PBA Commissioners Cup starts Feb 18

The PBA Import-laden Second Conference (Commissioners Cup) will start on the road at Laoag City this February 18, 2011. A lone game will feature the Meralco Bolts vs the Barangay Ginebra Kings. PBA Games will now be aired live in Studio 23.

Here are the Imports of each PBA team for the PBA Commissioners Cup (as of Feb. 9):
– Robert Brown (Derby Ace)
– JaJuan Smith (Air 21)
– Russel Carter (Powerade)
– Hassan Adams (Rain or Shine)
– Larry Williams (Alaska)
– Paul Harris (Talk N Text)
– Nate Brumfield (Ginebra)
– Ira Brown (San Miguel)
– Anthony Danridge (Meralco)
– Marcus Douthit (Smart Gilas)

5 Responses to PBA Commissioners Cup starts Feb 18

  1. captain says:

    any news and update regarding on our import.

  2. captain says:

    B-MEG Derby Ace may tap Shamari Spears to replace Robert Brown even before the start of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday in Laoag City.

    Coach Jorge Gallent told The STAR they want to be sure Spears will make the 6-foot-4 height limit before making the final decision.

    “I’m afraid he’s over the limit. We have to make it sure he’ll make the ceiling before we allow him to get on the plane,” said Gallent.

    The Llamados want to make sure to get a good import who could help improve their fourth-place finish in the recent Philippine Cup.

    Derby Ace gave eventual champion Talk n Text a tough fight in their best-of-seven semifinal showdown that lasted six games.

    The Llamados are hopeful of a better run in the Commissioners Cup with star frontliner Kerby Raymundo re-joining the team in March.

    Raymundo, who underwent surgery at the renowned Kerlan Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles, returns home on March 10.

    “He’s ready to play then,” said Gallent.

    The Llamados’ biggest concern at the moment, though, is the right import.

    Spears could be a good player but he’s listed as 6-foot-6 in his varsity annual.

    There’s also his reputation as volatile and emotional.

    He was dismissed at the Charlotte 49ers team only last December for his run-in with first-year coach Alan Major.

    Charlotte’s main guy, Spears averaged 17 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 47.2 shooting percentage in five games in the season.

    “After much consideration, it is the decision of our coaching staff that Shamari Spears and our team part ways at this time,” Major said in a statement released by the school. “We want to wish him the best in his future endeavors and we will continue to move forward as a team.”

    Spears, from Salisbury, North Carolina, transferred to the 49ers from Boston College two seasons ago. He averaged 16 points per game last season and was named to the all-Atlantic 10 third team.

    “He’s not easy to coach. If he doesn’t like what you tell him, he’ll tell you. If he doesn’t believe in you, he’ll show you,” said Tom Sorensen in his column with The Observer.

    Spears apparently did not believe in Major. He showed it via Twitter by comparing Major with his predecessor Bobby Lutz.

    Major suspended Spears, reinstated him and suspended him again.

    At Boston College, Spears was also suspended for playing in an unsanctioned summer league game

  3. captain says:

    mag iisang linggo n nmn wala pang balita lalaro n bmeg sa sunday wala p ding balita n bago

  4. Willie says:

    Tama! dito pa naman tayo umaasa ng updates.

  5. captain says:

    ROBERT BROWN, SG (Age: 30, Height: 6’4, Nationality: American, College: Buffalo in NCAA Division I)

    Played for Buffalo in the NCAA where he played his best season in 2000-01 season averaging 15.3ppg, 5.7rpg & 1.5apg. He recently played for the Maccabi Habikaa Squad in Israel (2010-11) where he played for 9 games and averaged 20.2ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.6apg, 1.1bpg and 1.3spg (along side 3.2 PFpg and 3.3 TOpg), he also shot 42.9% in rainbow territory. In 2009-10, he played for Hapoel Haifi, also in Israel, where he averaged 28.8ppg, 8.1rpg, 4.0apg in 38.2 minutes of action for 24 games. His achievement includes being named in the All-Israeli National League First Team and Israeli National League All-Imports Team.

    SHAMARI SPEARS, (Age: 25; Height: Listed 6’6 in NBDL according to ESPN; Nationality: American; College: Charlotte)

    Spears played 5 games for Charlotte 49ers in the NCAA before parting ways with his former team. He has impressive stats for the 49ers where he averaged 17.0 ppg and 16.0 ppg in 2010-11 and 2009-10 season, respectively. In a recent news last December 14 (from ESPN), Spears was dismissed from the team, a little over two weeks after he was suspended for the third time in two seasons for violating unspecified rules. Spears began his career in Boston College before transferring to Charlotte. His average in BC was 9.6points and 6.1 rebounds in 26.9 minutes of action for 28 games in 2008-09 season.

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