19 October 2016

PBA Draft Deadline Is Extended

PBA Draft
The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) decided last 12 October to extend the deadline for 2016 Rookie Draft applicants from 14 October to 19 October. The extension was made after the league and the PBA and Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) are still hashing out issues regarding the Gilas cadets,

The five-day extension is a huge boost for the players as both parties expect to find a compromise through a series of meetings this coming week.

18 October 2016

Will Jayson Castro Play For CBA?

Jayson Castro
After the Meralco Bolts sent the Talk 'N Text KaTropa to an early vacation, rumor has it that Jayson Castro might be looking for a way out and entertain thought of playing in China.

Castro, chosen as FIBA's best point guard in Asia, has admitted that he is in touch with a team in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

14 October 2016

Possible Award Awaits Meralco's Newsome

Twin Awards
Whatever the outcome of the Finals matchup between the Meralco Bolts and Barangay Ginebra, one thing is clear. Chris Newsome will most like secure his first of the many achievements in orange uniform by becoming this year's top rookie.

Newsome, selected fourth in the 2015 PBA Draft, has overtaken second overall pick Troy Rosario in the race for the Rookie of the Year (RoY) with 23.6 statistical points, 0.6 more than the TNT big man.

13 October 2016

Bolts 107, Ginebra 104 (Finals)

Jimmy Alapag
Meralco kept finding ways to break through a stubborn barrier, outlasting Barangay Ginebra, 107-103, in a Game Three shootout to regain the upper hand, 2-1, in the PBA Governors Cup best-of-seven title series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last 12 October.

The Bolts just didn’t lack the power and resolve, drawing so much of it from Allen Durham, Chris Newsome, Jimmy Alapag and Reynel Hugnatan.