Raphael Jalnaiz from Cagayan de Oro City, son of former boxing Olympian Roberto Jalnaiz, is hoping to play professional basketball soon in the country once he finishes his studies at Greenville University in Illinois, USA where he is a member of the men’s basketball team.
Jalnaiz was quoted in an article by Henry Johnson at Greenville University Papyrus in the link below.
The 5-9 Jalnaiz plays the point guard position and is currently averaging 12.1 points and 2.7 assists and shooting 93.8% from the line in 14 games with the Panthers since transferring from Los Angeles Harbor College. Check out his current stats below with the Greenville University Panthers.
In a recent game against Spalding, Jalnaiz scored 19 points, grabbed 2 rebounds, issued 5 assists, had 6 steals and a block in just 19 minutes.
Check out some of his college highlights HERE.
Photo below shows the Jalnaiz family during Raphael’s last game with LA Harbor College last year prior to his transfer to Greenville.
Check out some of his action photos below courtesy of Darrin Stewart.
His father, Roberto “Bobby” Jalnaiz represented the Philippines both in the 1988 Seoul and 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He retired from amateur boxing after losing to Cuba’s Joel Casamayor during the 1992 Olympics. He became a boxing trainer and talent scout and served as boxing project director in Cagayan de Oro City before migrating to the United States in 2012.