2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Preview

The second tournament of the 2015/16 PBA season will commence today with the Commissioner’s Cup. This conference allows to appoint one foreign player for each team with a height limit of 6’9″ for the top eight teams of the last tournament while the bottom four are exempted to this rule. Here are the lists of reinforce for each team:

Returning Imports

Alaska Aces – Robert Dozier

Height – 6’9″

Career Highlights: 2008 NCAA Div I Finals Appearance | 2013 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Best Import and Champion

KC_4804Robert Dozier has been the top selection for the Alaska Aces in the commissioner’s cup as he once led the team in championship way back in 2013. Even though he failed to defend the title when he came back last year for the team, the Aces still put their trust to the man who once played alongside with Derrick Rose during his stint in the University of Memphis.

Barangay Ginebra – Othyus Jeffers

Height – 6’5″

Career Highlights: 2014 NBA D-League MVP

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Othyus Jeffers once played in the 2014 PBA Commissioner’s Cup for the TNT Tropang Texters albeit he only played one game recording 38 points, 13 rebounds and 2 steals in a win over the Meralco Bolts. Although he is not the biggest import in the conference, he was chosen by head coach Tim Cone in the hopes that he will be a vital part of the triangle offense with Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar leading the backcourt.

NLEX Road Warriors – Al Thornton

Height – 6’8″

Career Highlights: 2008 NBA All-Rookie First Team

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The NLEX Road Warriors called back their commissioner’s cup reinforce last year with Al Thornton. He lead the Road Warriors in finishing the last year’s elimination round in fourth place with 6-5 record and made appearance in the semifinals before being swept by the Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters.

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters – Wayne Chism

Height – 6’9″

Career Highlights: 2015 Commissioner’s Cup Best Import of the Conference

ROS-kia-chismThe two time ROS commissioner’s cup import, Wayne Chism proved that he belonged to the league as he won the 2015 Best Import of the Conference award and led the team in the finals but failed to win the championship. With his return in the PBA, Chism has an unfinished business to accomplish by going back in the finals and to seal the deal this time.

Star Hotshots – Denzel Bowles

Height – 6’10”

Career Highlights: 2012 PBA Commissioner’s Cup champion and Best Import of the conference awardee

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Denzel Bowles has been the regular import for the San Miguel Pure Foods Company, Inc. franchise in the commissioner’s cup as he played with the team way back when they were called the B-Meg Llamados, San Mig Coffee Mixers, and currently as the Star Hotshots. He once led the team in winning the championship on 2012 and also became the best import for the same year.

TNT Tropang Texters – Ivan Johnson

Height – 6’8″

Career Highlights: 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup champion

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Ivan Johnson is making a comeback for the TNT Tropang Texters in the commissioner’s cup to defend their title. Johnson has proved last season that he can play through the physicality of the league and surely knows how to lead a team in winning the championship.

Newcomers

Blackwater Elite – Alex Loughton

Height – 6’9″

Career Highlights: 2005 CAA Player of the Year

The Blackwater Elite are putting their trust with Alex Loughton who hails from Australia. The 32 year old big man had his stints in professional Spanish basketball leagues and with Australia’s National Basketball League.

Global Port Batang Pier – Brian Williams

Career Highlights: 2013 ASEAN Basketball League Champion with San Miguel Beermen

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The Global Port Batang Pier choses the ASEAN Basketball League standout with Brian Williams who led the San Miguel Beermen together with Chris Banchero and Asi Taulava in winning the championship way back in 2013. With his familiarity with playing alongside with the Filipinos, the Batang Pier are decided that they could led the team in winning their very first championship.

Phoenix Fuelmasters – Kenny Adeleke

Height – 6’9″

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The newest PBA franchise will make their debut in the league as they tap the Nigerian journeyman with Kenny Adeleke. With his 10 year professional career, the African bigman has played for over 16 teams overseas with a two game NBA stint with the Seattle Supersonics.

Mahindra Enforcer – Augustus Gilchrist

Height – 6’10”

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Augustus Gilchrist has got to be the underdog amongst all the imports in the conference. On his stint in the NBA D-League, Gilchrist averaged a mediocre 6.97 points and 4.33 rebounds in 69 games and played on two teams in Europe after that.

Meralco Bolts – Arinze Onuaku

Height – 6’9″

Career Highlights: 3x NBA D-League All-Star

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The Meralco Bolts is looking to shake their disappointing effort last conference as they tap the 6’9″ center with Arinze Onuaku. Onuaku had a stint in both in the NBA and NBA D-league then also played in Israel, Lithuania and China’s CBA.

San Miguel Beermen – Tyler Wilkerson

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The PBA Philippine Cup back-to-back champs tap the power forward journeyman with Tyler Wilkerson by the recommendation of Chris Ross and Chris Lutz as they were both graduate of the same school with the Marshall University.

Which of the following import do you think will shine the brightest to lead his team in winning the championship?

 

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Panthers, Broncos clash at Super Bowl 50

The Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will battle it out in the golden Super Bowl to be held at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on February 8, Philippine time.

The Panthers, behind quarterback Cam Newton, will try to win their first title in franchise history, while the Peyton Manning-led Broncos go for the championship Denver last won with John Elway still at the helm.

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2015-16 PBA Philippine Cup Finals | Game 7 Preview

The San Miguel Beermen are on the verge of making a history as they will attempt to win the 2015-16 PBA Philippine Cup championship despite going down 0-3 in the series. No team at the PBA has ever come back from that deficit in the finals.

Meanwhile, the Alaska Aces will try to snap their three-game losing streak and win their first Philippine Cup trophy in the post-Tim Cone era.

Alaska Aces | “Muscle Man” and “The Beast”

Vic Manuel has been the go-to-guy for the Alaska Aces in this series, while Calvin Abueva brings the intangibles and energy for the team. These two guys are potential finals MVPs if they get to win game seven, but will their combined strength be enough to bring down June Mar Fajardo?

San Miguel Beermen | The “Kraken” is back

After the Beermen survived from being swept with an overtime victory on game four, hope shone bright as Fajardo played the following contest after missing time from a knee injury. Since then, San Miguel returned to its old dominating ways as the squad played better with the reigning MVP on the court.  Can the Beermen defend their throne and make history at the same time?

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MSW’s Lausa wins PXC flyweight diadem

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Jinel Lausa (Mike Miguel)

MSW’s sponsored fighter, Jinel Lausa, managed to win the vacant PXC flyweight belt via split decision over Crisanto Pitpitunge in the main event of PXC 51.

The Iloilo-based warrior was able to pry himself out of tight spots, landing blows to his opponent in a tightly fought contest. Two judges scored it 48-47 in favor of Lausa, with the third one seeing the Team Lakay fighter winning, 48-47.

Lausa’s victory prevented Pitpitunge from becoming a two-division champion at the PXC as the 27-year old improved his recognized record to six wins in eight bouts.

See full fight video below.

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Djokovic, Williams to defend Australian Open singles titles

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, the two most dominant tennis players last season, are on a mission to do what they failed to accomplish last year – achieve a calendar Grand Slam sweep. In order to do that, they first have to hurdle their respective singles draws at the 2016 Australian Open to be played on January 18-31, Philippine time.

Djokovic and Andy Murray are seeded one and two, thereby setting up a potential rematch of last year’s men’s singles final. Williams, on the other hand, might encounter trouble from a slew of rising stars such as Simona Halep and Garbiñe Muguruza.

Will the usual suspects dominate the field? Will a new name be instead on newspaper headlines after the final that will be held three Sundays from now?

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MSW supports Jinel Lausa at PXC 51

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MEGASPORTSWORLD is supporting the campaign of Jinel Lausa at PXC 51 as he combats Crisanto Pitpitunge for the PXC flyweight championship in the main event to be held at the Solaire Hotel and Casino in Parañaque City this Saturday, January 16.

Lausa, who sports a 5-2 professional MMA record, not including his undefeated run at the URCC, will wage the biggest battle of his career as he sets his sights in winning the belt against a veteran campaigner and former champion in Pitpitunge.

From your MSW family, we are wishing Jinel good luck and may he win the title.

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