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Wesley Olan Gonzales (born July 27, 1980 in Manila, Philippines) is a Filipino former professional basketball player. Gonzales last played for the Barako Bull Energy Cola before retiring after a stellar college career and a 10-year stint in the PBA.

Wesley O. Gonzales
Personal information
Born (1980-07-27) July 27, 1980 (age 38)
Manila, Philippines
NationalityFilipino
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolAteneo de Manila University
CollegeAteneo de Manila University
PBA draft2004 Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the FedEx Express
Playing career2004–2014
PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard
Number2, 5, 15, 23, 34
Career history
2004–2006FedEx Express
2006–2009San Miguel Beermen/Magnolia Beverage Masters
2009–2010Coca-Cola Tigers
2010–2011Burger King Whoppers
2010–2011Air21 Express
2011–2012Alaska Aces
2012–2013San Mig Coffee Mixers
2013–2014Barako Bull Energy Cola
Career highlights and awards

Player ProfileEdit

At 6-foot-5, Gonzales played for the 2002 UAAP championship squad of the Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles, and was named co-Finals MVP, along with teammate Larry Fonacier. He was drafted 9th overall in the 2004 PBA draft by the FedEx Express. In 2006, he was traded to the San Miguel Beermen and in late 2009 he became a player of the Coca-Cola Tigers before eventually going back to Air21. On May 16, 2011, the Alaska Aces moved to shore up a critical weakness and strengthened their guard corps by acquiring Wesley in exchange for their 2010 PBA draft 4th pick overall, Elmer Espiritu.[1] After his stint with Barako Bull in 2014, he decided to call it quits and is now working at HSBC.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WESLEY GONZALES JOINS ALASKA". AlaskaAces.com.ph. Alaska Aces. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  2. ^ Olivares, Rick (August 1, 2014). "A generation of Ateneo swingmen: Wesley Gonzales & Von Pessumal". The Philippine Star. Retrieved July 10, 2015.