Jose Colorado

Basketball player. Sports Journalist. Entrepreneur.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: CHINA, USA, CANADA, EL SALVADOR, BRAZIL (2014 - PRESENT)

Born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Jose Colorado has gone on to have a successful professional career across the globe. To date, he has played in China, USA, Canada, Brazil and El Salvador. 

As a former league all-star, 3x scoring champion and national team selection pool member, Jose has made his mark at the professional level.

Career Highlights:

  • 3x Liga Mayor de Baloncesto National Scoring Champion (2x 2018, 2019)

  • 2x LatinBasket Liga Mayor de Baloncesto All Second Team Selection (2017, 2018)

  • Liga Mayor de Baloncesto Three-Point Champion (2019)

  • Member of San Salvador BC (Liga de Las Americas, 2018)

  • 3rd All-Time Leading Scorer in PACWEST College Conference History (1259 points)

Jose’s latest season. With season averages of 18.38 points per game (331 total), 52% FG, 50% 3PT and 87% FT, Jose Colorado became just the second player in league history to win thiree consecutive national scoring titles. Jose also won the national three-point title by making 60 three-pointers (3.3 per game) in 18 games.

Jose Colorado becomes just the second player in league history to win back-to-back national scoring titles.

Jose Colorado wins his first national scoring title in the LMB.

Jose playing with Santa Tecla Basquetbol Clube in the Central American League of Champions. Tecla finished second; Jose third highest in three-point percentage (41.7%).

This league is considered the highest level of competition in the Americas' continent outside of the NBA.

Jose competing against CBA (first division) and NBL (second division) teams in a multi-month tour across China.

In his four games with the Vancouver Balloholics of the American Basketball Association, Jose averaged 11.75 points per game and 3.75 assists and shot 37 percent from three in 23.2 minutes per game.

On this night (Jan. 16, 2016), Jose (No.7) connected on five three-pointers en route to 17 points in just under 23 minutes in a 136-93 win.

UNIVERSITY CAREER: QUEST UNIVERSITY (CLASS OF 2014)

Despite his high school accomplishments, Colorado received little interest heading into college.  He eventually landed at Quest University (Squamish, B.C.) in the Pacwest Conference where he played four years of varsity basketball and was a major part in helping to turn around a perennial bottom-feeding program. Quest notched back-to-back bronze medals and as the host team finished fifth in the country in Jose's senior season. It was the culmination of an enormous four-year turn around as the team had never made the playoffs prior to Jose's arrival.

The Kitchener native graduated as the PACWEST conference's second all-time leading scorer (currently third as of 2019), Quest University's all-time leading scorer (still standing), a three-time conference all-star, a national tournament all-star and was recognized as the Academic Athlete of the Year, averaging a 3.91 GPA in his final season.
 

HIGH SCHOOL: GRAND RIVER COLLEGIATE (CLASS OF 2009)

Often overshadowed by his sibling's basketball exploits, Jose eventually put together a solid high school career at Grand River Collegiate when given the reigns to the team.

Jose was a two-time city all-star and led the league in scoring in his senior season (24.1) while finishing second in his junior year (17.2). Graduating in 2009, Jose still stands in the top ten in the school's all-time scoring list and holds multiple offensive records to this day, including: most points scored in a playoff game (45) and most three pointers made in a game/playoff game (12). He was inducted into the Grand River Wall of Fame in 2010.

Some of the school's most notable former players include: Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets, NBA), Imad Qahwash (FIBA international pro) and Chelsea Aubry (former Canadian team national member).