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....
Rookie Calvin Abueva of Alaska and veteran Barangay Ginebra playmaker LA Tenorio, the main cogs of the Aces and the Gin Kings battling for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup title, will also be chasing personal glory as well.
The two are locked in a neck-and-neck race for the Best Player of the Conference award, with no more than two-tenths of a statistical point separating them in the standings after the Final Four.
Abueva, the 6-foot-1 former San Sebastian ace who has given Alaska the fire and energy it sorely lacked in the past, is leading the race with a statistical points-average of 28.5 after 19 games played....
Ranidel de Ocampo suffered a bruised right calf in the closing moments of Game Four causing him to miss the most important game of their semifinal series against Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel Kings.
It was a big blow that the Kings pounced on in the series clincher to run away with a 111-103 victory....
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel will be taking their never-say-die act to the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals, after defeating the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters, 111-103, on Sunday night at the Araneta Coliseum.
Down 2-1 in their semifinals series, Ginebra banked on two straight victories to set up a duel with the Alaska Aces. This time, they were led by LA Tenorio who exploded for 28 points. He made eight of his 13 field goals from inside the three-point line while also converting 12-of-14 free throws.
"This game is for LA," said a victorious Alfrancis Chua. "Pinakita niya talaga na pwede siyang maging Best Player of the Conference."...
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||11||10||0.524||4th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||21||4||0.840||Champions|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||8||6||0.571||4th|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||13||8||0.619||Runner-up|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||19||8||0.704||Champions|
|2010-2011 Governors' Cup||12||8||0.600||Runner-up|
|2010-2011 Commissioners' Cup||15||3||0.833||Champions|
|2010-2011 Philippine Cup||20||7||0.741||Champions|
|2009-2010 Fiesta Conference||19||7||0.731||3rd|
|2009-2010 Philippine Cup||13||10||0.565||5th|