Updated: Nov 6, 2022
"BIG GAME" JAMES YAP
2004 PBA DRAFT
RD 1 | 2ND OVERALL - PUREFOODS
UE RED WARRIORS
2004 - PRESENT
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER | 2 - 2006, 2010
BEST PLAYER OF THE CONFERENCE | 1 - 2009-10 PHLCUP
MYTHICAL FIVE | 3 - 2006, 2010, 2012
MYTHICAL TEN | 1 - 2011
FINALS MVP | 4 - 2009-10 PHLCUP, 2012 COMCUP, 2014 COMCUP, 2014 GOVCUP
CHAMPIONSHIPS | 7 (GRAND SLAM: 2013-14)
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR | NONE
ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM | NONE
ALL-STAR MVP | 1 - 2012
SCORING CHAMPION | 1 - 2009
Shell could have drafted James Yap as the top pick of the 2004 PBA Draft. However, Purefoods was deadset to pick the former UE Red Warrior. The two teams basically traded Yap's rights - alongside former MBA MVP Eddie Laure and the rights to the pick seventh for Billy Mamaril.
Shell would select Rich Alvarez as the top pick and Purefoods would use the seventh pick to select Yap's former Welcoat teammate and Kai's dad Ervin Sotto.
NOTE: This is still an active player. These numbers are good as of September 23, 2022.
SOURCES: This is not official. Information credit comes from the following sources: PBA, The PBA Hardcourt Annual, the defunct PBA Online website, the Real GM website, Philippine Basketball Reference, PBA Archives, PBA Records and Oddities, Edmon 1974, and Wikipedia.