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Omar Quintero was proposed to enter the Sonoran Sportsman’s Hall of Fame within the 2022 Class of the immortals’ enclosure.
Quintero has built a solid sports career in basketball. Among his great achievements stands out his performance in the FIBA Americas Pre-Olympic Tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 2003, since he was the leader in points and steals, he also finished eighth in three-point shots.
His performance placed him in the fifth ideal, where he shared credits with two players of the stature of the NBA, Allen Iverson and Tim Duncan, who were part of the American Dream Team.
With the tricolor jersey, he also won silver medals at the 2010 Mayagüez Central American and Caribbean Games and at the 2011 Guadalajara Pan American Games. He also won a bronze at the 2003 Centrobasket Culiacán, where he finished as scoring champion.
Another event that stands out in Sonorense’s career occurred in the U22 Pan American when he was the leader in points with an average of 48.5% per game, adding the titles of balls recovered, annotations of three, and assists, to be chosen the Player More Valuable (MVP) of the contest despite not being part of the champion team.
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