Shawn Weinstein

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Shawn Weinstein
No. 5 – Free Agent
Position Guard
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1985-07-30) July 30, 1985 (age 29)
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Nationality American / Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College St. Edwards
PBA draft 2010 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the Meralco Bolts
Pro career 2008–present
Career history
Elitzur Maccabi Netanya
Meralco Bolts (2010-2011)
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters (2012)
Barako Bull Energy (2013)
Career highlights and awards
2006-2007 Heartland Conference Player of the Year

Shawn Weinstein (born July 30, 1985) is a Jewish-Filipino-American professional basketball player who played for the Meralco Bolts, Talk N' Text Tropang Texters, and Barako Bull Energy Cola in the Philippine Basketball Association. He is currently a free agent.

He played three seasons for St. Edwards University (Austin, Texas) in the NCAA Men's Division and two seasons for the Elitzur Maccabi Netanya Israel in the Ligat HaAl (Israeli Super-league). In 2012 Shawn co-founded WJG ASIA, an international public relations firm in Metro Manila, Philippines.

High School[edit]

Shawn attended Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Southern California. There he had a tremendous senior season averaging 28.5 points per game and finished tied with Jordan Farmar as the number three scorer in all of southern California. He was named Co-Bay League Most Outstanding Player with Arron Afflalo and was selected First team All Area by the Daily Breeze. Weinstein was named a first team Jewish All-American and a Mcdonald's All American nominee.

College career[edit]

In his three years at St. Edwards University, they won three conference titles in Heartland Conference. Weinstein was the 2007 Conference Player of the Year and a three-time First Team All Conference Selection.[1]

PBA career[edit]

On August 6, 2010, Weinstein was drafted 10th overall by the newest team in the Philippine Basketball Association, the Meralco Bolts. He made his debut in the opening of the PBA 36th season on October 3, 2010 where he scored six points and tallied five assists.[2]

Career Highlights[edit]

  • 2005-2008 Heartland Conference First Team Selection (St. Edward's)
  • 2006-2007 Heartland Conference Player of the Year (St. Edward's)
  • 2008-2009 Israeli National League Champions (Elitzur Maccabi Netanya)
  • 2008-2009 Israeli National League All-Defensive Team
  • 2008-2009 Eurobasket.com All Israel National League Honorable Mention
  • 2009-2010 Israeli Premier League Semi-Finalist (Maccabi Netanya)
  • 2011 PBA Rookie-Sophomore Blitz Game Participant
  • 2011-2012 PBA Philippine Cup Champions (Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters)
  • 2011-2012 PBA Philippine Commissioners Cup Semi- Finalist (Barako Bull Energy)

Awards[edit]

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Collegiate Academic All-American (2008)
  • Two time Arthur Ashe Award recipient (2007, 2008)
  • NCAA D2 Leadership Award (2007)

Entertainment[edit]

  • Reebok Philippines Endorser 2012
  • YSA Skin Care Center Endorser 2012, 2013
  • Shinagawa Lasik Center Endorser 2012
  • Dental First Endorser 2013
  • Presenter at the 28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies (ABS-CBN) 2012
  • Celebrity host Star MYX (ABS-CBN) 2012
  • Erik Santos: "Hindi na Magbabago" (Music Video) Cameo 2012
  • One MEGA Group Travel Magazine (Travel Ambassador) 2013
  • Jessica Soho "Kapuso Mo" Feature (GMA 7) 2013
  • Ang Huling Henya (Movie) Cameo 2013
  • Fox Sports Asia Anchor

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