The team of underdogs grows as the basketball gods crowned another champion.

The newest inductee to the team is Juan Toscano-Anderson, who became the first NBA player of Mexican descent to win an NBA title.

Toscano-Anderson, who played his college basketball at Marquette, contributed to two seasons of the Marquette Golden Eagles going to the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight in consecutive seasons. Toscano-Anderson wasn’t the best player on his team, so he made his most significant contributions on the defensive end.

“el primer Mexicano a ganar un campeonato”

— NBA (@NBA) June 17, 2022

After going undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft, Toscano-Anderson played in Mexico, Venezuela, spent some time with the Warriors G-League team, and then made Golden State’s roster in February 2020, signing a three-year contract.

Toscano-Anderson went from averaging 8.3 points as a senior in college to NBA champion and Slam Dunk participant, making him the first player of Mexican descent to do so.

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