MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner Chito Salud promised to hold out-of-town games in the league’s 40th season to bring the games closer to the fans.
In the past season, the PBA concentrated on helping the Philippine national basketball team prepare for the FIBA Asia Championship, where Gilas Pilipinas finished second.
“Ang maibabalita ko lamang na maaasahan ng ating fans ay babalik at makikita na muli kami sa probinsya,” Salud said in Eddie Alinea’s Philboxing report.
“We know we’d been remiss in giving our provincial fans games they were expecting, but we’ll make up for that,” he added....
MANILA, Philippines – Even without boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, who is bidding to add playing-coach to his resume, Pacquiao still managed to stir media frenzy in the PBA Draft Combine as the spotlight turned to his cousin during the final day of the camp on Tuesday at the Gatorade Hoops Gym.
A virtual unknown leading to the days of the two-day PBA Draft Combine, which showcased the league’s rookie hopefuls, Rene Pacquiao caught everybody’s attention not only with his surname but also with his lone basket during his 1-of-4 outing in almost 14 minutes of play.
He missed his first three shots including two attempts from beyond the arc but compensated for it on the defensive end with two rebounds and aggressiveness to play defense. He was having a terrible offensive game until late in the scrimmage....
MANILA, Philippines - Jonathan Belorio, the former skipper of the Letran Knights, has joined a slew of local aces and top Fil-foreign players in the 2014 PBA Rookie Draft where he hopes to be picked high when the event is held Sunday at Robinsons Ermita in Manila.
Measured at 6’3, the high-leaping Belorio was a member of the 2012 Letran squad, which battled San Beda in the finals alongside fellow draft applicant Kevin Alas and Rain or Shine’s Raymond Almazan.
Alhtough the Knights fell short of their title bid, Belorio made good impression as a versatile big man who can score from inside and out and can easily play the No. 3 and 4 spots, a rare skill that would serve him well in the pro league....
MANILA, Philippines – Former Letran star and rookie hopeful Kevin Alas believes his experience playing as a Gilas Pilipinas cadet is a great advantage for him as he prepares for the 2014 PBA Rookie Draft.
Alas, who was one of the last players to file his application for the draft, admits that his participation in the Gilas program was one of the factors that he considered.
"'Yung programa ng Gilas, tuloy-tuloy 'yan," said Alas, who was part of the Gilas team that won the bronze medal in the 2014 FIBA Asia Cup last month. "Pag hindi ako nagpa-draft, tuloy-tuloy pa rin 'yung programa, part pa rin ako."...
MANILA, Philippines – Former ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) import Stanley Pringle, Gilas cadet Matt Rosser and Cebuano ace Brian Heruela stood out on Day 2 of the 2014 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine on Tuesday at the Gatorade Hoops Center.
Pringle, who last played for the Indonesia Warriors, tallied the fastest time in the 3/4 court sprint, registering 3.06 seconds. This was followed by Heruela, who recorded 3.09 seconds.
“It’s an honor to be considered one of the top prospects in the Draft. I just wanted to come out and do all the skills tests here in the Combine,” Pringle, who is expected to become the top overall pick, said in the PBA website....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||3||7||0.300||8th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||2||7||0.222||9th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||5||11||0.312||6th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||6||0.400||6th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||5||9||0.357||9th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||4||10||0.286||9th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||4||6||0.400||8th|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||8||9||0.471||4th|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||6||9||0.400||8th|
|2010-2011 Governors' Cup||0||8||0.000||9th|