Terrence Bill Romeo was born in Imus, Cavite. He played as point guard in his college school Far Eastern University (FEU). He became 2011 UAAP Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player in his senior year. He was selected as 5th overall pick in 2013 PBA Draft by the GlobalPort Batang Pier.
Marc Pingris was born in Pozorrubio, Pangasinan. Drafted by FedEx Express with the 3rd overall pick in 2004 PBA Draft but was quickly traded to Purefoods TJ Hotdogs. He was an 8x PBA Champion, 2x PBA Finals MVP and selected as one of the PBA’s 40 greatest player.
Career Highlights and Awards:
2004-2006 NCAA Mythical 5 Selection
2006-07 PBL Mythical 5 Selection
2006-07 PBL Most Valuable Player
2006-2007 PBL Showcase Skills Challenge Champion
2007-08 PBL Mythical 5 Selection
2007-2008 PBL Unity Cup Most Valuable Player
2007-08 PBL Silver Cup Most Valuable Player
2008 Brunei Cup Most Valuable Player
2008 Malaysia Basketball League Most Valuable Player playing for the Singapore Slingers
2009 Sports Digest PSA Fetes Nation’s Brightest Stars Awardee
2009 PBA Mr. Quality Player of the Year
2010-2011 Philippine Cup Finals MVP
2010-2011 Commissioner’s Cup Finals MVP
2010-2011 Mythical Second Team Selection
2010-2011 PBA Most Improved Player
2012-2013 Philippine Cup – Best Player of the Conference
2013 FIBA Asia Championship Mythical All-Star Selection – Best Point Guard in Asia
2012-2013 PBA First Mythical Team
2014 Commissioner’s Cup Best Player of the Conference
2015 Commissioner’s Cup Best Player of the Conference
2015 William Jones Cup Mythical Five
2015 FIBA Asia Championship Mythical All-Star Selection
Aguilar is the first player born and raised in the Philippines to ever receive an invitation to work out with an NBA team. In 2012, He was drafted 13th in the 7th round of 2012 NBA D – League Draft by the Santa Cruz Warriors. (Selected 109th overall out of 139 players.)
June Mar Fajardo
June Mar Fajardo also known as The Kraken was born in Compostela Cebu. At his early age, His family tranferred to Pinamungajan Cebu where he spent most of his teen years. He played Center position in the University of Cebu and the San Miguel Beermen in the ASEAN Basketball League. He was selected as the first overall in 2012 PBA Draft by the Petron Blaze Boosters. Even though he was young at age, June Mar Fajardo showed that he had a great potential in playing in the league and dubbed by local sports analysts as the Future of Philippine Basketball. During his rookie season, he earned a silver medal playing Men’s basketball at the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship for Team Philippines. He was also selected to the All-Rookie Team and Second Mythical Team.
Ranidel De Ocampo
Ranidel De Ocampo was born in Tanza, Cavite. Currently playing for the Talk n’ Text Tropang Texters in the Philippine Basketball Association. His career achievements are:
– 6-time PBA champion (2008–09 Philippine, 2010–11 Philippine, 2011 Commissioner’s, 2012–13
– Philippine, 2012–13 Philippine, 2015 Commissioner’s)
– 2-time PBA Finals MVP (2012–13 Philippine, 2015 Commissioner’s)
– 5-time National Team member
– 2004–05 PBA All-Rookie Team
– 2000 PBL Chairman’s New Top Comer
– 2002 PBL Mythical Team
– Member of eight-time NCRAA champions Saint Francis of Assisi College System
– 4-time NCRAA MVP
Bobby Ray Parks Jr.
Bobby Ray Parks Jr. , a former UAAP and PBA D-League MVP, became just the second Filipino to be selected in the NBA D-League draft after current Barangay Ginebra big man Japeth Aguilar. His father, Bobby Ray Parks Sr. is a former PBA Import and also a Hall of Famer.
Nicknamed The Beast due to the all-around threat he brings at both ends of the court. Despite standing only at 6’2″, he outplayed taller opponents in the frontline with his unmatched energy, motor and hustle that made him one of the Gilas Pilipinas Key Player.
Defense is always the trump card of Gabe Norwood. His one-on-one defense is still one of the best in the league. Another thing is his leadership. He is also improving his shooting and if he becomes consistent with it, he will be the best 3 and D guy in the league.
Besides in his scoring ability, L.A Tenorio’s basketball I.Q. brought him to be one of the best Point Guards in the League. It is an intelligence with a great agility and court vision that many of point guards forgot to made inside the court.
Nicknamed D-Energizer for his energetic style of play.
“I think he’s one of the best players that you can have out on the floor in any situation, because he’s intelligent, he’s defensively tough, he’s physically very tough and when he’s hitting shots, you have the best of all worlds with him.”
-Gilas Pilipinas Head Coach Tab Baldwin
Rosario has the height and build to play as a power forward or even a center and he’s also mobile and athletic enough to be a small forward. He has also developed a decent outside shot extending to the three-point area which makes him a tough cover considering that he can also put the ball on the floor and score on the low block.