Standhardinger, June Mar Fajardo top picks in PBA All-Star Draft

San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo and Ginebra’s Christian Standhardinger fight for the ball during the PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals. MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines–Japeth Aguilar selected Christian Standhardinger with the first overall pick before Mark Barroca went with June Mar Fajardo in the PBA All-Star Draft held Monday night at TV5 Media Center in Mandaluyong City.…

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PVL set on 12 squads, schedules rookie draft

PVL president Ricky Palou (right). –PVL PHOTO The Premier Volleyball (PVL) League may have lost one team and watched another require some astute financial rescuing, but it is ready to come out stronger next season, with guardrails implemented to keep competition healthy. PVL president Ricky Palou said the league is currently screening four interested companies…

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2023 PBA Draft: Yeng Guiao ‘very happy’ with Rain or Shine picks

Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao during the PBA Draft 2023. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—If the 2023 PBA Draft had a grading system, coach Yeng Guiao would give Rain or Shine high remarks. For the third and fourth overall picks, the Elasto Painters wasted no time picking University of the East’s Luis Villegas and PBA…

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Deep class awaits at 2023 PBA Draft

FILE-La Salle guard Schonny Winston during a game against NU in the UAAP Season 85 men’s basketball tournament. UAAP PHOTO MANILA, Philippines—A total of 124 aspirants will hope to hear their names called on Sunday in the 2023 PBA Draft at Market! Market! in Taguig. The PBA on Friday released the official list of draft…

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PBA lays down new Draft rules – rezal404

Shiga Lakes’ Kiefer Ravena. –B.LEAGUE PHOTO The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) on Wednesday announced modifications to its guidelines for those wanting to enter the draft following stints in professional leagues overseas like Japan’s B.League and South Korea’s Korean Basketball League. A press release bared that new rules, which will take effect in next month’s proceedings, will…

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Spurs draft Wembanyama, now look for French phenom to help end NBA playoff drought – rezal404

A fan holds a photo of Victor Wembanyama during an NBA basketball draft watch party at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Thursday, June 22, 2023. The San Antonio Spurs selected Victor Wembanyama with the first pick. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) SAN ANTONIO — The world will be watching Victor Wembanyama, including San Antonio Spurs coach…

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Ricky Palou says PVL team owners amenable to salary caps and draft – rezal404

PVL president Ricky Palou (right). -PVL PHOTO With everyone in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL)—the team owners foremost of all—wanting to help women’s volleyball in the long-term, the individual and team salary caps will certainly be in place starting next season, which will also have a new one start when the first-ever draft is held.…

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People with no luck at playing in the NBA can still enter the NBA draft – rezal404

FILE– A general view of the first round draft board during the 2022 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 23, 2022 in New York City. —Sarah Bull/Getty Images/AFP If you want to be in the NBA, it helps to be, among other things, excellent at the playing of basketball. If you want to be…

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Who’s No. 2? Kupchak says Hornets likely to keep that pick in NBA draft – rezal404

NBA Draft 2023 prospects Brandon Miller and Scoot Henderson. – AFP FILE PHOTOS The Charlotte Hornets are leaning toward keeping the pivotal No. 2 pick in Thursday night’s NBA draft. General manager Mitch Kupchak said Wednesday the Hornets are considering two players, adding that he believes there’s a “significant separation” in talent among the top…

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All eyes on ‘game-changer’ Victor Wembanyama at NBA Draft – rezal404

Metropolitan 92’s French center Victor Wembanyama reacts during the game three of French Elite basketball finals between Monaco and Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92 in Paris, on June 15, 2023. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) A new era for basketball gets underway on Thursday when French prodigy Victor Wembanyama is set to be chosen by the…

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