Melvin Mamaclay

On: 19 September 2008

Jersey number: 19
Height/Weight: 6'5" 190 lbs.
Age: 29
Date of Birth: 01 June 1979
Hometown: Ilocos Sur
Position: Forward
Years Pro: 2
College: Adamson University
Teams played for: Sta. Lucia Realtors

Basketball Career:

An unheralded player who had seen action in the minor commercial leagues, Mamaclay was a surprise second round draft pick by the Realtors in the 2007 PBA draft. Prior to the draft, the Realtors had an eye towards several big men such as Joel Solis, Francis Barcellano, RJ Masbang and Kenneth Cuyukang but in the end chose Mamaclay because of his combination of length and outside shooting touch. Mamaclay is a combo forward. He can shoot from the outside and bring his game down low. Like Philip Butel, though, he needs to add strength to be able to be a factor offensively and defensively.

A 6-5 lanky center-forward, Mamaclay can deliver quality points off the bench, help in the rebounds and play tough defense against the opponent's big men. Interestingly, he can play facing the basket as the former Adamson Falcon has a decent perimeter game too. Mamaclay would probably fill in the slack vacated by Mark Isip and Ricky Calimag who were both traded to Coca-Cola in 2007.


Mamaclay’s numbers in the 2008 PBA Philippine Cup were far from impressive. It could probably be a result of the impressive plays of the Realtors big men, which in turn limited his playing time to only 5 minutes in all 4 games. Hence, he only managed to score 2 points and 1.5 rebounds in each of those games.

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