Baltazar a prized Draft find–and he knows he can bring to Converge what the team admits it lacks

Justine Baltazar during the PBA Rookie Draft combine.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net Justine Baltazar acknowledged that his presence would be a huge lift for Converge if it decides to select him No. 1 overall in the PBA Rookie Draft. “If I am lucky enough to be selected by Converge (first overall), I think I can be of a…

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Converge has franchise find as Baltazar enters Draft

Justine Baltazar. Photo from B.League Justine Baltazar, the big man many see as Converge’s the top overall pick, officially threw his name in the PBA Draft on the eve of the deadline set by the league on Wednesday. Baltazar formally submitted his application on Wednesday, joining notables who had put their names ahead of the…

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PBA: Converge upsets playoffs-chasing TNT

Converge FiberXers’ Patrick Maagdenberg in the PBA Philippine Cup game against TNT. –PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines–Bottom team Converge put a dent on TNT’s bid to enter the quarterfinals after hanging on for a 107-103 win in the PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Philsports Arena in Pasig City. Playing with nothing but pride, the FiberXers got…

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Ginebra clobbers Converge to fortify bid for playoff bonus

Ginebra Gin Kings’ Christian Standhardinger driving against Converge defenders in a PBA Philippine Cup game. –PBA IMAGES Coasting in the first two frames, Barangay Ginebra cranked things up in the second half on Saturday night to whip Converge, 105-93 and improve its positioning in the race for the much-coveted playoff protection in the PBA Philippine…

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PBA: Alec Stockton is ‘heart and soul’ of Converge, says Gallent

Converge FiberXers’ Alec Stockton against San Miguel defenders in a PBA Philippine Cup game. –PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines—Converge may have fallen short in its quest to snap two streaks in one game against San Miguel at Philsports Arena on Friday but Alec Stockton got some high praise from the Beermen when the buzzer horned. With…

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San Miguel stays unbeaten at 6-0 after beating Converge

San Miguel Beermen’s CJ Perez in the PBA Philippine Cup. –PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines–San Miguel turned in a cutthroat effort in the third period on Friday night to make up for a shaky first half, take the fight out of Converge and eventually pull out a 112-103 victory to stay untouched in the PBA Philippine…

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After winning MVP in RSJ game, Arana wants wins for Converge next

Team Greats’ Justin Arana in the PBA All-Star Weekend Blitz Game. –PBA IMAGES BACOLOD—Justin Arana spent as much time as possible granting autograph or photo requests after claiming Most Valuable Player (MVP) honors in Saturday’s Rookies Sophomores Juniors (RSJ) Game. As he was whisked away by security men assigned to the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)…

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Jamil Wilson recalls ‘wonderful’ stint with Converge

Former PBA import Jamil Wilson of Converge now playing for Anyang in the Korean Basketball League. –EASL PHOTO LAPU-LAPU CITY—Anyang Jung Kwan Jang’s Jamil Wilson described his time with Converge as a “wonderful experience” despite the struggles they endured in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Wilson is back in the country for the second time since…

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Blackwater routs Converge for promising 3-0 start

Blackwater rookie Christian David in the PBA Philippine Cup. –PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines–Blackwater played with sustained intensity on Wednesday to trample Converge, 90-78, and annex a third-straight victory to open the 2024 Philippine Cup. The Bossing had five players scoring in twin figures in the triumph at Smart Araneta Coliseum, allowing the perennial cellar-dwelling club…

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PBA: Terrafirma dominates Converge

Terrafirma’s Juami Tiongson in the PBA Philippine Cup. –PBA IMAGES The duo of Juami Tiongson and Stephen Holt inflicted most of the damage as Terrafirma downed Converge, 107-99, to start off the PBA Philippine Cup on a winning note Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Tiongson finished with 30 points while Holt reset his career-high by…

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