Jojo Duncil

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Jojo Duncil
No. 5 – San Miguel Beermen
Position Shooting guard / Point guard
League Philippine Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1983-01-13) January 13, 1983 (age 31)
San Pablo City, Laguna
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 178 lb (81 kg)
Career information
College University of Santo Tomas
PBA draft 2007 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Red Bull Barako
Pro career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2011 Barako Bull Energy Boosters
2011 Petron Blaze Boosters/San Miguel Beermen
2011–2012 Shopinas.com Clickers/Air21 Express
2012–2013 San Miguel Beermen
2013 Barako Bull Energy Cola
2013–present San Miguel Beermen
Career highlights and awards
  • UAAP Finals Most Valuable Player (2006)

Joselito "Jojo" Duncil (born January 13, 1983) is a Filipino professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association who plays for the San Miguel Beermen. He was drafted fifteenth overall by Red Bull in 2007. Duncil previously played for the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers from 2004 to 2006 in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines where he helped UST win their first championship since 1996 in his final year as a Tiger, winning the Finals MVP award in the process.

Amateur career[edit]

Born in San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines, Duncil first played for the Aivandale selection in San Pablo City, Laguna alongside with some notable players like Dexter Mendoza, Alvin Garcia, Richard Manlapig and Christian Anlacan. He then played for University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers in 2004. The Tigers failed to make it to the playoffs in Duncil's first year, with him playing a minor role in the rotation. In 2005, the Tigers again missed the playoffs, having an even worse record than the previous year. Duncil emerged as a backup for Warren de Guzman and Danny Pribhdas, becoming the third option for the team.

In 2006, Duncil and new player Jervy Cruz emerged as the go-to guys for the Tigers as they barely made it to the playoffs, scoring 20 points or more in three of their first four games. Duncil himself missed four games either due to suspension or illness. In the playoff for the third seed, Duncil scored 13 points against the Adamson Falcons to help UST clinch the #3 seed and set up a semifinal series against the UE Red Warriors who had the twice to beat advantage. In the semifinals, Duncil scored 13 points to help UST force a do-or-die game for the last Finals berth. Duncil completed a pivotal three point play in the dying seconds of the do-or-die game off Cruz's missed shot to put UST up for good and enter the Finals for the first time since 1999.[1]

In Game 1 of the finals, Duncil had a cold night with 9 points as the top seed Ateneo Blue Eagles squeaked past the Tigers with a buzzer-beater lay-up by Doug Kramer to seize a 1-0 series lead.[2] In Game 2, Duncil scored 20 points as UST blew out Ateneo to set up the winner-take-all game 3.[3] In that game, Duncil top-scored for the Growling Tigers with 18 points, helping the Tigers cope up with Jervy Cruz fouling out at the end of the fourth quarter in the overtime. For his efforts, Duncil was named as the UAAP Finals MVP.[4]

Duncil was supposed to suit up for the Tigers in his final year of eligibility in 2007 but it was revealed that Duncil has a birth certificate certifying him that he was born on January 13, 1982, causing him to be ineligible for 2007, since UAAP rules only allow people under 25 years old to play. Duncil previously submitted a birth certificate to both the league and UST saying he was born in 1983. This caused UST to drop him from the 2007 lineup, and Duncil signed up for the 2007 PBA Draft.[5]

Duncil revealed that he was really born in 1983, but when the original copy from the Apalit, Pampanga civil registrar was lost, the new document showed a wrong year of birth. Duncil initiated court proceedings to correct the error in Apalit.[6]

Player profile[edit]

Duncil's strengths are known to be his outside shooting and work ethic.[7]

He was the only draft pick of Red Bull in the 2007 PBA Draft, especially the only draft pick from the 2006 UST Growling Tigers championship team.

In the offseason, he was signed by the Petron Blaze Boosters. He helped the Boosters win the Governors Cup over Talk 'N Text. He got traded back to the Boosters in exchange for "The Snatcher" Wynne Arboleda.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Payo, Jasmine (2006-09-22). "Tigers oust Warriors, seal duel with Eagles". Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  2. ^ Payo, Jasmine (2006-09-25). "Last-gasp Kramer shot lifts Eagles". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  3. ^ Payo, Jasmine (2006-10-01). "Tigers maul Eagles, forge rubber match". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  4. ^ Payo, Jasmine (2006-10-03). "UST Tigers grab 19th UAAP title in overtime". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  5. ^ Roa, Ana Mae. "Duncil leaves the lair... turns professional". The Varsitarian. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  6. ^ "The Truth behind Jojo Duncil’s decision to forgo his final year". inboundpass.com. 2007-06-30. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  7. ^ Jojo Duncils Player Profile

External links[edit]

Preceded by
FEU's school colors Arwind Santos
UAAP Men's Basketball Finals Most Valuable Player
Season 69 (2006)
Succeeded by
La Salle's school colors JV Casio & La Salle's school colors Pocholo Villanueva