James Yap

Filipino Basketball Player
Born Feb 15, 1982

James Carlos A. Yap, Sr. is a Filipino professional basketball player for the B-Meg Llamados in the Philippine Basketball Association. Yap enjoyed a successful high school basketball career at Bacolod Tay Tung High School and then at Iloilo Central Commercial High School, where he sparked his team to three consecutive Iloilo PRISAA titles. He then went on to play at the collegiate level for the UE Red Warriors and helped the team to the Final Four in 2002 after years of absence.… Read More

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  • 13 Foreigners Charged With Polluting Sarangani Bay
    Inquirer Business - Jul 18, 2012
  • Bowles, Yap Lead Llamados To 82 66 Drubbing Of Tropang Texters
    Inquirer Technology - May 02, 2012
  • Picking An Assessment
    Education Week - Mar 27, 2012
  • Expand And Contract
    Education Week - Feb 28, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of James Yap.


1982 Birth Born on February 15, 1982.


Yap also played in the Philippine Basketball League from 2001 to 2004.


2002 - 2003 2 More Events
He decided to declare his eligibility for the PBA Draft, and was selected the 2nd overall pick in the 2004 PBA draft by the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants. … Read More
2005 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In the 2005–06 season, Yap received more playing time and began to show more of his abilities as a talented young guard.
2006 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Yap played in 41 games during the 2006–07 season. … Read More
On June 1, 2007, Yap scored a career-high 41 points in a 109–97 win over the Welcoat Paints, leading Purefoods to a spot in the wildcard phase of the 2007 PBA Fiesta Conference playoffs. … Read More
2008 26 Years Old The 2008–2009 season saw the team playing a total of only 37 games, their lowest in the James Yap-era while failing to advance to the semifinal round of the two conferences played for the season, the Philippine Cup and the Fiesta Conference. … Read More
During the 2009 PBA All-Star Weekend at the Araneta Coliseum, Yap scored 21 points to defeat San Miguel Beermen guard Dondon Hontiveros and Burger King Whoppers guard Gary David in the Three-Point Shootout contest. … Read More
With Yap's contract expiring in September 2010, B-Meg offered him a three-year deal with an option for the player to extend it for another two years once the second season of the new deal ended.
2011 29 Years Old 1 More Event
…  On March 13, 2011, Yap injured his calf in a 91–97 loss against the Alaska Aces.


In April, Yap was named as the starting guard for the Veterans teams for the 2012 All Star Game. … Read More
2013 31 Years Old …  This championship completed a rare four-peat for the Mixers, as they also won the 2013 PBA Governor's Cup. With such achievement, the Yap-Pingris-Simon trio broke the record for most championships in franchise history with 7, surpassing Alvin Patrimonio's previous record of 6. With the championship in the 2013-14 Governor's Cup, San Mig Coffee recorded the first back-to-back Governor's Cup crowns in 14 years, the first four-peat in 17 years and of course the elusive and rare Grand Slam in 18 years.
In the 2014 Commissioner's Cup, Yap and the San Mig Super Coffee team started like a house on fire by winning their first 3 games. … Read More
2016 34 Years Old Yap is currently in a relationship with Italian banker Michela Cazzola, with whom he has a son, Michael James, who is his third child and was born on August 8, 2016 in Manila. They had met in late 2011 but didn't start dating until August 2012 when they went to Italy together. … Read More
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