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Samboy Lim “Sky Walker” Player Profile Philippine Basketball Team
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Player Profile of “SkyWalker” Avelino Borromeo Lim Jr better known as Samboy Lim who was born in Pasig City April 1, 1962. Popular for his one-on-one moves and aerial prowess, Samboy instilled fear to any defensive force he played against. Diminutive at 5’11, his height belied his ability to score and dominate a game at will. Drafted in 1986 in the PBA, Lim was also a mainstay of the Philippine Basketball team.

Filipino

Si “SkyWalker” Avelino Borromeo Lim Jr na mas kilala bilang Samboy ay ipinanganak sa Pasig ika-1 ng Abril 1962. Tanyag sa mga pambihirang galaw sa ere at paglampaso sa bantay, tumatak ang takot sa sinumang naatasang depensa kay Samboy. Bagamat 5’11 lang, ito ay ‘di naging hadlang para siya ay umiskor sa anumang sitwasyon. Naglaro para sa PBA taon 1986, naging miyembro rin si Lim ng koponang pambansa.

 



 
•Height:
5’11 • 1.80m

•Position:
Shooting Guard • Small Forward

•Born:
April 1, 1962 • Pasig City

•College:
Colegio de San Juan de Letran

•Real Name:
Avelino Borromeo Lim Jr.

•Jersey:
No. 9

 
Player photos sourced from PBA and Newspaper clippings
ASIAN GAMES
Mythical Five
1990

ASIAN GAMES
Silver
1990

PBA
Scoring Title
677890

PBA
Scoring Title
677890

PBA
Scoring Title
677890

 
• Trivia:
Aside from Samboy’s basketball wizardry and domination, Lim wowed the crowd in Girona Spain when he made 37 points against Banco di Roma of Italy in the 1985 FIBA World Club Championships.
• His Memorable Quote:
• “Nung college na lang ako natutong mag-dunk. Prinactice ko talaga kasi na-inspire ako kay Dr. Julius Erving. Napapanood ko siya sa TV kaya ginagaya ko siya at pinapractice ko talaga, day-in, day-out.” • “Who won the game?” Lim asked a visiting Lastimosa. Samboy was hospitalized due to a clothesline by the latter requiring several stitches
• What others said:
Famed former National Coach Ron Jacobs once said to a doctor, “Please fix Samboy. He is my Michael Jordan.”
• PBA Draft History:
• Drafted 3rd Overall • SAN MIGUEL 1986 Season
• Signature Moves:
• Crossover Head and Shoulder Fake • Acrobatic Aerial Maneuvers • Long Range Shooter • Unstoppable Drive to the basket • Fatal first step
• Major Leagues Played For:
PBA
ASIAD
 
PBL
NCAA
10 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

Known as “The Dragon” and “The SkyWalker”, Samboy Lim was the most deserving PBA player to have never won the MVP award. Lim never finished a PBA season because of his daredevil moves which caused him severe injuries. However, no harm can keep away Samboy as he riddled his defenders in local, Asian and international hoops scene. Samboy played every game as if it was his last. Lim was feared most by the Chinese NT just like his compatriot Allan Caidic. Samboy Lim played his whole 9 years in the PBA for only one team, the San Miguel Beermen. He was also compared to Michael Jordan by a correspondent from the Asian Journal. An American import by the name of Andy Thompson, once stated that Lim was NBA material.

• 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 3rd Overall • SAN MIGUEL
1986 PBA Season Draft

MAGNOLIA
1986 – 1987

SAN MIGUEL BEERMEN
1987 – 1997

• PRO Career Accomplishments: PBA – Philippine Basketball Association

Finals MVP • 2x
2005-2006 PC • 2012-2013 GC

Defensive Player of the Year • 2x
2005-2006 PC • 2012-2013 GC

PBA Grandslam • 1x
2014

PBA Champion • 8x
’06 PC•’09 FC•’09-10 PC•’12 CC•’13 GC•’13-14 PC•’14 CC, GC

Mythical Second Team • 3x
2005-2006 • 2012-2013 • 2013-2014

All Defensive Team • 7x
’05-’06•’07-’08•’09-’10•’10-’11•’11-’12•’12-’13•’13-’14

Most Improved Player
2005 – 2006

All-Star Game MVP • 1x
2010 – 2011

All-Star Game Member • 8x
2010 – 2012

Total Rebounds Stat Leader • 1x
2009 – 2010

Offensive Rebounds Stat Leader • 1x
2009-2010 • 2013-2014

Total Blocks Stat Leader • 1x
2005 – 2006

Total Minutes Stat Leader • 1x
2013 – 2014

• Amateur Career: MBA • Metropolitan Basketball Association

CEBU GEMS

• College Career: Philippine School of Business Administration • NCRAA

Colegio de San Juan de Letran

 
 

 
 

• 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

2012
Jones Cup
8
26.75
0.571
0.397
0.722
5.125
2.75
0.5
0.5
9.88

• PBA All-Time Career Totals

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

1986
Magnolia
8
266
50
113
3
13
41
55
14
29
43
12
4
11
150
34

1987
Magnolia • San Miguel
24
631
124
231
15
37
67
87
25
35
60
35
5
16
360
25

1988
San Miguel Beer
48
1253
273
480
12
38
168
228
55
111
166
80
19
39
750
29

1989
San Miguel Beer
53
1223
284
520
6
19
218
270
62
90
152
78
26
31
804
30

1990
San Miguel Beer
50
1719
378
664
7
26
326
381
71
82
153
127
22
36
1103
39

1992
San Miguel Beer
42
1338
277
504
15
48
204
253
61
66
127
92
33
57
803
35

1993
San Miguel Beer
63
1657
342
606
16
57
236
258
60
88
148
181
30
40
968
32

1994
San Miguel Beer
9
235
41
87
3
8
28
33
9
10
19
24
2
5
119
22

1996
San Miguel Beer
22
394
73
131
6
13
69
85
12
26
38
18
4
6
233
26

1997
San Miguel Beer
16
29
4
9
11
79

• PBA Career Averages

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

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