J. R. Quiñahan
|No. 37 – GlobalPort Batang Pier|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
May 8, 1984 |
Cebu City, Philippines
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|College||University of the Visayas|
|PBA draft||2007 Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall|
|Selected by the Alaska Aces|
|2008–2010||Burger King Whoppers / Air21 Express|
|2010||Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters|
|2011–2016||Rain or Shine Elasto Painters|
|2016–present||GlobalPort Batang Pier|
|Career highlights and awards|
- 1 Professional career
- 2 Player profile
- 3 PBA career statistics
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Burger King Whoppers / Air21 Express
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
Return to Air21
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
On August 26, 2011, him and Norman Gonzales were traded to Rain or Shine Elasto Painters for Doug Kramer and Josh Vanlandingham. With Rain or Shine, he has found his niche in the league and has had his longest tenure with a team and the best seasons of his career. He also was paired with another beefy center Beau Belga, forming the Extra Rice, Inc.'. On March 21, 2016, Quiñahan scored his new career-high 25 points in a 101-114 loss to Tropang TNT. He credits his weight-shedding as one of the top reasons for his career season in the 2015–16 PBA season, weighing from a high of 295 pounds down to 260 pounds and until reaching 235 pounds.
GlobalPort Batang Pier
A 6-6 slotman who loves to use his heft to be effective inside the paint. He has a decent stroke from the outside and can consistently hit the open jumper from any distance.
Dubbed "Baby Shaq" in the Philippine Basketball League where he played for the Granny Goose team because of his physical resemblance to the former Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal. He was drafted in the first round of the 2007 PBA Draft by the Alaska Aces. He was then traded to the Air21 Express before the 2008-2009 season started. He had a short stint with the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters before finding his way back again to Air21. He played for the University of the Visayas Green Lancers during college where he helped his school team win several championships.
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 September 16, 2016
|2009–10||Burger King / Talk 'N Text||36||15.7||.459||.308||.429||4.7||1.2||.3||.8||4.9|
|2010–11||Air21 / Powerade||25||18.6||.475||.214||.639||5.0||.9||.3||.9||7.0|
|2011–12||Rain or Shine||52||20.4||.434||.237||.667||5.6||1.4||.4||1.0||7.2|
|2012–13||Rain or Shine||56||20.1||.398||.285||.682||4.5||1.2||.3||.6||6.7|
|2013–14||Rain or Shine||24||21.9||.360||.319||.610||5.0||1.5||.4||.7||6.9|
|2014–15||Rain or Shine||53||16.0||.397||.294||.781||3.3||1.4||.4||.5||5.6|
|2015–16||Rain or Shine||54||22.3||.470||.289||.729||4.9||1.9||.5||.6||11.7|
- "Air21 gets De Ocampo, Ritualo in 5-player deal". GMA News and Public Affairs. March 3, 2011. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
- Beltran, Nelson (August 3, 2010). "Air21 sends Mamaril back to Ginebra". The Philippine Star. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
- "PBA trade: Quiñahan in exchange for 2 future picks approved". GMA News and Public Affairs. January 31, 2011. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
- Belen, Reynaldo (August 26, 2011). "Powerade acquires Kramer, Vanlandingham". InterAksyon. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
- Bracher, Jane (March 21, 2016). "Comebacking Castro powers TNT past Guiao-less Rain or Shine". Rappler. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
- Bracher, Jane (March 25, 2016). "JR Quiñahan says dropping over 20 lbs served him well". Rappler. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
- Player Profile at PBA-Online!