Christian Coronel

On: 29 September 2008

Jersey number: 40
Height/Weight: 5'8" 160 lbs.
Age: 28
Date of Birth: 03 March 1980
Hometown: Manila
Position: Guard
Years Pro: 2
College: San Sebastian College
Teams played for in the PBA: Sta. Lucia Realtors

Basketball Career:

Former San Sebastian Stag’s Christian Coronel almost became a player of Ginebra in 2006, but didn't make the final cut. He was neither the flashy type nor had an ankle-breaking crossover in the amateurs which could have contributed to his decision to go back and play for Harbour Center in the amateur league on that same year. However, his determination to enter the pro league, his three-point shots, crafty plays and ability to defend other point guards convinced the Sta. Lucia Realtors to sign him in a two-year pact starting 2007. He was taken as a third option at the point guard spot behind Ryan Reyes and Dennis Miranda.


In his first game as a pro, Coronel churned up 12 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals all in 15 minutes. Coronel played like no rookie, displaying spunk and incredible accuracy from the outside (3-6 3-point FG) in a 89-96 loss to Purefoods. He was also able to direct the team’s plays magnificently and at times outplayed starter Denok Miranda. However, after that game his performance took a downturn. Maybe owing to the limited time on the floor courtesy of the vastly improving Ryan Reyes, Coronel can only manage 2.7 ppg, 0.8 apg and 0.7 spg in 8.93 minutes per outing in all 12 games he played during the 2008 PBA Philipine Cup.

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