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May 15, 1972 |
|Nationality||Filipino / American|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|College||New Orleans (1994–1996)|
|PBA draft||1997 Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall|
|Selected by the Mobiline Phone Pals|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
|1997–1999||Mobiline Phone Pals|
|1999–2003||Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs|
|2004–2007||Barangay Ginebra Kings|
|Career highlights and awards|
Andrew John Seigle (born May 15, 1972 in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is a Filipino-American retired professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association. He was also a member of the Philippine national basketball team. He is the brother of Danny Seigle, also a basketball player in the same league. Their mother, Blesylda Yadao, is of Chinese Filipino descent while his father is a White American.
He was considered one of the most dominant and best defensive players early in his PBA Career. He spent most of his time in his last season on the sidelines rather than on the court as he played only 30 games and just 8.9 minutes of playing time per outing, due to ACL injuries in both knee's. As a result, the 6-9 center posted a career-low averages of 2.6 points and 2.2 rebounds.
Seigle only got a one-year extension from the Ginebra management and with the arrival of Rafi Reavis and Billy Mamaril, his minutes suffered. He retired in 2007 after winning his last championship in the PBA.
Philippine National Team
To date, Seigle has played twice for the Philippine national basketball team. The first was in 1998 when he played for the Philippine Centennial Team in the 1998 Asian Games held in Bangkok, Thailand where he averaged 7.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. The second was in 2002 when he again played for the national team during the 2002 Asian Games held in Busan, South Korea.
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