Cyrus Baguio

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Cyrus Baguio
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Cyrus Baguio broke the defense of Rich Alvarez.
No. 3 – Alaska Aces
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1980-08-19) August 19, 1980 (age 34)
Iligan City
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Southwestern University (Philippines)
College University of Santo Tomas
PBA draft 2003 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Red Bull Barako
Pro career 2003–present
Career history
2003–2008 Red Bull Barako
2008–2009 Burger King Whoppers
2009–2010 Barangay Ginebra Kings
2010–present Alaska Aces
Career highlights and awards
  • 8x PBA All-Star (2004-11)
  • 2012-13 PBA Mythical Second Team
  • 2010 PBA Fiesta Conference Co-Finals Most Valuable Player (w/ LA Tenorio)
  • 2009-10 PBA Sportsmanship Award
  • 2007-08 PBA Most Improved Player
  • 2007-08 PBA Mythical Second Team
  • 2004 PBA Slam Dunk Champion

Cyrus M. Baguio (born August 19, 1980 in Iligan City) is a professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association for the Alaska Aces. He is a former stalwart of the UST Growling Tigers during his college tenure with the team.

He was known for his open court forays and one-on-one skills. Upon arriving in Alaska, many thought Baguio would be like a square peg in a round hole because the squad is known for its triangle-offense and deliberate style, a complete opposite to his uptempo game. But, he proved all doubters wrong. Baguio fit in right away, often leading the Aces' offense. The result was, the Alaska Aces winning their 13th championship with the PBA Fiesta Conference Cup. Cyrus Baguio was given the Finals Co-MVP together with L.A. Tenorio. Baguio is also a long time AND 1 endorser.

He married Katie Uy in Antipolo City last May 28, 2011.

Player Profile[edit]

The guard is known for his dunks and acrobatic moves, thus his moniker "Skyrus." He was drafted by Red Bull in 2003 as the fourteenth overall. Before the draft, many basketball pundits were expecting him to be a first round draftee because of his illustrious college career at University of Santo Tomas. But during draft day, he was only picked in the second round causing a shock to many basketball observers.

During his rookie year, he played the support role but did well. Slowly, after Red Bull traded away its main men like Willie Miller, Kerby Raymundo, Lordy Tugade, Enrico Villanueva, and Mick Pennisi, Baguio then emerged as the team's leading scorer and main skipper. The then-budding PBA superstar proved that he was worth a player.

He led his team in scoring and in other departments during his time with Red Bull. And on his last year with the team, he ended his stint still scorching the net by being among the top 10 leading scorers in the league, and by being an All-Star caliber player. During the latter part of the 2008-09 PBA season, he along with Red Bull teammate Celino Cruz were traded to the Air21 Express for future picks. This trade then led Yeng Guiao to resign as Red Bull coach.

In 2008, Baguio was named to the National Team under his former mentor in Red Bull, Coach Yeng Guiao.

In 2009, Baguio, reportedly unhappy with his tenure in Burger King, was dealt to the Barangay Ginebra Kings. He became part of the talented backcourt of the Gin Kings, together with National Teammate Jayjay Helterbrand, Mark Caguioa and Ronald Tubid. He was also reunited with his 2003 batchmates, Enrico Villanueva, Sunday Salvacion, and Ronald Tubid.

In the middle of the eliminations of the 2010 Fiesta Conference, Barangay Ginebra Kings shipped the high-flying Baguio via a blockbuster one-on-one trade to Alaska Aces for 2-time MVP Willer Miller. In his debut game with the Alaska Aces on April 30, 2010, he sparked a fourth quarter rally by playing tough defense, hustle and scoring 12 of his 14 points in the final canto to help his team to a come-from-behind win over his former team, the Barangay Ginebra Kings.

Achievements[edit]

  • 2004 PBA Slam Dunk Champion
  • 2007-2008 PBA Most Improved Player
  • 2007-2008 PBA Mythical Second Team
  • 2009-2010 PBA Sportsmanship Awardee
  • 2010 PBA MVP
  • 2009-2010 PBA Fiesta Conference Finals MVP
  • 2012 63rd Member of the 5000 Point Club PBA Most Points Scored Leader
  • 2003-2013 Ten Years MVP
  • 2013 PBA Player of the Week 2013 PBA Commissioner's Cup February 11-17 and February 25-March 3

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 March 28, 2013

Season[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003 Red Bull 4 8.50 .833 .000 .000 1.75 1.00 0.25 0.25 3.61
2004-05 Red Bull 69 18.71 .495 .318 .640 2.46 1.51 0.62 0.45 5.72
2005-06 Red Bull 67 22.31 .440 .302 .651 3.33 2.48 0.88 0.40 7.72
2006-07 Red Bull 55 24.20 .498 .352 .727 3.31 2.85 0.71 0.36 11.31
2007-08 Red Bull 48 30.33 .512 .352 .690 3.58 3.73 1.25 0.56 18.02
2008-09 Red Bull/Ginebra 48 25.44 .437 .308 .752 2.94 2.33 1.25 0.58 10.54
2009-10 Ginebra/Alaska 64 29.09 .473 .353 .634 2.56 2.69 1.22 0.36 12.36
2010-11 Alaska 38 33.21 .400 .333 .767 4.29 3.08 1.18 0.53 12.42
2011-12 Alaska 55 33.17 .441 .386 .744 4.40 2.77 0.97 0.74 14.69
2012-13 Alaska 33 33.27 .452 .391 .718 4.00 2.61 1.06 0.82 13.73
Career 461 26.49 .463 .347 .701 3.27 2.59 0.98 0.50 11.16

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