Even if Fil-American Stanley Pringle feels he is worth more than the first year contract of P150,000 a month for a PBA rookie, a team that drafts him in August will not be allowed to offer more than that amount under existing league rules.
Pringle, a talented point guard whose star shined when he played for the Indonesia Warriors last year in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL), loomed as a strong choice for No. 1 overall pick after he entered his name in the draft.
But initial contact made by Globalport, which owns the first pick, to Pringle’s management team immediately showed that their objectives are worlds apart, especially in the matter of compensation.
Globalport is forced to stick to league limitations while Pringle’s team wants the 6-foot-1 player to receive nearly the same salary he got when he played for the Indonesian team....
MANILA, Philippines - The citizenship documents of 15 Fil-foreign applicants to the coming PBA draft are now under scrutiny within the contestability period from July 14 to Aug. 12 and those cleared for eligibility will be in the final list of approved candidates to be released on Aug. 20.
The draft for the 40th season is scheduled on Aug. 24 at Robinsons Manila. Fil-foreigners are required to submit a Bureau of Immigration certification and Department of Justice affirmation of their Filipino citizenship for eligibility as draft candidates. Fil-foreign applicants should’ve turned in their documents by last July 8, the deadline set by the PBA. The list of prospective Fil-foreign draft candidates was circulated to PBA teams last July 11.
Consensus No. 1 overall pick Stanley Pringle, a Fil-Am from Penn State, has complied with the document requirements, it was confirmed by a PBA source recently. Another requirement for a Fil-foreigner is he must have played in at least two PBA D-League conferences before gaining eligibility for the draft. The exception is if the Fil-foreigner is 27 or over or if he has played for the Philippine men’s senior national team....
Filipino-American guards Stanley Pringle and Chris Banchero lead the lineup of foreign-born aspirants for this year's PBA draft.
The two men, who both began their Asian professional basketball careers in the ASEAN Basketball League, figure to be among the top picks in the annual event.
The 27-year-old Pringle was a star for two seasons for the Indonesia Warriors, which was coached by current San Miguel Beer team consultant Todd Purves. Pringle won finals Most Valuable Player honors in 2012 after leading the Warriors to an upset of the ABL edition of the Beermen featuring Banchero....
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....
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....
|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|