Alvin Pua

On: 10 September 2008

Jersey Number: 12
Height/Weight: 6'4" 0 lbs.
Date of Birth:
Position: Forward
Years Pro: Rookie
College: San Sebastian College
Teams played for in the PBA: Sta. Lucia Realtors

Basketball Career:

Alvin Pua, a 6-4 power-forward, was part of the 1997 San Sebastian College team that won the NCAA Championship. The team was also composed of celebrated players like Rommel Adducul, Ulysses Tanigue, Mark Macapagal, Topex Robinson and Banjo Calpito. However, unlike these other famous names, Pua was not able to attract the attention of both PBA and MBA teams during that time.

In the 2004 PBA annual draft, Pua was one of the hopefuls that was not picked by any team and was automatically considered as a free agent. The 2004 batch include the eventual number one pick Rich Alvarez, number two pick James Yap and fellow SLR teammate Nelbert Omolon.

Together with Derrick Hubalde and Erwin Sta. Maria, Pua tried to make it to the Realtors lineup in 2007. He was eventually included in the 18-man line-up in the pre-season tourney and was considered a practice player.

At the start of the PBA Fiesta Cup this year, Pua earned the confidence of SLR coach Boyet Fernandez and team manager Buddy Encarnado to be included in the official line-up. He was given some time on the floor last 4 May 2008 against the Welcoat Dragons and Pua had a block in less than a minute of action.

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