Kerby Raymundo

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Kerby Raymundo
Personal information
Born (1981-01-19) January 19, 1981 (age 36)
Bataan, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College Colegio de San Juan de Letran
PBA draft 2000 / Elevated
Selected by the Batang Red Bull Energizers
Playing career 2000–2015
Position Small forward / Power forward
Career history
2000–2001 Red Bull Thunder
2002–2012 Purefoods
2012–2013 Barangay Ginebra San Miguel
2013 Meralco Bolts
Career highlights and awards
  • NCAA MVP (1999)
  • 10x PBA All-Star (2001, 2003–2011)
  • PBA Governor's Cup Finals Most Valuable Player (2002)
  • 2x PBA Mythical Second Team (2002, 2008)
  • PBA Mythical First Team (2006)
  • 63rd Member of PBA 5,000 point club
  • 33rd Member of PBA 2,000 defensive rebound club
  • 41st Member of PBA 1,000 offensive rebound club

Kerby Mariano Raymundo (born January 19, 1981) is a Filipino retired professional basketball player who last played for Meralco Bolts in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Known as The Kid, he was a former star player with the Letran Knights during his NCAA years.

Amateur career

It was only in Raymundo's junior year in Jose Rizal Institute (High school) that he started playing basketball. He was discovered by Eugenio "Boy" Romerica Abunda, Jr., a former Colegio de San Juan de Letran player and coach.

Raymundo played for Letran in the NCAA from 1997–1999 and made significant impact for the Knights alongside future PBA players Chris Calaguio and Willie Miller. From 1998-1999, he was a member of the Knights' back-to-back NCAA championships with victories over five-peat champion San Sebastian Stags and the JRU Heavy Bombers, respectively. He was named NCAA MVP in 1999. He also played for the Philippine national team in the 1999 Southeast Asian Games as the country won the gold medal.

He played for Red Bull in the Philippine Basketball League, teaming up with future teammates Jimwell Torion, Lordy Tugade, Junthy Valenzuela, and Fil-American recruit Davonn Harp, but never led the Energy Kings to a title in his only stint in 1999.

PBA career

Red Bull Barako

Raymundo joined the PBA at the age of 19 when Red Bull made the decision to move to the PBA from the PBL making him the second youngest player to join the league. He played six games for Red Bull in his debut in the 2000 All-Filipino Cup, but was banned by the league for the rest of the season after finding out that Raymundo falsified his requirements to enter the league. The league required players who have graduated from high school in 1996, while Raymundo graduated only a year later before going to Letran.

He would later return in 2001 for the Thunder, becoming one of the vital cogs, along with Davonn Harp, Mick Pennisi, Jimwell Torion, former collegiate teammate Miller and import Antonio Lang, to lead Red Bull to their first championship over the San Miguel Beermen in the Commissioner's Cup.

Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs

In 2002, Raymundo was shipped to Purefoods. In his first year with the franchise, he led the team to a Governor's Cup championship. Raymundo also received the Finals MVP award under then-interim coach Ryan Gregorio.

He was again instrumental in Purefoods' 2006 PBA Philippine Cup crown, along with James Yap, Peter June Simon and Marc Pingris.

After Rey Evangelista retired in 2008, Raymundo assumed the role of team captain.

He was sidelined with a knee injury when Purefoods took home the 2009–10 PBA Philippine Cup trophy.

On March 28, 2011, Raymundo became the 63rd player to join the PBA’s 5,000-point club.[1]

On April 2, 2011, Raymundo became the 33rd player in PBA history to collect at least 2,000 defensive rebounds.[2]

On December 3, 2011, Raymundo became the 41st player in PBA history to collect at least 1,000 offensive rebounds.[3]

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel

Before the start of the 2012 Commissioner's Cup, B-MEG traded former team-captain and stalwart Raymundo to its sister team Ginebra and in turn acquired high flying forward J.C. Intal.[4]

Meralco Bolts

After Meralco got eliminated in the Governor's Cup Semifinals series against San Mig Coffee Mixers, the Bolts traded big man Jay-R Reyes for him. This trade reunites him with Ryan Gregorio, his former coach in Purefoods.[5] The veteran Raymundo, who chose not to sign a contract with Meralco for the moment, has yet to play a single game for the Bolts. He has been sidelined by a complicated knee injury since the start of the 2013 Governors' Cup while he was still playing for the Gin Kings - an injury which would cost Raymundo around P4.5 million of his own money if he opts to undergo surgery in the US.[6]

Originally diagnosed as a mere bone bruise, the injury turned out to be a lot more serious when Raymundo had his knee checked in the United States last November 2013. The injury is the same one that sidelined New York Knicks power forward Amar'e Stoudemire for a long period.[7]

In May 2015, Raymundo announced his retirement, saying that although he is still capable of playing after he was cleared by his doctors to play, he no longer had the passion to continue playing basketball.[8]

National team

He is a many-time member of the Philippine national basketball team, and was considered as a possible team captain in 2009.[9]

Player statistics

Legend
  GP Games played  MPG  Minutes per game  FG%  Field-goal percentage
 3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game
 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

[10]

Regular season

Year Team GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001 Red Bull 50 24.4 .391 .000 .656 5.1 .9 .2 .6 6.9
2002 Purefoods 43 22.7 .468 .200 .636 5.1 1.3 .3 .4 8.2
2003 Purefoods 36 35.6 .419 .314 .680 8.4 2.9 .6 1.1 13.9
2004–05 Purefoods 61 32.2 .444 .214 .626 8.1 1.9 .7 .7 12.9
2005–06 Purefoods 55 36.6 .427 .226 .690 9.5 3.0 .5 1.1 15.0
2006–07 Purefoods 23 39.4 .400 .250 .716 9.4 3.8 .9 .9 15.5
2007–08 Purefoods 50 36.7 .327 .261 .750 9.2 4.3 .7 .4 15.3
2008–09 Purefoods 36 36.5 .329 .291 .709 7.6 2.8 .5 .5 16.6
2009–10 Purefoods / B-MEG Derby Ace 32 32.0 .412 .343 .675 5.9 2.8 .3 .4 13.5
2010–11 B-MEG Derby Ace 5 29.8 .347 .000 .560 8.6 2.0 1.0 .0 13.2
2011–12 B-MEG 45 25.3 .429 .077 .642 5.9 1.7 .5 .4 9.9
2012–13 Barangay Ginebra 38 16.6 .423 .000 .638 4.6 1.0 .3 .4 7.7
Career 474 30.5 .401 .266 .677 7.2 2.3 .5 .6 12.2

References

  1. ^ http://www.malaya.com.ph/mar29/sports2.html
  2. ^ http://www.inquirer.net/sports/articles/Rain-or-Shine-drubs-Alaska.html
  3. ^ http://www.pba.ph/news/entry/1285
  4. ^ "B-MEG's Raymundo headed to Barangay Ginebra". GMA. January 26, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ Badua, Snow (October 22, 2014). "Ginebra sends Kerby Raymundo to Meralco for JR Reyes in one-on-one trade". Spin.ph. Spin.ph. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ http://www.spin.ph/sports/basketball/news/retirement-beckons-as-raymundo-gives-self-until-january-15-to-decide-on-surgery
  7. ^ Dy, Richard (January 16, 2014). "Wait and see for Meralco as Raymundo chooses between surgery or retirement". Spin.ph. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  8. ^ Badua, Snow (May 18, 2015). "KERBY RETIRES: Raymundo given clean bill of health, but admits passion no longer there". Spin.ph. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ Guiao gives Raymundo time to think about his RP team plans
  10. ^ Player Profile at PBA-Online!

External links

  • Player Profile at PBA-Online!
  • B-Meg Llamados Basketball
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