Stat Leaders as of August 29, 2011

29 08 2011

The UAAP Basketball Season elimination round is almost over and some stat races are getting closer while some stat leaders are pulling away. With 3 games left for each team, these are the players who are making their marks so far:


Bobby Ray ParksNU 20.3 PPG

RR Garcia, FEU 15.6

Alex Nuyles, AdU 14.6

Bobby Ray Parks is pulling away in the scoring race of season 74. The top 3 has not changed but the margin is now almost 5 points per game. Parks is the only UAAP player to average over 20 points a game. Parks averaged 28.3 points in the last 3 games.


Karim Abdul, UST 11.2

Aldrech Ramos, FEU 9.7

Emmanuel Mbe, Nu 9.2

Karim Abdul continues his streak of double digit rebounding with 25 rebounds in the last 2 games.  He increased his per game lead to 1.5 a game. Ramos and Mbe are not gaining ground on Abdul and it seems that the UST center will be this year’s rebound king.


Emman Monfort, ADMU 4.5

Mike Silungan, UP 3.8

LA Revilla, DLSU 3.7

Ateneo’s Monfort retains his lead for another week as he averaged 6 assists in 2 wins this week. Silungan overtakes Revilla for the second spot.


LA Revilla, DLSU 1.9

Emman Monfort, ADMU 1.6

Kiefer Ravena, ADMU 1.6

Revilla is keeping the 2 Blue Eagles at bay after making steals in the Archers loss to the Eagles.


Lionel Manyara, ADU 2.5

Greg Slaughter, ADMU 2.3

N. Torres, DLSU 1.8

Manyara still leads the block category and La Salle’s Torres enters the Top 3 this week.

League Standings (This week):

Ateneo 11-0 (2-0)

Adamson 8-3 (1-0)

FEU 7-4 (1-0)

UST 6-5 (2-0)

DLSU 4-7 (0-2)

NU 4-7 (0-1)

UE 2-9 (0-2)

UP 2-9 (0-1)

The Final 4 picture is slowly shaping up as the top 4 is now at least 2 games ahead of the bottom 4. NU and DLSU can only enter if they sweep their last 3 games. The only question left: will ADMU get a sweep this season???

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PBA Draft Results and draft day trades

29 08 2011

A new batch of basketball talents has been chosen in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Draft.  Just one week ago, the 2011 PBA season ended and last night was the first night of preparations for the next season. The draft talent was augmented with the inclusion 7 Smart-Gilas standouts.  Only 24 of over 30 draftees were selected after 4 rounds. These were the lucky players who got picked in the PBA Draft for the 2011-12 Season.

1st Round Pick 1 (Powerade) JV Casio (DLSU-Smart Gilas) – As expected, the Gilas’ top sniper was picked as this year’s no.1 overall. It has been 8 years since a point guard was picked as No.1. Casio will be primarily be used as PG but could slide down to SG should Powerade decides to have a quick line-up.

1st Round Pick 2 (Rain or Shine) Paul Lee (UE)- Lee is probably the most PBA-ready among the draft picks. He has shown his capability of carrying a team on his back with UE and Cobra Energy. Yeng Guiao will definitely have a very potent offensive weapon at his disposal.

1st Round Pick 3 (Petron via Barako Bull) Chris Lutz (Marshall University-Smart-Gilas) – With Lutz, Petron has now a versatile forward that could be a tall SF/SG in the mold of Danny Seigle. A starting five of Cabagnot, Lutz, JWash, Arwind, and Al-Husseini with Miranda, Hontiveros, Ildefonso, et. al at the bench is definitely championship-caliber.

1st Round Pick 4 (Powerade) Marcio Lassiter (Cal State Fullerton -Smart-Gilas) – Casio and Lassiter backcourt will be the guard tandem for Powerade in the years to come. It will be a very dangerous guard combination.

1st Round Pick 5 (Shopinas) Mark Barroca (FEU-Smart Gilas) – Barroca will probably be a favorite in the rookie of the year voting since he comes in a team that is rebuilding and he could get a lot of minutes. He has been a capable scorer and passer in college and national team, he could easily be the team leader for coach Franz Pumaren.

1st Round Pick 6 (Alaska) Mac Baracael (FEU- Smart-Gilas) – Baracael has shown that he can defend PBA players and he has that toughness that Tim Cone is looking for in his forwards. He will be new a Hugnatan but with better offensive skills.

1st Round Pick 7 (Meralco) Jason Ballesteros (SSC- Smart Gilas) – His height is a major asset in this league and with few marquee big man options available, Meralco might have a steal at Number 7.

1st Round Pick 8 (Barako Bull via Petron) Allain Maliksi (UST) – Capturing the PBA D-League MVP surely helped raise his stock. He has been seasoned in the minors and he has been showing that he is PBA-ready.

1st Round Pick 9 (Ginebra) Reil Cervantes (FEU) – A young versatile big man for the aging Kings is just what the doctor ordered. Hopefully, he can adjust fast and man the post for Ginebra.

1st Round Pick 10 (Barako Bull) Dylan Ababou (UST- Smart Gilas) This tall swingman can be the primary back up to Danny Seigle this season. He will also be reunited with former UST Tiger teammate and fellow PBA rookie Allain Maliksi.

2nd Round Pick 1 (Shopinas) Magi Sison (UP)

2nd Round Pick 2 (Talk ‘N Text) Pamboy Raymundo (SSC)

2nd Round Pick 3 (Alaska) Eric Salamat (ADMU)

2nd Round Pick 4 (Alaska) Julius Pasculado (Wilbur Wright)

2nd Round Pick 5 (Alaska) Ariel Mepaña (UV)

2nd Round Pick 6 (BMEG) Brian Ilad (DLSU)

2nd Round Pick 7 (Meralco via Alaska) Gilbert Bulawan (SSC)

2nd Round Pick 8 (Ginebra) James Martinez (UE)

2nd Round Pick 9 (Barako Bull) Ken Acibar (UE)

2nd Round Pick 10 (Barako Bull) Joseph Sorongon (UP)

2nd Round Pick 11 (Powerade via Talk ‘N Text) Marc Agustin (Adamson)

3rd Round Pick 1 (Shopinas) Marc Cagoco (JRU)

3rd Round Pick 2 (Petron) Felimon Fernandez (Orange Coast College)

4th Round Pick 1 (Petron) Gerald Lapus (Arellano)


Barako Bull – Petron Trade

Dondon Hontiveros, Carlo Sharma, and Chris Lutz (Barako Bull) for Mick Pennisi, Sunday Salvacion, Allain Maliksi, and 2014 2nd Round Pick (Petron)

Meralco – TNT – Powerade Trade

Meralco gets Jason Ballesteros (7th pick), Mark Yee (TNT), Mark Macapagal (Powerade)

Talk ‘N Text gets  Shawn Weinstein, Bam Gamalinda (Meralco)

Powerade receives Ogie Menor and Chris Timberlake (Meralco), Mark Agustin (21st pick)

2011 PBA Caloy’s Mock Draft

27 08 2011

The 2011 PBA Draft will be tomorrow and the 10 PBA teams will be choosing among 34 prospects.  It is time for me to do a mock draft.

This year’s draft is filled with Smart-Gilas members and marque guards. It is clear that this year’s draft lack marquee big men. Here is my  mock draft:

1. Powerade – JV Casio

Casio has been proving in DLSU and Smart-Gilas that he is capable of becoming the next premier shooter in the PBA. If he is picked by Powerade, he will compete for a starting guard spot. He can be effective at 1-2. Casio’s selection could also give Gary David some firepower support and more time in the 3 spot.

Pros: Shooting range, big game experience

Cons: Size

Other options: Lee/ Lassiter

2.  Rain or Shine – Paul Lee

Lee and Norwood could form a very deadly backcourt combination for Yeng Guiao.

Pros: Offensive prowess, shooting

Other options: Lassiter/Lutz

3. Barako Bull– Marcio Lassiter

Tall and versatile Lassiter can lock in the SF position for the Barako Bull. Whether or not Hontiveros will be back, Lassiter can be a primary scoring option for the Barako Bull.

Other options: Lutz, Barroca

4. Powerade – Mac Baracael

Powerade will need some rebounders in the coming season and Baracael has been a tough defender and rugged rebounder with his time with the Gilas. He can also defend imports and the opponent’s star players. It will not be a surprise if he will picked this high.

Other options: Lutz, Ballesteros

5. BMEG – Chris Lutz

It will be hard to pass up if Lutz will still be around in this position. After playing with the Smart-Gilas, he has shown that he can play either forward positions in the PBA.

Other option: Barroca

6. Alaska – Mark Barroca

Mark Barroca will be perfect as Tenorio’s understudy. He can anchor Alaska if they decide to run more specially during import-laden conferences.

Other option: Ballesteros, Ababou, Salamat

7. Talk ‘N Text – Jason Ballesteros

The 6-8 Center could be drafted as trade bait by the TNT Texters. Many teams lack some big man and Ballesteros could be picked because of his size and experience with the Smart Gilas. If Japeth decided to suit up in the PBA this season, then mostly like this pick will be traded.

other options: Salamat, Ababou, Maliksi

8. Petron Blaze – Dylan Ababou

A reunion between Dylan and assistant coach Pido Jarencio is in the offing.

options: Maliksi, Cervantes

9. Barangay Ginebra – Reil Cervantes

A pick with potential at No.9

10. Barako Bull – Magi Sison

Potential could be a good back up for Dorian Pena.


So, how about you? Who are your picks?



UAAP Season 74: August 25 Results and Stat Leaders

25 08 2011

First Game:

Ateneo    15   18   23   18   74

UE           17   20   12   21   70

Top Scorers:

John Noble, UE 21 pts

Greg Slaughter, ADMU 19

Paul Zamar, UE 15

Top Rebounders:

Greg Slaughter, ADMU 10

Nico Salva, ADMU 7

Frank Golla, ADMU 7


Emman Monfort, ADMU 6

Paul Zamar, UE 6

Kiefer Ravena, ADMU 5


Shej Sumang, UE 4

Kiefer Ravena, ADMU 3

Kirk Long, ADMU 3


Greg Slaughter, ADMU 2

3 Points Shots Made:

Paul Zamar, UE 3

John Noble, UE 3


Second Game:

DLSU   13    8   17   14     52

UST      15   15   14   16     60

Top Scorers:

Jeric Allen Teng, UST 14

Samuel Marata, DLSU 11


Karim Abdul, UST 12

Carmelo Afuang, UST 7

Kevin Ferrer, UST 7


Luis Revilla, DLSU 5


Jeric Fortuna, UST 3

Jeric Allen Teng, UST 2


Norbert Torres, DLSU 3

Philip Paredes, DLSU 2

3 Point Shot made:

Jeric Allen Teng, UST 2

Almond Vosotros, DLSU 2

Homeless World Cup: Philippines beat Croatia 8-5

25 08 2011

Paris, France – The Philippine Homeless World Cup Team has qualified in the second round after finishing second to Netherlands in Group H with 3 wins and 2 losses. In the second stage, the Filipino boys are grouped with Brazil, Scotland, Poland, Croatia, and Portugal. By looking at the group, it will be rough sailing ahead for the country’s representatives as Brazil and European teams have a very good football tradition.

The Philippines faced Croatia and they stunned the Croatian side 8-5. Janrick Soriano scored 2 minutes into the match. He doubled the lead after making a penalty shot.  Tzvetan Naydenov scored Croatia’s first goal to cut the 2-1 then Soriano answered another goal to complete a hat trick. Naydenov answered again to make it 3-2. There was another exchange of goals before the halftime whistle. The Philippines led 4-3 at the half.

The Filipino representatives were on fire entering the second half and scored 3 succesive goals to take out the fight from the European side. The match 8-5 for the first victory of the Philippines in the second stage of the 2011 Homeless World Cup. They now have the group lead along with Brazil and Scotland.

The Philippines will next face Poland who lost a squeaker, 8-9 against the Scots.

Corteza rules Malaysian 9-Ball Tourney

23 08 2011

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Filipino pool player Lee Van Corteza won $7,000 after defeating Chinese-Taipei’s Ko Pin-chung, 13-8, in the final match of the Malaysian Golden Break 9-Ball Asian Invitational tournament held at the Golden Break Snooker and Pool Club.

He earlier beat Indonesian bet Riyan Setiawan 11-1, to set up a match against Taiwenese cue artist who beat his elder brother Ko Pin-yi, 11-7. Ko Pin-chung was given $3,500 for his second place finish.

Three other Filipinos, Rodolfo Luat, Antonio Lining and Allan Cuartero who represented Kuwait joined the tournament but lost in the earlier rounds.


2011 Homeless World Cup: Philippines beat USA 4-3

23 08 2011
Homeless World Cup

Paris, France– The 2011 Homeless World Cup is tournament for the homeless and socially marginalized football players. This is the 10th year of the tournament that gives opportunity for players who comes from difficult situations to showcase their skills and represent their country.

This year, the Philippines is represented by Jeffrey Guelas, Jeffrey de Castro, Bert Anthony Sienes, Janrick Soriano, Michael Rojo, Aljhonn Loui Matulac, John Celiz and Ricardo Padilla Jr.

The Philippines lost to Slovenia in their first game 4-6. They evened their record with a 3-2 win over Ghana. In their game, they face a United States side that thrashed Ghana 6-3.

Against the USA, the Philippines took the halftime lead 3-1. The Philippines held on to beat the USA 4-3. Next up is the Netherlands then  Switzerland on Tuesday. One more win by the Filipino boys will give them a slot to the knockout stages.

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Latest Cebu Pacific Seat Sale: Lots of sale seats for Cebu

22 08 2011
Ceb, Cebu Pacific's Mascot

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Cebu Pacific (CEB) has released its latest seat sale for August 22, 2011.

Here are the details:

Domestic Flights

Manila to Cebu @ Php488

Cebu to Clark @Php488

Manila to Caticlan, Busuanga, Dumaguete, Kalibo, Puerto Princesa or Tagbilaran @ Php788

Cebu to Caticlan or Puerto Princesa @ Php788


Manila to Busan, Incheon, or Jakarta @Php1,999

Manila to Osaka @Php2,999

Cebu to Busan or Incheon @ Php2,999

Travel is valid from Oct. 1 – Dec 31, 2011. Hurry, Sale is only until Aug. 25 or until seats last! ! Book now or be left behind!!! 😉

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UAAP 74: Basketball Stat Leaders as of August 22

22 08 2011

The UAAP Basketball Season is not in the middle of the second round, as teams are jockeying for Final 4 positions, players are also positioning themselves for individual award. Here are the leaders as of this week:

Parks is slowing running away to a scoring title.


Bobby Ray ParksNU 19.1 PPG

RR Garcia, FEU 16.2

Alex Nuyles, AdU 15.2

Ray Parks lead to his closest pursuers is almost 3 points per game (it’s close to the ppg of Joshua Webb this season). Parks averaged 26.5 ppg in two games last week to increase his average by almost 2 points per game. Season 73 MVP RR Garcia has been clutch lately in leading FEU to 2 close victories this week while averaging 19.5 points. Nuyles has been one of Adamson’s most consistent scorers as he scored in double figures in all ten games so far this season. Parks might just run a way with the scoring title but the games in the few weeks will be so tight that nothing is a sure thing yet in the UAAP.

Abdul is still monster of the boardsRebounding:

Karim Abdul, UST 10.9

Aldrech Ramos, FEU 10

Emmanuel Mbe, Nu 9.1

Karim Abdul continues his streak of double digit rebounding with his 19 board performance against Ateneo.  He is now almost one full rebound ahead of Aldrech Ramos. Ramos averaged 12 rebounds in the 2 wins that FEU had this week. Mbe is heating up and now have more ten caroms in his last 5 games. It will be more common to see big rebounding games of players in the next few weeks as defenses have adjusted to make it harder for players to score. Teams who lose the rebounding battle are usually at a disadvantage.

Monfort, the top facilitator so far


Emman Monfort, ADMU 4.1

LA Revilla, DLSU 3.7

Mike Silungan, UP 3.5

The assists numbers are declining in the UAAP games. Emman Monfort still leads this stat over DLSU’s LA Revilla and Mike Silungan of UP.

La Salle’s Revilla still leads the “thefts” department


LA Revilla, DLSU 1.8

Emman Monfort, ADMU 1.7

Kiefer Ravena, ADMU 1.7

Revilla still leads in this department and he picked up 2 more steals in La Salle’s loss to UE. Monfort had 3 steals in the last 2 games. Ravena barges into the top 2 after registering 3 steals against UST.

Adamson’s Manyara gives a lot of players a hard time


Lionel Manyara, ADU 2.7

Greg Slaughter, ADMU 2.3

Ifeanyi Mbah, UP 1.9

The top 3 is still the same with Greg Slaughter overtaking Mbah for the second spot.

League Standings (This week):

Ateneo 9-0 (1-0)

Adamson 7-3 (1-1)

FEU 6-4 (2-0)

UST 4-5 (0-1)

DLSU 4-5 (0-1)

NU 4-6 (1-1)

UE 2-7 (1-0)

UP 2-8 (0-2)

Petron spoils TNT’s Grand Slam dreams

21 08 2011

The dream has turned into a nightmare, Talk ‘N Text fails to capture the rare grand slam as the Petron Blaze Boosters win Game 7. It was hard fought game but Petron built a lead that was too far for the Tropang Texters to rally.

TNT was able to get close at 73-79 but they failed to capitalize on their opportunities.  The game ended 73-85.  It is the first title of Coach Ato Agustin. Arwind Santos dominated boards and Anthony Grundy scored at will to give the San Miguel franchise another title.