Andy Seigle

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Andy Seigle
Personal information
Born (1972-05-15) May 15, 1972 (age 44)
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Nationality Filipino / American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
College New Orleans (1994–1996)
PBA draft 1997 Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the Mobiline Phone Pals
Playing career 1997–2007
Position Center / Power forward
Number 52
Career history
1997–1999 Mobiline Phone Pals
1999–2003 Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs
2004–2007 Barangay Ginebra Kings
Career highlights and awards
  • PBA Rookie of the Year (1997)
  • PBA All-Star (1999)

Andrew John Seigle (born May 15, 1972 in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is a Filipino-American retired professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association.[1] He was also a member of the Philippine national basketball team.[2] He is the brother of Danny Seigle, also a basketball player in the same league.[3] Their mother, Blesylda Yadao, is of Chinese Filipino descent while his father is a White American.[4]

Career[edit]

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.[citation needed]

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.[5]

Philippine National Team[edit]

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.[6] The second was in 2002 when he again played for the national team during the 2002 Asian Games held in Busan, South Korea.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fil-Americans dominate '08 PBA freshman class". GMA News and Public Affairs. August 31, 2008. Retrieved October 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Three Ejected in Exhibition at Minnesota". Lawrence Journal-World. November 17, 1998. p. 4C. 
  3. ^ Navarro, June (September 2, 2005). "Seiples sign yearlong pacts". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 
  4. ^ Llorito, Dave L. (November 10, 2003). "'Fil-pretenders' put up zone defense against deportation". The Manila Times. 
  5. ^ Castillo, Musong R. (October 3, 2007). "Kings playing sans Hatfield". Inquirer.net. 
  6. ^ "RP has 3 Jones Cup titles". GMA News and Public Affairs. July 2, 2007. Retrieved October 25, 2010. 
  7. ^ Navarro, June (August 14, 2002). "Uichico to name final 12 for Busan Sept. 26". Philippine Daily Inquirer. p. A19. 

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