185 lb (84 kg)
| 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
| December 7, 1986 (age 29)
Quezon City, Philippines (1986-12-07) |
Siena College of Quezon City
University of Santo Tomas
Small forward, Shooting guard
Sean Anthony, Billy Mamaril, James Forrester, Allein Maliksi, Chris Lutz
University of Santo Tomas
Dylan Ababou Wikipedia
Dylan Simon Rosales Ababou (born December 7, 1986) is a Filipino professional basketball player for the Phoenix Fuel Masters of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He was drafted 10th overall in 2011 by the Energy. He was one of the key players of the UST Growling Tigers who won the UAAP title in 2006. He was also named the 2009 UAAP Season MVP. He also played for the Philippines men's national basketball team.
Dylan Ababou was born in Leyte to parents Rachid Ababou and Rosemarie Rosales. He was raised by his grandmother and started playing basketball when he was 8 years old.
Ababou played for the UST Growling Tigers Men's Senior Basketball team in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines from 2005 to 2009. In 2006, he was one of the members of Growling Tigers who won the title against the heavily favored Ateneo Blue Eagles 2-1. In 2009. He also won the Sixth Man of the Year award for that season. Ababou was crowned the Season MVP on his final year with the Tigers.
Immediately after his collegiate career with the Tigers ended, Ababou was called to join the Smart Gilas Philippine national team together with the likes of Chris Tiu, JVee Casio, Mac Baracael and Mark Barroca, players whom he faced during his college career. However, his tenure with Smart Gilas did not go well as he had limited playing time with the team. Also, the arrival of Marcio Lassiter and Chris Lutz to Smart Gilas did not bode well with Ababou as his playing time grew even more limited.
In the 2011 PBA Draft, he was drafted 10th overall by the Energy. In his first game with the Energy he scored 20 points on 8-13 FG as he led the Energy to a victory against the Barangay Ginebra Kings 88-75. Ababou became a key player for the Energy since then and has been in the starting lineup. The Energy made the quarterfinals but were knocked off by the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters who had a twice-to-beat advantage. At the end of the conference, Ababou averaged 11.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, on 41% field goal shooting and 36% 3 point shooting.
Ababou was traded from the Energy to the Barangay Ginebra Kings alongside Kerby Raymundo from the Llamados. The Llamados got J.C. Intal from the Kings while the Energy got Ronald Tubid and Reil Cervantes from the Kings.
In March 2015, Ababou and Forrester was traded for the 1st draft pick in Barako Bull Energy from Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in leadership of their New Head Coach Frankie Lim.
On October 8, 2015, the PBA office approved the trade that sends Dylan Ababou to the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters for a second round pick of 2016.
On November 14, 2016, Ababou was traded by the TNT KaTropa to the Blackwater Elite for Frank Golla.
Correct as of October 2, 2016