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Asi Taulava “The Rock” Player Profile Philippine Basketball Team
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Player Profile of “The Rock” Pauliasi Taulava also known as Asi Taulava was born on March 2, 1973 in Nukualofa Tonga. Asi was directly hired to the PBA in 1998, and since then was the leading dominant force in the PBA and the Philippine Basketball Team. Asi overpowers opponents using shear force and unmatched size in the paint.

Filipino

Si “The Rock” Pauliasi Taulava na mas kilala bilang Asi Taulava ay isinilang noon Marso 2, 1973 sa Nukualofa Tonga. Si Asi ay direct hire sa PBA noon 1998, at mula noon ay nangunang puwersa sa PBA at koponang pambansa. Napapataob ni Asi ang mga kalaban gamit ang kanyang lakas at laki sa ilalim.

 



 
•Height:
6’9

•Position:
Center

•Born:
March 02, 1973 • Inglewood, California USA

•College:
BYU Hawaii USA

•Real Name:
Pauliasi Taulava

•Jersey:
No. 88

 
Player photos sourced from Jones Cup and PBA Hardcourt
FIBA ASIA
Scoring Title
677890

JONES CUP
Scoring Title
677890

PBA
Scoring Title
677890

PBA
Scoring Title
677890

PBA
Scoring Title
677890

 
• Trivia:
To be completed.
• His Memorable Quote:
• “I’ll make all the necessary sacrifice for Team Pilipinas and
our country. Let’s all unite for flag and country”

• What others said:
To be completed.
• PBA Draft History:
To be completed.
• Signature Moves:
To be completed.
• Major Leagues Played For:
To be completed.
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15 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

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• National Team Tour of Duty

Smart Gilas
FIBA Asia Championship
2011 • Wuhan

Team Pilipinas
FIBA Asia Championship
2009 • Tianjin

Team Pilipinas
FIBA Asia Championship
2007 • Tokushima

Smart Gilas
Asian Games
2010 •

PBA Philippines Team
Asian Games
2002 • Busan

Team Pilipinas
William Jones Cup
2007 • Taipei

Team Pilipinas
William Jones Cup
2005 • Taipei

Smart Gilas
FIBA Asia Champion’s
2011 • Pasig

SMC Team Pilipinas
FIBA Asia Champion’s
2007 • Tehran

Team Pilipinas
Shell Rimula Brunei Cup
2006 • Brunei

Team Pilipinas
Shell Rimula Brunei Cup
2005 • Brunei

Team Pilipinas
Shell Rimula Brunei Cup
2007 • Brunei

Team Pilipinas
Australia Sharks Exhibition
2009 •

Team Pilipinas
PBA All-Star Exhibition
2009 •

Team Pilipinas
Four Nations Manila Series
2007 •

Team Pilipinas
Kuwait Exhibition
2007 •

Team Pilipinas
Lebanon Exhibition
2006 •

Team Pilipinas
Taiwan Exhibition
2002 •

Team Pilipinas
Qatar Exhibition
2002 •

Team Pilipinas
Four Nations Europe Series
2002 • Italy

Team Pilipinas
SEABA
2009 •

Team Pilipinas
SEABA
2007 •

• International Achievements

4th
FIBA Asia Championship
2011 • Wuhan

8th
FIBA Asia Championship
2009 • Tianjin

9th
FIBA Asia Championship
2007 • Tokushima

6th
Asian Games
2007 • Tokushima

4th
Asian Games
2002 • Busan

3rd • Bronze
William Jones Cup
2007 • Taipei

3rd • Bronze
William Jones Cup
2005 • Taipei

4th
FIBA Asia Champion’s Cup
2011 • Pasig

4th
FIBA Asia Champion’s Cup
2007 • Tehran

1st • Gold
Shell Rimula Brunei Cup
2006 • Brunei

1st • Gold
Shell Rimula Brunei Cup
2005 • Brunei

1st • Gold
Four Nations Manila Series
2007 • Manila

3rd • Bronze
Four Nations Euro Series
2002 • Italy

1st • Gold
SEABA
2009 • Italy

1st • Gold
SEABA
2007 • Italy

• PRO Career: PBA Philippine Basketball Association

Fil-Am Direct Hire • MOBILINE
1999 PBA Season Draft

MOBILINE PHONEPALS
1999 – 2001

TALK N TEXT PHONEPALS
2001 – 2008

COCA-COLA TIGERS
2008 – 2010

MERALCO BOLTS
2010 – 2012

AIR21 EXPRESS
2012 – 2014

NLEX ROAD WARRIORS
2014

 
 

 
 

• PRO Career Accomplishments: PBA Philippine Basketball Association

Most Valuable Player MVP • 1x
2003

Best Player of the Conference • 1x
2003 • AllFilipino

Finals MVP • 1x
2003 Reinforced

PBA Champion • ?x

Mythical First Team • 4x
’03 • ’07-’08 • ’08-’09 • ’13-’14

All-Defensive Team • 2x
2003 • 2008-2009

Mythical Second Team • 2x
2002 • 2009-2010

All-Star MVP
2004-2005 • 2006-2007

All-Star Member • 12x

Total Points Stat Leader • 1x
2003

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Total Rebounds Stat Leader • 1x
2003

Blocks Stat Leader • 1x
2003

Offensive Rebounds Stat Leader • 2x
2005-2006 • 2007-2008

Defensive Rebounds Stat Leader • 1x
2003

2-Points FG Stat Leader • 1x
2003

• Amateur Career: (PBL)

20 GREATEST PLAYERS OF ALL TIME
°

PBL LEGACY TEAM (2000)
12 All Time Best Players in History

PABL MYTHICAL FIVE
° 1985, 1986 PBL Season °

CF SHARP
° PBL Season °

ESQ MARKETING
° PBL Season °

MAGNOLIA ICE CREAM/ LAGERLITE
° PBL Season °

• College Career: University of the East in UAAP

UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST
° 1981-1986 °

UAAP CHAMPION
° 1982, 1984, 1985 UAAP Season °

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER (MVP)
° 1982, 1984, 1985 UAAP Season °

• 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 Championships
43
19.60
0.327
0.360
0.878
3.19
3.12
1.44
0.00
5.35
18

2007
FIBA Asia Championships
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

1999
Mobiline Phone Pals
37
1595
248
535
0
5
160
265
135
309
444
123
17
28
656
35

2000
Mobiline Phone Pals
12
487
100
191
0
0
58
102
60
106
166
42
12
5
258
34

2001
Mobiline • Talk ‘N Text
22
861
164
360
1
5
106
168
101
180
281
32
11
28
437
43

2002
Talk ‘N Text Phone Pals
10
373
74
169
0
3
65
87
38
75
113
54
8
12
213
33

2003
Talk ‘N Text Phone Pals
54
2278
430
842
16
63
356
654
247
491
738
192
23
71
1264
49

2004-05
Talk ‘N Text Phone Pals
34
1274
232
407
14
37
180
270
143
235
378
68
25
27
86
51

2005-06
Talk ‘N Text Phone Pals
41
1439
248
499
1
8
112
246
217
317
534
67
19
45
611
29

2006-07
Talk ‘N Text Phone Pals
29
907
166
307
0
4
148
240
117
200
317
61
3
23
480
31

2007-08
Talk ‘N Text • Coca-Cola
45
1439
213
472
2
8
174
355
208
355
563
87
18
24
606
33

2008-09
Coca-Cola Tigers
32
1173
195
440
4
13
139
252
127
281
408
95
14
17
541
30

2009-10
Coca-Cola Tigers
31
996
117
310
0
7
114
193
99
256
355
97
7
10
348
27

2010-11
Meralco Bolts
31
714
89
185
0
0
54
109
100
147
247
21
6
16
232
23

2011-12
Meralco Bolts
44
1157
131
245
0
0
99
169
127
255
382
27
16
29
361
23

2012-13
Air21 Express
3
108
11
21
0
0
6
21
10
28
38
11
0
4
28
14

2013-14
Air21 Express
40
1509
217
458
0
4
156
262
164
331
495
81
20
25
590
28

• PBA Career Averages

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

1999
Mobiline Phonepals
37
43.11
0.000
0.459
0.604
12.00
3.32
0.46
0.76
17.73
35

2000
Mobiline Phonepals
12
40.58
0.000
0.524
0.569
13.83
3.50
1.00
0.42
21.50
34

2001
Mobiline • Talk ‘N Text
22
39.14
0.200
0.452
0.631
12.77
1.45
0.50
1.27
19.86
43

2002
Talk ‘N Text Phonepals
10
37.30
0.000
0.430
0.747
11.30
5.40
0.80
1.20
21.30
33

2003
Talk ‘N Text
54
42.19
0.254
0.493
0.544
13.67
3.56
0.43
1.31
23.41
49

2004-05
Talk ‘N Text
34
37.47
0.378
0.554
0.667
11.12
2.00
0.74
0.79
20.18
51

2005-06
Talk ‘N Text
41
35.10
0.125
0.491
0.455
13.02
1.63
0.46
1.10
14.90
29

2006-07
Talk ‘N Text
29
31.28
0.000
0.534
0.617
10.93
2.10
0.10
0.79
16.55
31

2007-08
Talk ‘N Text • Coca-Cola
45
31.98
0.250
0.448
0.490
12.51
1.93
0.40
0.53
13.47
33

2008-09
Coca-Cola Tigers
32
36.66
0.308
0.439
0.552
12.75
2.97
0.44
0.53
16.91
30

2009-10
Coca-Cola Tigers
31
32.13
0.000
0.369
0.591
11.45
3.13
0.23
0.32
11.23
27

2010-11
Meralco Bolts
31
23.03
0.000
0.481
0.495
7.94
0.68
0.19
0.52
7.48
23

2011-12
Meralco Bolts
44
26.30
0.000
0.535
0.586
8.68
0.61
0.36
0.66
8.20
23

2012-13
Air21 Express
3
36.00
0.000
0.524
0.286
12.67
3.67
0.00
1.33
9.33
14

2013-14
Air21 Express
40
37.73
0.000
0.469
0.595
12.38
2.02
0.50
0.62
14.75
28

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