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  Victor Avila
Victor Avila
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Culiacan, Mexico

High School:
Cornerstone Christian High School

Last College:
Scottsdale C.C.

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 255

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
03/23/1977

1998-99

OU's reserve center who averaged 3.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in 8.9 minutes per game ... His averages increased to 11.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per game when projected to 30 minutes per contest ... Lone start came at Kansas State (Jan. 23) ... Seventy of his 100 points came at home ... Shot .459 from the field and .604 from the charity stripe ... Played a career-high 27 minutes against Baylor in OU's final regular season game and pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds ... Scored a career-high 17 points in 20 minutes of play versus Texas A&M Feb. 13 ... Converted 11-of-12 free throws against the Aggies ... Scored 11 points and registered eight caroms in 14 minutes of action in the All-College Tournament championship game Dec. 30 versus Oral Roberts ... Recorded a career-high three blocks at Texas Tech Jan. 30 ... Named the Preseason Big 12 Newcomer of the Year by league coaches and media.

Junior College

A second-team junior college All-American as a sophomore ... Averaged 23.7 points, 15.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.8 blocks per game ... Shot .628 from the field, .719 from the free throw line and .371 from three-point land ... An honorable mention All-American as a freshman after averaging 18 points and 12 boards ... Named conference's freshman of the year ... Rebound average ranked sixth in the nation ... Coached by Tim Parmeter ... Played with Sooner and fellow Mexican Eduardo Najera in the 1997 World University Games in Sicily, Italy (was starting center) ... Helped Mexico to a 3-3 mark and seventh-place finish in the 16-team field.

High School

Averaged 16.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a senior at Cornerstone Christian High School in San Antonio, Texas ... Helped team to a 25-4 record in 1995-96 ... Coached by Chuck Skarshaug.

Personal

Full name is Victor Manuel Avila Haro ... Born March 23, 1977, in Sinaloaleyva, Mexico ... Parents are Victor and Elia Avila ... Major is sociology ... Roommate of Eduardo Najera ... Played at Cornerstone Christian HS a year after Najera ... Also recruited by Arizona, New Mexico, UCLA and Wake Forest ... Wears size 16 shoe ... Claims soccer is his favorite sport other than basketball ... Interests include listening to music and swing ... Says his mother and Najera are the two people who have most influenced his career.

Career Highs
Minutes
27 vs. Baylor (2/27/99)
Points
17 vs. Texas A&M (2/13/99)
Field Goals
4 vs. Western Carolina (11/27/98)
3-Point Field Goals
None
Free Throws
17 vs. Texas A&M (2/13/99)
Rebounds
12 vs. Baylor (2/27/99)
Assists
1 (six times)
Blocks
3 vs. Texas Tech (1/30/99)
Steals
1 (seven times)

Career Statistics

Year    G-GS  Min.-Avg. FG-GA  Pct. 3G-GA  Pct. FT-FTA Pct.  Reb.-Avg. PF-D  A  TO  B  S  Pts.-Avg.
1998-99 30-1  266-8.9   34-74 .459  0-1   .000  32-53  .604  89-3.0    29-0  6  31  7  7  100-3.3
Career  30-1  266-8.9   34-71 .459  0-1   .000  32-53  .604  89-3.0    29-0  6  31  7  7  100-3.3
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