Rudy Hatfield

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Rudy Hatfield
Personal information
Born (1977-09-17) September 17, 1977 (age 39)
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Nationality American / Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College Michigan–Dearborn (1996–2000)
PBA draft 1999 / Direct Hire
Selected by the Tanduay Rhum Masters
Playing career 1999–2013
Position Power forward
Number 99
Career history
1999 Laguna Lakers (MBA)
1999–2001 Tanduay Rhum Masters
2001 Pop Cola Panthers
2002–2005 Coca-Cola Tigers
2006–2007, 2010–2011, 2012–2013 Barangay Ginebra Kings/Barangay Ginebra San Miguel
Career highlights and awards

Rudolf Conse "Rudy" Hatfield II (born September 17, 1977) is an American-Filipino retired professional basketball player who played for Laguna Lakers in the Metropolitan Basketball Association, later he played for Tanduay Rhum Masters, Pop Cola Panthers, Coca-Cola Tigers and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in the Philippine Basketball Association.[1]

MBA years[edit]

During the 1999 season, he was signed by the Laguna Lakers in the Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) where he played alongside Biboy Simon, Wynne Arboleda, Alvin Teng, Mike Garcia and Randy Alcantara. But he played only a few games of the season before he enter to the PBA for that year.

Tanduay years[edit]

In the 1999 Draft, he was directly hired by the Tanduay Rhum Masters where he played alongside future MVP Eric Menk, former UAAP MVP Chris Cantonjos and Mark Telan. At the All-Filipino Cup, they made an immediate impact on their return to the PBA by compiling a 9-7 record, good for second place despite being tied with Alaska and Formula Shell. In the playoffs, they easily defeated Pop Cola and Alaska before losing to Shell in the finals 4-2. However, Hatfield and the others were not able to have this success the following years.

Success with Coca-Cola[edit]

After playing for the Pop Cola Panthers, he was acquired by the Coca-Cola Tigers in 2002 and played with all-stars Jeffrey Cariaso and Johnny Abarrientos. He became a power player here and helped the team win the 2002 All-Filipino Cup and the 2003 Reinforced Conference. He had a number of awards that include the Mythical and All-Defensive teams. He was also an all-star in 2003.

Present life[edit]

Rudy is living in Detroit, Michigan with his wife and three kids.


  1. ^ Galvez, Waylon (7 April 2010). "Hatfield brings new energy to Ginebra Kings". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 

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Preceded by
Davonn Harp
PBA Defensive Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Dennis Espino
Preceded by
PBA Reinforced Conference Best Player Award
Succeeded by