Career: Alicante (Spain-LEB, 1999-2000), Alicante (Spain-ACB, 2000-01), Fuenlabrada (Spain-ACB, 2001-02), Vitoria (Spain-ACB, 2002-05), Toronto Raptors (NBA, 2005-08).
Jose Calderon continued his rise to prominence in the 2007-08 campaign with the Toronto Raptors. The Spain point guard is so good that the NBA club this summer signed him to a five-year contract extension worth 40million US dollars. Calderon would have been voted MVP of last year’s EuroBasket had Spain not been upset in a thrilling final by Russia. Calderon drilled an eye-popping 19 of 38 shots from behind the arc in the tournament. He is one of those players who improves steadily each year. Calderon is a fantastic athlete who never relaxes on defense. He is always calm under pressure, and despite being a point guard can be a go-to man when his team needs a basket.