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Japeth Aguilar “Likes It Hot” Player Profile Philippine Basketball Team
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“Likes it Hot” Japeth Paul C. Aguilar, more commonly known as Japeth, was born 25th of January 1987 in Sasmuan Pampanga. Aguilar began playing in the PBA in 2009 and was a highlight fixture in Gilas Philippine Basketball Team for years. Japeth at the height of 6’9″ is an athletic anomaly, and he combined it with his masterful dunks, towering blocks and unbelievable gravitational defiance.

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Si “Likes it Hot” Japeth Paul C. Aguilar, na mas kilala sa Japeth, ay ipinanganak ika-25 ng Enero 1987 sa Sasmuan Pampanga. Nagsimula si Aguilar sa PBA taon 2009 at madalas na tampok sa koponang pambansa na Gilas Pilipinas. Si Japeth na may tangkad na 6’9″ ay isang pisikal na anomalya, isama pa dito ang kanyang mga umaatikabong dakdak, supalpal at nakabibilib na paglipad sa ere.

 



 
•Height:
6’9 • 2.06m

•Position:
Power Forward

•Born:
January 25, 1987 • Sasmuan, Pampanga

•College:
Ateneo de Manila • Western Kentucky

•Real Name:
Japeth Paul C. Aguilar

•Jersey:
No. 25

 
Player photos sourced from FIBA and FIBA Asia
FIBA ASIA
Scoring Title
677890

JONES CUP
Scoring Title
677890

PBA
Scoring Title
677890

PBA
Scoring Title
677890

PBA
Scoring Title
677890

 
• Trivia:
As testament to the leaping prowess of Japeth, he wowed the SMART Ultimate All-Star Weekend exhibition game where Smart Gilas players were pitted against NBA Star players. Aguilar slammed a two-handed thunderous dunk over the posterized Kevin Durant, the NBA MVP back then.
• His Memorable Quote:
• “Yun naman ang karangalan ko. I’m very honored to play for the Philippines.” 
• What others said:
“You are the most physically gifted Pinoy baller EVER.”, Chot Reyes tweeted on Aguilar’s rumored transfer from Talk ‘N Text
• PBA Draft History:
• Drafted 1st Overall • BURGER KING 2009 Season
• Signature Moves:
• Two-Handed Slam Dunk • Alley-oop Dunk • Athletic Blocks
• Major Leagues Played For:
PBA
FIBA
OLYMPICS
MICAA
UAAP
4 PBA Seasons

GP HI AVG
345

623
GP HI AVG

623
GP HI AVG

623
GP HI AVG

623
GP HI AVG

623
GP HI AVG

623
GP HI AVG

623
GP HI AVG

623
GP HI AVG

623
GP HI AVG

Aguilar is the first Filipino cager born and raised countryside to work out with an NBA team. Japeth attended open workouts with NBA and D-League teams Bakersfield Jam, New Orlean Hornets and Sta Cruz Warriors. Aguilar was drafted 109th overall in the NBA D-League in 2012 as part of Sta. Cruz Warriors. He was a practice player for the Warriors but was later cut from the final roster.

• National Team Tour of Duty

RP Team
FIBA Asia Championship
1987 •

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

• International Accomplishments

4th
FIBA Asia Championship
1987 •

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

• PRO Career: PBA Philippine Basketball Association

Drafted 1st Overall • BURGER KING
2009 PBA Season Draft

BURGER KING WHOPPERS
2012 – 2014

TALK N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS
2011 – 2012

GLOBALPORT BATANG PIER
2011 – 2012

BARANGAY GINEBRA SAN MIGUEL
2011 – 2012

 
 

• PRO Career Accomplishments: PBA – Philippine Basketball Association

Total Blocks Stat Leader • 2x
2011-2012 • 2013-2014

 
 

 
 

• Amateur Career: NBA D-League

STA CRUZ WARRIORS
Drafted 109 Overall 2012

 
 

 
 

• Amateur Career: Smart Gilas NT Program

SMART GILAS NT

 
 

 
 

• College Career: Ateneo De Manila University • US-NCAA

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
2007 – 2009

 
 

 
 

• College Career: Ateneo De Manila University • UAAP

ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY
2003 – 2005

 
 

 
 

• International All-Time Career Totals

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

• International Career Averages

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

2009
FIBA Asia Championship
6
13.5
0.000
0.526
0.667
3.5
0.5
0.16
0.16
4.3

2011
William Jones Cup
9
21.52
0.000
0.545
0.647
4.0
1.11
0.44
1.89
6.56

2011
FIBA Asia Championship
5
8.2
0.000
0.565
0.700
3.2
0.00
0.40
0.20
6.6

2013
FIBA Asia Championship
9
15.0
0.000
0.541
0.750
3.9
0.10
0.10
0.90
5.8

• PBA All-Time Career Totals

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

2009-10
Burger King
1
24
0
1
2
6
6
10
9
2
DR
2
0
1
10
10

2011-12
Talk N Text
52
802
1
8
127
282
87
131
214
73
DR
26
14
70
342
27

2012-13
Globalport
18
454
4
15
63
150
42
63
112
43
DR
20
7
32
172
23

2013-14
Brgy Ginebra
43
1309
4
20
203
400
177
265
328
96
DR
48
14
89
587
29

• PBA Career Averages

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

2009-10
Burger King
1
24.00
0.000
0.333
0.600
9.00
2.00
0.00
1.00
10.00
10

2011-12
Talk N Text
52
15.42
0.125
0.450
0.664
4.12
0.50
0.27
1.35
6.58
27

2012-13
Globalport
18
25.22
0.267
0.420
0.667
6.22
1.11
0.39
1.78
9.56
23

2013-14
Brgy Ginebra
43
30.44
0.200
0.507
0.668
7.63
1.12
0.33
2.07
13.65
29

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