J. R. Quiñahan

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J. R. Quiñahan
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No. 37 – GlobalPort Batang Pier
Position Power forward / Center
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1984-05-08) May 8, 1984 (age 32)
Cebu City, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
College University of the Visayas
PBA draft 2007 Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the Alaska Aces
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2008 Alaska Aces
2008–2010 Burger King Whoppers / Air21 Express
2010 Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
2010–2011 Air21 Express
2011 Powerade Tigers
2011–2016 Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
2016–present GlobalPort Batang Pier
Career highlights and awards

Joseph Ronald "J. R." Quiñahan (born May 8, 1984) is a Filipino professional basketball player for the GlobalPort Batang Pier of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Professional career[edit]

Alaska Aces[edit]

Quiñahan was drafted by the Alaska Aces seventh overall in the 2007 PBA draft. In his rookie year in the PBA with Alaska, Quiñahan averaged 2.9 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 9.7 minutes in 39 games.

Burger King Whoppers / Air21 Express[edit]

On September 22, 2008, Quiñahan was traded by the Aces to the Burger King Whoppers for Mark Borboran.

Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters[edit]

On March 2010, him, Mark Yee, and Aaron Aban was traded by Air21 (formerly Burger King) to the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters for Yancy de Ocampo and Ren-Ren Ritualo.[1]

Return to Air21[edit]

On August 2010, Quiñahan was traded back to Air21 in a three-team trade that sent Ali Peek to Talk 'N Text and future Rain or Shine teammate and the other half of Extra Rice, Inc., Beau Belga.[2]

Powerade Tigers[edit]

Quiñahan was again traded by Air21, this time to Powerade Tigers for 2 future draft picks.[3]

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters[edit]

On August 26, 2011, him and Norman Gonzales were traded to Rain or Shine Elasto Painters for Doug Kramer and Josh Vanlandingham.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

GlobalPort Batang Pier[edit]

On October 13, 2016, Quiñahan were traded by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to the GlobalPort Batang Pier in exchange for Jay Washington.

Player profile[edit]

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[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 September 16, 2016[7]

Season-by-season averages[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Alaska 37 9.7 .464 .333 .593 2.7 .7 .1 .4 2.9
2008–09 Air21/Burger King 42 22.7 .441 .222 .575 5.7 1.6 .6 1.5 7.2
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
Career 379 18.8 .434 .279 .655 4.6 1.3 .4 .8 6.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Air21 gets De Ocampo, Ritualo in 5-player deal". GMA News and Public Affairs. March 3, 2011. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ Beltran, Nelson (August 3, 2010). "Air21 sends Mamaril back to Ginebra". The Philippine Star. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ "PBA trade: Quiñahan in exchange for 2 future picks approved". GMA News and Public Affairs. January 31, 2011. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ Belen, Reynaldo (August 26, 2011). "Powerade acquires Kramer, Vanlandingham". InterAksyon. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  5. ^ Bracher, Jane (March 21, 2016). "Comebacking Castro powers TNT past Guiao-less Rain or Shine". Rappler. Retrieved March 26, 2016. 
  6. ^ Bracher, Jane (March 25, 2016). "JR Quiñahan says dropping over 20 lbs served him well". Rappler. Retrieved March 26, 2016. 
  7. ^ Player Profile at PBA-Online!

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