Mac Baracael

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Mac Baracael
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No. 45 – NLEX Road Warriors
Position Small forward
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1985-04-14) April 14, 1985 (age 32)
Tagkawayan, Quezon, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College Far Eastern University
PBA draft 2011 Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Alaska Aces
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2013 Alaska Aces
2013–2015 Barangay Ginebra San Miguel
2015–2016 Barako Bull Energy / Phoenix Fuel Masters
2016–present NLEX Road Warriors
Career highlights and awards

Marnel "Mac" Baracael (born April 14, 1985) is a Filipino professional basketball player for the NLEX Road Warriors of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Baracael was drafted sixth overall by the Alaska Aces in the 2011 PBA draft. Baracael played college basketball in FEU.

Amateur career[edit]

Baracael was a former cager of MSEUF. In 2006, Baracael, also known as “Macmac”, transferred to Far Eastern University of the UAAP. After serving his residency, he became part of the FEU Tamaraws Senior basketball team on the account of his agility, one-on-one defense and outside shooting.

Shooting/apparent attempted assassination[edit]

On July 24, 2008, Baracael was shot by an unidentified assailant.[1] He was walking outside the FEU campus in front of a PhilTrust Bank branch, in the corner of Morayta and R. Papa St. Marnel, Barcael was with his teammates Ron Cabagnot and Robert Kave when the suspect fired two gunshots. One bullet hit the left side of the player’s back and the bullet exited from the lower portion of his nipple. Baracael was rushed to the Mary Chiles Hospital but was later on transferred to Capitol Medical Center. Allegedly, he was shot not only to warn him or scare him but it was intended to put the player to complete silence. Motives behind the attempted assassination are still unknown, but it was believed that the incident was related to a game-fixing issue that Baracael said to have reported earlier to FEU management.

Smart Gilas[edit]

Alongside his FEU teammates Mark Barroca and Aldrech Ramos, Baracael was part of the roster of the national team, Smart Gilas, headed by coach Rajko Toroman. He led the team in scoring to help Smart Gilas finish in 2nd place in the 22nd Dubai Invitational Basketball Tournament.

PBA career[edit]

Alaska Aces[edit]

He along with 33 other rookies led by teammate JVee Casio applied for the draft. On draft day, he was taken 6th overall by the Alaska. He then signed a three-year deal with the team. In his official debut as a professional in the PBA, Baracael led the scoring for Alaska with 20 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists in an 83-72 loss against the Barangay Ginebra Kings.

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel[edit]

On January 2013, Baracael was traded to Barangay Ginebra in a 5-team, 10-player deal.[2]

Barako Bull Energy[edit]

On September 28, 2015, Baracael was traded to the Barako Bull Energy in a three-team trade that also involved the Star Hotshots.[3]

NLEX Road Warriors[edit]

On May 5, 2016, Baracael, Emman Monfort and a 2018 second-round pick was traded by the Phoenix Fuel Masters to the NLEX Road Warriors for Simon Enciso and Mark Borboran.[4]

PBA career statistics[edit]

  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 23, 2016[5]

Season-by-season averages[edit]

2011–12 Alaska 35 23.8 .412 .312 .785 3.4 1.1 .2 .1 9.0
2012–13 Alaska 57 21.8 .388 .330 .780 2.7 1.0 .2 .0 8.2
2013–14 Barangay Ginebra 42 20.9 .368 .348 .711 2.0 1.2 .3 .1 7.2
2014–15 Barangay Ginebra 33 20.6 .379 .358 .600 2.9 1.2 .2 .1 7.0
2015–16 Barako Bull / Phoenix / NLEX 34 16.4 .397 .317 .711 2.2 .8 .2 .1 6.4
Career 201 20.8 .389 .337 .738 2.6 1.1 .2 .1 7.6