HECTOR RODRIGUEZ


Basketball
Mexican Olympic Team
Montreal - 1976


Born and raised in San Antonio, 6'8" Hector learned his basketball in the City's Recreation Parks.
He began play ing ball at an early age and enrolled at Central Catholic High School, a basketball power
in the state. He was picked twice to the All -State team in the Texas Catholic Interscholastic League
and led Central Catholic to the State finals during his senior year. Hector is considered to be one of
the best basketball players to ever play for an Alamo City High School.
Ye graduated from West Texas State University attending school on a basketball scholarship.
Rodriguez was chosen All -Conference and toured South America with a Missouri Valley Conference
All-Star Team.
After graduating from West Texas, Rodriguez played Semi·pro ball with Aguascalientes. He also
started for the State of Nuevo Leon Quintet and led the team to the Mexican National Championship.
He was the leading scorer and named the National Tournament's Most Valuable Player. The Mexican
Olympic Committee selected him to participate on it's 1976 Olympic team in Montreal, Canada.
Mexico finished in Eighth place. Mexico City's "EI Heraldo" newspaper also picked him as
the country's No. 1 basketball player. He credits Central Catholic Coach J. Cortez as the most
influential person in his career.