#5 - Alex "The CrunchMan" Cabagnot
Alexander Cabagnot Jr. (born December 8, 1982) is a Filipino professional basketball player for the San Miguel Beermen. He plays the point guard position. Alex once had a rivalry with Mark Caguioa for the Eagle Rock High School scoring record. He is also part of the coaching staff of the UP Fighting Maroons men's basketball team in the UAAP.
He was drafted by the Sta. Lucia Realtors, but after playing 2 seasons he was dealt to the Coca-Cola Tigers along with the aging Kenneth Duremdes and Ricky Calimag in exchange for Denok Miranda, Manny Ramos and Coca-Cola's 2007 second round draft pick.
Cabagnot led all rookies during his rookie year in scoring (10.3 points per game), assists (4.7), steals (1.1) and minutes played (28.1). He was third in the league in the assist-to-turnover ratio (2.5) behind Jimmy Alapag and Johnny Abarrientos. The 6-0 southpaw is one of the prolific guards in his generation.
On January 5, 2010, he was traded to the Burger King Whoppers along with Wesley Gonzales, for Gary David and Chico Lanete. He played for several games with Burger King, finishing at the 8th spot of the 2009-10 PBA Philippine Cup. During the off-season of the 2009-2010 Fiesta Conference, he was traded to the San Miguel Beermen, for Mike Cortez.