Dylan Ababou

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Dylan Ababou
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No. 33 – GlobalPort Batang Pier
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1986-12-07) December 7, 1986 (age 30)
Leyte, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Siena College of Quezon City
College University of Santo Tomas
PBA draft 2011 Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the Barako Bull Energy
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Barako Bull Energy
2012–2015 Barangay Ginebra San Miguel
2015 Barako Bull Energy
2015–2016 Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters / TNT Tropang Texters / Tropang TNT / TNT KaTropa
2016–2017 Blackwater Elite
2017–present GlobalPort Batang Pier
Career highlights and awards

Dylan Simon R. Ababou (born December 7, 1986) is a Filipino professional basketball player for the GlobalPort Batang Pier of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He was drafted 10th overall in 2011 by the Energy. He was one of the key players of the UST Growling Tigers who won the UAAP title in 2006. He was also named the 2009 UAAP Season MVP. He also played for the Philippines men's national basketball team.

Early life[edit]

Dylan Ababou was born in Leyte to parents Rachid Ababou and Rosemarie Rosales.[1] He was raised by his grandmother and started playing basketball when he was 8 years old.[1]

College career[edit]

Ababou played for the UST Growling Tigers Men's Senior Basketball team in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines from 2005 to 2009. In 2006, he was one of the members of Growling Tigers who won the title against the heavily favored Ateneo Blue Eagles 2-1. In 2009. He also won the Sixth Man of the Year award for that season. Ababou was crowned the Season MVP on his final year with the Tigers.[2]

Smart Gilas[edit]

Immediately after his collegiate career with the Tigers ended, Ababou was called to join the Smart Gilas Philippine national team together with the likes of Chris Tiu, JVee Casio, Mac Baracael and Mark Barroca, players whom he faced during his college career. However, his tenure with Smart Gilas did not go well as he had limited playing time with the team. Also, the arrival of Marcio Lassiter and Chris Lutz to Smart Gilas did not bode well with Ababou as his playing time grew even more limited.[3]

Barako Bull Energy[edit]

In the 2011 PBA Draft, he was drafted 10th overall by the Energy.[4] In his first game with the Energy he scored 20 points on 8-13 FG as he led the Energy to a victory against the Barangay Ginebra Kings 88-75.[5] Ababou became a key player for the Energy since then and has been in the starting lineup. The Energy made the quarterfinals but were knocked off by the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters who had a twice-to-beat advantage. At the end of the conference, Ababou averaged 11.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, on 41% field goal shooting and 36% 3 point shooting.

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel[edit]

Ababou was traded from the Energy to the Barangay Ginebra Kings alongside Kerby Raymundo from the Llamados. The Llamados got J.C. Intal from the Kings while the Energy got Ronald Tubid and Reil Cervantes from the Kings.[6]

Back To Barako Bull Energy Again[edit]

In March 2015, Ababou and Forrester was traded for the 1st draft pick in Barako Bull Energy from Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in leadership of their New Head Coach Frankie Lim.

Traded to Talk 'N Text[edit]

On October 8, 2015, the PBA office approved the trade that sends Dylan Ababou to the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters for a second round pick of 2016.[7]

Traded to Blackwater[edit]

On November 14, 2016, Ababou was traded by the TNT KaTropa to the Blackwater Elite for Frank Golla.

PBA career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played  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 October 2, 2016[8]

Season-by-season averages[edit]

2011–12 Barako Bull / Barangay Ginebra 42 22.6 .406 .299 .816 3.1 .7 .2 .3 8.0
2012–13 Barangay Ginebra 6 8.5 .267 .222 1.000 1.2 .2 .0 .5 2.7
2013–14 Barangay Ginebra 27 9.3 .317 .235 .727 1.2 .3 .3 .1 2.9
2014–15 Barangay Ginebra / Barako Bull 18 10.8 .400 .387 .875 1.1 .2 .2 .0 3.7
2015–16 TNT 24 8.4 .438 .389 1.000 .5 .4 .2 .3 2.8
Career 117 14.1 .390 .308 .827 1.7 .4 .2 .2 4.8


  1. ^ a b "Super Ababou; ready to put heartbreak, disappointments behind". Interaksyon. 9 September 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ababou is UAAP MVP". The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "'Super Ababou' ready to put heartbreak, disappointments behind". interaksyon.com. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Casio, Lee headline top rookie pick". PBA.ph. Archived from the original on 14 September 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "PRIZED ROOKIE TOW BARAKO BULL PAST GINEBRA". PBA.ph. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "PBA OKs Raymundo-Intal-Ababou deal". interaksyon.com. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  7. ^ . pba.inquirer.net http://pba.inquirer.net/transactions. Retrieved 8 October 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ Player PBA Online

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