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Sam Marata

Sam Marata

Filipino basketball player
Sam Marata
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Filipino basketball player
Is Athlete Basketball player
From Philippines
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 28 June 1991, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Age: 29 years
Star sign CancerCancer
Stats
Height: 74 in
Education
De La Salle University
University of the Philippines
Sports Teams
San Miguel Beermen
The details

Biography

Samuel Joseph Marata (born June 28, 1991) is a Filipino professional basketball player. He last played for the Pilipinas MX3 Kings of the ASEAN Basketball League. He was selected 25th overall in the 2013 PBA draft by the Petron Blaze Boosters.

College / amateur career

Marata initially attended at Reedley International School, but later on, he transferred to University of the Philippines Integrated School (UPIS), where he became a standout and was awarded as the UAAP Season 70 Juniors MVP. After his high school career ended, he was recruited by DLSU but had to sit out for a year owing to UAAP's residency rules for student-athlete transferring from one UAAP member school to another. After serving his one-year residency, he made the Green Archers' line up for UAAP Season 72. He had his most fruitful outing as a Green Archer during his sophomore year, he averaged 7.3 points, 1.4 assists, and 25% shooting percentage from the three-point area in 16 minutes of play, while establishing himself as a reliable outside shooter. His numbers, however, saw a dip the following year. In UAAP Season 74, he averaged just five points and a 15% outside shooting clip in 17 minutes of play. He failed to make the team's line up for Season 75, citing academic problems. He decided to leave La Salle and returned to his high school alma mater at UP. After fulfilling his residency requirements, he made it to the Fighting Maroons' lineup for Season 76.

While in college, he played for the Blackwater Sports in the PBA Developmental League.

Professional career

Petron Blaze Boosters/San Miguel Beermen (2013–2014)

Marata was taken 25th overall in the third round by Petron Blaze Bosters during the 2013 PBA draft.

Pacquiao Powervit Pilipinas Aguilas / Pilipinas MX3 Kings (2015–2016)

In October 2015, Marata, along with 17 other players, were signed by the Pacquiao Powervit Pilipinas Aguilas (now the Pilipinas MX3 Kings) of the ABL to play for the team for the 2015-16 season.

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http://pba.inquirer.net/33331/complete-2013-pba-draft-results
http://www.pinoyexchange.com/forums/content.php?r=522-Tata-Marata-Finds-A-Way-Back-Home
http://thelasallian.com/2012/07/22/going-back-home-a-story-of-two-archers/
http://www.spin.ph/sports/basketball/news/ex-juniors-mvp-marata-leaves-archers-to-seek-fresh-start-with-maroons
http://www.rappler.com/sports/university/uaap/32472-uaap-season-76-preview-up-fighting-maroons
http://www.interaksyon.com/interaktv/d-league-dub-unlimited-debuts-vs-blackwater-cobra-big-chill-battle
http://www.interaksyon.com/interaktv/2013-pba-draft-results
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