Greivis Vasquez (Spanish: Greivis Vásquez Rodríguez; born January 16, 1987(1987-01-16)) is a Venezuelan basketball player with the Memphis Grizzlies, who selected him in the first round (28th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft. He was chosen after a stellar U.S. college career with the University of Maryland men's basketball team. Vasquez finished second on the Terrapins' all-time scoring list, with 2,171 career points.
He was born in Caracas and moved to the United States to attend high school at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Maryland in 2004. During his senior year at Montrose, he committed to the University of Maryland to play under head coach Gary Williams.
In 2007, Vasquez played on the Venezuelan national basketball team in the FIBA America Championships. In his final college season of 2009–10, he was one of three Venezuelans playing in NCAA Division I men's basketball, with the others being David Cubillan of the Marquette Golden Eagles and Gregory Echenique of the Creighton Bluejays.
Vasquez grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, where he lived with his parents, Ivis Rodriguez and Gregorio Vasquez, and brother, Ingerman Sanoya. At Montrose Christian, Vasquez played under head...