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03-24-2010, 10:51 AM
Get to know some of the PBA's past imports profiles and credentials before they first played here.

Freeman Williams (Tanduay)
-He comes from the Portland State University
-was the leading scorer in the NCAA, averaging 38.8 points a game in 1977 and 35.9 points a game in 1978.
-After being picked in the first round by the Boston Celtics in 1978, Williams was traded that same year to the San Diego Clippers with Kermit Washington and Sidney Wicks for Nate Archibald, Marvin Jones, Billy Knight and future draft choices.
In his first NBA season in 1978-1979, Williams averaged 10.6 points a game, In 1979-1980, Williams averaged 18.6 points a game and pushed it up to 19.3 points a game in 1980-1981.
-Williams showed up in the CBA in 1985 and led his team, Tampa Bay to the championship, he was named MVP of the playoffs after averaging 21.9 points a game that season.
-he was back in the NBA in 1986, Williams earned two consecutive 10-day contracts with the Washington Bullets where he averaged 7.7 points a game.

Jose Slaughter (Hills Bros '87, Pepsi '90)
-was actually signed up by Hills Bros. team owner Fred Uytengsu, who saw Slaughter scrimmage at the UCLA gym along with the likes of Magic Johnson and A.C. Green of the LA Lakers, Kiki Vandeweghe of the Portland Trail Blazers and former NCC and national player Arthur "Chip" Englland.
-played 63 games for the Indiana Pacers in 1982-1983, turning in rather unimpressive stats of 3.6 points and 1.0 rebounds a game, shooting .374 from the field and .644 from the free throw line.
-he moved to CBA where he played for two years with the Wisconsin Flyers, averaging 24.0 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in the 1984-1985 season. He played in the CBA All-Star game that season, aside from being named to the All-Star First team and the All-Defensive team.

Andrew Kennedy (Alaska)
-A second round draft choice of the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1987 draft.
-A Jamaican by birth, Kennedy was a University of Virgina star where he averaged 16.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in his senior year. He made it to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team that year.
-After failing to latch on the 76ers, he went to the CBA where Kennedy played for the Topeka Sizzlers, averaging 18 points and 5.6 rebounds a game. His stint with the Sizzlers enable him to be chosen to play in the CBA All-Star game.

Durand (Rudy) Macklin (Shell)
-A native of Louisville, Kentucky played five seasons at Louisiana State University from 1976-1977 through 1980-1981. Among his LSU teammates were former PBA imports Al Green and Dwayne Scales of Crispa and Howard Carter of Shell.
-As a fifth year senior in 1980-1981, Macklin captained the LSU team that placed fourth in the NCAA tournament and registered a school record 31 victories (against five losses). A four-time All-South eastern conference pick, he wound up his collegiate career with averages of 16.9 points - No.2 on LSU's all-time scoring list behind the late Pete Maravich - and 10.5 rebounds in 123 total games.
-Macklin was selected by the Atlanta Hawks on the third round of the 1981 draft. He suited up for two seasons with the Hawks before New York acquired him in 1983 in a trade. Macklin was in Knicks Uniform in just eight games in the 1983-1984 campaign and was released by the Knicks on Dec.20, 1983.
-Macklin did perform in the CBA for the rest of the 1983-1984 wars, compiling norms of 15.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg and 1.1 apg in 12 appearances for the eventual league champion Albany Patroons.

More to come,,,

03-24-2010, 02:01 PM
“Sugar” Ray Hall, 6’4” (Purefoods)
- A star at Canisius College, Hall averaged 19.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game in the 1984-1985 NCAA season in the US while in his final year in 1985-86, he averaged 20.9 points a game.
- First played for Wyoming in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) where he averaged 16.0 points a game, He was a fourth round draft choice of the Utah Jazz in the NBA in 1986.

Tim McCalister, 6’3” (Purefoods)
- A standout from the University of Oklahoma, McCalister was a third round draft choice of the Los Angeles Clippers in 1987.
- In his four years in college, McCalister is reported to have a reputation for losing his cool, averaged 16.7 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.

Michael Phelps, 6’4” (San Miguel)
- A standout from Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi. A seventh round draft choice of the Seattle Supersonics in 1985, Phelps saw action in 70 regular games averaging twelve minutes playing time, In that 1985-86 NBA season, Phelps averaged 4.0 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game, shooting .409 from the field and a dismal .595 from the free throw line.
- Comes off a successful stint in the newly-formed World Basketball League where he was named to the All-Star team.

Bobby Parks, 6’3” (San Miguel, Shell)
- A standout at Memphis State where, in his final year, he averaged 10.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game.
- A third round draft choice of the Atlanta Hawks, Parks made his rpo debut in the CBA where he played 43 games for the Pensacola Tornadoes, averaging 17.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game
- Parks then played for the Mississippi Jets where he saw action in 18 games, averaging 18.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists an outing. Parks led Tampa Bay to the United States Basketball League title in 1986, averaging 23.0 points and 8.0 rebounds a game, Last season in the USBL, Parks steered the New Haven Skyhawks to the crown.

Derrick Rowland, 6’4” ½ (Shell)
- Had one brief stint in the NBA, when he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1981 and later saw action in two games for the Milwaukee Bucks in 1986.
- Played seven seasons in the CBA, first played in 1981-82 and saw action with Rochester Albany Patroons, Bay State Bombadiers and Albany again last season where he was a star of the squad that beat Wyoming led by Michael Phelps of San Miguel Beer in the finals.
- His seven-year career average in the CBA is impressive, with 18.7 points, 4.7 rbeounds and 2.0 assists per game with a high field goal accuracy of 53.0 percent.

Lewis Jackson, 6’5” (Great Taste / Presto)
- Named Southwestern Athletic player of the year, Jackson was a third round draft choice of the Golden State Warriors in 1986
- At Alabama state, he averaged 29.0 points, 6.3 rebounds a game in his final season in 1985-86. The No.2 scorer in the South Western Athletic Conference, Jackson led the league in free throw shooting with 86.0 percent.

George Almones, 6’4” (Presto)
- From Southwestern Louisiana averaged 17.7 points and 6.9 rebounds in his final season 1985-86 and was invited by the Milwaukee Bucks to join their camp.
- Played for Florida in 1985-86 in the CBA and for Charleston in the 1986-87 season and came through with averages of 25.0 points and 10.0 rebounds a game.

Willie Bland, 6’4” (Alaska)
- A product of Louisiana Tech where he averaged 12.2 points and 6.7 rebounds a game in the 1986-87 season, Bland was the sixth man in his junior year where NBA Star Karl Malone was the big name. That season Bland had figures of 11.8 points and 4.8 rebounds a game, hitting 61.0 percent from the field.
- Bland played for Youngstown in the newly-formed World Basketball League where his team lost in the semifinals to Las Vegas, powered by Jamie Waller.

Eddie Cox, 6’2” ¾ (Alaska)
- From University of North Dakota. His spectacular dunking prowess often brought fans to their feet.
- At Itasca Community College in Minnesota, Cox, who has a 40” vertical leap, averaged 31.0 points, 14.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game while shooting 62.0 percent from the field.
- Described as a junior Michael Jordan, Cox played against Jordan in the Chicago pro-am summer league and scored 22 points in a game where Jordan made 36.
- Cox, who averaged 23.0 per game in the pro-am stint, topscored with 33 points in an All-Star game while being guarded by Maurice Cheeks of the Philadelphia 76ers.

03-24-2010, 02:38 PM
Quinito, is that you?

Nice profiles :)

this was a time where two imports were allowed to play.

03-24-2010, 06:02 PM
Quinito, is that you?

Nice profiles :)

this was a time where two imports were allowed to play.

Hehe, actually kinuha ko to sa mga articles ng mga PBA encyclopedias, Ronnie Nathanielz and Quinito Henson and if one knew Henry Liao, who used to write about NBA trivias, sila mga nakaka believe.

That's whats missing nowadays, dati talaga mga writers completo sa mga information and stats.

03-25-2010, 12:59 PM
Tony White, 6’0” (Presto)
- is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and he averaged 22.2 points per game in the 1985-86 NCAA season and 24.5 ppg in 1986-87 to emerge as the leading scorer in the Southeastern Conference where he was named to the All-Star team.
- once a second round draft pick of the Chicago Bulls

Kenny Travis, 6’3” (Purefoods ’88 San Miguel ’92-’95)
- played two years at New Mexico State, In his first season in 1985-86, he averaged 15.5 points, 4.4 rebounds per game, In his final year, Travis averaged 20.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.8 steals plus hit a respectable 46.4% from the three-point range. Those statistics convinced the Los Angeles Lakers to choose him in the sixth round in the NBA draft in 1987.
- He never played in the Continental league where most PBA imports were scouted. In Summer of 1988, Travis joined ex-PBA import Clint Wheeler, Perry Young, Anejo recruit Joe Ward and naturalized player Jeff Moore on the Fresno Flames team in the World Basketball League (WBL)

Perry Young, 6’4” (Shell, Purefoods)
- A Portland third round draft selection in 1985 from Virgina Tech, has played three years in the Continental league, hitting a 17.1 clip for the Quad City Thunder and Charleston Gunners. Like Travis, Young suit up for the Flames in the WBL.
- A Baltimore native, played four games for Shell in 1986, averaging 28 points and 12 rebounds as a late replacement for the injured Fred Reynolds, From the PBA, he hooked up with the Chicago Bulls and the Portland Trail Blazers in a total of nine games in the NBA.
- Young was a rare example of a player moving from the PBA to the NBA, joining the likes of Wheeler, Carlos Terry and Jim Zoet.

Dwight Anderson, 6’3” (Shell ’86-’87)
- A native of Dayton, Ohio, Anderson left Kentucky varsity to play for the University of Southern California.
- Anderson was the Washington Bullets second round pick in the 1982 NBA draft. He never made it to the Bullets roster, Instead suited up for five games on a 10-day contract with the Denver Nuggets in January 1983.
- played for the Rhode Island Gulls in the United States Basketball League (USBL) in Summer of 1987 and started in the backcourt with 5-3 tyke Tyrone Bogues.

Walker Russell, 6’3” (Presto ’89 Purefoods’90)
- Had several stops in College. Attended Oakland Community College as a freshman in 1978-79, University of Houston as a sophomore in 1979-1980 and Western Michigan University in 1980-81 nad 1981-82, Overall, this Ponitac, Michigan native averaged 17.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in 54 games during his three major-college campaigns.
- was a fourth-round draftee of the Detroit Pistons in 1982. Is a six-year NBA vet, earning a roster spot with Detroit from 1982-84, Atlanta in 1984-85, Detroit again in 1985-86 (1 game), Indiana in 1986-87 and the Pistons for the third time in 1987-88. Appeared in just one regular game for Detroit in 1987-88 but suited up in seven of the Pistons’ 23 playoff outings, collecting a total of six points, one assists and one steal in 10 meaningless minutes. The Pistons lost 4-3 to the Lakers in the 1988 NBA Finals with Russell seeing action in only three games.
- Also performed in the CBA for three seasons – 1983-84 with the Detroit Spirits, Kansas City Sizzlers in 1985-86 and the Savannah Spirits in 1987-88 during which he normed 16.6 points, 4.2 boards and CBA-fourth best 6.9 assists in 49 appearances.

Carl Lott, 6’3” (Alaska ’89)
- Attended Westark (Arkansas) Junior College in 1983-84 and 1984-85 and Texas Christian University in 1985-86 and 1986-87. Normed 14.6 ppg and 6.5 rpg for Westark in 1984-85. Moved to Texas putting together averages of 15.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 4.0 apg.
- Was a fifth-round draft choice of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1987 but has not played in the NBA. Reportedly played in Holland in 1987 and in Belgium in 1988.

Carlton McKinney, 6’3” (Anejo ’89)
- A 210-pound native of Texas. Averaged 27.6 ppg and 16.0 rpg as a prep senior. Attended college at the University of Tulsa in 1983-84 and 1984-85 and Southern Methodist University in 1986-87 and 1987-88.
- was not drafted by any NBA team upon expiration of his collegiate elibility. Hooked up instead with the Topeka Sizzlers in the CBA during the 1988-89 season.

Carlos Briggs, 6’1” (Anejo ’89-’90)
- Spent his freshman (1982-83) and sophomore (1983-84) seasons with Schoolcraft, Michigan Junior College. Briggs was a JUCO All-American in 1983-84 after netting 34.2 points an outing, the highest in the nation.
- Briggs transferred to Baylor University (an NCAA Division I school) in 1984-1985 and contributed 20.4 ppg and 3.5 apg for the Bears. He was kicked out of the team as a senior due to disciplinary reasons.
- Briggs was the fourth-round draftee of the San Antonio Spurs in 1986 but has yet to play in the NBA. Briggs played for the Rockford Lightnings in the CBA in 1988-89 and had a brief stint with the Youngstown (Ohio) Pride in the WBL last May. The Pride eventually captured the WBL crown over the Calgary 88’s (led by Chip Engelland, Perry Young and Michael Phelps) with Briggs gone.

Steve Burtt, 6’1” (Shell ’89)
- was selected by Golden State on the second round of the 1984 NBA draft. He went on to play for the Warriors in 1984-85, averaging 4.2 points and 0.4 assist in 47 games.
- Burtt hooked up with the CBA the next season in 1985-86, he donned the colors of Albany Patroons for six games. The following season, he was out of U.S pro ball but returned to the CBA in 1987-88 with the Savannah Spirits, norming 23.3 points – fifth best in the league – 2.6 boards and 3.1 assists in 45 outings.
- Burtt also managed to play with the LA Clippers late in the 1987-88 season, In 19 games with the Clippers, he averaged 9.0 ppg, 1.4 rebs and 2.0 handouts per contest.

Terrence Bailey, 6’1” (Presto ’89,’91, Sta.Lucia, one game in ’93)
- Attended college at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York in 1983-84. In four seasons with Wagner, he posted career averages of 23.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 110 tilts. His 2,591 career points ranked him 14th on the NCAA Division I’s all-time scoring list at the time.
- was the second-round draftee of the Atlanta Hawks in 1987 but has not played in the NBA, however was invited by the Philadelphia 76ers to attend the club’s rookie and free-agent camp.

Keith Smart, 6’1” (San Miguel ’89)
- A University of Indiana standout who scored the marginal basket in a 73-72 win over Syracuse University and consequently won the MVP award in 1986-87 when his school emerged as the NCAA champion.
- was drafted by the Golden State on the second round of the 1988 NBA draft, was signed to a three-year contract by the Warriors but was waived just before the 1988-89 campaign started. However, was inked by San Antonio to a free-agent deal when the NBA season opened, appeared in two games with the Spurs and collected two points, two assists for a one point average per game before getting cut.
- completed the 1988-89 wars by performing with the Cedar Rapids Silver Bullets and Rapid City Thrillers in the Continental Basketball Association. In a summer of 1989, Smart suited up for the Worcester Counts in the World Basketball League (for players 6-4 or shorter) and received tryout invitations from the Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves.

04-09-2010, 11:10 AM
Glenn Dedmon (Anejo 1990 Open)
- attended Southern University of the Sothwestern Athletic Conference, a league composed of predominantly black schools from 1981-82 through 1984-85.
- As a senior, Dedmon registered norms of 14.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg and 3.3 apg, still none of the NBA clubs selected him in any of the seven rounds of the 1985 college draft.
- It is said that he played against three former PBA imports – Napoleon Johnson, Lewis Jackson and Michael Phelps during his college days at Southern.

Dwayne Johnson (Purefoods 1990 Open)
- had familiar teammates during his tenure at Marquette University from 1981-82 through 1984-85 – Atlanta Hawks guard Glenn “Doc” Rivers and ex-Great Taste flop Michael Wilson (1986, five games)
- he flunked out of school in 1984-85, withdrawing from Marquette as a senior due to scholastic problems. Johnson concluded his three-year tenure at Marquette as the independent NCAA Division I school’s 19th all time leading scorer.

Anthony Simms (Alaska 1990 Open)
- third Canadian native to play in the PBA since 1975, following the footsteps of Jim Zoet and Steward Granger. Simms performed in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and 1986 World Basketball Championships in Madrid.
- He attended Pensacola (Florida) Junior College in his freshman campaign in 1979-80 before transferring to Boston University in his final three seasons.
- Simms was selected by the New York Knicks in the sixth round of the 1983 NBA Draft but has yet to appear in an NBA game. He was a member of the Rockford Lightning squad that dropped a 4-0 decision to Dexter Shouse and the Tulsa Fast Breakers in the 1989 CBA finals.

Winston Crite (Presto 1990, Alaska 1992 Open)
- attended Texas A&M University from 1983-1984 through 1986-87 during which he wound up as the school’s all-time leader in blocked shots, second in rebounding (7.4 rpg) and third in scoring (12.8 ppg in 123 games)
- was the third round draftee of the Phoenix Suns in 1987. He registered a two-year NBA career with the Suns, appearing only in 29 tilts in 1987-88 and two games in 1988-89.
- had a brief stint with the Chicago Express of the World Basketball League in the summer of 1988, tried out with Denver and toured with the Nuggets in Rome during the McDonald’s Open tournament.

Derek Hamilton (Pepsi 1990, Alaska 1995-1996)
- comes from Mobile, Alabama, attended the University of Southern Mississipi from 1984-85 through 1987-88. As a freshman reserve with the Golden Eagles, Hamilton averages only 2.8 points and 2.5 rebounds.
Was a third-round draft choice of the New Jersey Nets in 1988 but has not played in the NBA. Hamilton performed with the Miami Tropics of the now-defunct United States Basketball League (USBL) and has also played for the CBA’s Cedar Rapids Silver Bullets.

06-06-2010, 01:26 AM
more more more!!!

06-11-2010, 11:19 AM
Richard Hollis (Purefoods ’91 Open)
Was the CBA’s 11th. Leading scorer, averaging a lofty 23.4 points in 20 dates with the Pensacola Tornados, is a product of New Mexico Junior College (1985-86 and 1986-87) and the University of Houston (1987-88 and 1988-89). He was not drafted in the NBA. And made his pro debut with the CBA’s Tornados during the 1989-90 season.

Lanard Copeland (Pepsi ’91 Open)
Completed eligibility at Georgia State University in 1989 but was virtually ignored by NBA teams that year. However, was among the few undrafted free agents to land an NBA roster berth when the 1989-90 season opened.
Copeland beat out Toney Mack- the former Anejo import – for the 12th and final spot of the Philadelphia 76ers squad. He went on to play 23 games with the Sixers and normed 3.2 points, 0.4 rebounds and 0.4 assists in 4.8 minutes per tilt. Copeland was placed on the injured list on Nov.27, 1989 when Dexter Shouse abruptly left Purefoods to sign a contract with the 76ers.

Dwayne McClain (Presto ’91 Open)
Is a legitimate NBA veteran. He was a second-round draft choice of the Indiana Pacers in 1985 after helping guide Villanova University to the NCAA tournament title that year over Patrick Ewing and Georgetown.
The Worcester, Massachusetts native normed 3.5 points and 1.5 feeds in 45 appearances with the Pacers in 1985-86. McClain has performed in the CBA the past four seasons, with Quad City, Savannah, Rockford and La Crosse.
He was also a teammate of Bobby Parks on the New Haven Skyhawks team in the USBL in the summer of 1988 and split time with Calgary 88’s and Erie Wave in the WBL last summer. Among his memorable accomplishments were his winning MVP honors in the 1989 CBA All-Star game and his earning a CBA championship ring with the Catbirds during the 1989-90 season.

Eric Brown (San Miguel ’91 Open)
Was not drafted by any NBA team, suited up in the Continental league during the 1989-90 campaign, averaging 6.1 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 38 games with the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, had a brief stint with the Youngstown Pride and Memphis Rockers in the World Basketball league. Among his Memphis teammates were Vincent Askew, Bobby Parks and Winston Crite.
Attended University of Miami from 1985-86 through 1988-89 and was his School’s top scorer in each of his four varsity seasons. He concluded his collegiate career as Miami’s second all-time leading scorer, just 29 points short of Rick Barry’s career scoring record.

06-14-2010, 05:09 PM
Did you get some of them from the PBA annual? @Emon

10-28-2012, 08:33 PM
1985 PBA Reinforced Conference imports:

Howard "Hi-C" Carter (Shell) - A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Carter played college ball at Louisiana State University from 1979-80 through 1982-83, he topped LSU in scoring in his final three seasons and registered career averages of 15.2 points and 4.4 rebounds in 128 total games, Carter was selected by the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the 1983 NBA draft, the 15th player taken overall, He played in 55 games for the Nuggets in 1983-84, norming 6.2 ppg, 1.6 rpg and 1.3 apg.

Ronnie Valentine (Tanduay) - Born November 27, 1957 in Northfolk, Virginia and played Collegiate ball at Old Dominion University where he scored in double figures in all of his 101 college games, was selected by the Denver Nuggets in the third round of the 1980 NBA draft.

Michael Hackett (Ginebra) - Played with Jacksonville University from 1978-79 to 1981-82, As a senior, he normed 20.8 ppg, 29th best in the NCAA Division I, and 11.3 rpg, 15th in the league, He was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the third round of the 1982 NBA draft but did not play for the NBA.

Wally Rank (Great Taste) - Played 25 games with the San Diego Clippers in 1980-81, the only player from Samoan Ancentry to perform in the NBA, A San Jose State University Alumnus, Rank was signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Lakers on September 22, 1983 after an impressive summer league-stint, was released by the Lakers on October 3, 1983.

10-29-2012, 08:07 AM
How about the import tandems of the 1986 Open Conference?

08-28-2013, 01:09 PM
How about the import tandems of the 1986 Open Conference?

I'll try to post it sooner

08-28-2013, 01:26 PM
From the 1993 PBA Annual

Terry Thames (Ginebra) - Born February 9, 1971 in Meridian, Mississippi, Thames averaged 17.8 points as an All-Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) second team pick in 1991-92. He played in the Southern University team that topped the NCAA in offense the previous year, Thames' father is National Football league star Eddie Payton and his uncle is Walter Payton, the pros' all-time leading rusher.
In 10 games with Ginebra, he averaged 39.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.3 steals.

Benjamin Muhammad (Ginebra) - Born June 3, 1965, He is actually Benny Bolton, a product of North Carolina State University picked on the fourth round by the Golden State Warriors in 1987, normed 34.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in two games with Ginebra.

Brian Shorter (Ginebra) - Born November 28, 1968, Nickname "The Ox", and also known as the "Messiah" during his days at Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia, in four games with Ginebra, Shorter had the average of 34.3 points, 13.75 rebounds and 4.75 assists.

Rodney Fuller (Alaska) - Born March 13, 1965 in Fairfield, California, from California State of Stanislaus, He had a brief stint for Tubigen in the German league.

Rodney Monroe (Alaska, '95 Shell, '98 Purefoods) - Played High School ball for Sta.Maria Goretti before moving on to North Carolina State. He was the Atlanta Hawks' second round pick in 1991 and played for the club in the 1991-92 NBA Season.