Jonas Villanueva

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Jonas Villanueva
No. 11 – Air21 Express
Position Point guard
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1983-03-31) March 31, 1983 (age 31)
Bulacan, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
College Far Eastern University
PBA draft 2007 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Magnolia Beverage Masters
Pro career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2010 San Miguel Beermen
2010–2013 San Mig Coffee Mixers
2013 Globalport Batang Pier
2014-present Air 21 Express
Career highlights and awards
  • 2008-09 PBA Most Improved Player
  • 2009 PBA Fiesta Conference Finals MVP
  • 4x PBA Obstacle Challenge Champion (2010-13)

Jonas V. Villanueva (born March 31, 1983) is a Filipino professional basketball player currently playing for the Barako Bull Energy in the Philippine Basketball Association. Born in Bulacan, Philippines, he played for the FEU Tamaraws in which he helped the University to claim its 19th UAAP Men's Basketball Championship in its 68th Season alongside now PBA superstars Mark Isip, R.J. Rizada, Jeffrei Chan and former San Miguel teammate Arwind Santos.

He was selected 9th Overall Pick during the 2008 PBA Rookie Draft by the San Miguel Beermen. He struggled as he played a backup role under longtime veteran Olsen Racela. But then, he was promoted as the team's starting point guard when former no. 1 draft pick Mike Cortez fell into a season-ending injury and the team's long-time floor leader Olsen Racela's game starting to fade away.

In the 2008-09 PBA season, he was awarded the Most Improved Player award. He won the Fern-C Finals MVP honor after winning the 2009 PBA Fiesta Conference Championship with San Miguel.[1]

2010-2011 PBA Pre-Season[edit]

The San Miguel Corporation (SMC) management started to move its players by trading point guard Jonas Villanueva of San Miguel Beermen in exchange for quick guard Paul Artadi of B-MEG Derby Ace Llamados.

In an interview with incoming head coach Ato Agustin, he says he wanted a running team while also putting premium on defense. This justifies the acquisition of Artadi who strives on up-tempo and running kind of game. He is also known for his defense harassing point guards of opposing squads.

Though many of the Beermen fans are saddened by Jonas departure, its good to know that each time Artadi transfers to a team, he usually brings in a championship like what he did when he was traded to Ginebra and later to B-MEG Derby Ace. Will he bring the same kind of championship charm to San Miguel? We’ll know as the 36th PBA season unfolds starting on October 3 starting with the All-Filipino Conference.[2]

He was appointed as the new captain of the team starting this season.

PBA career statistics[edit]

  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]


2007-08 Magnolia/San Miguel 31 10.5 .493 .442 .682 1.4 1.4 .4 .06 3.4
2008-09 San Miguel 54 23.1 .413 .321 .694 3.2 4.0 1.0 .1 8.4
2009-10 San Miguel 55 21.1 .389 .302 .694 3.1 3.8 .7 .05 5.5
2010-11 Derby Ace/B-Meg 33 25.8 .361 .269 .735 3.1 3.2 .8 .09 9.0
2011-12 B-Meg 34 12.7 .367 .382 .667 1.6 1.4 .3 .1 3.7
2012-13 B-Meg/San Mig/Barako Bull 29 23.5 .322 .246 .652 2.5 3.1 .7 .1 5.6
2013-14 Barako Bull 5 18.8 .333 .455 .333 2.8 1.8 1.2 0 4.6
Career 241 19.9 .384 .316 .688 2.7 3.0 .7 .1 6.1