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tigerman
09-28-2008, 10:39 PM
This topic was inspired from the same topic in another forum.

As the title suggests, this is about your thoughts as to what year your school had its best roster/lineup. A lineup which you feel can match up well with another team or from the same school but different era.*

Ok I'll start the ball rolling. I expect almost everyone to pick the 1993 UST Tigers but I'd like to go against the flow. Besides, I was too young then to remember the 1993 team. ;D

I'll go with the 1999 team which fell just a freethrow away from stopping the back-to-back hopes of DLSU. (paging Gilbert Lao)

those that I remember:
G - Angelo Velaso, Glen Manching
SG - Cyrus Baguio, Derek Hubalde
SF - Emerson Oreta, Nino Gelig
PF - Marvin Ortiguerra, Melchor Latoreno, Jeff Valeriano (bestfriend of Rich Alvarez)
C - Alwyn Espiritu, Gilbert Lao, Kenneth Co Yu Kang

The lineup looks strong on paper given the presence of 4 former HS MVPs (Ortiguerra, Hubalde, Oreta and Espiritu). This team had all the ingredients of a championship; 1) low post players in Ortiguerra and Espiritu, 2) veteran pg in Velasco, 3) slashers and open court specialists in Baguio and Gelig, 4) shooters in Velasco, Hubalde and Oreta, and 5) defender and enforcer in Valeriano.

The only weakness I think was the lack of a good backup for Velasco. Manching was only a rookie then and did not have the same pg skills like Velasco.

The team started the 1999 season with a 10-0 record only to be snapped by a buzzer-beater from a UE Warrior whose name I can't remember at the moment. They faltered towards the end losing 3 of the last 4 elimination games and eventually lost to the Archers for the playoff to determine the no. 1 and no. 2 seed. Armed with a twice to beat advantage, they battled the up and coming Ateneo Blue Eagles in the final four. They eventually went to the finals against DLSU but failed to bring back the crown to Espana no thanks to a Gilbert Lao missed ft and a heartbreaker trey from Dino Aldeguer.



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VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

JVC
10-05-2008, 01:36 PM
I would rank the 1991 DLSU Green Archers roster as one of the school's strongest ever.* Although that team won the third straight UAAP title for DLSU, on the hardcourt, a board room decision gave the award to FEU that year.

Some of the notable players on that team:

Guard: Tonyboy Espinosa, Addy Papa
Shooting Guard: Johnedel Cardel, Jason Webb
Forward: Elmer Lago, Alvin Magpantay
Power Forward: Noli Locsin, Dwight Lago
Center: Jun Limpot

:)

JVC
10-05-2008, 02:29 PM
The 2001 DLSU Green Archers also had a pretty strong roster. This group secured DLSU's 4-peat.

The team featured the following names:

Guard: Mike Cortez, Eric Arejola
Shooting Guard: Ren-Ren Ritualo, BJ Manalo, Joseph Yeo
Forward: Mac Cardona, Cholo Villanueva, Mika Vainio,
Power Forward: Adonis Sta Maria, Willy Wilson, Migs Gozum
Center: Carlo Sharma, Mike Gavino, Manny Ramos, Chris Cabatu

Joescoundrel
10-08-2008, 11:58 PM
I'd say the 1987 and 1988 back-to-back champions:

Danny Francisco
Alex Araneta
Mel Basa
Eric Reyes
Albert Mendoza
Jet Nieto
Jay Gayoso
Gene Afable
Seph Canlas
Olsen Racela
Jun Reyes

These were just the guys I recall. I think Haj Jeongco was on the team as well. I can't remember if Joseph Chuatico was still on the 1988 team.

Imagine having that kind of firepower and depth from all over. What was amazing was that they played at a time when the UAAP had a lot of other superstars like Jerry Codinera of UE and Benjie Paras of UP. FEU and UST had deep lineups then as well, and of course there was the Dindo Pumaren-led Lasalle that also had Joey Sta Maria, Eddie Viaplana and company.

bluebruiser90
10-09-2008, 01:20 AM
I'd say the 1987 and 1988 back-to-back champions:

Danny Francisco
Alex Araneta
Mel Basa
Eric Reyes
Albert Mendoza
Jet Nieto
Jay Gayoso
Gene Afable
Seph Canlas
Olsen Racela
Jun Reyes

These were just the guys I recall. I think Haj Jeongco was on the team as well. I can't remember if Joseph Chuatico was still on the 1988 team.

Imagine having that kind of firepower and depth from all over. What was amazing was that they played at a time when the UAAP had a lot of other superstars like Jerry Codinera of UE and Benjie Paras of UP. FEU and UST had deep lineups then as well, and of course there was the Dindo Pumaren-led Lasalle that also had Joey Sta Maria, Eddie Viaplana and company.


Haj and Nonoy were on the '87 team with Jojo Habana and Raymaund Morales. Rico Santiago and Gene Afable joined the '88 team. The team was very strong and had practically two PBA number one draft picks in Araneta and Danny (if he continued playing). The team eventually sent 6 guys to the pros. A seventh prospect didn't even play his fifth year. Jet Nieto would have made a very good Jaworski impression if he turned pro.

sanlo
10-09-2008, 07:24 AM
Since the topic is roster, I believe the 2002 Ateneo team was the best because 3/4 of the team made it to the PBA. Enrico, Rich, Larry, Wesley,Paolo, Doug, JC, Gec, even quimpo.

pio_valenz
10-09-2008, 10:09 AM
No question, the '86 champion team for UP:

Overall record: 14-3

Coach: Joe Lipa

Starters:
Eric Altamirano
Ronnie Magsanoc
Benjie Paras
Duane Salvaterra
Joey Mendoza

Bench:
Joey Guanio
Ramil Cruz
Herbert Wenceslao
Bobby Noriega
Chris Somera
Primo Rodriguez
Jig Mendoza

I forget the rest of the bench.

Pwede din ba sa juniors? The '02 champion team:

Overall record: 12-3

Coach: Lito Vergara

Starters:
DJ Miranda
Marvin Cruz
Jacob Manlapaz
JM Aranas
Pipo Villanueva

Bench:
Ryan Maderal
Edgar Ordillas
Carlo Dalisay
Maui Villanueva
Miggy Maniego
DA Olan
Dexter Oliveros

Again, can't recall the other bench players.

The_Big_Cat
10-09-2008, 01:22 PM
I would rank the 1991 DLSU Green Archers roster as one of the school's strongest ever.* Although that team won the third straight UAAP title for DLSU, on the hardcourt, a board room decision gave the award to FEU that year.

Some of the notable players on that team:

Guard: Tonyboy Espinosa, Addy Papa
Shooting Guard: Johnedel Cardel, Jason Webb
Forward: Elmer Lago, Alvin Magpantay
Power Forward: Noli Locsin, Dwight Lago
Center: Jun Limpot

:)

Jason Webb was not part of that '91 team.

Dark Knight
10-09-2008, 07:07 PM
For UP and Adamson and NU, its very obvious because its their only title. UP in 86. AdU in 77 and NU in 54.

Apparently, all the teams that won the title for any particular year has its best roster.

blue scorpion
10-10-2008, 12:23 AM
For UP and Adamson and NU, its very obvious because its their only title. UP in 86. AdU in 77 and NU in 54.

Apparently, all the teams that won the title for any particular year has its best roster.


Uhm, sino-sino ba ang NU players noong 1954?

tigerman
10-10-2008, 12:21 PM
those that I remember:
G - Angelo Velaso, Glen Manching
SG - Cyrus Baguio, Derek Hubalde
SF - Emerson Oreta, Nino Gelig
PF - Marvin Ortiguerra, Melchor Latoreno, Jeff Valeriano (bestfriend of Rich Alvarez)
C - Alwyn Espiritu, Gilbert Lao, Kenneth Co Yu Kang


Thanks for the correction amdgc82.* :)

here's the complete lineup of the 1999 UST TIGERS

4 - Glenn John P. Manching - r
5 - Jake Wesley P. Agleron
6 - Angelo B. Velasco
7 - Marvin M. Ortiguerra
8 - Cyrus M. Baguio
9 - Gilbert Y. Lao
10 - Frederick D. Hubalde Jr. - r
11 - Jose S. Valeriano
12 - Alwyn Espiritu - r
14 - Niņo Greggy Gelig
15 - Jiniņo Y. Manansala - r
16 - Kelwin Jansen Ang - r
17 - Melchor R. Latoreno
18 - Emmerson S. Oreta
19 - Ervin de Leon
20 - Iago Jaime Raterta - r

r-rookie

Kenneth Co Yu Kang started in 2000.



USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

pepman
10-10-2008, 03:11 PM
For UP and Adamson and NU, its very obvious because its their only title. UP in 86. AdU in 77 and NU in 54.

Apparently, all the teams that won the title for any particular year has its best roster.


Uhm, sino-sino ba ang NU players noong 1954?


Narciso Bernardo

blue scorpion
10-12-2008, 11:46 AM
For UP and Adamson and NU, its very obvious because its their only title. UP in 86. AdU in 77 and NU in 54.

Apparently, all the teams that won the title for any particular year has its best roster.


In the early 90s, Adamson used to have Marlou Aquino, Kenneth Duremdes and EJ Feihl in one line-up. I would consider this Adamson's strongest line-up. It was just unfortunate that they did not win a championship.

tigerman
10-12-2008, 01:03 PM
^ Thanks to Charlie Dy for bringing that line-up. ;D



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VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

bchoter
10-12-2008, 02:10 PM
UST HS din pero yung mga main men na naalala ko lang:
Marlou, EJ, Bong Dela Cruz, Rene Cabaluna, Hipolito, Giovani Pineda

Mateen Cleaves
10-12-2008, 04:32 PM
UST HS din pero yung mga main men na naalala ko lang:
Marlou, EJ, Bong Dela Cruz, Rene Cabaluna, Hipolito, Giovani Pineda


Ian Sanchez, who eventually played for the UP Maroons, was on that team as well.

amdgc82
10-12-2008, 04:51 PM
I would rank the 1991 DLSU Green Archers roster as one of the school's strongest ever.* Although that team won the third straight UAAP title for DLSU, on the hardcourt, a board room decision gave the award to FEU that year.

Some of the notable players on that team:

Guard: Tonyboy Espinosa, Addy Papa
Shooting Guard: Johnedel Cardel, Jason Webb
Forward: Elmer Lago, Alvin Magpantay
Power Forward: Noli Locsin, Dwight Lago
Center: Jun Limpot

:)

Jason Webb was not part of that '91 team.


1991 DLSU Green Archers
4 - Alvin Benedict Magpantay - r
5 - Oliver Bunyi
6 - Johnedel Cardel
7 - Elmer Lago - r
8 - Jason Webb - r
9 - Zandro "Jun" P. Limpot Jr.
10 - Jonas Mario R. Mariano
11 - Aljun Garcia
12 - Richard "Dickie" Bachmann
15 - Dwight Lago
16 - Antonio "Tonyboy" Espinosa Jr. - r
17 - Arnel Lemuel Guste
18 - Luis Manuel "Noli" Locsin
19 - Adriano "Adi" Papa III

pepman
10-19-2008, 09:00 AM
AdU- 1993
ADMU- 2008
DLSU- 2001-2002
FEU- 2005
NU- 2001
UE- 1964-1971
UP- 1986
UST- 1993

maexpac711
10-24-2008, 06:52 PM
DLSU Team 2001-2002

Guards:
-renren ritualo
-bj manalo
-ty tang
-pocholo villanueva
-mike cortez
-joseph yeo

Forwards:
-mac cardona
-willy wilson
-mike gavino
-jr aquino
-junjun cabatu
-jerwin gaco

Centers:
-adonis sta. maria
-carlo sharma
-manny ramos

Dark Knight
10-24-2008, 08:38 PM
So what makes the 2000 - 2001 DLSU champion team better then the 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006 DLSU champion team?

And this question is also addressed to the other teams. ;)

Joescoundrel
10-31-2008, 10:38 AM
I'd say the 1987 and 1988 back-to-back champions:

Danny Francisco
Alex Araneta
Mel Basa
Eric Reyes
Albert Mendoza
Jet Nieto
Jay Gayoso
Gene Afable
Seph Canlas
Olsen Racela
Jun Reyes

These were just the guys I recall. I think Haj Jeongco was on the team as well. I can't remember if Joseph Chuatico was still on the 1988 team.

Imagine having that kind of firepower and depth from all over. What was amazing was that they played at a time when the UAAP had a lot of other superstars like Jerry Codinera of UE and Benjie Paras of UP. FEU and UST had deep lineups then as well, and of course there was the Dindo Pumaren-led Lasalle that also had Joey Sta Maria, Eddie Viaplana and company.


Haj and Nonoy were on the '87 team with Jojo Habana and Raymaund Morales. Rico Santiago and Gene Afable joined the '88 team. The team was very strong and had practically two PBA number one draft picks in Araneta and Danny (if he continued playing). The team eventually sent 6 guys to the pros. A seventh prospect didn't even play his fifth year. Jet Nieto would have made a very good Jaworski impression if he turned pro.


Bruiser, wasn't Rico Santiago's rookie season as a college player the 1989-1990 season? I seem to recall he was still playing for the High School alongside the likes of Gabby Severino, Roy Literal, Richie Ticzon, Philip Ticzon, Jay Bengzon, Ninoy Garcia and even Joel Manalac in the 1988-1989 school year.

Joescoundrel
10-31-2008, 10:43 AM
UST HS din pero yung mga main men na naalala ko lang:
Marlou, EJ, Bong Dela Cruz, Rene Cabaluna, Hipolito, Giovani Pineda


Pare, there were many former Ateneo Grade School players on this roster as well, aside from the already mentioned George Sanchez.

Thirdy Mariazeta, Neil Filart, Raymond "Koonce" Villanueva, Roderick Minoza and Phil Bonus were all on this team, and all of them were classmates of mine at one time or another in the Grade School. Mariazeta was the best of them and was actually the best guard on this UST lineup. We always gave them all a hard time whenever Ateneo played UST because the junior games used to be at the Loyola Center (now known as the BEG). Bonus was the tallest of them, already 6'3" when we were all in Grade 7, but I don't think any of these guys ever made it to the college roster of the then-Glowing Goldies.

bluebruiser90
11-01-2008, 01:23 AM
^^

Joe.

'88-'89 ang rookie year ni Rico. The Guidon had a 1988 UAAP championship spread and one photo showed Rico kneeling and praying during the dying minutes of the games.

He made the Blue Eaglets line-up as a sophomore during the '85-'86 season and I actually played against him during that year's MMBL tourney (it's the game where he first injured his knees).

He was the only rookie in the 1988 championship team and would actually miss the 1989-90 season. The 1989-90 season had three rookies: Cris Sta. Maria, Basti Lacson and Ritchie Ticzon.

Rektikano
11-01-2008, 10:26 PM
I would rank the 1991 DLSU Green Archers roster as one of the school's strongest ever.* Although that team won the third straight UAAP title for DLSU, on the hardcourt, a board room decision gave the award to FEU that year.

Some of the notable players on that team:

Guard: Tonyboy Espinosa, Addy Papa
Shooting Guard: Johnedel Cardel, Jason Webb
Forward: Elmer Lago, Alvin Magpantay
Power Forward: Noli Locsin, Dwight Lago
Center: Jun Limpot

:)

Jason Webb was not part of that '91 team.


1991 DLSU Green Archers
4 - Alvin Benedict Magpantay - r
5 - Oliver Bunyi
6 - Johnedel Cardel
7 - Elmer Lago - r
8 - Jason Webb - r
9 - Zandro "Jun" P. Limpot Jr.
10 - Jonas Mario R. Mariano
11 - Aljun Garcia
12 - Richard "Dickie" Bachmann
15 - Dwight Lago
16 - Antonio "Tonyboy" Espinosa Jr. - r
17 - Arnel Lemuel Guste
18 - Luis Manuel "Noli" Locsin
19 - Adriano "Adi" Papa III


Aljun Garcia was also a La Salle rookie in 1991

bchoter
11-02-2008, 03:48 PM
UST HS din pero yung mga main men na naalala ko lang:
Marlou, EJ, Bong Dela Cruz, Rene Cabaluna, Hipolito, Giovani Pineda


Pare, there were many former Ateneo Grade School players on this roster as well, aside from the already mentioned George Sanchez.

Thirdy Mariazeta, Neil Filart, Raymond "Koonce" Villanueva, Roderick Minoza and Phil Bonus were all on this team, and all of them were classmates of mine at one time or another in the Grade School. Mariazeta was the best of them and was actually the best guard on this UST lineup. We always gave them all a hard time whenever Ateneo played UST because the junior games used to be at the Loyola Center (now known as the BEG). Bonus was the tallest of them, already 6'3" when we were all in Grade 7, but I don't think any of these guys ever made it to the college roster of the then-Glowing Goldies.
I think Neil Filart played for the college of Pharmacy that were contenders in the UST intrams. Did he pursue a medical career?