Basketball player Juan Toscano Anderson, the son of a Mexican mother and Puerto Rican father, is the only Mexican participating in the current NBA season.
Mexican-American basketball player Juan Toscano Anderson was born in 1993 in Oakland, California. He is currently the only player of Mexican origin to participate in the 2021-22 NBA season. He owes his Mexican origin to his mother, who was born in Avándaro, Michoacán, and his father in Puerto Rico.
However, the story of Toscano Anderson's immigrant family began more than four decades ago, when his maternal grandfather immigrated to the United States from Michoacán and settled on Oakland 95th Avenue. In tribute to his childhood home, Toscano selected number 95 as his number on his current Golden State Warriors team.
Toscano began his college career by earning a scholarship to Marquette University where he represented the Golden Eagles and played in several NCAA tournaments from 2011 to 2015. After not being considered in the 2015 NBA Draft, Toscano joined Soles de Mexicali of the National Professional Basketball League (LNBP) of Mexico and later had a stint with the Venezuelan team Bucaneros de La Guaria.
That same year, Toscano joined Soles de Mexicali of the National Professional Basketball League (LNBP) of Mexico and later had a stint with the Venezuelan team Bucaneros de La Guaria.
In 2016, in addition to debuting with the Mexican Basketball Team, the LNBP returned with Fuerza Regia de Monterrey where he was champion. In 2018, Toscano underwent training tests with the Santa Cruz Warriors affiliate of the Golden State Warriors in the NBA G League, one of the NBA divisions. However, he returned to Fuerza Regia where he became champion again in 2019 and finally began the 2019-20 season with the Santa Cruz Warriors.
His performances in Santa Cruz Warriors led him to sign in February 2020 a two-way contract, contract that included Santa Cruz and the NBA's Golden State Warriors. Finally, on February 9, 2020, Mexican-American Juan Toscano Anderson made his NBA debut with the Golden State Warriors, one of the most dominant teams in the league in recent times.
Toscano Anderson completed the season participating in 13 games and for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons he became more relevant in the team mainly as a shock, already accumulating participation in more than 100 games.
Toscano-Anderson recently became the first Latin American to participate in the Slam Dunk Contest of NBA All-Star Game 2022, and made it to the final where he was beaten by Obi Toppin.