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10-13-2009, 04:53 AM
Here's a harlem-type player from Cebu - good for PBA showtime perhaps ? ;D

All-Star showman

Oct 13. 2009 sunstar

By Marian C. Baring

SOUTHWESTERN University’s (SWU) Eliud Poligrates overshadowed the hyped battle of giants Greg Slaughter and June Mar Fajardo and stole the thunder in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) All-Star Games last Sunday at the Cebu Coliseum.

Poligrates showed up with his showman cap on and used his dribbling antics to lead the West team, 83-82, over the East and put the “fun” back in an otherwise somber crowd following the no-show of four of five slam dunk contestants.

Like someone from the Harlem Globetrotters, Poligrates turned into an exhibitionist and became an instant crowd darling even if he only managed to score 11.

His antics usually got him in trouble with his coaches during the regular games but not this time.

The spirited guard got everyone from the crowd—even players and coaches from both teams—a good laugh with his theatrics on court, starting off with his signature move—rolling on the floor while dribbling.

However, that may be the last time people may see Poligrates’ antics for this season because he may be joining the bevy of suspended players.

If this happens, SWU will have to play without him in today’s rubbermatch against the University of San Carlos for the last semifinals slot.

Today’s do-or-die match only pushed through after the suspension of USC’s team captain Paul Joven for playing for five minutes in an unsanctioned exhibition match at his village. That also nullified USC’s quarterfinal win, forcing today’s match.

SWU will also be crippled as center Rene Pacquiao and Jeff Pria, were suspended for the same reason as Joven’s.

And if allegations against Poligrates are proven true, he might join the three.

A Cesafi referee submitted yesterday an affidavit claiming he saw Poligrates play in Kalunasan.

Yesterday, Cesafi commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy talked to SWU coach Dodie Miego to confirm this but Miego said this was not true because when he asked Poligrates, the latter denied this.

In the case of Pacquiao and Pria, Miego readily admitted the two player’s faults.

To confirm the report, Tiukinhoy was scheduled to visit Kalunasan late yesterday to personally investigate the matter.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 13, 2009.

12-16-2009, 04:38 PM
he is now suiting up for Cebu Niños in Liga. ;D