Jai Reyes

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Jai Reyes
PBA - TNT vs ROS - Jai Reyes - TNT - 2016-0321 (25673245100).jpg
Free agent
Position Point guard
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1987-02-25) 25 February 1987 (age 30)
Quezon City, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Listed weight 150 lb (68 kg)
Career information
High school Ateneo de Manila University
College Ateneo de Manila University
PBA draft 2010 Round: 2 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Powerade Tigers
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010 Cobra Energy Drink Iron Men
2010–2011 Powerade Tigers
2011–2012 Cebuana Lhuillier Gems
2012 Bangkok Cobras
2012–2013 Saigon Heat
2013–2014 Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
2015 Meralco Bolts
2015–2016 TNT Tropang Texters / Tropang TNT / TNT KaTropa
Career highlights and awards

Jose Antonio "Jai" G. Reyes (born 25 February 1987) is a Filipino professional basketball player. He last played for the TNT KaTropa of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He previously played for the Ateneo de Manila University where he spent his elementary, high school, and college years.

Reyes also hosted several television programs on GMA Network.[1] He was formerly a host of For the Win, a sports talk segment of GMANews.tv.[2] Prior to joining GMA Network, he also had a hosting stint on Studio 23.[3]

Early life and collegiate career[edit]

Reyes first attended the Ateneo de Manila University in grade school. He then attended the same university in high school, where he played for the Ateneo Blue Eaglets.[4] It was during this time when he first became well known as a scorer due to the two consecutive three-point shots he made which won Game 1 of the 2003 UAAP Juniors' Basketball Finals for the Eaglets. The following year, he led the Eaglets to another title and became a member of the Mythical Five as well as the Finals MVP.[4]

He attended the Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Schools where he obtained a degree in Communications Technology Management[3] and also played for the Ateneo Blue Eagles who he helped win back-to-back UAAP senior men's basketball championships from 2008 to 2009.

Professional career[edit]

He was drafted 18th overall in the 2010 PBA draft by the Powerade Tigers[5] and played for the team until 2011. Afterwards, he played for the Cebuana Lhuillier Gems in the PBA Developmental League before moving to the Bangkok Cobras of the ABL.

PBA career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS Games started  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 30, 2016[6]

Season-by-season averages[edit]

2010–11 Powerade 21 10.3 .309 .267 .812 1.3 1.3 .3 .0 2.6
2012–13 Talk 'N Text 4 15.8 .308 .250 .889 .5 1.8 .8 .0 4.8
2013–14 Talk 'N Text 25 5.6 .298 .281 .833 .5 .4 .3 .1 1.7
2014–15 Talk 'N Text / Meralco 11 10.7 .243 .263 .778 .6 .9 .2 .0 2.7
2015–16 Talk 'N Text 21 10.6 .324 .358 .800 1.6 .8 .2 .0 3.9
Career 82 9.3 .300 .301 .817 1.0 .9 .3 .0 2.8

Off the court[edit]


Jai earned the nickname Jainamite[7] during his playing years in Ateneo due to his scoring ability. While playing for the Bangkok Cobras, he also became known as the Bangkok Mamba,[8][9] an allusion to his current team's home city and to the "Black Mamba" nickname of Los Angeles Lakers swingman Kobe Bryant, whose father Joe Bryant is also the current head coach of the Cobras.

Media programs and television shows[edit]

(Includes current and former shows)

Personal life[edit]

He is married to college sweetheart Klaire Yapyuco and together they have a daughter named Cara.[3]


  1. ^ pep.ph. Jai Reyes is Kapuso Network's new sports heartthrob. 28 Aug 2010. Retrieved 3 Oct 2010.
  2. ^ http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/video/reporters/jaireyes
  3. ^ a b c Manila Bulletin. Game on!. 16 June 2009. Retrieved 3 October 2010.
  4. ^ a b The Philippine Star. Eagles on top. 17 June 2005. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  5. ^ 2010 PBA Draft, PBA.ph
  6. ^ Player at PBA-Online!
  7. ^ Ateneo Alumni Association. UAAP Season 73 Preview. 11 June 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2010.
  8. ^ ASEAN Basketball League. ABL in a Minute: Jai Reyes. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  9. ^ ABL Twitter page