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I CAN’T WAIT TO GET GOING – BANCHERO

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Though many people pegged him as a surefire top three pick in the 2014 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft, a surprising turn of events led Chris Banchero to fall to Alaska at number five. The Aces are only too glad to net the 6-foot-1 playmaker. And Banchero feels the same way. “It feels great. I’m happy [...]

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HAPPY TO BE IN FAMILIAR TERRITORY

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For Matt Ganuelas Rosser, being the first draft pick of the NLEX Road Warriors is a distinction he will always treasure. “It’s just an honor to be there as their first ever pick. It’s just an honor to be that guy,” he said. Taken fourth overall by the Road Warriors in the 2014 Gatorade PBA [...]

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GRITTY GILAS CREW DROPS CLOSE ONE TO DOMINICAN REP

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Gilas Pilipinas put up another gritty performance and barely dropped a close 79-86 loss to the world’s 26th-ranked Dominican Republic five days before the start of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Riding the momentum of a nine-point win over Egypt the previous day, the Nationals fought the Dominicans to a battle in the first 35 [...]

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BIG ROOKIE HARVEST FOR GLOBALPORT

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With four rookies acquired in the 2014 Gatorade PBA Draft, GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio expressed his satisfaction over the Batang Pier’s harvest in the annual rookie selection. “Sakto kasi we got the best available talent which is (Stanley) Pringle, and we got someone for our three-spot, si (Anthony) Semerad,” the amiable coach said in a [...]

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GILAS TRIPS EGYPT, ARRESTS SKID

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Gilas Pilipinas got back on the winning track six days before the opening of the 2014 FIBA World Cup via a 74-65 drubbing of Egypt in Guadalajara, Spain. Before a cheering crowd of about 2,000 Filipinos, the Nationals tore the Egyptians apart in the final half, pulling a first win in the stretch run of [...]

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THOUGHTS OF THE UNDRAFTED

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At the conclusion of the Gatorade PBA Draft at Robinson’s Midtown Place last Sunday night, I walked around the mall a bit looking for a particular shop. While walking around, I bumped into coaches, veteran PBA players, the just drafted, and the undrafted. It was the latter that I was more interested in; their thoughts [...]

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AS EXPECTED, PRINGLE LEADS PBA BATCH 2014

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Stanley Pringle led the stellar cast of draft hopefuls picked at the 2014 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday at the Robinson’s Midtown Atrium in Ermita, Manila. The 6-foot-1 guard was selected by GlobalPort as its first round pick, as 40 other players were tabbed by the 12 teams for the 40th season of the PBA set [...]

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D-DAY FOR ROOKIE HOPEFULS

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A record 87 neophytes will be up for grabs when the 2014 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft gets underway at the Robinsons Midtown Atrium in Ermita, Manila 4 p.m. Sunday. Six-foot-1 guard Stanley Pringle is expected to be the number one pick in the pool for GlobalPort, but the anticipation thickens from that point onwards. Matt [...]

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MOCK 2014 GATORADE PBA DRAFT SECOND ROUND

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Our mock draft picks for the first round were obviously written before news that  Rain or Shine gunner Paul Lee has asked for a trade, prompting the club to reevaluate its draft considerations. Now instead of going for Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, they could go for Chris Banchero. Should they still tab Matt Ganuelas-Rosser with the number [...]

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NLEX KEEN TO ACQUIRE YOUNG TALENTS

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NLEX assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga admitted that netting guys who played for the NLEX Road Warriors in the PBA D-League is an absolute advantage for their squad, but with this being the Draft, all they can do is just leave everything to speculation. “Kung makuha namin sila, kilala na ng coaching staff yung laro nila. [...]

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