Ondoy Benefit Games @ Araneta

Here’s a repost from Chris Tiu’s blog:

The SBP (Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas), together with the PBA, PBL, UAAP and NCAA, is organizing a fund raiser basketball showdown this Monday, October 5 for the victims of Ondoy. There will be two games (at the Araneta Coliseum). First game at 5pm is between the UAAP / NCAA selection vs PBL / Liga Pilipinas selection. And the main game at 7pm is between the RP Powerade vs RP Smart Gilas. Of course, I will be playing in that game for the Smart Gilas team together with Japeth Aguilar, Marc Barocca, JV Casio, Dylan Ababou, CJ Giles, etc.

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Basketball News From All Over (My Version At Least)

I gotta admit I’m grasping at straws here. The UAAP Finals are still a few weeks away, and even then my team’s almost nearly out the door (and deservedly so, since, well, let’s admit it, they suck this year). At any rate, here’s a look around what’s going on, not necessarily in all of basketball, but mostly what’s gotten me interested:

Rubio to stay in Spain – If you need more proof how drafts aren’t all that relevant, then here it is. What was mostly considered the second coming of Pistol Pete has decided to wait out till he’s 21 to play with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who owns his rights from when the NBA draft was held last June.

My opinion? Good for him. At 19 he has a world of opportunity available to him to improve even more in Europe, which is even better than a kid in the US trying to improve via competing in the College ranks. Sure the ‘Wolves are gonna miss out on a crowd drawer, and they worked their ass off trying to get this deal, but you can’t fault a kid for wanting to get better first and staying home. Heck, you can’t even fault the kid for changing his mind because he’s exactly that – a kid, and as such prone to such things.

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4 Reasons Why MacMac Should Play For The RP Team

Yes I’m about to shoot my mouth off on why I think MacMac Cardona should play for the Philippine Team.

But before that, here’s a link to the PBA Press Release about Coach Guiao’s lineup, and here’s the lineup again. I added their possible positions in parenthesis: Gabe Norwood (SG – PG) of Rain or Shine, Jared Dillinger (PG – SG – F) of Talk ‘N Text, Jayjay Helterbrand (SG) of Barangay Ginebra, Cyrus Baguio (SG – F) of Red Bull, Mick Pennisi (SF – PF) of San Miguel Beer, Asi Taulava (C) of Coca-Cola, James Yap (SG) and Kerby Raymndo (PF) of Purefoods, Kelly Williams (F) and Ryan Reyes (SG) of Sta. Lucia Realty, Ranidel de Ocampo (F – C) and Arwind Santos (PF – C) of Air21, and Willie Miller (PG) and Sonny Thoss (C) of Alaska, with the possible inclusion of Japeth Aguilar, easily a 6’10 C-F should he have a good tryout come May, 2009.

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