Sunday, September 9, 2007
Don Don Ampalayo
A true-blue Cebuano, Dondon Ampalayo was a player way ahead of his time. At 6-3, Dondon was a deadshot from the three-point range and a turnaround shot artist - a deadly combination that endeared him to basketball fans.
Dondon came in board the PABL back in 1985 and suited up for ESQ Marketing. His friendly disposition and winsome smile masked his intensity inside the court.
He left the PABL after one year, but his popularity even soared when he joined the never-say-die Ginebra team in the PBA.
Like a meteor, Dondon was like a flash of light in the PABL, but he has left enough memories for basketball fans to cherish for years to come.