being traded to the Golden State Warriors on August 24, 2004. He played in 15 games with the Warriors (4.9 min per game) before being trading to the Denver Nuggets on February 24, 2005. He appeared only in one game with the Nuggets, playing 4 minutes, and was waived on August 30. Flores played three pre-season games for the New Orleans Hornets in 2006. After not making the Hornets regular season roster, Flores left for Europe.

Overseas, Flores first played in Italy for BT Roseto (Nov 2005-2006) and Bipop Carire Reggio Emilia (Dec 2006-2007). On August 8, 2007, he signed with Greek League team Olympiada Patras.[1] In January, 2008, Flores returned to Italy where he signed with LegADue team Indesit Fabriano. 2008-2009 saw Flores in Israel playing impressively for Ligat HaAl's defending champion Hapoel Holon. Flores helped Holon to their first Israeli State Cup. He left the team in the summer of 2009 to sign in Russia for Krasnye Krylya Samara.

Dominican Republic national team

Medal record
Competitor for  Dominican Republic
Men's Basketball
Pan American Games
Silver 2003 Santo Domingo National team

Flores is a member of the Dominican Republic national basketball team.

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