Elmer Espiritu

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Elmer Espiritu
Air21 Elmer Espiritu.jpg
Free agent
Position Small forward / Power forward
Personal information
Born (1985-11-23) November 23, 1985 (age 31)
Manila
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school José Rizal University
College University of the East
PBA draft 2010 Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Alaska Aces
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Philippine Patriots (ABL)
2010–2011 Alaska Aces
2011 Air21 Express (first era)
2011–2012 Shopinas.com Clickers
2012–2013 Barangay Ginebra San Miguel
2013–2014 Air21 Express (second era)
2014–2015 Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
Career highlights and awards

Elmer Torres Espiritu (born November 23, 1985) is a Filipino professional basketball player who last played for Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters in the Philippine Basketball Association. He played five seasons for the University of the East Red Warriors in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines from 2005 to 2009. He captained the Warriors team that finished runner-up to the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles in the 2009 season, where he averaged 13.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game while winning two with the Highlight Player of the Year and the Defensive Player trophies.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Alaska Aces[edit]

He was selected by the Alaska Aces as 4th pick overall in the 2010 PBA draft. However, Espiritu played limited minutes in the stacked Alaska squad, averaging only 4.2 minutes per game, 0.6 points per game, and 0.3 assists in his only 9 games in the Alaska Aces.

Air21 Express (first era)[edit]

On May 15, 2011, Espiritu was traded to the Air21 Express for Wesley Gonzales for the 2011 Governor’s Cup after the Express and the Alaska Aces formally agreed in a trade.

Shopinas.com Clickers[edit]

On September 6, 2011, Espiritu, along with Brian Ilad, was traded from Barako Bull to the Shopinas.com Clickers in a trade that also involved Mark Barroca and Don Allado.[2]

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel[edit]

On August 23, 2012, Espiritu was traded by Air21 to the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel along with a 2013 draft first round selection (who turned out to be Greg Slaughter) through a three-team trade.[3]

Air21 Express (second era)[edit]

Espiritu was acquired by the second era Air21 Express (formerly Shopinas.com Clickers) from Ginebra in exchange for a 2013 first round pick that originally belonged to Talk 'N Text.

Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters[edit]

On March 2014, Espiritu was signed by the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters.

PBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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 August 2, 2015[4]

Season-by-season averages[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Alaska / Air 21 17 8.6 .342 .000 .444 1.9 .2 .1 .3 1.9
2011–12 Shopinas.com 27 24.0 .361 .312 .600 5.2 1.1 .2 .7 7.0
2012–13 Barangay Ginebra 25 9.4 .333 .217 .714 1.7 .4 .1 .0 2.4
2013–14 Air21 16 8.0 .375 .500 .500 1.0 .4 .1 .1 2.4
2014–15 Talk 'N Text 16 3.8 .478 .600 .000 .5 .1 .0 .2 1.8
Career 101 12.1 .362 .350 .592 2.4 .5 .1 .3 3.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ateneo, UE aces lead special awardees, gmanews.tv. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
  2. ^ Belen, Reynaldo (September 6, 2011). "3-way PBA deal: Barroca, Allado, Espiritu change places". InterAksyon.com. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 
  3. ^ "PBA: Air21 loads up via three-team trade with Petron, Ginebra". GMA News and Public Affairs. August 23, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ Player Profile at PBA-Online!
Preceded by
Letran's school colors Jay-R Reyes
NCAA Juniors' Basketball Rookie of the Year
2001
Succeeded by
San Beda's school colors Jay-R Taganas