Home » 7:03 pm Entries posted on “August, 2014” View Courtside stories »

GILAS BATTLES ANOTHER POWERHOUSE IN ARGENTINA

SHARES:

SEVILLE, Spain – Will Gilas Pilipinas have enough high-octane gas left in the tank against Luis Scola and Argentina Monday to fulfill Bill Bayno’s prediction? The hope is that the Philippine team, on the heels of squaring off with European heavyweights back-to-back in two days, won’t be zapped of strength and will by the time […]

| | Read More »

RIVALS TAKE NOTE OF PINOYS’ GUTSY STAND AS CROATIA NIPS GILAS IN OT

SHARES:

SEVILLE, Spain – Mount Croatia was there for the conquering. And had it not been for a most unfortunate slip late in the climb and so close to the summit, the Philippine flag would have been planted atop Group B of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Saturday night at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo. Gilas Pilipinas nonetheless sent […]

| | Read More »

GILAS PILIPINAS TAKES ON WORLD NO. 5 GREECE

SHARES:

SEVILLE – Greece, 11th placer in the 2013 EuroBasket, needed a wild card to make the 2014 FIBA World Cup but no one is underestimating the Greeks here. No one among Group B competitors in Seville, Spain. And definitely, certainly and surely not Gilas Pilipinas. The team that stunned a selection of US NBA stars in […]

| | Read More »

GILAS PILIPINAS FIBA WORLD CUP GAMES TV AIRING SCHEDULE

SHARES:

Saturday, August 30 6:30 p.m.               Gilas Pilipinas vs. Croatia (Live on TV5) Replay on Aug. 31 9:00 p.m. on Aksyon TV; Sept. 1 1:30 p.m. on TV5 Monday, September 1 2:00 a.m.               Gilas Pilipinas vs. Greece (Live on TV5) Replay on Sept. 1 9:00 p.m. on Aksyon TV; Sept. 2 7:00 p.m. on TV5 […]

| | Read More »

PLAYING FOR COACH YENG EXCITES ALAS

SHARES:

Seen by many as an insurance pick, Kevin Alas is out to prove he truly belongs with the big boys. The son of coach Louie Alas was picked second overall by Rain or Shine in the 2014 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft last Sunday, and the 6-foot guard said that he is just as surprised as […]

| | Read More »

ACES HIT BULL’S EYE IN ROOKIE HAUL

SHARES:

For coach Alex Compton, Alaska’s haul in the 2014 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft is no fluke. “We spent six-and-a-half hours on Saturday to prepare for the Draft. Di ‘to tsamba lang. You can say tsamba na rin, but with the way it turned out, it was great,” he said. The Aces nabbed Chris Banchero at fifth in […]

| | Read More »

HOPING FOR THE BEST, BUT READY FOR WHATEVER HAPPENS

SHARES:

This early, Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao is preparing for the worst. Already in a shaky situation with rumors of Paul Lee demanding a trade, the feisty bench tactician calmed the tides in their fort and selected Kevin Alas as the second pick in the 2014 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft. “We took Kevin Alas […]

| | Read More »

HUMIHIRIT NG MALAKI

SHARES:

Isang beteranong player ang tila nagiging sakit ng ulo ng kanyang team ngayon. Nagpaparinig kasi ang naturang cager ng malaking paycheck gayung alam naman ng lahat na hindi na ganun kakinang ang kanyang pangalan at lalong wala na halos asim ang kanyang laro. Sinasabing galing 175 thousand pesos a month na paycheck ang manlalaro, bagay […]

| | Read More »

I MADE THE RIGHT DECISION – RONALD PASCUAL

SHARES:

Picked third overall in the 2014 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft, Ronald Pascual’s selection by San Miguel Beer proved to be one of the most surprising twists in the annual event. And even the Kapampangan forward can’t believe it, as he said, “Di ko rin talaga inexpect.” But Pascual is facing a tough challenge, as many […]

| | Read More »

I CAN’T WAIT TO GET GOING – BANCHERO

SHARES:

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 […]

| | Read More »

HAPPY TO BE IN FAMILIAR TERRITORY

SHARES:

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 […]

| | Read More »

GRITTY GILAS CREW DROPS CLOSE ONE TO DOMINICAN REP

SHARES:

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 […]

| | Read More »

BIG ROOKIE HARVEST FOR GLOBALPORT

SHARES:

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 […]

| | Read More »

GILAS TRIPS EGYPT, ARRESTS SKID

SHARES:

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 […]

| | Read More »

THOUGHTS OF THE UNDRAFTED

SHARES:

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 […]

| | Read More »

2014 PBA DRAFT RESULTS

SHARES:

DATE: August 24, 2014 PLACE: Midtown Robinsons Place Manila                                      TIME:  4 p.m. DRAFTING ORDER (1st Round)   1. GlobalPort Batang Pier Stanley Pringle   2. Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Kevin Alas   3. San Miguel Beermen Ronald Pascual   4. NLEX Road Warriors Matthew Ganuelas   5. Alaska Aces Chris Banchero   6. […]

| | Read More »

AS EXPECTED, PRINGLE LEADS PBA BATCH 2014

SHARES:

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 […]

| | Read More »

D-DAY FOR ROOKIE HOPEFULS

SHARES:

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 […]

| | Read More »

MOCK 2014 GATORADE PBA DRAFT SECOND ROUND

SHARES:

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 […]

| | Read More »

NLEX KEEN TO ACQUIRE YOUNG TALENTS

SHARES:

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. […]

| | Read More »

PASCUAL GETTING READY FOR PHYSICAL PLAY IN THE PROS

SHARES:

Touted as one of the best big man in the guard-heavy rookie pool, Jake Pascual is just aching to bring his act to the pros. “Focus lang. Hintayin na lang kung sino ang mag-draft sa akin. Kahit anong team naman, willing akong maglaro sa kanila. Gusto kong team, yung gagamitin ako para mapakinabangan naman nila […]

| | Read More »

HERUELA VOWS TO GIVE HIS ALL

SHARES:

Quinton Brian Heruela hopes that he can follow the footsteps of his fellow Cebuanos in making a splash in the PBA. A teammate of reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo at the University of Cebu, the 5-foot-10 guard has also made a name for himself in the PBA D-League, being a do-it-all playmaker who has helped […]

| | Read More »

GINEBRA TO GO FOR BEST AVAILABLE TALENT

SHARES:

Already boasting a loaded lineup, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is still out to beef up its lineup in the coming 2014 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft. Assistant coach Olsen Racela was present in the 2014 Gatorade Draft Combine, scouting possible rookies whom they might deem fit for the Kings’ triangle. “Wala namang specific position kaming tinitingnan […]

| | Read More »

BIG FIRST, THEN GUARDS FOR E-PAINTERS

SHARES:

With the second pick on hand, Rain or Shine is seriously monitoring the rookie hopefuls who they believe can help the team in the long run. Elasto Painters assistant coach Jay Legacion admitted that Rain or Shine is really in dire need of a big man, but nothing is set in stone just yet. “We’re […]

| | Read More »

MOCK 2014 GATORADE PBA DRAFT FIRST ROUND

SHARES:

Do you draft a player because he is the best player available or do you get the player that you need to fill a certain position? Furthermore, do you draft on potential? There are different answers to that. It depends on the situation. For this year’s Gatorade PBA Draft, even with the addition of two […]

| | Read More »

BEERMEN LOOKING FOR PLAYER WITH THE RIGHT FIT

SHARES:

Despite not having any first round picks, San Miguel Beer team consultant Todd  Purves was on hand to watch the aspiring rookies strut their wares at the 2014 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine. Purves, who previously worked as a scout for the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA, said that he is just there checking out the […]

| | Read More »

ENERGY ON THE LOOKOUT FOR BIGS

SHARES:

Barako Bull coach Siot Tanquingcen was on hand in the 2014 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine as he scouted possible selections for the Energy. Owning the number three overall pick and two more first rounders, Tanquingcen said that his squad’s need is really in the frontcourt. “We’re basically looking for a big man. We’re looking at […]

| | Read More »

KINAKABAHAN AKO PAG INIISIP KO YUNG AUG. 24 – BRONDIAL

SHARES:

Though all eyes are set on the backcourt players in the 2014 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft, a number of big men are still high on the list of teams. And Adamson’s Rodney Brondial is one of them. But the 6-foot-5 big man refuses to let his guard down, saying, “Di ko rin masabi kasi ayokong […]

| | Read More »

GILAS ON 5-GAME SKID IN TUNEUPS

SHARES:

Gilas Pilipinas remained on a slump eight days before the start of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, reeling to a fifth straight loss in tune-up matches on a 74-83 drubbing by FIBA Afro champ Angola in San Sebastian, Spain Thursday night (early Friday morning in Manila). Andray Blatche dished out his most productive game in a Gilas jersey, coming […]

| | Read More »

NO MAJOR INJURY, BUT CASTRO DAY-TO-DAY

SHARES:

In a welcome news for Gilas Pilipinas, combo guard Jayson Castro was spared of a major injury on his fall during their game against Euzkadi-Basque team Wednesday night in San Sebastian, Spain. Gilas Pilipinas assistant coach Josh Reyes reported on his Twitter account that the result of Castro’s MRI test showed no structural damage on the player’s […]

| | Read More »

PACQUIAO’S MEASUREMENTS TAKEN, ALL SET FOR ROOKIE DRAFT

SHARES:

Eight division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is officially in the PBA Rookie Draft pool. Pacquiao, head coach of expansion team KIA, reported to the PBA Commissioner’s Office Friday afternoon for the mandatory measurements needed for inclusion in the pool of rookie hopefuls. Officially, his measurements are: Weight: 151 pounds Height:   5 feet, 6 inches […]

| | Read More »

ACES STILL MULLING OVER OPTIONS

SHARES:

Days before the 2014 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft, Alaska coach Alex Compton said the Aces still have to come up with a plan or strategy. “It’s hard because you’re kind of at the mercy of the first four teams. I think the only thing known on the Draft is (Stanley) Pringle going at one. After […]

| | Read More »

EXCITED & NERVOUS, GOLLA KEEPS FINGERS CROSSED

SHARES:

In a Rookie Draft filled with guards, Frank Golla is hoping that his size will be an asset for him as teams look closely at the rookie pool. “Pinagdadasal ko na sana ma-draft, pero kung kailangan ng teams ng big man, sana makuha. Di natin masasabi,” said the slotman out of Ateneo. Golla has already […]

| | Read More »

CRUZ LOOKING FORWARD TO BE AMONG CHOSEN FEW COME SUNDAY

SHARES:

From mixed martial arts, Jericho Cruz shifted to basketball some years back. Now he is on the verge of moving up to the highest level of competition this side pf hoopdom. Raised in Macau where he was exposed to the high-contact sport of MMA, the former Adamson Falcon believes that the experience he has gained […]

| | Read More »

GILAS STILL WORK IN PROGRESS; CASTRO INJURED

SHARES:

Still in the process of learning and improving. That’s the status of Gilas Pilipinas 10 days before the start of the 2014 FIBA World Cup marked by yet another defeat at the hands of Euzkadi-Basque in San Sebastian, Spain Tuesday night (early Wednesday morning in Manila). “10 days…can’t sleep,” said Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes. He didn’t […]

| | Read More »

FINAL LIST OF 2014 GATORADE PBA DRAFT APPLICANTS

SHARES:

  1. Jeffrey ACAIN 45. Kenneth IGHALO   2. Rocky ACIDRE 46. Vincent IMPORTANTE   3. Michael ACUÑA 47. John Dexter MAIQUEZ   4. Kristofferson ALAS 48. Mark MENDOZA   5. Kevin Louie ALAS 49. Gryann MENDOZA   6. Raymond ALCASABAS 50. Jeff MONTEMAYOR   7. Evan George ALLEN 51. John MONTEMAYOR   8. Harold […]

| | Read More »

BALORIA OUT TO MAKE BELIEVERS

SHARES:

After two years under the guidance of coach Aric del Rosario, Perpetual Help spitfire Juneric Baloria will now take his talents to the PBA. And the 5-foot-11 Lanao del Norte-born guard knows that he has a lot of eyes watching his every move. “Medyo pressure sa kin kasi malapit na yung Draft,” he said. “Iba-iba […]

| | Read More »

COACH OF THE YEAR..WHO ELSE BUT TIM CONE

SHARES:

After steering San Mig Coffee to a Grand Slam season, coach Tim Cone gets the ultimate reward for a job well done as he will be honored with the Coach of the Year trophy during the 2014 PBA Press Corps Annual Awards Night Thursday at the Richmonde Hotel in Eastwood City in Quezon City. The […]

| | Read More »

WE’LL PICK PRINGLE AT NO. 1 – GLOBALPORT COACH PIDO J

SHARES:

GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio bared that GlobalPort will indeed grab 6-foot-1 guard Stanley Pringle as the first pick in the 2014 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft set on August 24. Observing the Draft hopefuls in the 2014 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine, Jarencio categorically said that there are no more doubts in the Mikee Romero-owned franchise on […]

| | Read More »

2014 PBA DISPERSAL DRAFT IMPRESSIONS: KIA KAMAO

SHARES:

When the 2015 PBA regular season opens later this year, we will see three new teams take to the floor: the NLEX Road Warriors, Blackwater Sports, and Kia Motors. Of these three, only NLEX has a relatively intact lineup after it bought the existing franchise of the Air21 Express. Blackwater and Kia, on the other […]

| | Read More »

STANDINGS
GAMES TIME