Danny Seigle

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Danny Seigle
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No. 42 – Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
Position Power Forward
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1976-06-14) June 14, 1976 (age 38)
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Carbondale (Carbondale, Pennsylvania)
College Wagner (1994–1998)
PBA draft 1999 / Direct Hire
Selected by the San Miguel Beermen
Pro playing career 1999–present
Career history
1999–2011 San Miguel Beermen
2011–2013 Air 21 Express/Barako Bull Energy
2013-Present Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
Career highlights and awards
  • 9x PBA All-Star (1999-2001, 2004-2008, 2011)
  • 1999 PBA Rookie of the Year
  • 1999 PBA Finals Most Valuable Player (Commissioner's Cup)
  • 1999 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1999 PBA Governor's Cup Best Player of the Conference
  • 1999 PBA Finals Most Valuable Player (Governor's Cup)
  • 2000 PBA Finals Most Valuable Player (Commissioner's Cup)
  • 2000 PBA Finals Most Valuable Player (Governor's Cup)
  • 2000 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 2001 PBA Finals Most Valuable Player (All-Filipino Cup)
  • 2001 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 2005-06 PBA Comeback Player of the Year
  • 2005-06 PBA Mythical Second Team
  • 2006 PBA Philippine Cup Best Player of the Conference
  • 2006 Brunei Sultan Cup Most Valuable Player
  • 2007 FIBA Asia Club Championship Mythical Five Selection

Daniel Charles Seigle (born June 14, 1976) is a Filipino American professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association who currently plays for the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters. A 6'6", 205-lb swingman, he is fondly called Dynamite Danny and Danny S. by many. He won the 1999 PBA Rookie of the Year and led San Miguel to six championships to date during his career. He is also a many-time member of the Philippine national basketball team.

Amateur career[edit]

Seigle starred for his high school basketball team, leading them to winning 59 consecutive games and a state title. He then joined the Wagner College Seahawks after being recruited by coach Tim Capstraw. Siegle became a two-time Northeast Conference first-team selection for the Seahawks. Closing his college career with scoring 20-plus points in nine of his final ten games, he finished sixth in Wagner's all time scoring list, with 1,652 total points scored, and also in the top ten all-time for field goals, 3-pointers and free throws.[1]

PBA career[edit]

San Miguel Beermen (1999–2011)[edit]

Early years[edit]

In 1999, San Miguel acquired Seigle as its direct hire Filipino-foreign cager, after the league instituted a rule for every team to have one Filipino-foreign cager acquired without going through the process of joining the rookie draft. Danny has an older brother named Andy,[2] who was then still playing for the Mobiline Phone Pals by the time Danny himself was acquired by the Beermen. Their mother, Blesylda Yadao, is of Chinese-Filipino descent while his father is a pure Caucasian American.

Despite a huge showing in the 1999 All-Filipino Conference, the Beermen were eliminated by eventual champion Formula Shell. However, the Beermen won the 1999 Commissioner's Cup and the Governor's Cup, with Seigle, 1998 Rookie of the Year Danny Ildefonso, Olsen Racela and imports Terquin Mott (Commissioner's Cup) and Lamont Strothers (Governor's Cup) leading the charge. At season's end, Seigle won the Rookie of the Year honors[2] but failed to win the coveted Most Valuable Player award, he should have been another Benjie Paras who's the only one received both MVP and Rookie awards on the same year in 1989.

In 2000, Seigle continued to spark big numbers for San Miguel and led the team in regaining the Commissioner's and Governor's Cup titles. He was one of the front runner to win the MVP award, but lost to his teammate Danny Ildefonso. While the Beermen only won the 2001 All-Filipino Conference, they appeared in all three championship series during the year. Once again, he lost to Ildefonso in the MVP race.

Injuries[edit]

In his fourth season with the league, Seigle joined the RP National Training Pool, as preparation for the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea. Although he did sit a few games for guest RP teams Hapee and Selecta during the Governor's and Commissioner's Cup, Seigle managed to play in a number of exhibition games against foreign clubs. However, during a pre-Asian Games match against Qatar on September 22, 2002, Seigle suffered a torn right Achilles tendon after taking a shot. This prompted him to miss the Asian Games, while failing to appear for the Beermen in the season ending All-Filipino Cup.

Due to the extent of the injury, Seigle missed the entire 2003 season. While there were hints of a possible return during the season, the team kept him on the injured list.[3] He made his much-awaited return to the team in the 2004 Fiesta Conference, albeit in a much limited role. It was the first time Seigle played for San Miguel since 2001. However, Seigle's old form resurfaced in the 2004-05 Philippine Cup, leading San Miguel to a third place finish. In the 2005 Fiesta Conference, an injury sidelined Seigle for a few games. He did made a return, playing a supporting role to Dondon Hontiveros as the Beermen won their 17th title and their first since 2001.

Return to Form[edit]

In the 2005-2006 Fiesta Conference, Seigle had a decent performance for San Miguel. However, the defending champions suffered a huge slump after winning only six games in the tournament and were in the process eliminated early by Air21 Express in the wildcard phase of the playoffs. Rumors of Seigle's possible trade to interested teams were reported by many, but SMB opted to keep him for the Philippine Cup.

The Philippine Cup put Seigle in the headlines as he scored at least 20 points 18 straight times during the conference. It also helped San Miguel gain an outright semifinals berth while putting Seigle as a prime contender for the Best Player of the Conference Award and also one of several players vying for the MVP award. Many believed that Seigle's scoring outburst was a sign of his return to form despite his previous injuries which could have minimized his athleticism.

Seigle's performance in the said conference gave him the PBA Philippine Cup Best Player of the Conference honors. It was Seigle's second Best Player Award since the 1999 PBA Governors Cup.[4]

Air21 Express/Barako Bull (2011–2013)[edit]

In the 2010-2011 season, after playing many successful years for San Miguel Beermen, Seigle was traded to the Air21 Express along with Paul Artadi, Dorian Peña and Dondon Hontiveros. Seigle has declined an offer from Barako Bull for a contract extension as he expressed his desire to explore other options, less than two weeks before the start of the PBA’s 39th season.[5]

Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters[edit]

In 2013-2014 Philippine Cup, The Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters added the All-Star forward Danny Seigle. He made his Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters debut in December 3, 2013 with 13 point and 8 rebounds. January 19, 2014 he made a career high of 21 points as Talk 'n text player versus Brgy Ginebra San Miguel and closes their elimination with lopsided huge win and the 31st local player to reach 8,000 pts in the PBA.

Personal life[edit]

Seigle lives in a sprawling condominium in Makati City and has business interests in Manila and back in the US. His long-time girlfriend, Rosanne Prieto, is the granddaughter of Leo Prieto, a famed Philippine sportsman and PBA founder and commissioner.[1]

Awards[edit]

Professional Basketball Career

  • 1999 PBA Rookie of the Year[2]
  • 1999 PBA Finals Most Valuable Player (Commissioner's Cup)
  • 1999 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1999 PBA Best Player of the Conference[4]
  • 1999 PBA Finals Most Valuable Player (Governor's Cup)
  • 2000 PBA Finals Most Valuable Player (Commissioner's Cup)
  • 2000 PBA Finals Most Valuable Player (Governor's Cup)[6]
  • 2000 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 2001 PBA Finals Most Valuable Player (All-Filipino Cup)
  • 2001 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 2005-2006 PBA Best Player of the Conference[4]
  • 2005-2006 Comeback Player of the Year
  • 2005-2006 PBA Mythical Second Team
  • 2006 Brunei Sultan Cup Most Valuable Player
  • 2007 FIBA Asia Club Championship Mythical Five Selection
  • 6-time PBA Champion

College and Highschool

  • USA Today High School Honorable Mention All-American
  • Pennsylvania High School All-State Player twice
  • Scranton Times-Tribune Regional Player of the Year as a High School Senior
  • 1994-1995 Northeast Conference All Newcomer Team
  • 1996-1997 Northeast Conference All Conference First Team
  • 1997-1998 Northeast Conference All Conference First Team

Philippine National Team[edit]

In 2002, Seigle was selected to play in the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea. However, during an exhibition game against Qatar, Seigle suffered a severe right Achilles heel injury that kept him out of the competition. In 2005, he was selected to play for Team Pilipinas, but did not play in the William Jones Cup, the Global Hoops Summit and the Brunei Cup as he recovered from his injuries.

In 2006, he played for the National team in leading them to their second straight Brunei Cup title. Seigle was also named as the tournament's Most Valuable Player.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Free Agent Basketball Madness". 
  2. ^ a b c Reyes, Marc Anthony (2001-01-20). "Danny Seigle wants only 1 year SMB deal". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  3. ^ Navarro, June (2004-03-06). "Beerman Danny Seigle reactivated". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  4. ^ a b c Navarro, June (2006-07-10). "Seigle bags second best player award". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  5. ^ http://www.spin.ph/sports/basketball/news/danny-seigle-declines-barako-bull-offer-wants-to-explore-other-options
  6. ^ Reyes, Marc Anthony (2000-12-21). "San Mig captures Governors Cup". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Jerry Codiñera
PBA Governors Best Player Award
1999
Succeeded by
Danny Ildefonso
Preceded by
Eric Menk
PBA Philippine Cup Best Player Award
2006
Succeeded by
Mark Caguioa