To this date, Kia Sotto still holds the record for the tallest basketball player from the Philippines. June Mar Fajardo is the tallest player to ever win MVP, and Marlou Aquino is the tallest player to ever win Rookie of the Year. Andy Seigle is the first Fil-Foreigner to win the ROY, while Taulava is the first Fil-Foreigner to win the MVP. Here is the list of the tallest basketball players in the Philippines.
Here Are 10 Tallest Basketball Players in the Philippines
Raymond Canaria Almazan is a Filipino professional basketball player for the Meralco Bolts of the Philippine Basketball Association. He is known as Rock N' Roll in PBA League.
Born: August 2, 1989, Orion
Jersey: No. 20
Samigue Eman is a former professional basketball player from the Philippines. He last played for the Alaska Aces of the Philippine Basketball Association. Eman was the 2nd overall draft pick of the Magnolia Beverage Masters in the 2007 PBA draft.
Born: March 12, 1981, Davao City
Pauliasi Taulava is a Tongan-born Filipino professional basketball player for the NLEX Road Warriors of the Philippine Basketball Association. Asi was drafted directly to the PBA in 1998 and has been the league's dominant force bigman ever since.
Born: March 2, 1973, Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Jersey: No. 88
Japeth Paul Cabrera Aguilar is a Filipino professional basketball player for the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel of the Philippine Basketball Association. Aquilar debuted in the PBA in 2009 and was a key member of the Gilas Pilipinas team for several years.
Born: January 25, 1987, Sasmuan
Position: Center / Power forward
Marlou Aquino debuted in the PBA in 1996 with Ginebra. He was considered one of the few skilled centers who played for the Philippine Basketball team and the PBA league. He is a master of the post-up move and a prime shot-blocking threat.
Born: October 7, 1972, Santa Barbara
Nickname: The SkyScraper
Jersey: No. 13
Bonel Balingit's towering stature combined with his gentle demeanor earned him the moniker “The Gentle Giant”. He is a Filipino retired professional basketball player who played in PBA for Swift Mighty Meaty Hot dogs, Sunkist Orange Juicers, and Pop Cola Panthers.
Born: November 30, 1967, Kapatagan
June Mar Fajardo
June Mar Sotto Fajardo is a Philippine Basketball Association professional basketball player for the San Miguel Beermen. He hails from Cebu and is also known as “The Kraken” due to his enormous size and dexterity against opposing big men.
Born: November 17, 1989, Pinamungajan Cebu
Nickname: “The Kraken”
Gregory William Slaughter is a Filipino-American professional basketball player who last played for the Philippine Basketball Association's NorthPort Batang Pier. In the 2013 PBA draft, he was chosen first overall by Barangay Ginebra. Because of his apparent bulk and height, sports commentators and writers refer to him as GregZilla.
Born: May 19, 1988, Cleveland, Ohio
Edward Joseph EJ Feihl is a Filipino retired professional basketball player of German Filipino descent. Ginebra San Miguel drafted Feihl in 1995 and he spent two seasons with the team. Feihl left in 1997 after a contentious contract extension discussion. He then briefly played in the Philippine Basketball League for the AMA Cybertigers.
Born: March 27, 1970, Santa Barbara
Career start: 1994
Career end: 2007
Kai Zachary Perlado Sotto is a Filipino basketball player who last played for the Adelaide 36ers in the Australian National Basketball League. His father is a former professional basketball player and Philippine Basketball Association assistant coach (PBA). Wikipedia
Born: May 11, 2002
High school: Ateneo de Manila; (Quezon City, Philippines)