Robert Jaworski Player Profile "The Living Legend" Philippine Basketball Team
English
"The Living Legend" Robert Salazar Jaworski known as Sonny or Jawo, was born in Baguio on the 8th of March 1946. Jaworski started with the PBA in pioneer year 1975 and served many victorious Philippine Basketball teams. A true legend in the local and international basketball, "Big J" is renowned for baseball passes, behind the back dishes, sneaky booming treys, barrel drives, elite basketball IQ and undying tenacity in the court.
Filipino
Si "Living Legend" Robert Salazar Jaworski na kilala sa Sonny o Jawo, ay ipinanganak sa Baguio ika-8 ng Marso 1946. Nagsimula sa PBA taon 1975 at nagserbisyo sa matatagumpay na koponang pambansa. Dakila sa lokal at internasyonal na basketbol, si "Big J" ay maaalala sa mala-baseball at galing likod na mga pasa, panakaw na tres, pabulusok na atake sa basket, talino sa court at 'di matatawarang bangis at angas.
 
Robert Jaworski
•Height:
6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
•Position:
Point Guard
•Born:
March 8, 1946 – Baguio City
•College:
University of the East
•Real Name:
Robert Salazar Jaworski
•Jersey:
No. 7
Robert Jaworski
Player photos sourced from PBA and Newspaper clippings
WORLDS
13th Place
1974
OLYMPICS
13th Place
1968
PBA
MVP
1978
MICAA
MVP
1970
FIBA Asia
GOLD • 2x
1967 • 1973
Jersey Number 7
• Trivia:
One of the rare pure Point Guards to have ever won a PBA MVP award, Jaworski dominated the 1978 season with 10.20 Rebounds, 8.24 Assists and 20.42 Points per game. What made this feat special was that the PBA season featured reinforcement imports with unlimited height.
• His Memorable Quote:
• "Kung ayaw mo masaktan, mag-chess ka na lang." • "Hindi porke maganda sapatos mo mananalo ka. Kapag masipag ka, kahit luma sapatos mo, may tsansa ka." • "Ako, kapag tinaga mo ako sa kaliwang braso, bagoong at dinuguan ang lalabas sa akin" • "It's tough but I always say, I would rather play against a good team and show my best and try and win than play against a joker team and lose." 
• What others said:
"I am just mentally prepared and I owe all of this to Sonny Jaworski, He was a great player back in his days, I watched film on his games and I had much respect for him. He was a great basketball player and still has a bunch of knowledge to give to the young athletes." said Tony Harris when he made 105 points against Jaworski's team
• PBA Draft History:
• Toyota - PBA founded 1975
• Signature Moves:
• Baseball pass • Between the legs pass • Barrel drive • No look pass • Behind the back pass
• Major Leagues Played For:
PBA
FIBA
OLYMPICS
MICAA
UAAP
23 PBA Seasons
Pts Ave Hi
20.4
Ast Ave Hi
GP HI AVG
Stl Ave Hi
GP HI AVG
Reb Ave Hi
GP HI AVG
3P Pct Hi
GP HI AVG
2P Pct Hi
GP HI AVG
FT Ave Hi
GP HI AVG
Blk Ave Hi
GP HI AVG
Mins Ave Hi
GP HI AVG
GP Ave Hi
GP HI AVG

Robert Jaworski Player Profile:

The historic battle between the guest NCC Team and Ginebra will forever be etched in the annals of PBA records and may have probably immortalized the tag "Never Say Die" attitude to Jaworski. The "Big J" received an incidental elbow from NCC import Jeff Moore in the 2nd canto of the game, resulting to a bloody gash to Jaworski's face. Jawo was then sent to the hospital for stitches. As Ginebra trailed NCC by big 15 deficit in the 4th quarter, Sonny bandaged and all, came back to the roar of the crowd and led Ginebra in a come-from-behind surprise victory. Jaworski's legend continues to the present generation. As long as a Ginebra team in the PBA exists, Jaworski will always be a legacy foretold time and again.

• Robert Jaworski Player Profile

• International All-Time Career Totals
Year
Event
GP
Mins
FGM
FGA
3M
3A
FTM
FTA
OR
DR
TOR
AST
STL
BLK
PTS
HI
1974
FIBA World
7
28
36
100
23
1968
Olympics
9
154
36
72
24
34
96
16
• International Career Averages
Year
Event
GP
Mins
3P%
2P%
FT%
REB
AST
STL
BLK
PTS
HI
1974
FIBA World
7
.778
14.3
23
1968
Olympics
9
154
.500
.706
10.7
16
• PBA All-Time Career Totals
Season
PBA Team
GP
Mins
3M
3A
FGM
FGA
FTM
FTA
TOR
OR
DR
AST
STL
BLK
PTS
HI
1975
Toyota
55
1733
-
-
336
731
133
180
351
150
DR
314
54
12
805
-
1976
Toyota
57
1845
-
-
376
759
131
207
383
120
DR
314
75
22
883
-
1977
Toyota
58
2264
-
-
464
970
190
260
453
113
DR
441
55
24
1118
-
1978
Toyota
55
2165
-
-
473
915
177
218
561
174
DR
453
99
15
1123
-
1979
Toyota
60
2294
-
-
414
857
150
183
480
156
DR
433
97
19
978
31
1980
Toyota
57
2155
96
260
272
562
166
205
386
147
DR
332
76
6
998
34
1981
Toyota
38
1379
38
130
144
305
72
96
234
71
DR
263
59
8
474
23
1982
Toyota Super Corollas
29
907
26
105
88
171
47
81
139
54
DR
142
21
3
301
23
1983
Toyota Silver Corollas
35
1102
28
97
135
251
75
104
190
73
DR
205
41
2
429
27
1984
Gilbey's Gin Tonics
25
884
34
106
105
232
70
93
164
50
DR
199
31
4
382
33
1985
Ginebra San Miguel
48
1539
40
125
161
329
112
149
253
104
DR
311
61
7
554
25
1986
Ginebra San Miguel
59
1720
70
193
127
280
89
111
251
90
DR
411
44
2
553
28
1987
Ginebra San Miguel
40
1195
56
175
87
191
86
111
196
82
DR
266
34
7
428
26
1988
Ginebra • Anejo
66
1793
55
202
201
381
153
195
281
105
375
DR
42
6
720
28
1989
Anejo Rhum 65
55
1412
54
181
159
337
108
154
270
97
DR
226
40
2
558
24
1990
Anejo Rhum 65
49
1283
54
161
131
286
122
160
181
59
DR
290
41
0
546
29
1991
Ginebra San Miguel
51
1282
46
132
96
215
83
102
234
54
DR
292
22
2
413
20
1992
Ginebra San Miguel
21
456
20
44
37
83
35
49
62
18
DR
128
11
0
169
23
1993
Ginebra San Miguel
3
65
1
8
6
12
1
1
6
2
DR
23
0
0
16
10
1994
Tondena 65 Rhum
24
481
12
45
22
44
25
35
73
16
DR
121
10
1
105
15
1995
Ginebra San Miguel
18
390
5
30
17
32
8
14
48
8
DR
105
7
0
57
9
1996
Ginebra Na!
35
539
6
36
17
47
18
26
119
33
DR
124
13
1
70
-
1997
Gordon's Gin Boars
20
20
8
-
10
-
6
9
52
5
DR
57
5
0
50
-
• PBA Career Averages
Season
PBA Team
GP
Mins
3P%
2P%
FT%
REB
AST
STL
BLK
PTS
HI
1975
Toyota
55
31.51
3P%
2P%
FT%
6.38
5.71
0.98
0.22
14.64
1976
Toyota
57
32.37
3P%
2P%
FT%
6.72
5.51
1.31
0.38
15.49
1977
Toyota
58
39.03
3P%
2P%
FT%
7.81
7.60
0.95
0.41
19.27
1978
Toyota
55
39.36
3P%
2P%
FT%
10.20
8.24
1.80
0.27
20.42
1979
Toyota
60
38.23
3P%
2P%
FT%
6.00
7.22
1.62
0.32
16.30
31
1980
Toyota
57
37.81
3P%
2P%
FT%
6.77
5.82
1.33
0.10
17.51
34
1981
Toyota
38
36.29
3P%
2P%
FT%
6.16
6.92
1.55
0.21
12.47
23
1982
Toyota Super Corollas
29
31.27
3P%
2P%
FT%
4.79
4.90
0.72
0.10
10.38
23
1983
Toyota Silver Corollas
35
31.48
3P%
2P%
FT%
5.43
5.86
1.17
0.06
12.26
27
1984
Gilbey's Gin Tonics
25
35.36
3P%
2P%
FT%
6.56
7.96
1.24
0.16
15.28
33
1985
Ginebra San Miguel
48
32.06
3P%
2P%
FT%
5.27
6.48
1.27
0.14
11.54
25
1986
Ginebra San Miguel
59
29.15
3P%
2P%
FT%
4.25
6.97
0.74
0.03
9.37
28
1987
Ginebra San Miguel
40
29.87
3P%
2P%
FT%
4.90
6.65
0.85
0.17
10.70
26
1988
Ginebra • Anejo
66
27.17
3P%
2P%
FT%
4.26
5.68
0.64
0.09
10.91
28
1989
Anejo Rhum 65
55
25.67
3P%
2P%
FT%
4.91
4.11
0.73
0.04
10.14
24
1990
Anejo Rhum 65
49
26.18
3P%
2P%
FT%
3.69
5.92
0.84
0.00
11.14
29
1991
Ginebra San Miguel
51
25.14
3P%
2P%
FT%
4.59
5.72
0.43
0.04
8.10
20
1992
Ginebra San Miguel
21
21.71
3P%
2P%
FT%
2.95
6.09
0.52
0.00
8.05
23
1993
Ginebra San Miguel
3
21.67
3P%
2P%
FT%
2.00
7.67
0.00
0.00
5.33
10
1994
Tondena 65 Rhum
24
20.04
3P%
2P%
FT%
3.04
5.04
0.42
0.04
4.37
15
1995
Ginebra San Miguel
18
21.67
3P%
2P%
FT%
2.67
5.83
0.39
0.00
3.17
9
1996
Ginebra Na!
35
15.40
3P%
2P%
FT%
3.40
3.54
0.37
0.03
2.00
1997
Gordon's Gin Boars
20
1.00
3P%
2P%
FT%
2.60
2.85
0.25
0.00
2.50
• National Team Tour of Duty
RP Team
Olympics Men's Basketball
1974 • Puerto Rico
RP Team
FIBA World Championship
1968 • Mexico
RP Team
FIBA Asia (ABC)
1973 • Manila
RP Team
FIBA Asia (ABC)
1971 • Tokyo
RP Team
FIBA Asia (ABC)
1969 • Bangkok
RP Team
FIBA Asia (ABC)
1967 • Seoul
RP Team
Asian Games Basketball
1974 •
RP Team
Asian Games Basketball
1966 • Bangkok
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
• International Awards
13TH PLACE
Olympic Men's Basketball
1974 • Puerto Rico
13th PLACE
FIBA World Championship
1968 • Mexico
1ST • GOLD
FIBA Asia Championship
1973• Manila
1ST • GOLD
FIBA Asia Championship
1967 • Seoul
1ST • GOLD
Asian Games Basketball
1966 • Bangkok
2ND • SILVER
FIBA Asia Championship
1971 • Tokyo
2RD • BRONZE
FIBA Asia Championship
1969 • Bangkok
• Pro Career: PBA Philippine Basketball Association
Not Drafted - Elevated • Toyota Comets
1975 Season Direct Hire No PBA Draft
TOYOTA COMETS
1975-1981 Season
TOYOTA SUPER COROLLAS
1982 Season
TOYOTA SILVER COROLLAS
1983 Season
GILBEY'S GIN TONICS
1984 Season
Ginebra SAN MIGUEL
1985-1987 Season
GINEBRA SANMIGUEL•ANEJO RHUM 65
1988 Season
ANEJO RHUM 65
1989-1990 Season
GINEBRA SAN MIGUEL
1991-1993 Season
TONDENA 65 RHUM
1994 Season
GINEBRA SAN MIGUEL
1995 Season
GINEBRA NA!
1996 Season
GORDON'S GIN BOARS
1997 Season
• Pro Career Accomplishments: PBA Philippine Basketball Association
PBA Hall of Fame Member
Class of 2005
PBA 25 Greatest Players
Most Valuable Player MVP • 1x
1978 Season
All Star Game Member • 4x
'77, '78, '79, '80, '81, '86 Season
Mythical First Team • 6x
'77, '78, '79, '80, '81, '86 Season
Mythical 2nd Team • 6x
1985 • 1988 Season
• Amateur Career: Played for MICAA
YCO PAINTERS
1967
MERALCO REDDYWATTS
1970
KOMATSU COMETS
1973-1974
MICAA Most Valuable Player
1970
MICAA Champion • 2x
1973 • 1974
• COLLEGE CAREER: PLAYED FOR UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST • UAAP
UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST
1964-1967
UAAP MVP • 1x
1997-1998
UAAP CHAMPION • 2x
1966 • 1967
written by Rock Punzalan
Post your comments below.
FAIR USE DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the website. News posted is exclusive property of PilipinasBasketball.Com. Due to constant content updates, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of posted information and will not take responsibility for any errors rendered therein. By viewing this website you agree to release PilipinasBasketball.Com from any legal liabilities. However, all Graphics, Photos, Data and Logos from FIBA, SBP, Gilas, FIBA Asia, Olympics, Asiad, SEAG, SEABA, ABL, MICAA, PBA, PBA DLeague, PBL, NBA, UAAP, NCAA, CESAFI, NCRAA, CUSA, PCCL and other organizations are their respective copyright and property. This website does not host any external photos or videos in this domain. All other media, graphics, layout, design and materials in this website is copyright and property of PilipinasBasketball.Com. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any needed correction, clarification, additional information or extra credits. Post a comment below or mail us at philippinebasketballteam@gmail.com

Facebook Comments

 up