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    Toroman's National Team

    National pool tryouts no popularity contest
    By Abac Cordero
    Saturday, October 25, 2008
    Philstar.com

    Serbian coach Rajko Toroman has assured that the tryouts to be conducted among the country’s finest amateur players are no popularity contest.

    “Sometimes these players think they are popular because they can touch the roof of the basketball court. But that’s not the way it is,” said the Serbian coach.

    “We need players who will understand the program,” said Toroman as he looked forward to the tryouts scheduled to start on Nov. 21.

    Among the amateur players who have caught Toroman’s attention were UAAP stars Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Chris Tiu, Nonoy Baclao and Ryan Buenafe, La Salle’s Rico Maierhofer and JV Casio, San Beda’s Ogie Menor and Jake Pascual, Jose Rizal’s Mark Sena and John Wilson and San Sebastian’s Arvie Bringas.

    There are a few other players from Cebu led by Greg Slaughter that Toroman wants to look at.

    Toroman has been tapped by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas as project director of the soon-to-be-formed national team made up of the brightest young stars.

    Toroman was given three years to help form and train the team in the hope of giving the Philippines a slot in the 2012 London Olympics.

    Again, the coach who guided Iran to the FIBA Asia Championship last year said the tryouts will not be a popularity contest.

    “It’s one thing watching these players on the court. But it’s another thing working with them,” he said.

    “Because once you start working with them, sometimes you change your opinion. You’ve got to know their character. You have to separate the players with character from those who don’t have character,” he said.

    Manny V. Pangilinan, the SBP president, echoed Toroman’s sentiment.

    “In these tryouts, walang Ateneo, walang La Salle, walang Jose Rizal,” he said.

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    Manila Bulletin

    Serb coach gets close look at RP team bets

    11/04/2008

    By WAYLON GALVEZ


    Fil-American Greg Slaughter and five other candidates to the Philippine Team for three major tournaments, including the Olympic qualifier, to be formed by Serbian mentor Rajko Toroman started training yesterday at the Ateneo gym in Katipunan, Quezon City.

    Slaughter, the 6-foot-11 star player of the University of Visayas, arrived in the morning yesterday upon the invitation of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

    "He’s a work in progress," SBP Executive Director Noli Eala said yesterday.

    "That’s the reason why we brought coach Rajko here, to improve the skills of our players like Slaughter," added Eala.

    Aside from Slaughter, who hails from Cebu, two other Fil-Ams were present during the training, Tyrell Theophile from St. Gregory in Oklahoma City and Joey Deaz from Rockhurst University in Kansas.

    The team that will be supervised by Toroman is different from the team being formed by Red Bull’s Yeng Guiao and the PBA.

    Under Toroman, SBP hopes he could spearhead the country’s bid to the 2011 FIBA-Asia Championship and earn an Olympic slot in the 2012 London Games, the first since the 1972 Munich Games.

    If basketball will be played in next year’s SEA Games, then they will be the ones who will represent the country. They will also be trained for the Asian Games slated in China.

    The team of Guiao will play for the world qualifying tournament in China next year. If they will be fortunate enough to win the event, they will earn a slot to the World Championship in Turkey two years from now.

    Eala said that the mother of Deaz, a 6-foot-7 forward, is a native of Cebu, while the 5-foot-11 Theophile’s grandfather is a war veteran from Iloilo.

    Also present during the practice session were Far Eastern University Tamaraws’ Mac Baracael, former Ateneo Blue Eagle Claifford Arao and Zamboanga-based player Jonathan Pareno, a 5-foot-11 point guard.

    Eala said that the tryout is set Nov. 13, 14 and 15 at the Philsports Arena (formerly ULTRA) in Pasig City.

    Former Ateneo player Japeth Aguilar, a 6-foot-7 high-leaping wingman who currently plays for the Western Kentucky University, was also named to the 35-man pool from where Toroman will select for the RP Team.

    The 53-year-old Toroman was signed by the SBP, under telecommunications mogul Manny V. Pangilinan, to a three-year contract as Project Director.

    Last year, Toroman helped Iran win the FIBA-Asia Championship to earn an Olympic slot in the previous Beijing Games.

    Also invited to the tryout are Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Nonoy Baclao, Ryan Buenafe and Chris Tiu of UAAP champion Ateneo; De La Salle’s JV Casio, Rico Maierhofer, Peejay Barua and James Mangahas; Ogie Menor, Jake Pascual, Borgie Hermida and Pong Escobal of three-time NCAA titlist San Beda College.

    Al-Hussaini won the UAAP season Most Valuable Player (MVP) award, while Baclao took the Finals MVP plum. The 5-foot-11 Escobal is now playing in the PBA (Talk ’N
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    Manila Bulletin
    11/6/2008
    Waylon Galvez

    Obviously out of shape, Fil-American Gregory Slaughter could hardly keep up with the drills ordered by Serbian coach Rajko Toroman yesterday at the Philsports Arena in Pasig.

    Huffing and puffing, the six-foot-11 giant admitted that he just got back from vacation.

    "When I arrived here (in Manila), I’m not really in shape. But when I get back here for the tryouts, it’s going to be different," said Slaughter in a phone interview.

    Because of his size, Slaughter is one of the players tipped to survive the three-day tryouts that begin on Nov. 13 at the Philsports Arena.

    Slaughter was invited to attend an informal workout with Toroman who had the chance to see first hand what the Cebu-based player could do.

    The 22-year-old University of Visayas center, whose mother hails from Cebu, went through several drills that included post up moves under the basket, dribbling and spinning and strong finish to the hoop.

    Although conceding that he still has a lot to learn to become a dominant center, Slaughter said he hopes that he impressed the Serbian coach.

    Toroman could not be reached for comment.

    Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) executive-director Noli Eala is concerned that Toroman might say things that may not sit well with Slaughter and his coach Boy Cabahug, a former PBA player.

    Talking with Cabahug, Eala’s concern appeared to be misplaced.

    Cabahug said Slaughter has improved, but conceded that he still needs to work hard.

    "Malaki ang improvement ni Greg compared last year," Cabahug said. "Pero iba din ‘yung training n’ya under coach Toroman, medyo kulang pa siya (Slaughter) sa quickness and reaction. I came over to observe so that when we go back to Cebu, pwede namin ma-implement ‘yun."

    Slaughter has two more training sessions with Toroman, today and tomorrow at the Moro Lorenzo Gym inside the Ateneo campus in Katipunan, Quezon City.

    He leaves tomorrow afternoon for Cebu and come back here for the tryout, where the best college players were invited including UAAP MVP Rabeh Al-Hussaini and Finals MVP Noy Baclao of champion Ateneo, Ogie Menor and Pong Escobal of three-time NCAA champion San Beda College.

    Aside from Slaughter, also present during the first training session were Fil-Ams Tyrell Theophile from St. Gregory in Oklahoma City and Joey Deaz from Rockhurst University in Kansas, former Atenean Ford Arao, Zamboanga-based player Jonathan Pareno, Far Eastern University’s Mac Baracael and UP’s Martin Reyes.

    Eala said that it’s going to be a challenge for Toroman to transform Slaughter into a dominant center.

    "This could be an acid test for him (Toroman). One thing going for Greg is that he has the size, he’s 6-foot-11 and with a big body. Coach Rajko really wants to train him," he added.

    The SBP will form a 35-man pool after the three-day tryouts.

    From the pool, Toroman will pick the 15 players for various international tournaments including next year’s Southeast Asian Games in Laos, the 2010 Asian Games in China, and the 2011 FIBA-Asia Championship, which is the qualifying event for the 2012 London Olympics.

    Toroman’s team is different from the one coach Yeng Guiao will form which is an all-pro squad that will compete in the 2009 FIBA-Asia Championship in China.

    If Guiao’s national team finishes in the top three, it would earn a spot in the 2010 World Championship in Turkey.

    The 53-year-od Toroman signed a three-year contract with SBP in which he would assume the post of project director tasked with forming and training an all-amateur national team.

    Under Toroman, the federation hopes he could lead the country’s bid to earn an Olympic berth. The last time the Filipinos played in the Summer Games was during the 1972 Munich Olympics.

    Last year, Toroman helped Iran win the FIBA-Asia Championship to earn an Olympic slot in the previous Beijing Games.
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    Muakang iba magtrain itong si Toroman mapapasabak lalo mga mapipili niyang players.
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    * * *To give you an idea of how things are shaping up, here is the attendance record from Monday night's (November 17) try-out session held at the ULTRA wherein 21 players showed up:

    Ababou Dylan (UST)
    Acuna Val Hezy (UE)
    Al-Hussaini Rabeh Ahmed (ADMU)
    Barua Peejay (DLSU-M)
    Buenafe Ryan Clarence (ADMU)
    Casio Joseph Evans (DLSU-M)
    Deas Joseph (Rockhurst)
    Jazul Rafael Joey (Letran)
    Lee Paul John (UE)
    Maierhofer Paul Rico (DLSU-M)
    Mangahas James (DLSU-M)
    Martinez James Vincent (UE)
    Mbe Emmanuel John (UST)
    Mirza Khasim (UST)
    Padilla Alvin (UP-Diliman)
    Parreno Jonathan (Western Mindanao State)
    Sena James Ryan (JRU)
    Silungan Michael (UP-Diliman)
    Sison Magi King (UP-Diliman)
    Theophile Terrell (Saint Gregory)
    Wilson John Marion (JRU)

    * * *Please note that the SBP has labelled this as a "by invitation only" try-out. This is not the final training pool as the attendance changes from day to day.

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    ^Ibig sabihin ba nito, ina-naturalize na si Mbe? O, nagta-tryout pa siya sa pagiging Pinoy?

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    Re: Toroman's National Team

    Pati school mali. Hindi siya sa UST naka enroll this semester. Ball boy lang siya ngayon na minsan minsan pinapatira. Parang yung ibang golfers natin. Dating caddy.

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    Re: Toroman's National Team

    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyServinio
    * * *To give you an idea of how things are shaping up, here is the attendance record from Monday night's (November 17) try-out session held at the ULTRA wherein 21 players showed up:

    Ababou Dylan (UST)
    Acuna Val Hezy (UE)
    Al-Hussaini Rabeh Ahmed (ADMU)
    Barua Peejay (DLSU-M)
    Buenafe Ryan Clarence (ADMU)
    Casio Joseph Evans (DLSU-M)
    Deas Joseph (Rockhurst)
    Jazul Rafael Joey (Letran)
    Lee Paul John (UE)
    Maierhofer Paul Rico (DLSU-M)
    Mangahas James (DLSU-M)
    Martinez James Vincent (UE)
    Mbe Emmanuel John (UST)
    Mirza Khasim (UST)
    Padilla Alvin (UP-Diliman)
    Parreno Jonathan (Western Mindanao State)
    Sena James Ryan (JRU)
    Silungan Michael (UP-Diliman)
    Sison Magi King (UP-Diliman)
    Theophile Terrell (Saint Gregory)
    Wilson John Marion (JRU)

    * * *Please note that the SBP has labelled this as a "by invitation only" try-out.* This is not the final training pool as the attendance changes from day to day.

    sir anthony ilan po ba talaga ang invited sa try outs?? can you also give us their complete names and school??

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    Pagkakaalam ko almost 40 players yun na invite kaso 7 lang sumipot because sa mga reason nagpapagaling sa injury, naghahanda sa PCCL, naglalaro sa PBL & ayaw papuntahin ng mother team nila. Mukang problema to kelangan umaksiyon ang SBP or reschedule yung tryout.
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    Cage bodygrooms Toroman as RP coach

    DESPITE expected opposition from local coaches, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has laid the groundwork for the appointment of Serbian mentor Rajko Toroman as coach of the national team that will compete in the Southeast Asian Games next year in Laos.

    Toroman, who has been designated as SBP project director, has called for a nationwide tryout intended to form the nucleus of the national squad, a move that observers said would eventually lead to him being named the coach of next year’s SEA Games team.

    The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas elections that installed Manny V. Pangilinan as president has been affirmed by the Court of Appeals, a very reliable source who requested anonymity told Malaya last night.

    The court, according to the source, threw out the appeal of the breakaway Basketball Association of the Philippines headed by former congressman Prospero Pichay seeking to nullify the SBP elections.


    A recent falling out between SBP Executive Director Noli Eala and PBL Commissioner Chino Trinidad also raised the possibility the country’s premier amateur league may not form a team for next year’s Games, further raising the possibility of Toroman being picked to call the shots for the national team.

    Eala himself has fueled speculations, saying there’s a "great possibility" the 53-year-old Toroman, who had an outstanding stint with the Iranian men’s and juniors teams before joining the SBP, may be tapped for the job.

    Members of the Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines, led by its president, Chito Narvasa, and recently-appointed national team coach Yeng Guiao, had voiced opposition to the possibility of Toroman being named as national coach, although the group did not raise a whimper when the Serbian coach was appointed SBP project director.

    Not all BCAP members, however, are opposed to Toroman’s appointment, with some of them, including pro league coaches, expressing their intention to learn "a thing or two" from the Serbian mentor.

    Eala said that if ever Toroman would be named national team coach, it would be part of the SBP’s long-term program as approved by the board.

    "It is with great possibility," Eala said. "As what I’ve mentioned before, we are trying to do away with the ‘pick up system.’ We overhauled the entire program and we’re now focused on winning international tournaments.

    "In the past, the federation (SBP) was not yet doing anything," Eala said. "We now have a long-term program so we’re taking charge of forming the team."

    In a press briefing last Monday when it was announced the SBP was bidding for the hosting of the Asia-FIBA qualifier for the London Olympics, SBP president Manny Pangilinan admitted he expects pressure from various quarters, especially the BCAP, if Toroman is appointed national team coach.

    Last year, the PBL was tasked by the SBP to form the national team for the Thailand SEA Games. Responding to the task, the PBL tapped Harbour Centre to form a team that went on to whip the opposition by an average margin of 42 points en route to a title sweep.

    Malaya
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