PBA
UNANIMOUS was the choice of the 1989 draft class when the question of the best drafts in PBA history was first floated.Just look at those names who came to the league that year and you'll immediately understand how pundits ...
May 13, 2020
PBA
JOHNNY Abarrientos has always been considered as a generational talent.Despite just standing at 5-foot-7, "The Flying A" never let his small stature dim his spotlight as he made a lot of believers throughout his career, with some even regarding ...
Apr 28, 2020
PBA
EVEN Christian Balagasay was surprised with where he was picked in the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft.Columbian took the seldom-used Letran center as the last selection in the first round, raising eyebrows in one of the most unpredictable draft classes in ...
Mar 17, 2020
PBA
PBA commissioner Willie Marcial and Thirdy Ravena spoke on Tuesday night to clear the air on a two-year ban poised on the latter if he skips the next rookie draft.Marcial and Ravena were spotted talking briefly in the sidelines of ...
Feb 12, 2020
PBA
FOR someone expected to go early, Valandre Chauca's wait in the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft was an agonizing one."It was a little bit unexpected," said Chauca.That was an understatement, really. The former Adamson Falcon slipped all the way ...
Dec 15, 2019
PBA
DREAMS do come true in the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft.But to have your father pick you from the neophyte pool? That's just priceless.Aaron Black relished that moment when coach Norman took him in for Meralco in the second ...
Dec 15, 2019
KENT Salado is still not out of the woods.The management of Manila Stars Frontrow is set to file charges against the former Arellano star guard following his no-show with the team and subsequent decision to enter the PBA Rookie Draft. ...
Dec 15, 2019
PBA
FORTY-FIVE is the final count for the aspirants who realized their dreams and walked up the stage in the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft, quite a positive turnout for what is easily the most unpredictable draft ever.And as the dust settled, ...
Dec 12, 2019
PBA
PROJECTIONS pointed to Isaac Go as the first player to be taken from the aspirants pool in the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft.But when he heard his name called on Sunday, the Ateneo big man was still in disbelief, surreal even that ...
Dec 9, 2019
PBA
A LIFELONG dream.That's how much of the neophytes describe the realization of their aspirations when their names got called in the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft.Yet for twins Matt and Mike Nieto, them walking up the stage and getting ...
Dec 9, 2019
PBA
EVEN new Blackwater coach Nash Racela admits that his side rolled the dice with the selection of Fil-Am bruiser Maurice Shaw in the first round of the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday."It's a good gamble, yung first ...
Dec 9, 2019
PBA
WINNER in almost every team he's played with, Roosevelt Adams is looking to sustain that streak in Columbian Dyip as he finally gets to play in the PBA."I've been part of a lot of winning teams and I ...
Dec 9, 2019
TAB Baldwin said five players picked in a special draft on Sunday will serve as building blocks for Gilas Pilipinas as the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) lays down the foundation for the 2023 Fiba World Cup.Isaac Go, Rey Suerte, Allyn ...
Dec 9, 2019
PBA
FATHERS and sons are no stranger in the PBA.This season alone, there are two: the Ravenas, Bong and Kiefer, and the Alases, Louie and Kevin.Aaron Black is looking to make it three next year.The son of Meralco coach Norman ...
Dec 7, 2019
PBA
GROWING up, Mike Ayonayon watched Mark Cardona torch the nets in the PBA and thereafter tried to emulate the former La Salle star's patented hook shot.He also feels blessed to have a chance to be teammates and learn from ...
Dec 7, 2019
PBA
AS far as Roosevelt Adams is concerned, being named the MVP in the Gatorade Draft Combine is merely validation for PBA ballclubs that he deserves to be picked high in Sunday's rookie draft."With my confidence, yeah. You gotta stay ...
Dec 7, 2019
PBA
FIL-AM sniper Roosevelt Adams made a last ditch effort to be picked in the early spots of the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft as he towed Team SMC to the championship on Friday in the Gatorade Draft Combine at the Hoops Center ...
Dec 6, 2019
PBA
SEAN Manganti was expected to be among those first rounders in last year's draft had he entered.And he felt like it, too, coming from a solid run with Adamson in the collegiate ranks.But a cruel twist saw him ...
Dec 6, 2019
PBA
IT'S hard to stay under the radar if you stand 6-foot-9.But Maurice Shaw did just that, laying low for years before immediately standing out in the crowd when he joined the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft."I guess ...
Dec 6, 2019
THERE'S no question that if you're looking for two players in the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft pool who are more than ready to play in the pro league, surely the names of Allyn Bulanadi and Rey Suerte will ...
Dec 6, 2019
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