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Eloy Vargas (born December 30, 1988) is a Dominican professional basketball player for Gimnasia Indalo of the Liga Nacional de Básquet. He represents the Dominican national team in international competition.

Eloy Vargas
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No. 1 – GECR Indalo
PositionCenter
LeagueLiga Nacional de Básquet
Personal information
Born (1988-12-30) December 30, 1988 (age 30)
Moca, Dominican Republic
NationalityDominican
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolAmerican Heritage
(Plantation, Florida)
CollegeFlorida (2008–2009)
Miami Dade College (2009–2010)
Kentucky (2010–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012Cañeros de La Romana
2013Cupes de los Pepines
2013San Lázaro
2013Cañeros de La Romana
2013–2014Fuenlabrada
2014Metros de Santiago
2014–2015Los Angeles D-Fenders
2015Vaqueros de Bayamón
2015Metros de Santiago
2015Kavala
2015–2016Defensor Sporting
2016San Carlos
2016Metros de Santiago
2017GECR Indalo
2017Metros de Santiago
2017–2018Boulazac Dordogne
2018–presentGECR Indalo
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

After graduating from the University of Kentucky in 2012, Vargas returned to the Dominican Republic to play for Cañeros de La Romana of the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto.

On August 24, 2012, Vargas signed a two-year deal with CB Clavijo of the LEB Oro.[1] He later left Clavijo in September 2012 before appearing in a game for them.[2] He then signed with Alba Fehérvár of Hungary in October 2012 but did not end up joining the team.[3] He went on to play for three Dominican teams in 2013: Cupes de los Pepines, San Lazaro and Cañeros de La Romana.

In July 2013, Vargas joined the New York Knicks for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[4] On November 27, 2013, he signed with Baloncesto Fuenlabrada of Spain for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[5] In June 2014, he joined Metros de Santiago of the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto.

On November 1, 2014, Vargas was selected by the Los Angeles D-Fenders with the 17th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Development League Draft.[6] In April 2015, he signed with Vaqueros de Bayamón of the Puerto Rican Baloncesto Superior Nacional.[7] In June 2015, he re-signed with Metros de Santiago for the 2015 LNB season.

On September 28, 2015, he signed with Kavala of the Greek Basket League.[8] In November 2015, he parted ways with Kavala after appearing in seven games. In early December 2015, he signed with Defensor Sporting of the Liga Uruguaya de Basketball.[9]

On July 28, 2017, Vargas signed with French club Boulazac Dordogne for the 2017–18 season.[10]

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