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  InterBasket > Player Profiles > Eduardo Najera, Mexico From Najera is only the second Mexican-born player to play in the NBA. His parents are Servando Najera and Rosa Irene Perez. Najera helped Mexico to a fourth place finish in the 1999 World Games. That same year, he helped Mexico to a fourth place finish at the 1999 World University Games. At the University of Oklahoma, he majored in Sociology. He was also named Third-Team All-America by The Associated Press and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Najera received the Chip Hilton Player of the Year Award from the Basketball Hall of Fame, an award given to a player who has demonstrated personal character both on and off the court.
Najera had an impressive collegiate career, earning him numerous awards, both statistically and categorically, in the Big 12 Conference. He finished second in Big 12 Freshman of the Year voting. As a sophomore, Najera ranked third on team in scoring (10.5) and in rebounding (5.4). He averaged team highs in scoring (15.5ppg) and rebounding (8.3rpg) and ranked second in assists (2.2apg), steals (1.8spg) and blocks (0.8bpg) as a junior. Najera was a Second Team All-Big 12 selection by both league coaches and media as a junior. He finished his Oklahoma career ranked third in minutes played (3,856), fourth in steals (193), fifth in rebounds (910), sixth in blocked shots (89), seventh in field goal attempts (1,423), eighth in points scored (1,646), ninth in field goals (612), 10th in free throws (337) and 10th in free throw attempts (504). Najera was a First-Team All-Big 12 selection by league coaches and media. He was selected to Big 12 All-Defensive Team. He finished 25th in nation in rebounding (9.2rpg), while earning 14 double-doubles to be ranked second in the Big 12.
Eduardo Nájera Profile

Name: Eduardo Alonso Nájera Pérez
Nickname: N/A
Born: 07/11/1976
Status: Active
Origin: Ciudad Meoqui, Chihuahua, Mexico
Height: 6-8/2,03m
Weight: 235lbs/106,6kg
Schools: University of Oklahoma '00
Drafted: 2000, Second Round, 38th pick by Rockets, traded to Dallas Mavericks
Languages: Spanish, English
Website: InterBasket
Teams (jersey): Mexican National Team, Oklahoma Sooners (21), Dallas Mavericks (14), Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets (21)
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