Saturday, October 29, 2011

2011 PBA Legends All Star Roster version 1.0

Possible roster for the upcoming 2011 PBA All Star Legends Challenge

Johnny Abarrientos The Flying A
Kenneth Duremdes Captain Marbel
Allan Caidic The Triggerman
Alvin Patrimonio The Captain
Venancio "Benjie" Paras Tower of Power

Olsen Racela RaRa
Isabelo "Jojo" Lastimosa The Fourth Quarter Man
Vergel Meneses Aerial Voyager
Rene "Bong" Hawkins The Hawk
Jerry Codinera Defense Minister

Dindo Pumaren The Bullet
Ronnie Magsanoc Point Laureate
Jeffrey Cariaso The Jet
Dennis Espino The Menace
Marlou Aquino Skyscraper

2011 RSJ vs Veterans All Star Roster ver. 1.0

If the 2011 PBA All Star selection will be based on the efficiency rating stats, then this is how the lineup would look like using the current efficiency rating as of November 29, 2011.

First Five
PG Paul Lee 31.70
SG Marcio Lassiter 30.88
SF Chris Lutz 35.08
PF James Sena 29.80
C Japeth Aguilar 26.38

Dylan Ababou 29.76
Allein Maliksi 26.29
Marnel Baracael 24.33
Rogemar Menor 23.67
Sean Anthony 22.23
Jervy Cruz 22.05
Magi Sison 21.66

First Five
PG Jayson Castro 39.30
SG Gary David 31.95
SF Arwind Santos 42.47
PF Harvey Carey 39.41
C Joachim Thoss 31.92

Gabby Espinas 37.28
Alex Cabagnot 32.80
Jeffrei Chan 32.61
Gabe Norwood 31.94
James Carlos Agravante Yap 31.45
Mick Pennisi 31.19
Willie Miller 31.01

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Julius Pasculado: The Real Deal?

Will Julius Pasculado be the next ace superstar or just another wasted talent rotting in the Alaska bench?

Pasculado, a 6’0 guard from Wilbur Wright College and the 13th overall pick of the Alaska Aces started making waves with his video highlights showing his arsenal of driving layups and impressive outside shooting.

He was considered as the most awaited rookie to watch, instead all the Aces fans saw was a thin-reed rookie sitting on the bench for the whole game, four games and four DNP’s.

A lot of questions had been raised why coach Joel Banal is not using the Fil-Am guard from Chicago, Illinois. So far, the only rookie left who has not yet played in the current PBA Phillipine Cup.

Some says, that he is just another example of an over hype Fil-Am player. From his video highlights, you will be impressed with his lateral quickness and blinding speed often getting by his defenders for a layup, but from the analysis of some observers, he was just being given loose-defense from the video highlights and doesn’t use his body strength while driving into the lane causing some raised eyebrows from the coaches.

In the PBA, you will have to engage to a lot of physical contact and with a thin-reed body type, his strength and conditioning maybe up for a question if he is a real PBA material.

Despite all this, he has impressed a lot of scouts in the Rookie Camp’s shooting drills when he made 19 out of his 25 shots from the field, a pure testament of his fine scoring skills.

Some observers believed that Pasculado is a true natural point-guard who can handle the ball really well, can pass and make his teammates better. Is he the real deal?

Here are Julius Pasculado’s Stats from Wilbur Wright College:
15 PPG / 6.2 APG / 1.9 RPG / 1.7 SPG / 2.6 TPG
50% FG / 88% FT / 35% 3PTS

Rating Skills (10 Highest)
Athleticism 9/10
Defense 8/10
Strength 7/10
Quickness 10/10
Jump Shot 9/10
Ball Handling 10/10
Passing 10/10
Leadership 8/10
PBA Ready 9/10
Potential 10/10
Total Skills Rating 90

PBA Comparison
Best Potential: Mike Cortez
Worst Potential: Paolo Hubalde

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