PLAYER PROFILE

NINO CANALETA

BLACKWATER ELITE

#9 / 6'4'' / F
UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST

5.64 PPG2.73 RPG0.73 APG
STATSBIO

CONFERENCE STATS

GP MIN FGM/FGA FG% 3PM/3PA 3P% FTM/FTA FT% REB AST BLK STL PF TOV PTS
CONFERENCE AVERAGE
11 16.83 1.82 / 5.09 36% 1.45 / 3.55 41% 0.55 / 0.73 75% 2.73 0.73 0.27 0.27 1.18 1.27 5.64
CONFERENCE TOTAL
11 185.10 20 / 56 36% 16 / 39 41% 6 / 8 75% 30 8 3 3 23 14 62

RECENT GAMES

DATE OPP SCORE MIN FGM/FGA FG% 3PM/3PA 3P% FTM/FTA FT% REB AST BLK STL PF TOV PTS
SEP 23 ROS L  98-122 23.77 5 / 11 45% 3 / 7 0% 2 / 2 100% 4 3 1 1 1 0 15
SEP 17 GLO W  118-107 16.75 0 / 1 0% 0 / 1 0% 0 / 0 0% 2 1 0 0 3 1 0
SEP 08 GIN L  81-98 15.98 2 / 4 50% 2 / 4 100% 0 / 0 0% 2 1 0 1 3 2 6
SEP 01 KIA W  118-97 18.50 4 / 10 40% 4 / 6 100% 1 / 2 50% 4 0 0 0 3 3 13
AUG 30 TNT L  96-117 21.27 2 / 5 40% 2 / 5 0% 0 / 0 0% 3 0 0 1 1 1 6
CONFERENCE AVERAGE
- - - 19.25 2.60 / 6.20 35.00% 2.20 / 4.60 40.00% 2.60 / 6.20 35.00% 3.00 1.00 0.20 0.60 2.20 1.40 8.00
CONFERENCE TOTAL
- - - 96.27 13 / 31 35.00% 11 / 23 0.40% 13 / 31 35.00% 15 5 1 3 11 7 40

PLAYER'S BIO


He made a serious run for the Rookie of the Year honors with an impressive Philippine Cup campaign where he averaged 16.2 points per game, No. 1 among rookies and seventh in the tournament among locals. But a so-so performance in the Fiesta Conference and two finals stints of Red Bull made Larry Fonacier a no-brainer for the award. Cañaleta is undoubtedly one of the biggest attractions in the league with his jaw-dropping, never-seen slams by a local player. Cañaleta was a back-to-back-to-back winner of the Slam Dunk competition, both by convincing fashion. He was ranked no. 2 in scoring among rookies during his rookie year with 9.4 points per outing. Cañaleta was the first Philippine Basketball Association player to become a 5-time PBA Slam Dunk Champion. On 2011 PBA All-Star Weekend, he dunked on 3 men in the final round against Kelly Williams to win his 4th PBA Slam Dunk Champion Award. On 2012, Cañaleta does it again after dunking on 3-men, including 6-foot-9 Asi Taulava to win his 5th Slam Dunk Award. He was also awarded by the PBA to be the Mr. Quality Minutes Player in 2010. On December 5, 2012, Cañaleta scored a career-high 41 points in their 112-93 win against GlobalPort Batang Pier. Cañaleta was named the PBA Press Corps' Player of the Week for the period April 8–14, 2013 after dropping 37 points anchored on 9-18 shooting from 3-point land in their come-from-behind win over Petron, 95-91. On January 20, 2014, Cañaleta was traded by Air21 to Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters for Sean Anthony, Eliud Poligrates, and a 2016 first-round pick. On October 9, 2014, Cañaleta was traded from Talk 'N Text to NLEX in a three-team trade that involved Blackwater Elite. On August 25, 2015, Cañaleta was traded by NLEX to Mahindra Enforcer in a three-team trade that also involved Talk 'N Text.