Incredibly Belated PBA Rookie Biometrics Observations

This is an astoundingly belated post but am writing here anyway the Biometrics results of the recent PBA rookie draftees. Which is another way of saying I found the Excel file they sent me when I was cleaning up old files on my PC and thought three things: 1. ‘why the hell didn’t I post that?‘ 2.’this would do good SEO’ and 3.’why is there no date of birth?

Anyway here it is.

Name Hght. Weight (kg.) Wing Span Sit Ups Push Ups Pull Ups 50m Sprint Vert Leap 1st Vert Leap 2nd
Calvin ABUEVA 6′-1 1/2 84 78″ 75 13 1 6.27 10′-9″ 10′-9″
Mark Anthony ACOSTA 6′-3″ 87 77″ 68 44 5 6.56 10′-8″ 10′-8″
Marvin A, AGACER 5-11 3/4 80 71.5″ 69 80 12 5.97 10′-5″
Lester ALVAREZ 5′-8″ 70 72″ 64 46 7 6.27 9′-11″ 9′-11″
Simon ATKINS 5-10 1/8 80 69″ 76 74 7 5.99 9′-11″ 10′-0″
Raymond AUSTRIA 6-0 1/2 95 76″ 69 54 6 6.11 10′-5″ 10′-7″
Ephraim BALAGTAS 5-11 3/8 79 75″ 100 62 20 6.27 10′-9″ 10′-9″
Fhadzmir BANDAYING 5′-10″ 80 75″ 51 26 4 6.65 9′-9″ 10′-1″
Jaypee BELENCION 6-0 1/2 80 77.5″ 81 73 6 6.24 10′-4″ 10′-4″
Ryan BOADO 5-9 5/8 82 73″ 175 71 18 6.17 10′-3″ 10′-4″
Virgil BUENSUCESO 5-7 7/8 75 70″ 50 50 14 6.11 10′-1″ 10′-2″
Jesse BUSTOS 6-1 1/4 91 78″ 95 54 7 6.31 10′-8″ 10′-11″
Jerick CANADA 5-7 1/8 71 69.5″ 120 50 10 5.99 10′-0″ 10′-2″
Andrian CELADA 6-2 1/8 70 78″ 63 40 7 6.23 10′-11″ 11′-2″
Gian CHIU 6-8 1/8 110 80.5″ 125 50 2 7.12 10′-10″ 10′-10″
Woody CO 6-1 1/4 93 75″ 65 40 5 6.48 10′-2″ 10′-5″
Jan Julius COLINA 6-2 1/4 90 79″ 105 68 9 6.48 10′-7″ 10′-9″
Erwin CORNEJO 6-0 3/4 83 75.5″ 70 60 10 6.04 10′-5″ 10′-7″
Karl Matthew DEHESA 6-1 1/4 84 77″ 145 98 15 6.41 10′-6″ 10′-7″
Roland DEL RIO 5-11 1/4 85 73.5″ 60 38 1 6.53 10′-0″ 10′-0″
Jason DEUTCHMAN 6-5 3/8 96 79 1/2 101 60 12 6.34 10′-10″ 11′-1″
June DIZON 6-2 3/8 103 77″ 123 50 7 6.27 10′-9″ 10′-10″
Christopher ELLIS 6-4 1/16 84 79.5″ 163 70 10 5.86 11′-3″ 11′-4″
Edwin Jason ESCUETA 6-3 3/4 111 79″ 90 22 6.83 10′-5″ 10′-7″
June Mar FAJARDO 6′-10″ 122 85″ 53 22 6 7.16 11′-0″ 11′-0″
Paul GONZALGO 5-10 3/8 94 73.5″ 50 55 5 6.54 10′-1″ 10′-3″
Joseph HERMOSISIMA 5-9 15/16 82 68″ 109 60 1 6.41 9′-10″ 10′-0″
Clifford HODGE 6-3 5/8 84 82″ 62 50 7 5.87 11′-1″ 11′-4″
Mark JEFFRIES 6-3 1/8 83 78″ 70 60 12 6.11 11′-2″ 11′-3″
Charles Keith JENSEN 6-4 1/8 95 79″ 300 90 10 6.38 11′-0″ 11′-4″
Rexander LEYNES 5-8 5/8 69 72″ 140 70 9 6.23 10′-3″ 10′-3″
Janus LOZADA 6′-2″ 70 74″ 96 54 13 6.51 10′-7″ 10′-9″
Ramon MABAYO 6-1 1/4 82 75″ 350 52 13 6.54 10′-5″ 10′-8″
Alex Christopher MALLARI 6-2 7/8 80 77″ 95 68 10 6.1 10′-8″ 10′-10″
Alfred Jordan MANDANI 5′-11″ 84 74″ 80 94 18 6.1 10′-5″ 10′-8″
Allan MANGAHAS 5′-11″ 69 71.5″ 50 40 5 5.97 10′-3″ 10′-6″
Vic MANUEL 6-2 7/8 91 80″ 70 2 6.1 10′-11″ 11′-0″
David MARCELO 6-3 5/8 101 80.5″ 50 30 6 6.41 10′-10″ 11′-0″
Louie MEDALLA 5-9 1/8 72 71.5″ 70 40 4 6.67 9′-10″ 10′-1″
Emmanuel MONFORT 5-6 1/16 60 66″ 50 100 12 6.16 9′-9″ 9′-11″
Kelly Berry NABONG 6-5 5/8 103 80″ 55 50 4 6.55 10′-10″ 10′-11″
Jewel PALOMIQUE 5-10 1/16 82 71.5″ 60 46 7 6.25 9′-11″ 10′-2″
Ronald PASCUAL 6-2 1/8 89 76″ 52 3 6.43 10′-9″ 10′-10″
Christopher PESTANO 6-3 1/4 118 77″ 120 36 4 7.15 10′-11″ 10′-2″
Jewel PONFERADA 6-4 1/4 96 80″ 61 60 5 6.15 10′-10″ 11′-1″
Danilo PRIBHDAS 6-0 3/4 81 74.5″ 70 54 5 6.48 10′-5″ 10′-8″
John Aldrech RAMOS 6-4 15/16 90 78″ 40 32 3 6.83 10′-8″ 10′-9″
Raphael Carlo REYES 5′-9″ 75 71.5″ 54 70 5 5.93 10′-3″ 10′-7″
Jerome RUBI 6-0 1/2 81 74.5″ 159 60 6 6.46 9′-11″ 10′-5″
Mark SARANGAY 6-3 7/8 100 77″ 45 6.59 10′-6″ 10′-5″
Virgilio SERIOS 6-1 1/4 92 76″ 92 70 11 6.42 10′-8″ 10′-10″
Stephen SIRUMA 6′-1″ 79 76.5″ 100 40 4 6.03 10′-7″ 10′-6″
Eric SUGUITAN 6-6 7/8 100 82.5″ 70 6.33 10′-10″ 11′-0″
Yousef TAHA 6′-6″ 105 82″ 102 50 5 6.47 11′-1″ 11′-2″
Thomas Elliot TAN 5-10 3/8 80 73″ 80 74 24 6.26 10′-4″ 10′-7″
Chris TIU 5-11 1/4 80 75″ 120 57 15
Robby ZABLAN 5′-6″ 63 67″ 89 72 9 6.16 9′-9″ 10′-0″
Paul Christian ZAMAR 5′-10″ 79 74″ 81 60 6 6.13 10′-2″ 10′-6″

The excel file was kind enough to state in bold the highest performer in specific categories ie.

• Christopher Ellis – Fastest in the 50m sprint and has the highest 1st and 2nd leap, so hands down this guy is pretty much the best athlete. Translated to basketball that means he can outrun you then dunk on you at the end. Incidentally, 2nd leap is a 3 way tie with Ellis, Clifford Hodge and Charles Keith Jensen.

June Mar Fajardo – Tallest, heaviest and longest wingspan at 6’10, 122kg. and 85″.

Clifford Hodge – As mentioned is tied with Christopher Ellis at 2nd vertical leap (11′-4″), but is also 2nd fastest at the 50m sprint from Ellis at just 5.87 vs. 5.86.

Ramon Mabayo – Probably has the best abs because he can do an amazing 350 sit ups. I guess you can also translate this the least possible to develop back problems and if those abs look nice, also the most likely to land a commercial for fitness products.

Eman Monfort – Can do the most push ups at 100.

Thomas Elliot Tan – Can do 24 chin – ups.

Ok we’re done with the official observations, here are additional ones from moi:

Calvin Abueva – Can only do 1 chin up. ONE. He’s also last on the list in pushups with just 13 (2nd is a tie between Edwin Jason Escueta and June Mar Fajardo, the tallest man, at 22). I dunno but appearing twice at the bottom of two biometric categories cannot bode well for an athlete trying to make pro. What do you think?

• Calvin isn’t alone though, as there are 2 other guys who can only do 1 chin up, Roland del Rio and Joseph Hermosisima. The time these guys were testing chin ups must’ve been the most fun part of the testing phase. I can imagine everyone was laughing it up. On average, all draftees do 7.9.

• While June Mar Fajardo is tallest, least tallest (otherwise called ‘the one with the most heart’ by lazy sports commentators) is Robby Zablan at 5’6 quickly followed by a hair by Eman Monfort at 5’6 1/16. That’s 1/16 of an inch gadamet. These biometrics people are precise!

• 2nd tallest is Gian Chiu at 6’8. Isn’t it sad our tallest this year is only 6’10? I find it a little hard to believe we can’t find at least 2 or 3 of his size or a 7″ footer out there. 90m million population and that’s all we got? Incidentally, there are 22 5 footers on the list, 6 of which are shorter or just as tall as I am (5’8). I know that means nothing but I just wanted to throw that in there.

• Least heaviest is Monfort at 60kg., approximately 132lbs. for those stuck in the english system. Now that is really light. He must get thrown around a whole lot by the bigger guys, although in his case I gotta admit he does have a big heart. He can certainly shoot.

• I gotta say, Ramon Mabayo’s 350 situps is INSANE. The next most on the list is Charles Keith Jensen with 300, which is already insane. After that you get a big drop to 175 with Ryan Boado, again showcasing how crazy 300+ is. I wouldn’t be surprised if the people counting just made him stop at 350 because they were getting bored.

• The slowest 50 meter sprinter is tallest guy June Mar (7.16 seconds), but the 2nd slowest is 6’3 guy Christopher Pestano at 7.15. By comparison the fastest guy on the court is Clifford Hodge and he’s also a 6’3, beating out even smaller guys. That’s solid evidence that the smallest guys aren’t necessarily the quickest.

• The guy with the least hops on the 1st jump is Robby Zablan with 9’9. At 5’6 he is also the shortest. His 2nd jump just taps the ring at 10′. Lowest 2nd jump is Monfort at 9’9. So no we’re not getting any dunking Spudd Webbs out there.

Chris Tiu is the one guy that messes up the stats most because there aren’t any sprint and vertical leap statistics to his name. Clearly the message the PBA is sending here is that when you look good you have leadership abilities you don’t have to run and jump.

So that’s it. I like stats and I’m a whiz with an Excel file so these things are a gold mine of observations for me. Unfortunately I’m lazy as heck which explains why I’m only posting this now, weeks after the draft.

As parting I’d really like to point out again the glaring omission of a date of birth column, which I dunno about you, is kinda sorta crucial when you’re choosing players for a team right? If anyone has an idea why that is do let me know.

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