Full name: José Salvador Meneses Rentería
Born: January 11, 1924 in San Antonio de los Arenales, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico
Died: April 24, 2013 in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
José Meneses was known for his shooting prowess, earning him the nickname “The Gun,” or “Pistolas.” Meneses studied at the the School of Physical Education of the Autonomous University of Chihuahua. During his career he played on 10 national championship teams, and won one Octagonal Basketball title. Meneses played for Mexico at the 1952 Olympics, and helped them win the gold medal at the 1950 and 1954 Central American Games and the 1955 Pan-American Games. He was chosen for the 1956 Olympics, but a facial injury requiring surgery prevented him from competing and he retired shortly thereafter. A sports gym just north of Chihuaha was named in his honor.
|1952 Summer||28||Helsinki||Basketball||Men's Basketball||Mexico||MEX||9T|
|1952 Summer||28||Helsinki||Basketball||Mexico||MEX||Group B||Match #2||1||1952-07-25||MEX 66, FIN 48||14|
|1952 Summer||28||Helsinki||Basketball||Mexico||MEX||Group B||Match #3||2||1952-07-25||BUL 52, MEX 44||7|
|1952 Summer||28||Helsinki||Basketball||Mexico||MEX||Group B||Match #6||2||1952-07-27||URS 71, MEX 62||10|