Florendo Ritualo, Jr.
better known as Renren Ritualo
(born June 14, 1979 in Manila
) is a Filipino professional basketball
player in the Philippine Basketball Association
for the Meralco Bolts
. Nicknamed Ren-Ren
and The Rainman
, Ritualo was also a one-time member of the Philippine national basketball team
, and is the son of former PBA
player Florendo Ritualo and Maria Yasoña de Ramos of Lumban, Laguna.
Philippine Basketball League
During his UAAP
stint, Ritualo signed up with Tanduay in the Philippine Basketball League
in 1998 in a limited role for the team as the Centennial Rhum Masters took a runner-up finish in the 2nd Yakult PBL Centennial Cup tournament. After Tanduay left the PBL, Ritualo was the key player for Tanduay's Colt 45 team in the 1999 PBL Challenge Cup, when the team placed third in the tournament.
After Colt45 decided to leave the league, Ritualo joined Welcoat Paints
in late-1999. Ritualo led Welcoat to three PBL titles from 1999-2001 before jumping to the PBA.
In 2003, Ritualo was named as one of PBL's Greatest Players of All-time.
- PBL Mythical Five
- PBL Most Valuable Player
- PBL Champion (1999, 2000, 2001)
- Member of the PBL's 20 Greatest Players
Philippine Basketball Association
Ritualo was selected as the eight overall pick in the 2002 PBA Draft by expansion team FedEx Express
. But before Ritualo was set to join FedEx, he was part of the RP National Training Pool for the... Read More