|Position||Small forward / Power forward|
November 23, 1985 |
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||José Rizal University|
|College||University of the East|
|PBA draft||2010 Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall|
|Selected by the Alaska Aces|
|2009–2010||Philippine Patriots (ABL)|
|2011||Air21 Express (first era)|
|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.
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)
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel
Air21 Express (second era)
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
On March 2014, Espiritu was signed by the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters.
PBA career statistics
|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
|2010–11||Alaska / Air 21||17||8.6||.342||.000||.444||1.9||.2||.1||.3||1.9|
|2014–15||Talk 'N Text||16||3.8||.478||.600||.000||.5||.1||.0||.2||1.8|
- Ateneo, UE aces lead special awardees, gmanews.tv. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
- Belen, Reynaldo (September 6, 2011). "3-way PBA deal: Barroca, Allado, Espiritu change places". InterAksyon.com. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
- "PBA: Air21 loads up via three-team trade with Petron, Ginebra". GMA News and Public Affairs. August 23, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
- Player Profile at PBA-Online!
|NCAA Juniors' Basketball Rookie of the Year