Ranidel de Ocampo
Ranidel Rozal de Ocampo (born December 8, 1981) is a professional basketball for the Meralco Bolts of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He is the younger brother of Yancy de Ocampo. Both played together with FedEx and Talk 'N Text. He is also a five-time National Team member.
De Ocampo started playing organized basketball at the Saint Francis of Assisi College System Doves together with his brother, Yancy. The De Ocampo brothers led the varsity squad to several NCRAA titles. Upon the exit of the older De Ocampo, the Doves was still dominating the league with him alongside Ervin Sotto and Al Vergara. Thus, he led the squad into several statistical categories such as scoring and rebounding. He won four NCRAA MVP plums making him arguably the finest player in the history of the NCRAA.
In 2004, after a celebrated collegiate career at St. Francis, De Ocampo decided to turn pro and enter the PBA draft. He was selected by the FedEx Express as the fourth overall pick, having selected ahead of higher profile players such as classy UE point guard Paul Artadi, multi-titled PBL veteran Gary David and former Ateneo Blue Eagles star Wesley Gonzales.
During his rookie year, he played alongside his brother Yancy. He played in a total of 59 games and averaged decent rookie numbers of 7.5 points and 4.6 rebounds while playing a little over 21 minutes of action per game.
After a so-so performance in his first year, he made an impact in the 2005–06 season by improving his rookie numbers of 7.5 points per game to 13.3 in his sophomore year in 37 of 51 games played. He also registered 6.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists in that year.
In the middle of the 2008–09 PBA Philippine Cup, he was traded to the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters for veteran Don Allado. His all-around play helped them beat the Alaska Aces in that conference's finals series, 4-3, earning him his first PBA title.
In 2015, de Ocampo led the Texters to the 2015 PBA Commissioner's Cup championship, winning a seven-game series against Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. On April 29, 2015, de Ocampo was named as the Finals MVP. During the series, he averaged 24.3 points and 6.6 rebounds and as well as shooting at an impressive 40% from the three-point area over the course of seven games.
He was included in the Gilas Pilipinas roster that placed second in the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship held in Manila and earned a ticket to compete in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. De Ocampo also buried a crucial three point field goal late in the fourth quarter which secured Gilas a slot in the 2014 World Cup. In July 2016, de Ocampo announced his retirement from international basketball following the Gilas' loss to the New Zealand men's national basketball team that ended their bid to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
PBA career statistics
|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 October 3, 2016
|2008–09||Air21 / Talk 'N Text||45||31.0||.447||.342||.750||8.0||2.8||.8||.4||12.0|
|2009–10||Talk 'N Text||47||26.8||.504||.333||.783||6.4||1.8||.5||.3||12.5|
|2010–11||Talk 'N Text||49||23.4||.441||.400||.689||4.9||1.9||.6||.2||11.9|
|2011–12||Talk 'N Text||54||24.0||.408||.364||.811||4.5||1.4||.4||.3||11.8|
|2012–13||Talk 'N Text||53||27.2||.439||.359||.748||6.3||1.6||.3||.3||12.7|
|2013–14||Talk 'N Text||46||31.1||.424||.409||.820||6.6||1.5||.6||.7||15.2|
|2014–15||Talk 'N Text||48||29.1||.470||.402||.693||5.8||2.2||.7||.5||15.1|
- 6-time PBA champion (2008–09 Philippine, 2010–11 Philippine, 2011 Commissioner's, 2012–13 Philippine, 2012–13 Philippine, 2015 Commissioner's)
- 2-time PBA Finals MVP (2012–13 Philippine, 2015 Commissioner's)
- 5-time National Team member
- 2004–05 PBA All-Rookie Team
- 2000 PBL Chairman's New Top Comer
- 2002 PBL Mythical Team
- Member of eight-time NCRAA champions Saint Francis of Assisi College System
- 4-time NCRAA MVP.
- Texters get De Ocampo for Allado
- "Talk 'N Text's Ranidel De Ocampo named Finals MVP of Commissioner's Cup". InterAksyon.com. April 29, 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
- Ranidel de Ocampo ends up in Meralco after TNT trades stalwart in three-team deal
- "Big fighting heart carries Gilas Pilipinas past South Korea, into Basketball World Cup". InterAksyon.com. August 10, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
- Leongson, Randolph (July 7, 2016). "De Ocampo retires from Gilas". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
- Player Profile at PBA-Online!