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    ^
    I'm not aware of any, but a few former PBA players have retired and live in NZ ( don't know who they are)
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    Quote Originally Posted by analyzed View Post
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    Yes he's been invited for Batang Gilas , but he's born in 2002, so not age eligible for next year U16, but he is for U18 2020.
    Ok , so its him and Padrigao manning the PG for U18 team

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    Quote Originally Posted by ischmemia View Post
    Has there been a NZ player played in the PBA?
    6'5 Tim Habelito drafted by TnT plays in TBL although went to uni in Australia. I'd say Ken Tuffin, Pat Maagdenberg and maybe Richie Rodger will join that list sooner or later. Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and now Otago players(27 yr olds) have started to go home just to try their luck in the PBA always going home undrafted. Lack of support from NZ-PH basketball association has been a big part of that. They don't know that you have to market yourself in Dleague first or other commercial leagues. Nothing like USA's Tumakbo Family where they lineup Dleague and MPBL teams you could play for and actually take care of you.
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    It's ironic that given all the years that all these different Pinoy associations existed, it's only now when I got involved that these players are being introduced to the local scene. The 3 you mentioned..
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    Camp David New Zealand roster
    5.9 - Reimar Cruz
    5'10 JD DAsis
    5'11 Jordan Perez
    5'11 Chris Abdon
    6'1 Tyler Martin
    6'3" Taine Davis
    6'4" Mason Amos
    6'6" Edward Maagenberg

    Coach Bredon Polyblank ( former Tall Black player and assistant coach NBL Saints)
    6'
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    Quote Originally Posted by analyzed View Post
    Camp David New Zealand roster
    5.9 - Reimar Cruz
    5'10 JD DAsis
    5'11 Jordan Perez
    5'11 Chris Abdon
    6'1 Tyler Martin
    6'2 King Vergerie
    6'3" Taine Davis
    6'4" Mason Amos
    6'6" Edward Maagenberg

    Coach Bredon Polyblank ( former Tall Black player and assistant coach NBL Saints)
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    Is Taine better than Aaron? It looks like Aaron is prioritizing his modeling career than playing basketball. Ricci 2.0 from Team B nga lang haha.
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    Sir Analyzed who is the 14yr old training with the rivero family? One of your boys?

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    Rivero?
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    Speaking of NZ, the most watched tournament in NZ tipped of today. https://nz.basketball/schick-championships-day-1/

    My son's (15pts) team lost 1st game to Westlake (has most # of NZ players) led by 6'9 Sam Mennenga, (basketball borders MVP)
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    Last night- In a replay of last year’s National high school final against Rosmini, St Pat's led with 4 minutes remaining before going down 79-75.

    Rosmini is led by 6' 6 wing Taine Murray (who is in the senior NZ (Tall Black) pool, yes he's that good!

    Filipinos involved
    St Pats is represented by Jordan Perez
    Rosmini (national high school champs) is represented by:
    Terrence Abdon
    Reimar Cruz
    Tyler Martin

    All four are member of the NZ NBTC team
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    Reimar Cruz should be heavily considered for batang gilas. Might be the best player out of all the other filipinos. Is he still u16 this year? He has a bald head meaning he is a rookie for rosmini.

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    How is Tito Thoots' son doing?
    LABAN PILIPINAS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by watiwawa View Post
    How is Tito Thoots' son doing?
    a lawyer now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by backtoback View Post
    Reimar Cruz should be heavily considered for batang gilas. Might be the best player out of all the other filipinos. Is he still u16 this year? He has a bald head meaning he is a rookie for rosmini.
    Reimar will turn 18 this year
    All 1st time Rosmini National team participants shaved their heads as part of tradition
    He was a revelation in Rosmini semis win
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    https://www.facebook.com/basketballn...3240929957205/

    Link for the secondary school's national basketball championship finals. Rosmini vs St.Kents

    Rosmini with 3 filipino players. Reimar Cruz Rosmini's 6th man. Tyler Martin who also comes off the bench. Terrence Abdon who is injured at the moment.

    OT: Both teams have an asian player for their 6th man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backtoback View Post
    https://www.facebook.com/basketballn...3240929957205/

    Link for the secondary school's national basketball championship finals. Rosmini vs St.Kents

    Rosmini with 3 filipino players. Reimar Cruz Rosmini's 6th man. Tyler Martin who also comes off the bench. Terrence Abdon who is injured at the moment.

    OT: Both teams have an asian player for their 6th man.
    Watching the Nationals (NZ High school top tournament), here are takeaways in talent
    Taane Murray with his length 6'6 and natural scoring wing game is definitely a future Tall Black,
    The MVP Broughton is a beast (Zion type) and sure Div 1 rotation player
    Sam Mennenga 6 9 is another div 1 player (not sure if he can crack a high major div 1 as a key player though)

    Form a NZ Pinoy perspective you can see why none of the Pinoy tall prospects no one taller than 6 5, can even make the roster of the top NZ High school teams

    The best kiwi guards like Dunn (Rosmini) aren't that impressive (not sure anyone makes div 1 rotation) on that note you can see why Reimar Cruz and Jordan Perez of St Pats (Pinoys) while undersize, are competitive and key contributors to their teams. The two would make the rotation of the top high schools in the Philippines

    Jordan Perez averaged 14 pts a game (30 games) this season for St Patrick's (2018 National runner ups), last Pinoy player to average those numbers in Premier NZ High school is probably Ken Tuffin

    This is Reimar's first Nationals (hard to crack Rosminis lineup)

    Both player together with Rosmini (Abdon and Martin) graduate from high school this year
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    Quote Originally Posted by analyzed View Post
    Watching the Nationals (NZ High school top tournament), here are takeaways in talent
    Taane Murray with his length 6'6 and natural scoring wing game is definitely a future Tall Black,
    The MVP Broughton is a beast (Zion type) and sure Div 1 rotation player
    Sam Mennenga 6 9 is another div 1 player (not sure if he can crack a high major div 1 as a key player though)

    Form a NZ Pinoy perspective you can see why none of the Pinoy tall prospects no one taller than 6 5, can even make the roster of the top NZ High school teams

    The best kiwi guards like Dunn (Rosmini) aren't that impressive (not sure anyone makes div 1 rotation) on that note you can see why Reimar Cruz and Jordan Perez of St Pats (Pinoys) while undersize, are competitive and key contributors to their teams. The two would make the rotation of the top high schools in the Philippines

    Jordan Perez averaged 14 pts a game (30 games) this season for St Patrick's (2018 National runner ups), last Pinoy player to average those numbers in Premier NZ High school is probably Ken Tuffin

    This is Reimar's first Nationals (hard to crack Rosminis lineup)

    Both player together with Rosmini (Abdon and Martin) graduate from high school this year
    For this year's nationals we could probably conclude that Reimar Cruz is the best filipino prospect. Hopefully he makes an NCAA(PH) squad next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backtoback View Post
    For this year's nationals we could probably conclude that Reimar Cruz is the best filipino prospect. Hopefully he makes an NCAA(PH) squad next year.
    Arguably yes Reimar had the better National tournament compared to Jordan on the basis that his team advanced to the Finals, Jordan however is relied more by 14th place St Patrick's, he avg more 11 pts to Reimar's 7 pts and outscored him in match up, (close game despite Pats being severely less talented),
    Following the season, Terrence got more minutes than Reimar, while Jordan was a revelation for St Pats led team in total points for the season
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    Quote Originally Posted by analyzed View Post
    Arguably yes Reimar had the better National tournament compared to Jordan on the basis that his team advanced to the Finals, Jordan however is relied more by 14th place St Patrick's, he avg more 11 pts to Reimar's 7 pts and outscored him in match up, (close game despite Pats being severely less talented),
    Following the season, Terrence got more minutes than Reimar, while Jordan was a revelation for St Pats led team in total points for the season
    Reimar has an NCAA offer already

    While Jordan is in the radar for UAAP teams

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    Quote Originally Posted by analyzed View Post
    Reimar has an NCAA offer already

    While Jordan is in the radar for UAAP teams
    just to be clear, US NCAA?
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