PBA Player Profile: Calvin Abueva

Calvin Abueva is a Filipino professional basketball player who currently plays for the Alaska Aces of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He was selected second overall in the PBA 2012 Draft after Petron Blaze Boosters picked Junmar Fajardo. 

Abueva was born on February 4, 1988 in Angeles City, Pampanga. His father Calvin Sweeney is American but opted to use his mother’s surname. His listed height is 6-4, but according to PBA officials who measured him, his real height is 6-1 ½.
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Calvin James Abueva grew up idolizing Robert Jaworski of the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. He studied in San Sebastian College and started his collegiate career in the NCAA for the Stags in 2009. He backup Jimbo Aquino who was then coach by Ato Agustin to NCAA Championship against the San Beda Red Lions. During the 87th season of the NCAA, he won the Most Valuable player award for his “Beast” like performance. He was the leader in the league for points, rebounds and assists and became the first player to do so. He recorded 16 double-doubles and 4 triple-doubles which is another record.He also played for the NLEX Road Warriors of the PBA D-League. He helped the Warriors to win three peat championships.

Calvin was not able to play for the Aces in the first three games of the PBA because he still playing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. In his professional debut, he proved that he deserves to be selected as second pick by putting up another beastly performance. He scored 12 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1 assist in 27 minutes of playing time against the Petron Blaze Boosters who played without Fajardo because of an injury he sustained in his previous game against the San Mig Coffee Mixers.


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