Chief executive officer Jean Henri Lhuillier told InterAKTV that the company is mulling a long-term partnership with the league. He said that Cebuana is already thinking about becoming the title sponsor anew for the season-ending Governors’ Cup.
Despite Cebuana’s interest in the league., Lhuillier putting together a team to join the PBA.
“We have no plans of joining the PBA. Instead of putting all our eggs in one basket, we would rather put it in several others,” said Lhuillier....
Player agent Caloy Allado said yesterday the Charlotte Bobcats’ 2009 second round draft pick Robert Vaden is available to play in the PBA Governors Cup and at least two teams are interested to look him over.
“The benchmark for the Governors Cup has to be Tony Mitchell,” said Allado. “Coaches scouting for imports have Mitchell in mind. There’s no doubt he’s an NBA-type player. You give him the license to shoot, he’ll shoot. But you notice he doesn’t like contact, he complains about the physicality of the game and wants referees to make calls. Still, I think he’s a complete player – he shoots the three, drives, posts up. He can do it all.”
Vaden brings a different dimension on the floor as he’s a flat-out shooter. In two years with Indiana University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he shot .382 from the three-point arc and .808 from the line over 127 games. When he played for Tulsa in the NBA D-League, Vaden hit .392 from triple range and .714 from the stripe. In his resume, Vaden is listed at 6-5, the limit for imports in the Governors Cup so it’s likely he’s about an inch shorter....
MANILA, Philippines – After getting the boot in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Petron Blaze is already boosting its stock for the season-ending Governor’s Cup.
Reportedly being eyed by the Blaze squad is former Best Import Arizona Reid, the 2007 US NCAA Big South Conference Player of the Year.
Solar Sports’ Snow Badua reported that Reid was instrumental to Rain or Shine’s semifinals finish in the 2011 Governor’s Cup....
With the PBA selection facing a nine-point deficit late in the game, Rain or Shine Elasto Painter Paul Lee unleashed a vintage 'Lethal Weapon' performance to carry his team to a 80-71 win over the Shanghai Sharks, Tuesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, as part of the Philippines-China Friendship games.
In the games final three minutes, Lee scored seven points, got two steals, and dished out an assist to turn the tide for the PBA selection, which was struggling in the second half.
Beau Belga was named the Best Player of the Game as he scored 16 points and and nine rebounds on 4-of-8 shooting. He also added an array of ball fakes that baffled the unsuspecting Sharks....
MANILA, Philippines - A PBA Selection team and the Shanghai Sharks will face off tonight at the close of the Philippine-China Games at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
Franz Pumaren of Air21 was tasked to coach the All-Star squad of the country’s play-for-pay league and will have players like Arwind Santos, Alex Cabagnot and Marcio Lassiter of Petron Blaze and Rain or Shine’s Paul Lee spearheading the squad.
The other members of the PBA-spiced team are Rain or Shine’s Beau Belga and Chris Tiu, the newly crowned PBA All-Stars three-point king in Digos, Davao del Sur just this weekend, Air21’s Nino Canaleta and Mike Cortez, Globalport’s Willie Miller and Meralco’s JR Reyes and Cliff Hodge....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||8||8||0.500||6th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||6||9||0.400||7th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||6||8||0.429||5th|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||3||6||0.333||9th|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||14||9||0.609||3rd|
|2010-2011 Governors' Cup||12||8||0.600||Champions|
|2010-2011 Commissioners' Cup||2||7||0.222||9th|
|2010-2011 Philippine Cup||18||9||0.667||Runner-up|
|2009-2010 Fiesta Conference||20||11||0.645||Runner-up|
|2009-2010 Philippine Cup||16||9||0.640||3rd|