Nelbert Omolon

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Nelbert Omolon
No. 21 – San Miguel Beermen
Position Small forward
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1980-06-30) June 30, 1980 (age 34)
Talakag, Bukidnon, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan
College Philippine Christian University
PBA draft 2004 Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Sta. Lucia Realtors
Pro career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2010 Sta. Lucia Realtors
2010–2012 Meralco Bolts
2012–13 Air21 Express
2013–14 Meralco Bolts
2014–present San Miguel Beermen
Career highlights and awards
  • 2005 PBA Blitz Game MVP
  • 2006 PBA Blitz Game MVP
  • 2006-07 PBA All-Defensive Team
  • 2007-08 PBA Mythical Second Team

Nelbert "Bitoy" Omolon (born June 30, 1980 in Talakag, Bukidnon) is a Filipino professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Miguel Beermen in the Philippine Basketball Association.[1] He was drafted 8th overall in the class of 2004 that included Rich Alvarez, Marc Pingris, James Yap, Ranidel de Ocampo, Gary David, Sonny Thoss and Wesley Gonzales. He is a versatile player who can score inside and outside, and can play multiple positions as well.

Early Years[edit]

The youngest of three boys, Omolon was born and raised in Talakag, Bukidnon, 86 kilometers from Cagayan de Oro City. He did not learn how to play when he was a kid. He never even liked the game until he grew from 5'7" as a high school freshman to 6'2" as junior.

College Basketball[edit]

Omolon played for the PCU Dolphins.

Professional career[edit]

Philippine Basketball League[edit]

After playing in PCU, he took his sneakers to the Philippine Basketball League where he suited up for Osaka-La Salle and ICTSI under coach Franz Pumaren and Welcoat under coach Leo Austria.

Philippine Basketball Association[edit]

Omolon joined the PBA after being drafted 8th overall by the Sta. Lucia Realtors in the 2004 PBA draft.

Omolon scored a personal high 40 points on 11-of-16 shooting in the two-point area and hitting 4-of-5 beyond the arc with nine boards as Sta. Lucia earned its first ever outright semifinals slot on January 13, 2008 with a 123-106 rout over the Air21 Express.

On January 2012, Omolon was traded for the first time in his career to Air21 from the Meralco Bolts along with Mark Isip in exchange for Dennis Daa, Mark Canlas and a draft pick that originally belonged to the Bolts.[2]

On September 12, 2014 Nelbert Omolon was signed up by the San Miguel Beermen as a 13th man in the Beermen's Roster.

Player Profile[edit]

A player who ever reliable on both ends of the floor due to his unrelenting defense and efficient offense, Omolon has continued to impress his coaches in the pro league to this day. He is a player who is always tasked to guard the opposing team's best player and even imports. He can be the team MVP of the game and not score a point. Although possessing a limited array of offensive moves, Nelbert has showed he can do it as well on offense. With an improved outside shot these days, he is looked to provide a complimentary role to his more offensive-minded teammates in Meralco.\

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "PBA Player Profile : Nelbert "Bitoy" Omolon". PBA. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "PBA Trade 2012: Air21 gets Isip and Omolon from Meralco". Retrieved 27 July 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)