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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Greg Slaughter spent the offseason working on his individual skills and strengthening his upper body under conditioning and assistant coach Kirk Colier. The result was evident in his first three games in the 41st Season of the PBA after averaging monster numbers of 27.3 points and 20.3 rebounds. Although Barangay Ginebra was kept winless during […]
Fil-American guard Stanley Pringle may just be in his second year as a pro, but he is leading by example as GlobalPort continues its search for its first-ever PBA championship this season.