Riego Gamalinda

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Riego Gamalinda
No. 21 – Blackwater Elite
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1986-05-25) May 25, 1986 (age 30)
Iligan City, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 184 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school Iligan City National
College San Beda College
PBA draft 2010 Round: 2 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the Meralco Bolts
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2011 Meralco Bolts
2011–2013 Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
2014–present Blackwater Elite
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.

Professional career[edit]

Meralco Bolts[edit]

In the 2010 PBA draft, he was drafted 11th overall by the Bolts. He played primarily as a backup guard/forward to Mark Cardona and had limited minutes.

Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters[edit]

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.

Blackwater Elite[edit]

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[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 September 30, 2016[1]

Season-by-season averages[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Meralco 17 10.0 .340 .000 .600 1.5 .7 .1 .1 2.5
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
2014–15 Blackwater 33 24.0 .376 .293 .744 4.1 1.3 .3 .2 8.2
2015–16 Blackwater 34 19.1 .433 .319 .712 2.9 .8 .4 .3 7.0
Career 149 14.0 .392 .280 .677 2.1 .7 .2 .2 4.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Player Profile at PBA-Online!