Danny Seigle

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Danny Seigle
No. 42 – Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
Position Forward
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1976-06-14) June 14, 1976 (age 39)
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Nationality Filipino / American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Carbondale (Carbondale, Pennsylvania)
College Wagner (1994–1998)
PBA draft 1999 / Direct Hire
Selected by the San Miguel Beermen
Pro career 1999–present
Career history
1999–2011 San Miguel Beermen
2011–2013 Barako Bull Energy
2013-Present Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
Career highlights and awards

Daniel Charles Seigle (born June 14, 1976) is a Filipino American professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association who currently plays for the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters. A 6'6", 205-lb swingman, he is fondly called Dynamite Danny and Danny S. by many. He won the 1999 PBA Rookie of the Year and led San Miguel to six championships (out of a total of eight) during his career. He is also a two-time member of the Philippine national basketball team.

Amateur career[edit]

Seigle starred for his high school basketball team, leading them to winning 59 consecutive games and a state title. He then joined the Wagner College Seahawks after being recruited by coach Tim Capstraw. Siegle became a two-time Northeast Conference first-team selection for the Seahawks. Closing his college career with scoring 20-plus points in nine of his final ten games, he finished sixth in Wagner's all time scoring list, with 1,652 total points scored, and also in the top ten all-time for field goals, 3-pointers and free throws.[1]

PBA career[edit]

San Miguel Beermen (1999–2011)[edit]

Early years[edit]

In 1999, San Miguel acquired Seigle as its direct hire Filipino-foreign cager, after the league instituted a rule for every team to have one Filipino-foreign cager acquired without going through the process of joining the rookie draft. Danny has an older brother named Andy,[2] who was then still playing for the Mobiline Phone Pals by the time Danny himself was acquired by the Beermen. Their mother, Blesylda Yadao, is a Filipina while his father is American.

Despite a huge showing in the 1999 All-Filipino Conference, the Beermen were eliminated by eventual champion Formula Shell. However, the Beermen won the 1999 Commissioner's Cup and the Governor's Cup, with Seigle, 1998 Rookie of the Year Danny Ildefonso, Olsen Racela and imports Terquin Mott (Commissioner's Cup) and Lamont Strothers (Governor's Cup) leading the charge. At season's end, Seigle won the Rookie of the Year honors.[2] In 2000, Seigle continued to spark big numbers for San Miguel and led the team in regaining the Commissioner's and Governor's Cup titles. He set the league record winning 4 Finals MVP awards.


In his fourth season with the league, Seigle joined the RP National Training Pool, as preparation for the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea. Although he did sit a few games for guest RP teams Hapee and Selecta during the Governor's and Commissioner's Cup, Seigle managed to play in a number of exhibition games against foreign clubs. However, during a pre-Asian Games match against Qatar on September 22, 2002, Seigle suffered a torn right Achilles tendon after taking a shot.

Due to the extent of the injury, Seigle missed the entire 2003 season. While there were hints of a possible return during the season, the team kept him on the injured list.[3] He made his much-awaited return to the team in the 2004 Fiesta Conference, albeit in a much limited role. It was the first time Seigle played for San Miguel since 2001. However, Seigle's old form resurfaced in the 2004-05 Philippine Cup, leading San Miguel to a third place finish. In the 2005 Fiesta Conference, Danny helped the Beermen win their 17th title.

Return to Form[edit]

The Philippine Cup put Seigle in the headlines as he scored at least 20+ points in 19 straight times during the conference breaking Alvin Patrimonio’s previous record. It also helped San Miguel gain an outright semifinals berth while earning him the Best Player of the Conference Award, his second since 1999.[4]

Air21 Express/Barako Bull (2011–2013)[edit]

In the 2010-2011 season, after playing many successful years for San Miguel Beermen, Seigle was traded to the Air21 Express along with Paul Artadi, Dorian Peña and Dondon Hontiveros. Seigle has declined an offer from Barako Bull for a contract extension as he expressed his desire to explore other options, less than two weeks before the start of the PBA’s 39th season.[5]

Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters[edit]

In 2013-2014 Philippine Cup, The Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters added the All-Star forward Danny Seigle. He made his Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters debut in December 3, 2013 with 13 point and 8 rebounds. January 19, 2014 he made a career high of 21 points as Talk 'n text player versus Brgy Ginebra San Miguel and closes their elimination with lopsided huge win and the 31st local player to reach 8,000 pts in the PBA.

Personal life[edit]

Seigle lives in Makati City and has business interests in Manila and back in the US.


Professional Basketball Career[edit]

  • 1999 PBA Rookie of the Year[2]
  • 1999 PBA Finals Most Valuable Player (Commissioner's Cup)
  • 1999 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1999 PBA Best Player of the Conference[4]
  • 1999 PBA Finals Most Valuable Player (Governor's Cup)
  • 2000 PBA Finals Most Valuable Player (Governor's Cup)[6]
  • 2000 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 2000 PBA Most Points
  • 2000 PBA Most Freethrows Made
  • 2000 PBA Most 2-Pointers Made
  • 2001 PBA Finals Most Valuable Player (All-Filipino Cup)
  • 2001 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 2001 PBA Most Points
  • 2001 PBA Most Freethrows Made
  • 2005-2006 PBA Best Player of the Conference[4]
  • 2005-2006 PBA Comeback Player of the Year
  • 2005-2006 PBA Mythical Second Team
  • 2005-2006 PBA Most Freethrows Made
  • 2006 Brunei Sultan Cup Most Valuable Player
  • First Player to score 20+ in 19 straight games (League Record)
  • Voted 9 times as PBA All Star
  • PBA Top 10 Most Free Throws Made
  • 31st PBA Player to reach 8,000 points (January 19, 2014) [7]
  • 2-time Philippine National Team Member (2002,2007)
  • 4-time PBA Finals Most Valuable Player (League Record)
  • 3-time PBA Mythical First Team, 1-time PBA Mythical Second Team
  • 2-time PBA Best Player of the Conference
  • 14 PBA Finals Appearances
  • 16 PBA Seasons
  • 8-time PBA Champion
  • Wagner College Athletics Hall of Fame, Member (Induction Class 2014)


  • Wagner College Athletics Hall of Fame, Member (Induction Class 2014)
  • USA Today High School Honorable Mention All-American
  • Pennsylvania High School All-State Player twice
  • Scranton Times-Tribune Regional Player of the Year as a High School Senior


  • 1994-1995 Northeast Conference All Newcomer Team
  • 1995-1996 Northeast Conference All Conference Second Team
  • 1996-1997 Northeast Conference All Conference First Team
  • 1997-1998 Northeast Conference All Conference First Team

Philippine National Team[edit]

Seigle was selected to be a member of the 2002 and 2007 Philippine National Team.

In 2006, in preparation for the Tokushima Games, he played for the National team leading them to their second straight Brunei Cup title. Seigle was also named as the tournament's Most Valuable Player.

Wagner Hall of Fame[edit]

On October 4, 2014, Danny Seigle was inducted into the Wagner College Athletics Hall of Fame.

PBA Career Statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Correct as of February 18, 2015[8]

Season-by-Season Averages[edit]

1999 San Miguel 55 40.7 .311 .290 .780 7.2 2.0 0.7 0.7 19.2
2000 San Miguel 51 39.3 .322 .288 .734 6.0 2.8 0.6 0.03 20.1
2001 San Miguel 56 37.2 .402 .356 .778 6.1 2.6 0.6 0.5 18.8
2004–05 San Miguel 59 31.1 .434 .315 .781 5.6 2.2 0.6 0.5 17.3
2005–06 San Miguel 44 32.6 .449 .127 .769 7.8 2.4 0.6 0.8 20.1
2006–07 San Miguel 28 30.4 .456 .333 .797 8.0 2.0 0.6 0.5 22.2
2007–08 Magnolia 38 25.3 .429 .343 .784 6.4 1.2 0.3 0.5 15.4
2008–09 San Miguel 15 23.4 .426 .286 .851 5.3 1.7 0.2 0.8 13.4
2009–10 San Miguel 29 15.3 .371 .258 .759 3.5 0.9 0.1 0.4 6.9
2010–11 San Miguel 40 24.0 .428 .268 .756 5.7 1.3 0.4 0.9 12.1
2011–12 Barako Bull 31 22.5 .461 .314 .722 4.9 1.3 0.9 0.6 12.8
2012–13 Barako Bull 31 21.2 .437 .300 .724 4.6 1.3 0.3 0.4 11.8
2013–14 Talk 'N Text 28 15.5 .436 .308 .760 4.3 0.8 0.4 0.4 8.3


  1. ^ "Free Agent Basketball Madness". 
  2. ^ a b c Reyes, Marc Anthony (2001-01-20). "Danny Seigle wants only 1 year SMB deal". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  3. ^ Navarro, June (2004-03-06). "Beerman Danny Seigle reactivated". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  4. ^ a b c Navarro, June (2006-07-10). "Seigle bags second best player award". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  5. ^ http://www.spin.ph/sports/basketball/news/danny-seigle-declines-barako-bull-offer-wants-to-explore-other-options
  6. ^ Reyes, Marc Anthony (2000-12-21). "San Mig captures Governors Cup". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  7. ^ http://www.pba-online.net/career/
  8. ^ "Danny Seigle Player Profile". PBA-Online!. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Jerry Codiñera
PBA Governors Best Player Award
Succeeded by
Danny Ildefonso
Preceded by
Eric Menk
PBA Philippine Cup Best Player Award
Succeeded by
Mark Caguioa