Samboy Lim "Sky Walker" Player Profile | Pilipinas Basketball History
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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.
 
Samboy Lim
•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
Samboy Lim
Player photos sourced from PBA and Newspaper clippings
ASIAD
Mythical 5
1990
ASIAD
Silver
1990
FIBA ASIA
Gold
1985
WORLDS CLUB
-
1985
JONES CUP
Gold
1985

More on Samboy Lim:

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. No harm, however, 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 10 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.
Jersey Number 9
• 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
• Years in the PBA:
10 PBA Seasons

SAN MIGUEL
1986-1997

WORLDS CLUBS
1984

ASIAN GAMES
1990

ASIAN GAMES
1986

FIBA ASIA
1985

FIBA ASIA CUP
1984

JONES CUP
1984

PBL
1998

PBA
1986-1997

PABL
1986

NCAA
1982-1984
SAMBOL LIM
“THE SKYWALKER”
#9
• PBA career stats totals
Season
PBA Team
GP
Mins
FGM
FGA
3M
3A
FTM
FTA
TOR
OR
DR
AST
STL
BLK
PTS
HI
1997
San Miguel Beer
16
29
4
9
11
79
1996
San Miguel Beer
22
394
73
131
6
13
69
85
12
26
38
18
4
6
233
26
1994
San Miguel Beer
9
235
41
87
3
8
28
33
9
10
19
24
2
5
119
22
1993
San Miguel Beer
63
1657
342
606
16
57
236
258
60
88
148
181
30
40
968
32
1992
San Miguel Beer
42
1338
277
504
15
48
204
253
61
66
127
92
33
57
803
35
1990
San Miguel Beer
50
1719
378
664
7
26
326
381
71
82
153
127
22
36
1103
39
1989
San Miguel Beer
53
1223
284
520
6
19
218
270
62
90
152
78
26
31
804
30
1988
San Miguel Beer
48
1253
273
480
12
38
168
228
55
111
166
80
19
39
750
29
1987
Magnolia • San Miguel
24
631
124
231
15
37
67
87
25
35
60
35
5
16
360
25
1986
Magnolia
8
266
50
113
3
13
41
55
14
29
43
12
4
11
150
34
• International All-Time Career

FIBA World Club

1985 – Spain

FIBA Asia Championship

GOLD – 1st Place – 1985 Kuala Lumpur

FIBA Asia Cup

GOLD – 1st Place – 1984 Ipoh

Asian Games

SILVER – 2nd – 1990 Beijing

Asian Games

BRONZE – 3rd Place – 1986 Seoul

Asian Games

Mythical Five – 1990 Beijing

Wiiliam Jones Cup

GOLD – 1st Place – 1985 Taipei

SEA Games

GOLD – 1st Place – 1983 Singapore

ASEAN Youth School Championships

MVP – 1982

National Team Member

1982 – 1990

 

 

 

 

• PBA All-Time Career

PBA Champion – 9x

Reinforced Conference 1987, Open Conference 1988, Reinforced Conference 1988, Open Conference 1989, All-Filipino Cup 1989, Reinforced Conference 1989, All-Filipino Cup 1992, Governors Cup 1993

PBA All-Star Game MVP

1990

PBA 25 Greatest Players

Awarded 2000

PBA 40 Greatest Players

Awarded 2015

PBA Grandslam Title

1989

Mythical 2nd Team – 2x

1990, 1993

All-Star Member – 5x

1989-1990, 1992-1993, 1996

PBA Hall of Fame

2009

PBA Sportsmanship Award

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 
• PBA Teams

PBA Draft

3rd Draft Pick Overall Magnolia Cheese – 1986
Magnolia (San Miguel)

San Miguel Beer

1986-1997

 

 

 

 
• Amateur BASKETBALL CAREER - PABL - PBL

Lhuillier Jewelers

1986

PABL Champion

1986

Welcoat House Paints

PBL – 1998



 
• cOLLEGE BASKETBALL CAREER - NCAA

Colegio de San Juan de Letran

1982 – 1984

NCAA Champion – 3x

1982, 1983, 1984

NCAA MVP – 1x

1982

NCAA Grandslam Title

1984

 
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