|No. 7 – Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters|
|Position||Small Forward/Power Forward|
June 15, 1987 |
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (198 cm)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||West Negros University|
|College||Ateneo de Manila University|
|PBA draft||2010 / Pick: 1st overall|
|Selected by the Air21 Express|
|Pro playing career||2010–present|
|Air21 Express (2010-11)
San Miguel Beermen/Petron Blaze Boosters (2011-12)
Air21 Express (2012-13)
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters (2013-present)
|Career highlights and awards|
Siverino A. Baclao, Jr. better known as Nonoy Baclao (born June 15, 1987 in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental) is a Filipino professional basketball player who plays for the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). A power forward/Small Forward, he played three seasons for the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines from 2007 to 2009 and led the Eagles to back-to-back basketball championships in his last two seasons with them. He also played for the Philippine Patriots in the ASEAN Basketball League and led the team as the inaugural champion of the 2009-10 ABL season.
Baclao attended high school and the first few years of college at the West Negros University, where he led the WNU Mustangs to the 2005 National University Games (Unigames) crown in Bacolod City and the 2006 Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) National Students Championship (Inter-Collegiate) title. His reputation as a major defensive contributor, especially in blocking and rebounding, was noticed by Manila-based college scouts, and in 2006 he was recruited by Ateneo de Manila University, which was led by Japeth Aguilar and Chris Tiu among others.
After serving the mandatory one-year residency rule imposed by the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, Baclao made it to the Blue Eagles roster in the 2007 UAAP season, where he contributed to the team's defense, although they failed to make it to the Finals. In 2008, he was designated as the team's co-captain, which he held until his last year of eligibility. In those last two seasons, Baclao averaged 6.1 points per game, 5.9 rebounds per game, and 1.9 blocks per game. He played a major role in the Blue Eagles' conquest of their archrivals, the De La Salle Green Archers in the 2008 UAAP Basketball championships. He was adjudged as the Finals MVP and the Smart Defensive Player of the Year.
In his final UAAP season, where Baclao shared the captaincy with Jai Reyes and Rabeh Al-Hussaini, he averaged 6.4 points per game, 8.4 rebounds per game, 2.5 blocks per game, and 1.4 assists per game in 27.9 minutes per game, and was a key factor in the Eagles' defense of the UAAP title against the University of the East Red Warriors.
Weeks after leading the Eagles to its second straight UAAP basketball championship, Baclao signed with the Philippine Patriots, the country's professional team playing for the ASEAN Basketball League. Coach Louie Alas saw him reprising his role he had with the Blue Eagles as he backstopped the team's defense. To date, Baclao's superb clutch plays off the bench has helped the Patriots win games, especially their rematch against the Singapore Slingers in Manila on November 7, 2009, where they won, 70-53.
He became the top pick of the 2011 PBA Draft, a draft class that featured fellow Blue Eagle Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Letran swingman Rey Guevarra and Sean Anthony. He immediately made impact with his first team providing solid defense. However, his performance was not as stellar as that of Al-Hussaini. Still, he was awarded as a member of the All-Rookie Team by season's end. On his second year, his minutes went down and was seldom used by the Boosters.
Second stint with the Express
During the recent off-season, he, along with Niño Canaleta, Robert Reyes and John Wilson were traded to the Air21 Express. Under Franz Pumaren, his play became better and is now among the regularly used players on the team.
PBA career statistics
|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 27, 2013
|2013-14||Talk 'N Text||8||22.9||.354||.000||.857||6.5||1.0||.6||1.2||5.7|
Career highlights and awards
- Nonoy Baclao Player Profile & Stats on PBfantasy.com
- Nonoy Baclao fanpage on Facebook
- Nonoy For President - a Nonoy Baclao fan blog
JV Casio & Pocholo Villanueva
|UAAP Men's Basketball Finals Most Valuable Player
Season 71 (2008)