Richard D. " Rich" Alvarez (born October 30, 1980 in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a Filipino professional basketball player who was the first overall pick of 2004 PBA Draft by the Shell Turbo Chargers. He last played for the [1 ] Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters of the Philippine Basketball Association and also played College basketball at the Ateneo de Manila University, helping his Blue Eagles win the 2002 UAAP Men's Basketball Championship.
PBA career [ edit ]
Shell Turbo Chargers [ edit ]
Alvarez played his first PBA game on the team's second game after former coach John Moran benched him in the first game. He thought that Alvarez was not yet ready to play,
[2 ] but after Leo Austria came, his game status went up and won the Rookie of the Year honors at season's end. [3 ] [4 ]
Teams played [ edit ]
Defensive Player of the Year (UAAP) - 2000
4-Time UAAP Mythical Five Member
2-Time UAAP MVP (2000, 2001)
UAAP Champion (2002)
SEA Games Gold medalist (2003)
PBA Rookie of the Year (2004–05)
Personal life [ edit ]
Rich began dating
R&B singer, Kyla in 2005. After six years of dating, Rich proposed in January. The wedding took place on November 28, 2011.
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Alvarez appeared as one of the cast of
. He also came out in some TV guestings of GMA. 1st Day High
References [ edit ]
^ Beltran, Nelson (January 17, 2004). "Charges make Alvarez No. 1 draft pick". The Philippine Star . Retrieved December 9, 2009.
^ Cordero, Abac and Beltran, Nelson (February 24, 2004). "Alvarez missed in action". The Philippine Star . Retrieved December 9, 2009.
^ Henson, Joaquin (March 2, 2004). "What's Moran up to?". The Philippine Star . Retrieved December 9, 2009.
^ Beltran, Nelson (July 9, 2005). "SMB closes in on PBA crown". The Philippine Star . Retrieved December 9, 2009.
External links [ edit ]