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December 28, 1971 |
Ormoc City, Leyte
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|College||University of Sto. Tomas|
|PBA draft||1994 Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall|
|Selected by the Coney Island Ice Cream Stars|
|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. He was known as a great defensive player and a left-handed shooter. He retired from playing in 2009.
Rey hails from Ormoc, Leyte.  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.
|PBA Governors Cup Best Player Award
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