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Season 2017-2018
List of Players
List of Imports
Abroad

Philippine Cup
PBA Standings
 1. Alaska Aces 8-3 
 2. Rain or Shine 8-3 
 3. Columbian Dyip 7-4 
 4. Meralco Bolts 6-5 
 5. SM Beermen 6-5 
 6. Hotshots 6-5 
 7. Blackwater Elite 5-6 
 8. NLEX RW 5-6 
 9. Ginebra Kings 5-6 
 10. Global Port 5-6 
 11. Phoenix 4-7 
 12. TNT Ka Tropa 1-10 
Points Per Game
 June Mar FAJARDO
  SM Be.
  (210-C-89)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Fajardo, SM Be.23.3 
 2. Aguilar, B.Ginebra21.4 
 3. Pringle, Globalport21.1 
 4. Lassiter, SM Be.18.4 
 5. Wright, Phoenix17.9 
 6. Santos, SM Beermen16.5 
 7. Ravena, NLEX R.16.3 
 8. Castro-W., TNT K.15.8 
 9. Cabagnot, SM Be.15.6 
 10. Lee, Hotshots15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 June Mar FAJARDO
  SM Be.
  (210-C-89)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Fajardo, SM Be.13.8 
 2. Erram, Blackwater13.8 
 3. Abueva, Alaska Aces11.1 
 4. Nabong, Globalport10.8 
 5. Thompson, B.Gin.10.3 
 6. Santos, SM Beermen9.5 
 7. Pingris, Hotshots9.3 
 8. Williams, TNT K.9.2 
 9. Rosario, TNT K.9.0 
 10. Aguilar, B.Ginebra8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie THOMPSON
  B.Gin.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Thompson, B.Gin.6.2 
 2. Ross, SM Beermen5.8 
 3. Ravena, NLEX R.5.4 
 4. Castro-W., TNT K.5.4 
 5. Amer, Meralco .5.2 
 6. Cabagnot, SM Be.4.9 
 7. Pringle, Globalport4.6 
 8. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.5 
 9. McCarthy, KIA P.4.5 
 10. Chan, Phoenix4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  SM Beermen
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Ross, SM Beermen2.1 
 2. Norwood, Rain o.1.8 
 3. Anthony, Globalport1.8 
 4. Castro-W., TNT K.1.8 
 5. Wright, Phoenix1.8 
 6. Banchero, Alaska A.1.8 
 7. Barroca, Hotshots1.7 
 8. Jalalon, Hotshots1.7 
 9. Tenorio, B.Ginebra1.6 
 10. Ahanmisi, Rain o.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 John Paul ERRAM
  Blackwater
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Erram, Blackwater3.0 
 2. Santos, SM Beermen2.1 
 3. Fajardo, SM Be.1.9 
 4. Nabong, Globalport1.6 
 5. Almazan, Rain o.1.5 
 6. Abueva, Alaska Aces1.4 
 7. Aguilar, B.Ginebra1.4 
 8. Quinahan, NLEX R.1.2 
 9. Reavis, Hotshots1.2 
 10. Pingris, Hotshots1.1 

Beermen rally from 23 down, bag PBA Philippine Cup title with 2OT win (Photo: pba.ph)

San Miguel Beermen 2017-18
Leovino Austria Leovino Austria Austria
Marcio Lassiter
Lassiter
Alex Cabagnot
Cabagnot
Kevin Murphy
Murphy
Chris Ross
Ross
Christian Standhardinger
Standhardinger
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
13  Lassiter Marcio 190 (6'3'') G/F 87 USA Philippines
4  Cabagnot Alex 183 (6'0'') G 82 USA Philippines
55  Murphy Kevin 197 (6'6'') G 90 USA
6  Ross Chris 185 (6'1'') G 85 USA
34  Standhardinger Christian 206 (6'9'') F 89 Germany Philippines
22  Ganuelas-Rosser Matthew 195 (6'5'') F 90 USA Philippines
1  Heruela Brian 183 (6'0'') G 89 USA Philippines
29  Santos Arwind 193 (6'4'') F 81 Philippines
30  Nabong Kelly 201 (6'7'') C 88 Philippines
15  Fajardo June Mar 210 (6'11'') C 89 Philippines
2  Mamaril Billy 198 (6'6'') F 80 USA Philippines
26  Lanete Chico 183 (6'0'') G 79 Philippines
33  Semerad David 196 (6'5'') SF 91 Philippines
23  Agovida Keith Jasper 186 (6'1'') G 90 Philippines
3  Pessumal Von Rolfe 187 (6'2'') F 93 Philippines
95  de Ocampo Yancy 206 (6'9'') C 80 Philippines
13  Javelona Nico Paolo 183 (6'0'') G 92 Philippines
18  Vigil Louie 190 (6'3'') F 91 Philippines
Head Coach: Leovino Austria
Coach Assistant: Peter Martin
Coach Assistant: Dayong Mendoza
Coach Assistant: Biboy Ravanes
Coach Assistant: Renato Agustin

Commissioner's Cup
PBA Standings
 1. Rain or Shine 9-2 
 2. Alaska Aces 8-3 
 3. TNT Ka Tropa 8-3 
 4. Meralco Bolts 7-4 
 5. Ginebra Kings 6-5 
 6. SM Beermen 6-5 
 7. Hotshots 6-5 
 8. Global Port 5-6 
 9. Columbian Dyip 4-7 
 10. Phoenix 4-7 
 11. NLEX RW 2-9 
 12. Blackwater Elite 1-10 
Points Per Game
 Justin BROWNLEE
  Ginebra .
  (197-F-88)
  Avg: 29.5
 1. Brownlee, Ginebra .29.5 
 2. Balkman, SM Be.27.0 
 3. Johnson, Rain o.23.7 
 4. White, Global Port23.3 
 5. Manuel, Alaska A.22.7 
 6. Campbell, Alaska Aces22.6 
 7. Pringle, Global Port21.2 
 8. Simpson, Alaska A.21.0 
 9. Macklin, Hotshots21.0 
 10. Fajardo, SM Be.20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Diamon SIMPSON
  Alaska A.
  (204-F-87)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Simpson, Alaska A.17.8 
 2. Johnson, Rain o.16.6 
 3. Onuaku, Meralco .16.5 
 4. Campbell, Alaska Aces14.8 
 5. Macklin, Hotshots13.3 
 6. Tyler, TNT K.13.3 
 7. Balkman, SM Be.12.9 
 8. Fajardo, SM Be.12.2 
 9. Brownlee, Ginebra .12.0 
 10. Smith, TNT K.11.4 
Assists Per Game
 Justin BROWNLEE
  Ginebra .
  (197-F-88)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Brownlee, Ginebra .6.7 
 2. Cabagnot, SM Be.6.3 
 3. Castro-W., TNT K.6.3 
 4. Banchero, Alaska A.6.2 
 5. Pringle, Global Port6.2 
 6. Newsome, Meralco .5.5 
 7. Romeo, TNT K.5.2 
 8. Tenorio, Ginebra .5.0 
 9. Thompson, Ginebra .4.9 
 10. Jalalon, Hotshots4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Andy BARROCA
  Hotshots
  (176-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Barroca, Hotshots2.3 
 2. Abueva, Alaska Aces2.2 
 3. Simpson, Alaska A.2.2 
 4. Anthony, Global P.2.0 
 5. Jalalon, Hotshots2.0 
 6. Brownlee, Ginebra .1.9 
 7. Tenorio, Ginebra .1.9 
 8. Garcia, Ginebra Kings1.8 
 9. Onuaku, Meralco .1.8 
 10. Balkman, SM Be.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Diamon SIMPSON
  Alaska A.
  (204-F-87)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Simpson, Alaska A.3.3 
 2. Balkman, SM Be.2.0 
 3. White, Global Port1.9 
 4. Brownlee, Ginebra .1.7 
 5. Campbell, Alaska Aces1.5 
 6. Onuaku, Meralco .1.3 
 7. Santos, SM Beermen1.2 
 8. Abueva, Alaska Aces1.2 
 9. Smith, TNT K.1.1 
 10. Johnson, Rain o.1.1 

Ginebra wins Commissioners Cup crown (Photo: media.philstar.com)

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings 2017-18
Tim Cone Tim Cone Cone
Joe Devance
Devance
Justin Brownlee
Brownlee
Earl Scottie Thompson
Thompson
Lewis Tenorio
Tenorio
Japeth Aguilar
Aguilar
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
38  Devance Joe 201 (6'7'') C 82 USA Philippines
32  Brownlee Justin 197 (6'6'') F 88 USA
6  Thompson Earl Scottie 188 (6'2'') G 93 Philippines
5  Tenorio Lewis 177 (5'10'') PG 84 Philippines
25  Aguilar Japeth 206 (6'9'') C 87 Philippines
3  Mercado Solomon 185 (6'1'') PG 84 Philippines
20  Slaughter Greg 216 (7'1'') C 88 Philippines
23  Aguilar Raymond 198 (6'6'') F 86 Philippines
27  Cruz Jervy 193 (6'4'') PF 86 Philippines
16  Chan Jeffrei 188 (6'2'') F 83 Philippines
47  Caguioa Mark 185 (6'1'') G 79 Philippines
31  Mariano Aljon 190 (6'3'') F/G 92 Philippines
14  Ferrer Kevin 194 (6'5'') F 93 Philippines
12  Caperal Prince 197 (6'6'') PF 93 Philippines
1  Sargent Julian 190 (6'3'') G 92 USA
18  Dela Cruz Arthur 192 (6'4'') PG 92 Philippines
2  Manuel Jett 186 (6'1'') G 92 Philippines
4  Wilson John 188 (6'2'') G 87 Philippines
Head Coach: Tim Cone
Coach Assistant: Richard del Rosario
Coach Assistant: Freddie Abuda
Coach Assistant: Olsen Racela

Governor's Cup
PBA Governor's Cup Standings
 1 Ginebra Kings 9-2 
 2 Phoenix 8-3 
 3 Hotshots 8-3 
 4 Alaska Aces 7-3 
 5 Blackwater Elite 7-3 
 6 SM Beermen 6-5 
 7 NLEX RW 5-6 
 8 Meralco Bolts 4-6 
 9 TNT Ka Tropa 4-7 
 10 Rain or Shine 3-7 
 11 Global Port 2-9 
 12 Columbian Dyip 1-10 
Points Per Game
 Justin BROWNLEE
  Ginebra
  (197-F-88)
  Avg: 31.8
 1. J.Brownlee Ginebra31.8 
 2. A.Fuller NLEX R31.1 
 3. K.Murphy SM Be30.1 
 4. A.Durham Meralco29.3 
 5. M.Harris Alaska A29.2 
 6. E.Phelps Phoenix28.6 
 7. R.Woods Global P27.0 
 8. R.Travis Hotshots24.3 
 9. H.Walker Blackwat24.3 
 10. M.Blakely TNT K23.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Alaska A
  (198-SF-83)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. M.Harris Alaska A20.2 
 2. E.Phelps Phoenix18.8 
 3. A.Durham Meralco16.9 
 4. A.Fuller NLEX R16.6 
 5. M.Blakely TNT K15.2 
 6. R.Travis Hotshots14.0 
 7. C.Standhardinger SM Beerm13.4 
 8. H.Walker Blackwat13.0 
 9. J.Brownlee Ginebra12.9 
 10. A.Reid SM Beermen12.5 
Assists Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Meralco
  (198-F/C-88)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. A.Durham Meralco7.3 
 2. J.Brownlee Ginebra7.1 
 3. C.Banchero Alaska A7.0 
 4. M.Blakely TNT K6.6 
 5. S.Thompson Ginebra5.9 
 6. N.Pinto Blackwat5.8 
 7. S.Pringle Global P5.8 
 8. A.Wright Columbia5.7 
 9. J.Jalalon Hotshots5.7 
 10. C.Ross SM Beermen5.7 
Steals Per Game
 Arizona REID
  SM Beermen
  (196-F-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. A.Reid SM Beermen3.0 
 2. S.Anthony Global P2.3 
 3. H.Walker Blackwat2.3 
 4. M.Blakely TNT K2.2 
 5. R.Travis Hotshots2.0 
 6. L.Revilla Phoenix1.9 
 7. C.Ross SM Beermen1.8 
 8. A.Barroca Hotshots1.8 
 9. J.Brownlee Ginebra1.8 
 10. J.Jalalon Hotshots1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Terrence WATSON
  Rain o
  (200-F-87)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. T.Watson Rain o3.3 
 2. E.Phelps Phoenix2.7 
 3. A.Santos SM Be1.8 
 4. J.Brownlee Ginebra1.8 
 5. C.Abueva Phoenix1.5 
 6. H.Walker Blackwat1.4 
 7. J.Erram Blackwat1.3 
 8. M.Blakely TNT K1.2 
 9. M.Harris Alaska A1.1 
 10. A.Durham Meralco1.1 

Magnolia clobbers Alaska to snap 4-year PBA title drought (Photo: sa.kapamilya.com)

Magnolia Hotshots 2017-18
Romeo Travis
Travis
Ian Paul Sangalang
Sangalang
Andy Barroca
Barroca
Rome dela Rosa
dela Rosa
Paul Lee
Lee
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
24  Travis Romeo 198 (6'6'') PF 84 USA FYR Macedonia
10  Sangalang Ian Paul 201 (6'7'') F/C 91 Philippines
14  Barroca Andy 176 (5'9'') PG 88 Philippines
19  dela Rosa Rome 191 (6'3'') G/F 90 Philippines
3  Lee Paul 185 (6'1'') G 89 Philippines
2  Melton Justin 180 (5'11'') G 87 USA Philippines
4  Reavis Rafi 203 (6'8'') C 77 USA Philippines
15  Pingris Jean Marc 193 (6'4'') F/C 81 Philippines
8  Simon Peter 183 (6'0'') G 80 Philippines
12  Gamalinda Riego 190 (6'3'') F 86 Philippines
17  Ramos John Aldrech 198 (6'6'') F 88 Philippines
91  Brondial John Rodney 196 (6'5'') F 90 Philippines
6  Jalalon Jiovani 175 (5'9'') PG 92 Philippines
29  Abundo Mon 0 (0'0'') 92 Philippines
32  Pascual Kyle 198 (6'6'') PF 90 USA Philippines
9  Herndon Robbie 191 (6'3'') G 92 USA
13  Mendoza Gryann 186 (6'1'') G 90 Philippines
Head Coach: Chito Victolero
Coach Assistant: Johnny Abarrientos
Coach Assistant: Jason Webb
Coach Assistant: Mon Jose
Coach Assistant: Juno Sauler
Coach Assistant: Tony Boy Espinosa
 

Asia-Basket.com All-PBA Governor's Cup Awards 2018 - Dec 28, 2018


Asia-Basket.com All-PBA Governor's Cup 1st Team 2018
Andy Barroca
Barroca
Paul Lee
Lee
Mike Harris
Harris
Justin Brownlee
Brownlee
Japeth Aguilar
Aguilar

Finals MVP: Andy Barroca (176-PG-88) of Hotshots
Player of the Year: Mike Harris (198-SF-83) of Alaska Aces
Guard of the Year: Paul Lee (185-G-89) of Hotshots
Forward of the Year: Mike Harris (198-SF-83) of Alaska Aces
Center of the Year: Japeth Aguilar (206-C-87) of Ginebra Kings
Defensive Player of the Year: Eugene Phelps (198-F-90) of Samsung Th.
Import Player of the Year: Mike Harris (198-SF-83) of Alaska Aces
Domestic Player of the Year: Paul Lee (185-G-89) of Hotshots

1st Team
PG: Andy Barroca (176-PG-88) of Hotshots
G: Paul Lee (185-G-89) of Hotshots
SF: Mike Harris (198-SF-83) of Alaska Aces
F: Justin Brownlee (197-F-88) of Ginebra Kings
C: Japeth Aguilar (206-C-87) of Ginebra Kings

2nd Team
PG: Christopher Banchero (186-PG-90) of Alaska Aces
PG: Baser Amer (180-PG-92) of Meralco Bolts
PF: Romeo Travis (198-PF-84) of Hotshots
F: Eugene Phelps (198-F-90) of Samsung Th.
F/C: Allen Durham (198-F/C-88) of Meralco Bolts

Honorable Mention
Earl Scottie Thompson (188-G-93) of Ginebra Kings
Lewis Tenorio (177-PG-84) of Ginebra Kings
Calvin Abueva (190-F-88) of Phoenix
Christian Standhardinger (206-F-89) of SM Beermen
Nard Pinto (180-PG-90) of Blackwater Elite
Akeem Wright (200-F/G-84) of Columbian Dyip
Rashad Woods (197-G/F-86) of KKL
Maverick Ahanmisi (188-G-91) of Rain or Shine
Terrence Romeo (180-PG-92) of TNT Ka Tropa


Magnolia clobbers Alaska to snap 4-year PBA title drought - Dec 19, 2018


Following repeated heartbreaks and years of falling short of the grand prize, Magnolia returned to supremacy. The Hotshots halted a four-year title drought as they crowned themselves the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup champions with a 102-86 win over Alaska on Wednesday, December 19, at the Ynares Center here. On the same place it dethroned two-time defending titlists Barangay Ginebra in the semifinals, Magnolia finished off the Aces in 6 games for its first title since the 2014 edition of the season-ending conference. Import Romeo Travis (198-PF-84, college: Akron) was at the forefront of the Hotshots' attack, waxing hot for 32 points to go with 17 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals and served as the rallying force that saw his side break the game wide open in the first half. Behind Travis' 18 first-half points spiked with 4 triples, Magnolia enjoyed a 60-42 lead and never looked back on the way to claiming the best-of-seven series at 4-2 for its 14th title in franchise history. Although bested by Alaska reinforcement Mike Harris (198-SF-83, college: Rice, agency: IPZ) for the Best Import of the Conference award, Travis had the last laugh by winning his maiden PBA title in his second try. It wasn't just Travis who shone for Magnolia as Ian Sangalang and Paul Lee (185-G-89) chalked up 16 points apiece while Mark Barroca (178-PG-86), who was named Finals Most Valuable Player, had 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Jio Jalalon chipped in 11 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds and Rome dela Rosa added 7 markers, 2 boards and 2 dimes in the win. The Hotshots gifted head coach Chito Victolero his first PBA champion while keeping Alaska tactician Alex Compton winless in the finals in his fifth try as a head coach. Magnolia also completed a championship sweep for the San Miguel Corporation - a first in its history - after San Miguel ruled the Philippine Cup and Barangay Ginebra reigning supreme in the Commissioner's Cup. Determined to force a do-or-die Game 7, Alaska threatened a comeback late in the 4th by narrowing the gap to 10 points, 84-94, off Harris' freebies but that was the closest it could get as Magnolia rode on an 8-2 run. Harris churned out 26 points, 24 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals only to witness the Aces succumb to another finals loss. Alaska has yet to taste a finals triumph since the 2013 Commissioner's Cup. Christopher Banchero (186-PG-90, college: Seattle Pacific) had 20 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds while Jeron Alvin Teng (190-G-94) added 14 points in the losing effort.
Courtesy of: rappler.com


Asia-Basket.com All-PBA Commissioner's Cup Awards 2018 - Aug 20, 2018


Asia-Basket.com All-PBA Commissioner's Cup 1st Team 2018
Jayson Castro William
Castro William
Chris Newsome
Newsome
Renaldo Balkman
Balkman
Justin Brownlee
Brownlee
June Mar Fajardo
Fajardo

Finals MVP: Scottie Thompson (188-G-93) of Ginebra Kings
Player of the Year: Justin Brownlee (197-F-88) of Ginebra Kings
Guard of the Year: Chris Newsome (187-G-90) of Meralco Bolts
Forward of the Year: Justin Brownlee (197-F-88) of Ginebra Kings
Center of the Year: June Mar Fajardo (210-C-89) of SM Beermen
Defensive Player of the Year: June Mar Fajardo (210-C-89) of SM Beermen
Import Player of the Year: Justin Brownlee (197-F-88) of Ginebra Kings

1st Team
PG: Jayson Castro William (180-PG-86) of TNT Ka Tropa
G: Chris Newsome (187-G-90) of Meralco Bolts
F: Renaldo Balkman (203-F-84) of SM Beermen
F: Justin Brownlee (197-F-88) of Ginebra Kings
C: June Mar Fajardo (210-C-89) of SM Beermen

2nd Team
PG: Stanley Pringle (184-PG-87) of Global Port
G: Alex Cabagnot (183-G-82) of SM Beermen
F: Vic Manuel (193-F-87) of Alaska Aces
F: Jeth Troy Rosario (201-F-92) of TNT Ka Tropa
C: Reginald Johnson (208-C-89) of Rain or Shine

Honorable Mention
Raymond Almazan (206-C-89) of Rain or Shine
Christopher Banchero (186-PG-90) of Alaska Aces
Arinze Onuaku (6'9''-C-87) of Boeheim's Army
Paul Lee (185-G-89) of Hotshots
Malcolm White (205-C/F-88) of Global Port
Lewis Tenorio (177-PG-84) of Ginebra Kings


Ginebra wins Commissioner's Cup crown - Aug 8, 2018


Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings clinched the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner's Cup crown with an emphatic 93-77 Game Six victory to win the best-of-seven championship series, 4-2, over the San Miguel Beermen at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City last August 8.

Best Import awardee Justin Brownlee (197-F-88, college: St.John's) and adjudged Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the finals Scottie Thompson (188-G-93) combined forces that dropped a 21-4 third quarter roundup that turned a 38-35 deficit at halftime to a 16-point lead going to the final canto.

Ginebra led as much as 22 points to the delight of multitude of fans enroute to the franchise's 11th overall title.

The Commissioner's Cup championship was the first for the Gin Kings after 21 years and was also the 21st crown for head coach Tim Cone .

Brownlee finished the game with 31 points and 19 rebounds while Thompson added 12 markers and 13 boards.

Center Greg Slaughter (216-C-88) capped of his celebrated matchup with four-time league MVP June Mar Fajardo (210-C-89) with 13 points and nine rebounds.

LA Tenorio (177-PG-84) added 11 points while Jeff Chan (188-F-83) scored 10 markers in his best game in a Ginebra uniform.

Fajardo paced the Beermen with 29 points to go along with 15 rebounds while import Renaldo Balkman (203-F-84, college: S.Carolina) chipped in 24 markers and 14 boards.

The scores:

Barangay Ginebra (93) - Brownlee 31, Slaughter 13, Thompson 12, Tenorio 11, Chan 10, Mercado 5, Ferrer 5, Devance 4, J. Aguilar 1.

San Miguel Beer (77) - Fajardo 29, Balkman 24, Heruela 11, Cabagnot 6, Santos 5, Pessumal 2, Mamaril 0, Ross 0, Lassiter 0, Vigil 0, Ganuelas-Rosser 0, Standhardinger 0.

Quarterscores: 14-17; 35-38; 62-46; 93-77.

Aris Ignacio is from the Philippines and has always been a big fan of Philippine basketball. Aris' follows the Philippine Basketball Association since the late 80's and has learned the history and personalities of the PBA. He also has interest with other basketball tournaments in the Philippines and beyond most specifically college basketball (UAAP, NCAA), the Asian Basketball League (ABL), FIBA Asia and World Cup tournaments. Follow Aris Ignacio on Twitter at aris_ignacio.


Asia-Basket.com All-PBA Philippine Cup Awards 2018 - Apr 19, 2018


Asia-Basket.com All-PBA Philippine Cup 1st Team 2018
Scottie Thompson
Thompson
Chris Ross
Ross
Arwind Santos
Santos
Ian Paul Sangalang
Sangalang
June Mar Fajardo
Fajardo

Finals MVP: June Mar Fajardo (210-C-89) of SM Beermen
Player of the Year: June Mar Fajardo (210-C-89) of SM Beermen
Guard of the Year: Scottie Thompson (188-G-93) of Ginebra Kings
Forward of the Year: Arwind Santos (193-F-81) of SM Beermen
Center of the Year: June Mar Fajardo (210-C-89) of SM Beermen
Defensive Player of the Year: Chris Ross (185-G-85) of SM Beermen
Coach of the Year: Leovino Austria of SM Beermen

1st Team
G: Scottie Thompson (188-G-93) of Ginebra Kings
G: Chris Ross (185-G-85) of SM Beermen
F: Arwind Santos (193-F-81) of SM Beermen
F/C: Ian Paul Sangalang (201-F/C-91) of Hotshots
C: June Mar Fajardo (210-C-89) of SM Beermen

2nd Team
PG: Lewis Tenorio (177-PG-84) of Ginebra Kings
PG: Stanley Pringle (184-PG-87) of Global Port
G/F: Gabe Norwood (196-G/F-85) of Rain or Shine
G/F: Marcio Lassiter (190-G/F-87) of SM Beermen
C: Japeth Aguilar (206-C-87) of Ginebra Kings

Honorable Mention
Alex Cabagnot (183-G-82) of SM Beermen
Calvin Abueva (190-F-88) of Alaska Aces
Jayvee Casio (178-PG-86) of Alaska Aces
Kevin Alas (183-PG-91) of NLEX RW
Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G-93) of NLEX RW
Andy Barroca (176-PG-86) of Hotshots
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Beermen rally from 23 down, bag PBA Philippine Cup title with 2OT win - Apr 6, 2018


When backed into a corner, San Miguel showed exactly why it's the most dominant team in the league today. The Beermen came back from 23 points down in regulation and outlasted Magnolia, 108-99, in a grueling double overtime duel to seal their fourth straight PBA Philippine Cup championship Friday night at Mall of Asia Arena. June Mar Fajardo (210-C-89) and Chris Ross (185-G-85, college: Marshall) gave San Miguel a 99-94 start in the second OT and that was all San Miguel needed to finally break away en route to their sixth title in four years under coach Leovino Austria . Fajardo, who was named the Best Player of the Conference and the Finals MVP, showed tremendous heart in the clincher, finishing with a monstrous line of 42 points and 20 rebounds in 54 minutes of action. Arwind Santos added 23 points, none bigger than his triple with 16 seconds left in regulation that sent the game into overtime, and hauled down 11 boards. 'The players didn't give up and when we caught up the players realized that this is possible,' said San Miguel head coach Leovino Austria who is undefeated in his six finals appearances. 'This one is for us.' 'I told them that this built their character, the winning attitude, and now they have the heart of a champion that they won't lose that easily,' added Austria in Filipino. Marcio Lassiter (190-G/F-87, college: CS Fullerton) and Ross chipped in 16 points and 13 points, respectively, while both playing for more than 50 minutes while Alex Cabagnot (183-G-82, college: Hawaii-Hilo), whose steal and layup with 52 ticks left in 2OT proved to be the dagger, had seven points. The Beermen nabbed their 25th overall title and remained undefeated under Austria, who has steered the Beermen to the championship in all his six tries. Paul Lee (185-G-89) had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead the Hotshots while Rome dela Rosa (191-G/F-90) had 19 points and seven rebounds. Despite their disadvantage in personnel, the Hotshots never backed down, managing to figure out how to slow down the Beermen in the last two games. Neither team gave an inch in the first overtime, with Magnolia even holding the lead in the last 1:37 minutes after Rome Dela Rosa's three-pointer. But Magnolia simply lost steam after Fajardo tied the match at 94 and extended the game anew as Magnolia only scored five points in the last five minutes, all courtesy of Aldrech Ramos, who added eight points in 10 minutes of action.
Courtesy of: sports.inquirer.net



by Greg
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