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Johnny Abarrientos “The Flying A” Player Profile Philippine Basketball Team
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“The Flying A” Johnny Abarrientos was born in Naga City on the 17th of July 1970. Abarrientos was an explosive and slick pointguard of the Philippine Basketball team and the PBA where he started playing on 1993. Johnny possessed elite court generalship, uncanny speed, lethal ability to steal the ball, fadeaway jumpers, lowpost wizardry and aerial domination opposite giant defenders.

Filipino

Si “The Flying A” Johnny Abarrientos ay ipinanganak sa lungsod Naga ika-17 ng Hulyo 1970. Si Abarrientos ay isang magilas na guwardiya para sa koponang pambansa ng Pilipinas at sa PBA kung saan siya nagsimula taon 1993. Si Johnny ay mahusay sa pagtimon ng bola, mabilis, may pamatay na abilidad sa pag-agaw, fadeaway na tira, galaw sa ilalim at pamamayagpag sa ere kahit laban sa mga higante.

 

 
•Height:
5’8

•Position:
Point Guard

•Born:
July 17, 1970 – Naga City

•College:
Far Eastern University

•Real Name:
Johnny Abarrientos

•Jersey:
No. 14

 
FIBA ASIA
MVP
2000 • AllStar

JONES CUP
1st • Gold
1998

ASIAD
3rd • Bronze
1998

PBA
MVP
1996

PBA
1st • 1,358
All Time Steals

 
• Trivia:
In 1997, talks of Abarrientos’ potential participation in the NBA came, when Charlotte Hornets scout Joe Bettancourt offered Abarrientos a contract to participate in the Hornets’ pre-season camp. Abarrientos, though, declined the offer to concentrate on his pro career in the PBA. In 1997 Abarrientos averaged a career high 16.7 Points and a league leading 8.6 Assists Per Game.
• His Memorable Quote:
• “Patibayan na lang ng loob iyon. Kung sino ang mas matibay ang dibdib at may hangin sa huli, iyon na ang mananalo.” “Sabi ko, mamamatay na ako sa loob pero hindi ako patatalo.” 
• What others said:
“Johnny always would do something in some games and I say, Wow! I have never seen that before.” Tim Cone on his history with Abarrientos
• PBA Draft History:
• 1993 Drafted 3rd Overall • ALASKA
• Signature Moves:
• Fadeaway jumper • Lowpost moves • Slick aerial maneuvers • Fatal steals• Wicked dishes • Superb court generalship • Burst of speed
• Major Leagues Played For:
PBA
ASIAD
JONES
PBL
UAAP
17 PBA Seasons

Pts Ave Hi
16.70

Ast Ave Hi
6.62

Stl Ave Hi
2.69

Reb Ave Hi
5.00

3P Pct Hi
0.500

2P Pct Hi
0.750

FT Pct Hi
1.000

Blk Ave Hi
0.15

Mins Ave Hi
40.07

GP Hi
74

Johnny Abarrientos will forever be remembered as that ‘little man’ who set the bar over the land of giants during the 90’s in the international and local basketball scene. Johnny made himself a household name in the PBA in his prime. Abarrientos mesmerized the Filipinos everytime he manned the point for RP Team in the Asian games. He was also one of the few pure ball-handlers to ever terrorize the Asian tournaments. Not only a cerebral player, he was also one of the slickest and quickest pointguard in Asia.

• National Team Tour of Duty

PBA Centennial Team
Asian Games
1998•Bangkok

PBA RP Team
Asian Games
1994•Hiroshima

PBA Centennial Team
William Jones Cup
1998•Taipei

RP Team
William Jones Cup
1992

PBA Centennial Team
US NCAA Tour
1998•USA

PBA Centennial Team
European Tour
1998•Italy

PBA Centennial Team
Exhibition vs China
1998•Manila

PBA Centennial Team
PBA Centennial Cup
1998•Manila

PBA RP All Star Team
FIBA Asia All Star Game
2000•Manila

PBA RP Training Pool
Asian Games
2002•Busan

RP Team
SEA Games
1991

 
 
 

• International Accomplishments

3rd • Bronze
Asian Games
1998•Bangkok

4th
Asian Games
1994•Hiroshima

1st • Gold
William Jones Cup
1998•Taipei

Champion
FIBA Asia AllStar Game
2000•Manila

MVP
FIBA Asia AllStar Game
2000•Manila

1st • Gold
SEA Games
1991•

• PRO Career: PBA • Philippine Basketball Association

Drafted 3rd Overall • ALASKA
1993 Season PBA Draft

ALASKA MILK
1993-2000

POP COLA PATHERS
2001

COCA COLA TIGERS
2002-2006

BRGY GINEBRA KINGS
2006-2010

 
 

• Professional Career Accomplishments PBA Philippine Basketball Association

PBA 25 Greatest Players

Most Valuable Player MVP • 1x
1996

Finals MVP • 2x
1996•1997 Governors

Best Player of the Conference • 1x
1997 Commissioners Cup

PBA Champion • 12x

Grandslam • 1x
1996 Season

Mythical 1st Team • 6x
1994•1995•1996•1997•1998•1999

All Defensive Team • 5x
1994•1996•1997•1999•2004-05

Mythical 2nd Team • 1x
2000

All Star Game Member • 8x
1994-2001

Two Ball Competition Champion • 1x
1999

All Time Steals Leader
1st • 1,358 Steals

Most Steals Stat Leader • 6x
1993•1994•1995•1996•1997•2004-05

Most Minutes Stat Leader • 1x
1996

• Amateur Career: PBL Philippine Basketball League

TRIPLE V

CRISPA

• College Career: FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY in UAAP

FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY
1991 • 1992

UAAP CHAMPION
1991 • 1992

JERSEY #14 RETIRED BY FEU
2011

• International All-Time Career Totals

Year
Event
GP
Mins
FGM
FGA
3M
3A
FTM
FTA
OR
DR
TOR
AST
STL
BLK
PTS
HI

1968
FIBA Olympics
9
36
72
24
34
0
0
0
0
0
0
96
16

1974
FIBA World
7
28
36
0
100
23

2007
FIBA Asia
6
152
12
28
14
31
32
40
19
7
17
4
0
0
96
32

• International Career Averages

Year
Event
GP
Mins
3P%
2P%
FT%
REB
AST
STL
BLK
PTS
HI

2013
Olympic Games Basketball
43
19.60
0.327
0.360
0.878
3.19
3.12
1.44
0.00
5.35
18

2011
FIBA World Championship
43
19.60
0.327
0.360
0.878
3.19
3.12
1.44
0.00
5.35
18

2007
FIBA Asia Championship
43
19.60
0.327
0.360
0.878
3.19
3.12
1.44
0.00
5.35
18

• PBA All-Time Career Totals

Season
PBA Team
GP
Mins
FGM
FGA
3M
3A
FTM
FTA
OR
DR
TOR
AST
STL
BLK
PTS
HI

2009-10
Brgy Ginebra Kings
14
233
19
39
4
21
5
6
6
20
26
41
17
0
55
11

2008-09
Brgy Ginebra Kings
1
13
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
8
8

2007-08
Brgy Ginebra Kings
5
33
1
3
2
8
0
0
1
0
1
5
1
0
8
3

2006-07
Brgy Ginebra Kings
43
843
44
113
33
101
43
49
46
91
137
134
62
0
230
12

2005-06
Coca-Cola Tigers
31
600
53
137
27
79
13
19
17
60
77
109
30
0
200
16

2004-05
Coca-Cola Tigers
65
1947
154
433
39
125
61
74
66
186
252
407
165
1
486
19

2003
Coca-Cola Tigers
51
1327
122
308
28
96
47
63
50
115
165
234
89
3
375
20

2002
Coca-Cola Tigers
31
755
59
142
36
98
24
31
30
77
107
109
46
2
250
20

2001
Pop Cola Panthers
44
1459
138
353
25
101
73
85
65
110
175
185
73
1
424
21

2000
Alaska Milk
43
1506
124
343
10
43
62
79
56
125
181
217
76
5
340
17

1999
Alaska Milk
53
2021
254
585
20
64
111
129
68
188
256
239
102
5
679
35

1998
Alaska Milk
49
1893
248
548
17
54
94
102
65
180
245
243
104
1
641
24

1997
Alaska Milk
60
2404
370
701
27
81
181
206
68
207
275
359
133
2
1002
32

1996
Alaska Milk
71
2676
388
852
17
74
210
243
94
256
350
384
96
11
1037
34

1995
Alaska Milk
74
2811
390
810
43
146
274
312
81
221
302
413
134
4
1183
30

1994
Alaska Milk
68
2532
358
758
27
82
274
325
81
209
290
418
125
5
1071
26

1993
Alaska Milk
39
1400
227
443
17
56
121
151
57
131
188
258
105
1
626
30

• PBA Career Averages

Season
PBA Team
GP
Mins
3P%
2P%
FT%
REB
AST
STL
BLK
PTS
HI

2009-10
Brgy. Ginebra Kings
14
16.64
0.190
0.383
0.833
1.86
2.93
1.21
0.00
3.93
11

2008-09
Brgy. Ginebra Kings
1
13.00
0.500
0.750
1.000
0.00
2.00
0.00
0.00
8.00
8

2007-08
Brgy. Ginebra Kings
5
6.60
0.250
0.273
0.000
0.20
1.00
0.20
0.00
1.60
3

2006-07
Brgy. Ginebra Kings
43
19.60
0.327
0.360
0.878
3.19
3.12
1.44
0.00
5.35
18

2005-06
Coca-Cola Tigers
31
19.35
0.342
0.370
0.684
2.48
3.52
0.97
0.00
6.45
16

2004-05
Coca-Cola Tigers
65
29.95
0.312
0.346
0.824
3.88
6.26
2.54
0.02
7.48
19

2003
Coca-Cola Tigers
51
26.02
0.292
0.371
0.746
3.24
4.59
1.75
0.06
7.35
20

2002
Coca-Cola Tigers
31
24.35
0.367
0.396
0.774
3.45
3.52
1.48
0.06
8.06
20

2001
Pop Cola Panthers
44
33.16
0.248
0.357
0.859
3.98
4.20
1.66
0.02
9.64
21

2000
Alaska Milk
43
35.02
0.233
0.381
0.785
4.21
5.05
1.77
0.12
7.91
17

1999
Alaska Milk
53
38.13
0.312
0.429
0.860
4.83
4.51
1.92
0.09
12.81
35

1998
Alaska Milk
49
38.63
0.315
0.457
0.922
5.00
4.96
2.12
0.02
13.08
24

1997
Alaska Milk
60
40.07
0.333
0.508
0.879
4.58
5.98
2.22
0.03
16.70
32

1996
Alaska Milk
71
37.69
0.230
0.437
0.864
4.93
5.41
1.35
0.15
14.61
34

1995
Alaska Milk
74
37.99
0.295
0.453
0.878
4.08
5.58
1.81
0.05
15.99
30

1994
Alaska Milk
68
37.24
0.329
0.458
0.843
4.26
6.15
1.84
0.07
15.75
26

1993
Alaska Milk
39
35.90
0.304
0.489
0.801
4.82
6.62
2.69
0.03
16.05
30

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