Top picks Stanley Pringle of GlobalPort, Kevin Alas of Rain or Shine and Ronald Pascual of San Miguel Beer and Matt Ganuelas Rosser all expressed their readiness to embark on their new journey as part of the big boys of the PBA.
“Definitely, they can expect me to play hard, giving my all every night and never give up,” Pringle told InterAksyon.com in an exclusive interview.
The 6’1″ guard, who played in Europe before bringing his act to the ASEAN Basketball League, is also flattered with the comparisons to him and Talk ‘N Text star Jayson Castro.
“He’s a great player and just to be compared with him is very flattering. He’s very fast,” Pringle added....
According to chair Pato, the PBA is seriously considering staging next season’s opening at the brand-new P9 billion Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.
“We will know for sure by the third week of September if we can hold the opening there after the court and the board of the Philippine Arena are installed and they pass the required specifications of the league. Commissioner Chito (Salud) and I have checked out the place and everything else seems OK.
The chair and the commissioner had been assured by the owners (INC) that they would be able to fill the Arena, which can seat a crowd of 55,000....
MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel Corp. (SMC) quickly quashed speculations that it has a hand in Paul Lee’s decision to be traded out of Yeng Guiao’s Rain or Shine.
SMC president Ramon Ang denied that the company -- or its teams in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) -- has not been negotiating to acquire the 25-year-old point guard from the Elasto Painters.
“We are not in talks with anybody about Lee,” Ang told Snow Badua in a Spin.ph report....
MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel Beer pulled the first surprise of the 2014 PBA Rookie Draft when they acquired the third pick and used it to select former San Sebastian Stag Ronald Pascual on Sunday.
The selection of the high-flying Pascual raised questions, especially with Chris Banchero still available.
New SMB head coach Leo Austria had a ready explanation for their pick, however, telling reporters that Pascual is a great fit for the Beermen....
The shocker came at No. 3, not because it was traded by Barako Bull to San Miguel Beer, but because of whom the Beermen selected with the third pick – Ronald Pascual.
Even the 27-year-old deadshot out of San Sebastian himself was surprised....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||5||5||0.500||5th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||7||4||0.636||5th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||13||8||0.619||4th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||15||6||0.714||Runner-up|
|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|