Ervin Sotto

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Ervin Sotto
No. 21 – Byaheng SCTEX
Position Center
League Pilipinas Commercial Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1981-07-30) July 30, 1981 (age 35)
Las Piñas City, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College Saint Francis of Assisi College System
PBA draft 2004 Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs
Playing career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2005 Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs
2005 Shell Turbo Chargers
2005–2006 Barangay Ginebra Kings
2006–2008 Air21 Express
2008–2012 Alaska Aces
2012 Petron Blaze Boosters
2016–present Byaheng SCTEX (PCBL)
Career highlights and awards

Ervin Sotto (born on July 30, 1981 in Las Piñas City, Philippines) is a Filipino professional basketball player for Byaheng SCTEX of the Pilipinas Commercial Basketball League (PCBL). He was the seventh overall pick in the 2004 PBA Draft by the Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs. He also played for the Shell Turbo Chargers, Barangay Ginebra Kings and the Air21 Express, Alaska Aces before joining NLEX Road Warriors camp. Sotto was included in one of the most controversial trades in the PBA involving Rudy Hatfield, Billy Mamaril, Rafi Reavis, and Aries Dimaunahan.

Professional career[edit]

Before the 2004 PBA draft, Sotto played for Saint Francis of Assisi College System. He was a highly-heralded prospect mainly because of his size and was projected by some to be the first pick of that year's draft. Eventually, he was picked seventh overall by Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants.

In 2005, he was traded to Sta. Lucia Realtors for Mike Hrabak. In December 2005, his contract with Sta. Lucia expired and was not renewed, making him a free agent.

In December 2005, Barangay Ginebra Kings signed him after his contract with Sta. Lucia expired.

On July 2006, Sotto was traded by Barangay Ginebra to Air21 Express in a controversial three-team trade that also involved Coca-Cola Tigers.[1] In the end of the 2007–08 PBA season, Sotto was released by the Express.

In September 2008, just after he was released by Air21, the Alaska Aces picked him up.[2]

On 2012, he was signed by Petron Blaze Boosters. However, after just four games with the team, he was released.

On March 2016, he was signed by Byaheng SCTEX of the Pilipinas Commercial Basketball League.[3]

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 October 1, 2015[4]

Season-by-season averages[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 Shell 33 6.7 .299 .211 .625 1.3 .2 .1 .2 1.7
2005–06 Purefoods / Barangay Ginebra 33 8.1 .448 .000 .697 1.8 .2 .0 .4 3.3
2006–07 Air21 29 7.6 .426 .000 .722 1.9 .5 .1 .1 2.2
2007–08 Air21 42 6.9 .390 .231 .600 1.2 .2 .0 .1 1.6
2008–09 Alaska 13 5.3 .562 .000 1.000 1.1 .1 .0 .0 1.5
2010–11 Alaska 2 2.0 1.000 .000 .500 1.0 .0 .0 .0 3.0
2011–12 Petron Blaze 4 3.5 .571 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .3 2.0
Career 156 7.0 .408 .189 .681 1.5 .2 .0 .2 2.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cordero, Abac (July 30, 2006). "Ginebra, Coke, Air21 okay 7-player trade". The Philippine Star. Retrieved March 26, 2016. 
  2. ^ daVe (September 10, 2008). "PBA Teams: Player Movement". BasketballChat.Blogspot.com. Retrieved March 26, 2016. 
  3. ^ Joble, Rey (March 6, 2016). "SCTEX joins PCBL as Chairman's Cup opens Sunday in Malolos". Interaksyon. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ Player Profile at PBA-Online!