Norman Gonzales

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Norman Gonzales
No. 1 – Saigon Heat
Position Small forward / Power forward
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1976-05-21) May 21, 1976 (age 38)
Magalang, Pampanga, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College San Beda College
PBA draft 2001 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the Mobiline Phone Pals
Pro playing career 2001–present
Career history
1998–2000 Pampanga Dragons
2001–2003 Talk 'N Text Phone Pals
2004–2009 Sta. Lucia Realtors
2009–2011 Powerade Tigers
2013 San Miguel Beermen
2013–present Saigon Heat

Norman Gonzales (born May 21, 1976 in Magalang, Pampanga, Philippines) is a Filipino professional basketball player. He currently plays for the Saigon Heat in the ASEAN Basketball League. He was drafted seventh overall by Mobiline in 2001.

Player profile[edit]

Norman Gonzales is among the league’s toughest sixth man since he entered the league in 2001. He was known for producing big points, sometimes double-double during his amateur days and while he was playing in the defunct MBA. Known also as a good defensive stopper inside and outside, Gonzales spent his first two years with Talk 'N Text before signing up as a free agent with Sta. Lucia. He was dragged to controversy in the middle of 2003 regarding his illegal drug use while playing for Talk 'N Text, and his basketball career went down seemingly. But instead of giving up, Gonzales proved his innocence and continuously improved his game especially when Sta. Lucia team governor Buddy Encarnado gave him another chance to redeem his sinking career in 2004.

Coca-Cola Tigers[edit]

On August 27, 2009 he was signed by the Coca-Cola Tigers as a free agent where he became one of their reliable role players.

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters[edit]

He along with J.R. Quiñahan and two future draft picks were traded to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters for Doug Kramer and Josh Vanlandingham. However, he was not given a contract and was released days after.[1]

Saigon Heat[edit]

After a short stint with the San Miguel Beermen at the beginning of the 2013 ABL season, Gonzales joined the Saigon Heat with only a handful of games left in the same season.[2]

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