Lester Alvarez

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Lester Alvarez
No. 9 – Purefoods Star Hotshots
Position Point guard
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1988-09-18) 18 September 1988 (age 26)
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight 154 lb (70 kg)
Career information
High school Colegio de San Juan de Letran
College Adamson University
PBA draft 2012 Round: 2 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Barako Bull Energy Cola
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Barako Bull Energy Cola
2013–present San Mig Coffee Mixers / San Mig Super Coffee Mixers
Career highlights and awards

Lester Andrew F. Alvarez (born September 18, 1988) is a Filipino basketball player who currently plays for the Purefoods Star Hotshots in the Philippine Basketball Association.[1] Alvarez was a former member of the Adamson Soaring Falcons. He graduated in high school at Colegio de San Juan de Letran.

Adamson Soaring Falcons[edit]

In UAAP Season 73 to 74, Alvarez is the one of the key pieces to the Falcons squad alongside Alex Nuyles, as they led the Falcons back to relevance in the UAAP. In his final season, Alvarez led the Falcons to snap a 13 year losing streak against the Ateneo Blue Eagles to deny them of a step-ladder Final Four.

Professional career[edit]

Alvarez was eligible to join the 2012 PBA draft, and he applied for the said draft. There, he was picked 15th overall in the second round by the Barako Bull Energy Cola.

Alvarez is mainly a benchman, on January 2013, Alvarez was traded from Barako Bull to San Mig Super Coffee Mixers. The trade was a part of a 5-team, 10-player trade that also involved Barako Bull, San Mig Coffee, Petron Blaze, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, and Alaska.[2][3] Unfortunately, Alvarez was put to the reserve list for the 2013–14 season.[4] Alvarez was again inserted on the active roster after an injury sustained by Ian Sangalang, but he has still to play a minute on the 2014-15 PBA season. Alvarez only played 3 minutes in two seasons with the Purefoods Star Hotshots.

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 October 27, 2013[5]


2012-13 Barako Bull/San Mig Coffee 19 7.0 .324 .375 .500 .8 .4 .2 .0 1.8
2013-14 San Mig Super Coffee 1 3.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 1.0 .0 0.0 0.0
Career 20 6.8 .324 .375 .500 .8 .4 .3 .0 1.8

Accurate as of May 15, 2014