Monday, December 8, 2008

La Salle won over NCAA Champs San Beda

The De La Salle Green Archers made a gallant effort to trounce the San Beda Red Lions 63-62 in the final four of the Philippine Collegiate Chmpionships. JV Casio, Rico Maeirhofer and Peejay Barua provided the spark for the Archers. Casio made the winning basket on a get away lay-up from Peejay Barua's steal. Maeirhofer paced the Green Archers with 17 points.

Trailing by 15 points in the 2nd quarter, the Archers made a spirited comeback with timely baskets and good defense, nd held on to beat the Red Lions.

Blue Eagles overcome Knights

The Letran Knights has a big heart but the Ateneo Blue Eagles has the bigger heart, as the later won by the slimmest of margin 61-60 to barge in the finals for the Philippine Collegiate Championships. The ever-sensational freshman, ace player Ryan Buenafe made the marginal basket with only 40 seconds remaining into the game. Led by the reigning UAAP MVP Rabeh Al-Hussaini with 24 points.,the Blue Eagles managed to have a big lead. A fiery comeback by the Knights, saw the Blue in a tight situation. A basket by RJ Jazul gave the Knights a one point lead. But Buenafe made the go-ahead basket that turned out to be the winning basket of the game. The Blue Eagles will either face La Salle or San Beda in the finals.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ateneo Blue Eagles are the UAAP Champions

After a 6 year drought, the Ateneo Blue Eagles are now back in the top, defeating the long time nemesis La Salle Green Archers, 62-51. Stingy-defense was the key to the victory for the Blue Eagles, as they limited the Archers with only 51 points, its the lowest output by La Salle this season. Chris Tiu, after a 2 point output in Game 1,scored 16 points, 14 of them in the first half as he was responsible of spearheading the attack. After leading 20-17, Chris Tiu unleashes a 7-0 run on his won giving Ateneo the lead 27-17. The Blue Eagles controlled the game and was championship-ready, as they made the largest lead of 15 points 41-26 at halftime. The Green Archers just refused ot give up as they made a huge comeback behind JV Casio and Rico Maeirhofer. The 5th year guard Casio unleashes five of his three pointers in the third quarter pushes La Salle within striking distance. Rico Maeirhofer, also made the damage in the third quarter, the Green Archers gained the momentum. With 1:31 to play in the third quarter, Maeirhofer got the second technical foul of waving a "dirty finger" with the disagreement from the La Salle bench. He was ejected in the game, still the Green Archers cut the deficit to 3 points, 47-50 by the end of the third quarter. In the 4th quarter, the Blue Eagles use their swarming defense, as they held on the lead. With Nonoy Baclao, making key defensive stops, blocking PJ Walsmham's and the offensive foul on JV Casio,the Eagles are roaring for the championship. Baclao was named the Finals MVP. Ateneo also Sswept the Indiviudual awards of the UAAP, Ateneo's Rabeh Al-Hussaini bagging the MVP, Ryan Buenafe for the Rookie of the Year and Nonoy Baclao hailed as the Defensive Player of the year.

Quiñahan Traded to Air 21

Former University of the Visayas Green Lancer, behemoth center JR Quiñahan was traded to Air 21 in exchange for the 6th round pick Mark Borboran. Nickname as the "Baby Shaq", the Cebuano cager will be suiting up in a new team as the PBA resumes its games on October 4. Borboran, in the other hand, might be the good choice for Alaska. He can play both the no 2 and 3 positions, he can shoot from the outside, versatile and has the quickness of a guard. It will give the Aces more speed and agility. Recently acquiring former no 1 pick Joe Devance, the Aces will have a formidable line-up this season. Meanwhile, the Air 21 express will beefed up its front court with the addition of JR Quiñahan. The presence of a big man proved to be the most needed player in the team. Finishing first runner-up in the previous season, the Express will now be tested in this coming season without an import.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Blue Eagles edged Green Archers in Game 1 of the UAAP Finals

Ateneo Blue Eagles prove once again why they were the no 1 team in the UAAP, outlasting the La Salle Green Archers 69-61. Rookie Ryan Buanafe, provided the much needed firepower in the first half as he scored all of his 12 points, grabbing 8 rebounds and dishing out 4 assists. With Chris Tiu and Nonoy Baclao sat out the most of the first half because of foul trouble, Jai Reyes came out blazing and provided the lift, hitting 3 3-pointers. Trailing 26-29 after a La Salle run, the Eagles closed out the first half with 10-to-0 spurt. Back-to-back baskets by their center Rabeh Al-Hussaini in the third quarter, the Eagles were ahead for good as they made the largest lead of 14 points. Al-Hussaini's dominance was the big thorn and problem for the Archers. He scored 20 of his 31 points in the second half and finishing the game with 10 rebounds.Chris Tiu was nowhere to be found as he was affected early by foul trouble and finishing the game with 2 points. Another unsung hero was Nonoy Baclao making 2 straight rejections on James Mangahas and Rico Maierhofer in La Salle's attempt to trim the lead. He finished with 7 block shots.. JV Casio still managed to score 20 points on 8 out of 24 shooting and Maierhofer finished with 17 points and 16 rebounds. With a sellout crowd of 23000 in Game 1, and this would even be better in the next game this thursday. Ateneo Vs La Salle once again..

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Its La Salle vs Ateneo!

The biggest,loudest and the popular rivalry in the UAAP will entertain the nation once again as the newest basketball showdown is coming. La Salle and Ateneo will again square-off in the finals at the 71st UAAP Mens basketball this September 21. Disposing their respective counterparts of Far Eastern University and University of the East in the semifinals,respectively, the two teams are aching for the much awaited and historic match-up in the UAAP Finals.
La-Salle was the first to enter in the finals with a squeaker of a win against the talented Far eastern University. The Tamarraws held off the lead and once led 10 points in the first half, only to lose the lead in the closing 2 minutes in the fourth quarter. James Mangahas provides the spark for the Archers in the fourth quarter, scoring 10 of his 20 points, including the go-ahead three point-play in the dying seconds of the game. FEU has the chance to send the game into overtime with Marc Baracael shooting 2 free throws. Under extreme pressure, Baracael missed the first and eventually missed the second. That was the last hope for the Tamarraws as they have missed the Finals once again. The Archers is 12 out of 12 when capturing the twice-to-beat advantage barging into the finals.
In the next game, Ateneo Blue Eagles showed why they are the number one team in the eliminations as they clobbered University of the East 70-50. It was a hard fought battle in the first quarter as the Red Warriors led by five points with James Martinez making 5 straight points. They even led by 6 points 11-5. That would be the last ditch effort for the Warriors as the Blue Eagles finally found their mark. Jai Reyes and Eric Salamat provide the explosion in the first quarter as they combined for 13 points in the first quarter alone. Back to back treys by Reyes and a basket by Salamat, brought the lead back to Ateneo 13-11 and eventually stretched their lead to 11 points 32-21 as Al-Hussaini provides the added lift for the Eagles. In the third quarter, Nonoy Baclao takes over. His all round performance was very evident in the third quarter, providing hustle points and key defensive stops as the Eagles have the lead of 28 points 56-28 bridging from the third to the fourth quarter. The Ateneo Blue Eagles never look back as they barged into the finals once again after a one year absence. They will face their long time nemesis La Salle University.
Ateneo de Manila University vs De La Salle University Green Archers will resume its finals showdown on September 21, 2008. This would be an exciting and grueling match-up!!!

Pennisi to San Miguel

Red Bull traded its big man Mick Pennisi to San Miguel in exchange for the 1st round pick in the 2010 PBA draft. With Samigue Eman fit to play in this coming PBA Season, San Miguel is expected to have a solid frontcourt. Only Danny Ildefonso will not play within 3 months. the two-time MVP undergo surgery in both knees. Pennisi will be teamed up with his former teammate Lordy Tugade.And he is expected to have a big impact on the team, not only in the court but also in teaching valuable lessons for the young players in the team. The experience that Pennisi will provide a plus factor for San Miguel. San Miguel also beefed up its lineup by signing rookie Bonbon Custodio in solidifying their backcourt.

Monday, September 8, 2008

High School Player Scores 82 points

Keith Agovida of the Jose Rizal University Light Bombers fired a stunning 82 points in a win against Mapua Red Robins, 127-49 in the 84th NCAA juniors basketball tournament. He was deadly from the field making 36 field goal conversions out of 50 attempts and 10 made free throws out of 16 attempts.Agovida scored on nearly every possession,tallying 23, 13, 20 and 26 in the first, second, third and fourth quarters respectively during the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) game. The 18 year old, 6 foot 1 scoring machine, has beaten the 79 point performance of Allan Caidic in the PBA in 1987. He also shattered the scoring record of 81 points set by Kobe Bryant in the NBA. Agovida, played for only 37 minutes in the game,also eclipse the previous high of 71 points posted by Letran Squire Marlon Bola Bola in the 70s. However, he did not surpass the record of 100 points by Wilt Chamberlain and the 105 point performance by the Swift Import Tonny Harris in the PBA.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Jason Castro will be back soon to join the Phone Pals

Jason Castro will be back in town soon as he was still playing in the Malaysian Invitational for his second tournament with the Singapore Slingers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Castro played his first tournament with the Slingers in the recent Brunei Cup. He was named league MVP in that tournament, leading the team to the championship.He is also under contract with the Slingers in the National Basketball League in Australia. Since the Slingers withdraws from the tournament, Castro wants out and will be expected to join the Phone Pals soon. The standout and versatile guard of the Philippine Christian University, was picked 3rd overall by the Phone Pals in the recently concluded PBA draft. Negotiations is still in progress while the player is abroad and he is likely to get an P8.7 million package in three years. He is plan to practice with the Phone Pals after the Malaysian Invitational.

Friday, September 5, 2008

2008 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Patrick Ewing, a 17-year NBA player, was an 11-time All-Star, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and three-time collegiate All-America. He totaled 24,815 points and 11,607 rebounds during his pro career.

Pat Riley is a three-time NBA Coach of the Year and ranks third on the NBA all-time wins list behind Lenny Wilkens and Don Nelson. Riley has five titles as a coach, four with the Lakers and one with the Heat, and is a member of the NBA's Ten Best Coaches of All-Time.

Hakeem Olajuwon led the Houston Rockets to back-to-back NBA championships in 1994 and 1995, was named NBA MVP in 1994 and was a two-time Defensive Player of the Year. Olajuwon holds the NBA record for blocked shots (3,830) and is the only player to record more than 3,000 blocked shots and 2,000 steals in a career.

Adrian Dantley, a 15-year NBA pro with seven different teams, was a six-time All-Star, won a gold medal with the 1976 Olympic team and was Rookie of the Year in 1977. His 23,177 career points ranks 23rd all-time in the NBA.

William Davidson has been the owner of the Detroit Pistons since 1974 and the WNBA Detroit Shock since 1998. His Pistons have garnered three NBA titles to go along with two WNBA championships for the Shock. Davidson was elected to the Hall of Fame as a contributor.

Dick Vitale, in the midst of his 28th season as an ESPN college basketball analyst, will be inducted as a contributor. A former high school, college and professional basketball coach, Vitale has become one of the most well-known commentators in all of sports. Hall of Fame contributors are recognized as those who have made contributions to the game and its growth.

Cathy Rush, a pioneer in women's basketball, led Immaculata College to three consecutive AIAW national championships from 1972 to 1974. She won 149 games in seven seasons and lost only 15, for a .908 winning percentage. Rush made six consecutive appearances in the AIAW Final Four (1972-1977).

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Britons Lose a Close Fight in Israel

Great Britain , who only secured Deng's NBA release last Saturday suffered an agonizing 102-92 defeat at Israel in their opening EuroBasket 2009 qualifying clash. Luol Deng scattered 30-points and manage to give the Britons a one point lead, 84-83, In the ensuing play, the Israelis used the shot clock only to miss a three pointer by their veteran guard Meir Tapiro. The Britons grabbed the rebound and called a timeout with 4 seconds remaining.When play resumed, Tapiro fouled Nate Reinking with three seconds remaining. Reinking made the first free throw but missed the second to leave Britain leading 85-83. However, Reinking was then whistled for a foul on Tapiro with just one second left. Tapiro calmly sank both free throws to send the game to overtime.The lead changed hands four times in the first three minutes of overtime with Deng twice making jump shots - one a three-pointer - to give Britain the lead. But after Brit Flinder Boyd converted just one of two at the charity stripe to make it 91-91, Yaniv Green hit a jumper to put the Israelis in front for good. And the Israelis coast for the win in the dying minutes.

Devance to Alaska

Joe Devance of the Rain or Shine was traded to Alaska in exchange for the 2008 5th pick Fil-Am guard Solomon Mercado and Eddie Laure. Rain or Shine will also give away two future draft pick for Alaska. Devance, a Honolulu, Hawaii native, son of an ex-US Armyman and a Filipina mom from Escalante, Negros, led the Dragons in scoring with 16.1 points a game in the Philippine Cup. He also normed seven rebounds, one assist, 0.7 steal and 0.8 block a game in the same tourney. Alaska will have a formidable lineup with the addition of Joe Devance. However, Rain or Shine will have a different lineup in this coming soon, bringing the veteran Eddie Laure, TY Tang and the first pick Gabe Norwood in the helm. Watch out for the Alaska Aces and Rain or Shine for this coming PBA season.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

PBA Rookie Draft List

First Round
1. Rain or Shine (formerly Welcoat Paints) - Gabe Norwood
2. Talk ’N Text - Jared Dilinger
3. Talk ’N Text (Magnolia traded its Draft Rights for Jay Washington) - Jason Castro
4. Talk ’N Text - Rob Reyes
5. Alaska - Solomon Mercado
6. Air21 - Mark Borboran
7. Purefoods - Beau Belga
8. Magnolia - Bonbon Custodio
9. Red Bull - Larry Rodriguez
10. Sta Lucia - Kelvin Gregorio

Second Round
1. Talk N Text - Pong Escobal
2. Rain or Shine (formerly Welcoat Paints) - TY Tang
3. Air 21 - Pocholo Villanueva
4. Sta Lucia - Chito Jaime
5. Alaska - Kelvin Dela Peña
6. Purefoods - Jonathan Fernandez
7. Red Bull - Jeff Chan
8. Red Bull - Mark Cuevas
9. Sta Lucia - Christian Cabatu

New York Knicks picks Patrick Ewing Jr

Following the footsteps of his father, Patrick Ewing Jr,the eldest son of the hall of fame father Patrick Ewing, has been acquired from Houston to New York for the draft rights to center Frederic Weis. Patrick Ewing Jr a 6-8, 240-pounds, was originally drafted by Sacramento in the 2008 NBA Draft as the 43rd overall selection. He played his first two collegiate seasons at Indiana University before transferring to Georgetown, where his hall of fame father also played in college. As a senior with the Hoyas during the 2007-08 season, Ewing averaged 6.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 34 games, winning the Big East Sixth Man of the Year award.

Iranian 7 footer center signs with the Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies signed free-agent center Hamed Haddadi, who led all 2008 Olympians in rebounding and blocks. He is also the only player to average a double-double (16.6 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.6 blocks) in Olympic competition while playing five games for the Iranian National Team. The 7-2 Ahvaz, 254-pound center, Iran native was scouted by the Grizzlies General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Wallace prior to the olympics in Rocky Mountain Revue Summer League in Salt Lake City, Utah,where the Iranian National Team played exhibition games against the NBA teams. The 23-year-old, who was not selected in the 2004 NBA Draft, recently averaged 14.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 25.5 minutes in two games for the Iranian team against NBA competition at the 2008 Rocky Mountain Revue.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Lithuania Star Retires

Ramunas Siskauskas retires from his national team, Lithuania. Siskauskas,the Euroleague MVP last season after leading CSKA Moscow to the title, played in his third Olympics this summer in Beijing, suffered from a string of losses in the semifinal game against Spain and the bronze medal game against Argentina. At the age of 30, Siskauskas has another chance of being with the team in the next Olympics in 2012 and to the world championships this 2010 in Turkey, decided a year ago and finalizes his decision after Beijing Olympics. "The summers in the national team are exhausting and it’s time to retire. Young players will replace me.” Siskauskas average eleven points and four rebounds per game in Beijing Olympics. And the gallant stand that he showed in this Olympics is one of the most outstanding performances that must be remembered of.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Coach Phil Jackson picks his top athlete in NBA

Probably not Kobe Bryant, nor Shaquille O'Neal, nor Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson picks 'The Worm' Dennis Rodman as the top athlete that he ever coached. Skills-wise, Rodman is far below than any other coached coached by Phil Jackson, but as Phil Jakcson said in the recent speech in the University of North Dakota as part of the convocation in which he received an honorary degree, [Rodman] could probably play a 48-minute game and play the 48th minute stronger than the first minute of the game," Jackson told the crowd at UND.

Jimenez Retires from Spanish National Team

Spain’s long-time captain Carlos Jimenez has decided to retire from the national team. The 32-year-old Jimenez, who averaged 5.8 points and 4.8 rebounds at the Olympics, signed off with a silver medal at the Beijing Games.Jimenez played 25 minutes in arguably the greatest gold-medal game of all time, a 118-107 defeat to the United States, scoring 12 points and grabbing three rebounds. Jimenez made his debut with the national team in 1997 and went on to earn 187 caps.The Unicaja Malaga forward led Spain to silver medals at the 1999, 2003 and 2007 EuroBaskets, bronze in 2001, and gold at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

Milwaukee Buck vs Golden State Warriors in China

The NBA will be back in China this October, featuring two games between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Golden State Warriors in Beijing and Guangzhou. NBA China Games 2008 will tip off in Guangzhou on Oct. 15 when the Bucks and Warriors meet at the Guangzhou Gymnasium with a capacity of 13,000. The two teams then travel to Beijing to play on Oct. 18 at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Arena, an NBA-style arena with a capacity of 17,173. Following the China Games, the multi-purpose arena is expected to host basketball games, other sporting events, concerts and festivals.NBA China Games 2008 will be the league’s third set of preseason games in China. In 2004, the NBA became the first American professional sports league to stage games in China, with two games between the Houston Rockets and the Sacramento Kings in Shanghai and Beijing. Last October, NBA China Games 2007 featured three games between the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Orlando Magic and the Team China All-Stars in Shanghai and Macao. The NBA’s first trip to China dates back to 1979 when the Washington Wizards played against the Chinese National Team.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

NBA Players Grab a lot of Medals in the Olympics

Aside from the US National Players bagging the gold medal, there are so many NBA players of the other countries earned a medal in the recently concluded Beijing Olympics. A total of 42 current and former NBA players were on the 12 Olympic rosters, the highest number since NBA players began participating in the Olympics in 1992. Ten Olympic teams had at least one current or former player on their roster.


Gold Medalists
Player (NBA Team) Team
Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets) United States
Carlos Boozer (Utah Jazz) United States
Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors) United States
Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) United States
Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic) United States
LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) United States
Jason Kidd (Dallas Mavericks) United States
Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets) United States
Tayshaun Prince (Detroit Pistons) United States
Michael Redd (Milwaukee Bucks) United States
Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat) United States
Deron Williams (Utah Jazz) United States

Silver Medalists
Jose-Manuel Calderon (Toronto Raptors) Spain
Rudy Fernandez (Portland Trail Blazers) Spain
Jorge Garbajosa (Toronto Raptors 07 – 08) Spain
Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies) Spain
Pau Gasol (Los Angeles Lakers) Spain
Raul Lopez (Utah Jazz 02 – 05) Spain
Juan Carlos Navarro (Memphis Grizzlies 07 – 08) Spain

Bronze Medalists
Carlos Delfino (Toronto Raptors 07 – 08, Detroit Pistons 04 – 07) Argentina
Manu Ginobili (San Antonio Spurs) Argentina
Andres Nocioni (Chicago Bulls) Argentina
Fabricio Oberto (San Antonio Spurs) Argentina
Luis Scola (Houston Rockets) Argentina

Chinese National Team Member signed with the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Sun Yue to a multi-year contract, it was announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.Originally selected by the Lakers in the second round (40th overall) of 2007 NBA draft, the 6-9 guard started for the Chinese National Team this past month in the men’s basketball tournament at the Beijing Olympics. In six games, Sun averaged 6.8 points, 1.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.33 steals in 28.0 minutes. Playing for the Beijing Aoshen Olympians of the American Basketball Association for the past three seasons, Sun, 23, was named First Team All-ABA in both 2007 and 2008 while earning Second-Team All-ABA honors in 2006. Posting a 12-point, 14-rebound, 12-assist, 8-block, 4-steal triple-double against the L.A. Aftershock during his rookie season in the ABA (2005-06), Sun averaged 13.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 10.5 assists in 2006-07 when the team played its home games at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA before moving to Singapore for the 2007-08 season.

2 Time All-star Portland Center Died

SECAUCUS, N.J., Aug. 26, 2008 -- Kevin Duckworth, a two-time All-Star who played for five teams, most famously with the Portland Trail Blazers, during his 11-year NBA career has died in Gleneden Beach, Ore., where he was representing the Trail Blazers on a 19-city summer tour. He was 44. Kevin Duckworth was the 10th leading scorer (7,188) and rebounder (3,327) in Portland history. Duckworth was a key member of Portland's Finals teams in 1990 and 1992, as he started at center for the Trail Blazers in 402 of the 410 regular season games in his first five seasons with the team. At 7-0, 275, Duckworth was one of the bigger players in the league at the time (we had not seen the likes of a Shaquille O'Neal or Yao Ming). And while he was anchor in the paint, Duckworth's size never seemed to be a millstone around the collective neck of the lithe and speedy (Clyde Drexler, Terry Porter, Clifford Robinson to name a few) Trail Blazers. Duckworth averaged 15.3 points and 6.9 boards per game in his first five Blazers seasons.

Monday, August 25, 2008

PBA Annual Draft!!!!

The PBA will held its PBA annual draft this August 31, 2008 which will take place at the Market! Market! Activity Center in Taguig. There are 48 hopeful applicants and among them are the Fil-Foreigners Prospective No. 1 pick Gabe Norwood, point guard Solomon Mercado, Jared Dilinger and Rob Reyes. Leading the list of homegrown aspirants are two-time Philippine Basketball League (PBL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Jeffrey Chan, TY Tang, Mark Borboran, Cholo Villanueva, NCAA MVP Kelvin dela Pena and shooters Jonathan Fernandez and Patrick Cabahug.The Welcoat Dragons own the No. 1 pick for the second straight year, followed by Talk N Text at No. 2 and San Miguel Beer at No. 3.

Team USA Back in the Golden Days in Olympic Basketball

After a string of devastating and shocking losses in the Olympics and World Championships, the USA Men's Basketball redeemed themselves, capturing the Gold medal in the recently concluded Beijing 2008 Olympics.With Kobe Bryant in the helm, the United States defeated the determined Pau Gasol-lead Spain. After knocking off its first seven foes by an average of more than 30 points, the Americans found themselves in the thick of fight against Spain. In the end, USA stood the gallant effort by the Spaniards, winning the slimmest of margins. Finally,with their effort, they can now acclaimed themselves as the Redeem Team.

GInebra is the 2007-08 PBA Smart Fiesta Conference Champions

Facing tough adversities, Ginebra Gin Kings is now back in the throne after defeating the their protagonist young talented Air 21 Express. After losing the best player in the conference Jay jay Helterbrand in Game 2, and injury from their star player, Mark Caguioa, the Gin Kings fought til the end using their heart and will determination. With Ronald Tubid back in the fold, and playing below 100%, Ginebra Gin Kings still manage to win against the deeper and complete line-up of the Air 21 Express. They use the old trademark, way back in the old days,the Never-Say-Die attitude. Ginebra could not attain this championship if not on their import, Chris Alexander (the best import in the conference) and veteran Erick Menk.
Congratulations to the Ginebra Gin Kings' Players, Coaching staff and to their management.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fundamentals of Basketball

Footwork Fundamentals... triple threat position, pivoting, defensive stance and slides, jab step, cutting, jump-stop, etc.
Ball-Handling... ball-handling tips and drills.
Dribbling and Dribble-Moves... all players must learn to dribble well.
Passing Fundamentals... good passing is key.
Learning How to Shoot... teach your players how to shoot correctly.
Shooting Tips from NBA Coach Hal Wissel ... a series of shooting articles from an expert.
Coaching Shooting, Shooting Mechanics, Confidence and Rhythm, Correcting Shooting Errors, Developing a Quick Release, 3-Point Shooting, Rhythm and Range, Shooting Free-Throws, Shooting a Hook Shot, Basic Lead-Up ShootingDrills, Off the Dribble Shooting Drills
Jump-Shot... teaching how to shoot the jump-shot.
Hook-Shot... teaching how to shoot the classic hook-shot, the sky-hook and the jump-hook.
Free-Throw Shooting Techniques... good free-throw shooting will win those close games for you.
Correct Lay-up Technique... correct footwork and technique will result in players "finishing" more often.
Offensive Tips for Players... basic, simple offensive tips.
Guard Moves, Perimeter Play... how to play on the perimeter, triple-treat, jab step moves, attacking the defender, cutting, etc.
Playing the Point Guard Position ... tips for point guards.
Post-Player Fundamentals... playing the low and high post, and short corner.
Cutting and Faking... teach your players how to cut and fake and move without the ball.
Setting (and Using) Screens... teach how to set good screens.
Escaping from a Trap... how to avoid and escape a trap.
Transition Offense Fundamentals... teaching transition offense, the fast-break, 2-on-1, 3-on-2, etc.
Defensive Tips for Players... some basic defensive tips for players are presented.
Man-to-Man Defensive Techniques... teach on-ball defense, deny, helpside, etc.
Rebounding... box-out, defensive and offensive rebounding, free-throw rebounding.