Jared Ryan Dillinger (born January 6, 1984) is a Filipino-American professional basketball player currently playing for the Meralco Bolts in the Philippine Basketball Association. Dillinger is the second pick overall in the very talented draft class of 2008. He is a very versatile player that can play the 2,3, and occasionally the 5 position. In just his rookie year, he was included in the RP Training Pool under Coach Yeng Guiao.
Jared Ryan Bautista Dillinger was born on January 6, 1984 in Rapid City, South Dakota to a Filipina mother and American father. He originally played for the U.S. Air Force Academy, then transferred to Hawaii, and was a starter on his last year. Dillinger averaged 31 minutes, 9.7 points, and 2 assists. He shot 38.3 percent from the 3-point line as a senior.
His first game on Philippine soil was with the Pampanga Buddies in the Liga Pilipinas where he only averaged about 5 points per game.
Dillinger is 6′5″, left-handed, quick and fast, good ballhandler and has a good medium body build. His leaping ability is average.
His main asset is his passing ability. Dillinger is a great passer, he can at least make half a dozen long passes during a game, some of them on fastbreak plays. He’s like a football quarterback throwing spot on passes downrange.