RAIN OR SHINE ELASTOPAINTERS
#20 / 6'9'' / C
COLEGIO DE SAN JUAN LETRAN
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|9||208.13||63 / 127||50%||7 / 23||30%||19 / 31||61%||78||5||10||4||20||20||152|
College career He played for the Letran Knights in the NCAA where he established himself as a defensive player, rebounder and shot-blocker. He was both awarded as the Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year for the NCAA Season 89 and led the Knights to the men's basketball championship match against the San Beda Red Lions for two straight seasons, by which they were beaten on both occasions. He finished his college career without a championship. While in college, he also played for the Cagayan Rising Suns and several other teams in the PBA D-League. Professional career Almazan was drafted 3rd overall by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the 2013 PBA Draft. He plays alongside the celebrated Extra Rice Inc. frontline of Beau Belga and JR Quiñahan and is a key role player off-the-bench. On December 29, 2013, he played his first breakout game as a pro, finishing with 17 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks in just 24 minutes in the Elasto Painters’ 101-77 victory over the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers.