Top 10 Best Filipino Basketball Player of All Time
10. Allan Caidic
Allan Caidic is the first Filipino player on our list. Allan Vitor Flores Caidic is the best Filipino shooter. Roosevelt College's Caidic started playing basketball in fifth grade. In 1984, he debuted with Northern Consolidated Cement.
Johnny Abarrientos is our ninth-best basketball player. His powerful playing earned him the nickname "The Flying A" Abarrientos played for Far Eastern University Tamaraws in the UAAP. The Flying A won UAAP titles in 1991 and 1992.
Ricardo Brown, nicknamed "The Quick Brown Fox," is the eighth-best Filipino basketball player ever. Former Filipino-American NBA player.
Brown played basketball for US colleges. His performance made him famous. Houston Rockets drafted him 59th overall in the 1979 NBA draft.
James Yep is a popular PBA player. "Big Game James" debuted in 2004.
Yap was a successful high school basketball player. He was the UE Red Warriors' MVP in 2003. Yap played in the PBL from 2001 to 2004. Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants drafted him second overall in 2004.
Benjie Paras is the sixth-best Filipino basketball player of all time. Shell Turbo Chargers' star. Paras played in high school and college before the PBA. Since 1989, he's played for the Turbo Chargers.
Alvin Patrimonio manages the Magnolia Hotshots and is ranked fifth. He only plays for Purefood. Mapau Institute of Technology was Patrimonio's first amateur team. 1983-1986: He was the team's NCAA center. Back-to-back NCAA MVP in 1985 and 1986.
Three players remain. Ramon Fernandez is ranked third. Fernandez is considered one of the PBA's greatest players. Fernandez played for the San Miguel Corporation Braves in 1972. He's since played for other PBA teams.
Robert Jaworski played 23 PBA seasons. He's considered one of the greatest PBA players ever. Jaworski had a Polish-American father and a Filipino mother. During college, he played basketball in Manila. He won back-to-back UAAP titles with East Red Warriors in 1965 and 1966.
June Mar Fajardo is ranked as the best basketball player from the Philippines. Because of his exceptional physique and skill, Fajardo, a professional basketball player with the San Miguel Beermen, is referred to as "The Kraken."Fajardo played collegiate basketball with the University of Cebu Webmasters before making his PBA debut.