Originally posted on Magic Basketball Online  |  Last updated 1/30/14
While the Puerto Rican Basketball Federation had previously announced that Maurice Harkless would be joining them for  the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Moe officially made his own announcement on Twitter today. I am honored to be joining the Puerto Rican National Team this summer in the @FIBA basketball World Cup! Vamos Puerto Rico! — Maurice Harkless (@moe_harkless) January 30, 2014 Moe, born and raised in New York, has a Puerto Rican mother and a middle name of “Jose”. Story checks out. “I am grateful for the opportunity to play for the National Team of Puerto Rico,” said Moe Harkless. “I look forward to playing alongside these men and helping win games on an international level. It is an added bonus that I get to play for my extended family. I hope to make them and the people of Puerto Rico proud,” via the Puerto Rican Basketball Federation. While the 20-year old Harkless has struggled to get consistent minutes in his second NBA season with the Orlando Magic, his presence will certainly ...
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