Ronnie Bughao

On: 10 September 2008

Jersey number: 25
Height/Weight: 5'11" 160 lbs.
Age: 25
Date of Birth: 08 October 1982
Hometown: Cebu City
Position: Point Guard
Years Pro: 1
College: San Beda College
Teams played for in the PBA: Sta. Lucia Realtors

Basketball Career:

According to, everything about Ronnie Bughao seems to come with just a tint of controversy. No one ever denied the man called "Blue" has immense basketball talent. also added that what stands out about him has almost nothing to do with basketball the cockiness (turning his back on opponents after taking a trey without bothering to see if it goes in), the outspokenness (refs just love this guy), the swagger (opposing players apologize to him whenever they knock down one of his teammates), the reputation. In other words, he is everything hardcore.

It cannot be denied that Ronnie Bughao is blessed with size, strength and athleticism, standing 5’11” and coming in at a lean 160 pounds. Bughao can play both guard spots with equal ease and proficiency that makes him extremely valuable as a zone breaker on offense and a trap man on defense. His percentage from the 3-point area is above average and can also slash his way toward the basket. Unlike most players though, Bughao is not shy from taking the big shot in crucial situations. Neither does he mind being blamed if his gambits fail.

Having led the primarily B Team-laden Ateneo Blue Eagles to the Fr. Martin Cup Open Division championship (ironically over his former team), Bughao has solidified the whirlwind hype as the next great Ateneo superstar. All throughout the FMC Open tournament, Blue has had the ball in his hands in the most critical moments and has, for the most part, been the man of the hour for the Blue Eagles. He continues a new trend of great San Beda players making the big move to the UAAP via Loyola Heights (Yuri Escueta, LA Tenorio, Magnum Membrere).

Regarded as one of the possible sleepers in the last rookie draft, he went undrafted but found his way to the team as Sta. Lucia encountered a hitch at the backcourt position, giving him the golden chance to show his wares in the pro league.

After a promising rookie year at San Beda in the NCAA, Bughao was about to suit up for Ateneo in the UAAP in 2006 but decided to forego it and played for Teletech in the PBL.


Bughao appeared in only six games for Teletech in the PBL and averaged 4.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game but his solid performance in the rookie camp convinced the observers that he is ready for the big time.

In the 2006-2007 PBA Philippine Cup, Bughao averaged 5.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.3 apg and 0.5 spg. This is quiet respectable considering that he only played 16.2 minutes per ball game. He was used as the second option at the point after Alex Cabagnot.

Limited playing time and the preference of Coach Boyet Fernandez for Paolo Mendoza as the primary reliever of Dennis Miranda at the point, diminished Bughao’s contribution during the 2006-2007 PBA Fiesta Cup. Bughao can only managed to produce 1.9 ppg, 0.9 rpg, 1.7 apg and 2 steals in all 15 games by playing 9.7 minutes in each game.

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