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  • #46
    what about players profiles?

    it seems that players profiles are not updated since september 2007. is it like that? what happened? can I suggest names or biographies of some players that are not listed?

    Last edited by Bosforo65; 05-27-2008, 07:54 AM.


    • #47
      Originally posted by Bosforo65
      it seems that players profiles are not updated since september 2007. is it like that? what happened? can I suggest names or biographies of some players that are not listed?
      Yes please do.



      • #48
        Mark Anthony Caguioa Profile

        Position Point Guard, Shooting Guard
        Nickname The Spark
        League Philippine Basketball Association (PBA),
        Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
        Weight 180 lb (82 kg)
        Team Barangay Ginebra Kings
        Nationality Filipino
        Born November 19, 1979
        San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines
        College Glendale Comm. Coll., California
        Draft 3rd overall, 2001
        Barangay Ginebra Kings

        Pro career 2001–present

        Mark Anthony Caguioa (born on November 19, 1979 in San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines) is a Filipino professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He plays for the Barangay Ginebra Kings, although he is currently on leave from the team due to his playing commitments to the Philippine national team. Known by many as The Spark, he is also known, along with backcourt tandem Jayjay Helterbrand, as one-half of the so-called, The Fast and the Furious.

        Collegiate career

        Although born and raised in the Philippines, Caguioa spent his adolescent days in the United States and played collegiate ball at the Glendale Community College in California. He was named into the First-Team All-Western State Conference honors in the 1999-2000 season.

        PBA career

        In 2001, as a virtual unknown in Philippine basketball scene, he was drafted by the Barangay Ginebra Kings as the 3rd overall pick. Expectations were not high as Caguioa started as role player and reliever to Vergel Meneses. However, after showing strong performances and leading the Kings to the All-Filipino finals, he became very popular. With his killer cross-overs, slashing drives to the basket, and penchant for making clutch plays, Caguioa earned the respect and admiration of Filipino basketball fans. His exciting brand of play earned him the monicker "The Spark". At the end of the season, Caguioa is the 3rd Ginebra player since Dondon Ampalayo in 1986 and Marlou Aquino in 1996 to win the Rookie of the Year award.

        In the 2002 and 2003 seasons, Caguioa had good performances but the Kings were unable to get past the quarterfinals.

        In the 2004-2005 season, Caguioa along with the comebacking Jayjay Helterbrand, formed a strong backcourt tandem, which ABC Sports later dubbed as the "Fast and the Furious". Their tandem enabled Ginebra to win back-to-back championships. Caguioa also set his career high during this season, scoring 43 points in Game 4 of the Philippine Cup Finals against the Talk N Text Phone Pals.

        Caguioa had 4 chances to become MVP:

        He was among the leading players for 2004 Fiesta Conference and Philippine Cup best player, but lost in the media voting twice to fellow Ginebra teammate Eric Menk. His "bad boy" image was apparently disliked by the media.

        His output of 36 points in the 2004 All-Star Game would have won him the All-Star MVP, but the South All-Stars led by Asi Taulava and Jimmy Alapag stole the show.

        Caguioa was also the statistical leader for season MVP in 2005 , but lost again to Eric Menk in the media voting.

        In the 2006 Philippine Cup, Caguioa is still showing brilliance in his game earning Player of the Week honors thrice, becoming the league's leading scorer at 24 points a game, breaking his previous career high by scoring 45 pts despite losing to Red Bull in quarterfinals. He became the first guard ever to finished a single season as the league's leading scorer in the 21st Century (since Allan Caidic in 1995).

        Currently, in the 2007 Philippine Cup, Caguioa is averaging 24.7 PPG in the 23 games he is currently playing in the said tournament. He also lead the league in Statistical Points for the Best Player of the Conference Awards. Ginebra is currently leading the series 3-2 in the best-of-seven semifinal series with the Talk N Text Phone Pals. During the series, Caguioa scored 34,31,26,35 and 31 pts. respectively with a 31.4 point clip. Mark Caguioa won the 2007 PBA Best Player of the Conference.

        He was healing with a shoulder injury after the FIBA-Asia Championship held at Tokushima where the team SMC-Pilipinas ranked 9th overall.

        Awards and Records

        2001 Rookie of the Year
        2001 Mr. Quality Minutes
        2004 Mythical Second Team Member
        2005 Mythical Second Team Member
        2007 Best Player of the Conference (All Filipino Cup)
        2007 Philippine National Team Member
        3x PBA Scoring Champion
        2004 Fiesta Conference, 2004-2005 Philippines Cup, 2006-2007 Philippine Cup champion.
        FIBA Asia Club Championship Mythical Ten Selection (2007)
        2007 PSA major awardee (professional basketball ranks)
        William Jones Cup Mythical 5 Selection
        2007 Member, PBA 5,000-point club

        National team

        Caguioa was named in the RP Training Pool for future international competitions. He has participated in several exhibition games against the Iranian National team and the NBL team Sydney Kings in mid-2005, where he impressed the latter team's coach by scoring 27 pts. in the said game. He has also played in the 2005 FIBA-Asia Champions Cup held in the Philippines, in which they finished 5th in the event.

        However, Caguioa was eventually left out of the team for the past few months. It was due to national mentor Chot Reyes' claim that Caguioa has failed to appear in several practice sessions.

        He is currently a member of the Philippine national team that will compete in the Southeast Asia Basketball Association Championship and FIBA Asia Championship.

        2007-08 PBA Fiesta Conference

        He is from the Philippines, and Mark Caguioa is the best individual performer in the Fiesta Conference after leading the Locals in scoring in the 2007-08 Season.

        According to the recent rumors, Sydney Kings was really impressed with his performance, and they offered him a contract to play for their team, but unfortunately the NBL terminates the license of the King's after the club’s ownership failed to remedy outstanding player payments outlined in a default notice issued to the club.

        2007-08 PBA Fiesta Conference Stats

        Mark Caguioa

        23.0 ppg, 4.42 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.0 spg, 0.08 bpg, 43.2 FG%.

        Efficiency Rating: 37.6028


        A mini-controversy happened in 2005 when he spoke a Filipino vulgar word during a live interview of a game between Caguioa's team against the Sta. Lucia Realtors. He didn't receive any form of punishment from the PBA for his comments.

        Caguioa once had a rivalry with then-Sta. Lucia player Alex Cabagnot, who now plays for the Coca-Cola Tigers. It was mainly because Cabagnot broke Caguioa's scoring records at Eagle Rock High School. They had several episodes of commentaries regarding each other in interviews, and were seen trash talking in camera during their first two encounters.

        The rivalry apparently cooled off as Cabagnot failed to live up to everyone's expectations.

        Aside from being left out of the national team, Caguioa was recently sanctioned by the league for his failure to appear in the 2006 All-Star Game held in Cagayan de Oro City. Through his agent Danny Espiritu, he said he was then suffering from an injury and had to beg off from coming.

        Prior to the start of the 2006 Philippine Cup, Caguioa vowed to run naked (or half-naked) along the streets of Shaw Boulevard if the Kings failed to defend the title during a pre-tournament interview with ABC Sports. His team eventually lost the title, but he reneged on his earlier promise.

        On May 17, 2006, Caguioa was ejected during Ginebra's 99-88 defeat against sister team Coca-Cola Tigers for two technical fouls. The first technical happened after he vehemently complained a call against Tigers guard John Arigo. The second offense was for throwing the ball into the stands after a foul was called on him. The league suspended Caguioa during their loss against Air21 on May 20.

        He was fined by PBA Commissioner Noli Eala for failing to attend the 2006 PBA Annual Awards, where he was included in the Mythical Second team.
        Several newspapers wrote an article claiming that Caguioa is hated by the media in relation to his non-inclusion in the individual awards in the past.
        It is said that while these controversies produce a bad image for Caguioa, he still ranks as one of the most popular players in the league and is among the most favorite of Ginebra fans. Some also argue that Caguioa is either liked or hated by fans and the media.


        PBL commissioner Chino Trinidad is his cousin.
        He got his jersey number from the 47-point output he produced in an intramurals basketball game during his grade school days. It is also a combination of his father's favorite number (4) and Mark's own (7).
        He is currently dating Australian/Filipina model Lauren Hudson.
        He is scouted by the NBA team Toronto Raptors.
        He is offered by Iran basketball team to play for ten million pesos as an import, But he declined the offer.
        Last edited by Lebron23; 06-27-2008, 08:55 PM.


        • #49
          Hey Stuart What do you say about making a profile for one of the historical lebanese players,Elie Mchantaf ??

          Here some infos about Elie Mchantaf :

          Height : 6'4 (193cm)
          weight : 209 pounds
          Position : SG,SF
          Nickname: “Lello"
          Born: 1971.
          Status: Retired Player
          Origin: Zoul El Mikael-Lebanon
          Teams: Sagesse,Champville,Amal Bikfaya.
          Leb NT : The Captain of the NT from 1998 till 2003 (till his retirement)


          Led the NT in 98,99 and 2000 to win the Waba champion.
          He formed a great duo with the lebanese tiger Fadi el khatib back to Sagesse's days when they used to win the league with Sagesse for 7 consecutive years,winning the asian champions cup for the first time in the arabic participation in 1999 and 2000,led his team sagesse to win the Arab champions cup in 1998 and 1999 and the second place in the arab champ 1996.


          Best Arabic player for 3 consecutive years.
          Best 3pts Shooter in the arab champions cup 1999.
          Best Lebanese league Scorer for 6 consecutive years.
          Averaging with the NT in the WC 2002 Indianapolis 10 ppg.
          Averaging with the NT in the waba 1999, 16 ppg,6 rpg,5apg
          Best asian player 1999.
          The Sportsmanship Award


          Asian MVP

          The best duo ever,Elie Mchantaf and Tiger Fadi el khatib celebrating the asian win.

          Elie Mechantaf, hugging the trophy

          with the NT (WC Indianapolis)

          Some videos
 (Mcdonald cup against Varese)
          Last edited by daniab; 06-28-2008, 06:52 AM.
          Proud to be Lebanese


          • #50
            Great info Dania, I will add this in.

            (Give me time)



            • #51
              I saw him play in Indianapolis.

              (Sorry. It's just that anytime somebody posts something about a player I saw in Indianapolis, I have to say something. That was the best basketball event I've ever been to. I wanna' go to Beijing!!!)
              "I really like the attitudes of eagles. They never give up. When they grab a fish or something else, they never let it go. It doesn't matter. In a book, they write they find a skeleton of [an] eagle and there is no fish. It means that the fish beat him and killed him, but he didn't let go." -- Donatas Motiejunas


              • #52
                to stuart

                You should make a profile for Carl English. He's on Canada's team and has been very close to making the NBA. He's currently a star in Europe. You can get images of him at


                • #53
                  Karl Malone link doesnt work for me.
                  My Blog:

                  Statistics Wish List:
                  1990 Asian Games -in Beijing, CHN
                  1991 Pan Am Games -in Havana, CUB
                  1991 South American Championships -in Valencia, VEN
                  1991 Oceania Championship -in NZ
                  1991 Asian Basketball Championship -in Kobe, JPN
                  1992 African Basketball Championship -in Cairo, EGY
                  1992 Euro Olympic Basketball Tournament -in Spain


                  • #54
                    Zoran Planinic isnt from Serbia. He is Croatian.


                    • #55
                      wow this forum is so full of basketball player
                      bowyer bowyers professional translation


                      • #56
                        great job!

                        can you maybe spoke about famous Belgian players?
                        Last edited by rikhardur; 09-23-2010, 03:25 PM.


                        • #57
                          I search in InterBasket Player Profile Thread and i did not found any information about "Loren Woods" (USA-NBA Player),I made a hard research to make a better profile for Loren Woods because he will play this season 2010-2011 in lebanese basketball League "FLB",i post a summary about Loren Woods on interbasket Post No.#232 but my full Profile about Loren Woods you can find it on my blog
                          Tell me if you want to add this profile in your database of Interbasket
                          Best regards-SUPERBITAR


                          • #58

                            hi everyone,

                            still don't know how database is so poor. dragan kicanovic - one of the all-time greatest is missin'. not to mention other greats (especially former-Yu players)


                            • #59
                              Finland's Hanno Möttölä should be definitely included. Four strong years playing for Utah in the NCAA, the first and only Finn to play in the NBA and a solid career in Europe should be enough to make the list. We'll probably also see a 36 year old Möttölä playing in this year's Eurobasket in Slovenia.


                              • #60
                                Thanks for imformation!
                                Vinhomes Sky Lake



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