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First rounder? Napanood niyo ba maglaro si gian chiu in the D League for the Cagayan Rising Suns?
Stiff couldn't even rebound against jan colina, a player 8 inches shorter than him.
WHO in the right frame of mind would pick Hodge and TAHA over Fajardo and possibly Hodge/Tiu/Abueva for Petron's First and third overall pick.
I'd like to know and why?
I wanna get owned so please respond "POGI"
it was just a joke ha kaya nga may smiley, ako nga nagjojogging 3am, mas gusto ng katawan ko saka walang tao pa masyado, mas effective
on topic, sayang si gian chiu, dati nag practice pa ito sa smb, pinopostehan si pena, future of phil basketball, anyare?
^he went to med school in the US.... i dont think his future is bleak....
^i think gian's just testing the waters...if someone will pick him up in the draft and sign him, he'll continue playing...if not, he will go back to med school (if not yet finished) and be a doctor...win-win situation for him...
^yup, last 3 seasons....maeirhofer, al-hussaini and lee...and all of them got injured hehe...
If anyone hasn't seen this video, here's Gian Chiu 7 years ago:
Yes this is only some kind of training camp and not an actual game or tournament. I do however like to note two things: one, that he was still in high school when this video was taken and two, he's scrimmaging against pro players from the San Miguel Beermen. At that age you can see that he knows the correct footwork.
The question is if he still has it today. Did his stint with Oberlin College give him experience and progressed significantly or did he became stagnant or worse had a decline in his game? My guess is the problem with him is he hasn't gotten any intense training or played significant minutes in a competitive tournament. He's a smart guy and I definitely believe that you can't go wrong with a smart guy who plays basketball, even on an average level.
I wouldn't be surprised if Gian Chiu gets picked in the first round, albeit very unlikely considering the kind of talent in this year's draft. How many players standing 6'10" do you get to draft this year or even in the past few years? Gian Chiu IMHO would not be a F.Canlas, a V.San Diego, a S.Eman and definitely not an EJ Feihl. If he will be given the chance to play for at most two years under a good coach with good training, I would even predict he would be much better than Slaughter(of today).
Teams who might be interested in the first round would either be ROS or Powerade since both are undersized in their front court especially the former. Knowing coach Yeng, who has transformed the likes of Enrico(yes including him) and Sharma, Gian Chiu is a doable project(if indeed he is one) and can at least help with the Elasto Painters' rebounding. On the other hand, Powerade needs another big guy to offset the departure of another rebounding player in Kramer. They cannot rely their boards in the hands of Anthony and an aging Adducul alone while Al-Husseini isn't good at it either.
It doesn't matter what round he'll be picked but as long as a team drafts him...that will do well for Chiu. There's a basketball adage, "once a great player, always a great player". His balling skills might have been stalled (or even deteriorated as round posted) but if he's exposed again to rigorous and extensive training that will surely rub off the rust. He got some nifty moves inside...and at a young age of 17 at that time, that's quite impressive! If you have seen early footages of Slaughter playing when he was still in UV, you'll probably laugh at how awkward he moves around the basket. He's a mere catch and shoot bigman at the low post waiting for a lob pass. Chiu is definitely the better player of the two entering the collegiate ranks. Unfortunately Chiu never progressed while Slaughter improved by leaps and bounds.
I believe Chiu will be picked in the 2nd round along 4 other bigmen -Marcelo, Taha, Ponferada, and Deutchman. I'm pretty sure Tim Cone will use one of the 2 BMEG picks in the 2nd round to draft a bigman. Talk n' Text is also looking for a bigman in preparation of Ali Peek's imminent retirement. Aguilar doesn't fit the bill of a Center. Some rumors say Rain or Shine is willing to deal its 1st round pick for a future selection. If true, that's a shrewd move from Yeng Guiao since his team is all set and he doesn't want to tinker with the chemistry. If there's something that RoS needs to address...it's the E-Painters' donut hole in the middle. Knowing Guiao...he'll likely look for another of those face-up bigmen with nice touch from the perimeter. Ramos is the likely candidate for RoS to pick in the 1st round however the former Tamaraw is too skinny and may not survive Guiao's physical brand of basketball. That could be the reason for the trade rumors...RoS giving up its 1st rounder and concentrate on the 2nd round with the slew of bigmen in the pool.
not only draft him, but "play" him as well. hope he is taken by a team with an eye towards developing him. Coach Tim Cone and Yeng Guiao have an excellent track record in terms of developing bigs.
I think Yeng should draft Dave Marcelo. Bagay na bagay sa ROS yung laro niya.
A high possibility that Black will draft this guy, Despite being tagged as "only big" in this year's batch, Gian possessed a better lateral movement than the other so called big men in the camp ( more of a samigue eman). Black can train this kid to be in the same mold of slaughter besides the urgency in the center position. (Ali peek might retire this season ) .
might be a reliever before the arrival of slaughter next year.
I have a feeling coach Yeng will draft Vic Manuel (if they keep the pick). There are rumors coach Yeng will elect to trade this year's pick for a future pick.