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|No. 5 – Petron Blaze Boosters|
December 8, 1982 |
Quezon City, Philippines
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||Eagle Rock High School|
|College||University of Hawaii-Hilo|
|PBA draft||2005 / Pick: 2nd overall|
|Selected by the Sta. Lucia Realtors|
|Pro playing career||2005–present|
|Sta. Lucia Realtors (2005-2007)
Coca-Cola Tigers (2007-2009)
Burger King Whoppers (2010)
Petron Blaze Boosters (2010-present)
|Career highlights and awards|
Alex Cabagnot (born December 8, 1982 in Quezon City) is a Filipino professional basketball player currently playing for the Petron Blaze Boosters. He plays the point guard position. Alex once had a rivalry with Mark Caguioa for of the Eagle Rock High School scoring record.
About the player
He was drafted by the Sta. Lucia Realtors, but after playing 2 seasons he was dealt to the Coca-Cola Tigers along with the aging Kenneth Duremdes and Ricky Calimag in exchange for Dennis Miranda, Manny Ramos and Coca Cola's 2007 second round draft pick.
Cabagnot led all rookies during his rookie year in scoring (10.3 points per game), assists (4.7), steals (1.1) and minutes played (28.1). He was third in the league in the assist-to-turnover ratio (2.5) behind Jimmy Alapag and Johnny Abarrientos. The 6-0 southpaw is one of the prolific guards in his generation.
On January 5, 2010, he was traded to the Burger King Whoppers along with Wesley Gonzales, for Gary David and Chico Lanete. He played for several games with Burger King, finishing at the 8th spot of the 2009-10 PBA Philippine Cup. During the off-season of the 2009-2010 Fiesta Conference, he was traded to the San Miguel Beermen, for Mike Cortez.
As a Beermen, Cabagnot quickly emerged as the starting quarterback for the team. Cabagnot dropped game winning shots during eliminations earning his nickname "Crunch Time Cabagnot". He did it on Alaska Aces, B-Meg Derby Ace Llmados scoring a basket on crucial possession. During Game 1 of the 2010 - 2011 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series against the crowd favorite Ginebra Gin Kings, Alex made a clutch basket leaving the Gin Kings with only over a second. This nailed the series to a 1 - 0 lead in favor of the Beermen. SMB eventually won the duel in six games 4 - 2. In 2011, Cabagnot together with Arwind Santos and Danny Ildefonso lead Petron Blaze Boosters to a Governor's Cup title by hacking out a 4-3 decider in 7 games, thus foiling the Grand Slam bid of Talk N Text & captured his first PBA crown as a player.
He is considered as one of the smartest and skillful point guard of his generation.
PBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Correct as of January 13, 2013
|2009-10||Coca-Cola/Burger King/San Miguel||50||23.0||.376||.250||.693||3.6||5.5||1.0||.3||10.2|
|2010-11||San Miguel/Petron Blaze||54||30.2||.395||.321||.728||4.2||5.8||1.0||.3||9.7|
- Castillo, Musong R. (7 January 2011). "Cabagnot late-game heroics rescue SMB". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 17 February 2011.