2013-2014 Governors' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: H. Walker (21.40)
RPG: H. Walker (8.93)
APG: H. Walker (5.60)
SPG: H. Walker (0.93)
BPG: C. Baguio (0.73)

June 28, 2014 5:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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AA 25 52 77 94
ROS 29 55 80 97
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First round picks Ryan Buenafe, Alex Nuyles left unprotected for PBA dispersal draft

July 13, 2014

Only one year ago, first round picks Ryan Buenafe of Alaska and Rain or Shine’s Alex Nuyles were looking ahead to bright futures with the teams that selected them in the 2013 PBA Draft.

Buenafe and Nuyles were selected eighth and ninth overall in last year’s draft, going ahead of rookies like San Mig Coffee’s Justin Melton and Nuyles’ teammate Jeric Teng.

But now, the two are among the list of the players left unprotected for the upcoming dispersal draft for expansion teams Blackwater Sports and Kia Motors, according to sources from within their respective teams.

The former Ateneo Blue Eagles star Buenafe was a surprise selection at the eighth spot last year. Then-Alaska coach Luigi Trillo had high hopes for the rookie, whose smarts seemed like a good fit at the time.
“He has a high basketball IQ and he’s a winner and wherever he’s gone, he’s won,” Trillo said after the draft.
But he was used sparingly this season, appearing in a mere nine games.
He only saw the court twice for current Alaska coach Alex Compton, including a nine-minute stint in the Aces’ historic 51-point loss to Rain or Shine.
Nuyles, meanwhile, showed some promise early in his career, even posting a breakout game against GlobalPort in the Philippine Cup with a 16-point, four-rebound, 2-steal effort.
The former Adamson Falcon averaged over 10 minutes a game in 48 appearances for the Elasto Painters this year.
Rain or Shine, however, had some tough decisions to make as they boasted one of the deepest rotations in the league.
Nuyles competes for minutes against Gilas regulars Jeff Chan and Gabe Norwood as well as swingmen Ryan Arana, Jireh Ibanes and fellow rookie Teng....

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Manny Pacquiao reveals he will be in the PBA Draft in August

July 12, 2014

Expansion team Kia Kamao coach Manny Pacquiao disclosed on Friday that he will be among the picks in the PBA Draft in August.

Pacquiao made the PBA Draft revelation in General Santos City shortly after two communist guerilla fighters surrendered to him in his capacity as the lone Representative in Congress of the province of Sarangani.

At 34 years old, Pacquiao would be the oldest draft pick this year and ever....

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NLEX eyes Abueva, other former players

July 09, 2014

Calvin Abueva. RODEL ROTONIMANILA, Philippines — Hoping to rise quickly in the pro league, NLEX tries to assemble the core of the Air21 franchise along with its stars from the amateur ranks when it debuts in the 40th PBA season in October.

“We have to be very, very competitive in two years,” NLEX team representative Allan Gregorio said during Tuesday’s PSA Forum at Shakey’s Malate.

“We’re a very proud franchise with six championships in seven conferences [in the PBA D-League]. We don’t want to go to the PBA to be beaten black and blue. NLEX doesn’t want to get weaker, but stronger.”...

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Pacquiao to join PBA Draft

July 09, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has signified his intention to join the PBA Draft this August.

This is on top of already being head coach for Kia Motors, one of the new franchises set to join the country’s premier professional basketball league.

Pacquiao made the declaration during the opening of the PLDT-ABAP National Open Championship in Digos City, wherein the fighting congressman was the keynote speaker and guest of honor....

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2 crack Fil-Ams set to join PBA

July 08, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — Talented Filipino-American point guards Stanley Pringle and Chris Banchero beat the deadline for foreign applicants with Filipino roots in the PBA Draft and loom as the top choices for the No. 1 pick when the league chooses its new set of rookies on Aug. 19.

After seeing action with different teams in the Asean Basketball League, Pringle and Banchero now seek to take their acts to the PBA and both looked worthy of being tabbed first overall by the Globalport Batang Pier.

Pringle, the former Penn State standout, and Banchero, the ex-Seattle Pacific University starter, have the most glowing credentials among a handful of aspirants as registration for players with foreign blood closes Monday....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 8 7 0.533 4th
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 7 5 0.583 6th
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 7 10 0.412 8th
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 5 6 0.455 7th
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 18 4 0.818 Champions
2012-2013 Philippine Cup 12 10 0.545 4th
2011-2012 Governors' Cup 2 7 0.222 9th
2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup 6 6 0.500 5th
2011-2012 Philippine Cup 3 11 0.214 9th
2010-2011 Governors' Cup 8 5 0.615 3rd