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Mark Anthony Caguioa (born November 19, 1979) is a Filipino basketball player for the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Known as The Spark and as MC47 from his initials and his jersey number, he is also half of "The Fast and The Furious", along with his backcourt partner, Jayjay Helterbrand.

Caguioa was born and raised in the Philippines and spent his adolescent years in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California. He played collegiate basketball at Glendale Community College. He was named to the First Team All-Western State Conference after the 1999–2000 season.

In 2001, Caguioa was drafted by the Barangay Ginebra Kings as the third overall pick.Expectations were not high as Caguioa started as a role player and backup for superstar Vergel Meneses. However, after showing strong performances and helping to lead the Kings to the 2001 All-Filipino Cup Finals, he became very popular. With his crossovers, drives to the basket, and penchant for making clutch plays, Caguioa earned the respect and admiration of the Filipino basketball fans. His exciting brand of play earned him the moniker "The Spark." At the end of his first season, Caguioa was the third Ginebra player, after Dondon Ampalayo in 1986 and Marlou Aquino in 1996, to win the Rookie of the Year award. For the 2011–2012 season, he won the Most Valuable Player award.

 

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