MANILA, Philippines – A week since its playoff exit, GlobalPort began its early off-season buildup after acquiring shooting guard Joseph Yeo from Barako Bull in exchange for the Batang Pier's 2016 first round draft pick.
The entry of the acrobatic Yeo gives the Batang Pier a reliable scoring punch for a franchise that is looking for a strong veteran leader.
"Yes, Yeo for our first round pick. No other players involved," GlobalPort team manager Bonnie Tan confirmed to Philstar.com on Friday after emerging from a meeting with Barako Bull.
The trade papers are now awaiting the approval of PBA commissioner Chito Salud....
Pringle, who was played for Penn State in his last two years in college before turning pro, commended the level of competition in the league.
“As far as the PBA is concerned, it’s better than I thought,” said the top pick in the 2014 PBA Rookie Draft. “It has good competition and I’m just glad GlobalPort drafted me and I got to play for this team.”...
Hapee Toothpaste fell short in its bid of winning a back-to-back championship in the PBA D-League, but Lamoiyan Corporation CEO and president Dr. Cecilio Pedro won’t be discouraged from joining the PBA ranks next season.
That dream, Pedro stressed, stays on.
“The letter of intent is already done and we are going to submit it in to the PBA office as soon as possible,” said Pedro....
After PBA stint, Palestine national team hopeful Omar Krayem looking forward to playing Gilas in FIBA Asia
Though they fell short of that goal, ending Krayem’s first stint as an import in the PBA, it might not be long before Filipino fans get to see the Palestinian guard take the floor again – this time with different stakes.
Krayem could be part of the Palestinian national men’s basketball team, which is set to see action in the FIBA Asia Championship for the very first time. The team qualified for the continental tournament, with an Olympic berth as well as national pride at stake, after it finished third behind Lebanon and Jordan in the WABA tournament....
Sophomore super scorer Terrence Romeo and rookie Stanley Pringle are considered by some league observers as the best backcourt in the PBA this season, with the two landing top spots in the statistics tally.
Simon shares a similar opinion, but the Hotshots had their pride at stake in the game after their early exits in the first two conferences following their Grand Slam championship last year....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||7||6||0.538||5th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||4||7||0.364||9th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||5||7||0.417||8th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||1||8||0.111||10th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||1||8||0.111||10th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||5||10||0.333||7th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||6||0.400||5th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||2||12||0.143||10th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||1||13||0.071||10th|