With Paul Lee now playing without any health issues, the Star Hotshots are assured of a steady and lethal scoring weapon in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup playoffs. The 6-foot Lee, hampered by knee problems in his final season with Rain or Shine, is now showing what he can really do for a Star side […]
The departure of James Yap in the offseason gave athletic wingman Allen Maliksi an opportunity to blossom into a legitimate superstar under new Star coach Chito Victolero. Getting the green light to shoot, the 6-foot-3 Maliksi didn’t disappoint, delivering for a Star quintet that has learned to win big games in the post-James Yap era. […]
Rookie Matthew Wright is playing like a veteran in his initial conference in the PBA. Flashing his all-around game, the 6-foot-4 Wright stepped up big-time to help Phoenix beat NLEX and Barangay Ginebra, respectively last week to clinch at least a playoff berth for a quarterfinal seat in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup. The Fil-Canadian […]
Roi Sumang is starting to show his true potential after spending much of his rookie season in obscurity. Selected 27th overall by GlobalPort in 2015, the pint-sized Sumang only played 27 games in 8.4 minutes, producing underwhelming numbers of 3.4 points, 0.7 rebound and 0.7 assist with the GlobalPort Batang Pier and late in his […]
It seems like there’s no stopping San Miguel Beer playmaker Alex Cabagnot these days, not even a depressed nasal fracture. Though advised by doctors to undergo surgery, Cabagnot managed to still get a green light to play, provided he wears a facial mask to protect his injured nose. Except for that mask, nothing has changed […]
Alex Mallari made sure Mahindra won’t end the Holiday season winless. The left-handed Mallari banged in a career-tying 23 points, hauled down 11 rebounds, issued four assists and added four steals to gift the Floodbuster a thrilling 97-93 overtime win against Blackwater Elite on Christmas Day at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. The Fil-American […]
Showing he has fully recovered from a right calf muscle that sidelined him for much of late last season, Vic Manuel showed his effectiveness on both ends of the floor to help Alaska register two straight victories this past week. The undersized Manuel tallied a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds, to go along […]
After struggling to get his game going in Star’s first two games this season, Paul Lee managed to regain his old, deadly form after leading the Hotshots to back-to-back lopsided wins, earning him the Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week. The six-foot Lee shook off his shooting woes last Wednesday when he knocked down […]
Now fully recovered from a foot injury that sidelined him for a great deal late last season JC Intal has flashed his old, deadly form to lead resurgent Phoenix to back-to-back victories last week. Nicknamed “Baby Rocket”, Intal banged in five of his team-high 22 points in the final 60 seconds to help Phoenix complete […]
Rookie forward Mac Belo underscored his readiness in the pro level after leading Blackwater to a franchise-best 2-0 start in the season-opening PBA Philippine Cup. Playing like a grizzled veteran, the 6-foot-4 Belo averaged 21 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in the Elite’s back-to-back victories over Phoenix and 2016 Governors’ Cup runner-up Meralco to […]
Veteran forward Reynel Hugnatan has always been known for his mid-range game and excellent footwork at the post. But in Game 3 of Meralco’s PBA Governors Cup best-of-five semifinal series against top seed TNT, the 6-foot-4 Hugnatan unveiled his new weapon from the three-point zone. The ninth overall pick in the 2003 PBA Draft went […]
Most Valuable Player candidate Jayson Castro is determined to end the season with no less than a championship. His motivation has driven him to be at his best form in the PBA Governors Cup. Already averaging a team-high 21 points for the conference, the 5-foot-8 guard elevated his game further, dropping a season-high 42 points […]
Jayson Castro captured his third Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award after churning out big numbers to help TNT seize the No. 1 seed entering the PBA Governors Cup playoffs. Nicknamed the “Blur,” the 5-foot-8 Castro became the first player to win the weekly citation three times in the season-ending conference. Castro stood at […]
Arwind Santos is now heating up in time for the playoffs. Since missing the first four games of the PBA Governors Cup after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his knee, the 6-4 Santos has started to hit top form. In fact, he was back to hot-shooting, rebounding and shot-blocking ways during San Miguel’s grudge encounter with […]
TNT’s overpowering start has a lot to do with combo guard Jayson Castro’s stellar plays in the ongoing PBA Governors Cup. The 5-foot-8 Castro, nicknamed the “Blur” has been a matchup nightmare for opposing teams in the season-ending conference. The 30-year-old, two-time Best Point Guard in Asia had the last laugh in his scoring duel […]
June Mar Fajardo played like a two-time league MVP on the day San Miguel Beer played without an injured AZ Reid against bitter rival Alaska. The 6-foot-10 Cebuano big man was like a man possessed, particularly in the fourth period, banging 16 points, mostly baskets from point blank to help the Beermen complete a 106-103 […]
Stanley Pringle bagged his first Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award for the Governors Cup after playing a huge role in Glob alPort’s huge 98-92 upset over defending champion San Miguel Beer last Friday. The six-foot Fil-American guard was at his element against the Beermen, pumping in a team-high 25 points, four assists […]
Anthony Semerad earned his very first Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week following his career game on Sunday in GlobalPort’s thrilling 126-123 double overtime win against Meralco. The 6-foot-4 Semerad, an underrated shooter, became the unlikely hero after burying a corner go-ahead, three-point shot off a Stanley Pringle pass with 14 seconds left to play. […]
Keith Agovida repaid the trust given to him by Mahindra assistant coach Chris Gavina with a breakout performance against powerhouse Alaska last Wednesday in the PBA Governors Cup. Challenged by Gavina to step up in the absence of injured LA Revilla, the 6-foot-2 Agovida scattered all 11 of his points in the second half, helping […]
Jayson Castro’s mission in the PBA Governors Cup was loud and clear: He wants to win a championship. No wonder, Castro has been churning out import-like numbers early in the season-ending reinforced conference. His latest stat line included 26 points, 10 assists, five steals and four rebounds, including a crucial free throw in the dying […]
RR Garcia’s take-charge role paid dividends for Star, which finally nailed its first win following back-to-back losses to open the PBA Governors Cup. Playing in his fourth PBA team in three years, the 5-foot-10 guard out of Far Eastern University seemed at home now with the Hotshots after leading his team to a 105-102 overtime win […]
With his knee problem now well behind him, combo guard Paul Lee recaptured his old form to lead Rain or Shine back to the Oppo-PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals. The six-foot guard out of the University of the East banged in 18 points, issued five assists and added two rebounds, instigating Rain or Shine’s 124-99 rout […]
Rain or Shine rookie Maverick Ahanmishi thrives in big moments these days. Playing with a confidence that isn’t normally seen in a rookie, the Fil-Nigerian guard came off the bench to provide the spark as Rain or Shine posted a 98-94 win over fancied San Miguel Beer to draw first blood in their Oppo-PBA Commissioner’s […]
Rookie Troy Rosario played like a veteran in just his second playoff appearance in his young professional basketball career to earn his first Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period of April 11-17. The second overall pick in last year’s PBA Draft set career-high marks on Sunday to help the defending champion pull off […]
Jeff Chan underscored his readiness for the playoffs with back-to-back clutch performances to earn his 1st Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award for the period of April 4-10 in the Oppo-PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The 6-foot-2 Rain or Shine gunner knew the gravity of each win as he stepped up big with combo guard […]
Calvin Abueva registered a tournament-leading third Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week behind another brave effort to lead Alaska to a 100-92 win against Star on Saturday’s road game in Davao City. The 6-foot-1 Abueva saved his best in the final quarter, knocking down nine of his team-high 21 points in the last six […]
San Miguel Beer Fil-Am guard Chris Ross outstanding plays against arch rival Alaska recently earned him his first Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period of March 15-20. The six-foot playmaker was at his element last Friday, finishing with all-around numbers of 14 points, 12 assists and six rebounds as the Beermen […]
Calvin Abueva captured his second Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week in the Oppo-PBA Commissioner’s Cup after spearheading Alaska’s back-to-back wins for the period of March 7-13. The undersized Alaska wingman was at his best defensively last Wednesday, hounding Barangay Ginebra import Othyus Jeffers all game long to help the Aces pull off an […]
The countless hours Allein Maliksi logged in during the offseason to work on his shooting is finally paying off. Maliksi was on target from beyond the arc on Sunday, registering a perfect 6-of- 6 from the three-point territory to get Star off the hump with a confidence-building 96-88 win over defending champion Tropang TNT in the […]
Calvin Abueva capped Alaska’s tough two-game stretch for the week with solid plays to capture his first Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Nicknamed the “Beast”, the undersized Alaska forward provided the hustle he was known for since his college days that enabled the Aces to secure […]
Jared Dillinger became the second Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup after helping the Meralco Bolts stay on top of the standings with their unblemished 4-0 record. The left-handed Dillinger emerged as one of the most consistent players for the Bolts in the mid-season conference after averaging 13.0 […]
In just his third season as a pro, GlobalPort guard Terrence Romeo has shown the maturity of a veteran during the first week of the Oppo-PBA Commissioner’s Cup play. After opening the conference with a 98-111 loss to Mahindra that saw his career-high tying 41 points go down the drain, the 5-foot-11 guard returned with […]
Fil-American guard Stanley Pringle’s solid performance on Sunday made him the first player this season to earn three Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week awards. With his team playing in a win-or-go-home playoff match against the fancied Barangay Ginebra side, Pringle supplied the scoring ammunition and steady ball handling to lift GlobalPort to a […]
Hard-banging forward Sean Anthony bagged his second Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award this season after coming out with a career performance against powerhouse Rain or Shine over the weekend at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Terrence Romeo’s back-to-back explosive performances against Meralco and a tough Mahindra side merited his first Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the 41st PBA season.
“Sa mga players, even before talagang lahat sila magkakasama. At magagaling talaga ang players ng San Miguel.”
Barako Bull veteran forward Willie Wilson stood tall among the glittering individual career performances the past week following his huge effort that carried the Energy to a pulsating 105-98 overtime win over powerhouse TNT last Thursday.
The absence of injured Paul Lee gave cat-quick guard Jericho Cruz an opportunity to show his true worth in the ongoing Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup. Showcasing his athleticism and hustle, the former Adamson shooting guard delivered the key baskets time and time again to help Rain or Shine register victories against Barako Bull and the […]
NLEX forward Sean Anthony’s herculean effort against powerhouse Talk ‘N Text on Friday earned him his first Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week.
Thanks to reigning Rookie of the Year Stanley Pringle, GlobalPort is looking every bit of a championship contender just one month into the 41st Season of the PBA.