PBA aspirants take one step closer in achieving their dreams as they participate in the 2016 PBA Draft Combine this week.
The two-day camp, which will be held at Gatorade Hoops Center in Mandaluyong starting on Wednesday, will wage all the hopefuls against each other as they try to make an impression in front of PBA coaches and scouts.
The 55 applicants will be divided into eight teams, composed of six to seven players, for the combine.
The players will be measured and will undergo performance tests on Wednesday....
Leo Austria was named back-to-back “Baby Dalupan” Coach of the Year on Saturday night in the 2016 PBA Press Corps Awards Night at Gloria Maris Restaurant inside Gateway Mall at Araneta Center in Cubao.
Austria, who became the first coach since Chot Reyes in 2002 and 2003 to win the prestigious award for the second consecutive year, steered San Miguel Beer to a historic title in the Philippine Cup where the Beermen came back from a 0-3 hole and semifinals stints in the Commissioner’s and Governors’ Cup.
“This award serves as an inspiration for me to be better one game at a time,” said Austria, who received the award the same year as Dalupan’s passing....
MANILA, Philippines - San Miguel Beer’s Chris Ross and Rain or Shine’s Jericho Cruz will be among the top awardees in the 2016 PBA Press Corps Annual Awards Night tomorrow at the Gloria Maris restaurant inside the Gateway Mall.
Ross will be this year’s recipient of the Mighty Sports Defensive Player of the Year, while Cruz has been named Mr. Quality Minutes. The affair, presented by Cignal, is scheduled at 7 p.m.
The 6-foot-1 Ross helped SMB win the Philippine Cup, providing the kind of defense that helped the Beermen bounce back from a 0-3 deficit against Alaska in the finals to record a historic comeback and steal the best-of-seven title showdown....
A special draft for the players included in the Gilas program will be held to pave the way for their entry into the PBA.
In a joint presser Wednesday during halftime of the PBA Finals Game 6, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio and members of the PBA board led by Commissioner Chito Narvasa announced the agreement between two basketball bodies.
“The PBA has shown its commitment to the SBP and its support for the Gilas program,” said Panlilio. “There is full commitment from the two institutions.”...
Newly-installed head coach Chot Reyes made the announcement on Tuesday, shortly after the formal announcement of his appointment.
"I will have to tell you now that the first part of my program of prepping for FIBA competition is to make sure that the players are in the PBA," he told players assembled at the announcement....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2015-2016 Governors' Cup||11||6||0.647||4th|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||10||7||0.588||3rd|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||17||7||0.708||Champions|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||16||5||0.762||Champions|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||4||7||0.364||9th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||17||5||0.773||Champion|
|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|