|No. 21 – Blackwater Elite|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
May 25, 1986 |
Iligan City, Philippines
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||184 lb (83 kg)|
|High school||Iligan City National|
|College||San Beda College|
|PBA draft||2010 Round: 2 / Pick: 11th overall|
|Selected by the Meralco Bolts|
|2011–2013||Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters|
|Career highlights and awards|
Riego Meinardo Villa Gamalinda also known as Bam-bam (born May 25, 1986 in Iligan City) is a Filipino professional basketball player who currently plays for Blackwater Elite of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He was drafted 11th overall in 2010 by the Bolts. He was one of the key players of the San Beda Red Lions during its three peat run from 2006 to 2008.
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
At the off-season, he and Shawn Weinstein were traded to the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters. He was traded along with Rabeh Al-Hussaini and Pamboy Raymundo in a three-way trade involving Air21 Express and Meralco Bolts. He was waived after.
After being waived by TNT, he was picked up by Blackwater Elite in 2014 PBA Expansion Draft. He had his best year of his career so far, posting career highs in minutes (24 MPG), points (8.2 PPG) and rebounds (4.1 RPG) while playing 33 games during the 2014–15 season. In the following season (2015–16), he had his most efficient year shooting the ball, with career-highs in percentages in both FGs (.433) and 3-point FGs (.319) while playing for 34 games.
PBA career statistics
|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 30, 2016
|2011–12||Talk 'N Text||41||8.4||.383||.250||.550||.9||.4||.0||.1||2.2|
|2012–13||Talk 'N Text||24||5.2||.382||.250||.000||.5||.3||.0||.1||1.2|
- Player Profile at PBA-Online!
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