MANILA, Philippines - Eighty-seven aspirants from the original list of 95 applicants are left in the final draft pool to be presented to 12 PBA teams during the 2014 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft set Sunday at the Robinson’s Place Manila.
Eight hopefuls were cut as they either withdrew or didn’t show up in the Gatorade Rookie Draft Combine Monday and Tuesday at the Gatorade Hoops Center in Mandaluyong, leaving a draft pool deep in backcourt talents but lacking in frontline operators.
Globalport has long made known it is making former Penn State guard Stanley Pringle as the top pick, only the third backcourt player in 10 years to be made the No. 1 draft selection after Gabe Norwood in 2008 and JV Casio in 2011.
Other backcourt players Kevin Alas, Matt Ganuelas and Chris Banchero are expected to go high in the draft....
MANILA, Philippines – Some of the rookie hopefuls for the upcoming PBA Draft expressed their support for Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, who is joining the draft even if he is already serving as the coach of Team KIA.
Former Letran star Kevin Alas and former San Beda players Rome dela Rosa and Kyle Pascual on Wednesday said Pacquiao -- just like them -- was only chasing his dream of playing in the league.
"He's just chasing his dream, parang ako, I'm just chasing my dream," said Alas during an interview on ANC's "Hardball" Wednesday night. "So you can't blame him, kasi pangarap niya is to play in the PBA."...
MANILA, Philippines – Boxing superstar and aspiring PBA player Manny Pacquiao admitted that there is a possibility that he might bet picked by a team other than his KIA Motors Kamao at the 2014 PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday.
KIA will be picking 11th overall in the draft process. This means that the other teams will get the chance to secure the Filipino champ before the Kamaos take their turn.
“Yes, hindi imposible,” Pacquiao told Spin.ph’s Neil Bravo in an interview....
Honoring the players, the coach and the man who made the 39th season of the Philippine Basketball Association a season for the annals, the PBA Press Corps gave out their hardware Thursday evening at the Richmond Hotel in Eastwood.
As the coach of the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers, the fourth team to win the Grand Slam, Tim Cone was the consensus Baby Dalupan Coach of the Year....
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....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||5||5||0.500||6th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||3||7||0.300||8th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||15||8||0.652||3rd|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||7||0.364||8th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||12||12||0.500||Runner-up|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||8||9||0.471||6th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||9||6||0.600||3rd|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||8||6||0.571||3rd|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||9||7||0.562||6th|
|2010-2011 Governors' Cup||8||5||0.615||4th|