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Nitpicking the Top Twelve 2015 PBA Draft Picks Part 1

The 2015 Gatorade PBA Draft is in the books.

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PBA Draft Focus: The Sleeper Picks

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On Sunday, we will have the 2015 PBA Draft, where some of the most talented and most exciting young hoopsters will have a shot at making the big time and cracking the PBA. It’ll be interesting to see who gets picked and at which spot. Which teams will look better with their rookies, and which […]

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PBA Draft Focus: Troy Rosario looking to emulate mentor Danny I.

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Even before entering for the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft, Troy Rosario has already enjoyed a fruitful career in the amateur ranks. He had a brilliant end to his college career as he helped lead the National University Bulldogs to its first UAAP Basketball title since 1954, and dominated in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games […]

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PBA Draft Focus: Tautuaa out to play hard as he joins PBA

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Crowned as the 2015 PBA D-League Foundation Cup MVP, Moala Tautuaa admitted that there were some things he wished he could’ve accomplished in his two-conference stay in the developmentals.

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PBA Draft Focus: Kris Rosales seeks to make most of ‘second chance’

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The first time Filipinos heard the name Kris Rosales was almost five years ago when he was being pegged as a legitimate Filipino prospect who can make it to the NBA alongside Japeth Aguilar. With a 6-foot-2 frame, the playmaker from Hope International University was making waves even before Kobe Paras did it in the […]

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PBA Draft Focus: Top 5 Wingman Prospects

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In a few days, we will have the 2015 PBA Draft, where some of the most talented and most exciting young hoopsters will have a shot at making the big time and cracking the PBA. It’ll be interesting to see who gets picked and at which spot. Which teams will look better with their rookies, […]

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PBA Draft Focus: Top 5 Point Guard Prospects

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About a few days from now, we will have the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft, where some of the most talented and most exciting young hoopsters will have a shot at making the big time and cracking the PBA. It’ll be interesting to see who gets picked and at which spot or which teams will […]

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PBA Draft Focus: Khobuntin to bring invaluable lessons from national team to PBA

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It’s a matter of peaking at the right time. An integral part of National University’s historic UAAP championship run last year followed by a stint with the gold medal-winning Gilas Pilipinas team in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, Glenn Khobuntin is having one of the best rides an amateur could have before turning pro. And […]

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PBA Draft Focus: Positive Trollano believes it’s his time

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If his feeling serves him right, Don Trollano is bound to get picked in the coming 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft. “Kaya talagang nagpa-Draft na ako ngayon kasi feeling ko makukuha na rin ako (The reason why I entered the Draft was because I really feel I’ll be picked.),” the former Adamson Falcon said. Banking […]

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PBA Draft Focus: San Miguel Beermen

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Picks: None Winning two of the three titles up for grabs last season, one must wonder what does San Miguel still need. But even the best teams need some tinkering just so they can stay at the top. And for San Miguel, the biggest gaping hole it needs is a reliever for back-to-back MVP June […]

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PBA Draft Focus: For Sumang, PBA not just a dream but chance to help family

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For Roi Sumang, the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft is not just a new chapter in his basketball career. It’s also his chance to help his family financially. “Siguro yung biggest reason ng pagpasok ko sa draft ay yung family. Lumalaki na yung mga kapatid ko at kailangan ko na tumulong sa family ko,” the […]

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Looking at Gilas’ opponents in Estonia pocket tournament

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Everything you need to know about the national teams of the Netherlands, Iceland, and Estonia. Gilas Pilipinas 3.0 hasn’t had the best series of developments so far. Everyone knows that the team has been plagued by the constant backing out of some of the PBA’s best players. In fact, around half of the team that […]

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PBA Draft Focus: Mariano banking on versatility in PBA bid

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University of Santo Tomas forward Aljon Mariano believes his versatility is what separates him from other PBA aspirants. Mariano is considered as one of the top prospects in the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday. A possible first round choice like his fellow collegiate stars part of the relatively deep pool. “I think my […]

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PBA Draft Focus: No expectations for Vosotros as he strives for PBA dream

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One of the best shooters in this year’s talented rookie pool, Almond Vosotros doesn’t want the praise to get to his head. Amid all the attention, the former Green Archer admits that he went into the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft activities, including the 2-Day Draft Combine, out of shape. “Since Gilas, I played no […]

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PBA Draft Focus: Amer hopes injury won’t stand in way of PBA dream

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San Beda playmaker Baser Amer has been recovering from a right shoulder injury that kept him from making any mark at least through the first round of his final playing year in the NCAA.

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PBA Draft focus: Talk N’ Text Tropang Texters

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Picks: (First Round) No. 1

For the past decade, Talk N’ Text has always been considered as the one of the strongest teams in the PBA after winning six championships since 2008.

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PBA Draft Focus: Newsome to bring versatility to any team who drafts him

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Chris Newsome is largely known for his athletic ability but there’s more to the Ateneo standout than his athleticism. Newsroom believes he can do a lot of things on the court and his versatility is what he can bring to a team that will select him in the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday. […]

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PBA Draft focus: Star Hotshots

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Ever since the 90s, the Purefoods franchise has been one of the powers in the PBA.

Legendary players like Alvin Patrimonio, Jerry Codiñera, Rey Evangelista, Jojo Lastimosa to name a few have donned that blue jersey.

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PBA Draft Focus: After success in D-League, Maverick Ahanmisi ready for PBA

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A complete unknown a year ago, Fil-Nigerian Maverick Ahanmisi burst into the basketball scene after a solid campaign in the PBA D-League.

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PBA Draft Focus: Alaska Aces

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Picks: (First Round) No. 11; (Second Round) No. 6, No. 9, No. 11

There’s really nothing much to add to a team like Alaska, which flaunts one of the deepest rosters in the PBA.

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PBA Draft Focus: Top 5 Big Man Prospects

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About a week from now, we will have the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft, where some of the most talented and most exciting young hoopsters will have a shot at making the big time and cracking the PBA. It’ll be interesting to see who gets picked and at which spot or which teams will look […]

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PBA Draft Focus: Racal taking advantage of final year in NCAA

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Playing in his final year in the collegiate ranks, Kevin Racal is now betting on his chances of making it to the pro league come the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft.

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PBA Draft Focus: After D-League stint, Fil-Ams guards target PBA spot

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Though not as highly touted as projected top pick Moala Tuatuaa, these Fil-foreign players are still determined to turn heads as they embark on a journey to the PBA.

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PBA Draft Focus: Barangay Ginebra Kings

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Picks: (First Round) No. 5; (Second Round) No. 4 Barangay Ginebra San Miguel may have added the missing piece that could bring the starving franchise to the championship, but the Kings’ still have a chance to further improve their roster. After tabbing the winningest coach in league history in Tim Cone last month, the Kings […]

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PBA Draft Focus: Big man Guinto ready to grind it out in the pros

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For Bradwyn Guinto, this is his best chance for a shot in the pros. The six-foot-six hardworking big man for San Sebastian in the NCAA believes that with a bevy of guards and wing men in the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft pool, this year was the right time to apply. “I feel that with […]

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PBA Draft Focus: Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

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Picks: (First Round) No. 3, No. 12; (Second Round) No. 3, No. 5, No. 7, No. 12 Rain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao had talked about his team’s need for frontcourt help and a player who can “backstop” Gabe Norwood and Jireh Ibañes at the three spot. Fortunately for Guiao, the Elasto Painters have six […]

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PBA Draft Focus: Lanete ready more than ever to join the pros

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It took a while but former San Beda star Garvo Lanete will get to finally strut his stuff in the PBA. Lanete, one of the best amateur players in the country for quite some time now, is convinced he’s more than prepared to make the jump to the professional ranks after spending most of his […]

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PBA Draft Focus: Meralco Bolts

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Picks: (First Round) No. 4, No. 7 Meralco head coach Norman Black admitted the Bolts need improvement from almost every position following the team’s exit in the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals. Fortunately for Meralco, it has two picks in the first round of the coming 2015 PBA Rookie Draft at No. 4 and No. 7 […]

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#FIBAAsia2015: The top five FIBA Asia centers right now

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Less than two months remain before the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship in Changsha, China. As of this writing, most of the perceived title contenders have already begun training for the all-important competition that will reward just one country with an outright berth in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a run-up to […]

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PBA Draft Focus: Diminutive Mark Cruz hoping to make an impression

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People may look down on him because of his height, but Mark Cruz believes his diminutive frame could be his strength.

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PBA Draft Focus: GlobalPort Batang Pier

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Picks: None As much as its past rookie selections have been fruitful for Globalport, the Batang Pier will have to find diamonds in the rough from the undrafted list. Providing the muscle in the middle to complement the explosive pair of Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle should be a priority for the coach Pido Jarencio […]

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#FIBAAsia2015: The top five FIBA Asia power forwards right now

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Less than two months remain before the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship in Changsha, China. As of this writing, most of the perceived title contenders have already begun training for the all-important competition that will reward just one country with an outright berth in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a run-up to […]

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PBA Draft Focus: Barako Bull Energy

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Picks: (Second Round) No. 8, No. 10 Owning an already crowded lineup from top to bottom, the least of Barako Bull’s concerns could be adding another pair of newbies to its line-up. Expecting the Energy to deal their second round selections won’t really be much of a surprise. But if they do decide to hold […]

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#FIBAAsia2015: The top five FIBA Asia small forwards right now

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Less than two months remain before the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship in Changsha, China. As of this writing, most of the perceived title contenders have already begun training for the all-important competition that will reward just one country with an outright berth in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a run-up to […]

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PBA Draft Focus: NLEX Road Warriors

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Picks: (First Round) No. 6, No. 10 A pair of first rounders should be a welcome addition to NLEX after an inconsistent first season in the PBA. Picking in the middle of the first round, coach Boyet Fernandez is eyeing to improve the talent on his Road Warriors roster all over. The Rookie Draft should […]

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#FIBAAsia2015: The top five FIBA Asia shooting guards right now

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Less than two months remain before the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship in Changsha, China. As of this writing, most of the perceived title contenders have already begun training for the all-important competition that will reward just one country with an outright berth in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a run-up to […]

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PBA Draft Focus: Mahindra Enforcers

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Picks: (First Round) No. 2; (Second Round) No. 2 If there’s something that the Manny Pacquiao-coached squad proved in its first season in the PBA, it was that Kia would never back down against any opponents. Showcasing tremendous defensive intensity Kia—now known as Mahindra—recovered from a poor first conference and has since stunned a lot […]

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#FIBAAsia2015: The top five FIBA Asia point guards right now

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Less than two months remain before the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship in Changsha, China. As of this writing, most of the perceived title contenders have already begun training for the all-important competition that will reward just one country with an outright berth in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a run-up to […]

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PBA Draft Focus: Blackwater Elite

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Finishing at the cellar in all three conferences, Blackwater is approaching the 2015 PBA Rookie Draft with a high sense of optimism.

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The Top 5 Point Guards of the 2014-2015 PBA Season

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The 2014-2015 season was a great year for point guards in the PBA. Gilas boys Jayson Castro, Paul Lee, and LA Tenorio were all impressive, while a couple of names rose from the roster of rookies. Veterans like Alex Cabagnot, Mark Barroca, and JV Casio also did well, while returnee LA Revilla made waves. Clearly, […]

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