Rey Evangelista

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Rey Evangelista
Personal information
Born (1971-12-28) December 28, 1971 (age 45)
Ormoc City, Leyte
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College University of Sto. Tomas
PBA draft 1994 Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Coney Island Ice Cream Stars
Playing career 1994–2009
Position Small forward
Number 7
Career history
1994–2009 Purefoods
Career highlights and awards

Reynaldo "Rey" Evangelista (born December 28, 1971) is a Filipino retired professional basketball player who played for Purefoods in the Philippine Basketball Association during his entire career. He was a one-time Best Player of the Conference awardee in 2002.[1] He was known as a great defensive player and a left-handed shooter. He retired from playing in 2009.[2]

Player profile[edit]

Rey hails from Ormoc, Leyte. [3] He started out as a volleyball player during his high school days at St.Peter's College. His sisters are members of the UST volleyball team. Later, he shifted to basketball because people noticed he is a high leaper and is also good at positional plays. Rey completed a course in Agribusiness at the Visayan State College of Agriculture and played for the VSCA team that was crowned champion of the State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association Region 8 meet.

He tried out at University of Santo Tomas and made it to the Glowing Goldies lineup under coach Aric del Rosario. Rey is a masteral student at UST and a cousin of UST's big boy Raymond Fran. He saw action for Nikon Home Appliances in the Philippine Basketball League in 1993 and turn pro in the following year.


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Preceded by
Danny Ildefonso
PBA Governors Cup Best Player Award
Succeeded by
Arwind Santos