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2012 FilOil Flying V Preseason Hanes Cup

What: Fil-Oil Flying V Cup 2012
When: April 14, 2012 - Saturday
Where : Fil-Oil Flying V Cup Arena San Juan

Participating Teams:

UAAP:
Adamson University Falcons
Ateneo De Manila University Blue Eagles
De Lasalle University Green Archers
Far eastern University
National University Bulldogs
University of the East Red Warriors
University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons
University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers

NCAA

Arellano University Chiefs
Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Blazers
Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals
Jos? Rizal University Heavy Bombers
Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates
Map?a Institute of Technology Cardinals
San Beda College Red Lions
San Sebastian College ? Recoletos Golden Stags
University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Altas

GROUP A


EAGLES
LIONS
TIGERS
ARCHERS
WARRIORS
MAROONS
KNIGHTS
CARDINALS
ALTAS


GROUP B

FALCONS
TAMARAWS
BULLDOGS
STAGS
BOMBERS
GENERALS
CHIEFS
BLAZERS
PIRATES

Opening Games
Ateneo vs Letran
La Salle vs San Beda


Your thoughts and insights?
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Comments

  • Strong teams for me.

    EAGLES
    LIONS
    STAGS
    TAMARAWS
    TIGERS
  • Ateneo
    Baste
    Beda
    Adamson
  • gooseberrygooseberry 🐯 Tiger Squad🥈
    Don't really care nor will I get glued to it like UAAP. Why? I would focus more on my vacations and trips than be glued to a screen.
  • gooseberrygooseberry 🐯 Tiger Squad🥈
    Because I can.
  • basketball or volleyball?
  • Basketball *okay*
  • jevileijevilei PEx Rookie ⭐
    Zack_Fair wrote: »
    What: Fil-Oil Flying V Cup 2012
    When: April 14, 2012 - Saturday
    Where : Fil-Oil Flying V Cup Arena San Juan

    Participating Teams:

    UAAP:
    Adamson University Falcons
    Ateneo De Manila University Blue Eagles
    De Lasalle University Green Archers
    Far eastern University
    National University Bulldogs
    University of the East Red Warriors
    University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons
    University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers

    NCAA

    Arellano University Chiefs
    Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights
    De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Blazers
    Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals
    Jos? Rizal University Heavy Bombers
    Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates
    Map?a Institute of Technology Cardinals
    San Beda College Red Lions
    San Sebastian College ? Recoletos Golden Stags
    University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Altas

    GROUP A


    EAGLES
    LIONS
    TIGERS
    ARCHERS
    WARRIORS
    MAROONS
    KNIGHTS
    CARDINALS
    ALTAS


    GROUP B

    FALCONS
    TAMARAWS
    BULLDOGS
    STAGS
    BOMBERS
    GENERALS
    CHIEFS
    BLAZERS
    PIRATES

    Opening Games
    Ateneo vs Letran
    La Salle vs San Beda


    Your thoughts and insights?

    The grouping is better this time. The MVP teams are under one group. No chance of MVP team vs. MVP team finals.

    Group A:
    Ateneo or San Beda

    Group B:
    FEU or Baste

    I think it's gonna be UAAP team vs. NCAA team finals.
  • gettingeven10gettingeven10 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I'd like to see how the maroons fare now that they have a better line up this time. Wala pa bang schedule for this tournament? :)
  • leiyenweileiyenwei PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    will it be shown in TV?
  • maroonmartianmaroonmartian Member PEx Guru 🎖️🎖️
    2012 FilOil Flying V Preseason Hanes Cup Schedule and Format
    http://www.inboundpass.com/2012/04/03/filoil-flying-v-preseason-hanes-cup-schedule-and-format/


    Game Schedule, updated as of March 30, 2012
    14-April SATURDAY
    1pm Opening Ceremonies
    2pm ATENEO vs LETRAN srs. A
    4pm SAN BEDA vs DLSU srs .A
    6pm JRU vs NU srs. B

    18-April WEDNESDAY
    12:00 LYCEUM vs ADAMSON srs. B
    1:45 PERPETUAL vs ATENEO srs. A
    3:30 JRU vs EAC srs. B
    5:15 UST vs SAN BEDA srs. A

    20-April FRIDAY
    1:45 FEU vs NU srs. B
    3:30 LETRAN vs UE srs. A

    21-April SATURDAY
    12:00 ARELLANO vs LYCEUM srs. B
    1:45 EAC vs CSB srs. B
    3:30 SAN BEDA vs ATENEO srs. A

    23-April MONDAY
    1:45 UST vs PERPETUAL srs. A
    3:30 LYCEUM vs FEU srs. B

    25-April WEDNESDAY
    12:00 UP vs SAN BEDA srs. A
    1:45 NU vs ARELLANO srs. B
    3:30 ATENEO vs UST srs. A

    27-April FRIDAY
    1:45 SAN SEBASTIAN vs NU srs.B
    3:30 SAN BEDA vs. UE srs. A

    28-April SATURDAY
    1:45 ADAMSON vs FEU srs. B
    3:30 UP vs ATENEO srs. A
    5:15 DLSU vs LETRAN srs. A

    2-May WEDNESDAY
    12:00 EAC vs NU srs. B
    1:45 SAN BEDA vs MAPUA srs. A
    3:30 ATENEO vs UE srs. A

    4-May FRIDAY
    10:15 EAC vs ADAMSON srs. B
    12:00 SAN BEDA vs PERPETUAL srs. A
    1:45 JRU vs LYCEUM srs. B
    3:30 FEU vs SAN SEBASTIAN srs. B

    5-May SATURDAY
    10:00 NU vs CSB srs. B
    1:45 MAPUA vs UP srs. A
    3:30 DLSU vs UST srs. A

    7-May MONDAY
    12:00 LYCEUM vs EAC srs. B
    1:45 SAN SEBASTIAN vs JRU srs. B
    3:30 ATENEO vs MAPUA srs. A

    9-May WEDNESDAY
    12:00 PERPETUAL vs UP srs. A
    1:45 CSB vs ARELLANO srs. B

    11-May FRIDAY
    1:45 ADAMSON vs SAN SEBASTIAN srs. B
    3:00 DLSU vs UP srs. A

    12-May SATURDAY
    12:00 LYCEUM vs NU srs. B
    1:45 ARELLANO vs JRU srs. B
    3:30 CSB vs FEU srs. B

    16-May WEDNESDAY
    10:15 LETRAN vs PERPETUAL srs.A
    12:00 SAN SEBASTIAN vs CSB srs. B
    1:45 EAC vs ARELLANO srs. B
    3:30 MAPUA vs UST srs. A

    18-May FRIDAY
    1:45 LYCEUM vs SAN SEBASTIAN srs.B
    3:30 UP vs LETRAN srs.A

    19-May SATURDAY
    10:15 PERPETUAL vs MAPUA srs. A
    12:00 NU vs ADAMSON srs. B
    1:45 JRU vs FEU srs. B
    3:30 DLSU vs UE srs. A

    23-May WEDNESDAY
    10:15 ADAMSON vs CSB srs. B
    12:00 EAC vs SAN SEBASTIAN srs. B
    1:45 FEU vs ARELLANO srs. B
    3:30 MAPUA vs UE srs. A

    25-May FRIDAY
    1:45 PERPETUAL vs DLSU srs. A
    3:30 LETRAN vs MAPUA srs. A
    5:15 UST vs UE srs. A

    26-May SATURDAY
    10:15 ADAMSON vs. JRU srs. B
    12:00 LYCEUM vs. CSB srs. B
    1:45 SAN SEBASTIAN vs. ARELLANO srs. B
    3:30 FEU vs. EAC srs. B

    28-May MONDAY
    12:00 UE vs PERPETUAL srs. A
    1:45 UST vs LETRAN srs. A
    3:30 DLSU vs MAPUA srs. A

    30-May WEDNESDAY
    12:00 JRU vs CSB srs. B
    1:45 ARELLANO vs ADAMSON srs B
    3:30 UE vs UP srs. A

    2-June SATURDAY
    9:30 UP vs UST srs. A
    11:30 SAN BEDA vs. LETRAN srs. A
    4:00 ATENEO vs DLSU srs. A
  • leiyenwei wrote: »
    will it be shown in TV?

    I think so.
  • RuckuSRuckuS Member PEx Icon 🎖️🎖️🎖️
    most likely, the opening games, ateneo-lasalle, final4 and championship will be televised.
  • Only the following games will be aired:

    1. La Salle-San Beda and Letran-Ateneo on April 14
    2. La Salle-Ateneo and Letran-San Beda sometime in May
    3. Two quarterfinal games
    4. Semifinals
    5. Juniors and Seniors finals

    2012 FILOIL FLYING V Preseason Hanes Cup


    Game Schedule, updated as of March 30, 2012

    http://www.inboundpass.com/2012/04/03/filoil-flying-v-preseason-hanes-cup-schedule-and-format/

    14-April SATURDAY

    1pm Opening Ceremonies

    2pm ATENEO vs LETRAN srs. A

    4pm SAN BEDA vs DLSU srs .A

    6pm JRU vs NU srs. B

    18-April WEDNESDAY

    12:00 LYCEUM vs ADAMSON srs. B

    1:45 PERPETUAL vs ATENEO srs. A

    3:30 JRU vs EAC srs. B

    5:15 UST vs SAN BEDA srs. A

    20-April FRIDAY

    1:45 FEU vs NU srs. B

    3:30 LETRAN vs UE srs. A

    21-April SATURDAY

    12:00 ARELLANO vs LYCEUM srs. B

    1:45 EAC vs CSB srs. B

    3:30 SAN BEDA vs ATENEO srs. A

    23-April MONDAY

    1:45 UST vs PERPETUAL srs. A

    3:30 LYCEUM vs FEU srs. B

    25-April WEDNESDAY

    12:00 UP vs SAN BEDA srs. A

    1:45 NU vs ARELLANO srs. B

    3:30 ATENEO vs UST srs. A

    27-April FRIDAY

    1:45 SAN SEBASTIAN vs NU srs.B

    3:30 SAN BEDA vs. UE srs. A

    28-April SATURDAY

    1:45 ADAMSON vs FEU srs. B

    3:30 UP vs ATENEO srs. A

    5:15 DLSU vs LETRAN srs. A

    2-May WEDNESDAY

    12:00 EAC vs NU srs. B

    1:45 SAN BEDA vs MAPUA srs. A

    3:30 ATENEO vs UE srs. A

    4-May FRIDAY

    10:15 EAC vs ADAMSON srs. B

    12:00 SAN BEDA vs PERPETUAL srs. A

    1:45 JRU vs LYCEUM srs. B

    3:30 FEU vs SAN SEBASTIAN srs. B

    5-May SATURDAY

    10:00 NU vs CSB srs. B

    1:45 MAPUA vs UP srs. A

    3:30 DLSU vs UST srs. A

    7-May MONDAY

    12:00 LYCEUM vs EAC srs. B

    1:45 SAN SEBASTIAN vs JRU srs. B

    3:30 ATENEO vs MAPUA srs. A

    9-May WEDNESDAY

    12:00 PERPETUAL vs UP srs. A

    1:45 CSB vs ARELLANO srs. B

    11-May FRIDAY

    1:45 ADAMSON vs SAN SEBASTIAN srs. B

    3:00 DLSU vs UP srs. A

    12-May SATURDAY

    12:00 LYCEUM vs NU srs. B

    1:45 ARELLANO vs JRU srs. B

    3:30 CSB vs FEU srs. B

    16-May WEDNESDAY

    10:15 LETRAN vs PERPETUAL srs.A

    12:00 SAN SEBASTIAN vs CSB srs. B

    1:45 EAC vs ARELLANO srs. B

    3:30 MAPUA vs UST srs. A

    18-May FRIDAY

    1:45 LYCEUM vs SAN SEBASTIAN srs.B

    3:30 UP vs LETRAN srs.A

    19-May SATURDAY

    10:15 PERPETUAL vs MAPUA srs. A

    12:00 NU vs ADAMSON srs. B

    1:45 JRU vs FEU srs. B

    3:30 DLSU vs UE srs. A

    23-May WEDNESDAY

    10:15 ADAMSON vs CSB srs. B

    12:00 EAC vs SAN SEBASTIAN srs. B

    1:45 FEU vs ARELLANO srs. B

    3:30 MAPUA vs UE srs. A

    25-May FRIDAY


    1:45 PERPETUAL vs DLSU srs. A

    3:30 LETRAN vs MAPUA srs. A

    5:15 UST vs UE srs. A

    26-May SATURDAY

    10:15 ADAMSON vs. JRU srs. B

    12:00 LYCEUM vs. CSB srs. B

    1:45 SAN SEBASTIAN vs. ARELLANO srs. B

    3:30 FEU vs. EAC srs. B

    28-May MONDAY

    12:00 UE vs PERPETUAL srs. A

    1:45 UST vs LETRAN srs. A

    3:30 DLSU vs MAPUA srs. A

    30-May WEDNESDAY

    12:00 JRU vs CSB srs. B

    1:45 ARELLANO vs ADAMSON srs B

    3:30 UE vs UP srs. A

    2-June SATURDAY

    9:30 UP vs UST srs. A

    11:30 SAN BEDA vs. LETRAN srs. A

    4:00 ATENEO vs DLSU srs. A

    Tournament Format:

    In the Eliminations, teams will only play against teams in their group. Top Four (4), based on their win-loss record, will advance to the KO crossover quarterfinal round. In case of a tie, the quotient system will be used. Winners will advance to the KO Final Four. Winners of the semifinal round will advance to the winner take-all Championship Round.

    Note: Only one (1) Foreign player may play at a time in the court.

    Group A- Ateneo Blue Eagles, De La Salle Green Archers, Letran Knights, Mapua Cardinals, Perpetual Help Altas, San Beda Red Lions, UE Red Warriors, UP Fighting Maroons, UST Growling Tigers

    Group B- Adamson Soaring Falcons, Arellano University Chiefs, EAC Generals, FEU Tamaraws, JRU Heavy Bombers, Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates, National University Bulldogs, San Sebastian College Golden Stags, College of St. Benilde Blazers

    Seniors Division Prizes:

    Champion: PhP500,000.00, 1st Runner-Up PhP200,000.00, 2nd Runner-Up PhP100,000.00

    Special Awards:

    Most Valuable Player, Mythical Five, Best Defensive Player
  • Saan bibili ng tickets?
  • bahamut_zerobahamut_zero chinito na moreno PEx Expert 🎖️
    Sa Arena parin ba ang venue? Pwede naman ata at the venue.
  • icko_cousinicko_cousin PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    FILOIL Cup siya so malamang sa FILOIL ang venue! hehe
    Sana naman pag umOK ulit performance ng UP dito mabitbit na hanggang UAAP!

    Ika nga ng aking bagong pin: UP FIGHT!
  • zoman114zoman114 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    The 2012 Filoil Flying V Preseason Hanes Cup: Twenty Things to Look Out For

    No, this is not the UAAP yet. No, this is also not the NCAA. This is not the championship for which guys like Norman Black, Leo Austria, and Eric Altamirano are having sleepless nights. This is not why Henry Sy has pumped in his millions into the NU Bulldogs program. Jeron Teng did not choose DLSU just so he can hoist the Filoil trophy. Guys like Ola Adeogun, Emmanuel Mbe, and Alinko Mbah weren’t recruited so their respective schools can get their photos taken with that hefty winner’s check. Nobody will really remember this tournament as fondly, as deeply, as the ones that will follow it.

    For all intents and purposes, the Filoil tournament is just a collection of glorified scrimmages – a series of games where coaches can experiment with combinations and plays, where they make their final cuts, and where players can test that new jab-step-spin-move-up-and-under they learned over the offseason.

    But the beauty of the Filoil tournament is exactly that – it gives us a glimpse of what is to come. It whets our appetite for the main course. It answers some questions, while also making us ask for more. It doesn’t pretend to be more than what it is – a sign that the Philippine collegiate basketball season is upon us again.

    It is in this spirit that I have written this post. I’m pumped for Saturday. I’m pumped to see how things will begin to come together for my beloved Blue Eagles, but I’m also excited to see what the other teams have tried to do to thwart our drive for One Big Five.

    And so, fueled by the desire to further fan the flames that only college basketball can ignite, here are 20 things I think we should all look out for in the coming Filoil Flying V Preseason Hanes Cup:

    1. Can the Adamson Falcons work without Lester Alvarez and Jerick Cañada? – It’ll be tough, for sure. Off the top of my head, I think it’ll be Ryan Monteclaro inheriting the PG spot that has been so solid for the past 2 seasons in San Marcelino. Former FEU Tamaraw Marty Pearce is reportedly going to be PG#2 for coach Leo Austria, but I don’t think anybody is really shaking in his/her boots at that thought. Unless you’re an Adamson fan that is.

    2. Hello, Ryan Buenafe, have you met Ray Parks? – Last season, we all salivated at the prospect of Ray Parks dueling with the likes of Kiefer Ravena, Alex Nuyles, Jeric Teng, and Mike Silungan, and there were some really gritty encounters that satisfied our expectations. One potentially explosive match-up, however, is yet to materialize, and it pits last season’s MVP with the guy who probably has the best chance of being his contra-pelo, Ryan Buenafe. I don’t even know how to read this pairing. Ryan is definitely not as athletic nor as shifty as Parks, but Parks is definitely not as burly and crafty as Buenafe. On whom will you put your money?

    3. Which DLSU rookies can contribute immediately for the Green Archers? – As of this writing, all but one of DLSU’s hyped-up rookies have been included in the Archers’ Filoil lineup. The guy left out is Axel Torres, which isn’t such a big surprise. Gabby Reyes, reportedly, was a last-second addition, too. Will the remaining 4 freshies have a chance to contribute immediately? If the coach were still a Pumaren, I would surely have answered, “No,” but since Gee Abanilla has, reportedly, changed a host of things, perhaps the door might be open for these green Green Archers to make a dent after all. (Yes, you read that right – green Green Archers. Look up green in the dictionary and see for yourself.)

    4. Multiple Choice: Who’ll be FEU’s next great big man? – Arwind Santos, Mark Isip, and Aldrech Ramos have all left a sizable shadow in the paint for FEU, so who’ll man up and take a shot at becoming the next great Center/PF for the Moraytans? Mark Bringas is just a big, bad bully. His younger bro, Arvie, the one who wore a different shade of green in 2009, is pretty much the same. Carl Cruz has a nice soft touch, but not much else. My bet is that the remaining two big guys Bert Flores should utilize, the high-flying Aldrech Ramos-clone Russel Escoto and TIP transferee Anthony Hargrove, will be the most solid choices down low for the Tamaraws.

    5. Will J-Jay Alejandro be an impact player for the Bulldogs? – The riddle that Eric Altamirano is obligated to solve here is that nobody from last season is set to graduate, and yet he has several prospects who can make it big in Team A. I’m thinking Marion Magat, Spencer Eman, and Robin Roño will probably get demoted in favor of African slotman Henri Betayene, TIP transferee Troy Rosario, and Alejandro. Now given that this team will still revolve around Ray Parks and Emmanuel Mbe, I don’t think Alejandro will get to light up the new MOA Arena scoreboard as much as he’s used to. Nevertheless, he should be one of the first guys off the pine to relieve the starting backcourt.

    6. Will the Red Warriors show signs of maturity and improvement? – With the departure of veterans Biboy Enguio, Paul Zamar, and Lucas Tagarda, I expect the Warriors to be led by both JM Noble and Roi Sumang. Chris Javier should also see more burn, though I suspect he’ll continue to split time with Erwin Duran, Adrian Santos, and, reportedly, a returning Sam Razon. I’m pretty sure the Warriors are going to be a helluva lot better this season, though it might not be reflected accurately in the win column.

    7. For that matter, will the Fighting Maroons show signs of maturity and improvement? – The biggest newsmaker, basketball-wise, in Diliman this past month has been new kid Henry Asilum from Cebu, but UP fans will see a host of other faces, some new, some not-so-new (more on that later). Will it make any difference, though? I think there’s so much talent on the UP roster that it might already prove to be more of a bane than a boon. I think the big question for coach Dandan is this: how can he manage the wealth of talent finally available in this oft-forsaken UP team?

    8. Can Karim Abdul dominate like the Growling Tigers need him to? – The burly big man normed 12-and-12 in Season 74, but he was absent in some key stretches when the Tigers needed someone solid at the slot. He should continue putting up fantasy-rrific numbers, but he should do one better by being THE man for coach Pido. Lessen the fouls and, yes, 3.2 turnovers-per-game is butt-awful for a center.

    9. How will Koy Banal jumpstart his return to college hoops? Ditto with Aric Del Rosario? – The bemedaled former mentor of the FEU Tamaraws and San Beda Red Lions has what is perhaps his toughest task yet – rebuilding the Arellano Chiefs so they can one day count among the title contenders of the NCAA. Already he is tapping Fil-Canadians James Forrester and AJ Serjue, both of whom helped AU perform well in the Fr. Martin Collegiate Open Cup. As for Del Rosario, rebuilding the Altas’ program will be even tougher, as no marquee names have been tagged to join his program. I guess we’ll see more of his made-for-TV antics on the sidelines this season.

    10. How will former Archers Joel Tolentino and Gab Banal do in their new teams? – Joel Tolentino should start as the primary playmaker for the CSB Blazers, while Gab Banal should be one of the primary wing options for the Mapua Cardinals. It’s kinda hard to imagine that both of these guys were hyped up recruits from the RP Youth squad coached by Franz Pumaren back in 2008. They were supposed to be the cornerstones of DLSU’s future, but we all know what happened there, right? And we all know it’s kinda still happening (more on that later). My bet is Tolentino will form a capable tandem with Carlo Lastimosa, while Banal should be a heavy contributor alongside Yousef Taha.

    11. How will the Red Lions pick up the pieces post-Frankie Lim? – By now, everyone who follows local hoops probably already knows that Lim is out and Ronnie Magsanoc is in. Both were heady PGs back in the day, and, using that as my sole, albeit flawed, basis, I don’t think much will change in terms of coaching quality. The big question mark for now is whether the Lions will have Ola Adeogun and/or Julius Armon for the season. Both guys are being tagged as game-changers for Beda. We all saw how effective Adeogun was in the previous Filoil tourney, and Armon was a big factor in San Beda winning the Fr. Martin Collegiate Open this past February. Right now, they’re both banned for a year as SPECTATORS, but once they are deemed eligible (and nothing can really stop them on this front), they’ll probably be meted a 1-2 game suspension each. How things unfold in Mendiola will certainly be one of the main plotlines of the coming collegiate hoop wars.

    12. Will DLSU be better without Marata and AVO? – As of this writing, Sam Marata and Arnold Van Opstal are both missing from the DLSU Filoil roster. Marata’s name, however, has reportedly been spotted on La Salle’s FMC lineup. AVO, on the other hand, is reportedly in sick bay (rumors are swirling about his not-so-ideal academic performance, too). Aside from the rookies I mentioned in bullet #3, one new guy on Gang Green’s list is Mustapha Haruna. Who? I know, right? Aparrently, he stands 6’0” tall and is from Parsippany HS in New Jersey. Is he any good? We’ll see. Will DLSU be any good without one of their key wingmen and one of their key big men? We’ll see, too.

    13. Who are the up-and-coming stars from the Juniors Division? – I’m not aware of any “hidden gems” out there, but I’m sure they will reveal themselves in the next few months or so. Right now, I can name the following as budding stars: Arvin Tolentino, Rev Diputado, Ranbill Tongco, and Andrei Caracut from San Beda, Gelo Vito from LSGH, Mark Gamboa and Gabe Capacio from Ateneo, Renzo Subido from Zobel, Rash Rivero and Raph Atangan from NU, and Kyles Lao, Jarrell Lim, and Isaac Go from Xavier.

    14. How will the Xavier Golden Stallions fare against the UAAP/NCAA schools? – Speaking of Xavier, I’m very interested to see how they’ll perform against the top HS hoops programs in the country on a relatively big stage. Xavier’s status quo leagues are the PAYA and Tiong Lian tourneys where the level of competition normally isn’t as high as the UAAP and NCAA. Recently, they’ve joined PRADA, too, but the competition there also isn’t as strong. The only time they really get to play the “bigs” is during the MMBL (is that even still existing?) and, more recently, the Freego FCBL. At least now, they’ll be able to do it on a much bigger platform. How will they handle the pressure? How will they fare under the bright lights of the Filoil Flying V Arena? Will they show signs of recovery after losing the Tiong Lian title earlier this year?

    15. Where is Seaoil All-Star MVP Ace Basas? – I kinda know the answer to this one already. Here’s the thing. I’ll be really surprised to see him wear any uniform other than blue. What shade of blue? Guess. The caveat is, we might not even see him on any Filoil team this summer. Maybe because he’ll be on someone’s Team B? As the inaugural All-Star MVP, however, I’m quite surprised his stock hasn’t risen as much as might be expected.

    16. A tale of three PGs – Mark Tallo, Nico Elorde, and Dan Sara. – In a nutshell: Mark Tallo commits to Ateneo (he was even in AdMU’s UAAP S74 intro video), goes to the US with the team, then returns to transfer to DLSU. Nico Elorde played for the Archers in 2009, was frustrated that DLSU continued recruiting for his position, and then cut his ties when he was excluded from the team’s US training. Word is, he’s happier in Loyola. Dan Sara was the one recruited for Elorde’s position. Dan Sara got that position last year. And now Dan Sara lost it to yet another PG recruit named Thomas Torres. Sara’s name is not on any of DLSU’s rosters (Filoil or FMC). No official word on him, yet, but right now I can see two potential destinations for him – back to Beda where the talent pool is just as thick, or move to Recto where some former Red Cubs can welcome him as a Warrior. The lesson? Well, just like what Joel Tolentino, Gab Banal, and Michael Pate already know -- that grass isn’t always greener on THAT side of Taft Avenue. So now, we have Tallo, Torres, LA Revilla, and Almond Vosotros as DLSU’s PGs. Good luck with that.

    17. Which UAAP “comebacking players” will make their teams better? (Ryan Buenafe, Arvie Bringas, Mark Lopez, Mikee Reyes, Alvin Padilla, Tata Bautista, Aljohn Mariano, and Ed Daquioag) – Buenafe returns from a somewhat controversial hiatus (more on that later), Bringas is now wearing a different shade of green after becoming yet another DLSU “leaver,” Lopez, Reyes, and Padilla will all reprise their roles for the Fighting Maroons, and Bautista, Mariano, and Daquioag bring all their scoring sock back to the Tigers. Because he’s just awesome, I’m sure Buenafe will be the most talked about of this bunch. He’s been wreaking havoc in practice, and he should do the same when the real games begin. Bringas might not see as much playing time as many expect, since many key big men are returning for FEU, but he should also be quite impressive. UP’s returning trio is quite the enigma for me, though. Mike Gamboa is still in the picture, so Reyes will have to contend with him AND their star rookie, Asilum. Lopez will have to split SG duties with both Jelo Montecastro and Jett Manuel. And fat chance Padilla will get the nod as SF over Mike Silungan. It’ll definitely be a deeper bench for UP, but will it translate into great on-court performance? UST is kind of a sleeper favorite for me in this tournament. With Bautista, Mariano and Daquioag back in the fold, coach Jarencio just has so many options. This means the talent level shouldn’t dip when the starters are subbed. Oh, and Melo Afuang is the primary big off the pine. Not too shabby if you ask me.

    18. Who’s the better Teng? – Jeron is an awesome talent, and probably nobody will ever eclipse his 104-point game, but I have serious doubts about him being able to dominate at this level. His size was college-ready as early as 2 years ago, but now that he’s finally in college, I’m not sure if he can still bully his way through and around defenses. For him to meet his potential, he’ll have to adapt and develop a consistent perimeter game. This is why, for now, Jeric is the better Teng hands down. He has just developed really well under coach Pido, and he should be one the leaders of this UST team for this season and the next one. He’s a better shooter, a more versatile facilitator on offense, and his defense has really expanded as well. This is also why UST should be a cinch for the Final Four this year.

    19. Why, it’s you again, Ryan Buenafe, and, look, here comes Arthur Dela Cruz! – The first thing that came into my mind when I saw the Filoil brackets/groupings was Ryan Buenafe having to play against Arthur Dela Cruz. Whoa. The-issue-that-shall-not-be-named will make this very interesting to say the least. A lot of people are expecting fisticuffs when Beda collides with Letran or when DLSU gets it on with Ateneo, but watch out for this one, folks. It could be a doozy.

    20. What will you do when both Kiefer Ravena and Ryan Buenafe are running straight at you? – Apart from all those other things I mentioned, the biggest thing I’m excited about is seeing both Kiefer Ravena and Ryan Buenafe on the Ateneo fastbreak attack. In Filipino parlance, “Alam na.” Because, seriously, how can you stop that? Plug in Nico Salva, or Greg Slaughter, or even Tonino Gonzaga as a third guy, and you’d be forgiven for having visions of Jordan-Pippen-Kukoc. It’s gonna be awesome to watch, unless, of course, you’re the one who’s left on safety to guard them. Tip: just get out of the way.


    There you have it – the 20 things I’ll keep tabs on for the next month or so. How about you? What are the things you want to see? What are the questions you want answered?

    Source: HoopNut.blogspot.com
  • *okay* @ zoman114
    Very informative write-up. Thank you.

    I just hope that the Green Archers will be very competitive.:p
  • ^^^

    Nice article sir zoman114!

    Re: AdU's guard, yun talaga malaking tanong sa team nila, kasi andyan pa naman si Nuyles, Camson at ibang role players. Meron din ako narinig na magaling na rookie sa Falcons, Jericho Cruz.

    Re: Abdul, sana lang maging ok parin laro niya, lalo na karamihan ng naging malakas na rookie ng UST, eh di naging maganda yung sophomore year nila like Bautista, Mirza. Sana rin maging mas chill siya hahaha.
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