Is this the right time for Ginebra to end the drought?

8 years since they tasted a championship, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is now having their best start in a conference and looking good to at least have a chance of playing for the crown.

With their 5-2 slate, they are tied with Mahindra for the 2nd place, just behind TNT (6-0).

The reason behind their good start is their import Justin Brownlee and their consistent performers like, Sol Mercado, LA Tenorio and Japeth Aguilar.

Also helping the team is their All star rookie, Earl Scottie Thompson who are currently 2nd in rebounding this conference for locals.

Do you think they can end the drought? For me, Yes. This is the right time for it. They have the right pieces and they are having a good chemistry already. And a championship will be a fitting end for JJ Helterbrand PBA career.

DIRECTORY: Basketball Courts For Rent in Manila

Village Sports Club – http://www.vsportsclub.com/

Address: El Grande Avenue corner Tropical Avenue, Topman Village
Las Piñas
Metro Manila
1740
Philippines
Time: Tuesdays to Sundays 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Phone: 822-1000
Local: 232 / 233
Mobile: 0917-801-2094 or 0998-586-9321
Type: Maple wood flooring (supplied by Robbins Sports Surfaces), Covered
Rate: Php 2,000 per hour
Local: 822-1000 local 232/233

Rancho 3 Basketball Court

Address: 3 Rancho
Marikina
Metro Manila
1811
Philippines
Type: Cement
Rate: Php 200 per hour


Pleasant Hills Barangay San Manuel Streetball Court – https://www.facebook.com/PleasantHillstreetball

Address: Phase 1B Pleasant Hills Subdv. San Jose del Monte, Bulacan
San Jose del Monte City
Central Luzon
Philippines
Type: Concrete
Rate: Php 100 per hour (evening rate)

Philadelphia High School Multi Purpose Building

Address: Talayan, Talayan Road, Quezon City, NCR, Philippines
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 6:00AM to 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Type: Taraflex
Rate: Php 1200 per hour

Timberland Sports and Nature Club – http://www.timberlandclub.com/facilities_sports.asp

Address: Timberland Heights, San Mateo, Rizal 
1850
Philippines
Phone: +6327935729; +6327935700; +6325849942
Type: Covered
Rate: Off Peak (Tues, Wed, Thurs) : Php 400.00; Peak (Fri, Sat, Sun, Holidays): Php 500.00


Cerritos Heights Camella Daanghari Basketball Court

Address: Bacoor, Calabarzon, Philippines
Bacoor
Calabarzon
Philippines
Time: 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM every day


Pico De Loro Basketball Court – http://hamilocoast.com/

Address: Hamilo Coast Nasugbu Batangas
Nasugbu
Calabarzon
Philippines
Time: 6:00 AM-7:00 PM
Phone: +6329028022
Exclusive to resort members and guests

Double Play

Address: S Reyes, Pasig, NCR, Philippines
Pasig
Metro Manila
1600
Philippines


Asia Pacific College Basketball Court – https://www.apc.edu.ph/
Address: Humabon, Makati, 1232
Makati
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: Please call campus admin to verify
Phone: +6328529232
Type: Wood, Indoor
Rate: Please call campus admin to verify

Dumlao Gym

Address: Shaw Boulevard
Mandaluyong
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 24/7
Phone: 02-532-2713
Type: Wood
Rate: Php 900 per hour


Gym Plus Starmall Alabang Basketball Court

Address: 3F Starmall Alabang, South Superhiway, Alabang
Muntinlupa
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 08:00 AM~11:00 PM Everyday
Phone: +6328078638 | +6327711349 | +6327711350
Local: 167
Type: Indoor, Wood
Rate: Php 1,000 per hour

STI Munoz Covered Court http://www.stimunoz.edu.ph/contact-us/

Address: STI College Munoz – EDSA 
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Phone: +6329208645
Type: Covered, Cement

Dumlao(Upper) Basketball Court

Address: 2/F Dumalo Building 304 Shaw Boulevard
Mandaluyong
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 06:00 AM-12:00 AM Everyday (Schedule is flexible)
Phone: +6325322713
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Php 900/hr; plus Php 300/game with scoreboard

Old Balara Basketball Court

Address: Baranga Old Balara, Tandang Sora Avenue
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 06:00AM~10:00PM
Mobile: +639192208587
Type: Covered, Cement
Rate: 200 per hour

Rockwell Basketball Court – http://www.therockwellclub.com/

Address: Basement 2, Power Plant Mall
Makati
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 06:00 AM-10:00 PM
Phone: +6328978310
Type: Open, Cement
Rate: Est. 1,200 per hour


Poblacion Makati Basketball Court

Address: J.P. Rizal Avenue, Barangay Poblacion
Makati
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 06:00 AM-12:00 AM
Phone: +639274635
Type: Indoor, Wood
Rate: Please contact the basketball court custodian for the rates

Palanan Makati Basketball Court

Address: 251 Pablo Ocampo Sr. Extension
Makati
Metro Manila
Philippines
Phone: +6328701373
Type: Cement, Covered
Important Note: Call City Admin for Reservation

Makati Coliseum

Address: Davila Street
Manila
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 06:00 AM-10:00 PM Everyday
Phone: +6328701373
Local: +6328963545
Mobile: +639178118512
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Php 1,000/hr w/o Aircon; Php 10,000/hr w/ Aircon

San Juan Gym

Address: Near San Juan City Hall
Manila
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 06:00 AM-12:00 AM Everyday
Mobile: +639155382311
Type: Wood, Indoor
Rate: 1,500/hr w/o Aircon; 4,500/hr w/ Aircon

San Juan Arena (FilOil Flying V)

Address: Corazon De Jesus,
San Juan
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 07:00 AM-11:00 PM Everyday
Phone: +6324777644
Type: Wood, Indoor
Rate: Php2,500 / hour plus 12%vat. Minimum of 2 hours.

Quezon City Sports Club

Address: Sunnyside Drive
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Phone: +6327211188
Type: Cement, Covered
Important Note: Please call QCSC for inquiries

SB Park Pleasantville Covered Court

Address: Blk 3 Lot 7 Neptune Street
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 06:00AM-09:00PM Everyday
Mobile: +639156473264
Type: Cement, Covered
Rate: Php 250 per hour

UP-PGH Basketball Court

Address: UP PGH Compound
Manila
Metro Manila
Philippines
Phone: +6325548400
Type: Cement, Outdoor
Important Note: Please call Admin office to inquire

CCP Complex Basketball Court

Address: Bukaneg Street, CCP Complex
Pasay
Metro Manila
Philippines
Phone: +6327894789
Type: Cement, Outdoor
Rate: 450 per hour
Important Note: Please call PICC Admin for reservations

Sofitel Basketball Court

Address: Atang Dela Rama Street
Pasay
Metro Manila
Philippines
Type: Cement, Outdoor
Important Note: For inquiries please call Sofitel hotel

Project 6 Covered Court

Address: Road 8
Quezon City
Metro Manila
1100
Philippines
Rate: 300 per hour

Quezon City Circle Basketball Court

Address: Elliptical Road
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 07:00 AM-07:00 PM Daily
Phone: +6329243412
Local: 3395
Type: Covered, Cement
Rate: Day: Php 200/hr; Night: Php 400/hr
Important Note: Reservation is required

Philsports Arena (formerly ULTRA) – http://www.web.psc.gov.ph/index.php/facilities

Address: University of Life Street
Pasig
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: Flexible Time
Phone: +6326384857
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Php 5,000-10,000/hr

One Serendra Basketball Court

Address: One Serendra Condominium
Taguig
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 09:00 AM-09:00 PM Everyday
Type: Covered, Rubber
Rate: Please call to inquire
Important Note: Need endorsement from a resident

Evangelista Sports Arena
Address: Evangelista Sports Complex, Brgy. Pleasant Hills
Mandaluyong
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: Flexible Time
Phone: +6325355431
Type: Covered, Cement
Rate: Php 500.00/hr
Important Note: Need to submit letter of intent to Brgy. Chairman to schedule

Rizal Technological University Gym – http://www.rtu.edu.ph/

Address: Rizal Technological University, Boni Avenue
Mandaluyong
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 06:00 AM-09:00 PM Everyday
Phone: +6325348267
Type: Covered, Wood
Rate: Php 1,500.00/hr with lights
Important Note: Need to submit letter to the President to secure a schedule

Mauway Gym

Address: Nueve de Febrero (Near National Center for Mental Health)
Mandaluyong
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: Flexible Time
Phone: +6325346837
Type: Covered, Cement
Rate: Free
Important Note: Exclusive to residents. For non-residents please call to inquire.

Cloverleaf Basketball Court

Address: Guadalupe Nuevo
Makati
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 06:30 AM-12:00 AM Everyday
Phone: +6325193375
Local: 116
Mobile: +639178399261
Type: Covered, Wood
Rate: Php 1,700.00/hr

Valle Verde 2 Basketball Court

Address: Valle Verde 2 Clubhouse
Pasig
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 07:00 AM-09:00 PM Everyday
Phone: +6326311958
Rate: 250.00/hr Daytime; 450.00/hr Night Time
Important Note: Endorsement from a resident is required

One Ecom Basketball Court

Address: Palm Coast Avenue
Pasay
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: Per appointment basis
Phone: +6328570100
Local: 1799
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Php 1,200/hr
Important Note: Exclusive to SM Group of Companies & One Ecom Tenants Only

Gatorade Hoops Center – https://www.facebook.com/GatoradeHoopsCenter

Address: Shaw Boulevard (Near Puregold)
Mandaluyong
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 09:00 AM-10:00 PM Daily
Phone: +6325853225
Mobile: +639175799571
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Php 1,800.00/hr / Php 5,200.00 w/ aircon / Plus 300/2hrs for Scoreboard
Important Note: Reservation is required

Toby’s Arena Basketball Court

Address: Quorum Group of Companies Center, Lot 1 & 2-A Good Harvest Complex, C. Raymundo Avenue
Pasig
Metro Manila
Philippines
Phone: +6326517777
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Php 1,500.00/hr, Scoreboard: plus 300/game

STI Global Basketball Gym – http://www.sti.edu/

Address: 8th floor, STI Academic Center, University Parkway Drive, Fort Bonifacio Global City
Taguig
Metro Manila
Philippines
Phone: +6323001789
Mobile: +639355410997
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Please call to inquire
Important Note: Need reservation and approval from Admin office of the school

Ronac Art Center Basketball Gym – https://www.facebook.com/ronacartcenter

Address: Ronac Art Center 424 Ortigas Avenue
San Juan
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 07:00 AM-12:00 AM
Phone: +639176214974
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Php 1,800.00/hr

Reyes Gym Basketball Court

Address: 24 Domingo M. Guevara
Mandaluyong
Metro Manila
1550
Philippines
Time: 08:00 AM-10:00 PM Everyday
Phone: +6325310806
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Php 1,500.00 w/ Lights; Shot clock Php 168.00/hr. All rates x 2 if w/ Aircon

Bernardo Basketball Court

Address: Barangay Kamuning (Near Q.C. Jail)
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
Mobile: +639151860453
Type: Cement, Covered
Rate: Php 200.00/hr

Moro Lorenzo Sports Center – https://www.facebook.com/MoroLorenzoSportsCenter

Address: Ateneo de De Manila University, Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: Mon-Sun: 6:00 AM-10:00 PM
Phone: +6329277726
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Php 1,300.00/hr

Ateneo Covered Courts

Address: Ateneo De Manila Campus, Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Phone: +6324266001
Type: Cement , Covered
Rate: Please call to inquire

Ateneo Blue Eagle Gym

Address: Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Phone: +6324166001
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Php 1,200.00/hr

Loyola Heights Basketball Court

Address: Barangay Center, Loyola Heights
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
Phone: +6324251434
Local: +6324427782
Type: Cement, Covered
Rate: Day: Php 400.00/hr, Night: Php 500.00/hr

Don Antonio Heights Village Basketball Court

Address: Don Antonio Heights Club House Barangay Holy Spirit
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Phone: +6329522715
Mobile: +639368244205
Type: Cement, Covered

FCL Center Basketball Court

Address: #15 Xavierville Ave Loyola Heights 
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 08:00 AM-10:00 PM
Phone: +6329299000
Mobile: +639399133251
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Php 1,500.00/hr w/o Lights; Php 1,700.00/hr w/ Lights; Php 300.00/2hrs Shot Clock

Golden Panda Dormtel Basketball Court

Address: #447 E Rodriguez Cor. Banawe
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
Phone: +6323530888
Local: +6327439203
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Day: Php 900.00/hr, Night = Php 1,300.00/hr

JCSGO Christian Academy Basketball Court

Address: #156 15th Avenue Cubao
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
Phone: +6329125471
Local: +6329125489
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Day: Php 1,000.00/hr Night: Php 1,100.00/hr

La Consolacion Basketball Court

Address: #8 Mendiola Manila
Manila
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
Phone: +639151373719
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Day(10:00AM-06:00PM) Php1,100/hr; Night(06:00PM-10:00PM) Php1,300/hr

SGS Stadium Basketball Court

Address: SGS Foundation Building II G. Araneta Avenue
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 08:00 AM-10:00 PM
Phone: +639178920120
Mobile: +639224849560
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Php 1,500.00 (plus 500 w/ scoreboard)

UP VIllage Basketball Court

Address: Mapayapa Street, Barangay UP VIllage
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: Night time only
Phone: +6324414775
Type: Cement, Covered
Rate: Php 500.00/hr


Xavierville 1 Basketball Court

Address: Delos Santos Street Xavierville 1 Loyola Heights
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 08:00 AM-05:00 PM 
Phone: +6329299298
Mobile: +639298014422
Type: Cement, Covered

Badminton City Manila Basketball Court

Address: 350 a J Villegas St, Bgy 659, Zone 071 Ermita
Manila
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 07:00 AM-12:00 AM Everyday
Phone: +6324848484
Type: Wooden Covered
Rate: Please call to inquire


Manila Bulletin Basketball Court

Address: Muralla cor Recolletos St. Intramuros
Manila
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 10:00 AM-07:00 PM
Phone: +6325278121
Type: Rubber, Covered
Rate: Php 1,345.00/hr

St. Vincent Seminary Tandang Sora Basketball Court

Address: 221 Tandang Sora Avenue
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: Saturdays Only
Phone: +6329268063
Local: 42
Type: Cement, Covered
Rate: Day: 300.00/hr; Night: 300.00/hr plus 50.00/hr per light (min. 2 lights)


Pasay City Sports Complex

Address: Derham Street (Behind Cuneta Astrodome)
Pasay
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: Open 24hours (Flexible Time)
Phone: +6328314792
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Peak Hours = Php 2,000.00/hr ; Off Peek = Php 1,000.00/hr


Mapua Intramuros Basketball Court

Address: Muralla Street
Manila
Metro Manila
Philippines

Time: Per Appointment Basis
Phone: +6322475000
Type: Wood, Covered
Important Note: Call the admin office to make a reservation


Guadalupe Viejo Basketball Court

Address: 2nd Floor Camia Street Corner Gumamela Street
Makati
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 08:00 AM-10:00 PM (Flexible time)
Phone: +6328901042;
Local: +6328904198
Mobile: +639176256120
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Php 800.00 w/ Lights; Php 500.00 w/o Lights

San Andres Sports Complex

Address: San Andres Street Malate Manila
Manila
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: Per appointment basis
Phone: +6323365366
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Please call to inquire
Important Note: Need letter of endorsement from City Council’s office


The Zone Basketball Court

Address: 7224 Malugay Street Beundia, Bel-Air
Makati
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 06:00 AM-10:00 PM Daily
Phone: +6328931600
Local: +6328940087
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Off Peak (Mon-Fri 06:00AM-5:00PM)=Php 1,500/hr; Peak (Mon-Fri 05:00 PM Onwards including Weekends & Holidays)=Php 2,000/hr

Cuneta Astrodome Basketball Court

Address: Derham Street corner Roxas Boulevard
Pasay
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 AM Everyday
Phone: +6328314652
Mobile: +639227615748
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Php 3,000.00~4,000.00 w/o Aircon

Amoranto Basketball Court

Address: Don A. Roces Avenue, Diliman
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Phone: +6323742593
Mobile: +639302252256
Type: Cement, Covered

Ynares Basketball Court

Address: Old Capitol Compound Shaw Boulevard (Near Capitol Commons)
Pasig
Metro Manila
Philippines
Phone: +6326202400
Type: Wood, Covered

Signal Village Basketball Court

Address: Ballecer
Manila
Metro Manila
Philippines
Mobile: +639094195026
Type: Wood, Covered

Washington Basketball Court

Address: Washington
San Juan
Metro Manila
Philippines
Phone: +6327230481
Type: Wood, Covered
Important Note: Call Xavier school for details

Xavier Basketball Court

Address: 64 Xavier Street, Greenhills
San Juan
Metro Manila
Philippines
Phone: +6327230481
Type: Wood, Covered
Important Note: Please call school admin for details

Vista De Lago Basketball Court

Address: Vista de Lago Condominium, Barangay Ususan
Taguig
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 09:00 AM-06:00 PM Everyday (Endorsement from a resident is required)
Phone: +6326428615
Type: Cement, Open Court
Rate: 200/hr

Citadella Basketball Court

Address: Aragona Street
Las Piñas
Metro Manila
Philippines
Type: Wood, Indoor

San Lorenzo Village Basketball Court

Address: 19 San Lorenzo Drive, San Lorenzo Village
Makati
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: Daily: 6:00 AM-10:00 PM
Phone: +6328920550
Type: Taraflex Flooring, Covered
Rate: Member: Php 1,000/hr (AM); Php 1,550/hr w/ lights (PM) | Non-Member: Php 1,750/hr (AM); Php 2,150/hr w/ lights (PM)
Important Note: Endorsement from a resident is required

Meralco Basketball Court

Address: Meralco Gym, Ortigas Ave.
Pasig
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: Weekdays: 08:00-11:00 AM; 01:00-04:00 PM; 08:00-10:00 PM Weekends: 06:00 AM-10:00 PM
Phone: +6326328278
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Php 1,800.00/hr w/o Aircon; Php 6,000.00/hr w/ Aircon

Lourdes School Basketball Court

Address: Lourdes School of Mandaluyong, St. Francis
Mandaluyong
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: Weekday: 07:00 AM-10:00 PM; Sat: 09:00 AM-07:30 PM; Sun: 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Phone: +6326316307
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Php 1,500/hr (minimum 2hrs). Scoreboard Php 500/game

Army Gym Basketball Court

Address: Army Gymnasium, Lawton Avenue corner Bayani Road
Taguig
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: Regluar Time 08:00 AM-10:00 PM, Mon: 2:00 PM onwards, Sun: Up to 6:00 PM
Phone: +6328459555
Local: 6464
Type: Rubber, Covered
Rate: Civilian: Php 70.00 / person

West Triangle Basketball Court

Address: Barangay West Triangle (Beside Parish of The Hearts of Jesus & Mary)
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Phone: +6323719101
Type: Covered, Cement
Rate: Php 250/hr

Aspire Nuvo City Basketball Court

Address: Aspire Building Nuvo City Eastwood Libis
Quezon City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 07:00 AM-06:00 PM Everyday
Phone: +6324658251
Local: +6324512105
Type: Cement, Open

Treston Basketball Court

Address: Treston International College 
Taguig
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: Mon-Sat: 6:00 PM-10:00 PM; Sun: 7:00 PM Onwards
Mobile: +639165200626
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Php 2,300/hr

Insular Life Alabang Basketball Court

Address: Insular Life Drive Filinvest Alabang
Muntinlupa
Metro Manila
Philippines
Type: Open, Cement

Makati Finman Basketball Court

Address: Penthouse Finman Centre, 131 Tordesillas St. Corner Dela Costa, Salcedeo Village
Makati
Metro Manila
Philippines
Time: 08:00 AM-10:00 PM Everyday
Phone: +6328153070
Type: Wood, Covered
Rate: Off Peak (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm) = Php 1,100/hr; Php 1,350/hr (w/ Lights); Php 1,500/hr (w/ lights & digtal scoreboard. Peek (Mon-Fri 5pm-10pm Including Sat, Sun, Holidays) = Php 1,350/hr (w/ Lights); Php 1,500/hr (w/ lights & digtal scoreboard)










Ranking The PBA Teams: The Teams In The Middle

In the second of this three part series, we’ll review the PBA teams and rank them according to the strengths of their lineup.
(Missed #12-#9? Go here.)
Here are the teams at  #8 to #5.
#8 MERALCO BOLTS
Roster
Name
Position
Bryan Faundo
F/C
Simon Atkins
G
Jimmy Alapag
G
Cliff Hodge
F
Ronjay Buenafe
G
Chris Newsome
G/F
Anjo Caram
G
Rabeh Al-Hussaini
C
Jared Dillinger
G/F
Reynel Hugnatan
F/C
John Ferriols
F
Kelly Nabong
F/C
Rey Guevarra
G/F
Gary David
G
Analysis: The Meralco Bolts squeezed by the NLEX Road Warriors to nab the #8 sport because they had a better mix of talent. From reliable veterans like Gary David and Jimmy Alapag to their resident sparkplug Jared Dillinger and even to promising young players like Cliff Hodge and Chris Newsome, the Bolts are well positioned to be the darkhorse in every conference of the upcoming PBA calendar. What could be crucial for their improvement is the play of Rabeh Al-Hussaini. If he could be a dominant force or even just hold his own against the PBA’s top big men, the Bolts can certainly inch their way up to the top 6 teams of the PBA.
#7 GLOBALPORT BATANG PIER
Roster
Name
Position
Paolo Taha
G
Jonathan Uyloan
G
Billy Mamaril
F/C
Stanley Pringle
G
Dorian Pena
F/C
Anthony Semerad
F
Terence Romeo
G
Joseph Yeo
G
Rico Maierhofer
F
Doug Kramer
F/C
Jay Washington
F/C
Roi Sumang
G
Philip Paniomogan
G
Keith Jensen
F
Analysis: The Globalport Batang Pier team is our pick for this year’s “PBA Team on the Rise”. The maturity of Terence Romeo was hastened by his stints in both Gilas and the Philippines’ 3×3 team and the fearless scorer will be even deadlier in the coming year. What really puts this team among the better teams (by the end of the season, I expect this team to be ranked at #5 or better) in the league is because they are a young team, with lot of room to grow. Romeo is just 23 years old, rookie Roi Sumang is 25, Pringle is 28, Anthony Semerad is 24, Paolo Taha is 25. Unfortunately, they do need to address their ageing frontline, with Kramer (32), Washington (34), Mamaril (35), and Pena (38), approaching the backend of their careers.
#6 BARANGAY GINEBRA GIN KINGS
Roster
Name
Position
Sol Mercado
G
LA Tenorio
G
Scottie Thompson
G
Dave Marcelo
F/C
JJ Helterbrand
G
Nico Salva
F
Lee Villamor
F
Greg Slaughter
C
Japeth Aguilar
F/C
Aljon Mariano
F
Chris Ellis
G/F
Joe Devance
F
Mark Caguioa
G
Rodney Brondial
F
Analysis: On paper, the Gin Kings should be the most dominant team in the PBA. The triumvirate of Slaughter, Aguilar and Tenorio should be the most feared combination in the league…except it isn’t. The Gin Kings have one of the best lineups in the league pound for pound, and yet, they have yet to put it all together. Maybe this year, Slaughter finally goes beast mode in every game. Maybe this year, the light goes on in Aguilar’s head and he becomes the PBA’s version of Anthony Davis. Maybe this year, Helterbrand and Caguioa turn into themselves from 5 years ago. If that happens, it might be Grand Slam time.  
# 5 PUREFOOD STAR HOTSHOTS
Roster
Name
Position
Yousef Taha
F/C
Justin Melton
G
Rafi Reavis
F/C
Ronald Pascual
F
Norbert Torres
F
Peter June Simon
G
Ian Sangalang
F/C
Alex Mallari
G
Marc Barroca
G
Marc Pingris
F
James Yap
G/F
Jerwin Gaco
F
Allein Malicsi
G/F
Jake Pascual
F
Analysis: The Purefoods Star Hotshots is a team that wins because of their selflessness and willingness to adhere to a system. But with new coach Jason Webb bringing in a new one, expect a slight dip in their performance. It’s going to be pretty much the same dip they experienced when they were learning Tim Cone’s triangle offense. In Webb’s web, both James Yap and Peter June Simon will, supposedly, go back to being deadly scorers, Pingris and Sangalang will lock down the inside, Melton and Barroca will take care of quarterbacking the team and Mallari will be their all-around glue guy. On paper, this plan looks pretty good. All that’s left is to prove it on the court.
In the next article, we will reveal our picks for teams #4-#1.
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Finally we got past Korea in FIBA World Rankings after strong showing in FIBA ASIA 2015



Finally, we were able to crack top 30 and moved past Korea! 



Here is the official post from FIBA:
The continental basketball championships staged this summer have led to some changes in the FIBA World Ranking Men:bit.ly/FIBArankingmen2015!
FIBA World Ranking Men after the 2015 Continental Championships:
#1 United States of America
#2 Spain
#3 Lithuania#4 Argentina#5 France#6 Serbia#7 Russia#8 Turkey#9 Brazil#10 Greece#11 Australia#12 Croatia#13 Slovenia#14 People’s Republic of China#15 Angola#16 Puerto Rico#17 Islamic Republic of Iran#18 Dominican Republic#19 Mexico#20 Federal Republic of Germany#21 New Zealand#22 Venezuela#23 Tunisia#24 Great Britain#25 Nigeria#26 Canada#27 Uruguay#28 Philippines#29 Jordan#30 Korea#31 Senegal#32 Finland#33 Panama#34 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia#35 Latvia#35 Italy#37 Israel#38 Poland#38 Ukraine#40 Cote d’Ivoire#41 Egypt#42 Czech Republic#43 Lebanon#44 Belgium#45 Cuba#46 Paraguay#47 Georgia#48 Japan#48 Chinese Taipei#50 Qatar#51 Bulgaria#52 Cameroon#53 Bosnia and Herzegovina#53 India#55 Jamaica#56 Kazakhstan#57 Mali#57 Central African Republic#59 Virgin Islands#60 Morocco#61 Mozambique#61 Sweden#63 Cape Verde#64 Rwanda#65 United Arab Emirates#65 Hong Kong#67 Malaysia#68 Algeria#69 Kuwait#70 Uzbekistan#71 Bahrain#72 Indonesia#72 Montenegro#72 Syria#75 Palestine#76 Gabon#77 South Africa#77 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia#79 Libya#79 Republic of Congo#81 Thailand#82 Singapore#82 Madagascar#84 Iceland#84 Portugal#84 Netherlands#84 Estonia#88 Sri Lanka#89 Uganda#89 Chad#91 Burkina Faso#91 Togo#91 Zimbabwe



YES! here are the top plays of team philippines from FIBA:



PUSO!!!

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Aldrin C.
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