Dondon Ampalayo
Cresencio "Dondon" Ampalayo (born on April 18, 1963 in Cebu City
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, Philippines
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), is a retired Filipino
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 professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association
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. He won the PBA Rookie of the Year in 1986 while suiting up for Ginebra San Miguel. He is now living in the US with his wife Anne Pasco Ampalayo and sons: Aldreen Pasco Ampalayo and Zachary Pasco Ampalayo.

Known for his nifty pivot moves underneath the basket as well as clutch three-point shooting, Ampalayo was one of the more popular players from the Ginebra team, where he won three championships in 1986, 1988 and 1991. A series of cruel injuries to his knees would rob him of his prime years and stalled his promising career. He would briefly suit up with Alaska Milk after his recovery before leaving the game for good.

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