Josan Nimes

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Josan Nimes
Free agent
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1991-05-11) May 11, 1991 (age 31)
Talavera, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolWestview High School (Arizona)
CollegeMapúa Institute of Technology
PBA draft2015 Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015–2016Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
2016–2017Mahindra Floodbuster / Kia Picanto
2018–2019Mandaluyong El Tigre
2019–2020Pasig Sta. Lucia Realtors
Career highlights and awards

Josan Michael C. Nimes (born May 11, 1991) is a Filipino professional basketball player who last played for the Pasig Sta. Lucia Realtors of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL).

Early life[edit]

Nimes was born in Talavera, Nueva Ecija in the Philippines to Filipino parents and is the only boy among four siblings. At age four, his family moved to Australia and stayed there until he reached 15 years old. During his time in Australia he attended Good Shepherd Primary in Plumpton, Sydney and later attended Parramatta Marist High School in Westmead, Sydney where he played for the schools A-grade team as the unanimous super star athlete. Then, they moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he spent his high school years. He came back to the Philippines when he was 19 years old.[1]

College career[edit]

Nimes studied at the Mapua Institute of Technology and first played for the Mapua Cardinals in 2011 as a rookie. In his rookie season, he averaged 15.8 points and 4.7 rebounds that earned him the Rookie of the Year honors.[2] He missed full two seasons in 2013 and 2014 due to back problems and an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury on his left knee.[3][4][5] He has since returned to action in 2015 while attempting to lead the Cardinals in his final collegiate year.[6]

Amateur career[edit]

While in the amateur ranks, Nimes suited up for the Cafe France Bakers in the PBA D-League.[7]

Professional career[edit]

On August 23, 2015, Nimes was drafted 12th overall by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the 2015 PBA draft.[8]

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

As of the end of 2016–17 season[9]

Season-by-season averages[edit]

2015–16 Rain or Shine 24 8.0 .325 .286 .533 1.4 .8 .1 .0 1.6
2016–17 Columbian 17 10.6 .432 .250 1.000 1.5 1.1 .1 .0 2.5


  1. ^ "Up close: Josan Nimes, NCAA 2011 Rookie of the Year". Mapúa Institute of Technology. January 12, 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  2. ^ Bolante, Mikkel (June 21, 2012). "NCAA Season 88 Preview, Part Two: Mapua, Lyceum, Perpetual dream of playoffs". InterAksyon. Archived from the original on September 26, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  3. ^ Lozada, Mei-Lin (June 27, 2015). "Comebacking Josan Nimes believes long-suffering Cardinals no longer NCAA pushovers". Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  4. ^ Terrado, Reuben (June 16, 2014). "High-scoring Josan Nimes mysteriously left out of Mapua lineup for second straight season". Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  5. ^ Sacamos, Karlo (June 17, 2013). "Gab Banal leaves team, Nimes ruled out with injury". Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  6. ^ Lozada, Bong (June 27, 2015). "San Beda coach Jarin happy for return of Mapua's Nimes". Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  7. ^ "Cafe France tops Boracay Rum behind big scoring night from Josan Nimes; Arellano-Air 21, Cagayan win". InterAksyon. November 11, 2013. Archived from the original on September 26, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  8. ^ "Moala Tautuaa goes first overall in 2015 PBA Draft". Rappler. August 23, 2015. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  9. ^ [1] Real GM