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Aldrech Ramos ready to accept new role with Mahindra

Aldrech Ramos (middle) hopes to get a second stint with Gilas Pilipinas. Ramos was part of the original Gilas team assembled in 2010.

Sent moving to his fourth team in just three years, Aldrech Ramos is preparing for a bigger role before he goes to Mahindra.

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Statement of Mr. Jordan Clarkson re: his possibly playing for Gilas



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Talk ’N Text fast-tracks future with Tautuaa, Rosario

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If it still isn’t obvious, Talk ‘N Text was the biggest winner in the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft.

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Victolero says Mahindra got what it wanted in exchange for Troy Rosario

Bradwyn Guinto (right) played for the Cebuana Lhuillier Gems in the PBA D-League. Guinto was selected 14th overall by Mahindra in last Sunday's Rookie Draft. PBA Images

Mahindra had a busy and productive offseason as far as assistant coach Chito Victolero is concerned.

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Meralco’s Al-Hussaini hopes for successful PBA return

Rabeh Al-Hussaini is just happy to return for Meralco after being out of the PBA for about a year and a half. PBA Images

Rabeh Al-Hussaini isn’t thinking of redemption right away as he makes his return to the PBA.

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PBA now accepting applications for PBA D-League Draft

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The Philippine Basketball Association is now accepting applications for the 2015 PBA D-League Rookie Draft, according to tournament director Eric Castro. Applicants must be 17-26 years old to be eligible for the Draft scheduled on November 12, 2015. All applications must be submitted at the PBA Office at 186 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Bagumbayan, Quezon […]

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To have Alapag as mentor a ‘dream come true’ for Amer

Baser Amer picked by Meralco. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Baser Amer considers the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft as probably one of the best days of his basketball career. Picked by Meralco at seventh, the San Beda guard is elated that he would be under the tutelage of Jimmy Alapag in the Bolts fort. “Dream come true talaga,” said Amer. “Bata pa lang ako, […]

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Talk N’ Text acquires no. 2 pick Rosario; Barako Bull, Ginebra swap


Talk N Text acquired second pick Troy Rosario in a three-team, five-player trade that got the approval of PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa Tuesday. The Tropang Texters acquired the 6-6 Rosario from Mahindra (formerly Kia) in exchange for sophomore guard Kevin Alas and veteran forward Rob Reyes. Mahindra then sent Alas to NLEX, which gave up […]

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Star begins new era with Webb, rookies in tow

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Star begins its new journey with coach Jason Webb now calling the shots.

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Chito Narvasa begins PBA regime

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New PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa had one word to say after conducting his first-ever PBA Rookie Draft. “Mainit! (It’s hot!),” quipped Narvasa as gasped for air in his barong tagalog after a tiring eight rounds the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday. But in all seriousness, the former PBA coach was happy to finally […]

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Fernandez happy to have experienced Lanete back in tow for NLEX

Garvo Lanete goes to NLEX. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Rain or Shine’s surprise choice of Maverick Ahanmisi at No. 3 disrupted the flow of the draft but somehow, someway, NLEX knew that no matter what happens, the Road Warriors would get what they wanted.

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Newsome looking forward to training under old mentor Black


Norman Black had already left Ateneo for a head coaching stint back in the PBA with Meralco when Chris Newsome played for the Blue Eagles.

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Guiao shrugs off Ahanmisi surprise, happy with Rain or Shine’s draft haul


Everyone was surprised with Rain or Shine’s pick at third overall in the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft.

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Isaac expects Dela Cruz to make an impact for Blackwater right away

Art Dela Cruz happy to have been drafted by Globalport. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

While most would preferred to play for the popular teams, San Beda forward Art dela Cruz wouldn’t have it in any other way. Dela Cruz, who was projected to go as high as third, was drafted ninth overall by Blackwater. The Elite finished with the worst record last season. “I expected to be a late […]

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Late pick Sumang a welcome addition for Globalport, says Jarencio


Though he had to wait of the third round before his name got called, Roi Sumang is just happy to get a chance to strut his wares in the pros.

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Cone believes Thompson could be a future star for Ginebra


Ginebra coach Tim Cone is well aware of what his new recruit Earl Scottie Thompson is capable of.

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Ginebra draftee Thompson excited to play for his ‘favorite coach’

Ginebra no. 5 pick Scottie Thompson. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

The familiar chants of “Gi-neb-ra” filled the air as the crowd darlings were on the board for the fifth overall pick.

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Rain or Shine surprise no. 3 pick Ahanmisi also stunned by selection

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As much as Rain or Shine shocked everyone with its selection of Maverick Ahanmisi at three, the Fil-Nigerian guard said that the early pick also surprised him. “No, I didn’t expect it,” said Ahanmisi said during the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft. “I’ve been told I’ll be picked at seven, eight, or nine. It was […]

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PBA Draft: Tautuaa, Rosario go 1-2; Thompson to Ginebra


Talk ‘N Text officially selected Fil-Tongan Moala Tautuaa as the No.1 overall pick in the 2015 PBA Draft on Sunday at Robinson’s Place Manila.

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2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft: D-Day for 63 rookies

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It’s the most anticipated day for 63 hopefuls as the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft rolls on Sunday at Robinsons Midtown in Ermita. Expected to go 1-2 in this year’s proceedings are Moala Tautuaa and Troy Rosario, though both men won’t be at hand as they are currently with the Gilas Pilipinas squad in Estonia. […]

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PBA Draft Focus: The Sleeper Picks


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.


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


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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Gilas Pilipinas falls anew, loses to Estonia


Despite picking up the slack late after trailing early in the game, Gilas Pilipinas fell short again, this time against host Estonia, 90-80, in the Toyota Four Nations Cup on Saturday at Saku Suurhall Arena in Tallinn. After the home team unloading 33 points in the first quarter and erecting a lead as high as 23, Gilas […]

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


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


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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Gilas Pilipinas falls to Netherlands


A forgettable third quarter doomed Gilas Pilipinas as it fell to Netherlands, 89-62, in the 2015 Toyota Four Nations Cup at Saku Suurhall Arena in Talinn, Estonia on Friday (Manila time). Limited to just four points in the third period, the Dutch capitalized on the Filipinos’ paltry shooting and unloaded 29 in the quarter, pulling […]

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PBA Draft Focus: Top 5 Point Guard Prospects


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


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


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


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


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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Norbert Torres shines in mini-tournament to cap 2nd day of PBA Draft Combine

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Norbert Torres shone the brightest as Team G – Rain or Shine ruled the 2015 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine mini-tournament Thursday.

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PBA rookie hopefuls down to 63 as Grey lacks D-League experience

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Of the 64 rookie applicants, only Jonathan Grey of College of St. Benilde failed to show up in the mandatory 2015 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine at Gatorade Hoops Center in Shaw Blvd.

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PBA Draft Focus: Mariano banking on versatility in PBA bid


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


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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Draft Combine gives coaches a glimpse of players’ character, says Trillo


As this year’s PBA hopefuls were put to a series of drills and tests at the 2015 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine, several coaches also gathered in the same venue with an eye out for their possible picks in the Rookie Draft on Sunday. One of the coaches in attendance was Meralco assistant coach Luigi Trilloc, […]

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Unknown Wetherell turns heads at 2015 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine

Ryan Wetherell. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

There’s not a lot of talk going on about a six-foot guard named Ryan Wetherell.

But after Wednesday’s 2015 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine, Wetherell introduced himself by topping three of the four tests measuring players’ physical abilities.

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

Baser Amer. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

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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Pingris to suit up for Gilas


Marc Pingris on Wednesday announced that he would finally suit up for Gilas Pilipinas following an earlier statement that he will pass up on the chance to play for the Philippine Team citing family, health and professional concerns as reasons. “Despite my earlier pronouncement not to join and give others a chance to play for […]

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