Jose Colorado

Basketball player. Sports Journalist. Entrepreneur.


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, routinely putting up respectable scoring numbers in each stop. 

He recently was selected to play in the prestigious "Liga De Las Americas" tournament consisting of the best club teams in all of the Americas. The competition is considered the highest level of basketball on the continent outside of the NBA.

As a former league all-star, two-time national scoring champion and former national team selection pool member, Colorado has made his mark throughout his professional career.

With season averages of 19.14 points per game, 47% FG and 42% 3PT, Jose Colorado became just the second player in league history to win back-to-back national scoring titles. Jose has Canadian and El Salvadoran passports.
With season averages of 16.12 points per game, 55% FG and 44% 3PT, Jose Colorado was crowned El Salvador's national scoring champion for the 2018 Apertura season. This is the third time that Jose has finished with the highest points per game average amongst all nationals in the league.

A few highlights from some games throughout the 2017 LMB season (1st division) in El Salvador.

In 4:30 minutes of playing time Jose Colorado recorded 3 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal and the second-highest plus-minus on his team (+3) against the reigning two-time Liga de Americas (South American League) champions - Guaros de Lara (Venezuela). This league is considered the highest level of competition in the Americas' continent outside of the NBA.

Jose Colorado playing for Santa Tecla Basquetbol Clube in the Central American League of Champions. The team finished second-best in Central America with Jose shooting better than 40 per cent from the three in limited minutes off the bench.

Playing through a torn patella, Jose Colorado was selected to the all-domestic team and helped lead A.D. Isidro Metapan to its first finals appearance in Liga Mayor de Baloncesto history in the 2017 season.

Season stats: 15.25 PPG 3.38 RPG 2.42 APG 44 FG% 37 3PT%

Colorado playing for C.D. Aguila Baloncesto in La Liga Mayor de Baloncesto. He finished with All-Domestic team honours and with the second highest 2PT FG% (60.1) in the league as well as third-best in 3PT FG% (39.2).

Colorado in his first season in the LMB (El Salvador) playing for Isidro Metapan.

Competing as the second youngest North American player, Colorado was given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play against CBA (first division) and NBL (second division) teams in a multi-month tour across China.

Playing with the Santa Barbara Breakers of the West Coast Professional Basketball League - and in limited minutes - Colorado led the team in steals with 2.01 per game.

He was given a brief trial run with the Guangxi Rhinos of the NBL following the tour before being released shortly after.

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.


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, Quest University's all-time leading scorer, 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.


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).