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thadzonline
10-16-2007, 03:30 PM
UV Green Lancers fans, this is your thread.

UV is so far the most dominant CESAFI team, winning all 7 championships in all 7 CESAFI seasons so far. The last one did not come easily though, with UV struggling with 1-point wins in the semifinals against the USJ-R Jaguars in a full 3-game series, and again stretched by the USC Warriors in a full 5-game series in the Finals. This is the first CESAFI Season when UV had more than one loss. They previously dropped just 1 regular season game against the UC Webmasters prior to 2007. The preseason Partners' Cup however could have been an ominous foreboding of sorts as they also lost some games there against USJ-R.

yokam
10-16-2007, 06:52 PM
UV is no longer invincible, and that's not an understatement.

USJR and USC got them twice in a single season. With key players Rino Berame and Ariel Mepaña no longer suiting up next season and the other teams improving a lot, CESAFI 2008 might be the end of UV's cinderella story. A key factor though will be Greg Slaughter's improvement. For sure Boy Cabahug, Al Solis and the rest of the Green Lancers will do everything they can to develop Slaughter to his potential and possibly to reach everybody's expectations about the 6'11 kid. With Mike Luga and some other guns in their bench, UV is still a force to reckon with, but it doesn't guarantee another championship. After all other teams have shown that they can take UV even with Berame and Mepaña, how much more now that they're gone.

lady_warrior
10-17-2007, 08:35 AM
congrats...duh?!... ;D

thadzonline
10-17-2007, 08:42 AM
UV is no longer invincible, and that's not an understatement.

USJR and USC got them twice in a single season. With key players Rino Berame and Ariel Mepaña no longer suiting up next season and the other teams improving a lot, CESAFI 2008 might be the end of UV's cinderella story. A key factor though will be Greg Slaughter's improvement. For sure Boy Cabahug, Al Solis and the rest of the Green Lancers will do everything they can to develop Slaughter to his potential and possibly to reach everybody's expectations about the 6'11 kid. With Mike Luga and some other guns in their bench, UV is still a force to reckon with, but it doesn't guarantee another championship. After all other teams have shown that they can take UV even with Berame and Mepaña, how much more now that they're gone.


Another key factor is how former juniors' post sensation 6-6 Edrian Gilbert Lao will fare now that he will see more minutes, a frontline of 6-6 and 6-11 plus the entry perhaps of sweet-shooting junior Lancer Phil Mercader wont hurt

thadzonline
10-18-2007, 08:55 AM
also dont forget Cagayan de Oro incoming sophomore wingman 6-3 Sylvester Tancongco had a breakout game in the deciding Game 5 of the Finals, he will see more minutes next season for sure

michaelb
10-18-2007, 11:01 AM
mukhang hindi lang dynasty balak itayo nang UV,
may plano pa yatang magpatayo nang mga skycrapers

yokam
10-18-2007, 12:06 PM
That's one good thing about UV because they give their all out support to their athletes. UV actually keeps Cebu's basketball reputation alive. Without UV I really don't think Cebu will be recognized as a good collegiate city.

thadzonline
10-18-2007, 12:40 PM
UV has the best recruiting program among Cebu schools, it is only this year that they have been tested to their limits, lahat ng semifinal games nila decided by a point and they were stretched the full 5-game Finals series by USC. Before this season, grabeh ang dominance nila losing only once in 6 seasons. I hope the basketball programs of other schools can maintain the challenge they posed to UV this season. After all, it's more exciting to watch a competitive league than a single dominant team

yokam
10-19-2007, 04:17 PM
UV Green Lancers 2007

Arda
Berame
Dennison
Diputado
Lanete
Lao
Lasala
Luga
Manigque
Mepaña
Sendrijas
Slaughter
Tancongco
Villanil

Head Coach: Elmer "Boy" Cabahug

thadzonline
10-22-2007, 10:09 AM
UV Green Lancers 2007

Ed Arda, Forward, 6-2
Rino Berame, Center, 6-7
Ritchum Dennison, Guard,
Chris Diputado, Guard, 5-10
Vonn Harry Lanete, Guard, 5-10
Edrian Gilbert Lao, Center, 6-6
Eulogio "Junjun" Lasala, Jr., Forward, 6-2
Michael Luga, Forward, 6-4
Mark Manigque, Center, 6-5
Ariel Mepaña, Forward, 6-5
Bonifer "Bonbon" Sendrijas, Forward, 6-2
Gregory Fuentes-Slaughter, Center, 6-11
Sylvester Tancongco, Forward, 6-3
Harlow Villanil, Guard, 6-1

Head Coach: Elmer "Boy" Cabahug

thadzonline
10-23-2007, 09:12 AM
UV is set to add another big man from Mindanao, ex-Pagadian Explorer and Arthro ontra Arthristis standout 6-7, 275 pounds in Jojo Omandam who was brought in by Asst. coach Al Solis, Arthro head coach

Schortsanitis
10-31-2007, 09:01 AM
"6'7", 275 lbs."? Wrestler ata ito, a.

mighty_lion
10-31-2007, 09:26 AM
"6'7", 275 lbs."?* Wrestler ata ito, a.*


Mas mabigat pa kay Ron Artest. ;D

pachador
10-31-2007, 01:39 PM
bako plano ng U.V. maki-pag-wrestling sa Champion's league against manila schools ;) o ano meron bang itapat ang taga manila diyan? sa bigat ng 275 lbs, madadaganan si Ekwe niyan.

Pero si Karl Bono pa rin mabigat. I read somewhere that Bono is 315 lbs








"6'7", 275 lbs."?* Wrestler ata ito, a.*


Mas mabigat pa kay Ron Artest.* ;D

thadzonline
10-31-2007, 02:30 PM
oo nga, accounts say, he is bull strong and may mga urban legends pa ngang lumabas like the ones similar to Balingit na ginagawa daw panghila sa araro sa bukid because their family cant afford to buy a carabao

AnthonyServinio
10-31-2007, 02:31 PM
UV is set to add another big man from Mindanao, ex-Pagadian Explorer and Arthro ontra Arthristis standout 6-7, 275 pounds in Jojo Omandam who was brought in by Asst. coach Al Solis, Arthro head coach

* * *THIS early, I will state that the eligibility of one Jolito Omandam will be subject to question because he already played commercial ball in Metro Manila's Philippine Basketball league (PBL) for Dazz 'Sang Patak last conference.

* * *CeSAFI rules state that once a player plays in the PBL, he forfeits all his eligibility.* This is different from the case of the Lancers' 2007 24-year old rookie Michael Luga who confined his commercial ball action to local leagues like the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association before suiting up for the Lancers.

thadzonline
10-31-2007, 03:09 PM
thanks Anthony, I didn't know he did play in the PBL. But at least, other school teams should be aware he did

pachador
11-01-2007, 12:56 AM
whats the reasoning behind this CESAFI rule? a player can play for MVBA but not for PBL ? they are both commercial leagues isnt it?






UV is set to add another big man from Mindanao, ex-Pagadian Explorer and Arthro ontra Arthristis standout 6-7, 275 pounds in Jojo Omandam who was brought in by Asst. coach Al Solis, Arthro head coach

* * *THIS early, I will state that the eligibility of one Jolito Omandam will be subject to question because he already played commercial ball in Metro Manila's Philippine Basketball league (PBL) for Dazz 'Sang Patak last conference.

* * *CeSAFI rules state that once a player plays in the PBL, he forfeits all his eligibility.* This is different from the case of the Lancers' 2007 24-year old rookie Michael Luga who confined his commercial ball action to local leagues like the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association before suiting up for the Lancers.

pachador
11-01-2007, 01:27 AM
when you have time, can you ask sylvester if his dad or uncles or lolo used to live in mabini burgos st in CDO??? salamat.... I grew up on mabini burgos street only 2 houses away from the tangcongcos. there was always rough basketball games on the court near this street but no one got mad. it was like a wrestling match and yet evryone enjoyed and just laughed.*mag-layug(wrestle) with the ball. no calls . just free for all.*we would even do pushups during the game !* mga* buang no? and play at noontime under the hot sun to build up resistensya.* i heard this street is not residential anymore. it used to be a very quiet street....






also dont forget Cagayan de Oro incoming sophomore wingman 6-3 Sylvester Tancongco had a breakout game in the deciding Game 5 of the Finals, he will see more minutes next season for sure

thadzonline
11-02-2007, 09:37 AM
whats the reasoning behind this CESAFI rule? a player can play for MVBA but not for PBL ? they are both commercial leagues isnt it?






UV is set to add another big man from Mindanao, ex-Pagadian Explorer and Arthro ontra Arthristis standout 6-7, 275 pounds in Jojo Omandam who was brought in by Asst. coach Al Solis, Arthro head coach

THIS early, I will state that the eligibility of one Jolito Omandam will be subject to question because he already played commercial ball in Metro Manila's Philippine Basketball league (PBL) for Dazz 'Sang Patak last conference.

CeSAFI rules state that once a player plays in the PBL, he forfeits all his eligibility. This is different from the case of the Lancers' 2007 24-year old rookie Michael Luga who confined his commercial ball action to local leagues like the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association before suiting up for the Lancers.



oo nga eh, even the Manila-based school leagues do not forfeit eligibility of PBL players, CESAFI should do the same, it will be good for the development of their players and for the league as well

AnthonyServinio
11-02-2007, 02:10 PM
whats the reasoning behind this CESAFI rule? a player can play for MVBA but not for PBL ? they are both commercial leagues isnt it?






UV is set to add another big man from Mindanao, ex-Pagadian Explorer and Arthro ontra Arthristis standout 6-7, 275 pounds in Jojo Omandam who was brought in by Asst. coach Al Solis, Arthro head coach

* * *THIS early, I will state that the eligibility of one Jolito Omandam will be subject to question because he already played commercial ball in Metro Manila's Philippine Basketball league (PBL) for Dazz 'Sang Patak last conference.

* * *CeSAFI rules state that once a player plays in the PBL, he forfeits all his eligibility.* This is different from the case of the Lancers' 2007 24-year old rookie Michael Luga who confined his commercial ball action to local leagues like the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association before suiting up for the Lancers.



oo nga eh, even the Manila-based school leagues do not forfeit eligibility of PBL players, CESAFI should do the same, it will be good for the development of their players and for the league as well

* * *Use this reasoning (not official but it's my opinion):
- CeSAFI is held during First Semester so it is given that the players are "enrolled"
- there is no PBL during the First Semester
- there is PBL during the Second Semester and Summer Term
- a returning CeSAFI athlete in any sport must be enrolled in the semester previous to his participation (freshmen and transferees are not covered by this rule).* This is a given for all legitimate school-based leagues including the NCAA and UAAP.

* * *Therefore, how can an athlete ply his trade in faraway Manila and attend classes in Cebu?* Unsa ni, home study or take home exams?!* *::) A coach will also need his players to be complete during the summer break as they prepare for the regular CeSAFI games during the first semester.

* * *The UV Lancers have lost the likes of top players like Mark Ababon (Granny Goose) and Jayford Rodriguez (Dazz) because of this rule.* The pair has since gone back to Cebu but have to content themselves with playing in local leagues like the MVBA even if they have a year or two of CeSAFI eligibility left.

thadzonline
11-02-2007, 05:02 PM
whats the reasoning behind this CESAFI rule? a player can play for MVBA but not for PBL ? they are both commercial leagues isnt it?






UV is set to add another big man from Mindanao, ex-Pagadian Explorer and Arthro ontra Arthristis standout 6-7, 275 pounds in Jojo Omandam who was brought in by Asst. coach Al Solis, Arthro head coach

THIS early, I will state that the eligibility of one Jolito Omandam will be subject to question because he already played commercial ball in Metro Manila's Philippine Basketball league (PBL) for Dazz 'Sang Patak last conference.

CeSAFI rules state that once a player plays in the PBL, he forfeits all his eligibility. This is different from the case of the Lancers' 2007 24-year old rookie Michael Luga who confined his commercial ball action to local leagues like the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association before suiting up for the Lancers.



oo nga eh, even the Manila-based school leagues do not forfeit eligibility of PBL players, CESAFI should do the same, it will be good for the development of their players and for the league as well

Use this reasoning (not official but it's my opinion):
- CeSAFI is held during First Semester so it is given that the players are "enrolled"
- there is no PBL during the First Semester
- there is PBL during the Second Semester and Summer Term
- a returning CeSAFI athlete in any sport must be enrolled in the semester previous to his participation (freshmen and transferees are not covered by this rule). This is a given for all legitimate school-based leagues including the NCAA and UAAP.

Therefore, how can an athlete ply his trade in faraway Manila and attend classes in Cebu? Unsa ni, home study or take home exams?! ::) A coach will also need his players to be complete during the summer break as they prepare for the regular CeSAFI games during the first semester.

The UV Lancers have lost the likes of top players like Mark Ababon (Granny Goose) and Jayford Rodriguez (Dazz) because of this rule. The pair has since gone back to Cebu but have to content themselves with playing in local leagues like the MVBA even if they have a year or two of CeSAFI eligibility left.


The reasoning may be logical for returning athletes, but may be irrational for new recruits. Although an argument can be made that even the UAAP/NCAA only allows players to play in the PBL after a number of years in the UAAP/NCAA(parang junior year or sophomore year ata, Does this rule still exist?).

I presume Omandam is not a returning athlete and therefore need not be enrolled in the previous semester, but of course have to enrol the semester he starts playing. He played PBL, a commercial league like the MVBA. There was a precedent case in the past: Michael Luga was allowed to play after he played commercial ball in the MVBA. But of course, we are debating on logic here, and no matter what premise the rules are based on, it is what is on the rulebook officials and organizers will read and use in this case.

AnthonyServinio
11-03-2007, 01:14 AM
The reasoning may be logical for returning athletes, but may be irrational for new recruits. Although an argument can be made that even the UAAP/NCAA only allows players to play in the PBL after a number of years in the UAAP/NCAA(parang junior year or sophomore year ata, Does this rule still exist?).

I presume Omandam is not a returning athlete and therefore need not be enrolled in the previous semester, but of course have to enrol the semester he starts playing. He played PBL, a commercial league like the MVBA. There was a precedent case in the past: Michael Luga was allowed to play after he played commercial ball in the MVBA. But of course, we are debating on logic here, and no matter what premise the rules are based on, it is what is on the rulebook officials and organizers will read and use in this case.*

* * *NCAA allows their players to play in PBL after one season while the UAAP allows their players to play in the PBL after two seasons.* Take note that it is only the PBL that is recognized as the commercial league by the two major college sports leagues.

* * *Jolito Omandam enrolled at Jose Rizal University in school year 2005-2006 and saw action for the Bombers' Team B in the Father Martin Division II.* He dropped out before school year 2006-2007, supposedly his NCAA rookie year.* However, the fact that he played in the PBL for Dazz in 2007 already nullifies his chances of playing in the CeSAFI.

* * *The case of Michael Luga cannot be compared to Omandam because the PBL is based in faraway Manila while Luga played in leagues that were based in Cebu.* Again, once a player plays in the PBL whether it's before or after, it's goodbye CeSAFI.

thadzonline
11-03-2007, 08:28 AM
The reasoning may be logical for returning athletes, but may be irrational for new recruits. Although an argument can be made that even the UAAP/NCAA only allows players to play in the PBL after a number of years in the UAAP/NCAA(parang junior year or sophomore year ata, Does this rule still exist?).

I presume Omandam is not a returning athlete and therefore need not be enrolled in the previous semester, but of course have to enrol the semester he starts playing. He played PBL, a commercial league like the MVBA. There was a precedent case in the past: Michael Luga was allowed to play after he played commercial ball in the MVBA. But of course, we are debating on logic here, and no matter what premise the rules are based on, it is what is on the rulebook officials and organizers will read and use in this case.

NCAA allows their players to play in PBL after one season while the UAAP allows their players to play in the PBL after two seasons. Take note that it is only the PBL that is recognized as the commercial league by the two major college sports leagues.

Jolito Omandam enrolled at Jose Rizal University in school year 2005-2006 and saw action for the Bombers' Team B in the Father Martin Division II. He dropped out before school year 2006-2007, supposedly his NCAA rookie year. However, the fact that he played in the PBL for Dazz in 2007 already nullifies his chances of playing in the CeSAFI.

The case of Michael Luga cannot be compared to Omandam because the PBL is based in faraway Manila while Luga played in leagues that were based in Cebu. Again, once a player plays in the PBL whether it's before or after, it's goodbye CeSAFI.


The point of comparison I was using between Luga and Omandam was that both played commercial leagues. But other than that, nothing else can be compared though. IF the rule is specific that a player nullifies his chances of playing cesafi after he has played in the PBL, then there is no argument necessary.

This brings to question: Is the rule specific only to the PBL or does it cover other semi-professional leagues locally and abroad?

thadzonline
11-06-2007, 03:47 PM
The reasoning may be logical for returning athletes, but may be irrational for new recruits. Although an argument can be made that even the UAAP/NCAA only allows players to play in the PBL after a number of years in the UAAP/NCAA(parang junior year or sophomore year ata, Does this rule still exist?).

I presume Omandam is not a returning athlete and therefore need not be enrolled in the previous semester, but of course have to enrol the semester he starts playing. He played PBL, a commercial league like the MVBA. There was a precedent case in the past: Michael Luga was allowed to play after he played commercial ball in the MVBA. But of course, we are debating on logic here, and no matter what premise the rules are based on, it is what is on the rulebook officials and organizers will read and use in this case.

NCAA allows their players to play in PBL after one season while the UAAP allows their players to play in the PBL after two seasons. Take note that it is only the PBL that is recognized as the commercial league by the two major college sports leagues.

Jolito Omandam enrolled at Jose Rizal University in school year 2005-2006 and saw action for the Bombers' Team B in the Father Martin Division II. He dropped out before school year 2006-2007, supposedly his NCAA rookie year. However, the fact that he played in the PBL for Dazz in 2007 already nullifies his chances of playing in the CeSAFI.

The case of Michael Luga cannot be compared to Omandam because the PBL is based in faraway Manila while Luga played in leagues that were based in Cebu. Again, once a player plays in the PBL whether it's before or after, it's goodbye CeSAFI.


I got a copy of the eligibility rules from CESAFI Secretariat, and there seems to be some gray areas if we read the rules by the letter:

Ground Rules for CESAFI 2007 Basketball Tournament
A. Eligibility/qualification of College Players

Item no. 6:

Playing for Commercial or Other Leagues- Any player is not allowed to play in any commercial or other tournament while the CESAFI Tournament is going on. Any player found violating the rules:

6.1. If game is held in Metro Manila, he shall be banned from playing the CESAFI Basketball Tournament

[my comment: the PBL is a league in Manila, therefore it is rational enough for CESAFI players not to play in the PBL while the CESAFI tournament is on-going since they can be penalized with a ban. Even returning players need not be enrolled in the previous semester prior to participation, read:

1. Academic Requirements
1.6 A student-athlete of a member school who did not enroll during the past semester immediately before the current semester must have passed the 60% of the last semester of the school year wherein he enrolled. Provided however, that the same student athlete did not actually transfer in any school.

Although reason tells us, a player should be enrolled the previous semester, alangan naman puro lang basketball, wala na klase, that will defeat the purpose of providing good education while playing college ball

Regarding transfer rules, only CESAFI-member schools are covered by the residency rule:

3. Transferees- Escept for high school graduates who have not enrolled in any college course, any player of a member school who transfers to another member school is required a minimum residence of 2 semesters. The period of residence shall be counted as part of the playing years. However, when a player from a disbanded team of a member school transfers to another member school shall be eligible to play without serving the required residency

tsk tsk, did Harlow Villanil sit out one season, after he transferred from UC? Just asking, I know Clefford Maguate did sit out for SWU after he transferred from USP. SInce Omandam last enrolled at JRU, which is not a CESAFI member school, he do not need to sit out any year for residency

Reading 6.1, it seems like it is a rule disallowing players to play in a commercial league while the CESAFI tournament is ongoing...tsk tsk, Omandam technically is a rookie to CESAFI, which is actually a similar item for 6.2 except that 6.1 is specific on playing in Manila and 6.2 in other places other than Metro Manila

So basically, Luga was allowed to play even if he did play commercial ball outside MM before he became a Lancer, Rule 6.2 did not invalidate his CESAFI Eligibility since he still was not a CESAFI member school player during the time he was playing commercial ball, be it the same time the CESAFI tourney was ongoing or not. Granting such, we can also say that 6.1 should not invalidate Omandam's CESAFI eligibility because his stint with the PBL, a Metro Manila-based league, was before he became a member of a CESAFI member school. He was not a player in the CESAFI when he did play in the PBL(unless there have been a precedent case resolved to disallow ex-PBL players.

Is UV thinking the same way I am thinking? hmmmm...we'll see next season

I was talking to Mike Reyes earlier today and he said, "Knowing them, gagawan nila ng paraan yan"]

6.2 If the game is held in Cebu and other areas except Metro Manila, he shall be suspended for the rest of the season of the CESAFI tournament.

[Just a question: does the MVBA happen after the CESAFI Season or within?]

6.3 However, a player is allowed to play with his school team in any tournament as long as the school team has the approval of the commissioner.

7. Disqualifications

7.2 Athletes who are members of the national team, national training pool and developmental pool receiving monthly stipend/allowances from the Philippine Sports Commission

7.4 Penalized by suspension or banned during the previous CESAFI Tournament.

Taking these items in the ground rules to account, it is possible that UV has built up its case to let Omandam play next season, unless there is a precedent case establishing he can't. BTW, during the CBF days of Mike Luga, someone told me he was already 23 by then, and still he was said to be 24 last year, about 4 years forward...How true are these rumors?

AnthonyServinio
11-06-2007, 04:03 PM
tsk tsk, did Harlow Villanil sit out one season, after he transferred from UC? Just asking, I know Clefford Maguate did sit out for SWU after he transferred from USP. SInce Omandam last enrolled at JRU, which is not a CESAFI member school, he do not need to sit out any year for residency
* * *He did.* After playing for the Webmasters in an exhibition game against San Beda College on May 31, he transferred to UV and did not play in CeSAFI Season VI.


[Just a question: does the MVBA happen after the CESAFI Season or within?]

* * *THE CeSAFI and MVBA seasons overlapped this year.* However, when the MVBA opened last September 16, CeSAFI players placed on the submitted rosters had to wait until the completion of their varsity obligations before suiting up for their MVBA teams.

thadzonline
11-06-2007, 04:08 PM
[Just a question: does the MVBA happen after the CESAFI Season or within?]

THE CeSAFI and MVBA seasons overlapped this year. However, when the MVBA opened last September 16, CeSAFI players placed on the submitted rosters had to wait until the completion of their varsity obligations before suiting up for their MVBA teams.



Yeah, I remember, GS had to wait before the CESAFI was over

MykelV
11-08-2007, 02:34 PM
Ive heard of rumors that UE is very interested in aquiring UV pt guard Chris Diputado. Is there any truth to this?

gameface_one
11-15-2007, 06:57 AM
UV looks to bolster frontline with 6-foot-7 Omandam



Cebu Daily News
Last updated 02:08pm (Mla time) 11/14/2007


CEBU CITY, Philippines - CESAFI powerhouse University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers are looking to add more height to their already formidable frontline as they are eyeing 6-foot-7 center Jojo Omandam of the MVBA’s Arthro Kontra Arthritis.

The Green Lancers are interested on Omandam especially as they are expecting the departure of their three-headed monster in 6-foot-7 Rino Berame, 6-foot-5 Ariel Mepana and 6-foot-4 Mike Luga.

“Interesado jud mi pero that remains to be seen kay we’re still asking for his records which are in Pagadian,” said UV head coach Elmer “Boy” Cabahug.

Omandam, a native of Pagadian who once played with the likes of ex-pros Nelson Asaytono, Michael Orquillas and Peter Naron in the Pagadian Explorers of the National Basketball Conference, was recruited by UV assistant coach and Arthro head coach Al Solis.

The pending addition will certainly add more bulk and ceiling to the frontline of UV, which will be manned by neophytes Edrian Lao, Mark Manigque and 6-foot-11 Fil-Am center Greg Slaughter next season. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

thadzonline
11-16-2007, 12:34 AM
there are rumors that 3 big men standing 6-4 and above are joining the Lancers' camp after their CCL campaign

gameface_one
11-16-2007, 10:46 AM
National Collegiate Champions League

UV aims to upset odds

By WAYLON GALVEZ
mb.com.ph

ALREADY A seven-time champion in Cebu, University of Visayas now hopes to conquer Manila.



The reigning Cebu Athletic School Foundation Inc. (CESSAFI) UV Lancers arrived yesterday afternoon and are focusing their sight on winning the Fil-Oil/Flying-V National Collegiate Champions League (CCL).

"We’re ready, we’re confident that we have a strong chance to win the CCL," said coach Boy Cabahug, who steered UV to a second place finish five years ago behind University of the East.

UV will face Lyceum University at noon tomorrow for the last quarterfinal seat in the CCL at The Arena in San Juan.

Cabahug said that 6-foot-11 Fil-American Greg Slaughter has improved his shooting touch since he arrived in the country five months ago.

"He’ll be a big help of course in our quest for the title. It will all depend on how the players will perform. We don’t have an idea how Lyceum plays. But we’re prepared and well-conditioned," said Cabahug.

Forming a solid frontline with Slaughter are 6-foot-7 Rino Verami and 6-foot-4 Michael Lugay while orchestrating the offense of UV is Vonn Lanete, brother of Purefooods rookie playmaker Chico.

As for Lyceum, the Intramuros-based team mentored by first year coach Boni Tan is a wildcard entry in this tournament that uses a knockout format.

Yesterday at The Arena, Davao representative University of Mindanao moved to the Round of Eight with a default win against De La Salle University, the reigning UAAP champion.

The UM Wildcats will face the winner of the match between the Lancers and the Pirates in the quarterfinals on Monday.

Also clashing in the quarterfinals on Monday are University of Santo Tomas and NCAA back-to-back champion San Beda College while on Wednesday, NAASCU titlist STI College will face Far Eastern University, followed by Ateneo de Manila opposite Jose Rizal University.

The winner of the annual event, now on its fifth year, will receive R500,000 in the form of sports scholarships. The next three finishers will get R200,000, R100,000 and R50,000.

Smart has also put up special prizes for the Most Valuable Player (M.V. Pangilinan Cup award), members of two Mythical teams, best defensive team, coach of the series and the best performing referee.

ankle breaker
11-24-2007, 04:15 AM
National Collegiate Champions League

UV aims to upset odds

By WAYLON GALVEZ
mb.com.ph

ALREADY A seven-time champion in Cebu, University of Visayas now hopes to conquer Manila.



The reigning Cebu Athletic School Foundation Inc. (CESSAFI) UV Lancers arrived yesterday afternoon and are focusing their sight on winning the Fil-Oil/Flying-V National Collegiate Champions League (CCL).

"We’re ready, we’re confident that we have a strong chance to win the CCL," said coach Boy Cabahug, who steered UV to a second place finish five years ago behind University of the East.

UV will face Lyceum University at noon tomorrow for the last quarterfinal seat in the CCL at The Arena in San Juan.

Cabahug said that 6-foot-11 Fil-American Greg Slaughter has improved his shooting touch since he arrived in the country five months ago.

"He’ll be a big help of course in our quest for the title. It will all depend on how the players will perform. We don’t have an idea how Lyceum plays. But we’re prepared and well-conditioned," said Cabahug.

Forming a solid frontline with Slaughter are 6-foot-7 Rino Verami and 6-foot-4 Michael Lugay while orchestrating the offense of UV is Vonn Lanete, brother of Purefooods rookie playmaker Chico.

As for Lyceum, the Intramuros-based team mentored by first year coach Boni Tan is a wildcard entry in this tournament that uses a knockout format.

Yesterday at The Arena, Davao representative University of Mindanao moved to the Round of Eight with a default win against De La Salle University, the reigning UAAP champion.

The UM Wildcats will face the winner of the match between the Lancers and the Pirates in the quarterfinals on Monday.

Also clashing in the quarterfinals on Monday are University of Santo Tomas and NCAA back-to-back champion San Beda College while on Wednesday, NAASCU titlist STI College will face Far Eastern University, followed by Ateneo de Manila opposite Jose Rizal University.

The winner of the annual event, now on its fifth year, will receive R500,000 in the form of sports scholarships. The next three finishers will get R200,000, R100,000 and R50,000.

Smart has also put up special prizes for the Most Valuable Player (M.V. Pangilinan Cup award), members of two Mythical teams, best defensive team, coach of the series and the best performing referee.



reports from other forums said that they got smothered by the Harbor Center RP team.

thadzonline
11-24-2007, 06:09 PM
form what a forumer posted in another thread in the gameface forums, 87-39 in favor of the NT sometime in the 3rd quarter

ankle breaker
11-28-2007, 03:58 AM
form what a forumer posted in another thread in the gameface forums, 87-39 in favor of the NT sometime in the 3rd quarter

but what's the final score? was it really a blowout of sorts?

thadzonline
11-28-2007, 09:07 AM
3rd quarter score update seems like it really was, but I have no idea about the final score

ankle breaker
11-28-2007, 10:36 PM
what's the result between ateneo and UV? who won, is it UV?

thadzonline
11-28-2007, 10:46 PM
71-54 Ateneo

UV settles for second place...hmmm..not bad

ankle breaker
11-29-2007, 12:57 AM
71-54 Ateneo

UV settles for second place...hmmm..not bad

where's the boxscore you said?

AnthonyServinio
11-29-2007, 01:05 AM
71-54 Ateneo

UV settles for second place...hmmm..not bad

where's the boxscore you said?

How They Scored:

* * *ATENEO DE MANILA (71) -- Al-Hussaini 23, Tiu 11, Arao 9, Long 8, Baclao 7, Salamat 5, Escueta 4, Austria 0, Baldos 0.

* * *VISAYAS (54) -- Lanete 13, Dennison 9, Luga 8, Diputado 8, Berame 6, Mepaña 6, Tancongco 4, Slaughter 0, Villanil 0.

* * *Period Scores: 21-12, 32-26, 51-40, 71-54.

pachador
11-29-2007, 06:47 AM
the CCL should be alternatedly hosted in Manila then Cebu and vice versa. the 2 cities should take turns hosting because the 'crowd factor' is very important. for example, the final game was jumppacked daw with ateneo supporters.

thadzonline
11-29-2007, 07:46 AM
can somebody please suggest that to Mr. Rey Gamboa? :-)

ankle breaker
11-29-2007, 10:22 PM
what about in a nuetral corner/place. in mindanao perhaps. ;D
yeah. CCL should be held in other places too just like the final 4 in US NCAA where it was patterned.

thadzonline
11-30-2007, 07:43 PM
2 slots for CCL next year considering UV is a finalist this year? maybe 3 or 4? what do you think?

ankle breaker
11-30-2007, 11:57 PM
i think the other year, there were 2 from the visayas. i think it was UC and UV.

thadzonline
12-03-2007, 11:06 PM
ex-Cobra Gilbert Gallarde transfers to UV after being expelled from SWU's basketball team because of academic reasons

ankle breaker
12-04-2007, 03:57 AM
how's that possible? is he going to sit it out for 1 year?

thadzonline
12-04-2007, 10:50 AM
yeah, he has to sit out for 1 year and make sure his grades are in order..If he stayed at SWU, he would have sat out for 1 year too because of academic deficiencies, so there

ankle breaker
12-05-2007, 04:31 AM
yeah, he has to sit out for 1 year and make sure his grades are in order..If he stayed at SWU, he would have sat out for 1 year too because of academic deficiencies, so there

so what's really the reason of his transfer? if it's academic defenciency then he has to sit out for a year even in UV or SWU. there must a be a big reason for his transfer.

thadzonline
12-05-2007, 08:03 AM
he was expelled from SWU's team so he sought out another team..Transferring to UV is as good as sitting out a year at SWU..once a player transfers to another member school, he has to sit out one year..

transfer to UV=1 year residency required
staying in SWU=1 year sit out to straighten out academics

atong_damuho
01-14-2008, 06:20 PM
guys, ask ko lang kung may team na papasukan si reno berame sa PBL. kung meron man, anong team?

thadzonline
01-15-2008, 09:09 AM
ang balita is that Rino Berame was tabbed by San Mig coffee...although I havent verified that yet

ankle breaker
01-17-2008, 10:24 PM
ang balita is that Rino Berame was tabbed by San Mig coffee...although I havent verified that yet

from what i heard, it's toyota balintawak.

thadzonline
01-18-2008, 09:52 AM
mao ba..hehe, any news when siya sugod duwa?

ankle breaker
01-23-2008, 11:38 PM
basin next conference. i heard by february mag start na ang PBL.

thadzonline
01-24-2008, 12:52 AM
Toyota is playing in the MVBA Sinulog Cup this coming Jan 27 at Cebu Coliseum and mura ug naa si Berame sa ila lineup bitaw

ankle breaker
02-05-2008, 01:10 AM
wala man siguro niapil si berame sa toyota. didto siya duwa sa UV-Hotel Fortuna.

thadzonline
02-05-2008, 05:34 AM
yep yep, sa Hotel Fortuna-Boljoon/UV team niduwa si Berame who couldn't chalk up a win in the MVBA Sinulog Cup..musta na kaha si GS after he sprained that ankle

ankle breaker
02-06-2008, 05:29 AM
tinuod jud diay nga na injured sya ato nga tournament? maypa pahuway na siya aron makabalik praktis dayon para ipakita nya sa iyang mga critics nga sayop silang tanan. ;D

thadzonline
02-06-2008, 06:09 AM
yup he hurt himself but I saw him in SM Cebu yesterday and it seems he has shrugged off that injury maayo naman kaayo molakaw

ankle breaker
02-07-2008, 03:38 AM
basin ma injured ra kung ting duwa nya mawala lang sad dayon kung ting laag na. ;D

thadzonline
02-07-2008, 08:08 AM
hahaha....in fairness to him, it didn't really look that serious when he got hurt

ankle breaker
02-19-2008, 11:46 PM
he's doing good in the VAAA i guess.

thadzonline
02-20-2008, 04:18 PM
scored 17 and 16 in his past 2 VAAA games(against Salazar and Asian College)

ankle breaker
02-27-2008, 05:30 AM
i heard he scored 18 against BIT too. is it true?

thadzonline
02-27-2008, 09:07 AM
I suppose, BIT is probably in the same caliber as SCSIT and ACT...Although they did beat USC 86-83, it was when USC played without Ramirez and Llanto

thadzonline
03-02-2008, 05:56 PM
I saw one of UV's trainees play in a Barkadahan tournament kanina, mura mura ug game ni Tancongco, the kid is 6'2 from Polomolok, South Cotabato and currently in the lineup of ML Kwarta Padala Under-21 team. His name is Onyot Benedicto

in the NSBC semifinals, Greg Slaughter was benched against USC because the USC Warriors dictated the pace and with GS the Lancers probably wont keep up

ankle breaker
03-08-2008, 02:17 AM
i heard his name in the news too. but MLKP under 21 is not doing good i think in that tournament.

thadzonline
03-08-2008, 10:34 AM
I think nasulod man sa semis ang MLKP di ba?

ankle breaker
03-12-2008, 10:05 PM
i dunno, i can't confirm.

thadzonline
03-12-2008, 10:54 PM
I think they have but when I checked the box scores Benedicto's name was nowhere

ankle breaker
03-14-2008, 04:37 AM
lahi man sad nang hapee tournament sa MLKP U21 no?

thadzonline
03-14-2008, 09:06 AM
lain na ang hapee online nga liga sa mlkp u-21

ankle breaker
03-14-2008, 11:17 PM
nakabasa ko sa news karon. nakasud na ang MLKP sa finals. wait nalang sila sa ilang kontra. murag SC-SIT.

thadzonline
03-15-2008, 08:04 PM
exciting ang VAAA semifinals, USC vs UV napod

thadzonline
03-30-2008, 10:19 AM
Our prayers for the eternal repose of the soul of Green Lancer Lucky Pitogo(6'3", Center) who was shot dead in a dark street in Barangay San Vicente, Liloan town in what appeared to be an attempted phone robbery, Cebu's 3rd known case of such incident in a span of 1 month. Pitogo's untimely demise came after senior nursing student Ruby Jade Ruba(CDU, shot at Capitol Site, Cebu City)) and working mom Virginia Baguio(working at MEPZ, shot in Lapulapu City) were killed in separate robbery incidents.

ankle breaker
04-01-2008, 12:33 AM
could it be another frat initiation rites or a robbery turn ugly because the victim fought back to the robbers.

thadzonline
04-01-2008, 09:51 AM
3rd case of robbery turned bloody for Metro Cebu in less than a month

ankle breaker
06-03-2008, 10:23 PM
any updates for the lancers? what's the name of their new fil-am recruit?

thadzonline
06-03-2008, 11:30 PM
they are making an offer to Emel Rowe..sana wala namang surutan..

ankle breaker
06-04-2008, 10:14 PM
is that going to be another GS act? why UV can't find their own recruit? why are they good in tapping players who already committed to other school?

thadzonline
06-05-2008, 09:11 AM
Emel Rowe: "I don't think I'm going to do that to USC and look like a dog"

ankle breaker
06-05-2008, 09:51 PM
nice to hear that rowe is honoring his commitment to USC and will not jumpship to UV.

thadzonline
06-06-2008, 11:16 AM
the best way for USC to avoid another scare like this in the future is for alumni to come together and create a "cadet" team(Under-21) that is privately-funded and used as a transition vehicle for Fil-fors and other new recruits coming in who does not have a slot at the regular roster yet..I would love to manage such a team and have USC assistant Ryan Betia call the shots..this way, we will be able to provide for more allowances while also allowing an unpaid USC assistant to earn a keep

ankle breaker
06-06-2008, 11:53 PM
you mean to say that ryan betia is not getting any compensation from USC?

thadzonline
06-07-2008, 11:20 PM
you are right, Ryan is an unpaid assistant at USC..he once told me that he is sticking with the program to learn from Coach Mike

ankle breaker
06-10-2008, 12:41 AM
good for him, he's sacrificing alot for his coaching aspirations. someday, it will pay off.

al3x888
06-19-2008, 08:11 PM
hi guys i'm just new here..I'm really interested on how Greg Slaughter is doing in UV..I also want to ask what's UV's lineup this year since Rino Berame left(or did he?)..thanks guys

ankle breaker
06-19-2008, 09:45 PM
welcome to gameface. just wait for updates in the coming days.

al3x888
06-20-2008, 04:20 AM
thanks ankle breaker..I'm a fan of you on the other forums ;D

thadzonline
06-20-2008, 10:03 AM
hi guys i'm just new here..I'm really interested on how Greg Slaughter is doing in UV..I also want to ask what's UV's lineup this year since Rino Berame left(or did he?)..thanks guys


I once exchanged messages with Greg Slaughter and he told me he was more confident now taking over the team since four of their big guys left, namely Rino Berame, Ariel Mepaña, Ed Arda and Michael Luga. He also told me he was confident that UV will win the CeSAFI in the next 2 years at least.

This is unofficial but seems like this is the likely composition of the lineup:
C 6'11 Greg Slaughter
C 6'6" Edrian Lao
C 6'5" Mark Manigque
F 6'1" Junjun Lasala
F 6'2" Bonbon Sendrijas
F 6'3" Sylvester Tancongco
F 6'3" Morsie Akad
F 6'3" Harlow Villanil
F 6'2" James Tagalog
F Harold Cincoflores
G 6'2" Phil Mercader
G 6'1" Harold Kenn Villanil
G 5'10" Ritchum Dennison
G 5'10" Emman Calo
G 5'10" Von Lanete
G 5'9" Chris Diputado
G Mikey Cabahug

that's 2 more than the allowed number so maybe we'll see some changes

ankle breaker
06-20-2008, 08:53 PM
asa nman ang ilang usa ka fil-am thadz? wala paka name ato?

thadzonline
06-21-2008, 09:05 AM
ambot kaha basin wa moabot...mo ask pa ko ni GS

ankle breaker
06-23-2008, 11:45 PM
mayta di moabot. hapit na raba magsugod.

thadzonline
06-24-2008, 09:47 AM
wa moabot oi, ila bag-o is a 6'3 19 year old power forward from Mindanao whose surname is Silva

ankle breaker
06-26-2008, 04:51 AM
hahahaha. salamat jud. arang-arang na ni kay si slaughter nalay taas kaayo.

thadzonline
06-26-2008, 07:01 AM
pero i heard maayo na si silva...kombate jud ni sa cesafi at least four teams have a shot

ankle breaker
06-26-2008, 09:43 PM
pero at least dili taas kaayo. naa gud na silay edrian lao, 6'7" na nya 6'11" slaughter. unsaon nalang ug nadayon pa tong 6'7" nga fil-am ug si omandam. mura ra gihapon ug wala mawagtang si berami, mepaña ug luga.

thadzonline
06-26-2008, 10:04 PM
Lao is between 6'4 and 6'6 I dont think he could be taller than that..Silva looks almost as tall as him should be between 6'3 and 6'5 solid and lean ang lawas

ankle breaker
06-27-2008, 09:57 PM
kita nako sa imong update sa gibuhat nimo nga website. wala paka makakuha sa lineup sa ubang teams?

thadzonline
06-27-2008, 10:19 PM
naa na ko confirmed sa UV, USJ-R ug USC pero naa pay tagakonon

ankle breaker
07-01-2008, 10:13 PM
ok, maayo. nice kaayo imong website. very informative jud.

thadzonline
07-03-2008, 03:44 PM
updated roster speculation for Season 8:
First Five:
C 6-11 Greg Slaughter
F 6-6 Edrian Lao
F 6-3 6-3 Harlow Villanil
G 5-9 Chris Diputado
G 5-10 Vonn Harry Lanete

2nd unit:
C 6-5 Jerome Silva
F 6-2 Jun Lasala
G 5-9 Harold Cincoflores
G 6-2 Mikee Cabahug
G 6-2 Phil Mercader

3rd String:
C 6-5 Mark Manigque
F 6-2 Bonbon Sendrijas
F 6-2 James Tagalog
G 5-10 Ritchum Dennison
G

one more slot left

paul0220
07-03-2008, 10:12 PM
updated roster speculation for Season 8:
First Five:
C 6-11 Greg Slaughter
F 6-6 Edrian Lao
F 6-3 Harold Cincoflores
G 5-9 Chris Diputado
G 5-10 Vonn Harry Lanete

2nd unit:
C 6-5 Jerome Silva
F 6-2 Jun Lasala
F 6-3 Harlow Villanil
G 6-2 Mikee Cabahug
G 6-2 Phil Mercader

3rd String:
C 6-5 Mark Manigque
F 6-2 Bonbon Sendrijas
F 6-2 James Tagalog
G 5-10 Ritchum Dennison
G

one more slot left
Si Tancongco diay la na sa UV o reserve lang na siya?

ankle breaker
07-03-2008, 11:01 PM
tancongo was relegated as a practice player as disciplinary action.

thadzonline
07-04-2008, 02:58 PM
baka si Emman Calo ang reactiavte for the final slot, gut feel lang

thadzonline
07-12-2008, 09:40 PM
Greg Slaughter: "I'll do it for our country" before UV takes on China's Huaquiao Univ in the 6th AUBC finals

ankle breaker
07-17-2008, 11:29 PM
but they lost to the chinese in that game, right?

digitalsuperman
07-23-2008, 09:14 AM
yup they lost...

but just wanna ask if anyone know if UV will be sanctioned because they participated the BAP Organized AUBC?

thadzonline
07-23-2008, 10:11 AM
probably not by the CeSAFI who is on their side now unlike during the NSBC when the CeSAFI had a different stance

thadzonline
08-06-2008, 08:09 AM
UV loses opener to USC, 80-76. GS had 32 pts, 9 boards

The_Big_Cat
08-06-2008, 10:45 AM
UV loses opener to USC, 80-76. GS had 32 pts, 9 boards

The Big Man is improving.

thadzonline
08-06-2008, 10:48 AM
sadly, UV missed 3 outside gunners due to illness.

thadzonline
08-06-2008, 10:49 AM
GS officially had 33 pts, 9 boards and 2 blocks

ankle breaker
08-06-2008, 09:10 PM
what about the reported triple double of JF? is it true?

thadzonline
08-07-2008, 09:22 AM
adding 1 block to the official stats was media hype

ankle breaker
08-07-2008, 09:30 PM
so 31 pts 13 rebs 9 blks was the real stats of JF against SWU.

thadzonline
08-08-2008, 01:03 AM
other related articles posted at http://uvgreenlancers.blogspot.com

the_cool_cat
08-08-2008, 11:03 AM
hello thadz.. first time i get to post here in gameface. welcome mo naman ako bro. hehehe

thadzonline
08-08-2008, 11:13 AM
really? I thought you've been here for a while..must have mistook you for Big_cat hahaha....welcome aboard anyways ;D

The_Big_Cat
08-08-2008, 12:33 PM
hello thadz.. first time i get to post here in gameface. welcome mo naman ako bro. hehehe

Welcome the_cool_cat !!

the_cool_cat
08-08-2008, 01:08 PM
hello thadz.. first time i get to post here in gameface. welcome mo naman ako bro. hehehe

Welcome the_cool_cat !!
thanks bro.. ;)

thadzonline
08-08-2008, 08:11 PM
UV survives USP Panthers scare, Ritchum Dennison makes a clutch triple to save the day for the Lancers, 77-73

ankle breaker
08-08-2008, 09:21 PM
no boxscores yet for the latest games?
USC vs. SWU
UV vs. USP
UC vs. USJR

thadzonline
08-09-2008, 10:35 AM
UC-USJR boxscores are uploaded already at basketballcebu.com

the_cool_cat
08-11-2008, 09:47 AM
UV survives USP Panthers scare, Ritchum Dennison makes a clutch triple to save the day for the Lancers, 77-73
it seems U.V. is having a hard time winning in this tournament.. the 2 W's are closed and hotly contested. Great game by Greg Slauther, almost a triple double for him.

thadzonline
08-11-2008, 12:02 PM
Greg Slaughter had 22 points, 12 rebounds and 8 blocks last night but the UV Green Lancers couldn't shake off the Don Bosco Greywolves until the last 5 minutes of the game. GS also had 2 two-handed jams .

the_cool_cat
08-11-2008, 04:13 PM
Greg Slaughter had 22 points, 12 rebounds and 8 blocks last night but the UV Green Lancers couldn't shake off the Don Bosco Greywolves until the last 5 minutes of the game. GS also had 2 two-handed jams .
i have seen greg slaughter during a game somewhere in the north of cebu during warm up doing a two handed reverse slam dunk. so it not surprising for him to do that. i want him to develop a hook ala tim duncan.. hehehe

ankle breaker
08-11-2008, 09:49 PM
Greg Slaughter had 22 points, 12 rebounds and 8 blocks last night but the UV Green Lancers couldn't shake off the Don Bosco Greywolves until the last 5 minutes of the game. GS also had 2 two-handed jams .

GS is starting to erase all the doubts being pounded in him in the past with this workhorse performance.

thadzonline
08-15-2008, 09:56 AM
UV played its best game so far this season routing SWU, 92-59...the UV band played a requiem in the last 2 minutes of the game, pang-asar!

the_cool_cat
08-15-2008, 11:17 AM
can you give us the link for the game stats bro..

thadzonline
08-15-2008, 01:10 PM
will post here soon after i have uploaded it later today

thadzonline
08-17-2008, 08:51 PM
GS is player of the week for week 2 of CeSAFI 2008

the_cool_cat
08-19-2008, 02:10 PM
greg slaughter's U.V. will be facing junmar fajardo's U.C. in the main game tonight at cesafi 2008. this would be a classic match up between cebu's top two big man..

thadzonline
08-19-2008, 02:58 PM
they'll probably cancel each other out and the win will most likely go to the team with a deeper roster or who has better support for their big man, advantage pointing to UV

ankle breaker
08-19-2008, 11:03 PM
what's the result of today's game?

thadzonline
08-20-2008, 12:44 AM
UV 82, UC 80

Fajardo limited to 12 points and 5 fouls..JF had 22 rebounds and 4 blocks

GS was 7/7 from FT and had 2 slams to go with 9 boards

thadzonline
08-20-2008, 01:13 AM
I saw the UV Junior Lancers earlier and boy! I think they have a trio of towers their. Size you dont see often in Cebu junior basketball. They should be around 6'2" at least

The_Big_Cat
08-20-2008, 07:58 PM
Slaughter outwits Fajardo as UV logs fourth victory
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 13:51:00 08/20/2008

Games today, August 20, 2008:
Cebu Coliseum
4:30 p.m. - CIT vs. CEC (jrs.)
6 p.m. - USC vs. DBC (srs.)

Round one of the highly-anticipated matchup between University of Cebu's (UC) 6-foot-8 beanpole Junmar Fajardo and the University of the Visayas' (UV) 6-foot-11 center Greg Slaughter was won by the Green Lancers’ gentle giant.

Slaughter’s Green Lancers barely escaped Fajardo’s Webmasters, 82-80, in the seniors’ division game of the Cesafi basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum on Wednesday.

The seven-time champions Lancers simply had too much veteran savvy to come away with the exciting win to up their record to 4-1 (win-loss) while dropping their opponents to 2-2.

The win did not come on a silver platter as the Lancers had to stave off a furious comeback by the Webmasters from a 17-point deficit.

Led by the outside sniping of Robinson Mohamad and a huge five-point cluster from Jannsen Abella, the Webmasters came to within three, 74-77, with 45 seconds left in the game.

UC had a chance to cut the lead further on the ensuing possession as Laurence Agas stole the ball, but UV's Von Lanete countered with a steal of his own and fed Slaughter for two free-throws to up their lead to five, 79-74, with 22 ticks left.

Lanete and Chris Diputado added three more free-throws down the stretch to secure the win.
Slaughter scored 27 points and grabbed nine boards in the win, besting Fajardo's totals of 12 points and 21 rebounds.

Lanete tallied 14 points, five rebounds, seven assists and seven steals in a solid all-around performance.
The Webmasters, appeared amped and ready as they came out firing on all cylinders with Fajardo scoring eight points, mostly on putbacks to push UC ahead, 22-17, in the first period.

Meanwhile, the Baby Lancers made it a twinkill for UV as they routed Don Bosco, 86-52, in the juniors division

thadzonline
05-07-2009, 11:38 AM
6'3 Rene Saycon of Hawaii/GenSan will join UV as well as DBTC point guard Rod Enterina III

kuzma1313
05-08-2009, 09:01 PM
Hey!

Whats wrong with that DBTC team, disbanding or what? Why some of their players are transferring.?

amdgc82
03-07-2011, 10:08 AM
UV officially names Belano its new coach
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 08:24:00 03/07/2011
Filed Under: Basketball

AFTER DAYS OF holding out, it can be officially said that the new head coach of the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers is former pro and former UV great, Felix “DonBel” Belano.

This was finally confirmed by team manager and UV assistant vice president for finance and administration, Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas in an interview, a day before the tryouts for the squad commences.

Belano has been asked to fill in the position vacated by Elmer “Boy” Cabahug, who was removed from his post last weekend. Cabahug guided the team to nine straight championships in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) but ran out of steam last year, losing the crown to the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters.

Belano, a native of Davao who played college ball for the Lancers in the 90s and even helped the team win a national title in the intercollegiate competition, will have his baptism of fire today as he supervises the tryout organized by Gullas in their bid to revamp the squad. Even the varsity players of last year have been asked to prove themselves worthy of a spot in the team this year.

Gullas added that Belano was the right choice to coach the Green Lancers this year as he brings with a bevy of experience stemming from his days in the defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) to his time in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

“(Felix) Belano really bleeds the UV green. He embodies the true Visayanian spirit. When he was still playing for UV back in the 90s, he wasn't given anything at all. He worked for everything he got. I even heard stories that he practiced four times a day every day. That is the kind of dedication that we hope the players can learn from him,” said Gullas.

The new UV team will debut in the Cesafi Partner's Cup, which kicks off on April 3. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

amdgc82
03-09-2011, 10:30 AM
Belano starts rebuilding process for UV Lancers
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 08:17:00 03/09/2011
Filed Under: Basketball

THE NINE-TIME Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) champions University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers started a new era with recently-hired head coach Felix Belano during the team’s open tryouts last Monday afternoon at the UV gym.

Regular varsity players coupled with the under-trainees and several walk-ins converged at the packed gym to try out for the new squad.
Belano, who arrived just last Monday, admitted that there's a lot of work that needs to be done before they can regain their status as top dog of collegiate basketball in the south.

“Grabe ang pressure pero kasama na rin yun sa trabaho, whether sa laro or sa coaching, pareho lang yun. Basta para sa akin, prepared lang talaga ako for the game at mag-cooperate lang ang mga players, we'll be fine,” said Belano.

From the 49 players that strutted their stuff, only 29 were asked to return for further sessions as Belano tries to whip up a team capable of taking back the title that it lost to the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters last season. More importantly, Belano admitted that he has also set his eyes on an even bigger prize, the championship in the prestigious Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL).

“Kahit sa mga regular players, hindi pa sila assured of a slot in this team. Basta I'm looking for players that will fit into the system that I'm trying to incorporate,” added Belano, who divulged that he is looking for a system similar to that of this year's San Antonio Spurs, one that is quick on offense and relentless on defense.

Belano replaces former mentor Elmer “Boy” Cabahug, who was removed from his position after a decade of impeccable success with UV. Belano is coming off an MBA and PBA career that saw him don the colors of Sta. Lucia, Talk N Text and recently, Barako Bull.

“Utang kabubut-on sad ni nako sa UV. They were very good to me during my college days,” Belano added.

Belano said that he will make the final cut by March 18, a day before the deadline of submission of lineups for the upcoming Cesafi Partner's Cup. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

Sam Miguel
07-10-2013, 08:33 AM
UV cagers taste third straight rout in 2013 Summer Universiade games

By Jonas Panerio

Cebu Daily News

6:18 am | Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

The University of the Visayas (UV)-manned Philippine team continued in its struggle in the basketball event of the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia as the Green Lancers suffered two more routs against separate opponents.

The struggling Lancers got crushed by Japan, 93-51, yesterday. On Monday, Serbia handed UV its biggest loss in the games with a 125-44 rout.

The Green Lancers are now 0-3 (win-loss) in the tournament. They opened their campaign with a 106-58 loss to Romania last Sunday.

The result of UV’s games is reminiscent of deflating performance of the then-Cesafi champions University of Cebu in the 2011 Universiade held in Shenzen, China, where the Webmasters lost all of their games by an average of 55.6 points.

Eleven out of the 12 players of Japan scored in the victory over the Philippines headed by the 17 of Soichiro Fujitaka and 11 of Yuya Nagayoshi.

Milos Dimic, meanwhile, had 22 and Dorde Drenovac chipped in 20 for Serbia. Just like in UV’s game against Japan, only one of the 12 players in Serbia’s roster failed to score, underscoring the team’s dominant performance.

Rhaffy Octobre had 15 for UV in the loss to Japan while John Abad led the team with eight in the loss to Serbia. No player scored in double figures for UV in the game against Serbia.

The Green Lancers will next face Mongolia tomorrow and Mexico on Friday.

Basketball is one of 11 sports that the Philippines is participating at in this biennial multi-sporting event that has an estimated 13,500 athletes and officials from nearly 200 countries.

This prestigious multi-sport Universiade features the most prominent university athletes in the world and is considered the Olympics of the university competitions.

Sam Miguel
07-10-2013, 08:34 AM
^^^ Cerdic Akomo is no longer with UV? Or he is not eligible for this tournament because he is not Filipino?

Joescoundrel
08-05-2013, 08:44 AM
Lancers rip Webmasters in Cesafi opening match

By Jonas Panerio

August 04, 2013, 10:30 am

CAMEROONIAN import Mike Harry had a stellar debut with 16 points and 10 rebounds as University of the Visayas beat University of Cebu, 81-62, at the start of the 2013 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. men’s basketball tournament Saturday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

Harry also had two steals and a block for UV, which took a 20-point lead, 63-43 with 6:13 left.

The Webmasters were still within striking distance early, 36-43, but the Lancers closed out that stretch with a 7-0 run for a 50-36 lead heading to the final 10 minutes of play.

Arvie Cabanero and Wowie Escosio wound up with 13 and 12 points, respectively, for the Lancers, runners-up to Southwestern University last year.

Noel Villanueva led the Webmasters with 15 markers.

In the juniors division, UV's Baby Lancers pulled off a tough win as they outlasted the Britt Reroma-mentored University of San Carlos Baby Warriors, 77-74.

Ernesto Limitares hit the game-winning three-pointer with 4.9 seconds left.

The game was tied at 74-all after Kervin Villagracia scored off an inbound play and on a fastbreak with 27 ticks left on the clock. But that was plenty of time for UV and shifty guard John Escalona took advantage as he drove down the lane, drew the defense and found Limitares open on the wing.

USC had a shot to tie the game but Paul Galinato inexplicably tried a two-pointer as time expired.

Jun Manzo 22 points, with 12 coming in the second period. Escalona had 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block.

Villagracia led USC with 21 points and six boards.

Joescoundrel
08-08-2013, 03:46 PM
Thadz, didn't know where else to put this, lazy bastard that I am, just move it if you think this is OT here ___

Baby Lancers nail 2nd win

By Emmanuel b. Villaruel

(The Freeman) | Updated August 7, 2013 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines - The University of the Visayas (UV) Baby Lancers blew hot and cold but turned to a sizzling offensive in the windup to fend off the gritty University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Baby Jaguars, 66-57, in yesterday's lone juniors division match of the 13th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) men's basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum.

Meanwhile, CESAFI commissioner Felix "Boy" O. Tiukinhoy, Jr. announced that there will be no games this Thursday as the league pays its respect to the death of Oscar "Jun" Jereza, Jr., owner and vice president of the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF).

The Baby Lancers were in full control after cruising to a 12-2 start, but were continually threatened by the big-hearted Baby Jaguars who did not fold up in the face of a decisive rally by the taller and bigger UV cagers.

The rookie-laden Baby Jaguars were completely outclassed by their formidable foes in almost all facets of the game, but their fighting spirit, stifling defense and the excellent playmaking skills of Vince Winson Castro, Vince William Huevos and Earl Jofflet Ponte kept them going before the Baby Lancers launched their final wave of attack.

After being down by as much as 18 points, 37-55, late in the third period, the Baby Jaguars of coach Marlon Piodo fought back with aplomb, dropping a 10-0 bomb to trim the huge deficit down to a single digit, 47-55, with still 7:15 left to play.

Emmanuel Villamor, however, ended UV's four-minute scoring drought with a buzzer-beating shot that sparked a 10-0 blitz, giving the Baby Lancers a heavy sigh of relief with a commanding 65-47 lead at the final 4:21 mark of the contest.

With the win already in UV's pocket, the Baby Jaguars capped their decent showing by closing the match with a 10-1 run to lose by only nine.

Villamor and six-foot center Prince Litton Cañete finished with 15 points each, while Jun Kent Manzo and Ernesto Limitares fired 10 markers as the Lancers coasted to their second straight victory in as many starts.

Kherlie Pino was the lone double-digit scorer with 17 points for the Baby Jaguars. (FREEMAN)

Joescoundrel
08-14-2013, 09:55 AM
Lancers pin down Jaguars for second win in CESAFI

By Gabby G. Malagar

(The Freeman) | Updated August 12, 2013 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines - Mike Harry Nzessue and Hernal "Wowie" Escocio scored huge baskets in the windup as the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers survived a spirited challenge by the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars, 91-80, for its second straight win in the 13th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) men's basketball tournament last Saturday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Lancers took a 46-33 halftime lead, but the Jaguars started strong in the third using an 11-2 run behind the hot hands of James Regalado and rookie Fletcher Galvez to pull within just four points, 44-48. The Lancers, however, retaliated with a 16-2 blast to post an 18-point advantage, 64-46, within the three minutes in that stretch.

Behind the efforts of Christian Parker, Ralph Christian Senining and his younger brother Rendell Thomas Senining, the Jaguars threatened for the last time at 72-79 with still five minutes left to play as the Lancers finally put the game away behind the five-point cushion by Escocio, a triple by Francisco Arong, Jr. and a monster slam by Nzessue.

The three triples of Venhur Villamor in the second half also gave the Lancers a huge offensive boost as he finished with 12 points, but it was Nzessue who topscored for UV with 18 points followed by Escocio with 15 markers.

Galvez paced the Jaguars with 16 points, while Regalado had 15 points. Miguel Tabaloc and Rendell Senining chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively, in a losing effort.

The scores

UV (91) - Nzessue 18, Escocio 15, Villamor 12, Codilla 9, Abad 8, Akmomo 7, Mendoza 6, Cabañero 6, Arong 3, Octobre 2, Perolino 2

USJ-R (80) - Galvez 16, Regalado 15, Tabaloc 11, R. Senining 10, C. Parker 9, Lajato 7, C. Senining 4, M. Parker 4, Sanchez 3, Cinco 1

Joescoundrel
09-11-2013, 09:54 AM
Cobras score repeat victory over arch-nemesis UV Green Lancers

By Jonas Panerio

Cebu Daily News

9:21 am | Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Games today:

Cebu Coliseum

5 p.m. – USC vs. SHS-AdC (Jrs.)

6:45 p.m. – UV vs. CEC (Jrs.)

There’s just no stopping the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras.

The defending champion Cobras took a step closer towards returning to the finals by registering their second win in a row in the semifinals, beating bitter rivals the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers, 68-64, in the 13th Cesafi men’s basketball tournament last night at the packed Cebu Coliseum.

Clearly, the Cobras have the Lancers’ number as UV has not beaten SWU since Game Three of last year’s championship series. Yesterday did not yield a different result as the Cobras broke away from their opponents by scoring the first 10 points of the fourth canto and then held on to the win in spite of several lapses during crunchtime.

Mark Jayven Tallo lifted his stock once again as he scored a game-high 21 points on top of six rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block.

African import Landry Sanjo was also a key figure in the victory as he tallied 18 points and added 14 rebounds, six blocks, two assists and two swipes.

In the first game, the University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors logged their first win in this round after routing the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars, 80-62.

Stephen Que paced the winners with 21 points while reinforcement Ahmed Salihou had 19 points, 14 boards and four blocked shots.

The first round of the semis of the juniors division wraps up today with a pair of potentially-explosive match-ups.

The Cebu Eastern College Dragons hope to complete a sweep of their assignments when they battle the UV Baby Lancers while the reigning titlists Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles and the USC Baby Warriors gun for their second win in three games against one another.

Sam Miguel
09-25-2013, 09:27 AM
Cobras take Game One with gritty 64-52 win over UV

By Jonas Panerio

Cebu Daily News

8:04 am | Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

The defending champions Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras dug deep to outlast the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers, 64-52, in Game One of the best-of-five championship series of the Cesafi men’s basketball tournament before a raucous crowd at the Cebu Coliseum yesterday.

With their most productive player of the night Daryl Goloran and top import Landry Sanjo fouling out one after another late in the game, the Cobras turned to the crucial makes of Bernie Bregondo, Monbert Arong and Mark Jayven Tallo to log the win and take a step closer towards a second straight title.

SWU’s golden boy Mark Jayven Tallo played out of rhythm most of the game when ranged against the physical defense of UV but luckily had Goloran—a reserve forward—step up to lead the team with 13 points and eight rebounds.

Sanjo finished with 10 points, 14 boards and four blocked shots while Arong added nine points and five rebounds.

Tallo gave up the ball eight times but made up for it with eight points, six rebounds and seven assists, including two straight drop passes in the dying seconds to Arong and Fabrice Siewe that led to buckets which doused UV’s comeback attempts.

“We really had to solve the double-teams that they were throwing at (Mark Jayven) Tallo,” said SWU coach Yayoy Alcoseba. “At first, he kept on forcing the issue but I told him to stay at it and find the open man. Fortunately for us, he did it in the end.”

The Cobras’ fluid offense was subdued by the deliberate pace of the Lancers early on but the former was still able to find ways to score and take a 49-39 lead to the final canto. UV persevered behind the surprise performance of Miko Marquez, who sparked a 13-5 run that got them within five, 54-49.

Compounding the woes of the Cobras were the disqualification of Goloran at the 3:47 mark and Sanjo with 2:13 remaining.

Mike Nzuesseu and Wowie Escosio had 12 apiece for UV while Marquez wound up with 10.

In the first game, the University of San Carlos (USC) Baby Warriors took a 1-0 lead in their best-of-three series for third place with an 82-72 win over the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Baby Jaguars.

Game Two of the both series will be played tomorrow at the same venue.

Joescoundrel
09-30-2013, 09:54 AM
Green Lancers avoid sweep with double overtime Game 3 win

By Jonas Panerio

Cebu Daily News

8:54 am | Monday, September 30th, 2013

The University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers lived to see another day as they rallied from an 11-point deficit in the fourth period to stun the defending champions Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras, 89-82, in an incredible double-overtime affair in Game Three of the best-of-five finals series of the 13th Cesafi men’s basketball tournament last night at the raucous Cebu Coliseum.

With their backs square against the wall, the Lancers pulled out all the stops and took advantage of the absence of SWU import Landry Sanjo, who fouled out with 4:42 left in regulation, to overhaul a 51-62 deficit. Then, they snatched the win in the second overtime behind gutsy performances by Alfred Codilla, John Abad and Mike Nzuesseu.

UV still trails 1-2 in the series but will go for the equalizer in Game 4 tomorrow at the same venue.

Nzuesseu broke out of his series-long stupor and scored 26 points, including a lay-up that put UV in front, 85-82, with 48.7 seconds left in the second extra session. After a turnover by SWU’s other import Fabrice Siewe, Abad sealed the game with four makes from the charity stripe to finish with 20 points. Codilla added 11 while surprise starter Leonard Santillan tallied 10 points to go with four rebounds and two steals.

“I just told them to stay focused and stick to the game plan,” UV head coach Donbell Belano said. “Dako sad na factor ang pagka-foul out ni (Landry) Sanjo as he really is a presence inside. Si (Leonard) Santillan, grabe ang ginapakita sa practice and we’re happy that he produced.”

The win put a stop to UV’s five-game losing streak to SWU this season, and the Cobras’ 14-game winning run.

SWU was ready to party after a nifty spin and lay-up by the league’s newly-named MVP Mark Jayven Tallo put the Cobras in front, 62-51, with 4:59 left in regulation.

Disaster struck as Sanjo committed a looseball foul, his fifth and last one. UV then pounced and went on a 10-0 run led by Nzuesseu, Codilla and Venhur Villamor that got the Lancers within one, 61-62.

After a three by SWU guard Adams Mohammed, UV tied the count at 65-all off two freebies by Abad and a fadeaway jumper by Wowie Escosio. The Lancers eventually took the lead off a corner three-pointer by Abad with 14.6 ticks left in regulation. Monbert Arong tied the game at 68-all with a long trifecta.

Abad missed a floater at the buzzer to send the game to overtime.

The Lancers had a shot at winning the game in the extra session as they led, 77-74, after a bucket by Nzuesseu and a free throw by Codilla. But SWU tied the game again at 77-all with another three-point shot from Arong from the exact same spot where he made the game-tying basket in regulation.

UV had a chance to win the game on its last possession but Chris Perolino missed a wide-open jumper from the free throw area as time expired.

In the second overtime, the Cobras last held the lead at 80-79, after two free throws by Arong but Codilla pushed UV in front with two free-throws of his own while Abad extended it further, 85-82, with a crafty teardrop with 1:33 left to play. Siewe closed the gap for SWU with a bankshot but Nzuesseu and Abad conspired for the crucial points down the stretch to hack out the win.

Sanjo led SWU with 23 points while Arong, who was named to the Mythical Five earlier in the afternoon, added 16. Tallo, also a Mythical Five member along with CIT-U’s Joshua dela Cerna, UV’s Abad and the University of San Jose-Recoletos ‘s Miguel Tabaloc, finished with 14 assists but had just six points.

Sam Miguel
10-02-2013, 09:11 AM
UV outlasts SWU in Game 4 to force winner-take-all Game 5

By Jonas Panerio

Cebu Daily News

7:24 am | Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

In less than a week, the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers have turned themselves from meek prey to confident predators.

They completed the transformation yesterday when they upended the defending champions Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras, 71-66, in Game Four of the Cesafi men’s basketball Finals at the packed-to-the-rafters Cebu Coliseum.

With the win, this best-of-five finals series is now tied at 2-2.

Widely considered to be down and out of it after losing the first two games by double-digits, the Lancers proved all the doubters wrong as they cut the Cobras down to size with their transition offense and perimeter shooting in the first half to build a sizable advantage.

They needed every bit of that cushion as they withstood a furious comeback by SWU to seize the victory and send this war of attrition to its final battle – Game Five scheduled tomorrow at the same venue.

UV is now on the brink of both history and redemption as no team has ever come back from a 0-2 deficit in the finals to win the title.

A win in Game Five would also gain UV sweet vengeance for the title loss that it suffered at the hands of these very same Cobras last season.

Mythical Five guard John Abad provided the spunk and leadership for UV as he came up with a masterful performance, finishing with 24 points, eight assists, five rebounds and five steals.

The 5-foot-7 guard pitched in 15 points in the first half that helped put UV in front, 43-29.

Wowie Escosio added 14 points while Franz Arong, back from his one-game suspension, chipped in 11 markers.

UV head coach Felix Belano said he motivated his troops by sharing with them the biblical story of Daniel, the man who came away unscathed in the presence of lions.

“We really want to fight until the end and play like there’s no tomorrow,” Belano said. “I can see that the focus is really there for my players, which is how we made all those free-throws and outside shots. But still, we want to remain humble and come out fighting in Game Five.”

The league’s newly-crowned MVP Mark Jayven Tallo scored a game-high 28 points for SWU, which came to within five, 64-69, in the last 1:37 of the fourth after trailing by as many as 18 in the third.

SWU had several chances to come even closer but UV made its free throws down the stretch to preserve the important win.

red_engr1987
11-21-2013, 01:48 PM
SWU makes Final 4

By Rommel C. Manlosa

Thursday, November 21, 2013

THE Southwestern University Cobras will make their second straight appearance in the Final Four after beating bitter rivals University of the Visayas Green Lancers, 68-60, in the step-ladder Sweet 16 tournament of the 2013 Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) last night at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Cobras banked on a 25-point lead in the second quarter to survive the end-game challenge of the Lancers, who played without head coach Felix “Donbel” Belano Jr. in the final quarter.

Belano was thrown out of the game, after he boldly contested an unsportsmanlike foul called on guard Francisco Arong.

The referees did not like Belano’s actions and decided to send him out of the playing venue with still with 1:13 left in the third period.

That was the only time Belano contested the referees call, despite his team trailing as much as 34-9 in the second period.

Belano, however, was frustrated the way the Lancers played the game in the opening half, allowing SWU to score 10 straight points before scoring their first two points.

However, nothing seemed to work for the Cesafi champions in the entire first half while SWU played flawlessly, holding UV to just seven points in the entire first quarter and holding them scoreless in the first seven minutes of the second.

And while SWU was playing like well-oiled machine, UV struggled and often resorted to a few unsportsmanlike fouls.

John Abad was slapped first at the 5:02 mark of the second when he tripped the airborne Mark Jayven Tallo, then team skipper Cris Perolino was slapped for rough-housing Monbert Arong three minutes and 30 seconds later.

UV found life in the second half and moved within 15 points, 32-47 before they missed five of six free throws that could have changed the complexion of the game.

The ejection of Belano and the unsportsmanlike foul on Arong was a breather for SWU.

UV then started the fourth period with seven straight points to cut the lead to seven, 42-59 at the 7:41 mark, but another unsportsmanlike foul was called against the Lancers.

red_engr1987
01-17-2014, 04:37 PM
UV Green Lancers: Mpouma's presence alone scares enemies
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By Rommel C. Manlosa

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

THE University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers hope their new Cameroonian recruit Jean-marie Mpouma can fill huge gaps left by their erstwhile import Mike Nzeusseu in the new basketball season.

This early, UV management, coaching staff and supporters are putting huge responsibilities on the shoulders of Mpouma.

Nzeusseu went Awol after the Green Lancers defeated their arch-nemesis Southwestern University Cobras in the Cesafi finals.

However, UV assistant coach Van Halen Parmis is confident Mpouma will become a dominant force in the middle mainly because of his height.

“Jean-marie is 6’11” with a very long wingspan. His presence alone in the shaded lane can already intimidate opponents. However, he is not just all height, he will be a dominant force in the center and he has a good perimeter shooting touch. He’s got some moves like that of (NBA Legend) Hakeem Olajuwon,” Parmis said.

No second thoughts

UV head coach Felix “Donbel” Belano Jr. said he has no second thought about having Mpouma in the Green Lancers fold because he believed that the 18-year-old beanpole from Metz, France can help the team defend its title.

In fact, Mpouma received his Lancers’ jersey shortly after the team won the Cesafi title last October.

Parmis, however, admitted that Mpouma still has to improve some aspects of his game that include his footwork, agility and maturity.

“Experience, footwork and agility. Although he had vastly improved since he arrived last September, kuwang lang gyud niya kay experience,” Parmis continued.

Role

Mpouma will be playing back-up to Steve Cedrick Akomo in trying to keep the title not only from its closest challenger, SWU, but against the emerging powers of the University of San Carlos Warriors and the University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars.

After losing the ticket to the 2013 Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) Round Robin Final Four to the Cobras last November, UV held its first practice last Monday in its effort to regroup and strenghten its line-up.