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AnthonyServinio
10-02-2009, 10:45 AM
PHILIPPINE
PATRIOTS

Players

Mark ANDAYA (C, 6'6", Letran)
Froilan BAGUION (G, 5'8", National)
Christopher BALUYOT (F, 6'2", San Sebastian-Manila)
Christian CORONEL (G, 5'8", San Sebastian-Manila)
Nathaniel CRUZ (C, 6'5", Mapua Tech)
Dino DAA (F, 6'1", Letran)
Jason DIXON (C, 6'9", Liberty)
Jerwin GACO (F, 6'2", De La Salle-Manila)
Kasim MIRZA (F, 6'3", Santo Tomas)
Hafer MONDRAGON (F, 6'3", Letran)
Neil RANESES (F, 6'2", Visayas)
Ricky RICAFUENTE (G, 5'9", TIP-Manila)
Geremy ROBINSON (F, 6'3", Hawaii)
Erwin SANTA MARIA (6'1", F, Mapua Tech)
Robert WAINWRIGHT (F, 6'3", Solano College)

Coach

Louie ALAS (Adamson)

Sam Miguel
10-02-2009, 11:12 AM
^^^ Anthony, I take it the players on this roster who were with the PBA as of last conference are no longer with PBA teams?

Also, when is opening day and where?

nastrans
10-02-2009, 03:49 PM
Wala na pala si Wainwright sa Rain or Shine.

May kaliitan ang team, si Dixon lang ang strong presence inside.

They'll play Indonesia on October 10 to start the ABL season in Jakarta.

myktristan
10-02-2009, 11:43 PM
Coach

Louie ALAS (Adamson)


Adamson? I thought he's coaching Letran

naz-T
10-03-2009, 02:16 AM
Coach Louie Alas played for Adamson kaya yun ang nakalagay.

BTW, Oct 10 pupunta ng Indonesia? hindi pa ata tapos ang NCAA nun ah. Pasok ang Knights ni Coach Louie Alas sa semis ng NCAA. Pano kaya? alin dito ang pipiliin niya?

oca
10-03-2009, 06:21 AM
^ Di lang yan.

The school is committed to play sa PCCL. Then there is the offseason recruitment and player development that must be attended to.

Ibig bang sabihin nito ay bibitawan na ni Alas ang Letran?

SBC had a sad experience before with Koy Banal when there was conflict in schedules among teams he was involved with, huwag naman sana mangyari ito sa Letran.

AnthonyServinio
10-08-2009, 11:31 AM
2009-2010 SCHEDULE

October
10 5:00 PM @ Satria Muda Britama
18 4:00 PM @ Singapore Slingers
25 4:00 PM Thailand Tigers
31 4:00 PM Brunei Barracudas

November
7 4:00 PM Singapore Slingers
15 4:00 PM @ KL Dragons
21 4:00 PM Satria Muda Britama

December
1 4:00 PM Thailand Tigers
5 4:00 PM Satria Muda Britama
13 4:00 PM @ Brunei Barracudas
19 4:00 PM KL Dragons

January
6 8:00 PM @ Singapore Slingers
9 8:00 PM @ KL Dragons
17 4:00 PM @ Thailand Tigers
24 4:00 PM Brunei Barracudas
**END OF REGULAR SEASON**



Note: Schedule subject to change without prior notice. All home games at the Ynares Sports Arena-Pasig City.

fujitsu
10-08-2009, 11:59 PM
live ba yan sA tv5?

LION
10-12-2009, 11:23 AM
PHILIPPINE
PATRIOTS

Players

Mark ANDAYA (C, 6'6", Letran)
Froilan BAGUION (G, 5'8", National)
Christopher BALUYOT (F, 6'2", San Sebastian-Manila)
Christian CORONEL (G, 5'8", San Sebastian-Manila)
Nathaniel CRUZ (C, 6'5", Mapua Tech)
Dino DAA (F, 6'1", Letran)
Jason DIXON (C, 6'9", Liberty)
Jerwin GACO (F, 6'2", De La Salle-Manila)
Kasim MIRZA (F, 6'3", Santo Tomas)
Hafer MONDRAGON (F, 6'3", Letran)
Neil RANESES (F, 6'2", Visayas)
Ricky RICAFUENTE (G, 5'9", TIP-Manila)
Geremy ROBINSON (F, 6'3", Hawaii)
Erwin SANTA MARIA (6'1", F, Mapua Tech)
Robert WAINWRIGHT (F, 6'3", Solano College)

Coach

Louie ALAS (Adamson)


This is the league where Louie Alas shouldn't be using imports. ;)

danny
10-13-2009, 02:23 PM
Alas should tell these imports to go home. We need an All-Filipino Team. :D :D ;D ;D

mangtsito
10-13-2009, 03:17 PM
Saang bansa galing yung "Satria Muda Britama"?

kerouac82
10-13-2009, 03:44 PM
Saang bansa galing yung "Satria Muda Britama"?


Indonesia.

Schortsanitis
10-22-2009, 05:35 PM
ABL games are being shown on ESPN, and is being hosted by Anthony Suntay and that Indonesian-American player.

Managed to catch the game between the Philippine Patriots and Satria Munda in Indonesia when I was in Pinas. The game was pretty well attended, which is good for this league.

kerouac82
10-22-2009, 05:36 PM
ABL games are being shown on ESPN, and is being hosted by Anthony Suntay and that Indonesian-American player.

Managed to catch the game between the Philippine Patriots and Satria Munda in Indonesia when I was in Pinas. The game was pretty well attended, which is good for this league.


Mario Wuysang, the Indonesian star point guard out of IUPUI (NCAA Division I).

kablooey
10-23-2009, 11:45 AM
3 UAAP stars boost Patriots vs Tigers
by Jasmine Payo

THREE COLLEGE STANDOUTS who battled it out in the recent UAAP Finals will join forces to boost the Philippine Patriots’ campaign in the Asean Basketball League.

Nonoy Baclao of back-to-back UAAP champion Ateneo and runnerup University of the East’s Elmer Espiritu and Val Acuña will provide extra sock for the Patriots when they host the Thailand Tigers this Sunday.

http://sports.inquirer.net/professional/professional/view/20091022-231724/3-UAAP-stars-boost-Patriots-vs-Tigers
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I think this is a good move for this team. They add athletic and dymanic players to their mix giving them more options.

From waht I watched with the Patriots, they rely heavily on the guards (Coronel, Baguion) to make the plays and have Dixon and Powell run theor own plays.

With Espiritu and Acuña, they have swing men who can create their own shot as well.

Baclao will be the designated defender. Something this team didn't have before.

Joescoundrel
10-24-2009, 11:53 AM
The Philippines-Thailand game is set for 4:00 PM at the Ynares Center in Kapitolyo Pasig.

duphaR007
10-26-2009, 08:24 PM
is rj masbang a former ue red warrior? heard he's with the singapore slingers. can anyone confirm? nice to hear if its true

Richard
10-31-2009, 08:32 PM
'Santi' puts off Friday's ABL match
By JONAS TERRADO
October 31, 2009, 4:08pm


Officials of the Philippine Patriots announced the postponement of Friday's ASEAN Basketball League clash with the Brunei Barracudas because of Typhoon Santi.

Strong winds that buffeted the metropolis and Southern Luzon forced the postponement of the scheduled 4 p.m. encounter at The Arena in San Juan to a later date.

The Patriots were trying to improve their 2-1 record after coming off a 74-61 thrashing of the Thailand Tigers last Sunday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

In that game, new additions Nonoy Baclao and Elmer Espiritu made key contributions for the home side combining for nine blocks to prove their worth as two of the best big men in the collegiate ranks.

The RP Patriots cap their three-game series at home on Saturday against the Singapore Slingers – the team that inflicted them a stinging 74-69 defeat in Singapore two weeks back.

The Patriots-Slingers showdown will be held at The Arena in San Juan City. Admission is free.

Meantime, the Slingers, led by Filipino import Al Vergara and former RP team import Michae LeBlanc, shoot for their fourth straight win this Sunday against Indonesia’s Satria Muda BritAma at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The Indons are also sporting a 2-1 record.

Richard
11-07-2009, 08:16 PM
ABL Results - Saturday, November 7, 2009


Philippine Patriots - 70

Singapore Slingers- 53

Final Score

maui1856
12-17-2009, 10:30 AM
Last December 13, 2009 ABL game @ Brunei Indoor Stadium...

Philippine Patriots (70) vs Brunei Barracudas (90)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5J4QQQyz-Yo/SyZzd1uzJxI/AAAAAAAABg8/EYQgmkpWrC4/s1600-h/_MG_6049.jpg

Philippine Patriots:

pts. Player

7 Alcaraz
3 Powell
4 Ybanez
8 Wainwright
8 Acuna
10 Daa
8 Gaco
2 Baguion
6 Sta Maria
14 Dixon

Wang-Bu
01-05-2010, 03:45 PM
is rj masbang a former ue red warrior? heard he's with the singapore slingers. can anyone confirm? nice to hear if its true


Taga-UE nga po si RJ Masbang, kasabayan niya sina Nino Canaleta at Philip Butel.

Joescoundrel
02-09-2010, 03:31 PM
ASEAN Basketball League Season 1 Finals Game 1 is set for this Friday at the Ynares Center along Shaw Blvd in Pasig at 6:00 PM. Come and support the Philippine Patriots as they gun for the inaugural championship of the ABL against a very tough Satria Britama Indonesian team. Miller and Hartman, the Satria imports, are 24-karat a--holes who need to be put in their place, so please come out and support our Patriots.

Jeep
02-11-2010, 09:34 PM
is rj masbang a former ue red warrior? heard he's with the singapore slingers. can anyone confirm? nice to hear if its true


Taga-UE nga po si RJ Masbang, kasabayan niya sina Nino Canaleta at Philip Butel.


sir wang-bu, baka puede mong i-confirm. balita ko rin kasi mula sa isang kapwa nating panatiko sa larong busluan na isa pang red warrior, si rudy lingganay, ay miembro rin ng koponang singapore slinger. i'm happy for him that he got a spot in that roster.

nastrans
02-12-2010, 11:44 AM
Hindi po sa KL Dragons po naglalaro si Rudy Lingganay, grabe ang pinapakita niya sa Dragons. Kung sa UE more on balldribbling siya, naging scorer siya dun. One time naka-27 points siya sa isang game at fan favorite siya dun. May nagsabi din sakin na Malaysian na patay na patay daw mga chicks dun kay Rudy. :D

Joescoundrel
02-12-2010, 08:59 PM
The Philippine Patriots took one step closer to becoming the inaugural champion of the ASEAN Basketball League with a tough 78 - 68 victory in Game 1 of the ABL Finals against Satria Britama Indonesia.

Former PBA Best Import Gabe Freeman scored a game-high 38 points and grabbed 14 boards to lead the Patriots. "It was a tough win, but like I said I will do whatever it takes for our team to win the championship," Freeman said after the game.

It looked like the Philippine side was headed for a massive letdown as the Indonesian squad took a 56-50 lead early in the third period, after the Patriots took the half at 48-42.

Head coach Louie Alas dispatched defensive demon Nonoy Baclao to tighten the reins. Baclao quickly put his long limbs and quick hands to work as he distracted the Britama forwards and even got a block on import Alex Hartman.

Freeman turned it up on the offensive end, feeding off Baclao's defensive intensity, even as pointguards Warren Ibanez and JP Alcaraz settled down the Philippine offense and busted out on transition.

Late in the fourth period, a Freeman trey made it 72-60 for the Patriots, and Britama never threatened any more.

Game 2 is set for Ash Wednesday 17 February at the Arena in San Juan at 8:00 PM.






Gameface is Philippine Basketball

Joescoundrel
02-12-2010, 09:01 PM
http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae52/Joescoundrel/ABLFinalsGame120101.jpg

Image by Joe Buduan

Gameface is Philippine Basketball

Joescoundrel
02-12-2010, 09:02 PM
http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae52/Joescoundrel/ABLFinalsGame120102.jpg

Image by Joe Buduan

Gameface is Philippine Basketball

Joescoundrel
02-12-2010, 09:02 PM
http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae52/Joescoundrel/ABLFinalsGame120103.jpg

Image by Joe Buduan

Gameface is Philippine Basketball

Joescoundrel
02-12-2010, 09:03 PM
http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae52/Joescoundrel/ABLFinalsGame120104.jpg

Image by Joe Buduan

Gameface is Philippine Basketball

Joescoundrel
02-12-2010, 09:03 PM
http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae52/Joescoundrel/ABLFinalsGame120105.jpg

Image by Joe Buduan

Gameface is Philippine Basketball

riou
02-23-2010, 11:50 AM
CONGRATS TO PHILIPPINE PATRIOTS FOR WINNING THE 1st ABL CHAMPIONSHIP!
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

oca
09-21-2010, 07:55 PM
http://www.inquirer.net/sports/articles/Revamped-RP-Patriots-no-ABL-pushovers.html

Revamped RP Patriots no ABL pushovers

Jasmine W. Payo
First Posted 01:48:01 21/09/2010

Revamped RP Patriots no ABL pushovers

Volatile ex-pro Alex Crisano and five former collegiate stars get to revive their playing careers when they play for the defending champion Philippine Patriots in the Air Asia Asean Basketball League (ABL) kicking off on Oct. 2.


The new recruits will join three holdovers from last year’s team as well as American imports Anthony Johnson and Donald Little, who arrived last week.


“We’ll definitely have a competitive team,” said Patriots coach Louie Alas, who kept veteran guard Warren


Ybañez, last season’s Finals MVP, forward Erwin Sta. Maria and guard JP Alcaraz.

The hulking Crisano, a 6-foot-7 Filipino-American known for his antics on and off the court, last suited up for the Barako Bull in the PBA before dabbling in entertainment as a rapper.


The former college aces are Benedict Fernandez of Far Eastern U, La Salle’s Jun Cabatu, University of Santo Tomas’ Allein Maliksi, University of the East’s Kelvin Gregorio and Arellano’s Orly Daroya.


Completing the lineup are former PBA guard Egay Billiones, Allan Salang-sang, Harold Sta. Cruz and Chito Jaime.


“The players we got are all talented and just need proper exposure,” said team manager Erick Arejola.


The Patriots lost several stars to the PBA, including top rookie Nonoy Baclao and the slam-dunking Elmer Espiritu.


Last season’s Best Import Jason Dixon and Gabe Freeman failed to return due to prior commitments.


In their places are Johnson, who played in the last PBA season for Sta. Lucia, and the 6-foot-11 Little, who had stints in Europe, Mexico and South Korea.


“We thrive in our never-say-die attitude,” said Harbour Centre owner Mikee Romero, who co-owns the team with businessman Tonyboy Cojuangco.


Alas picked the Singapore Slingers, the Kuala Lumpur Dragons and losing finalist Indonesia Satria Muda Britama as the other top contenders in the six-nation, home-and-away tournament.

LION
09-22-2010, 10:55 AM
Bakit may import? This is a battle of nations, right? Philippine Patriots pa naman ang pangalan ng team.

Local players are denied the opportunity to represent the country because of these imports, sabi nila di ba? Asa ba si Alas sa imports? Di ba dapat dito ipag yabang ni Alas na All-Filipino champs sila? ;D

Jeep
09-22-2010, 03:05 PM
i'm not so sure about the rules of this league regarding imports. but the mere fact that there were imports on all the teams last year -- not just the philippines -- should mean they are allowed in the ASEAN basketball league.

so, in a word, yes. they do allow imports. :)

LION
09-22-2010, 04:33 PM
Yes, sir jeep. Imports are allowed....even last year.

Was just being sarcastic. ;D

Joescoundrel
09-23-2010, 10:13 AM
^ Boss Lion mukhang bored ka. Ganyan din magiging feeling ko kapag walang kwenta lahat ng kalaban ng team ko sa NCAA. Toma na lang natin 'yan... ;D

As for the Philippine Patriots, should be interesting to see who they line up for the upcoming ABL conference considering they lost their two best frontline players in Nonoy Baclao and Elmer Espiritu.

oca
09-23-2010, 10:42 AM
^ Boss Lion mukhang bored ka. Ganyan din magiging feeling ko kapag walang kwenta lahat ng kalaban ng team ko sa NCAA. Toma na lang natin 'yan... ;D

As for the Philippine Patriots, should be interesting to see who they line up for the upcoming ABL conference considering they lost their two best frontline players in Nonoy Baclao and Elmer Espiritu.




http://www.inquirer.net/sports/articles/Revamped-RP-Patriots-no-ABL-pushovers.html

Revamped RP Patriots no ABL pushovers

Jasmine W. Payo
First Posted 01:48:01 21/09/2010

Revamped RP Patriots no ABL pushovers

Volatile ex-pro Alex Crisano and five former collegiate stars get to revive their playing careers when they play for the defending champion Philippine Patriots in the Air Asia Asean Basketball League (ABL) kicking off on Oct. 2.

The new recruits will join three holdovers from last year’s team as well as American imports Anthony Johnson and Donald Little, who arrived last week.

“We’ll definitely have a competitive team,” said Patriots coach Louie Alas, who kept veteran guard Warren Ybañez, last season’s Finals MVP, forward Erwin Sta. Maria and guard JP Alcaraz.

The hulking Crisano, a 6-foot-7 Filipino-American known for his antics on and off the court, last suited up for the Barako Bull in the PBA before dabbling in entertainment as a rapper.

The former college aces are Benedict Fernandez of Far Eastern U, La Salle’s Jun Cabatu, University of Santo Tomas’ Allein Maliksi, University of the East’s Kelvin Gregorio and Arellano’s Orly Daroya.

Completing the lineup are former PBA guard Egay Billiones, Allan Salang-sang, Harold Sta. Cruz and Chito Jaime.

“The players we got are all talented and just need proper exposure,” said team manager Erick Arejola.

The Patriots lost several stars to the PBA, including top rookie Nonoy Baclao and the slam-dunking Elmer Espiritu.

Last season’s Best Import Jason Dixon and Gabe Freeman failed to return due to prior commitments. In their places are Johnson, who played in the last PBA season for Sta. Lucia, and the 6-foot-11 Little, who had stints in Europe, Mexico and South Korea.

“We thrive in our never-say-die attitude,” said Harbour Centre owner Mikee Romero, who co-owns the team with businessman Tonyboy Cojuangco.

Alas picked the Singapore Slingers, the Kuala Lumpur Dragons and losing finalist Indonesia Satria Muda Britama as the other top contenders in the six-nation, home-and-away tournament.

Jeep
09-23-2010, 10:46 AM
Yes, sir jeep. Imports are allowed....even last year.

Was just being sarcastic. ;D


OK lang, boss lion. maybe i shouldn't take things too seriously hehehe :). although if you think about it, maybe it would be best to have a locals-only affair. pero baka ayaw nila ng ganun kasi alam nilang lalampasuhin sila ng philippines. ;)

Joescoundrel
09-23-2010, 01:30 PM
^ Pare, THAT is precisely the reason why the other ASEAN countries want imports. At least in this little corner of the world, Filipino basketball players are so good they become imports for our neighbors.

Oca, with the lineup the Patriots are fielding it's a veritable hardcore crew: should be fun to see Orlando Daroya and Chito Jaime testing themselves against the other forwards. I've always felt these two simply needed the right breaks to build long-term basketball careers, and this could be just what the doctor ordered for them. I would also love to see the likes of Rey Gracilla, Ramon Mabayo, Rex Leynes, and Jopher Custodio test themselves against ASEAN competition.

salsa caballero
09-23-2010, 02:57 PM
A bit OT: Thailand will be suiting up ex-Patriot Jason Dixon as their import, and a Fil-Am as their "Asean Heritage" player. Should be nice to see them play.

danny
09-23-2010, 03:26 PM
Bakit may import? This is a battle of nations, right? Philippine Patriots pa naman ang pangalan ng team.

Local players are denied the opportunity to represent the country because of these imports, sabi nila di ba? Asa ba si Alas sa imports? Di ba dapat dito ipag yabang ni Alas na All-Filipino champs sila? ;D




Calling Billy Esposo. Nasaan ang kaluluwa ng bayang ito.

danny
09-23-2010, 03:33 PM
A bit OT: Thailand will be suiting up ex-Patriot Jason Dixon as their import, and a Fil-Am as their "Asean Heritage" player. Should be nice to see them play.


In the grander scheme of things, the Thais schould be considered brothers, coming from the same racial stock.

Still, humanity is one family that must not be divided among racial nor national identities (which are superficial creations of the ruling class).

Corny. :D

Anyway, good to know about our very own "Asean Heritage" player.

oca
09-23-2010, 04:22 PM
^ Pare, THAT is precisely the reason why the other ASEAN countries want imports. At least in this little corner of the world, Filipino basketball players are so good they become imports for our neighbors.

Oca, with the lineup the Patriots are fielding it's a veritable hardcore crew: should be fun to see Orlando Daroya and Chito Jaime testing themselves against the other forwards. I've always felt these two simply needed the right breaks to build long-term basketball careers, and this could be just what the doctor ordered for them. I would also love to see the likes of Rey Gracilla, Ramon Mabayo, Rex Leynes, and Jopher Custodio test themselves against ASEAN competition.


Imo, this event is too short and opposition is uneven to really test the locals you were referring to.

For all intents and purposes, this league is just a way of collecting an easy paycheck for our boys--- those in the Patriots line-up and those who were hired as imports by other teams.

But if the organizers can sustain this league for 5 or 7 more years, standard of play may even up and then we will see real competition. Or, if our neighbors will hire "super imports", yung pang NBA ang calibre- then mag-iiba ang complexion ng tournament.

I don't know if there is a salary cap on non-Pinoy imports. If there is then we should see the same quality of imports as last season... meaning, parehong klase ng laro ang makikita natin.

mighty_lion
09-23-2010, 11:18 PM
Volatile ex-pro Alex Crisano

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Sumakit tyan ko dito kakatawa. Ikaw ba naman i-describe sa opening paragraph ng article ng ganyan. Amp! ;D

morrissey
11-05-2010, 01:13 AM
New import nila si Rasim Wright. Wow, i think they're heading for a back-to-back title.

oca
11-05-2010, 05:59 AM
Midway into the season, in typical Louie Alas fashion, the Patriots registered a 5-0 w-l slate with excellent defense and an anemic offense.

Ranks numero uno in defense giving up an average of 61 ppg, ranks 5th out of 6 teams in offense averaging 69 ppg.

Saw Patriots twice on tv and the best way to describe their brand of play is-- unexciting.

Schortsanitis
11-05-2010, 08:50 AM
Even with a revamped lineup, with Andaya, Wainwright, etc. moving on the PBA after a season in the ABL, the Patriots are still lording it over this tournament. They also lost Dixon to the Thais, but it seems us Pinoys still have quite a monopoly as far as ASEAN basketball is concerned. And to think that we have better teams in the PBA than these Patriots.

When I watch the ABL these days, I actually am more interested in looking at what talents the other ASEAN countries have that could match our Pinoy players. I haven't watched a lot of ABL games, but it seems the only one that caught my eye was that Thai forward which eventually became an MVP, or at least in the mythical five last year.

Pretty good post moves, great athleticism ... but we still have better players like JayWash, for example.

salsa caballero
11-05-2010, 11:14 AM
The naturalized Jordanian point guard, Rasheim Wright, is now the Patriots import. He replaces Anthony Johnson who has been dogged by a nagging injury since very early in the tournament. Would be interesting to watch him.

clutchjedi
11-23-2010, 11:04 PM
Bad for the Patriots, but good for league parity and competitiveness...

http://www.aseanbasketballleague.com/p1.aspx?id=197&dig=BQVcoHgmECPb2Y6c8BJG0w

ABL NEWS | Saturday, November 20, 2010
Slammers hand Patriot’s first home loss in 2 years

Saturday, November 20, 2010, Pasig City – Slammers’ 3-points shooting came alive in the final period just in time for them to hang on to a 69-68 victory over the AirAsia Philippine Patriots, who suffered their first home defeat in 2 years.

The Chang Thailand Slammers were 1/17 from downtown in the first 3 quarters, but suddenly caught fire in the forth by hitting 3/5, which was contributed by Piyapong Piroon back to back treys & Pinitpatcharalert Sopon’s dagger down the stretch when the game tied 66 apiece with 1:39 left.

Jeep
01-17-2011, 05:08 PM
congrats to the patriots for knocking out kiko adriano and indonesia's satria muda to advance to the playoff round. :)

Jeep
02-22-2011, 03:57 PM
though it was an unsuccessful title defense, the patriots' last stand should be praised as they just fell short against a more determined chang beer-thailand slammers team. unfortunately, we had to give up the crown on our own ground.

nevertheless, credit must also go to the thai team, led by filipinos froilan baguion, ardie larong, and former UP maroon abby santos. former patriot jason dixon was key in the thais' quest for their first ABL championship. congrats to them, too!

til next year, when we filipinos hope to regain the top prize in ASEAN hoops. (in a way, because of the pinoys on the slammers' line-up, pinoys still rule the roost in ASEAN basketball. ;) )

Sam Miguel
02-22-2011, 04:13 PM
The Patriots' weakness at the pointguard spot was exposed by - of all people - former Patriot Froilan Baguion. And what was Chito Jaime doing lofting all those treys anyway? Time to revamp the roster it seems, maybe even bring in a bigger import, like former Ginebra import Chris Alexander. A 7-foot-1 shot blocker and rebounder should make things a little easier even without a top-notch pointguard.

joelex
02-22-2011, 06:29 PM
Recruitment for this Patriot team pales in comparison to all previous Romero backed squads. Poorly balanced lineup with many duplicate players.

Joescoundrel
02-25-2011, 09:25 AM
With guys like Rex Leynes and Rey Gracilla available there was no dearth of high skill natural pointguards. Only goes to show that we don't really have that good a system of keeping track of players in our own country.

LION
02-25-2011, 09:29 AM
The Patriots' weakness at the pointguard spot was exposed by - of all people - former Patriot Froilan Baguion. And what was Chito Jaime doing lofting all those treys anyway? Time to revamp the roster it seems, maybe even bring in a bigger import, like former Ginebra import Chris Alexander. A 7-foot-1 shot blocker and rebounder should make things a little easier even without a top-notch pointguard.


L. Alas coaching seems to be ineffective nowadays. There is nothing new in his system. Relies too much on physical game to make up for an offensively weak team. May import na nga talo pa rin.

Wang-Bu
03-15-2011, 10:13 AM
^^ sir lion, hindi na nga ni-renew si coach louie, baka nga may iba ng kukunin si boss mikee romero.