Monday, August 29, 2011

PBA 37th Season Rookie Draft

So it's that time of the year again. It's just been a week since the PBA 36th season ended. And now, we're up for the 37th Season! After the Rookie Camp last Aug. 24-26, the time of the revelation of the draft picks finally arrived! Held on August 28 in Robinson's Place manila, the event was attended by the rookie draftees & their respective families, the PBA management, all of the PBA teams (w/ a few players and coaches), sponsors, and other special guests. And there were a lot of fans who were there to witness the event. It's also the first coverage by AKTV Ch. 13 (TV5) and it's just as perfect!

the mechanics

A few weeks before the draft, I got really sad of the news that most of the Smart Gilas boys would be applying for the rookie draft. However, the idea that it's gonna be for their own growth and success in their career, made me understand and accept their choice. Now I'm really happy for them, most especially because they were all a part of the 1st round draft picks!:) Two thumbs up for Jvee Casio for being the overall 1st draft pick!:)

Jvee

 Chris

 Marcio

Mark

Here's the list of this year's draft picks:

1st Round
1. JVee Casio (Powerade)
2. Paul Lee (Rain or Shine)
3. Chris Lutz (Petron)
4. Marcio Lassiter (Powerade)
5. Mark Barroca (Shopinas)
6. Mac Baracael (Alaska)
7. Jason Ballesteros (Meralco)
8. Allein Maliksi (Barako)
9. Reil Cervantes (Ginebra)
10. Dylan Ababou (Barako)

2nd Round
11. Magi Sison (Shopinas)
12. Pamboy Raymundo (Talk 'N Text)
13. Eric Salamat (Alaska)
14. Julius Pasculado (Alaska)
15. Ariel Mepana (Alaska)
16. Brian Ilad (B-Meg)
17. Gilbert Bulawan (Meralco)
18. James Martinez (Ginebra)
19. Ken Acibar (Barako)
20. PJ Sorongon (Barako)
21. John Marc Agustin (Powerade)

3rd Round
22. Marc Cagoco (Shopinas)
23. Filemon Fernandez (Petron)

Then the picking stopped after all the teams have PASSED. Unfortunately, there were a couple of draftees who weren't able to make it. I felt sad for them, but I hope they still have a future in basketball.

For the Talk 'N Text, they're still together. However, Mark Yee was traded to Meralco Bolts. New additions to the tropa were Japhet Aguilar (Gilas), Shawn Weintein (Meralco), Bam Gamalinda (Meralco), and the 12th draft pick Pamboy Raymundo ()San Sebastian & NLEX).


And for the other teams, Powerade got Josh Vanlandingham and Doug Kramer. Dondon Hontiveros was acquired by Petron. Yes, he's back to his mother franchise. And lastly, Willie Miller was back to Barako. Yikes, now I really am confused! I don't know if I can still cheer 100% of my heart out for Talk 'N Text now that a lot of the players who have already become my friends were all over the PBA teams. I guess this time, I would hate the other teams a lot less...and no more shouting bad words at the games haha!:))

It's gonna be an exciting season. I can't predict who's gonna be on Final 4 because all of the teams seem really stronger now. Congrats to all the rookies and see you at the games!:)

 Rich and Japs looking like Twin Towers

 Angelicopter with Mark Barroca's girlfriend

 w/ YR and Ranidel of TNT

 Jvee will always be our IDOL!

 so proud of Dylan, and his Guidance Counselor image haha

taking so long...in the making! haha

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Monday, August 29, 2011

PBA 37th Season Rookie Draft

So it's that time of the year again. It's just been a week since the PBA 36th season ended. And now, we're up for the 37th Season! After the Rookie Camp last Aug. 24-26, the time of the revelation of the draft picks finally arrived! Held on August 28 in Robinson's Place manila, the event was attended by the rookie draftees & their respective families, the PBA management, all of the PBA teams (w/ a few players and coaches), sponsors, and other special guests. And there were a lot of fans who were there to witness the event. It's also the first coverage by AKTV Ch. 13 (TV5) and it's just as perfect!

the mechanics

A few weeks before the draft, I got really sad of the news that most of the Smart Gilas boys would be applying for the rookie draft. However, the idea that it's gonna be for their own growth and success in their career, made me understand and accept their choice. Now I'm really happy for them, most especially because they were all a part of the 1st round draft picks!:) Two thumbs up for Jvee Casio for being the overall 1st draft pick!:)

Jvee

 Chris

 Marcio

Mark

Here's the list of this year's draft picks:

1st Round
1. JVee Casio (Powerade)
2. Paul Lee (Rain or Shine)
3. Chris Lutz (Petron)
4. Marcio Lassiter (Powerade)
5. Mark Barroca (Shopinas)
6. Mac Baracael (Alaska)
7. Jason Ballesteros (Meralco)
8. Allein Maliksi (Barako)
9. Reil Cervantes (Ginebra)
10. Dylan Ababou (Barako)

2nd Round
11. Magi Sison (Shopinas)
12. Pamboy Raymundo (Talk 'N Text)
13. Eric Salamat (Alaska)
14. Julius Pasculado (Alaska)
15. Ariel Mepana (Alaska)
16. Brian Ilad (B-Meg)
17. Gilbert Bulawan (Meralco)
18. James Martinez (Ginebra)
19. Ken Acibar (Barako)
20. PJ Sorongon (Barako)
21. John Marc Agustin (Powerade)

3rd Round
22. Marc Cagoco (Shopinas)
23. Filemon Fernandez (Petron)

Then the picking stopped after all the teams have PASSED. Unfortunately, there were a couple of draftees who weren't able to make it. I felt sad for them, but I hope they still have a future in basketball.

For the Talk 'N Text, they're still together. However, Mark Yee was traded to Meralco Bolts. New additions to the tropa were Japhet Aguilar (Gilas), Shawn Weintein (Meralco), Bam Gamalinda (Meralco), and the 12th draft pick Pamboy Raymundo ()San Sebastian & NLEX).


And for the other teams, Powerade got Josh Vanlandingham and Doug Kramer. Dondon Hontiveros was acquired by Petron. Yes, he's back to his mother franchise. And lastly, Willie Miller was back to Barako. Yikes, now I really am confused! I don't know if I can still cheer 100% of my heart out for Talk 'N Text now that a lot of the players who have already become my friends were all over the PBA teams. I guess this time, I would hate the other teams a lot less...and no more shouting bad words at the games haha!:))

It's gonna be an exciting season. I can't predict who's gonna be on Final 4 because all of the teams seem really stronger now. Congrats to all the rookies and see you at the games!:)

 Rich and Japs looking like Twin Towers

 Angelicopter with Mark Barroca's girlfriend

 w/ YR and Ranidel of TNT

 Jvee will always be our IDOL!

 so proud of Dylan, and his Guidance Counselor image haha

taking so long...in the making! haha

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