Gilas Pilipinas: Jimmy Alapag
Get to know Jimmy Alapag of the Gilas Pilipinas national men's basketball team.

Jimmy Alapag is the most senior Gilas player on the team. A member of the Philippine national men’s basketball team since first representing the country at the FIBA Asia Championship in 2007, Alapag has long been one of the team’s most reliable leaders from the point guard position.

The 36-year-old Cal State San Bernardino graduate has played for the PBA’s Talk ‘N Text franchise since being drafted tenth in 2003. Alapag was named the 2010-2011 PBA MVP after averaging 12.4 points and 5.4 assists a game and leading Talk ‘N Text to the Philippine Cup and Commissioner’s Cup championships with Gilas coach Chot Reyes at the helm.

Alapag’s experience in leadership and his knack for coming up big in crunch time are his best assets. Though he may not be as quick as he once was, expect him to lift the team up during tough stretches and keep opposing squads on their toes with his potent long-range shooting. –

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