PLAYER PROFILE

CALVIN ABUEVA

ALASKA ACES

#8 / 6'2'' / F
SAN SEBASTIAN COLLEGE-RECOLETOS

15.00 PPG10.63 RPG2.25 APG
STATSBIO

CONFERENCE STATS

GP MIN FGM/FGA FG% 3PM/3PA 3P% FTM/FTA FT% REB AST BLK STL PF TOV PTS
CONFERENCE AVERAGE
8 28.19 5.50 / 14.25 39% 0.38 / 2.38 16% 3.63 / 6.38 57% 10.63 2.25 1.00 1.25 5.63 3.00 15.00
CONFERENCE TOTAL
8 225.48 44 / 114 39% 3 / 19 16% 29 / 51 57% 85 18 8 10 19 24 120

RECENT GAMES

DATE OPP SCORE MIN FGM/FGA FG% 3PM/3PA 3P% FTM/FTA FT% REB AST BLK STL PF TOV PTS
SEP 20 ROS L  82-112 0.00 0 / 0 0% 0 / 0 0% 0 / 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SEP 15 MER L  78-106 31.43 3 / 13 23% 0 / 3 0% 2 / 4 50% 11 1 1 2 3 3 8
SEP 10 KIA W  102-94 29.63 8 / 14 57% 1 / 2 100% 9 / 17 53% 15 3 0 1 3 4 26
SEP 08 GLO W  101-88 23.32 4 / 11 36% 0 / 3 0% 4 / 5 80% 5 1 0 1 2 3 12
SEP 02 SMB W  90-79 27.22 6 / 12 50% 0 / 1 0% 1 / 3 33% 9 2 1 1 3 2 13
CONFERENCE AVERAGE
- - - 22.32 4.20 / 10.00 33.20% 0.20 / 1.80 20.00% 4.20 / 10.00 33.20% 8.00 1.40 0.40 1.00 2.20 2.40 11.80
CONFERENCE TOTAL
- - - 111.6 21 / 50 33.20% 1 / 9 0.20% 21 / 50 33.20% 40 7 2 5 11 12 59

PLAYER'S BIO


Early Years "It's nice to have Calvin because he brings so much to our team energy wise. He's going to be the backbone of this franchise. His energy is infectious and we were able to come back from 12 points down because of that. Once he started playing, he immediately became the energizer of our team. We’re fortunate to pick him second in the draft." —Luigi Trillo, head coach of the Alaska Aces, about Abueva's debut game. Abueva was not able to suit up in Alaska's first three assignments as he still needed to finish his duties with his school in the NCAA. In his highly anticipated debut game, Abueva made an immediate impact as he came through with a beastly performance against the Petron Blaze Boosters. Still smarting from his alma mater's NCAA final four loss to Letran 4 days before, he showed that he definitely is ready for the big leagues, finishing with 12 points and 16 rebounds in just 27 minutes. Early in the season, he was one of the front-runners for the Best Player of the Conference title in the 2013 PBA conferences. Despite leading the statistical points in the past 2013 Philippine Cup and 2013 Commissioner's Cup conferences, he did not gain the Best Player of the Conference award. Nevertheless, his stellar performance in the first two conferences put him on the Rookie-MVP discussion, in which was only achieved by Benjie Paras. He was a big factor for the Alaska Aces' in winning the 2013 PBA Commissioner's Cup Championship. However, a dip in his performance as well as Alaska's quick exit in the season-ending Governors' Cup has eroded his claim to both awards. Abueva was still awarded as the 2012–13 PBA Rookie of the Year despite the season ending struggles. Abueva's struggles seemed to continue towards the next season. He felt that his penchant for fouling out and getting into foul trouble early in the game limited his chances of helping the Aces down the stretch on most of their games. Although Abueva claims he had tried to taper off his overeagerness on the defensive-end so he can stay out of foul trouble. His coach Luigi Trillo, however, had different take. He felt Abueva may have been “shackled” this season compared to last, thinking that teams may have allowed Abueva to play his game last season. He felt that team's may have found ways to neutralize "The Beast" after trying to study his game. Pointing that after having a monstrous debut, teams' started to try to figure him out. Despite the seeming limitations, he still tried his best to contribute to help Alaska win. He averaged about 20 mins of playing time with 9.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists; worse than his numbers last season. True Form In his third season, Abueva started to become an "Angry Beast". His stats have well improved from the previous season. On October 28, 2014, he was instrumental in a comeback 100-98 win against the Talk 'N Text after trailing by as much as 18 points and hit the game-winning buzzer beater. He finished the game with 26 big points and a career high, 22 rebounds, making him the shortest PBA player to record 20+ rebounds in a single game. On November 11, 2014, he then again recorded another 20-20 performance in a win against the KIA Sorento, scoring 23 points and grabbing 21 rebounds. He started the 2014-2015 PBA Philippine Cup averaging 15.33 rebounds per game as the fans compared him to Dennis Rodman for his rebounding skills and suicidal hustle. On May 13, 2016, Abueva was awarded the PBA Commissioner's Cup Best player of the conference award. He averaged 17.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 steals in the tournament.