Before being drafted into the NBA in 2000, Nájera received rave reviews from scouts, who boasted on Nájera’s quick first step and extraordinary rebounding ability. He is only the second Mexican-born player to join the NBA. He was the first Mexican player to be drafted into the NBA (Horacio Llamas being undrafted).
How many Mexicans are in the NBA?
While there are no Mexicans playing in the NBA today, players from Mexico like Gustavo Ayon, Jorge Guierrez, and Eduardo Najera all got their chance to show off their skills on the biggest stage in the sport.
Who are the Mexicans in the NBA?
Players from Mexico In The NBA Since 1946-1947
Is there a Hispanic NBA player?
Current Latinos in the NBA
Manu Ginobili was born and raised in Argentina, and is arguably the best Latino player in the NBA today.
Who is the first Mexican NBA player?
In 1996, he was signed by the Suns. When he made his Suns debut, he made history by becoming the first Mexican to participate in an NBA game.
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||285 lb (129 kg)|
|College||Pima CC (1992–1994) Grand Canyon (1994–1996)|
Who is a famous Hispanic basketball player?
Former hispanic NBA players Reverse chronological order
|Name||Pos.||In the NBA|
|José Juan Barea||PG||14|
|José M. Calderón||PG||14|