September 25, 1984 |
|Listed height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Listed weight||155 lb (70 kg)|
|High school||Xavier School|
|College||De La Salle University|
|PBA draft||2008 Round: 2 / Pick: 12th overall|
|Selected by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters|
|2008–2015||Rain or Shine Elasto Painters|
|Career highlights and awards|
Tyrone Conrad Uy Tang (born September 25, 1984) is a Filipino professional basketball player. He last played for Mighty Sports of the Pilipinas Commercial Basketball League (PCBL). Tang played for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the Philippine Basketball Association before retiring and then coming out of retirement to play in the PCBL. He was the twelfth overall pick in the 2008 PBA Draft by the Welcoat Dragons. He played point guard for the De La Salle Green Archers in college. He helped his team to many championships after top players like Renren Ritualo, Mike Cortez, and Joseph Yeo graduated.
High school and college career
He was first known in his high school days as a prospect while playing for Xavier School and leading his team to many victories. Scouts were already eyeing him until he chose to play with the De La Salle Green Archers when he entered college. He did not live up to the expectations in his rookie year, averaging 1 point and 1 assist. He had minimal contributions in the 2004 UAAP championship. In 2006 they were suspended for ineligible players. Following their suspension La Salle joined the Filoil Flying V Cup;Tang stunned all critics with his vastly improved game averaging 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. In the UAAP he led the archers against 14-0 UE warriors to win the Championship. He averaged 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in the playoffs.
After leading the Archers in the Season 70 championship, he joined the Harbour Centre in the PBL. He had his career high on the opening game with 26 points against the RP Team. At the season's finals, his team found themselves the "underdog" against Hapee, a team led by Fil-Am Gabe Norwood. He and Solomon Mercado led the team to an incredible come from behind-win against Hapee. Tang was adjudged the PBL Finals MVP for his performance and was included in the Mythical Second Team for the season. He also led the league in three-point shooting with 2.1 conversions per game and with a 35% shooting clip.
On August 31, 2008, at the PBA Draft at Market! Market!, Tyrone was drafted by the Welcoat Dragons as the twelfth overall. He announced his retirement on August 25, 2015 to focus on his business career.
Tang was also part of the RP Team that was the runner-up in the SEABA tournament. Tang led his team in scoring averaging 18 points per game. Though they ended up losing to Indonesia, it was their only loss in the tournament.
On November 23, 2016, Spin.ph reported that Tang will be appointed as the head coach of the CSB Blazers in the NCAA, following the resignation of former head coach Gabby Velasco at the end of Season 92 men's basketball tournament due to dismal performance of the team, where they only won a single game out of 18 outings.
- TY Tang retires from PBA at age 30, citing need to focus on family business, Snow Badua, spin.ph, August 25, 2015
- Joble, Rey (March 3, 2016). "Kiefer Ravena, TY Tang to join new PCBL team Mighty Sports; Joel Banal named commissioner". Interaksyon. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
- Terrado, Reuben (November 23, 2016). "Former Rain or Shine guard TY Tang set to be named Benilde coach in NCAA". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
- Profile at ubelt.com