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Lebron23
03-03-2008, 10:13 AM
I would like to know, who are the incoming PBA imports that are schedule to play in the next conference.


Thanks for the Info :D

ankle breaker
03-03-2008, 03:51 PM
There are no reports concerning the names of imports who's going to play for the next conference in the PBA. however there were reports that Red Bull is eyeing the services of 2 time NBA MVP and now retired the Mailman Karl Malone but nothing is definite yet. An import who's services was tapped by ML Kwarta Padala in Cebu to beefed their roster when they collided with BGK in an exhibition game yesterday was supposedly came to town to tryout for a team in the PBA.

bolabasket
03-03-2008, 11:46 PM
TNT gets Oklahoma U cage star
By WAYLON GALVEZ

Talk ’N Text, last year’s runner-up in the Fiesta Cup, is bringing in a new import in Aaron DeShon McGhee.

The Phone Pals acquired the services of McGhee, who is listed as a 6-foot-8, 250-pound power forward and starred for the Oklahoma University Sooners that reached the 2002 US NCAA Final Four.

The 28-year-old McGhee, born in Aurora, Illinois, arrived Sunday night.

With his size and heft, Talk ’N Text hopes he can add muscle to the frontline that include 6-foot-3 Ali Peek, 6-foot-4 Harvey Carey, 6-foot-7 Don Allado and 6-foot-9 Yancy De Ocampo.

"He’s a strong player and athletic for his size," Allado, impressed by McGhee in his first practice with the team yesterday, said. "He also plays solid defense. I think he can really help us next conference."

Newly-appointed Talk ’N Text mentor Chot Reyes will arrive this week from the USA where he scouted other prospects before settling for McGhee, who last played in a Puerto Rican league.

"He’s a very skilled player with tons of experience playing overseas. He played in Korea, China and Puerto Rico to name a few," TNT team manager Frankie Lim said.

As a senior at Oklahoma, McGhee averaged 16 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, including 21.8 points and 7.2 rebounds in five NCAA Tournament games that propelled the Sooners to the Final Four.

After his stellar college career, McGhee joined the NBA Rookie Draft in 2002 but was not selected.

The Pals, with import J.J. Sullinger, lost in a seven-game showdown with the Alaska Aces in last season’s Fiesta Cup.

Barangay Ginebra, on the other hand, has trimmed down its options to three prospects, according to coach Jong Uichico, who refused to reveal the names of the Kings’ possible import.

"We have not closed a deal on anyone yet," Uichico said.

Lebron23
03-04-2008, 05:28 AM
http://www.nba.com/media/draft2002/mcghee_interview.jpg



http://www.nba.com/draft2002/profiles/aaron_mcghee.html


Aaron Mcghee indeed have a great basketballl resume, and i predict that he would be one of the most outstanding import this conference.

I think he might be the one replacing Asi Taulava in the TNT Rotation after they traded the 6'8 Fil-Tongan to the Coca Cola Tigers Last Conference, and Yancy De Ocampo is too soft to play the Center spot for his team because he is more of a PF like his teammate Jay Washington.


Aaron Mcghee Physical Measurement

Height w/out Shoes: 6'7"
Ht. w/ shoes: 6'8"
Weight: 255
Wingspan: 6-10
Standing Reach: 8-9 1/2

http://www.nbadraft.net/2002predraftmeasurements.htm

Lebron23
03-04-2008, 08:31 AM
^^ More info about Aaron Mcghee


Aaron is an unbelievable scorer around the basket, an absolute monster on the boards. No matter where Aaron plays he will score some points!

ACHIEVEMENTS:

First-team National Junior College Athletic Association All-American -00
MVP of the NJCAA national tournament -00
Big 12 Conf. Tournament Winner -01,02
Big 12 Conf. All-Newcomer Team -01
honorable mention All-Big 12 -01
NCAA Final Four -02
All-Big 12 Conf. 1st Team -02
All-Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Team -01
All-Portsmouth Invitational Tournament MVP -02
Spanish LEB1 Regular Season Runner-Up -04
Spanish LEB1 Finalist -04
Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB 2nd Team -04
Korean KBL Quarterfinals -05
USA National Team -05
Tournament of the Americas (Copa America) in Dominican Rep. -05
Korean KBL Finalist -07
CAREER:
1999-2000: Vincennes [Ind.] JC: 26.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.6 blocked shots
2000-2001: Oklahoma (NCAA): 12.9ppg, 4.8rpg
2001-2002: Oklahoma (NCAA): 15.2ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.1apg
2002: Portsmouth Invitational Tournament
2002: July: Southern California Summer Pro League in Long Beach (Golden State Warriors team)
2002: Drafted by Rockford Lightning (CBA,2nd round (15))
2002-2003: Scavolini Pesaro (ITA-SerieA): 17 games: 13.2ppg, 7.1rpg, 1ast, during the season moved to Lobos Cantabria (ESP-LEB1): 16 games: 15.8ppg, 6.5rpg, 8ast
2003-2004: CB Granada (ESP-LEB1): 44 games: 15.4ppg, 6.8rpg
2004-2005: Pusan KTF Magic Wings (Korea-KBL): 51g 22.6ppg (8) 12.9rpg (1)
2005-2006: Pusan KTF Magic Wings (Korea-KBL)
2006-2007: Pusan KTF Magic Wings (Korea-KBL)
2007: In May signed at Gigantes de Carolina (PUR-BSN, starting five)
2007-2008: In Nov.'07 signed at Xinjiang Gyang Hui Flying Tigers (CHN-CBA, starting five)

http://www.aaisports.com/content/view/37/28/

bolabasket
03-04-2008, 09:18 AM
Air21 taps CBA’s No. 1 rebounder
By Joaquin Henson
Sunday, March 2, 2008

Air21 will be beefed up by 6-9, 245-pound Steve Thomas in the PBA Fiesta Conference starting March 30 and from early indications, the Continental Basketball Association’s leading rebounder could be just the inside presence the Express sorely needs to back up high-flying wingmen Arwind Santos, Nino Canaleta and Ranidel de Ocampo.

Pennsylvania-based player recruiter Sam Unera told The Star yesterday in an overseas phone call from his Allentown office he personally chose Thomas for the Express and guaranteed the burly center will be an improved version of Shawn Daniels who was Air21’s import the last two seasons.

Thomas is expected to fly in by the middle of next month when the CBA ends. He is averaging 13.7 points and 10.8 rebounds for the East Kentucky Miners. What’s remarkable is Thomas’ 62.4 percent shooting from the field. He’s also hitting 70.5 percent from the line. In statistical standings, the Georgia native is No. 1 in rebounding, No. 3 in field goal percentage and No. 3 in blocked shots (1.7). Thomas started the season with the Atlanta Krunk then moved to the American Conference rival club.

“Thomas was a very productive player for Atlanta, averaging a double-double for a talented team,” said Miners coach Kevin Keathley. “We’re looking for him to bring a bigger interior presence on a more consistent basis. He’s an individual we hope will play big on the inside.”

So far, Thomas has given Keathley no regrets. He scored 34 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in the Miners’ recent 131-117 win over Pittsburgh. Thomas also hit 19 points and took 15 rebounds in a 129-112 decision over Albany last week.

In the previous Fiesta Conference, Air21 finished sixth. The Express failed to make it to the quarterfinals in the Philippine Cup this season, posting an 8-12 record. Coach Bo Perasol’s team will be boosted by the return of Gary David who played in only the Express’ last four games this conference after recovering from an ACL injury.

Thomas played three years for the University of Georgia then sat out the 2003-04 season to gain eligibility at Middle Tennessee State.

In 2002, Thomas was accused of rape with varsity athletes Tony Cole and Brandon Williams but they were never indicted. He emerged from the incident more determined to make his mark as a player. As a senior in 2004-05, he averaged 10.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 24 minutes, shooting 48.5 percent from the floor and 70.8 percent from the stripe in 24 games.

Thomas was an All-Star in the Polish league as an import before signing up in the CBA this season.

Unera said he is recommending Thomas’ East Kentucky teammate Mike Dean, a deadshot point guard, as the small import for either Welcoat or Coca-Cola. The Dragons and Tigers are the only teams allowed to play two imports because they finished at the bottom of the recent Philippine Cup eliminations. One import will be of unlimited height while the other has a limit of 6-1.

Dean is listed 6-3 but Unera said it’s exaggerated and he should be within the 6-1 ceiling. Dean is averaging 20.5 points with a 53.6 percentage from three-point distance and 86.5 percent from the line. He played with Thomas at Georgia and Middle Tennessee State, too.

Coca-Cola coach Binky Favis said former imports Rashad Bell and Omar Thomas are playing for the same team in Italy and won’t be available until April or up to how far they go in the playoffs.

A candidate for the Tigers’ small import is David Jackson who played for Utah and Oregon in the NCAA. Like Dean, Jackson is listed 6-3 but Las Vegas-based recruiter Bobby Rius said the height is overstated.

Jackson, 29, has played in Italy, Spain, Korea, Turkey and Germany. He averaged 21.1 points for the Xinjiang Gyang Hui Flying Tigers in the Chinese league this season. In 2003, Jackson was named MVP in the Korean league and two years later, averaged 17 points for the CBA champion Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Favis said he wants to be sure of Jackson’s height before bringing him over.

Welcoat coach Leo Austria said he’s still studying import options like Favis.

“We’re not done yet with imports,” said Austria. “The No. 1 choice in our list won’t make it because he got injured (playing) in France. He is Terrence Dials of Ohio and our small import will depend on our big.”

A candidate for Welcoat’s small import is Lee Humphrey who played on two NCAA title squads with the University of Florida. The 6-1 sharpshooter is the all-time leading three-point shooter in NCAA Tournament history. He averaged 17 points and converted 15 triples in the final three games of the NCAA playoffs in 2006-07.

Coke_Hero
03-04-2008, 01:06 PM
Rod Nealy's a great import for Brgy. Ginebra but he lost steam after the all-star break. That would've a great push but Ginebra just succumbed thenafter. Wish they could find a Rosell Ellis-type of import. Even if he's vertically challenged among imports, he does a lot of things for the team.

dreamwalker
03-04-2008, 01:52 PM
No 7-footers yet huh ?:(

ankle breaker
03-04-2008, 02:10 PM
Suitable imports for the PBA:

Sean Anthony Banks
6'8" PF
Bio:
Formerly of the NBDL's Tulsa 66ers. Banks is a who attended the University of Memphis, where he was named the Conference USA Freshman of the Year in 2004. Banks is a graduate of Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, New Jersey. Banks was signed by the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets as an undrafted rookie free agent in the summer of 2005. He was assigned to the Hornets NBDL affiliate Tulsa. On Jan. 5 2006 he was waived by the Hornets and thus released by the 66ers. Banks currently plays for the Los Angeles D-Fenders, another NBDL team.

Jordan Branford
6'3" SG, 205lbs with a 43 inch vertical
Bio:
Jordan's most recent exhibition game he scored 62 points, including a record (17 for 19 from the 3 pt line), with 22 rebounds and 12 assists. Jordan can play point but is a natural scorer at the 2 position. He has tested his skills in the I.B.L. and against countless N.B.A players such as Freddy Jones, Luke Ridnour, Terrell Brandon, Luke Jackson, and Aaron Brooks. Jordan has traveled up and down the West Coast of the United States playing against the best streetball players in the world for the last 17 years. When playing with And1 streetball team that included "go get it", "escalade", and "area code" Jordan had 39pts in the game including 11 dunks and won the halftime dunk contest against 6’7” "go get it". Jordan scored 25 first half points -vs- Shanghai Knights (Chinese National Team) at the USBA.

JET007
03-05-2008, 01:05 AM
maybe we can naturalize one of these imports...

super_defender
03-05-2008, 05:38 AM
guys can anyone confirm the news about scottie pippen playing in the PBA? my friend just told me that he read it in an article..can't find that article though

ramiscar
03-05-2008, 05:46 AM
^^ probably bs but hir is the link

http://pinoyexchange.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24047990

super_defender
03-05-2008, 10:16 AM
tnx man, no news thats solid though...

ankle breaker
03-05-2008, 02:08 PM
Some teams are signifying to sign retired NBA players:
BRB - Karl Malone
PF - Scottie Pippen
MBM - ?
TNT - ?
BGK - ?
SLR - ?
Welcoat - ?
Air21 - ?
Alaska - ?

JET007
03-05-2008, 02:12 PM
Some teams are signifying to sign retired NBA players:
BRB - Karl Malone
PF - Scottie Pippen
MBM - ?
TNT - ?
BGK - ?
SLR - ?
Welcoat - ?
Air21 - ?
Alaska - ?
its highly unlikely that they will accept the offers though...

eitra
03-05-2008, 07:37 PM
Some teams are signifying to sign retired NBA players:
BRB - Karl Malone
PF - Scottie Pippen
MBM - ?
TNT - ?
BGK - ?
SLR - ?
Welcoat - ?
Air21 - ?
Alaska - ?
DENNIS RODMAN
KEVIN WILLIS

bolabasket
03-06-2008, 12:17 AM
Alaska Aces start preparations
By Reuel Vidal

DEFENDING Philippine Basketball Association Fiesta Cup champion Alaska returned to work Monday to formally start practices at the Sports Kamp at The Fort in Taguig, Metro Manila.

With their semi-final defeat at the hands of the Sta. Lucia Realtors, who eventually went on to win the 2008 Philippine Cup title, still fresh in their minds, the Aces are focused on working hard to improve.

“We just want to continue to prepare to get better,” said Alaska team captain Jeff Cariaso. “Next time we play a Game 7, we want to be ready to give a better effort. We want to be better prepared next time we have our backs against the wall and need to give that extra push.”

The Aces, like eight other PBA teams, excluding Welcoat and Coca-Cola, will get an import of unlimited height this conference. The Dragons and the Tigers are allowed two imports—one of unlimited height and another, who will be 6’1” or below.

Alaska coach Tim Cone and his coaching staff have yet to find the right import for the Aces this conference.

“We have talked to a lot of players and lost about three guys already,” said Cone. “They are either injured or want more money.”

The PBA allows a maximum salary of $20,000 a month for imports. This is exclusive of P5,000 a week for food, P80,000 a month for accommodation, a service vehicle and a driver.

Cone said Alaska was close to coming to terms with 26-year-old Jeff Graves, a 6’9” banger, who played for the Idaho Stampede in the Developmental League of the National Basketball Association where he averaged 13.4 points and 8.5 rebounds a game. He saw action for the Kansas City Knights in the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Unfortunately, Graves injured his MCL late December and had surgery two weeks ago, making him unavailable for the coming Fiesta Cup that opens March 30.

Negotiations with two other prospects, who wanted more than the maximum salary allowed by the PBA, bogged down.

The Aces enjoyed a big edge last conference when they had the hardworking Rosell Ellis on board. Ellis virtually outworked all the other imports to lead the Aces to the championship.

A consummate team player, Ellis was able to bring out the best from his teammates by constantly challenging them to do better and taking them to task when he felt that his teammates were not stepping up to do the job.

The Aces have twice-a-day practices with sessions in the morning and afternoon.

ankle breaker
03-06-2008, 01:36 PM
Bring in:
Keith Van Horn
Dale Davis

Coke_Hero
03-06-2008, 01:52 PM
Bring in:
Keith Van Horn
Dale Davis

Van Horn and Davis have been put into retirement. I really don't expect a lot from them. Davis could be an asset but Van Horn's more of a Small Forward or a tweener, so he won't fit in any team rotation.

bolabasket
03-07-2008, 04:37 AM
How about Dennis Rodman....

rensquared
03-07-2008, 07:19 AM
Hakeem Olajuwan, Gary Payton, LAtrell Sprewell.. hehhehe

super_defender
03-07-2008, 08:03 AM
^^ More info about Aaron Mcghee


Aaron is an unbelievable scorer around the basket, an absolute monster on the boards. No matter where Aaron plays he will score some points!

ACHIEVEMENTS:



USA National Team -05


whoa team usa?

ankle breaker
03-07-2008, 03:17 PM
whoa team usa?
and what tournament did he played for the us national team? goodwill games? university games?

dreamwalker
03-08-2008, 02:31 AM
Manila Times - Sports, Saturday, March 08, 2008
By Eddie G. Alinea, Contributor

NEWLY-CROWNED PBA Philippine Cup champion Sta. Lucia Realty is eyeing a 6-foot-11 veteran of the US NCAA who is now playing in Europe as reinforcement in the hope of winning its first back-to-back championship this season.

Coach Boyet Fernandez said on Friday that team manager Buddy Encarnado is currently negotiating for the acquisition of an import, who, he added, is what the Realtors need to beef up their lineup in the coming Fiesta Cup.

He declined to name though his and the management’s choice; he only said that the one they are eyeing can be what the “doctor prescribes” if the Realtors wish to become the only fourth team to sweep a season in the 33-year history of the country’s first and only professional league.

“Huwag na muna nating banggitin kung sino at anong klaseng player ang kinakausap natin, baka masulot pa. Lahat naman ng team ang pangarap maka-grand slam and we are not an exception” he said rather jestingly during the SCOOP forum at the Kamayan Restaurant along Padre Faura.

“For winning our first All-Filipino crown, we are the only team capable of completing a sort of a grand slam, kaya ayaw ko naman mabulilyaso ang tsansa namin,” added Fernandez, who was accompanied by assistant team manager team manager Ariel Magno, assistant coaches Adonis Tierra and Cholo Martin.

Also present in the session sponsored by Accel are team captain and Finals MVP Dennis Espino, Marlou Aquino, Paolo Mendoza, Denok Miranda, Joseph Yeo, Bitoy Omolon, Norman Gonzales, Dennis Daa and Melvin Mamaclay. Fil-Americans Kelly Williams and Ryan Reyes had already flown to the U.S. to reunite with their respective families.

Fernandez, himself a former Realtor before succeeding former head mentor Alfrancis Chua, said the management is considering three candidates—one a 6-10 giant and the other 6-9, but it is the 6-11 NCAA veteran who is the first option.
“We believe he is what we need, especially in hauling down those rebounds to ease the load from Dennis [Espino], Marlou [Aquino] and Kelly [Williams],” he reasoned out.

Fernandez is expecting his import to arrive before the start of the team’s practice on March 24.

Except for Espino, Aquino and Mendoza, the rest of the Realtors had just tasted their first PBA championship, although Yeo and Miranda, at one time or another, were members of the UAAP champions De La Salle University and Far Eastern University, respectively. Same with Coronel, who came from multi-titled San Sebastian College in the NCAA.

Magno said the management, headed by sportsman Exequiel Robles, is very happy ending their long seven-year championship drought, adding though that whatever incentives in store for team members and the coaching staff has yet to be announced.

I want to see this 6-11 play.....

b3lowzro
03-08-2008, 05:21 AM
I want to see this 6-11 play.....

A term for Sta Lucia's play the "Triple Tower"

Coke_Hero
03-08-2008, 02:49 PM
Tho the twin towers are already brittle

j34dollarz
03-08-2008, 11:04 PM
and what tournament did he played for the us national team? goodwill games? university games?

I think he played in the Fiba Americas Qualifying for the 2006 World Championships.

super_defender
03-08-2008, 11:18 PM
I think he played in the Fiba Americas Qualifying for the 2006 World Championships.

If so, then he must be real good :)

Anybody got news how old this 6-11 soon-to-be import is? If his young enough then he's a potential player we could "Naturalize" for our NT

ricodgame
03-09-2008, 01:36 AM
Gerald Green got just waived by Houston ROckets..
- hope that they will sign him up..

RayV
03-09-2008, 04:45 AM
Gerald Green got just waived by Houston ROckets..
- hope that they will sign him up..

You posted on the wrong thread man (unless there's a news with Gerald Green being connected with PBA that is...) :D

but now that you mentioned it, that sucks!!! I am a Rockets fan BTW.... Gerald Green could've been a wonderful backup for T-Mac! :D

the big boss
03-09-2008, 08:23 AM
CHINESE LEAGUE VET BEEFS UP TIGERS FRONTLINE ALL THE MORE
Coca-Cola import Dixon has led Guangdong to 3 CBA championships
Sunday, 09 March 2008
Jason Dixon, a regular fixture in the Chinese Basketball Association and part of three championship campaigns with the Guandong team, is bringing his act in the local pro league, suiting up with the Coca-Cola Tigers.

If Dixon can hold his ground against the likes Yao Ming, Wang Zhi Zhi, Yi Jianliang and Bater Menk, Coca-Cola coach Binky Favis is hopeful the 6-foot-9 banger can give the Tigers a tremendous boost in the PBA Fiesta Cup opening late this month.

The team is in search of another import since Favis’ other prospect Donald Copeland couldn’t get his release from his current engagement.

Copeland is a product of Seton Hall, putting in 16.1 points, 4.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 steals a game for the school in the 2005-06 campaign.

Coca-Cola and Air21 are allowed to field in two imports each in the coming tourney for placing ninth and 10th, respectively, in the Philippine Cup elimination round.

The Tigers have been working out for three weeks now, one week spent under the tutelage of renowned US coach Kevin Barbosa – the same mentor who handled the Sta. Lucia Realtors’ training in Boston before the start of the Philippine Cup.

Dixon joins the team’s training Wednesday, the day after he flies in from the United States. He’s fresh from another tour of duty with the Guandong Southern Tigers – his team in the Chinese Basketball Association since 1998 or three years after ending his varsity stint with Liberty University.

“What I like with the guy is the fact that he’s long been playing and winning championships for his team in China. He won’t last in the Chinese league if he’s a so-so player,” said Favis of Dixon.

At 35, the Aurora, Colorado native also has had tour of duties in Turkey, Israel, Argentina, Sweden and Cyprus.

Dixon averaged 13.1 points on .514 shooting plus 8.1 rebounds in 58 games with Liberty University in 1995. He was a transferee from Eastern Wyoming.

With Nic Belasco firming up the team’s local lineup, Coca-Cola is tipped this early to be one of the teams to figure prominently in the Finals race.

“It’s an opportunity we have to seize. Last conference, we were lacking in big men. Definitely, our lineup improved on the entry of Nic (Belasco),” said Favis.

“We’ll have an edge playing with two imports. The question is how will everybody sacrifice because it’s a given that the two imports will play at least 40 minutes each,” Favis added. (NC)

borj_joss
03-10-2008, 01:23 AM
Any news regarding Magnolia's import?

ankle breaker
03-10-2008, 02:16 PM
they're keeping it a secret.:D

borj_joss
03-11-2008, 12:59 AM
well, secrets are also designed to be revealed.. :D

bolabasket
03-11-2008, 05:27 AM
there's a rumor Red Bull's bringing in 6-10 Clifford Robinson....

ramiscar
03-11-2008, 07:35 AM
^^ or david robinson :)

ankle breaker
03-11-2008, 01:29 PM
after karl malone, it's cliff robinson. why don't just red bull pull out ben wallace from the cavs and play for them for the entire conference.:D

RayV
03-12-2008, 12:46 AM
Hmmmm.... I now see the reason why Red Bull keeps trading their marquee players for average/mediocre ones..... :D :D

The_Big_Cat
03-12-2008, 03:41 AM
Sta. Lucia Realtors will be tapping 6'11" Wesley Wilson. Wilson played college ball at Georgetown. As for Red Bull, bringing back Karl Malone from retirement is now unlikely. So they are still searching for their import with its run and gun style of play. However, Malone will be coming here soon as his wife is half-american and half-filipina, on a goodwill tour.:) :cool:

bolabasket
03-12-2008, 06:45 AM
Giants pin hopes on NBDL man
By Joel Orellana
Reporter


PUREFOODS Tender Juicy may hook up with one of the premier shooters in the farm league of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The Giants are eyeing Darius Rice, a six-foot-10 sniper out of Miami who made the most three-point shots in one game in the National Basketball Development League (NBDL).

“I hope he’s the right man for us,” said Purefoods head coach Ryan Gregorio. He admitted that the team is close to signing the 25-year-old Jackson, Mississippi, native as the team’s reinforcement in the coming Fiesta Conference of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Rice is still playing in a tournament in Puerto Rico where he is averaging 26.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game and an astonishing 57 percent from the two-point zone, 41 percent beyond the rainbow territory and 89 percent from the free-throw line.

In 2007 Rice, nephew of National Football League (NFL) star Jerry Rice, set the most three-point baskets in NBDL with 52 and hit another league record of 11 three-pointers in a game during the finals while playing for Dakota Wizards. He ended up with 52 points to lead his team to the title-clinching 129-121 victory over Colorado 14ers.

Rice played three games for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the preseason but was cut before bringing his stuff to the NBDL.

According to scouting reports, Rice is a “deadeye shooter with range out to pro 3, has super long arms and legs that gives him an advantage on offense and defense. He moves very well for a six-foot-10 player and will undoubtedly play on the perimeter in the NBA.”

While the Giants finally found a prospect for the season-ending conference, which will start on March 29 in Panabo, Davao, Red Bull, a perennial favorite in an import-laden conference, has yet to pick one.

Coach Yeng Guiao admitted that the team has yet to decide on who to tap.

“Una, he must be a force inside the shaded lane because my big men like Mick [Pennisi], Mike [Hrabak], Carlo [Sharma] and Paolo [Bugia] are perimeter players. Our import must balance the team,” said Guiao.

ricodgame
03-12-2008, 07:05 AM
You posted on the wrong thread man (unless there's a news with Gerald Green being connected with PBA that is...) :D

but now that you mentioned it, that sucks!!! I am a Rockets fan BTW.... Gerald Green could've been a wonderful backup for T-Mac! :D

i mean Gerald Green got waived..

I hope some PBA team wil sign him up

Silent Killer
03-12-2008, 07:13 AM
Gerald Green was waived by Houston Rockets. He has no spot for the team. Hope Red Bull and Magnolia(two remaining teams that has no imports) are interested in getting this guy for at least this conference. Hope his possible stint here in RP will be a memorable one. A young player playing hoops here in RP. With gerald green, the coliseum will be jam pack and the game itself will have full of highlight reel plays courtesy of Green.

ankle breaker
03-12-2008, 01:35 PM
Gerald Green was waived by Houston Rockets. He has no spot for the team. Hope Red Bull and Magnolia(two remaining teams that has no imports) are interested in getting this guy for at least this conference. Hope his possible stint here in RP will be a memorable one. A young player playing hoops here in RP. With gerald green, the coliseum will be jam pack and the game itself will have full of highlight reel plays courtesy of Green.
i don't think gerald green and a PBA team will come to terms. Green is known to be headcase in the NBA starting with the celtics, down to the wolves and to the rockets. im sure he ask more than what is allowed. in short this guy is mahangin.

dreamwalker
03-12-2008, 02:04 PM
Wonder if any of the PBA ballclubs ever considered the 7-foot-2, 315 lbs., 34 year old ,Garth Joseph (Saba Battery, Iran) as their import ?:D

ankle breaker
03-12-2008, 04:23 PM
Wonder if any of the PBA ballclubs ever considered the 7-foot-2, 315 lbs., 34 year old ,Garth Joseph (Saba Battery, Iran) as their import ?:D
garth joseph is untouchable for now with SABA Battery in the Iran Superleague. Why not look for some other prospects outside of him where there are still plenty of them who are more skillful than him and a legit NBA campaigner. From 2002 to 2005 NBA Drafts, there are draftees that are no longer with league and are still capable of playing and giving decent numbers. Some of them are playing in Europe, Australia, US and other leagues in four corners of the globe. Scouts should look for these guys:

2002 NBA DRAFT
Nikoloz Tskitishvili – F/C 7’1”
Jared Jeffries – SF 6’10”
Marcus Haislip – PF 6’10”
Qyntel Woods – SF 6’6”
Chris Jefferies – SF 6’8”
Robert Archibald – PF 6’10”
Vincent Yarbrough – SF 6’6”
Mario Kasun – C 6’11”
Jason Jennings – C 7’0”
Lonny Baxter – PF 6’10”
Sam Clancy – PF 6’10”
Jamal Sampson – C 7’1”
Chris Owens – PF 6’9”
Corsley Edwards – PF 6’11”
Reggie Evans – PF 6’10”
DeAngelo Collins – PF 6’10”

2003 NBA DRAFT
Michael Sweetney – PF 6’8”
Ndudi Ebi – SF 6’9”
Jerome Beasley – PF 6’10”
Mario Austin – PF 6’10”
James Lang – C 7’0”
Tommy Smith – PF 6’9”
Rick Rickert – PF 6’10”
Brandon Hunter – PF 6’7”

2004 NBA DRAFT
Rafael Araújo – C 6’11”
Luke Jackson – SF 6’7”
Jackson Vroman – C 6’11”
Pape Sow – PF 6’10”
Matt Freije – SF 6’7”
Marcus Douthit – PF 6’10”

2005 NBA DRAFT
Robert Whaley – PF 6’10”
Lawrence Roberts – PF 6’10”
Luke Schenscher – C 7’1”
Roger Powell – SF 6’7”

2006 & 2007 NBA DRAFTEE’s are still hooked up with NBA teams.

interxavierxxx
03-12-2008, 05:09 PM
Guys... here's an update on the acquired Imports:

Sta Lucia: Wesley Wilson - 6'11"
Purefoods: Darius Rice - 6'10"
Alaska: Randy Holcomb - 6'8"
Red Bull: ?
Magnolia: ?
Talk N Text: Aaron Mcghee - 6'8"
Ginebra: ?
Coca-Cola: Jason Dixon - 6'9"
Air21: Steve Thomas - 6'8"
Welcoat Dragons: Cory Santee - 6'2"

Coke_Hero
03-12-2008, 05:20 PM
2002 NBA DRAFT
Nikoloz Tskitishvili – F/C 7’1”
Jared Jeffries – SF 6’10”
Marcus Haislip – PF 6’10”
Qyntel Woods – SF 6’6”
Chris Jefferies – SF 6’8”
Robert Archibald – PF 6’10”
Vincent Yarbrough – SF 6’6”
Mario Kasun – C 6’11”
Jason Jennings – C 7’0”
Lonny Baxter – PF 6’10”
Sam Clancy – PF 6’10”
Jamal Sampson – C 7’1”
Chris Owens – PF 6’9”
Corsley Edwards – PF 6’11”
Reggie Evans – PF 6’10”
DeAngelo Collins – PF 6’10”

2003 NBA DRAFT
Michael Sweetney – PF 6’8”
Ndudi Ebi – SF 6’9”
Jerome Beasley – PF 6’10”
Mario Austin – PF 6’10”
James Lang – C 7’0”
Tommy Smith – PF 6’9”
Rick Rickert – PF 6’10”
Brandon Hunter – PF 6’7”

2004 NBA DRAFT
Rafael Araújo – C 6’11”
Luke Jackson – SF 6’7”
Jackson Vroman – C 6’11”
Pape Sow – PF 6’10”
Matt Freije – SF 6’7”
Marcus Douthit – PF 6’10”

2005 NBA DRAFT
Robert Whaley – PF 6’10”
Lawrence Roberts – PF 6’10”
Luke Schenscher – C 7’1”
Roger Powell – SF 6’7”

2006 & 2007 NBA DRAFTEE’s are still hooked up with NBA teams.

I think Jared Jeffries and Reggie Evans are the greatest picks there. Though I think some of the players there are playing in the Euroleague or in the D-League.

Lebron23
03-13-2008, 05:53 AM
http://www.nba.com/media/act_randy_holcomb.jpg

Randy Holcomb is actually listed at 6-9 in the NBA Website, but here are his actually NBA Pre Draft Measurements. I do not think he is undersize to play the PF spot in the PBA because he is almost the same size as Asi Taulava and Yancy De Ocampo. I think he would definitely fit playing for the Alaska Aces because it will give them enough size and athletism in the PF Position.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/h/holcora01.html

Randy Holcomb

Height Without Shoes: 6'7
Height With Shoes: 6'8 1/4"
Weight: 225
Wing Span: 7' 1"
Standing Reach: 8' 9"


http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-pre-draft-measurements/?year=2002&sort2=ASC&draft=100&sort=

http://www.nbadraft.net/2002predraftmeasurements.htm

Holcomb played in the PBA back in 2005 suiting up for Talk N Text averaging 25.5 points and 13.5 rebounds per contest. He will be reunited with Alaska assistant coach Joel Banal, who was his former mentor at Talk N Texts.

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc76/Dragonquest_2007/wesley-wilson.jpg


Wesley Wilson ( 2003 NBA Pre Draft Measurement)


Height Without Shoes: 6'10 1/4
Height With Shoes: 6-11 1/4
Weight: 257
Wing Span: 7' 3"
Standing Reach: 9' 2.5"

http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-pre-draft-measurements/measurements.php?year=2003&sort2=ASC&draft=0&sort=8


Wesley Wilson is currently the tallest import this conference, and his last PBA stint is playing for the Shell Turbo Chargers in the 2005 Season. He averaged 28.6 ppg, and 13.9 rpg and 2.6 bpg . Wilson will provide the Realtors an imposing presence inside the shaded lane in tandem with 6'9" Marlou Aquino and 6'7" Dennis Espino.

RayV
03-13-2008, 06:07 AM
I think Jared Jeffries and Reggie Evans are the greatest picks there. Though I think some of the players there are playing in the Euroleague or in the D-League.

^Hey, Michael Sweetney is a pretty good choice too! :)

Lebron23
03-13-2008, 06:17 AM
^Hey, Michael Sweetney is a pretty good choice too! :)


He is the 2nd coming of Robert "Tractor" Traylor the guy is an NBA Draft busts. He just disappear in the NBA after failing a physical examination during the start of the 2006-07 NBA Season.

Sweetney was a very good college player while playing for the Georgetown Hoyas, but he never utilized his skills in the NBA because of his attitude, and being overweight which is not good for an undersize PF.

bolabasket
03-13-2008, 11:00 AM
Ginebra opts for a bruiser
Waylon Galvez

Barangay Ginebra will rely on a veteran bruiser once it starts its campaign for the season-ending PBA Fiesta Cup.

The Gin Kings tapped Rahshon Turner, a 6-foot-7 center who starred for the Knights of Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) and has played professional ball in several European leagues.

http://mbweb.alchemy.com.ph/db_images/articles/Rahshon-Turner1205375084.jpg

The 32-year-old Turner, according to Ginebra mentor Jong Uichico, is expected to arrive Thursday night.

"He is an experienced player, he has played for several European teams," Uichico, who is hoping to win his second title with Barangay Ginebra on his second season, yesterday said.

The Fiesta Cup is set to open Mar. 29 in Panabo City, Davao del Norte.

Last year, Turner, a 200-pound native of Passaic, New Jersey, played for Gravelines in France.

He is a regular in the French All-Star Games.

Turner played for FDU from 1994 to 1998 and led the team to the Northeast Conference (NEC) tournament title and a berth in the US NCAA Tournament in his senior season.

He also played pro in Holland, France, Spain and France in 2005.

During the 2005-06 Season, Turner was named the top forward in the Euro league by after averaging 15.4 points and 7.8 rebounds.

Turner returned to the US late last year and has played in several tournaments.

His addition will boost Ginebra’s frontline that includes former MVP Eric Menk, Rafi Reavis, Billy Mamaril and Victor Pablo.

In last season’s Fiesta Cup, the Kings lost to eventual champion Alaska Aces in the semifinals with import Rod Nealy.

Meantime, Purefoods TJ Hotdogs, runner up in the previous Philippine Cup, has tapped a scoring-machine in Darius Rice, nephew of NFL great Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers.

The former stalwart of the Miami Hurricanes had a brief stint in the NBA. He played for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2007 pre-season.

However, he was waived before the season started.

In the NBA Development League (NBDL) Finals last season, Rice scored a league record of 52 points highlighted by 11 three-pointers in a 129-121 overtime win by the Dakota Wizards against the Colorado 14ers.

The 25-year-old Rice is currently playing in Puerto Rico.

Purefoods youthful mentor Ryan Gregorio expects Rice to be here before Mar. 21.

"With his tremendous touch from the outside, other teams would think twice about zoning us," Gregorio said. "With another scorer, I can now share the scoring cudgels among three prolific players (James Yap, Kerby Raymundo and Rice)."

"If he is as good as advertised, he is expected to shoot the lights out with his shooting prowess," he added.

On the other hand, Coca-Cola got Bobby Burries, a former stalwart of Cal State University in San Bernardino, as its second import for the Fiesta Cup after acquiring Jason Dixon over the weekend. Burries, who arrived yesterday, is a 6-foot1 guard.

He last played in Mexico, according to the Tigers mentor Binky Favis.

The Tigers and the Welcoat Dragons are allowed to get two imports — one with unlimited height and the other not taller than 6-foot-1 — after finishing at the bottom two of the Philippine Cup eliminations.

Welcoat has yet to name its second import after acquiring Cory Santee.

The other eight teams are only allowed to have one import with unlimited height.

So far, already with imports are defending champion Alaska (Randy Holcomb, Philippine Cup titlist Sta. Lucia Realty (Wesley Wilson), Talk ’N Text (Aaron McGhee) and Air21 (Steve Thomas).

ankle breaker
03-13-2008, 01:21 PM
so far, imports with impressive credentials are randy holcomb, darius rice and wesley wilson.
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/bol-anon1234/wesley-wilson-hd.jpg wesley wilson
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/bol-anon1234/rahshon_turner.jpg rahshon turner
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/bol-anon1234/p-SteveThomas03.jpg steve thomas
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/bol-anon1234/p-HolcombMug.jpg randy holcomb
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/bol-anon1234/Dixon_Jason.jpg jason dixon
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/bol-anon1234/cory_santee.jpg cory santee
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/bol-anon1234/act_darius_rice.jpg darius rice
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/bol-anon1234/aaron-mcghee-hd.jpg aaron mcghee

gambitx
03-13-2008, 11:43 PM
I think Jared Jeffries and Reggie Evans are the greatest picks there. Though I think some of the players there are playing in the Euroleague or in the D-League.

Jared Jeffriesis playing for the Knicks... I think Evans is playing for the Sixers

ankle breaker
03-14-2008, 02:24 PM
i think jeffries is out of the knicks rotation. after 65 games this season, he started 6 games and only scored a total of 147 points with an average of 2.6 pts 2.7 rebs and 0.8 asts. what a wasted talent.

bolabasket
03-17-2008, 02:40 AM
Red Bull enlists tall Mexican 5 mainstay
By Nelson Beltran
Monday, March 17, 2008

Losing Jameel Watkins to Magnolia may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Red Bull as the Photokina Marketing franchise instead got a taller and probably more talented import in Adam Parada.

Parada, among the last cut in the Los Angeles Lakers lineup for the 2005 NBA season, is expected to arrive here tomorrow.

A legitimate seven-footer, the 26-year-old California-Irvine product, who’s a mainstay of the Mexican national team, will be the tallest among all the imports set to see action in the PBA Fiesta Cup firing off March 29 in Panabo, Davao del Norte.

Red Bull coach Yeng Guiao expressed interest on Watkins, a former Shell import, but was beaten to the draw by Magnolia.

The cast of imports in the coming reinforced tourney is now complete with Red Bull enlisting Parada.

Bobby Burries and Jason Dixon will play Coca-Cola, Cory Santee and Jason Keep for Welcoat, Rahshon Turner for Ginebra, Wesley Wilson for Sta. Lucia, Randy Holcomb for Alaska, Aaron McGhee for Talk n Text, Darius Rice for Purefoods and Steve Thomas for Air21.

Parada, who weighs 265 pounds, played with the Sacramento Kings in the most recent NBA summer league, averaging two points and three assists a game.

He’s long been a member of the Mexican national team, making an impact for the team in the last Tournament of the Americas.

Three years ago, Red Bull also unveiled a legitimate seven-foot import in Earl Baron who later made the NBA, playing for the Miami champion team bannered by Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O’Neal.

Red Bull has proved to have a good eye for import talent, recruiting Tony Lang and James Penny who powered the team to championships.

The Bulls have always been a contender in reinforced tourneys.

ankle breaker
03-17-2008, 01:29 PM
well, hopefully parada can be the james penny/tony lang type of player who can lead a team.

super_defender
03-18-2008, 12:51 PM
hmm now we can get to see a player whos exposed in the international gameplay...lets not forget that this guy has experienced playing against Dwight Howard,..Amare Stoudemire,..Tyson Chandler in the FIBA Americas

Coke_Hero
03-18-2008, 02:15 PM
hmm now we can get to see a player whos exposed in the international gameplay...lets not forget that this guy has experienced playing against Dwight Howard,..Amare Stoudemire,..Tyson Chandler in the FIBA Americas

Don't forget about Luis Scola, Nené and other centers from the Americas. I wish Turner could be the impact player Ginebra needs.

ankle breaker
03-18-2008, 03:14 PM
Aside from Adam Parada who was a regular starter at UC-Irvine during his stint in the US NCAA. He also has team mates in the mexican national team who are also good players. They are: former NBA player Horacio Llamas and Romel Beck who starred at UNLV from 2003-2005. Beck also lead team Mexico in scoring in the last FIBA Americas championship.

b3lowzro
03-18-2008, 03:28 PM
Aside from Adam Parada who was a regular starter at UC-Irvine during his stint in the US NCAA. He also has team mates in the mexican national team who are also good players. They are: former NBA player Horacio Llamas and Romel Beck who starred at UNLV from 2003-2005. Beck also lead team Mexico in scoring in the last FIBA Americas championship.

did Eduardo Najera joined the Mexican NT?

Coke_Hero
03-18-2008, 05:03 PM
did Eduardo Najera joined the Mexican NT?
He's the core of the Mexican NT

Servinio
03-18-2008, 05:44 PM
did Eduardo Najera joined the Mexican NT?
He's the core of the Mexican NT

I remember when the PBA teams were scrambling to get their direct-hire Fil-Ams during the build-up for the 1999 season, the name of then graduating college player Eduardo Najera was mentioned as a possible recruit by Purefoods!

Of course, when they found out he was Mexican, they settled for the more Filipino-looking Alvarado Segova. :rolleyes:

rikhardur
03-18-2008, 10:35 PM
He's the core of the Mexican NT
Well not exactly, he never played that much for the NT afaik.

ankle breaker
03-19-2008, 05:00 PM
did Eduardo Najera joined the Mexican NT?
najera played for mexico in 1999 while he was still in college playing for the University of Oklahoma Sooners and helped them took 4th place finishes for world games and world university games.

Coke_Hero
03-20-2008, 05:19 AM
I believe Najera suited up for Mexico in the FIBA Americas tourney.

ankle breaker
03-20-2008, 04:14 PM
I believe Najera suited up for Mexico in the FIBA Americas tourney.
Najera last played for Mexico team in 2003 Torneo de las Americas Masculino.
Mexico's past National Teams since 2002:

2003 Centrobasket Team
4 Pedroza Durazo Anthony James 6'3"
5 Parada De Los Reyes Adam Oswald 6'10"
6 Meza Rogel Pedro David
7 Llamas Horacio Mazatlan 6'9"
8 Lopez Bottoms Christian Omar
9 Benitez Jesus Ramses
10 Mariscal Mata Victor San Luis 6'6"
11 Quintero Omar 6'0"
12 Avila Victor Manuel 6'9"
13 Zuñiga Castro Enrique Alejandro 6'3"
14 Rochin Robles Jorge Gaston
15 Crouse David 6'9"

2003 Torneo de las Americas Masculino
4 Castellanos Oscar Arturo
5 Meza Rogel Pedro David
6 Pedroza Durazo Anthony James 6'3"
7 Llamas Horacio Mazatlan 6'9"
8 Lopez Bottoms Christian Omar
9 Benitez Jesus Ramses
10 Mariscal Mata Victor San Luis 6'6"
11 Quintero Omar 6'0"
12 Avila Victor Manuel 6'9"
13 Zuñiga Castro Enrique Alejandro 6'3"
14 Najera Eduardo
15 Parada De Los Reyes Adam Oswald 6'10"

2004 Centrobasket
4 Acuña Andrew Miguel Alejandro
5 Avila Victor Manuel 6'9"
6 Gonzalez Rex Javier
7 Llamas Horacio Mazatlan 6'9"
8 Lopez Bottoms Christian Omar
9 Rochin Robles Jorge Gaston
10 Mariscal Mata Victor San Luis 6'6"
12 Izaguirre Lopez Alonso 6'6"
13 Zuñiga Castro Enrique Alejandro 6'3"
14 Benitez Jesus Ramses
15 Chavez Valles Jesus Florentino

2005 FIBA Americas Team
4 Beck Castro Romel Roberto 6'7"
5 Avila Victor Manuel 6'9"
6 Pedroza Durazo Anthony James 6'3"
7 Llamas Horacio Mazatlan 6'9"
8 Gonzalez Esparza Enrique 6'7"
9 Hare Olvera Eric 6'4"
10 Benitez Jesus Ramses
11 Quintero Omar 6'0"
12 Izaguirre Lopez Alonso 6'6"
13 Zuñiga Castro Enrique Alejandro 6'3"
14 Crouse David 6'9"
15 Parada De Los Reyes Adam Oswald 6'10"

2007 FIBA Americas
Adam Parada (6'10" Center)
Pedro David Meza (187-G-85)
Anthony Lever-Pedroza (6'1" Guard)
Horacio Llamas (6'9" Center)
Arim Abdul Solares (6'6" Forward/Center)
Romel Beck (6'7" Guard/Forward)
Victor Mariscal (6'5" Forward)
Omar Quintero (6'0" Guard)
Hector Hernandez (6'8" Forward)
Enrique Zuniga (6'3" Guard)
Gustavo Ayon (6'9" Forward/Center)
Victor Avila (6'9" Center)

super_defender
03-21-2008, 06:39 AM
Adam Parada is a legit 7'0" import, not 6'10"

Coke_Hero
03-21-2008, 08:03 AM
Adam Parada is a legit 7'0" import, not 6'10"

Maybe it's the 2" increase due to wearing of shoes.

ankle breaker
03-21-2008, 02:58 PM
Adam Parada is a legit 7'0" import, not 6'10"
Horacio Llamas was listed as 6'11" when he was with the Suns and sometimes he's listed as 7'0" but his real height is just 6'9". usually FIBA wanted the teams to measure their player's height without shoes that's why Parada is listed just 6'10.

Coke_Hero
03-21-2008, 04:47 PM
Horacio Llamas was listed as 6'11" when he was with the Suns and sometimes he's listed as 7'0" but his real height is just 6'9". usually FIBA wanted the teams to measure their player's height without shoes that's why Parada is listed just 6'10.

Well, some leagues use metric measurements (in cm), thus, making some measurements confusing...

ankle breaker
03-21-2008, 07:59 PM
we will know adam parada's real height once he got measured in the PBA. most of the NBA listed heights are 2 - 3 inches shorter in the PBA.

Coke_Hero
03-22-2008, 02:34 PM
we will know adam parada's real height once he got measured in the PBA. most of the NBA listed heights are 2 - 3 inches shorter in the PBA.

Can we use Marlou Aquino as our measuring stick? He's 6'9", right? So, if Adam Parada's at least three inches taller, that'd be our standpoint. Hahaha

ankle breaker
03-25-2008, 01:44 PM
Can we use Marlou Aquino as our measuring stick? He's 6'9", right? So, if Adam Parada's at least three inches taller, that'd be our standpoint. Hahaha
marlou might be taller than parada. :D

Coke_Hero
03-25-2008, 01:54 PM
marlou might be taller than parada. :D

If that's the case, then Adam Parada's not 7 feet tall. Hahaha. Is he that beefy or is he like a Shawn Bradley-type of center?

bolabasket
03-26-2008, 09:30 AM
Experts say Purefoods import the real deal
by Nelson Beltran
Source: The Philippine Star | March 26, 2008

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x287/GearX_2007/another/ILIGAN/4031.jpg

Experts in the business are pointing to Purefoods' Darius Rice as the import to watch in the PBA Fiesta Cup opening Saturday in Panabo, Davao del Norte.

American conditioning coaches Kevin Barbosa and Kirk Collier are among those considering Rice the best in the start list of imports that includes three returnees in Wesley Wilson of Sta. Lucia Realty, Randy Holcomb of Alaska Milk and Jameel Watkins of Magnolia.

"Coach Kevin (Barbosa) couldn't believe Darius Rice is coming. He said Darius is the real deal. He's a legit NBA material," said Purefoods coach Ryan Gregorio on Barbosa's comment on their import acquisition.

Gregorio said Collier said practically the same thing.

Gregorio was keeping his fingers crossed Rice shall have boarded his Northwest flight to Manila last night. Rice is expected to join the Giants in practice starting Thursday.

"He's really a legit NBA material but we're taking a lot of risk in signing him. Our contract has a clause that he'll leave us if he gets a call from the NBA," said Gregorio.

"We're the only team without an import yet. We've been waiting for long. Hopefully, it's worth the wait," Gregorio added.

Rice, nephew of NFL future Hall of Famer wide receiver Jerry Rice, took some time to get his release papers from the Puerto Rican league where he's the leading scorer and rebounder of his team.

"Before going to Puerto Rico, he was in China playing two games, scoring 53 and 58 points. A lot are after his services," said Gregorio.

Rice was a McDonald's All-American in his senior year in high school. Like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and others, Rice, already 6-foot-10 then, was already an NBA prospect after high school but he opted to study and play college ball with the Miami Hurricanes.

Rice played four seasons at Miami (2000-04), averaging 16.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 steals over the course of 116 games, 113 of them as a starter.

He's fourth among Miami's all-time leaders in scoring (1,865 points) and second in three-point field goals at 260.

He wasn't drafted in the NBA but was the last cut in the Miami Heat roster for the 2005 campaign and in the Cleveland Cavaliers lineup this season.

Only at 25, his prospect of making it to the NBA, however, is big.

The other imports are Bobby Burries and Jason Dixon of Coca-Cola, Cory Santee and Jason Keep of Welcoat, Rahshon Turner of Ginebra, Aaron McGhee of Talk n Text, Adam Parada of Red Bull and Steve Thomas for Air21.

All are in except Rice with Wilson arriving Saturday and joining the Realtors in two practice sessions so far.

"He's in a good condition. Pinagsususupalpal si Marlou (Aquino) at Dennis (Espino). I think we could go places with him," said coach Boyet Fernandez whose team is in contention for a double championship in the season.

bolabasket
03-26-2008, 09:40 AM
Adam Parada

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x287/GearX_2007/another/ILIGAN/adamparada_250.jpg

Aaron McGhee

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x287/GearX_2007/another/ILIGAN/a_mcghee_i.jpg

Lebron23
03-26-2008, 09:43 AM
Older, wiser Holcomb joins Aces


http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc76/Dragonquest_2007/RANDYHOLCOMB1.jpg

An older and definitely wiser Randy Holcomb joins defending PBA Fiesta Conference champion Alaska Aces in their quest to win back-to-back Fiesta Cup titles.

Four years ago, during 2004 PBA Fiesta Conference Holcomb led the Phone Pals to an impressive 5-1 start losing only to the San Miguel Beermen reinforced by Art Long. Holcomb, despite impressive numbers of 25.5 points and 13.5 rebounds was abruptly replaced by Jerald Honeycutt.

He (Holcomb) is a very good player. He has good attitude. He is talented. He is big and he can play multiple positions. Talk N Text probably could have won the championship with him around, said Alaska assistant coach Joel Banal who should know what he is saying because he was the Talk N Text head coach in 2004.

It was a case of the management suits overruling the coaching staff. In the end the team suffered but it is a case that too often happens with other PBA teams.

It is what it is, said Holcomb. I was a lot younger then so I could not understand it at the time. I had a 5-1 record and I was sent home. Someone else had a 1-5 record and he stayed. But I had to live with that and moved on.

The 6-foot-9 Holcomb, who will turn 28 on Aug. 8, is coming in fresh from a stint at the Japan Basketball League (JBL) where he starred for the Toshiba Brave Thunders. He says he knows that expectations are high especially because the Aces are the defending champions.

Yeah I know what the expectations are, said Holcomb. It is nothing less than repeating as champions. I was at head office. I saw the trophy. We are definitely eyeing a repeat and I know that I can help this team.

A former Fresno State and San Diego State stalwart, Holcomb was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round (57th pick) of the 2002 NBA Draft.

The Chicago native never made it to the Spurs line-up but he eventually made it to the NBA when he signed a 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls and appeared in four games during the 2005-2006 NBA season.

Prior to his stint with Toshiba in the JBL, Holocomb also played in Puerto Rico for the San German Athletics.

Kinausap na kami ni coach Tim (Cone), said big man John Ferriols. Malaki si Randy but very versatile siya. Mabilis gumalaw at merong shooting from mid-range at from the outside. To create mismatches sometimes our import will slide to small forward. So doon ang focus ng mga ensayo namin. Maraming pahihirapan si Holcomb sa coming games.

And another interesting info for Alaska Aces fan, just like Rosell Ellis who led the Aces to the Fiesta Conference title last year, Holcomb is a left-hander which means that the Aces can again field in an all-lefty squad of: Willie Miller, Reynel Hugnatan, Eddie Laure, John Ferriols and Holcomb.

http://www.alaskaaces.com.ph/older,-wiser-holcomb-joins-aces-359.html

bolabasket
03-26-2008, 09:48 AM
Steve Thomas

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x287/GearX_2007/another/ILIGAN/1008206.jpg

bolabasket
03-26-2008, 09:53 AM
Jason Keep

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x287/GearX_2007/another/ILIGAN/2003-06-21-keep-capsule.jpg

ankle breaker
03-27-2008, 05:48 PM
if rice can live up to his lofty billing, we could be watching good games with purefoods.

Lebron23
03-30-2008, 12:59 PM
I think Adam Parada is better than advertise the guy is basically one of the best import this conference, and he is also a very good defender for a guy that is listed at 7 ft. tall.


Adam Parada

28 points, 20 rebounds, 5 blocks

rhk111
03-30-2008, 01:40 PM
Adam Parada is the Philippine's dream Center: 7'0", can dominate both ends of the floor, whether offensively or defensively.

He blocks shots (6 blocks), grabs rebounds (21 rebounds), scores a lot (28 pts.). The most important stat for me, is his Field Goal percentages, which I estimate would've been AT LEAST 60% in this game (at least 3 of every 5 shots go in).

Not very quick, but decent leaper, & terrific coordination & timing. Very fast, too, in short bursts, great for those trailing plays in fastbreak situations.

Alex07
03-30-2008, 02:10 PM
Adam Parada is the Philippine's dream Center: 7'0", can dominate both ends of the floor, whether offensively or defensively.

He blocks shots (6 blocks), grabs rebounds (21 rebounds), scores a lot (28 pts.). The most important stat for me, is his Field Goal percentages, which I estimate would've been AT LEAST 60% in this game (at least 3 of every 5 shots go in).

Not very quick, but decent leaper, & terrific coordination & timing. Very fast, too, in short bursts, great for those trailing plays in fastbreak situations.

we should hire a tall pinay hooker for this kid...then we could have a tall fil-mexican for team pinas..hahaha just kiddin :D

rhk111
03-30-2008, 02:15 PM
we should hire a tall pinay hooker for this kid...then we could have a tall fil-mexican for team pinas..hahaha just kiddin :D

No need for a hooker. Just hook him up w/ one of the starlets we have here, alah Ilonah Jean & Tony Harris.

b3lowzro
03-30-2008, 03:07 PM
Did Tony Dela Cruz played with Adam Paradas in UC Irvine?

Project_Olympics
03-30-2008, 11:17 PM
this jst shows how important a 7 footer is
adam parada was awesome in the game
i want this guy to be naturalized! ^_^

gambitx
03-30-2008, 11:28 PM
this jst shows how important a 7 footer is
adam parada was awesome in the game
i want this guy to be naturalized! ^_^

He already played for the Mexican NT so he cant play for our NT...

rhk111
03-31-2008, 01:15 AM
He's also relatively old to be naturalized at 26 years old.

Greg Slaughter should closely watch this guy every game, because that is what is expected of someone like him. Same goes for Jericho De Guzman.

The_Big_Cat
03-31-2008, 02:12 AM
Jason Keep looks like Alex Crisano with that jersey number (43) and tattoo.:D :)

Anyways, Welcoat should have done a better job of finding a more impressive import than Keep. He lacked the athleticism and looked out of shape.

Maybe, Welcoat is "tanking" to be able to get the worst record in the PBA and eventually land them the Number 1 Selection for the 2008-2009 PBA Draft?
Same situation with Ginebra during the 1995 PBA THIRD CONFERENCE. Ginebra had the luxury of getting an impressive import but they did not. They finished horribly at the end of that season. They got the First Selection in the 1996 PBA Draft in Marlou Aquino and that paired Aquino with Noli Locsin (1994 PBA Number 1 Overall Pick). Aquino and Locsin turned around that franchise in the following years.

We may see a new dynamic duo in NORWOOD-DE VANCE?

bolabasket
03-31-2008, 02:19 AM
Jason Keep looks like Alex Crisano with that jersey number (43) and tattoo.:D :)

Anyways, Welcoat should have done a better job of finding a more impressive import than Keep. He lacked the athleticism and looked out of shape.

Maybe, Welcoat is "tanking" to be able to get the worst record in the PBA and eventually land them the Number 1 Selection for the 2008-2009 PBA Draft?
Same situation with Ginebra during the 1995 PBA THIRD CONFERENCE. Ginebra had the luxury of getting an impressive import but they did not. They finished horribly at the end of that season. They got the First Selection in the 1996 PBA Draft in Marlou Aquino and that paired Aquino with Noli Locsin (1994 PBA Number 1 Overall Pick). Aquino and Locsin turned around that franchise in the following years.

We may see a new dynamic duo in NORWOOD-DE VANCE?

I think Jason Keep will not be kept...

ankle breaker
03-31-2008, 02:50 PM
I think Jason Keep will not be kept...
he can be keep in the sidelines though. :D

bolabasket
04-01-2008, 08:12 AM
Two PBA imports on way out
Welcoat finds Keep mediocre; Coke’s Cage injured

By June Navarro
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 01:23:00 04/01/2008


MANILA, Philippines—Two Philippine Basketball Association imports are headed home after failing to keep up with the expectations of their respective teams.

Jason Keep’s mediocre opening stint with the Welcoat Dragons and an injured Calvin Cage of Coca-Cola have prompted team officials to consider hiring replacements capable of doing the task.

A Welcoat official confirmed the Dragons are now scouting a substitute for the 6-foot-10 Keep, who debuted with 12 points and 15 rebounds built on a lackluster 5-of-13 shooting during the team’s 105-95 setback to the Air21 Express on Sunday.

“When he (Keep) came here on his first practice with the team, we already knew the need to change an import,” said the Welcoat team official who requested anonymity. “There’s just not enough time to make the replacement.”

The same source said the Dragons are hoping to seal a deal with a new import to complement 6-foot-1 Corey Santee in time for Welcoat’s game against Talk ‘N Text on Friday. Santee scored 19 points and had nine assists and two steals for the Dragons.

On Coca-Cola’s side, team manager JB Baylon is contemplating securing the services of another import following a freak accident that put the 6-foot Cage on the injury list.

Cage fractured his right ankle as a result of a flagrant foul inflicted by Talk ‘N Text rookie Yousif Aljamal during the Tigers’ 87-79 win over the Phone Pals in Panabo City over the weekend. Cage and co-import 6-foot-9 Jason Dixon showed up with 19 points for the Tigers.

“We’ll be able to determine the extent of the damage on the succeeding tests,” said Baylon. “But initial findings show a fracture on his ankle that would take a month to heal.”

While Cage and Keep are in danger of losing their jobs, Talk ‘N Text import Aaron McGhee, Steve Thomas of Air21 and Red Bull’s Adam Parada have impressed their ballclubs in the conference-openers of the 2008 Smart-PBA Fiesta Cup.

So far, Parada has been the prize-catch from among the present crop of imports after firing 28 points on top of 21 rebounds, five blocks, two assists and a steal during Red Bull’s win over Barangay Ginebra on Sunday.

Thomas produced solid numbers for the Express after scoring 23 points and plucking down 15 rebounds while the 6-foot-8 McGhee posted 24 points, 15 rebounds and six assists despite a lethargic performance by the local crew.

Barangay Ginebra’s Rashon Turner had a forgettable debut after going 5-of-14 from the field to finish with 12 points. Ginebra team officials, however, have kept their lips sealed on the possibility of replacing the 6-foot-7 Turner.

Four more teams will make their debut on Wednesday and they’re hoping to get solid performances from their respective imports.

The Alaska Aces tabbed Randy Holcomb, the Sta. Lucia Realtors partnered with Wesley Wilson and Magnolia Beverage hooked up with Jameel Watkins. While Purefoods hired Darius Rice.

ankle breaker
04-01-2008, 06:45 PM
i think coke are bent on keeping cage despite his injury. he may sitout for 2 months but that doesn't bother coke manager JB baylon. they will just find a replacement for cage for the meantime while he's recuperating.

b3lowzro
04-02-2008, 04:08 AM
i think coke are bent on keeping cage despite his injury. he may sitout for 2 months but that doesn't bother coke manager JB baylon. they will just find a replacement for cage for the meantime while he's recuperating.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=DhEziq7WcPc

check that out Kobe posterizing Adam Parada in the US vs Mexico game in the recent Fiba Americas

Alex07
04-02-2008, 05:53 AM
He's also relatively old to be naturalized at 26 years old.

Greg Slaughter should closely watch this guy every game, because that is what is expected of someone like him. Same goes for Jericho De Guzman.


Yeah I hope he could teach these young tall kids some basics

Lebron23
04-02-2008, 06:07 PM
RICE LIFTS PUREFOODS PAST MAGNOLIA AFTER 2 OTs

Giants’ import hits winning basket, erupts for 56 big points

Wednesday, 02 April 2008

http://www.nba.com/media/dleague/rice_250_070502.jpg

NOT even the collective effort of Magnolia proved enough to negate the individual explosiveness of Purefoods import Darius Rice.

The nephew of football legend Jerry Rice knocked in 56 big points in his Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) debut, including a coast-to-coast drive to the basket that lifted the Giants to a pulsating 127-126 double OT victory over the Beverage Masters in a thrilling 2008 Smart Fiesta Conference game Wednesday night at the Araneta Coliseum.

The 6-foot-10 former University of Miami stalwart went 6-of-17 from three-point range, the last of which was a step-back trey in the final 1:40 of regulation play that tied the game at 101 and set the stage for the exciting finish.

The 56-point output of the 25-year-old Rice is the biggest individual score registered in a game in the league since former Best Import Derek Brown finished with 57 points for Sta. Lucia in a 99-120 losing cause to San Miguel Beer on April 25, 2004 in the inaugural Fiesta Conference.

“Darius Rice is as good as advertised,” were the first words uttered by a beaming Ryan Gregorio, the Purefoods coach, after the game that took 58 minutes to complete. “I’ve seen some amazing shots tonight, including a three-pointer that I think was a low percentage shot, but thank God, it went in.”

Rice already showed portent of things to come when he finished with 27 points at the half, though the Giants trailed, 45-54.

“That’s all?,” asked the sensational import when asked if he was aware of his final output, the second all-time highest output in the Fiesta Conference since Brown's 57 and the highest output by a debuting import since Jerod Ward had 61 for Mobiline in a 93-87 win over Barangay Ginebra in his first game in the 2001 Commissioner's Cup.

“Honestly, I was not thinking about my score. I’m just playing in there and trying to help the team win,” added the second cousin of former NBA hotshot Glenn Rice.

Following the win, Purefoods finds itself in a four-way tie on top with Coca-Cola, Red Bull, Air21 and reigning all-Filipino champion Sta. Lucia.

James Yap added 20 points for the Giants, Enrico Villanueva added 16 and 11 rebounds in his first game with his new team while Kerby Raymundo had 11 markers, but missed a potential game-winning reverse layup with four seconds left in the first overtime and the score tied at 116-116.

The loss was a bitter pill to swallow for the Beverage Masters, who led by as many as 14, 65-51, early in the third.

What cost Magnolia the game, especially late in the overtime periods, were several turnovers, two of which Dondon Hontiveros committed in succession.

But the most damaging of them came in the final six seconds of the second extra period when Mike Cortez, acquired by Magnolia in a blockbuster trade with Alaska, threw a weak pass which Rice anticipated. The Purefoods import then went all the way to the basket to peg the final count.

Hontiveros led the Beverage Masters with 29 points while import Jameel Watkins
contributed 23 points and 18 rebounds before fouling out with 1:22 in the second overtime. His putback off a Cortez miss in regulation sent the game into its first extension, 108-108.

Danny Seigle, unmindful of the Achilles injury he sustained in the conference break, added 19 and four other players were in double figures for Magnolia, including Danny Ildefonso (10), who missed a potential game-tying basket at the buzzer that could have forged a third overtime. (GR)

BUZZER-BEATER: Rice's 56 was also the first 50-point output in the league since Asi Taulava had a career-high 51 in a 131-105 win over Purefoods on May 16, 2004 also during the inaugural Fiesta Conference... No player has scored at least 60 points in a game since Askia Jones had that exact output for Shell on Nov. 4, 2001 in a 111-88 rout of Sta. Lucia in the Governors Cup. (FM)

The scores:

Purefoods 127 – Rice 56, J Yap 20, Villanueva 16, Raymundo 11, Simon 10, Lanete 6, R. Yap 5, Salvador 2, Yee 1.

Magnolia 126 – Hontiveros 29, Watkins 23, Seigle 19, Tugade 13, Pingris 12, Cortez 11, Ildefonso 10, Calaguio 5, Racela 2, Pena 2, Tolomia 0.

Quarterscores: 24-27; 45-54; 75-82; 108-108 (reg); 116-116 (1st OT); 127-126

ankle breaker
04-02-2008, 07:58 PM
maybe rice can break tony harris record in one of his games in the PBA.

reamily
04-03-2008, 06:02 AM
Older, wiser Holcomb joins Aces


http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc76/Dragonquest_2007/RANDYHOLCOMB1.jpg

An older and definitely wiser Randy Holcomb joins defending PBA Fiesta Conference champion Alaska Aces in their quest to win back-to-back Fiesta Cup titles.

Four years ago, during 2004 PBA Fiesta Conference Holcomb led the Phone Pals to an impressive 5-1 start losing only to the San Miguel Beermen reinforced by Art Long. Holcomb, despite impressive numbers of 25.5 points and 13.5 rebounds was abruptly replaced by Jerald Honeycutt.

He (Holcomb) is a very good player. He has good attitude. He is talented. He is big and he can play multiple positions. Talk N Text probably could have won the championship with him around, said Alaska assistant coach Joel Banal who should know what he is saying because he was the Talk N Text head coach in 2004.

It was a case of the management suits overruling the coaching staff. In the end the team suffered but it is a case that too often happens with other PBA teams.

It is what it is, said Holcomb. I was a lot younger then so I could not understand it at the time. I had a 5-1 record and I was sent home. Someone else had a 1-5 record and he stayed. But I had to live with that and moved on.

The 6-foot-9 Holcomb, who will turn 28 on Aug. 8, is coming in fresh from a stint at the Japan Basketball League (JBL) where he starred for the Toshiba Brave Thunders. He says he knows that expectations are high especially because the Aces are the defending champions.

Yeah I know what the expectations are, said Holcomb. It is nothing less than repeating as champions. I was at head office. I saw the trophy. We are definitely eyeing a repeat and I know that I can help this team.

A former Fresno State and San Diego State stalwart, Holcomb was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round (57th pick) of the 2002 NBA Draft.

The Chicago native never made it to the Spurs line-up but he eventually made it to the NBA when he signed a 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls and appeared in four games during the 2005-2006 NBA season.

Prior to his stint with Toshiba in the JBL, Holocomb also played in Puerto Rico for the San German Athletics.

Kinausap na kami ni coach Tim (Cone), said big man John Ferriols. Malaki si Randy but very versatile siya. Mabilis gumalaw at merong shooting from mid-range at from the outside. To create mismatches sometimes our import will slide to small forward. So doon ang focus ng mga ensayo namin. Maraming pahihirapan si Holcomb sa coming games.

And another interesting info for Alaska Aces fan, just like Rosell Ellis who led the Aces to the Fiesta Conference title last year, Holcomb is a left-hander which means that the Aces can again field in an all-lefty squad of: Willie Miller, Reynel Hugnatan, Eddie Laure, John Ferriols and Holcomb.

http://www.alaskaaces.com.ph/older,-wiser-holcomb-joins-aces-359.html

He is like a hen waiting aa egg to hatch in his last game if he continue this kind of showing then must be shipped out

ankle breaker
04-03-2008, 02:23 PM
i think the teams should give their imports 2-3 games to show what they made off. 1 game isn't enough to prove their worth. although some of the new imports really their impact in their very first games. Darius Rice, Steve Thomas, Aaron McGhee, Corey Santee, Jason Dixon, Adam Parada, Calvin Cage, Wesley Wilson and Jameel Watkins. While Rahshon Turner, Jason Keep and Randy Holcomb did not fare well. They will likely be replaced if they can't show good numbers in their next 2 games or so.

dreamwalker
04-03-2008, 11:33 PM
RICE LIFTS PUREFOODS PAST MAGNOLIA AFTER 2 OTs

Giants’ import hits winning basket, erupts for 56 big points

Impressive stats for Rice, a good candidate for naturalization, the only problem is we can't give him enough "bigas" (rice), the Philippines is currently suffering from an acute "rice shortage".......sorry can't help myself....:D :p

Onizuka01
04-04-2008, 04:46 AM
Impressive stats for Rice, a good candidate for naturalization, the only poblem is we can't give him enough "bigas" (rice), the Philippines is currently suffering from an acute "rice shortage".......sorry can't help myself....:D :p

good one bro:D

Lebron23
04-09-2008, 02:04 PM
The Tigers actually had a replacement for the injured Calvin Cage, who will be out for two months with a fractured right ankle suffered in the season-opening game against Talk ‘N Text last March 29.

However, team management decided not to use George Gervin Jr., the son of NBA great George “Iceman” Gervin.

“It’s best for him to get the feel first,” Coke mentor Binky Favis said. “He just came from a tournament in Sweden. We don’t want to pressure him and we don’t want to size each other up (in his first game).”

The young Gervin, who arrived early Tuesday, starred for the Cougars of University of Houston in the late 90s. Favis said that Gervin is likely to play when Coke meets Air21 on Sunday.

http://www.pba.ph/content/view/2055/1/

I would love to see the son of the legendary Iceman play in the PBA, and he is a very talented Combo Guard for a guy that is listed at 6-2 (188 cms)

He led his team in scoring in his junior and senior years, averaging 19.3points in 1998 and 20.9 the next year. Gervin Jr average also 4.08 assists per game in 1999. He also played in the National Basketball Development League and the American Basketball Association.

joel23
04-09-2008, 04:04 PM
His uncle Derrick who played in Purefoods last decade

thadzonline
04-10-2008, 02:08 AM
Hope we are not overwhelmed by the legendary pedigree taht he has and I hope he will not end up like another Dudut Jaworski though :D

ankle breaker
04-10-2008, 03:04 PM
His uncle Derrick who played in Purefoods last decade
the one being banned for marijuana use? who's alibi is quoted: "i thought marijuana is legal here because it's legal in the state of texas.":D

b3lowzro
04-10-2008, 03:30 PM
the one being banned for marijuana use? who's alibi is quoted: "i thought marijuana is legal here because it's legal in the state of texas.":D

lolz hehe :p i bet weed has shrunk his brain already and the muscles took over in his head :P

Coke_Hero
04-10-2008, 05:29 PM
His uncle Derrick who played in Purefoods last decade

Derrick Brown? Anyways, will Ginebra bring a new import in? I think Rashon Turner's injured his thigh last game. And about Gee Gervin, his known to be an explosive guard when he played for the University of Houston under Clyde Drexler. I mean, if Drexler could very well rely on this kid (along with Moses Malone Jr. who also played for the University of Houston) during his college years, that's already something to look forward to. I think this is Coke's conference, one import or two.

Lebron23
04-11-2008, 10:56 AM
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg281/Alien_Nation08/ErnestBrown.jpg

Full Name: Ernest Brown
Position: Center
Height/Weight: 7-0 / 222
Birthdate: May 17, 1979 (Bronx, NY)
High School: St. Raymond’s HS (Bronx, NY)
College: Indian Hills (IA) CC

http://www.nba.com/dleague/players/ernest_brown.html

Ernest Brown ( 2000 NBA Pre Draft Measurement)

Height Without Shoes: 6' 10"
Height With Shoes: 6' 11 1/4"
Weight: 222½
Wing Span: 7'1¼"
Standing Reach: 9' 1.5"


http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-pre-draft-measurements/?year=2000&sort2=ASC&draft=0&sort=

Brgy. Ginebra is replacing their import Rashon Turner, who got injured in their last game againts the Alaska Aces. According to the reports he will be replaced by Ernest Brown, a former NBA player that the Miami Drafted back in the 2000 NBA Draft.

I think he would be a great addition to the team that would like to complement the scoring ability of Mark Caguioa, who is currently leading the league in scoring after averaging 29 PPG in the first 2 games of the season.

Brown is the import that Ginebra is looking right now because the team needs, a legit bigmen, who can be a decent post scorer, and someone that would grab the rebounds without being a big blackhole in their offense.

He is one of the imports that other teams need to watched this conference because of his great size, skills, and defensive ability, and it would make Ginebra a formitable team in the 4th quarter because we now have a Center that can draw the opposing team's defense, and he would be a much better fit in Coach Uichico's system because he is 6 yrs. younger than Rashon Turner.

ankle breaker
04-11-2008, 02:11 PM
ernest brown's nba stats is not impressive though but at least he was able play for the NBA.

Coke_Hero
04-11-2008, 06:00 PM
So, Ernest Brown would play against Wesley Wilson in Tacloban this Saturday?

Lebron23
04-12-2008, 10:22 AM
Marlou Aquino look like a legit 6-9 beside the 6-10 Ernest Brown, and I think we should lists him at 6-11 in International Competition.

joel23
04-13-2008, 11:50 AM
I'm not impressed Ernest Brown but atleast Brgy. Ginebra have size can help fast and furious of Ginebra. The coach gives role of Ernest Brown's job.

Coke_Hero
04-13-2008, 04:35 PM
I'm not impressed Ernest Brown but atleast Brgy. Ginebra have size can help fast and furious of Ginebra. The coach gives role of Ernest Brown's job.

Ernest Brown's a little too slow for Ginebra. But then again, they need size and I think we should give him another game to prove his wares. He played a game out of town and that's really hard for someone who'd be playing his game outside Manila and of course, being a new import to the most popular team in the country.

super_defender
04-13-2008, 11:26 PM
hey who's uncle got caught using drugs???

bolabasket
04-14-2008, 02:44 AM
Ernest Brown's a little too slow for Ginebra. But then again, they need size and I think we should give him another game to prove his wares. He played a game out of town and that's really hard for someone who'd be playing his game outside Manila and of course, being a new import to the most popular team in the country.
Based on his first game at Tacloban, Brown has a decent perimeter game. His not a good rebounder though which Ginebra badly needs...

Coke_Hero
04-14-2008, 08:57 AM
Based on his first game at Tacloban, Brown has a decent perimeter game. His not a good rebounder though which Ginebra badly needs...

Actually, he's above average when it comes to his perimeter shots. Rebounding-wise, he had Alex Crisano, Rafi Reavis, and Billy Mamaril already jumping before him.

ankle breaker
04-14-2008, 01:02 PM
hey who's uncle got caught using drugs???
uncle of coke import gee gervin. who used to play in the PBA sometime in the 90's.

Coke_Hero
04-19-2008, 07:00 PM
uncle of coke import gee gervin. who used to play in the PBA sometime in the 90's.

Was it Derrick Brown?

L8DBACK
04-19-2008, 08:08 PM
:d :d :d :d :d

seigle42
04-20-2008, 07:11 AM
Was it Derrick Brown?

Derrick Gervin

A 6'8" forward from University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Gervin was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 4th round (20th pick, 90th overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft. He played two seasons (1989-1991) in the NBA as a member of the New Jersey Nets. He averaged 8.8 points per game in 77 games.
Gervin's jersey was retired by UTSA in 2006. His older brother, George Gervin, played in the ABA from 1972 to 1976 and in the NBA from 1976 to 1986.

Also he was played for Purefoods as import in 1997. He averaged 19ppg 6rebs.

Coke_Hero
04-20-2008, 09:09 PM
Looking at Earnest Brown's picture on top, I'd say he gained a lot of weight. He became hefty.

ankle breaker
04-21-2008, 02:20 PM
i wish the following imports be replaced with flashy ones.

corey santee - welcoat
ernest brown - BGK

Coke_Hero
04-21-2008, 02:23 PM
i wish the following imports be replaced with flashy ones.

corey santee - welcoat
ernest brown - BGK

Flashy...Hmmm... Corey Santee is flashy. Well, for Ernest Brown, I think he should lose some weight and be quick with his hands and feet because Ginebra's a running team.

ramzaruglia
04-26-2008, 07:40 AM
Randy Holcomb is not on his synch unlike when he first played for TNT and giving TNT 5-1. He's quite uncomfortable in the system of Alaska..

Coke_Hero
04-26-2008, 10:57 AM
Randy Holcomb is not on his synch unlike when he first played for TNT and giving TNT 5-1. He's quite uncomfortable in the system of Alaska..

Though Coach Tim Cone doesn't want to find another import.

ankle breaker
04-28-2008, 04:31 PM
he's beginning to jell with the team. maybe he's quite uncomfortable with the triangle that's why he didn't last long with the bulls who also used the same offense pattern.

ramzaruglia
04-29-2008, 03:43 AM
He must look for another import, in the likes of Simpkins, who used to play for the Chicago Bulls and learning the Triangle quickly, or else, they are in big trouble this conference.

warren99
04-29-2008, 05:01 AM
i wish the following imports be replaced with flashy ones.

Ernest Brown - BGK

The new import of Brgy. Ginebra arrived this morning.

ankle breaker
04-29-2008, 01:40 PM
The new import of Brgy. Ginebra arrived this morning.
hopefully he can at least lead BGK for a modest finish in this conference.

Project_Olympics
04-29-2008, 01:44 PM
what if that alexander guy sucks? is it the end of Ginebra? bwhahaha

Coke_Hero
04-29-2008, 08:29 PM
what if that alexander guy sucks? is it the end of Ginebra? bwhahaha

Yup. It's going to be one WILD shuffle. Anyways, Purefoods and Alaska were reportedly looking for new imports as well. Purefoods was reportedly eyeing out on Chris Burgess, San Miguel Beer's former import.

ankle breaker
04-29-2008, 08:48 PM
Yup. It's going to be one WILD shuffle. Anyways, Purefoods and Alaska were reportedly looking for new imports as well. Purefoods was reportedly eyeing out on Chris Burgess, San Miguel Beer's former import.
so they are dumping their ballhog and wild shooting darius rice?

RetiredJordanStopper
05-01-2008, 01:36 AM
Rumor has it that Alaska is eyeing a replacement import in the name of Daniel Santiago, about 6″11 to 7″1 inches, once played for Milwaukee Bucks and also a part of Puerto Rico National Team and currently playing for Unicaja in Euroleague… see abante tonite sports section…

Height: 216cm / 7'1''
Position: Center
Born: 1976
Team: Unicaja (Spain) (2005-08)
Nationality: Puerto Rican-USA
Agency: Priority Sports

ramzaruglia
05-01-2008, 01:38 AM
Can you tell me more about his ethics? Strengths and weaknesses of his game?

RetiredJordanStopper
05-01-2008, 01:47 AM
Can you tell me more about his ethics? Strengths and weaknesses of his game?

http://pictopia.com/perl/get_image?provider_id=202&size=550x550_mb&ptp_photo_id=86519

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39957000/jpg/_39957618_santiago203.jpg


if you're a legit NBA vet, a starting center for a strong Puerto Rico NT, and currently holds a job for a primera division club, then you must be good.

Think of Adam Parada of RB only better and with lots of NBA and international experience

rikhardur
05-01-2008, 01:59 AM
Yes, he's good. He has been one of Unicaja's good players. He can score double digits (good FG and FT shooter) on a regular basis and has decent blocking abilities. He could be a better rebounder though, considering his height and is somewhat inconsistent as well. He's experienced (Italy, NBA, Spain) and definitely a great pick.

ramzaruglia
05-01-2008, 02:11 AM
The question is: Will Daniel Santiago can adjust to the Triangle of the Aces?

b3lowzro
05-01-2008, 07:14 AM
The question is: Will Daniel Santiago can adjust to the Triangle of the Aces?

coach tim has alot of ways in training these big men fit the team's system. holder of a lot of PBA title and a grand slam would make it look very possible.

RetiredJordanStopper
05-01-2008, 01:36 PM
but the questions remain...can alaska afford his talent fee considering his good credentials and impressive resume...and is santiago willing to play here?

Lebron23
05-01-2008, 01:53 PM
Daniel Santigo will be a good addition for the Alaska Aces because he is a former NBA player and a veteran of European League. He is one of the Best player from the Puerto Rican National Team, and he is indeed a great talent to watched this conference.

I think he was measured at 6'10.5" Barefeet in the 1998 NBA Pre Draft Camp. If the Alaska Aces can afford him he is going to have one of the best resume among all of the PBA Import this conference, and it would make the Aces a dangerous threat from the low posts because he would be paired with 6-7 Sonny Thoss, and 6-3 1/4 JR Quinahan.


http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-pre-draft-measurements/?year=1998&sort2=ASC&draft=100&sort=

http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-pre-draft-measurements/?year=1998&sort2=ASC&draft=999&sort=

watiwawa
05-01-2008, 02:31 PM
is daniel santiago the one wo is posterized by vince half man half amazing carter..? the one which carter does a "LUKSONG BAKA" dunk..

Lebron23
05-01-2008, 02:37 PM
is daniel santiago the one wo is posterized by vince half man half amazing carter..? the one which carter does a "LUKSONG BAKA" dunk..


No. Vince Carter dunks over Frederic Weis the 7-2 French Center. Vince Carter's throw down is arguaby the best in game dunk of all time.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieXETZVLJa4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp6qJ7LZNlg&feature=related

ankle breaker
05-05-2008, 03:23 PM
daniel santiago is an american with puerto rican descent. he had stints in the NBA with the phoenix suns (2000-200) and with the milwaukee bucks (2003-2005). he represented puerto rico in 2002 world championships, 2004 olympics and 2006 world championships.

bolabasket
05-06-2008, 01:19 AM
did Purefoods finally replaced Darius the Rice Hoarder?:D

RetiredJordanStopper
05-06-2008, 01:34 AM
is daniel santiago the one wo is posterized by vince half man half amazing carter..? the one which carter does a "LUKSONG BAKA" dunk..

that would be Frederic Weis of France, 1st round draft bust of the NY Knicks

ankle breaker
05-06-2008, 02:47 PM
no reports about rice being replaced.

sajubeads
05-07-2008, 02:37 PM
no reports about rice being replaced.


replacement for DR is REDA RHALIMI, 7-0 moroccan nationaL TEAM MEMBER.

b3lowzro
05-08-2008, 01:53 AM
well well well lookie here in a few years PBA players will be able to match up against taller imports lets say in the FIBA Asia Champions cup

ankle breaker
05-08-2008, 03:31 PM
PBA website doesn't seem to show any reports or updates about the replacement of imports.

Cool Cat
05-09-2008, 10:36 AM
PBA website doesn't seem to show any reports or updates about the replacement of imports.

it's confirmed bro that reda rhalimi will be the replacement of RD of PF...i was in bohol right now in im watching their practice coz tomorrow they will have a game against the Alaska aces. reda was there practicing..he's a tall man..i hope i can play while..as i look at him..he has a good touch in perimeter and good post up game..i wasnt able to catch up the alaska practice but i heard that no daniel santiago...randy holcomb is their import......i'll be watching tomorrows game.....

dreamwalker
05-09-2008, 10:57 AM
well well well lookie here in a few years PBA players will be able to match up against taller imports lets say in the FIBA Asia Champions cup

or the FIBA World Club Championships, if we qualify...

Former national mainstays or not, they could still play as imports and be part of that team. But I think we need two of these tall guys or maybe three just in case....:D

Hummm...I like the thought of that and sounds pretty darn good to me..

dreamwalker
05-09-2008, 11:13 AM
replacement for DR is REDA RHALIMI, 7-0 moroccan nationaL TEAM MEMBER.


Hohoho, finally our professional ballcubs came to the realization of the importance of having a real big man to patrol the paint. The PBA Board of Directors should seriously consider the marketing aspect of the growing interest of basketball afficionados of who will be a good candidate for naturalization....

but another national mainstay ? oh well I might be wrong or probably right for chance to participate at the FIBA-Asia Club championship or the possibility of earning a clear shot at the World Club Championship, what do you think ?....:D

Remember they can play as imports and it's not the national team.

ankle breaker
05-09-2008, 01:51 PM
it's confirmed bro that reda rhalimi will be the replacement of RD of PF...i was in bohol right now in im watching their practice coz tomorrow they will have a game against the Alaska aces. reda was there practicing..he's a tall man..i hope i can play while..as i look at him..he has a good touch in perimeter and good post up game..i wasnt able to catch up the alaska practice but i heard that no daniel santiago...randy holcomb is their import......i'll be watching tomorrows game.....
oh yeah. they have a game at calape colisuem right? based on your observation, do you think this reda guy can play like chris alexander or adam parada? do you think he can pace up with these guys?

Cool Cat
05-09-2008, 02:07 PM
oh yeah. they have a game at calape colisuem right? based on your observation, do you think this reda guy can play like chris alexander or adam parada? do you think he can pace up with these guys?
i would say more on adam parada type...he has a decent perimeter shot..and a good accurate in his hook shot...but it is just a practice...i will tell you tomorrow after the game...he is more on like a Keven Garnet body type.....

hawke12
05-10-2008, 02:57 AM
Bring on the International flavor!!!.. Maybe Welcoat or coke can get a small imports from Europe.. the likes of Theodoros Papaloukas, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Pepe Sanchez...

ankle breaker
05-12-2008, 05:09 PM
these guys are impossible to pullout from their mother unit.

bolabasket
05-13-2008, 02:55 AM
McGhee, 28, said someday, he plans to marry his Filipina girlfriend Cynthia Baccay and raise a family.

“Cynthia was born in the Philippines but went to the US when she was only six weeks old with her American adoptive parents,” he says. “She never knew her Filipino biological parents. She was working in Dallas when I met her. It was the first day I moved to Dallas two years ago and we’ve been together since.”

For McGhee, playing in the Philippines has become more meaningful because of Cynthia who’s in town with the former US national cager. A recent call-out for long-lost relatives on TV resulted in Cynthia communicating with a family from Isabela.

Servinio
05-13-2008, 06:08 AM
McGhee, 28, said someday, he plans to marry his Filipina girlfriend Cynthia Baccay and raise a family.

“Cynthia was born in the Philippines but went to the US when she was only six weeks old with her American adoptive parents,” he says. “She never knew her Filipino biological parents. She was working in Dallas when I met her. It was the first day I moved to Dallas two years ago and we’ve been together since.”

For McGhee, playing in the Philippines has become more meaningful because of Cynthia who’s in town with the former US national cager. A recent call-out for long-lost relatives on TV resulted in Cynthia communicating with a family from Isabela.
IN about 15 to 20 years, we will see if Philippine basketball can have at least one or two very tall prospects!

rhk111
05-13-2008, 06:36 AM
Please somebody tell Mcghee to start breeding now w/ his girlfriend.

:D :D :D

b3lowzro
05-13-2008, 06:46 AM
Please somebody tell Mcghee to start breeding now w/ his girlfriend.

:D :D :D

I hope he doesnt turn out to be a Philander Rodman :D

ankle breaker
05-13-2008, 02:06 PM
well, he doesn't look like one. he looks demure in his picture.

C2Hamm
05-19-2008, 05:25 AM
why is santee being replaced?

ankle breaker
05-19-2008, 03:31 PM
why is santee being replaced?
is he replaced? i still saw him played against BGK.

the big boss
05-22-2008, 08:57 AM
NBA legend won't come after all
by Joaquin Henson
Source: The Philippine Star | May 21, 2008

Coca-Cola import George (Gee) Gervin Jr. was told the other day by team officials he will be replaced by Donald Copeland in the PBA Fiesta Conference, squelching plans of his legendary father, known as the Iceman, visiting Manila to watch him play.

Gervin Sr. and wife Joyce planned to come to town if the Tigers make it deep in the PBA playoffs. But with their son out of the lineup, the trip is now academic.

Gervin said team manager J. B. Baylon and assistant coach Boyvits Victoria broke the news that caught him by surprise during a coffee shop meeting.

"I'm done," said Gervin who averaged 18 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 28 minutes in seven games. "They really didn't give me a reason why I was being replaced except that the team's original choice suddenly became available. When my teammates found out, some of the guys called me on the phone. They were shocked and surprised."

Gervin said he got calls from Asi Taulava, Alex Cabagnot, Mark Telan, import partner Jason Dixon and injured Calvin Cage whom he replaced due to injury.

"I'm still staying 'til the weekend," he said. "Some of my teammates want to take me around town before I leave."

But coach Binky Favis said yesterday Gervin's exit isn't set in stone.

"We haven't informed the PBA of any change," said Favis. "We've got a couple of days to decide since our next game against Red Bull is still on Friday. There's a small probability, like a three to five percent chance, we'll ask Gee to stay if Copeland doesn't work out."

Favis said Copeland was the Tigers' first choice but when he couldn't commit for the season opener, he brought in Bobby Burries instead. Burries, however, was measured over the 6-1 limit for Coca-Cola's second import and went home. His replacement, Cage, was injured after a game.

"This is the worst part of being a coach, when you cut a player whom you know is good and whom you've gotten to like," said Favis. "We're just looking for some permanence. We've seen videos of Copeland and we're impressed. Whatever we decide in the end, we hope it's for good."

Favis said despite the team's ups and downs, he's inspired by his players' desire to win.

"Guys are proving themselves out on the court, showing they belong in this league," he said. "That keeps you going. We've had so many lineup changes since the offseason and we're still trying to jell as a team."

Copeland, 25, arrived late Saturday night. The 5-10, 173-pound guard is half-Puerto Rican, half-American. As an all-state senior at St. Anthony High in New Jersey in 2001-02, he averaged 14.3 points. He played four years at Seton Hall University, norming 2.2 points as a freshman, 1.3 as a sophomore, 6.9 as a junior and finally, 16.1 as a senior. Copeland saw action on two Seton Hall teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament. In his senior season, he led the Pirates varsity in scoring, assists, steals, three-point percentage and free throw percentage.

Known as a tough on-the-ball defender, Copeland was described by Seton Hall coach Louis Orr as a winner who improved on his decision-making and leadership every year. Copeland scored only 91 points in his first two seasons and had only 19 starts before his senior year when he blossomed as a star.

Although he's shorter than Gervin, Copeland is reportedly beefier. Gervin leads the league in free throw percentage (.952) and is second in steals (1.5). Last May 9, he hit 35 points, including six triples, in 33 minutes as Coca-Cola brought down Magnolia, 106-92, in the Tigers' best showing so far.

News of Gervin's departure came in the wake of the Tigers' two-game losing skid. The team has lost three of its last four.

Victoria said Gervin took the news like a professional.

"We met with Gee and told him our original choice has become available," said Victoria. "It was difficult to break the news because he's a really nice guy and he's very close with the locals."

Gervin's agent Jerry Barisano, who left Manila for Singapore last Sunday, said he couldn't believe the news.

"Things haven't gone right for the team lately but it's not Gee's fault," he said. "My suggestion is to try out Copeland in practice. If he's better than Gee, then send Gee home. If not, I'll make sure Gee stays and plays even harder, with something to prove. I know Gee and he'll deliver."

the big boss
05-22-2008, 09:01 AM
/\ man i will miss his FREETHROW shot ritual. :(

hawke12
05-22-2008, 12:07 PM
His Stats are not Bad... too bad...

Alex07
05-22-2008, 02:27 PM
Is it true that Coca Cola has a new import?They are gonna replace Dixon I think

ankle breaker
05-22-2008, 02:49 PM
Is it true that Coca Cola has a new import?They are gonna replace Dixon I think
it's gee gervin they are replacing. their original choice is in town.

dreamwalker
06-20-2008, 08:24 AM
I just want some feedbacks from you guys on the ongoing PBA Fiesta Conference, don't have a chance to watch them on Philippine TV even TFC don't have it in their programs, my questions are ....

Playing against 7-footer imports, can you see any improvements in our local players ?, the way they defend ? is the intimidation factor still there ?

Correct me again if I'm wrong, some professional leagues, like the JBL or KBL do conduct tryouts for imports, are these imports resident imports ? let's just say their contract is for one year, season or per conference, would it be possible for the PBA to do the same, is it feasible?

Coz, I was thinking, if the PBA would a have a resident import for a year or whatever and so still decides to lend its players to national team, at least our locals are no longer intimidated by the big guys from other national teams, I don't know if I make sense, your thoughts again please, much obliged.

b3lowzro
06-20-2008, 09:02 AM
I just want some feedbacks from you guys on the ongoing PBA Fiesta Conference, don't have a chance to watch them on Philippine TV even TFC don't have it in their programs, my questions are ....

Playing against 7-footer imports, can you see any improvements in our local players ?, the way they defend ? is the intimidation factor still there ?

Correct me again if I'm wrong, some professional leagues, like the JBL or KBL do conduct tryouts for imports, are these imports resident imports ? let's just say their contract is for one year, season or per conference, would it be possible for the PBA to do the same, is it feasible?

Coz, I was thinking, if the PBA would a have a resident import for a year or whatever and so still decides to lend its players to national team, at least our locals are no longer intimidated by the big guys from other national teams, I don't know if I make sense, your thoughts again please, much obliged.

They have one, he goes by the name of Alex Compton. I bet he doesn't to leave the Philippines, speaks good tagalog and I always see him in Greenbelt

interxavierxxx
06-20-2008, 09:56 AM
Playing against 7-footer imports, can you see any improvements in our local players ?, the way they defend ? is the intimidation factor still there ?


A lot of our 6'6" guys are obviously not playing the 5 position. Enrico Villanueva for example cannot replace the job of Rheda Ralimi, who is 7'0". There's a lot, a lot of our guys--despite the size disadvantage--continues to fight for rebounds. Kerby Raymundo can rebound against Chris Alexander and Adam Parada. He can even take the ball strong to the hoop. This is good, now we know that we can use our penetrating ability to draw fouls from the big guys.

I'd assume that Kerby Raymundo learned how to face off against taller opponents thanks to this RP NT stint last year. If I'm not mistaken, he was the one responsible for fouling out Hadadi, Bahrami, and Doraghi (7'2", 6'7", and 6'9" respectively).

Alex07
06-20-2008, 10:07 AM
A lot of our 6'6" guys are obviously not playing the 5 position. Enrico Villanueva for example cannot replace the job of Rheda Ralimi, who is 7'0". There's a lot, a lot of our guys--despite the size disadvantage--continues to fight for rebounds. Kerby Raymundo can rebound against Chris Alexander and Adam Parada. He can even take the ball strong to the hoop. This is good, now we know that we can use our penetrating ability to draw fouls from the big guys.

I'd assume that Kerby Raymundo learned how to face off against taller opponents thanks to this RP NT stint last year. If I'm not mistaken, he was the one responsible for fouling out Hadadi, Bahrami, and Doraghi (7'2", 6'7", and 6'9" respectively).

for the local league he'll be a good power forward..but not in international competitions..he'll be eaten alive when he plays 4 with that much height and heft from other teams.I think he has a decent outside shot though he can't guard the quicker forwards.

interxavierxxx
06-20-2008, 10:45 AM
Also, our local players are not getting dominated by the imports in terms of leading scorers, only in rebounds. Unlike other countries, the imports in our league are not always the leading scorer. :D

ankle breaker
06-20-2008, 01:09 PM
now coree santee is replaced by alex compton. who is deadly inside the court even at the age of 34 and out of competitive games for over a year.

chimp
06-20-2008, 03:50 PM
coree santee is gone. alex comptom scored 16 in his fiesta cup debut.

sta. lucia also had replaced their import. LEE Benson, 6'9", 30 y.o. Benson scored 22 and grabbed 28 boards against Alaska aces in a 20 game rout, ending the aces' 6 game-winning streak.

Alex07
06-20-2008, 03:59 PM
Also, our local players are not getting dominated by the imports in terms of leading scorers, only in rebounds. Unlike other countries, the imports in our league are not always the leading scorer. :D

2 scenarios:

1)Maybe our locals are getting better.

2)Maybe the quality of imports in the Philippines are getting low.

b3lowzro
06-20-2008, 06:01 PM
Also, our local players are not getting dominated by the imports in terms of leading scorers, only in rebounds. Unlike other countries, the imports in our league are not always the leading scorer. :D

well in the Ph we want our imports more on the scoring side because the fans would like to see a foreigner dunking or scoring 30 pts up while on the other countries like lets say Iran or Lebanon they try to clubs try to balance the scoring for their imports so they would a fan base for their locals.

bolabasket
06-24-2008, 01:38 AM
Purefoods import Rhalimi is reportedly smitten with Ruffa Gutierrez....wow, 6-11 + 5-10 = 7-4 Fil-Moroccan giant....

b3lowzro
06-24-2008, 05:33 AM
Purefoods import Rhalimi is reportedly smitten with Ruffa Gutierrez....wow, 6-11 + 5-10 = 7-4 Fil-Moroccan giant....

c'mon rheda wouldn't pass anabelle rama, she wants her daughter to marry rich and abusive men :D

C2Hamm
06-24-2008, 05:45 AM
why is santee being replaced?
sorry.. i asked too early. :D :D :D

The_Big_Cat
06-24-2008, 06:44 AM
Purefoods import Rhalimi is reportedly smitten with Ruffa Gutierrez....wow, 6-11 + 5-10 = 7-4 Fil-Moroccan giant....
Can you guess the would-be boy's name? :D

C2Hamm
06-24-2008, 07:09 AM
Can you guess the would-be boy's name? :D
RuffRed Rhalimi. hahahahaha... nicknamed: RR

trigun_08
06-24-2008, 07:56 AM
RuffRed Rhalimi. hahahahaha... nicknamed: RR


wat about Ruffo??:D

rhk111
06-24-2008, 09:58 AM
Ruffa really seems to like those Middle Eastern guys. His ex-husband was Turkish, right?

kerouac82
06-24-2008, 10:15 AM
wat about Ruffo??:D
You mean this? :D
http://www.tipidmeals.com/images/2008/02/17/20080131rufos_signx.jpg

Alex07
06-24-2008, 10:27 AM
Ruffa really seems to like those Middle Eastern guys. His ex-husband was Turkish, right?

Rhalimi is not middle eastern,he's Moroccan and Morocco is an African country not Asian.

rhk111
06-24-2008, 12:07 PM
Rhalimi is not middle eastern,he's Moroccan and Morocco is an African country not Asian.

Morocco is in NORTH AFRICA, that part of Africa nearest Europe and the Middle East.

Besides, just look at Rhalimi's features. He looks more like a Middle East person than a black person.

ankle breaker
06-24-2008, 02:17 PM
it doesn't mean that if you are a moroccan and morocco is part of africa you are black. there are other nations in africa that are not predominantly black. the people of the countries like algeria, egypt, libya and mauritania are not predominantly black. these countries are located in north africa facing middle east and europe.

ward
06-25-2008, 03:45 AM
it doesn't mean that if you are a moroccan and morocco is part of africa you are black. there are other nations in africa that are not predominantly black. the people of the countries like algeria, egypt, libya and mauritania are not predominantly black. these countries are located in north africa facing middle east and europe.


amen to that!.. South Africa has caucasian citizens from Danish ancestry!:D

Burndvinyard
06-25-2008, 05:02 AM
it doesn't mean that if you are a moroccan and morocco is part of africa you are black. there are other nations in africa that are not predominantly black. the people of the countries like algeria, egypt, libya and mauritania are not predominantly black. these countries are located in north africa facing middle east and europe.

i think what rhk111 meant was that Rhalimi is of Arab race.

Alex07
06-25-2008, 06:22 AM
Morocco is in NORTH AFRICA, that part of Africa nearest Europe and the Middle East.

Besides, just look at Rhalimi's features. He looks more like a Middle East person than a black person.

did I ever mention his color or any physical features?All I mentioned is Morroco's geography being in the continent of Africa but yeah he looks like he has European/Middle eastern lineage :D

b3lowzro
06-25-2008, 11:35 AM
amen to that!.. South Africa has caucasian citizens from Danish ancestry!:D

well most of the southern african countries has good numbers of white people. they are normally referred Boers, and I don't know if they have contributed to the basketball around the world.

ankle breaker
06-25-2008, 02:46 PM
yeah, the whites south africa even ruled south africa for years.

Lebron23
06-26-2008, 10:12 PM
Stats of the Greatest Imports in the history of the PBA


1. Norman Black

Career Average: 40.2 PPG, 18.4 RPG, 4.1 APG, 1.9 BPG, 0.3 SPG

Career High: 71 points
Games Played: 282
Total Points: 11,329
Highest Scoring Average in a Season: 51.8 PPG

Norman Black makes PBA debut with 35 points on August 27, 1981 in Tefilin's 124-136 loss to Yco-Tanduay
1982 Best Import of the Reinforced Conference
1983 100% Performance of the Open Conference
1989 PBA Grandslam Champion

http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/8541/normanblack.html

2. Billy Ray Bates

Career Average: 46.2 PPG, 12.4 RPG, 5.7 APG, 1.0 BPG, 1.3 SPG


Career High: 71 points
Games Played: 98
Total Points: 4,523

http://www.geocities.com/maong69/billyraybates.html


3. Bobby Parks


Career Average: 40.5 PPG, 15.2 RPG, 5.39 APG, 2.6 BPG, 1.12 SPG


Career High: 72 points
Games Played: 221
Total Points: 8,955
Highest Scoring Average in a Season: 52.6 PPG

1987 Best Import of the Reinforced Conference
1988 Best Import of the Reinforced Conference
1989 Best Import of the Open Conference
1990 Best Import of the First Conference and the Third Conference
1991 Best Import of the First Conference
1992 Best Import of the First Conference


http://www.geocities.com/maong69/bobbyparks.html


4. Sean Chambers



Career Average: 30.5 PPG, 12.05 RPG, 4.7 APG, 1.2 BPG, 1.0 SPG


Career High: 68 points
Games Played: 270
Total Points: 8,225
Highest Scoring Average in a Season: 38.6 PPG



*1991 Third Conference 100% Performance
*1996 Governor's Cup Best Import


http://www.geocities.com/maong69/pba.schamb.html

ankle breaker
06-27-2008, 02:47 PM
what about the other imports like tony harris, michael hackett, michael young among others?

bolabasket
07-04-2008, 04:07 AM
It's gonna be Steven Thomas vs. Jason Dixon for the Best Import Award....no more no less

ankle breaker
07-04-2008, 02:46 PM
It's gonna be Steven Thomas vs. Jason Dixon for the Best Import Award....no more no less
i agree with you because they are the only original imports that are not yet replaced including alaska aces forward/center randy holcomb. i hope coke will bring back the exciting calvin cage as replacement to donald copeland if he fully recovered from his injury. i think they only placed him in the injured list that's why they put him back in anytime.

bolabasket
07-18-2008, 01:28 AM
Benson a pain in the neck

Sta. Lucia happy to see American import go

By TITO TALAO

Must have been the sudden freedom, having spent time behind bars, and the liberty to wade freely into wantonness that ultimately brought down Lee Benson, the sacked import of the Sta. Lucia Realtors.

Benson, who Realtors management sent packing the day they faced — and lost to – the Ginebra Kings in a do-or-die PBA Fiesta Conference quarterfinal game Wednesday, had a checkered past and a reputation that preceded him: Lover of the night life, gambler, drug fiend, unreliable, temperamental, irreverent.

"We were warned Benson had an attitude problem, but boss Buddy [Encarnado, the Realtors governor] wanted to give him a second chance," said a team insider.

A desire to give a down-on-his-luck individual a break and a need for a potential savior to a faltering bid for back-to-back championships after two previous imports — Wesley Wilson and Jamar Brown — failed to make the grade.

The Realtors were willing to give it a shot even if his first few hours in the country proved portentous.

"On the day he was fetched at the airport by assistant coach Cholo Martin, Benson went looking for an area that offered wi-fi service, and when he couldn’t find one he got disgusted and asked coach Cholo for his passport," the insider said. "He was going home less than an hour after flying in because he couldn’t use the Internet."

Benson was prevailed upon to stay and his arrival signaled a resurrection for the Realtors, the Philippine Cup champions, as they started piling up wins.

Problems came to the surface, however, when Sta. Lucia’s streak suddenly hit a snag, sending the Exie Robles franchise out of quarterfinal contention and into the perilous wildcard phase.

"He was bar-hopping every night, renting taxi cabs for as long as three straight days," the insider bared.

One time, Benson failed to settle his fare with the cab driver who had waited for him from dusk to dawn. When the chauffer drove to Benson’s place at the Globe Towers on Pioneer Street in Mandaluyong to demand for his fee, the six-foot-eleven import with the menacing demeanor shooed him away.

The taxi driver left but returned shortly with his burly elder brother and two uniformed policemen.

Benson’s assigned team driver who had come to bring him to practice called Encarnado on the phone and informed him of the problem.

"Boss Buddy had to settle the R3,000 fare in exchange for a signed affidavit from the driver that no charges will be filed against Benson," said the insider.

It was around this time that Benson’s New York-born agent who lives in Puerto Rico began calling and asking for his percentage, demanding to know why his Filipino counterpart had been paid ahead of him.

Encarnado, the team insider said, patiently explained to the man that it was not so, but Benson’s agent would have none of it, insisting that his ward be given his passport, plane ticket, and money so he could leave.

It went on and on and it reached the point when Benson informed the team, minutes before they took the floor against the Talk ‘N Text Phone Pals in the wildcard phase, that he was leaving after the game.

Benson had a superb evening -- 27 points and 26 rebounds as Sta. Lucia clinched the fourth and last quarterfinal berth. But his pre-game announcement left the entire Realtors team groping in the dark, with the mighty Ginebra Kings waiting in the best-of-three playoffs.

Benson suited up for the series opener against the Kings Sunday, but the Realtors failed to hang on to a 13-point lead and wound up losing, 92-90.

Two days later, on the eve of their do-or-die meeting with Ginebra, Benson, without any notice, skipped the all-important practice.

It was the last straw for Encarnado, according to the team insider.

The Sta. Lucia official delivered Benson’s passport, plane ticket and money to the Office of the Commissioner for proper disposal.

Encarnado was supposed to have told Commissioner Sonny Barrios: "This has to end. We cannot be held hostage by a blackmailer."

Said the source: "Boss Buddy was unwilling to compromise team integrity for one player who makes a mockery of league rules."

Without Benson in Game 2, the Kings breezed past the Realtors, 113-85, Wednesday at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo, sending them to the best-of-seven semifinals against Red Bull while putting an emphatic end to Sta. Lucia’s dream of a mini-grand slam.

(Postscript: The Realtors later learned that Benson’s agent had booked him to a higher-paying contract in China, making it plain the long-night charades and habitual tardiness were all part of the scheme to get him out of his contract.)

simplyRAVISHING
07-18-2008, 03:58 AM
Adam Parada - BEst import

rhk111
07-18-2008, 04:17 AM
I really, really doubt if anybody else would hire Lee Benson after that this incident. This is Interbasket, where imports can be tracked internationally, so where is Lee Benson now?

Also, how the heck did Buddy Encarnado allow himself to be duped into hiring such a headcase of an import? If Buddy was the Team Manager of any other PBA team out there, no doubt he would've been fired already.

rensquared
07-18-2008, 04:59 AM
Benson a pain in the neck

Sta. Lucia happy to see American import go

By TITO TALAO

Must have been the sudden freedom, having spent time behind bars, and the liberty to wade freely into wantonness that ultimately brought down Lee Benson, the sacked import of the Sta. Lucia Realtors.

Benson, who Realtors management sent packing the day they faced — and lost to – the Ginebra Kings in a do-or-die PBA Fiesta Conference quarterfinal game Wednesday, had a checkered past and a reputation that preceded him: Lover of the night life, gambler, drug fiend, unreliable, temperamental, irreverent.

"We were warned Benson had an attitude problem, but boss Buddy [Encarnado, the Realtors governor] wanted to give him a second chance," said a team insider.

A desire to give a down-on-his-luck individual a break and a need for a potential savior to a faltering bid for back-to-back championships after two previous imports — Wesley Wilson and Jamar Brown — failed to make the grade.

The Realtors were willing to give it a shot even if his first few hours in the country proved portentous.

"On the day he was fetched at the airport by assistant coach Cholo Martin, Benson went looking for an area that offered wi-fi service, and when he couldn’t find one he got disgusted and asked coach Cholo for his passport," the insider said. "He was going home less than an hour after flying in because he couldn’t use the Internet."

Benson was prevailed upon to stay and his arrival signaled a resurrection for the Realtors, the Philippine Cup champions, as they started piling up wins.

Problems came to the surface, however, when Sta. Lucia’s streak suddenly hit a snag, sending the Exie Robles franchise out of quarterfinal contention and into the perilous wildcard phase.

"He was bar-hopping every night, renting taxi cabs for as long as three straight days," the insider bared.

One time, Benson failed to settle his fare with the cab driver who had waited for him from dusk to dawn. When the chauffer drove to Benson’s place at the Globe Towers on Pioneer Street in Mandaluyong to demand for his fee, the six-foot-eleven import with the menacing demeanor shooed him away.

The taxi driver left but returned shortly with his burly elder brother and two uniformed policemen.

Benson’s assigned team driver who had come to bring him to practice called Encarnado on the phone and informed him of the problem.

"Boss Buddy had to settle the R3,000 fare in exchange for a signed affidavit from the driver that no charges will be filed against Benson," said the insider.

It was around this time that Benson’s New York-born agent who lives in Puerto Rico began calling and asking for his percentage, demanding to know why his Filipino counterpart had been paid ahead of him.

Encarnado, the team insider said, patiently explained to the man that it was not so, but Benson’s agent would have none of it, insisting that his ward be given his passport, plane ticket, and money so he could leave.

It went on and on and it reached the point when Benson informed the team, minutes before they took the floor against the Talk ‘N Text Phone Pals in the wildcard phase, that he was leaving after the game.

Benson had a superb evening -- 27 points and 26 rebounds as Sta. Lucia clinched the fourth and last quarterfinal berth. But his pre-game announcement left the entire Realtors team groping in the dark, with the mighty Ginebra Kings waiting in the best-of-three playoffs.

Benson suited up for the series opener against the Kings Sunday, but the Realtors failed to hang on to a 13-point lead and wound up losing, 92-90.

Two days later, on the eve of their do-or-die meeting with Ginebra, Benson, without any notice, skipped the all-important practice.

It was the last straw for Encarnado, according to the team insider.

The Sta. Lucia official delivered Benson’s passport, plane ticket and money to the Office of the Commissioner for proper disposal.

Encarnado was supposed to have told Commissioner Sonny Barrios: "This has to end. We cannot be held hostage by a blackmailer."

Said the source: "Boss Buddy was unwilling to compromise team integrity for one player who makes a mockery of league rules."

Without Benson in Game 2, the Kings breezed past the Realtors, 113-85, Wednesday at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo, sending them to the best-of-seven semifinals against Red Bull while putting an emphatic end to Sta. Lucia’s dream of a mini-grand slam.

(Postscript: The Realtors later learned that Benson’s agent had booked him to a higher-paying contract in China, making it plain the long-night charades and habitual tardiness were all part of the scheme to get him out of his contract.)


Ouch that really sucks.. What a blackmailer:mad:

ankle breaker
07-18-2008, 02:41 PM
that really shows that once a crook, always a crook.

super_defender
07-19-2008, 01:33 AM
Benson and his agent were partners in crime!

bolabasket
07-19-2008, 01:52 AM
He looks like the Candyman...

Lebron23
07-25-2008, 11:17 AM
I couldn't find the PBA Greatest Imports Thread, so i just post this one on this thread that i had started months ago.

http://i34.tinypic.com/2lnh8k4.jpg

Looking at Tony Harris stats, I think he is most explosive import in the history of the PBA, and he was putting some godly stats in the 1990's while playing for the Concepcion Franchise ( Swift and Sunkist)

Career PBA Statistics

1992 Swift - 60.7 ppg, 11.4 rpg, 8.09 apg, 2.17 spg, 0.43 bpg, .542 FG%, .915 FT%.

1993 Swift - 46.0 ppg, 12 rpg, 7.76 apg, 2.12 spg, 0.44 bpg, .569 FG%, .824 FT%

1996 Sunkist - 37.0 ppg, 9 rpg, 4.7 apg, 2.0 spg, 0.7 bpg, 1.000 FT%, .427 FG%

1998 Pop Cola - 25.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.90 apg, 1.25 spg, .469 FG%, .904 FT %

PBA Career Averaged: 48.4 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 6.9 apg, 2.01 spg, 0.41 bpg, .540 FG%, .878 FT%

PBA Career High: 105 points ( vs. Ginebra San Miguel 1992)

http://www.geocities.com/maong69/tonyharris.html

ankle breaker
07-25-2008, 02:06 PM
I think there are still so many threads about this one but this is the only 1 I can find.
link for best import threads and other stuffs.

http://basketball.exchange.ph/index.php/2008/04/21/the-best-imports-of-all-time/

amamangloy
03-25-2011, 04:56 PM
OT: Former Tanduay import Ira Clark is still strutting his stuff in Australia...
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/44/fullj.de249a7ddb52d2e4cfb05ec34e8a599d/de249a7ddb52d2e4cfb05ec34e8a599d-getty-104726090ch019_nbl_rd_24_bl.jpg

nardy
03-25-2011, 05:43 PM
I really, really doubt if anybody else would hire Lee Benson after that this incident. This is Interbasket, where imports can be tracked internationally, so where is Lee Benson now?

Also, how the heck did Buddy Encarnado allow himself to be duped into hiring such a headcase of an import? If Buddy was the Team Manager of any other PBA team out there, no doubt he would've been fired already.


Lee Benson is among the most sought and highly paid imports in China. The Chinese are pay some imports at European levels with some getting much-much more than they can earn in the NBA. This makes a number of imports just too impractical to hire due to the astronomical amount of money they're getting from the NBA teams. They're damn overpaid and I agree with a number of NBA writers and analysts, majority of these players just dont deserve that big amount of salaries.

nardy
03-25-2011, 05:44 PM
I really, really doubt if anybody else would hire Lee Benson after that this incident. This is Interbasket, where imports can be tracked internationally, so where is Lee Benson now?

Also, how the heck did Buddy Encarnado allow himself to be duped into hiring such a headcase of an import? If Buddy was the Team Manager of any other PBA team out there, no doubt he would've been fired already.


Lee Benson is among the most sought and highly paid imports in China. The Chinese are pay some imports at European levels with some getting much-much more than they can earn in the NBA. This makes a number of imports just too impractical to hire due to the astronomical amount of money they're getting from the CBA teams. They're damn overpaid and I agree with a number of NBA writers and analysts, majority of these players just dont deserve that big amount of salaries.

amamangloy
03-04-2012, 12:57 AM
OT: Lenny Cooke turns from basketball prospect to cook

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/sports/basketball/lenny-cooke-star-to-be-who-never-was.html?_r=1

Big Ticket
03-10-2012, 03:36 AM
heard from last night's broadcast that adam parada has a filipina wife (a former volleyball player)....hope they have sons hehe....

toikins
03-10-2012, 12:58 PM
heard from last night's broadcast that adam parada has a filipina wife (a former volleyball player)....hope they have sons hehe....

yes. her picture/video is actually posted here in this forum somewhere.