Dondon Ampalayo

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Dondon Ampalayo
Personal information
Born (1963-04-18) April 18, 1963 (age 54)
Cebu City, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College University of San Jose - Recoletos
PBA draft 1986 Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Ginebra San Miguel
Playing career 1986–1995
Position Power forward
Number 6, 54
Career history
? Añejo Rum 65
Career highlights and awards
  • 1986 PBA Rookie of the Year
  • 1986 PBA Mythical Second Team
  • 1988 PBA Mythical Second Team

Cresencio "Dondon" Ampalayo (born April 18, 1963 in Cebu City, Philippines) is a Filipino retired professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association. He won the PBA Rookie of the Year in 1986 while suiting up for Ginebra San Miguel. He is now living in the United States with his wife Anne Pasco Ampalayo and sons: Aldreen Pasco Ampalayo and Zachary Pasco Ampalayo.

Known for his pivot moves underneath the basket as well as clutch three-point shooting, Ampalayo was one of the more popular players from the Ginebra team, where he won three championships in 1986, 1988 and 1991. A series of injuries to his knees would rob him of his prime years and stalled his career. He would briefly suit up with Alaska Milk after his recovery before leaving the game for good.


  • Hardcourt: The Official Philippine Basketball Association Annual

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