Jay Washington

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Jay Washington
No. 11 – GlobalPort Batang Pier
Position Power forward / Center
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1981-11-10) November 10, 1981 (age 32)
San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines
Nationality Filipino-American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Commonwealth High School
College Eckerd (2001–2004)
PBA draft 2005 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the Air21 Express
Pro career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2008 Talk 'N Text Phone Pals
2008–2011 San Miguel Beermen
2011–2013 Petron Blaze Boosters
2013–present GlobalPort Batang Pier
Career highlights and awards
  • 3x PBA Mythical First Team (2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10)
  • 2010-11 PBA Mythical Second Team
  • 2010-11 PBA Philippine Best Player of the Conference
  • 2010 PBA Fiesta Best Player of the Conference
  • 3x PBA All-Star (2009, 2011, 2013)

Anthony Jay Washington Vea (born November 10, 1981) is a Filipino-American professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association for the GlobalPort Batang Pier.

College career[edit]

Born in Zambales, Philippines, Washington played for the Eckerd College Tritons during his college career.[1] In 2002, he had per-game averages of 20.5 pts (on 0.359 3PT shooting) and 3.9 rebs in 32 games. He then raised his averages to 21.7 pts and 5.5 rebs in 32 games the next season.[2] For his senior season, Washington was named to the Sunshine State Conference All Tournament Team.[2] Washington also suited up for the Gwinnett Grizzlies at the 2004 LA Summer Pro League.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Washington was selected 1st overall draft pick in 2005 by the FedEx Express and was traded to the Talk 'N Text Phone Pals during draft day. Despite putting good numbers, high expectations and the deep rotation of Talk 'N Text led him to being traded to the San Miguel Beermen in 2008 in exchange for the draft rights of 2008 3rd Overall Pick Jayson Castro. During the 2010 PBA Fiesta Conference, he was awarded the Best Player of the Conference. He is a three time Mythical First Team Awardee in the PBA. He was then awarded another Best Player of the Conference Award during Game 4 of the 2010-11 PBA Philippine Cup Finals.

Washington's playing position as Small Forward / Power Forward poses problems to his defenders. With everything in his arsenal, he puts up good numbers on the floor. This led to his first back to back PBA Best Player of the Conference (BPC) award (2009–2010, 2010–2011). He averaged 25.6 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.4 blocked shots in his second win putting him in the company of former MVP’s Vergel Meneses, Danny Ildefonso and Eric Menk.

The three previous winners won theirs in their MVP seasons. Meneses won the citation three straight times from 1994–95, Ildefonso five straight from 2000–01 and Menk 2004-05.

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 December 10, 2013[3]

Season[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005-06 Talk 'N Text 18 15.1 .336 .152 .619 3.7 0.9 0.3 0.4 5.3
2006-07 Talk 'N Text 61 29.0 .475 .241 .653 7.0 1.7 0.6 0.6 13.5
2007-08 Talk 'N Text 37 27.2 .458 .305 .692 7.3 1.8 0.6 0.8 12.6
2008-09 San Miguel 52 29.8 .473 .352 .647 7.5 2.1 0.6 0.5 12.8
2009-10 San Miguel 41 32.3 .434 .275 .820 7.1 1.9 0.7 0.5 14.6
2010-11 San Miguel/Petron Blaze 35 35.0 .410 .283 .662 9.5 2.3 0.5 1.1 15.9
2011-12 Petron Blaze 14 27.3 .439 .351 .818 6.3 2.2 0.8 0.7 14.4
2012-13 Petron Blaze/GlobalPort 41 26.5 .370 .273 .716 6.6 1.3 0.4 0.9 9.6
2013-14 GlobalPort 6 39.3 .414 .333 .872 10.3 2.2 1.0 0.7 20.8
Career 305 29.0 .437 .292 .705 7.2 1.8 0.6 0.7 12.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jay Washington". Real GM Basketball. Retrieved December 120,2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Eckerd College News & Events
  3. ^ "PBA Online: Jay Washington". 
Preceded by
Jayjay Helterbrand
PBA Fiesta Conference Best Player
2010
Succeeded by
Last
Preceded by
James Yap
PBA Philippine Cup Best Player Award
2010-11
Succeeded by
Gary David