Rogemar Menor

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Rogemar Menor
Personal information
Born (1986-12-04) December 4, 1986 (age 30)
Roxas, Isabela, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school San Beda College
College San Beda College
PBA draft 2009 Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Barako Bull Energy Boosters
Playing career 2009–2014
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Career history
2009–2010 Barako Bull Energy Boosters
2010 Sta. Lucia Realtors
2010–2011 Meralco Bolts
2011–2014 Shopinas.com Clickers / Air21 Express
2014 Blackwater Elite
Career highlights and awards
  • 2009–10 PBA All-Rookie Team

Rogemar "Ogie" A. Menor (born December 4, 1986 in Roxas, Isabela) is a Filipino former professional basketball player.

High School[edit]

Menor spent high school at San Beda College in Mendiola, Manila where he was a vital cog for the Red Cubs in the NCAA Juniors Division. They swept the eliminations of the 79th season of the NCAA paving the way for a duel with the Mapua Robins for the 2003 Juniors basketball championship. The Red Cubs won and Menor was named the Finals MVP. During the 80th season which was his last in the NCAA Juniors, Menor was named the Season MVP and Finals MVP while beating the Letran Squires for the championship.

College[edit]

Menor figured in a controversy even before his first college game. He stayed at La Salle for a week before he had a change in heart and opted to return to San Beda College. There, he boldly promised to give the Red Lions the championship. In his first year, though, he struggled to adapt to the college game. Still, he was a threat to other teams. He lost the Rookie of the Year honors to Kelvin dela Peña. San Beda had high hopes of winning the championship after a 28-year drought during his second year. With Menor contributing consistently with averages of 8.6 points, 6 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 14 games, he finally delivered on his promise as they won the NCAA championship against the PCU Dolphins. In his third year, the Red Lions faced the Letran Knights for the championship and Menor was named the Finals MVP. Menor scored a career high 35 points against the St. Benilde Blazers during his senior year. That was his last year in the Red Lion uniform as he opted to enter his name in the PBA after the season ended.

Career[edit]

Menor was drafted 7th overall by the Barako Bull Energy Boosters in the 2009 PBA draft. He was then traded to the now-defunct Sta. Lucia Realtors and later played for the Meralco Bolts. He was waived by the team during the 2011 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Due to injuries to key players Mark Cardona and Chris Ross, Menor was re-signed by the Bolts. He was later traded to the Powerade Tigers during the off-season along with Chris Timberlake. However, he was not signed. He was then signed by the Clickers before the start of the season. In 2014, Menor played for expansion team Blackwater Elite for the 2014-15 season. Menor gained widespread attention on his 'butiki' (lizard in English) haircut that it even reached global attention from several sports websites around the world like ESPN and Bleacher Report.[1][2][3]

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Preceded by
San Beda's school colors JVee Casio
NCAA Juniors' Basketball Finals Most Valuable Player
2003
2004
Succeeded by
SSC-R's school colors Eric Salamat
Preceded by
San Beda's school colors Jay-R Taganas
NCAA Juniors' Basketball Most Valuable Player
2004
Succeeded by
PCU's school colors Allan Mangahas
Preceded by
San Beda's school colors Yousif Aljamal
NCAA Seniors' Basketball Finals Most Valuable Player
2007
Succeeded by
San Beda's school colors Sam Ekwe