The "Mighty Mouse" also known as "The Captain" Jimmy Alapag joins Staying MAJOR for episode 8. In this episode, host Eric Menk asks Jimmy about his upbringing in southern California. From a 4'9" 100lb. 9th grader, Jimmy worked relentlessly to gain a college basketball scholarship to play at Cal-State Bernardino. There he led their team to the Elite 8 as a junior and was named All-West Region as a senior. Jimmy then enlightens his fans with an inside look at his PBA career at Talk-N-Text. To close the episode, Jimmy takes Twitter questions from Staying MAJOR's listeners.
Despite his small stature, Jimmy overcame the odds to have had one of the most memorable careers in modern PBA history. After leading the Talk-N-Text franchise to 6 PBA titles (5 All-Filipino titles), being named Rookie of the Year, League MVP, Finals MVP & a member of the PBA's 40 Greatest Players, Jimmy became a national hero with his play while representing the Philippines in international competition. His 3-point shot late in the semi-finals of FIBA-Asia against S. Korea helped book the Philippines a spot in the 2014 World Cup of Basketball. There, he captained the team and poured in 18 points to help the Philippines secure their first win on the global stage in 40 years! Jimmy recently broke the PBA's all-time 3-point record, while playing his last year for the Meralco Bolts. Now retired from playing, Alapag serves as an assistant coach for the Meralco Bolts and the Gilas program, which represents the Philippines in international basketball competitions. Jimmy also serves on the FIBA Players Commission, serving as an ambassador for basketball in Asia. You can follow him on the following social media handles:
Twitter & Instagram: @jalapag3