Alex Cabagnot

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Alex Cabagnot
No. 10 – GlobalPort Batang Pier
Position Point guard
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1982-12-08) December 8, 1982 (age 31)
Quezon City, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, California)
College Los Angeles Valley College (2001–2003)
Hawaii-Hilo (2003–2005)
PBA draft 2005 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Sta. Lucia Realtors
Pro career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2007 Sta. Lucia Realtors
2007–2009 Coca-Cola Tigers
2009–2010 Burger King Whoppers
2010–2014 San Miguel Beermen/Petron Blaze Boosters
2014–present GlobalPort Batang Pier
Career highlights and awards

Alex Cabagnot (born December 8, 1982) is a Filipino professional basketball player[1] currently playing for the GlobalPort Batang Pier. He plays the point guard position. Alex once had a rivalry with Mark Caguioa for of the Eagle Rock High School scoring record.

Professional career[edit]

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.

On February 18, 2014, he was part of a complex four-team, seven player trade which sent him to GlobalPort. With his new team, he reunites with old teammate Jay Washington and is expected to provide veteran leadership.[2]

He said, “(The trade) came a little bit as an ‘I-didn’t-see-it-coming,' but when it did sink in, I just have to be a pro, go to the next team and try to do what I did with Petron and my other teams before".[3]

Personal life[edit]

Cabagnot is currently in a relationship with TV broadcaster Ginger Conejero.[4]

PBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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[5]

Regular Season[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005-06 Sta. Lucia 35 28.1 .349 .266 .681 3.3 4.7 1.1 .3 10.3
2006-07 Sta. Lucia/Coca-Cola 45 33.3 .424 .322 .703 3.5 6.4 1.3 .2 10.9
2007-08 Coca-Cola 37 33.8 .343 .360 .667 3.0 4.6 1.1 .2 11.0
2008-09 Coca-Cola 32 37.0 .356 .240 .667 3.6 5.3 1.4 .4 10.8
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
2011-12 Petron Blaze 46 35.5 .390 .384 .745 3.6 6.2 1.1 .3 13.4
2012-13 Petron Blaze 15 33.7 .414 .259 .763 3.2 5.6 1.5 .2 12.9
Career 314 31.3 .380 .312 .705 3.6 5.6 1.1 0.3 11.0

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