Rey Guevarra

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Rey Guevarra
No. 7 – Mahindra Floodbuster
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1986-11-24) November 24, 1986 (age 30)
Parañaque, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Colegio de San Juan de Letran
College Colegio de San Juan de Letran
PBA draft 2010 Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Air21 Express
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2011 Air21 Express
2011–2012 San Miguel Beermen / Petron Blaze Boosters
2012–2013 Powerade Tigers / GlobalPort Batang Pier
2013–2016 Meralco Bolts
2016–present Mahindra Floodbuster
Career highlights and awards

Rey Francis J. Guevarra (born November 24, 1986) is a Filipino professional basketball player for the Mahindra Floodbuster of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Guevarra was selected by the Air21 Express third overall in the 2010 PBA draft. He is known for his great athleticism, and is one of the most athletic players in the PBA today, evidenced by him winning the PBA Slam Dunk Contest for three consecutive years, from 2014 (with Justin Melton to 2016.

He also had a brief stint with the Smart Gilas national team under Serbian mentor Rajko Toroman.

College career[edit]

Guevarra played college for Colegio de San Juan de Letran where he teamed up with future PBA players RJ Jazul and Bryan Faundo. Together, they led the Knights to a Finals appearance in 2007 before losing to rival San Beda Red Lions. On 2009, Guevarra injured his knee after a bad fall after colliding with San Beda center Sudan Daniel, which prevented him from playing with the Smart Gilas in the PBA and prematurely ended his college career.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Air21 Express[edit]

Guevarra was drafted by Air21 Express third overall in the 2010 PBA draft.

San Miguel Beermen / Petron Blaze Boosters[edit]

On March 2, 2011, Guevarra, along with Rabeh Al-Hussaini and Nonoy Baclao, the top three picks in the 2010 draft, was traded by Air21 to San Miguel Beermen for Danny Seigle, Dondon Hontiveros, Dorian Peña and Paul Artadi.[2]

Powerade Tigers / GlobalPort Batang Pier[edit]

On April 20, 2012, him, Al-Hussaini and Lordy Tugade was traded by Petron Blaze (formerly San Miguel) to Powerade Tigers for Marcio Lassiter and Celino Cruz.[3][4]

"The Fafa Dunk"[edit]

With 11 seconds left during the 3rd quarter of GlobalPort Batang Pier's (formerly Powerade Tigers) game against the Alaska Aces, Guevarra went coast-to-coast for a facial slam dunk over Aces import Jason Forte.[5] Minutes later, he trended nationwide on Twitter.

Meralco Bolts[edit]

Guevarra, along with Vic Manuel, Josh Vanlandingham, and a 2015 first round pick was traded by GlobalPort to the Meralco Bolts for Sol Mercado, Kelly Nabong, and Jaypee Belencion.[6]

PBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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 October 19, 2016[7]

Season-by-season averages[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Air21 / Petron 29 8.9 .375 1.000 .696 1.2 .1 .2 .1 2.7
2011–12 Petron / Powerade 25 15.9 .436 .143 .692 1.6 .5 .2 .3 5.2
2012–13 GlobalPort / Meralco 31 13.0 .422 .241 .718 1.3 .5 .3 .1 5.0
2013–14 Meralco 28 8.4 .387 .188 .800 .9 .3 .2 .1 2.3
2014–15 Meralco 16 9.5 .283 .150 .800 1.3 .4 .1 .1 2.6
2015–16 Meralco 10 3.6 .231 .222 .833 .7 .3 .0 .0 1.3
Career 139 10.7 .394 .207 .734 1.2 .3 .2 .1 3.4

Personal life[edit]

Guevarra is married to Nisa Guevarra (nee de Cataluna). They married in 2014.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Olivares, Rick (March 13, 2014). "REY GUEVARRA: STAYING POSITIVE". Inquirer.net. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ Joble, Rey (March 2, 2011). "Trade approved: SMB gets wish of securing Air21's top rookies". GMA News and Public Affairs. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ "PBA approves Lassiter-to-Petron deal; Powerade 'happy with trade'". InterAksyon. April 20, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  4. ^ Belen, Reynaldo (April 20, 2012). "Powerade, Petron agree on new Lassiter trade". InterAksyon. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Rey Guevarra posterizes Jason Forte". YouTube. renz1347713. June 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ Joble, Rey (January 31, 2013). "GlobalPort acquiring Meralco star Sol Mercado in six-player deal". InterAksyon. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  7. ^ Player Profile at PBA-Online!