John Arigo
John Hartley Ward Arigo (born December 10, 1978), in Charleston, South Carolina, is a Filipino-American  former professional basketball
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 player for three teams in the Philippine Basketball Association
Philippine Basketball Association
The Philippine Basketball Association , is a men's professional basketball league in the Philippines composed of 10 company-branded franchised teams. It is the first and oldest professional basketball league in Asia and the second oldest in the world after the NBA...

. He was drafted 5th overall by the Alaska Aces in January of 2001 while in his senior year of playing NCAA Division II basketball for the University of North Florida. Prior to his stint with the UNF Ospreys in 2000, he played three collegiate years for the University of Tampa Spartans from 1997-2000. His pro career began with the Alaska Aces from 2001-2004, where in 2003 he won his only PBA championship. He was then traded to the Coca-Cola Tigers
Coca-Cola Tigers
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 and emerged as the team captain and leading scorer for almost five seasons from 2004 to February, 2009. However, during his tenure with the Tigers, he had a couple of sidelined seasons due to injuries, management and coaching changes. Lastly, he was dealt to the Barako Bull Energy Boosters during the start of the 2009 PBA Fiesta Conference
2009 PBA Fiesta Conference
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which after contract issues, finally ended in retirement in August of 2009 after just one season with the team. During the span of his nine-year professional career he was a four-time PBA All-Star, selected for the PBA's Mythical Team in 2003, and was chosen to represent the country's National Team "Pilipinas" in Taipei, Taiwan in 2006. He was a career long endorser and spokesperson for Nike through contracts with Nike Philippines Inc., and after retiring was invited on an athlete's visit to the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. He currently resides at his home in Jacksonville, Florida, and is undertaking graduate studies at the University of North Florida.
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