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.
|Born||July 27, 1980|
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||Ateneo de Manila University|
|College||Ateneo de Manila University|
|PBA draft||2004 Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall|
|Selected by the FedEx Express|
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
|Number||2, 5, 15, 23, 34|
|2006–2009||San Miguel Beermen/Magnolia Beverage Masters|
|2010–2011||Burger King Whoppers|
|2012–2013||San Mig Coffee Mixers|
|2013–2014||Barako Bull Energy Cola|
|Career highlights and awards|
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. After his stint with Barako Bull in 2014, he decided to call it quits and is now working at HSBC.
- "WESLEY GONZALES JOINS ALASKA". AlaskaAces.com.ph. Alaska Aces. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
- Olivares, Rick (August 1, 2014). "A generation of Ateneo swingmen: Wesley Gonzales & Von Pessumal". The Philippine Star. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
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