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Who will be the fourth pick?

Mark Giongco [ Source: Inquirer ] - November 03, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—With the top three picks already decided, the question of who will be the fourth pick and beyond will be answered as the PBA holds its Rookie Draft at the Robinson’s Place in Ermita Sunday.


List of PBA players with expired contracts


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See the complete list of PBA players whose contracts have expired.




Here's the list of players whose contracts expired according to dates and teams:

August 31, 2012:

Alaska:

  1. Gabby Espinas
  2. Paolo Bugia
  3. Brandon Cablay 
  4. Julius Pasculado
  5. Ariel Mepana
  6. Ervin Sotto
  7. Nino Gelig

Air21:

  1. Mark Isip
  2. Bitoy Omolon
  3. Pong Escobal
  4. Khazim Mirza
  5. Brian Faundo

Barako Bull:

  1. Danny Seigle
  2. Mick Pennisi
  3. Don Allado, 
  4. Sunday Salvacion
  5. Ronald Tubid
  6. Carlo Sharma
  7. Jimbo Aquino
  8. Shawn Weinstein
  9. Lou Gatumbato

Barangay Ginebra:

  1. Mark Caguioa
  2. Jayjay Helterbrand
  3. Eric Menk
  4. Rudy Hatfield
  5. Mike Cortez, 
  6. Billy Mamaril
  7. Willie Wilson
  8. John Wilson
  9. Rob Labagala

Global Port:
  1. Lordy Tugade
  2. Willie Miller

Meralco:
  1. Asi Taulava
  2. Mark Macapagal
  3. JayR Reyes
  4. Gilbert Bulawan
  5. Yousif Aljamal
  6. Dennis Daa
  7. Eric Canlas
  8. Chris Timberlake
  9. Jason Ballesteros

Petron Blaze:
  1. Chris Lutz
  2. Chico Lanete
  3. Rob Reyes
  4. RJ Rizada

Rain or Shine:
  1. Ronnie Matias

San Mig Coffee (formerly B-Meg):
  1. Rafi Reavis
  2. Jonas Villanueva
  3. Jerwin Gaco
  4. Joe Devance
  5. Josh Urbiztondo
  6. JC Intal
  7. Yancy de Ocampo
  8. Mike Burtscher

Talk ‘N Text:
  1. Kelly Willliams
  2. Ali Peek
  3. Rich Alvarez
  4. Aaron Aban
  5. Bambam Gamalinda
  6. Gilbert Lao


Aug. 15, 2012

Rain or Shine:
  1. Jireh Ibanes


July 31, 2012:

Air21:
  1. Hyram Bagatsing

Talk ‘N Text:
  1. Japeth Aguilar

Meralco:
  1. Chris Ross

Barako Bull:
  1. Doug Kramer
  2. Leo Najorda
  3. Al Vergara

Petron Blaze:
  1. Dorian Pena


July 17, 2012

Global Port:
  1. Nic Belasco (signed a new deal with Alaska)


July 15, 2012:

Meralco:
  1. Mark Yee
     
Source: Fidel Mangonon III, SPIN.ph





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Smart Gilas 2.0 lineup named, readies for 2012 FIBA Asia Cup in Japan (See Schedule)


After winning the 34th William Jones Cup, coach Chot Reyes SMART-Gilas 2.0 will be heading to Tokyo, Japan for the 4th FIBA Asia Cup slated on September 14 to 22.




The FIBA Asia Cup, previously known as the FIBA Asia Stanković Cup, serves as the qualifying event for the 27th FIBA Asia Championship in 2013, which in turn will be the qualifying event for 2014 FIBA World Cup to be held in Spain.

Here's the final Philippine NT 12-man line-up coached by Chot Reyes of Talk N Text:

1. Ranidel De Ocampo (Talk N Text)

2. Larry Fonacier (Talk N Text)

3. Jared Dillinger (Talk N Text)

4. Sonny Thoss (Alaska)

5. LA Tenorio (Ginebra)

6. Jeff Chan (Rain or Shine)

7. Gabe Norwood (Rain or Shine)

8. Enrico Villanueva (Barako Bull)

9. Gary David (GlobalPort)

10. JayR Reyes (Meralco)

11. Marcus Douthit (Naturalized Center)

12. Matthew Rosser (Filipino-American)

With regards to Sol Mercado's being ineligible to play, coach Chot Reyes wrote on his Twitter account:




Since 
FIBA Asia Cup only allows 12 players , Alaska’s Mac Baracael and Garvo Lanete have also been cut from the lineup.

“We hope to make the top three to go home with a medal,” coach Reyes said.

4th FIBA Asia Cup Groupings:

Group A
  • China (CHN)
  • Lebanon (LIB)
  • Macau (MAC)
  • Philippines (PHI)
  • Uzbekistan (UZB)

Group B
  • Chinese Taipei (TPE)
  • India (IND) 
  • Iran, I.R (IRI)
  • Japan (JPN)
  • Qatar (QAT)

Check out the Philippine National Team schedule:

Philippines versus China
Friday, September 14, 4:30 p.m. (Japan time)

Philippines versus Lebanon
Saturday, September 15, 7:00 p.m. (Japan time)

Philippines versus Uzbekistan
Sunday, September 16, 2:00 p.m. (Japan time)

Philippines versus Macau
Monday, September 17, 11:30 a.m. (Japan time)

Quarter-Finals
9th place play-off: A5 vs B5 (9th and 10th)
Game 1 (QF1): B4 vs A1
Game 2 (QF2): A4 vs B1
Game 3 (QF3): B3 vs A2
Game 4 (QF4): A3 vs B2

Semi-Finals
Game 5: Loser 1 vs Loser 4

Game 6: Loser 2 vs Loser 3

Game 7 (SF1): Winner 1 vs Winner 4
Game 8 (SF2): Winner 2 vs Winner 3

Finals
Game 9 Loser 5 vs Loser 6 
(7th and 8th) 
Game 10 Winner 5 vs Winner 6 
(5th and 6th)  
Game 11 Loser 7 vs Loser 8 
(3rd and 4th) 
Game 12 Winner 7 vs Winner 8 
(1st and 2nd)  

Last year, Smart-Gilas 1.0 finished fourth in the tournament behind third-placer Qatar, runner-up Japan, and Lebanon (champions).

3 teams that have won the FIBA Asia Cup:
2004 - Qatar
2008 - Jordan
2010 - Lebanon

Here's the official 4th FIBA Asia Cup website.




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Petron, Ginebra, Alaska, Barako Bull & GlobalPort Blockbuster Trade; LA Tenorio to Ginebra


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Five teams are busy shoring up their rosters in preparation for the upcoming 2012-2013 PBA season.




Petron, Ginebra, Alaska, Barako Bull and Globalport (formerly Powerade) aimed to beef up their respective teams submitted a blockbuster trade involving seven players and two future draft picks to PBA commissioner Chito Salud was approved quickly on Friday.

A look at what each team will receive:

  • Petron will receive Hans Thiele (Alaska) and Wesley Gonzales (Alaska).
  • Ginebra will acquire LA Tenorio (Alaska).
  • Alaska will receive JVee Casio (GlobalPort), Dondon Hontiveros (Petron) and Ginebra's 2015 2nd round pick.
  • Barako Bull will acquire Enrico Villanueva (Ginebra).
  • GlobalPort will receive Willie Miller (Barako Bull) and Ginebra's 2014 1st round pick. 



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SMART-Gilas 2.0 next stop: 2012 FIBA Asia Cup in Tokyo, Japan


After winning the Southeast Basketball Association Cup last July and the recently concluded 34th William Jones Cup, coach Chot Reyes SMART-Gilas 2.0 will be heading to Tokyo, Japan for the 4th FIBA Asia Cup slated on September 14 to 22.




The FIBA Asia Cup, previously known as the FIBA Asia Stanković Cup, serves as a qualifier for 2013 FIBA Asia Championship.

Last year, SMART-Gilas 1.0 placed fourth behind Lebanon (Champion), Japan (second) and Qatar (third).

Other SMART-Gilas 2.0 players who didn't see action in the 2012 Jones Cup but are expected to suit up for the 
4th FIBA Asia Cup are the following:
1. Jayson Castro
2. Jimmy Alapag
3. Jared Dillinger
4. Kelly Williams
5. Jvee Casio

This year's Jones Cup NT players are:
1. Marcus Douthit
2. Ranidel De Ocampo
3. LA Tenorio
4. Larry Fonacier
5. Gabe Norwood
6. Jeff Chan
7. Gary David
8. Sonny Thoss
9. Sol Mercado
10. Garvo Lanete
11. Enrico Villanueva
12. Mac Baracael
13. Jay-R Reyes
14. Matthew Rosser


4th FIBA Asia Cup Groupings:

Group A
China (CHN)
Lebanon (LIB)
Macau (MAC)
Philippines (PHI)
Uzbekistan (UZB)

Group B
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
India (IND)
Iran, I.R (IRI)
Japan (JPN)
Qatar (QAT)


3 teams that have won the FIBA Asia Cup:
2004 - Qatar
2008 - Jordan
2010 - Lebanon



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Smart Gilas beats USA, wins 2012 Jones Cup Championship


Smart Gilas once again came out strong in the final stretch of the game by taking down USA, 76-75, to win the 34th William Jones Cup International Basketball Championship at the Taipei PE College Gymnasium Sunday.




The PH National Team struggled in the early goings as they were outscored, 34-23, and outrebounded, 27-15, after the first half.

The Philippines National Team fighting back from a 13-point deficit with 1:11 in the third quarter, 59-46, unleashed a 5-0 run to close the period, 59-51.

The fourth and final period once again was an all Smart-Gilas show as they opened the quarter with another 10-0 burst with the smallest guy in the team, LA Tenorio, scoring 7 points and Gabe Norwood chipped in 3 points to make the score 61-59 with 8:25 left in the game to give the Gilas its first lead since the first quarter.

Alaska point guard Tenorio scored 20 points, including the go-ahead basket off the screen of Marcus Douthit, 76-74, with 18 seconds to go.


The Philippines outscored the Americans 25-16 in the fourth quarter and 53-41 in the second half.

The scores:

Smart Gilas 76 – Tenorio 20, Chan 18, Douthit 17, Fonacier 9, Norwood 5, de Ocampo 2, David 5, Mercado 0.


4 Filipino teams have won the William Jones Cup International Basketball Campionship:

1981 - Northern Consolidated Cement (coach Ron Jacobs)
1985 - San Miguel Beer (coach Ron Jacobs)
1998 - Philippine Centennial Team (coach Tim Cone)
2012 - Smart Gilas 2.0 (coach Chot Reyes)


Jones Cup Champions and runner ups:

YearChampionSecond placeThird place
1977 American Challenger Eastern Washington Flying Camel
1978 American Buluside Korea American College
1979 not held
1980 Sweden United States Panama
1981 Northern Consolidated Cement Sweden France
1982 United States Canada France
1983 United States Scotland Italy
1984 United States Canada Netherlands
1985 San Miguel Beer United States Sweden
1986 United States Korea Japan
1987 West Germany United States Australia
1988 United States Australia Korea
1989 not held
1990 Mexico Poland United States
1991 United States Soviet Union Korea
1992 Marathon Oil USK Praha United States
1993 University of Hawaii Hung Kuo Ukraine Sparta
1994 United States Yulong Hungary
1995 United States Slovak RepublicMacro states
1996 Canada Russia United States
1997 Kangoo Jumps Statyba Guanghua
1998 Philippine Centennial Team Taiwan Korea
1999 Korea Taiwan New Zealand
2000 New Zealand Korea Taiwan
2001 Taiwan Korea Russia
2002 Great Mates Canada Japan
2003 not held
2004 Taiwan White Canada Perth Wildcats
2005 Passing Lane Taiwan Philippines
2006 Athletes in Action Canada Qatar
2007 Jordan Lebanon Philippines
2008 Jordan United States Australia
2009 Iran Jordan Lebanon
2010 Iran Lebanon Japan
2011 Iran Korea Philippines
2012 PhilippinesIran United States


#Country Gold Silver Bronze
1 United States1555
2 Philippines403
3 Iran300
4 Taiwan252
5 Jordan210
6 South Korea150
7 Canada150
8 Australia112
9 Sweden111
10 New Zealand101








































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Smart Gilas beats hosts Chinese Taipei A in Jones Cup 2012, 76-72, goes for gold


Smart Gilas once again came out strong in the final stretch by taking down home team Zhonghua of Chinese Taipei, 76-72, in the 34th William Jones Cup International Basketball Tournament at the Taipei PE College Gymnasium Saturday night.




The PH National Team had a strong start as they outscored Jordan, 37-29, after the first half. But Chinese Taipei A made a strong comeback in the third quarter to reclaim the lead, 56-54.

The fourth and final period was all Smart-Gilas show as they opened the fourth with a 15-4 blast. Coach Chot Reyes' gunners making their shots including three triples from LA Tenorio and Gary David's fast break dagger three to put the Gilas up by six, 76-70, with 40.6 seconds left in the game.

Smart Gilas(6-1) will play their last game versus USA(5-2) on Sunday, August 26 at 5pm.

If the PH National Team beat USA tomorrow, they will bring home the gold in the 34th William Jones Cup International Basketball Tournament and their first Jones Cup title since 1998. 



Here's the 2012 Jones Cup Standings as of Saturday:

  • Smart Gilas (Philippines) 6-1
  • UPG (USA) 5-2
  • Iran 5-2
  • KGC (South Korea) 5-2
  • Zhonghua (Taiwan) -A 4-3
  • Lebanon 3-4
  • Jordan 2-5
  • Japan 2-5
  • Guanghua (Taiwan-B) 0-8

August 26 Sunday Game Schedule:
1:00pm JORDAN - IRAN
3:00pm JAPAN - LEBANON
5:00pm USA - PHILIPPINES
7:00pm TAIWAN - SOUTH KOREA
Awarding Ceremony




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Smart Gilas beats Iran in Jones Cup 2012, 77-75


Smart Gilas bounced back from a disappointing loss to Lebanon Thursday and comes out strong in the final stretch as as they stunned three-time defending Jones Cup champions Iran , 77-75, in the 34th William Jones Cup International Basketball Tournament at the Taipei PE College Gymnasium Friday.




Naturalized center Marcus Douthit had another brilliant game pacing the Smart Gilas with 22 points, while Gabe Norwood chipped in 17 points.

Philippines, Iran, and USA are tied with 5-1 win-loss records, but Gilas has the edge by virtue of beating the defending champion, Iran, who upset team USA in double overtime early in the tournament.

Coach Chot Reyes' Smart Gilas will now have a chance to conquer the championship if in case of a tie with Iran at the end of the tournament, as the Jones Cup employs the winner-over-the-other rule as a tiebreaker.


Smart Gilas will play Zhonghua (Chinese-Taipei A) on Saturday, August 25. (See Smart Gilas 2012 William Jones Cup Schedule)

Here's the 2012 Jones Cup Standings as of 7pm, Friday:

  • Smart Gilas (Philippines) 5-1
  • Iran 5-1
  • UPG (USA) 5-1
  • KGC (South Korea) 4-2
  • Zhonghua (Taiwan) -A 3-2
  • Lebanon 2-4
  • Japan 2-5
  • Jordan 1-5
  • Guanghua (Taiwan-B) 0-6 




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SMART-Gilas lost to Lebanon in Jones Cup 2012


After four straight wins, Smart Gilas lost to Lebanon, 91-72, that gave them a first loss in the on-going 34th Jones Cup basketball competition at the Taipei PE College Gymnasium Thursday.




A poor 3-of-16 three-point shooting performance by the Smart Gilas Pilipinas and an early foul trouble by Marcus Douthit won it for the Middle Eastern team who scored only its second win in six matches.

Smart Gilas will play unbeaten Iran on Friday, August 25 at 3pm. (See Smart Gilas 2012 William Jones Cup Schedule)

The scores:

Lebanon 91 – Stephan 28, Famous 26, Nour 14, El Khatib 12, Kanaan 4, Akl 3, Martinez 2, Iskandar
P. 2, Souaid 0, Iskandar R. 0.

Smart Gilas 72 – Norwood 15, Mercado 11, Douthit 11, Tenorio 6, Ganuelas 6, David 5, Lanete 4,
Thoss 4, Villanueva 3, Chan 3, de Ocampo 2, Fonacier 2.

Quarters: 22-15, 43-32, 74-46, 91-72




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Smart Gilas beats Japan to stay unbeaten in Jones Cup 2012 (See Scores)


Smart Gilas comes out strong in the final stretch as they cruised to their 4th straight victory in the 34th William Jones Cup International Basketball Tournament as the National Team defeated Japan, 88-44, at the Taipei PE College Gymnasium here tonight.




Naturalized center Marcus Douthit obviously outplayed Japan's bigmen paced the Smart Gilas with 26 points and grabbing 13 rebounds with two shot blocks while 2012 Governors' Cup Finals MVP Jeff Chan added 14 points, playmaker LA Tenorio chipped in 13 points, including three three-pointers, and Gabe Norwood added 11 points.

The Philippines National Team fighting back from a 13-point deficit early in the fourth quarter, 60-73, to preserve their unbeaten record and matching Iran, which earlier defeated the US team in double overtime, at the top of the standings.

Smart Gilas outscored Japan 30-13 in the final period.

Smart Gilas will play Lebanon on Thursday, August 23 at 3pm. (See Smart Gilas 2012 William Jones Cup Schedule)


The scores:

Smart Gilas 88 – Douthit 26, Chan 14, Tenorio 13, Norwood 11, de Ocampo 8, David 7, Mercado 6, Baracael 3, Reyes 0, Fonacier 0, Villanueva 0.

Japan 84 – Takeuchi 17, Watanabe 16, Sakurain 14, Tanaka 10, Hinkley 6, Hiejima 5, Hashimoto 5, Harimoto 3, Furukawa 3, Kanamaru 3, Ota 2, Kurihara 0.

Quarters: 26-23; 36-47; 58-71, 88-84




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SMART-Gilas clinches thrilling win over South Korea in Jones Cup 2012


Smart-Gilas Pilipinas scored a thrilling win over South Korea, 82-79, on Tuesday and extend their winning streak to three games in the on-going 34th Jones Cup basketball competition at the Taipei PE College Gymnasium.




The National Team lost their momentum in the 3rd quarter after leading 24-17 in the first quarter and 42-40 at the half by allowing South Korean gunners to have a shooting spree in the three point region. 


South Korea made three straight threes to cap off a 17-3 run that gave them a lead, 61-49, 4:29 in the third period.

But quickly the Gilas players regrouped in the later part of the third quarter and regained the driver's seat back,76-75, with less than five minutes left in the final period.

Gary "El Granada" David anchored the decissive assault in the final stretch with his classic back to back clutch jumpers to put the PH Team ahead, 81-79, with less than a minute remaining. 


David finidhed the game with 15 points while Gabe Norwood had a brilliant performance with 10 points and swatted 2 opponent shots.

Scores per quarter: PH- South Korea 24-17, 42-40, 65-71, 82-79

Smart Gilas will play Japan on Wednesday, August 22 at 5pm. (See Smart Gilas 2012 William Jones Cup Schedule)




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Smart Gilas routs Chinese-Taipei B for 2nd straight win in Jones Cup 2012


Smart-Gilas Pilipinas, a team being together for two weeks, scored a convincing 99-68 victory over Chinese-Taipei B on Sunday and their second straight win in the 34th Jones Cup basketball competition at the Taipei PE College Gymnasium.   




The PH National Team had a strong start as they outscored Chinese-Taipei B after the first quarter, 28-18, with Larry Fonacier started his onslaught by drilling two, 3-pointers to led the Gilas in the opening period.

The 23-year-old former San Beda Red Lion stalwart, Garvo Lanete, top scored for the Gilas Pilipinas with 20 markers as his team outscored the Guanghua squad, 53-32, after the first half.

The third and final period were all Smart-Gilas stars show, highlighted with Marcus Douthit and Gabe Norwood's thunderous dunks and crowd pleasing plays by Lanete, as they encountered little resistance from the host team.

Lanete, Fonacier, Sonny Thoss, Marcus Douthit and LA Tenorio finished in double figures.


Scores per quarter: PH - Chinese Taipei: 28-18, 53-32, 75-49, 99-68




The PH National Team will play South Korea on Tuesday, August 21 at 3pm. (See Smart Gilas 2012 William Jones Cup Schedule)




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2012 PBA Rookie Draft Recap: 6'10 June Mar Fajardo 1st Overall Pick!


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Finally, the wait is over! June Mar Fajardo, 6'10 slotman from Cebu, was selected by Petron Blaze Boosters as the first overall pick followed by former San Sebastian's stalwart Calvin Abueva who was tabbed by Alaska Aces as the second overall pick.




2012 PBA Rookie Draft Pick Order:

1st Round:
1. Petron Blaze Boosters - June Mar Fajardo
2. Alaska Aces - Calvin Abueva
3. Petron Blaze Boosters - Alex Mallari

4. Meralco Bolts - Clifford Hodge
5. Barako Bull Energy - Aldrech Ramos
6. Barangay Ginebra Kings - Chris Ellis
7. Rain or Shine Elasto Painters - Chris Tiu
8. Barangay Ginebra Kings - Keith Jensen
*9. GlobalPort - Vic Manuel
10. GlobalPort - Jason Deutchmann

2nd Round:
11. Air21 Express - Yousef Taha
*12. Barako Bull - Dave Marcelo
13. B-MEG - Jewel Ponferada
14. GlobalPort - AJ Mandani
15. Barako Bull - Lester Alvarez
16. Barako Bull - Emman Monfort
*17. Meralco - Kelly Nabong
18. Barako Bull - Woody Co
19. Alaska Aces - Raphy Reyes
20. Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters
Jaypee Belencion 

3rd Round:

21. Air 21 – Simon Atkins
22. Alaska – Karl Dehesa
23. Barako Bull – Ryan Boado
24. Meralco – Janus Lozada
25. Petron Blaze – Mark Sarangay
26. GlobalPort – Macky Acosta
27. Rain or Shine – Bacon Austria
28. Ginebra – Jerick Canada
29. B-MEG – Gian Chiu
30. Talk ‘N Text – Jason Escueta 

4th Round:

31. Air 21 – PASS
32. Alaska – PASS
33. Barako Bull – Kokoy Hermosisima
34. Meralco – Eric Suguitan
35. Petron Blaze – PASS
36. GlobalPort – Jan Colina
37. Rain or Shine – Jewel Palomique
38. Ginebra – Paul Zamar
39. B-MEG – Ramon Mabayo
40. Talk ‘N Text – PASS

5th Round:
41. Air 21 – PASS
42. Alaska – PASS
43. Barako Bull – PASS
44. Meralco – PASS
45. Petron Blaze – PASS
46. GlobalPort – VJ Serios
47. Rain or Shine – PASS
48. Ginebra – JR Buensuceso
49. B-MEG – PASS
50. Talk ‘N Text – PASS

6th Round:
51. Air 21 – PASS
52. Alaska – PASS
53. Barako Bull – PASS
54. Meralco – PASS
55. Petron Blaze – PASS
56. GlobalPort – PASS
57. Rain or Shine – PASS
58. Ginebra – Elliot Tan
59. B-MEG – PASS
60. Talk ‘N Text – PASS

B-MEG traded its 9th pick and Val Acuna to GlobalPort for Sean Anthony.

*B-MEG traded its 12th pick and Sean Anthony to Barako Bull for 5th pick Aldrech Ramos.


*Rain or Shine traded its 17th pick to Meralco for 2015 2nd round pick.




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SMART-Gilas beats Jordan in 2012 Jones Cup opener, 88-78


The SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team started strong and finished even stronger in Saturday's 88-78 victory over the Rasheim Wright-led Jordan national team to open its campaign in the 34th Jones Cup basketball competition at the Taipei PE College Gymnasium.




Jordan NT was runner-up to China in the last FIBA Asian Championship.

The PH National Team had a strong start as they outscored Jordan, 25-16, after the first quarter. But Jordan made a strong comeback in the second quarter to reclaim the lead before halftime, 39-36.

The third period was all Smart-Gilas show, as they outscored the Jordanians by 15 points, 66-54, capped off with Ranidel de Ocampo's buzzer beater trey.

Marcus Douthit, Philippines naturalized center, finished with 17 markers and 14 rebounds with dependable shooters in their pick-and-roll game Gary David, Jeff Chan and Larry Fonacier added 13, 11 and 10 pointsfor Smart Gilas II, respectively.

The PH National Team will play Guanghua (Chinese-Taipei B) on Sunday, August 19 at 3pm. (See Smart Gilas 2012 William Jones Cup Schedule)


The Scores:

Philippines 88 – Douthit 17, David 13, Chan 11, Fonacier 10, De Ocampo 8, Norwood 7, Villaneuva 7, Mercado 6, Tenorio 4, Thoss 4, Ganuelas 0, Baracael 0.

Jordan 78 – Wright 24, Hussein 17, Abdeen 14, Ruqayah 10, Aldwairi 4, Alhamarsheh 3, Zaghab 2, Alnajjar 0, Al Hait 0.

Quarterscores: 25-16, 36-39, 66-54, 88-78



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Olsen Racela named new Petron's coach; Bo Perasol is out as GlobalPort coach


After weeks of rumors and speculation of who will be calling the shots for the Petron Blaze Boosters starting next conference, SMC management announced Friday that former San Miguel Beer point guard turned Assistant Coach Olsen Racela will taking over the coaching chores, replacing Ato Agustin.




Hector Calma, Petron Blaze Boosters team manager, confirmed that Olsen who is curently coaching the Energen Team Pilipinas in the FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship will be the new headcoach of the squad starting the 38th season of PBA.

“It’s Olsen. We don’t know what to expect now, but we know Olsen has clout among the players, particularly the veterans,” said Calma 
to InterAKTV.

Meanwhile, coach Bo Perasol has been released by the GlobalPort, the Mikee Romero-owned squad which bought the Powerade franchise. He will be replaced by Glenn Capacio on an interim basis.

It was earlier reported that Perasol will be coaching the Ateneo Blue Eagles next season to take over for Norman Black, who is leaving to coach Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters in the PBA.




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Updated: Smart Gilas 2012 William Jones Cup Schedule and Lineup


The 34th William Jones Cup will kick off on Saturday, August 18 in TPEC Gym in Tienmu, Taipei.




Check out the Philippine National Team schedule that will be aired by AKTV:

Philippines versus Jordan
Saturday, August 18, 8 p.m.

Philippines versus Guanghua (Chinese-Taipei B)
Sunday, August 19, 3 p.m. LIVE

South Korea versus USA
Monday, August 20, 8 p.m.

Philippines versus South Korea
Tuesday, August 21, 3 p.m. LIVE

Japan versus Jordan
Tuesday, August 21, 5 p.m. LIVE

Philippines versus Japan
Wednesday, August 22, 5 p.m. LIVE

Philippines versus Lebanon
Thursday, August 23, 8 p.m.

Philippines versus Iran
Friday, August 24, 3 p.m. LIVE

Japan versus South Korea
Friday, August 24, 5 p.m. LIVE

Philippines versus Zhonghua (Chinese-Taipei A)
Saturday, August 25, 10 p.m.

Philippines versus USA
Sunday, August 26, 5 p.m. LIVE


Here's the Philippine NT 14-man line-up to be coached by Chot Reyes of Talk N Text:

1. Ranidel De Ocampo (Talk N Text)

2. Larry Fonacier (Talk N Text)

3. Sonny Thoss (Alaska)

4. LA Tenorio (Alaska)

5. Mac Baracael (Alaska)

6. Jeff Chan (Rain or Shine)

7. Gabe Norwood (Rain or Shine)

8. Enrico Villanueva (Ginebra)

9. Gary David (GlobalPort)

10. Sol Mercado (Meralco)


11. JayR Reyes (Meralco)

12. Marcus Douthit (Naturalized Center)

13. Garvo Lanete (San Beda)

14. Matthew Rosser (Filipino-American)

National players not in the lineup as they are currently taking rest but expected to play in the Asia Cup, a qualifying event for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship:

1. Jimmy Alapag (Talk N Text)

2. Kelly Williams (Talk N Text)

3. Ryan Reyes (Talk N Text)

4. Jason Castro (Talk N Text)

5. Jayvee Casio (GlobalPort)

Last year, Smart-Gilas finished the tournament with a bronze medal behind South Korea and Iran (champions).

The last time we took home the gold medal was in 1998 as coach Tim Cone's Centennial Team defeated the host Chinese Taipei in the 21st William Jones Cup edition.

Alvin Patrimonio, Andy Seigle, Jojo Lastimosa, Dennis Espino, Allan Caidic, Jun Limpot, Vergel Meneses, Edward Joseph Feihl, Olsen Racela, Marlou Aquino, Johnny Abarrientos, and Kenneth Duremdes bannered the 1998 Philippine Centennial Team.




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