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  1. #11

    Re: Stags & Staglets in The NCAA Season 86 (2010-2011)

    Ato Agustin was the one calling the shots for San Miguel last night in a loss to Coke 89-86. Siot Tanquincen is reportedly headed back to Ginebra to be an assistant to Jong Uichico. Agustin became an MVP while with San Miguel in the early-1990's, and thus became the greatest second round draft pick in PBA history.

    Agustin might be in quite a tight fix here: the PBA schedule will run right into the NCAA schedule, at least for the first round of eliminations. At the rate the Beermen are going they seem headed for the conference Finals, which will run into at least the middle of July. How does this affect Agustin's commitments to the reigning champion Stags?

  2. #12

    Re: Stags & Staglets in The NCAA Season 86 (2010-2011)

    If San Sebastian does repeat as champions, and he doesn't do anything that will get him tossed or suspended during the season, Calvin Abueva is my personal bet to win Season 86 MVP honors.

  3. #13

    Re: Stags & Staglets in The NCAA Season 86 (2010-2011)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Miguel
    Is Dave Najorda really fit to play already? Didn't he miss the entire summer basketball season?
    he missed the whole fil-oil pre season tournament due to knee injury but he will be back in season 86.

  4. #14

    San Sebastian: NCAA Season 86 Lineup

    San Sebastian: Going for Back-to-Back Titles

    It was a most unexpected turn of events. Even in their wildest dreams, surely the San Sebastian Golden Stags could not have expected the season they had last year, winning the NCAA Season 85 championship against a highly favored San Beda side. There was enough about this team to make people think they could not have gone all the way. They had a new head coach in Renato “Ato” Agustin, a man who had never coached in the major college leagues before. They had a slew of new players that people outside the hardcore hoops circuit had never heard of. Who the heck was Calvin Abueva for crying out loud? Didn’t Ronald Pascual’s career end when he injured his ACL as an Adamson junior player?

    They had stronger, bigger, more talented lineups before and couldn’t win it all, surely they would not be able to get it done with this crew. Last season they still had Jason Ballesteros and Jim Viray, two of the best players to ever come to CM Recto, and they couldn’t pull it off. Ballesteros became an honoree of the national sports writing association. Viray continues to be a commercial league mainstay. They did not have anyone coming in who had those credentials. Pamboy Raymundo wasn’t gopod enough to lead this team with those two aboard, plus they still had Jimbo Aquino and Gilbert Bulawan, and they still could not get it done. They wound up with a smaller team in Season 85. And yet, somehow, it all came together for them.

    This is where Agustin, a former PBA MVP, came in. For his apparent lack of big time coaching credentials, he found a way to turn a good team into a great one, and bring the best out of players who used to be underachievers. Agustin wanted to maximize Aquino’s superior shooting, so he gave Aquino all the staggered screens and freedom to move and shoot. He wanted to maximize the amazing athletic prowess of Abueva and Pascual, so he did not box them into positions but allowed them to freelance from perimeter to post and back. He wanted to turn Bulawan into a defensive enforcer and ease the pressure off then-rookie Ian Sangalang, so he let the two of them play off each other, alternating at the 5 and 4 spots. Finally, he wanted Raymundo to become the court general he knew he could be, so he gave him help in advancing the ball and distributing it, conserving him for finding the seams in opposing defenses, playing both Raymond Maconocido and Anthony Del Rio on the floor with him. When all was said and done, they were hoisting the championship trophy high overhead. If anybody deserves the credit for San Sebastian’s success, it would have to go to Agustin. The best second round pick ever in pro ball history took his ragtag crew and turned them into champions.
    Everyone of note returns this season, except for Aquino. Were it not for a silly mistake during the eliminations, Aquino might have been named MVP of Season 85. He still had the only hardware that mattered though, the championship trophy. And he got bonus bling: he was named Finals MVP, after hitting all the crucial baskets as his hot shooting opened up the San Beda defenses and allowed all the other Stags to operate and exploit mismatches.
    San Sebastian’s incredible four-year title reign was halted in the junior division last season when San Beda returned to greatness. This is a new San Sebastian high school team, with the last of the 4-Peat stars finally graduating, as Jerome Delgado and Jeric Estrada now move up to the college game elsewhere. Swingman Gino Juamo-as, the next great college prospect will try to lead them back to prominence.



    The super athletic duo of Ronald Pascual and Calvin Abueva will try to lead San Sebastian to a Season 86 title defense (Image by Max Ferrer)



    Anthony Del Rio and Ian Sangalang are vital cogs in the Stags’ title-retention aspirations (Image by Max Ferrer)

  5. #15

    Re: San Sebastian: NCAA Season 86 Lineup


    For the Stags, this willl be the final year of Dave Najorda, Gilbert Bulawan, Raymond Maconocido and Pamboy Raymundo.
    SAN BEDA BASKETBALL

  6. #16

    Re: San Sebastian: NCAA Season 86 Lineup

    Quote Originally Posted by Commish
    San Sebastian: Going for Back-to-Back Titles

    It was a most unexpected turn of events. Even in their wildest dreams, surely the San Sebastian Golden Stags could not have expected the season they had last year, winning the NCAA Season 85 championship against a highly favored San Beda side. There was enough about this team to make people think they could not have gone all the way. They had a new head coach in Renato “Ato” Agustin, a man who had never coached in the major college leagues before. They had a slew of new players that people outside the hardcore hoops circuit had never heard of. Who the heck was Calvin Abueva for crying out loud? Didn’t Ronald Pascual’s career end when he injured his ACL as an Adamson junior player?

    They had stronger, bigger, more talented lineups before and couldn’t win it all, surely they would not be able to get it done with this crew. Last season they still had Jason Ballesteros and Jim Viray, two of the best players to ever come to CM Recto, and they couldn’t pull it off. Ballesteros became an honoree of the national sports writing association. Viray continues to be a commercial league mainstay. They did not have anyone coming in who had those credentials. Pamboy Raymundo wasn’t gopod enough to lead this team with those two aboard, plus they still had Jimbo Aquino and Gilbert Bulawan, and they still could not get it done. They wound up with a smaller team in Season 85. And yet, somehow, it all came together for them.

    This is where Agustin, a former PBA MVP, came in. For his apparent lack of big time coaching credentials, he found a way to turn a good team into a great one, and bring the best out of players who used to be underachievers. Agustin wanted to maximize Aquino’s superior shooting, so he gave Aquino all the staggered screens and freedom to move and shoot. He wanted to maximize the amazing athletic prowess of Abueva and Pascual, so he did not box them into positions but allowed them to freelance from perimeter to post and back. He wanted to turn Bulawan into a defensive enforcer and ease the pressure off then-rookie Ian Sangalang, so he let the two of them play off each other, alternating at the 5 and 4 spots. Finally, he wanted Raymundo to become the court general he knew he could be, so he gave him help in advancing the ball and distributing it, conserving him for finding the seams in opposing defenses, playing both Raymond Maconocido and Anthony Del Rio on the floor with him. When all was said and done, they were hoisting the championship trophy high overhead. If anybody deserves the credit for San Sebastian’s success, it would have to go to Agustin. The best second round pick ever in pro ball history took his ragtag crew and turned them into champions.
    Everyone of note returns this season, except for Aquino. Were it not for a silly mistake during the eliminations, Aquino might have been named MVP of Season 85. He still had the only hardware that mattered though, the championship trophy. And he got bonus bling: he was named Finals MVP, after hitting all the crucial baskets as his hot shooting opened up the San Beda defenses and allowed all the other Stags to operate and exploit mismatches.
    San Sebastian’s incredible four-year title reign was halted in the junior division last season when San Beda returned to greatness. This is a new San Sebastian high school team, with the last of the 4-Peat stars finally graduating, as Jerome Delgado and Jeric Estrada now move up to the college game elsewhere. Swingman Gino Juamo-as, the next great college prospect will try to lead them back to prominence.



    The super athletic duo of Ronald Pascual and Calvin Abueva will try to lead San Sebastian to a Season 86 title defense (Image by Max Ferrer)



    Anthony Del Rio and Ian Sangalang are vital cogs in the Stags’ title-retention aspirations (Image by Max Ferrer)
    nicely written... well said!
    Hope Coach Ato makes it big again this Season 86 before he moves up in the pro league... GOD BLESS COACH ATO!
    THE WHOLE SSC COMMUNITY WISHES YOU ALL THE BEST!
    BRAVO!! BASTE!!
    KNOWLEDGE IS BEST WITH VIRTUES...

  7. #17

    Re: Stags & Staglets in The NCAA Season 86 (2010-2011)

    Expected to level up, since this are their final years are: Gilbert Bulawan, Dave Najorda, Pamboy Raymundo and Raymond Maconocido.. Hope they rise up on the challenges..

    Read an article that some teams has a secret weapon against the Mighty STAGS. EAC and ARELLANO for me could be dangerous and might pull some surprises..

    My prediction for the FINAL FOUR:

    SAN SEBASTIAN COLLEGE GOLDEN STAGS
    SAN BEDA COLLEGE RED LIONS
    JOSE RIZAL UNIVERSITY HEAVY BOMBERS

    4th spot might be a toss between letran, arellano or eac.. perpetual is also looking good having been a runner-up to the tams in the recently concluded fr. martin cup..

    BRAVO!! BASTE!!
    KNOWLEDGE IS BEST WITH VIRTUES...

  8. #18

    Re: Stags & Staglets in The NCAA Season 86 (2010-2011)

    Mataas ang chance ng Mapua na makapasok sa Final Four, intact din lineup nila.

  9. #19

    Re: Stags & Staglets in The NCAA Season 86 (2010-2011)

    ONLY 3DAYS LEFT BEFORE THE NCAA's 86th SEASON UNFOLDS!

    SOOO EXCITED AS SAN SEBASTIAN COLLEGE HOST THIS YEARS EVENT!

    GOOD LUCK TO THE RECOLETOS COMMUNITY!

    BRAVO!! BASTE!!
    KNOWLEDGE IS BEST WITH VIRTUES...

  10. #20

    Re: Stags & Staglets in The NCAA Season 86 (2010-2011)

    Ex-SSC star predicts team will keep title
    By FRANCIS SANTIAGO (mb.com.ph)

    Although San Sebastian College barely got past Letran, 59-53, in its opening match at the start of the 86th NCAA basketball tournament last Saturday, Jimbo Aquino, the team's former top gunner and last year's Finals MVP, is confident that the Stags will keep their title.

    Aquino, who has finished his collegiate playing years, sat behind the Stags bench at the Araneta Coliseum to give his former teammates morale support.

    "I think they have the material to make it to the finals and win the championship again," Aquino said in Filipino. "Even without me, the team remains formidable because everybody has stepped up and everyone has now become a threat."

    The Stags struggled all through out but managed to pull through behind a tenacious defense and the heroics of Ronald Pascual and the athletic Calvin Abueva.

    "It's only the team's first game and they are still looking for their form," Aquino said. SSC coach Ato Agustin agreed.

    "It doesn't matter if we struggle offensively as long as we also limit their offense through our tough defense," Agustin said.

    The Stags had a dismal 21 of 57 shooting clip and turned the ball over 24 times, allowing the Knights to make a strong stand despite an undermanned line up.

    The Knights missed injured Kevin Alas, but kept themselves within striking distance and even led 30-27 at the half.

    But the 6-foot-2 Pascual turned the tide in their favor after knocking down 13 of his 15 points in the third quarter to help the Stags regain the momentum and the lead, 47-39, which they held on until the end. The Knights were able to come as close as 53-55 on a JP Belencion triple, but were held scoreless in the last 2:04.

    Calvin Abueva also made his presence felt, especially in the first half where he fired nine of his 13 points to stop the Knights from pulling away after racing to a 9-2 lead.

    San Beda College likewise got off to a roaring start as it demolished Jose Rizal University, 68-52, and spoiled the debut of Bombers coach Vergel Meneses.

    The San Beda Red Cubs, on the other hand open their quest for a back-to-back title when they go up against the Jose Rizal University Light Bombers at the resumption of hostilities Monday at 4 p.m. at The Arena in San Juan


 
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