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Jayson Castro “The Blur” Player Profile Philippine Basketball Team
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“The Blur” Jayson Castro William better known as Jayson Castro was born in Guagua Pampanga on the 30th of June 1986. Castro played for the PBA in 2008 and was hailed Asia’s Best Point Guard in 2013. An vital cog for Philippine Basketball team, Jayson is near unstoppable in driving to the basket with his innate burst of speed and athleticism.

Filipino

Si “The Blur” Jayson Castro William na mas kilala bilang Jayson Castro ay ipinanganak sa Guagua Pampanga ika-30 ng Hunyo 1986. Naglaro si Castro para sa PBA taon 2008 at minsan ng tinanghal na Pinakamagaling na Guwardia sa Asya ng 2013. Mahirap pigilan si Jayson sa pag-atake sa basket sa natural niyang bilis at atletisismo.

 



 
•Height:
5 ‘ 11 • 1.80 m

•Position:
Point Guard

•Born:
June 30, 1986 • Guagua, Pampanga

•College:
Philippine Christian University

•Real Name:
Jayson Castro William

•Jersey:
No. 17

 
Player photos sourced from FIBA and FIBA Asia
FIBA ASIA
SILVER
 

WORLDS
21st
PLACER

FIBA ASIA
Best PointGuard
2013

PBA
Scoring Title
677890

PBA
Scoring Title
677890

 
• Trivia:
Jayson Castro was once a star pointguard for the Sinagpore Slingers before slaying giants and opponents alike in the PBA and the international scene. In FIBA Asia, Castro played so well for Gilas Pilipinas that FIBA recognized him as Asia’s Best Point Guard in 2013.
• His Memorable Quote:
• “Basta naman para sa bayan ready lang ako,”  Castro stated after being sidelined to injury before Asiad 2014 • “Wala naman sa pangalan yan eh. Nasa laro yan,” Jayson said when asked about his name in FIBA Asia 2013
• What others said:
“I would say, Jayson Castro just because everybody’s telling me about him. A lot of people have been comparing me to Jayson Castro and I’m honored after watching him play. It’s great to be compared to somebody like him,” upcoming 2014 PBA rookie Stanley Pringle on Castro
• PBA Draft History:
• Drafted 3rd Overall • TALK N TEXT 2008 Season
• Signature Moves:
• Unstoppable Burst of Speed • Can penetrate defensive umbrella with ease
• Major Leagues Played For:
PBA
WORLDS
FIBA•ASIA
PBL
NCAA
6 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

Jayson Castro mesmerized international opponents and fans alike with his impeccable mastery to drive to the basket and score amidst a phalanx of defenders. Jayson can score at will using his natural speed and athleticism. Castro also presents a fluid counteroffense with his ability to steal and initiate a fastbreak attack.

• National Team Tour of Duty

Gilas Pilipinas
FIBA World Championship
2014•Sevilla

Gilas Pilipinas
FIBA Asia Championship
2013•Manila

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

• International Accomplishments

PARTICIPANT
FIBA World Championship
2014•

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

• PRO Career: PBA Philippine Basketball Association

Drafted 3rd Overall • TALK N TEXT
2008 PBA Season Draft

TALK N TEXT
2008 – 2009

 
 

• PRO Career Accomplishments: PBA – Philippine Basketball Association

Finals MVP • 2x
2010 – 2011 CC-PC

Best Player of the Conference • 2x
2012-2013 CC • 2013-2014 PC

PBA Champion • 5x
’08-’09 PC • ’10-’11 PC CC • ’11-’12 PC • ’12-’13 PC

Mythical First Team • 2x
2012 – 2013 • 2013 – 2014

Mythical Second Team • 2x
2010 – 2011 • 2011 – 2012

Most Improved Player
2010-2011

Mr. Quality Minutes • 2x
2008-2009 • 2010-2011

Total Freethrows Stat Leader
2010-2011 • 2012-2013 • 2013-2014

 
 

• Amateur Career: NBL • Australia Basketball League

SINGAPORE SLINGERS
NBL • Team Withdrew

MVP • Most Valuable Player
2008 • Malaysia Basketball League

• Amateur Career: PBL • Philippine Basketball League

PBL MVP • 3x
’06-’07 • ’07-’08

PBL Mythical Five • 4x
’06-’07 • ’07-’08

Showcase Skills Champion • 1x

HARBOUR CENTRE

HAPEE-PCU

ADDICT MOBILE

• College Career: Philippine Christian University • NCAA

PHILIPPINE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

NCAA Mythical Five • 3x
2004 – 2006

 
 

• 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

• PBA All-Time Career Totals

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

2008-09
Talk N Text
46
1103
29
88
154
351
154
179
156
45
DR
183
51
13
461
21

2009-10
Talk N Text
48
1214
25
76
172
385
110
172
176
34
DR
179
37
12
479
22

2010-11
Talk N Text
61
1531
35
115
231
605
227
300
235
66
DR
251
60
11
724
24

2011-12
Talk N Text
56
1619
74
204
271
653
206
290
220
55
DR
218
51
8
822
32

2012-13
Talk N Text
53
1475
51
159
242
600
231
318
235
50
DR
196
40
7
766
30

2013-14
Talk N Text
49
1442
80
217
263
651
216
274
198
54
DR
207
43
8
822
33

• PBA Career Averages

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

2008-09
Talk N Text
46
23.98
0.330
0.439
0.860
3.39
3.98
1.11
0.28
10.02
21

2009-10
Talk N Text
48
25.29
0.329
0.447
0.640
3.67
3.73
0.77
0.25
9.98
22

2010-11
Talk N Text
61
25.10
0.304
0.382
0.757
3.85
4.11
0.98
0.18
11.87
24

2011-12
Talk N Text
56
28.91
0.363
0.415
0.710
3.93
3.89
0.91
0.14
14.68
32

2012-13
Talk N Text
53
27.83
0.321
0.403
0.726
4.43
3.70
0.75
0.13
14.45
30

2013-14
Talk N Text
49
29.43
0.369
0.404
0.788
4.04
4.22
0.88
0.16
16.78
33

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