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Fil-Am Remy Martin declares for 2021 NBA draft

Martin, who recently received the Bill Kajikawa Award from his alma mater, made the announcement on the Sun Devils' Instagram with a backdrop of Brooklyn Nets star James Harden — an alumna of ASU......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarMay 7th, 2021

Fil-Am standout joins NBA Draft

Filipino-American standout Remy Martin has thrown his hat to the 2021 NBA Draft after an illustrious stint with the Arizona State Sun Devils......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

G League prospects like Kai Sotto can earn degrees at Arizona State

Just because Kai Sotto chose the G League route doesn't mean he won't get the chance to get college education. As revealed by Select Team coach Brian Shaw in an interview set up by NBA Philippines, players in the G League program will have the chance to pursue their respective degrees once they choose to do so, even if they're already in the NBA. The G League will have ties with the Arizona State where players can get their education. "When they come through our program and they do make it to the NBA, we still pay for them for four years of college through a program in Arizona State if they ever wanna finish their education," Shaw said. If Arizon State rings a bell, it's the school of Fil-Am guard Remy Martin, who recently withdrew his NBA Draft application to come back for a senior season with the Sun Devils. ASU is also the alma mater of Houston Rockets star James Harden. "So that’s what a lot of people don’t know," Shaw added of the partnership with Arizona State. Top prospects opting out of college to play in the G League could be a trend moving forward. Jalen Green, the no. 1 recruit for 2020, was the first to make the jump. Other five-stars like Isaiah Todd and Daishen Nix soon followed, as did Kai Sotto. Some of the top prospects, like Green, likely won't play more than two years of Division 1 basketball anyway, so playing in the G League and being closer to the actual NBA seems like the better decision. "I'm not taking anything away from college. I played college ball, but you have a lot of kids, especially of the elite-level talent, that know exactly what their end goal is and they don't particularly want to go to school or go to class," Shaw said. "This [G League program] offers them an opportunity, if they're on this level, that they still get to train every single day. If they to college and maybe played one or two years anyway, here they don't have to go to class," he added. Making the NBA is the priority for players like Green and Sotto. Getting top-notch basketball all while enjoying the pro benefits sure made the G League a very attractive option. "The big advantage is that they'll be able to spend a good majority of time working on their game," Shaw said. "On top of that, they're able to be paid significant amounts of money for this year to play, which they wouldn't have been able to get in college," he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 16th, 2020

Fil-Am ace skips NBA Draft

Filipino-American standout and Gilas Pilipinas prospect Remy Martin has pulled out from this year’s NBA Draft so he could play his final year in Arizona State......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 4th, 2020

Gilas prospect Remy Martin withdraws from NBA Draft

Filipino-American standout and Gilas Pilipinas prospect Remy Martin has pulled out from this year's NBA Draft to play his final year in Arizona State......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

Serbian slotman clinches NBA MVP award

LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic was named the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Most Valuable Player (MVP) on Tuesday, completing a remarkable rise to the pinnacle of basketball after entering the league in 2014 as a lowly 41st draft pick. The 6-foot-11 Serbian center scooped the season MVP honors after a 2020-2021 […] The post Serbian slotman clinches NBA MVP award appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Denver Nuggets ace Nikola Jokic named 2021 NBA MVP

Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player on Tuesday, completing a remarkable rise to the pinnacle of basketball after entering the league in 2014 as a lowly 41st draft pick......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Denver Nuggets ace Nikola Jokic named 2021 NBA MVP

Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player on Tuesday, completing a remarkable rise to the pinnacle of basketball after entering the league in 2014 as the 41st pick in the draft. The 6ft 11in (2.10m) Serbian centre scooped the season MVP honours after a 2020/2021 campaign that has seen him […] The post Denver Nuggets ace Nikola Jokic named 2021 NBA MVP appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

FIBA open to change eligibility rules with careful study, says exec

According to Khajirian, these need to be looked into first before making any changes to rules that have long haunted the Gilas program — including the “passport rule” where Fil-Foreign players like Remy Martin, Jordan Clarkson, among others, would need to have a Philippine passport by age 16 to be considered a “local” for the national team......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

Fil-Am Remy Martin honored by Arizona State

The plum, named after notable alumni Bill Kajikawa, is awarded to athletes who demonstrated academic excellence, athletic accomplishment, leadership, and service in the community......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Kai Sotto s NBL Australia teammate declares for NBA draft

Giddey, like Sotto, turned down US NCAA Division I program offers to pursue a different path to the NBA......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

Palace declares April 14 ‘Special Non-Working Holiday’ in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Malacañang on Monday, April 12, proclaimed April 14, 2021 as a Special Non-Working Holiday in Cebu City in line with the quincentennial celebration of Christianity’s arrival in the Philippines. The Palace issued Proclamation No. 1130 on Monday, titled ‘Declaring Wednesday, 14 April 2021, A Special (Non-Working) Day in the City […] The post Palace declares April 14 ‘Special Non-Working Holiday’ in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Green Top 3 NBA prospect

After an impressive stint with Ignite in the NBA G League, Fil-American high school standout Jalen Green is tipped to go as high as No. 3 in the 2021 NBA Draft on July 29......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Fil-Am son of five-time NBA champ Ron Harper declares for NBA draft

Harper Jr., born to Filipina Maria Pizzaro, plays for Rutgers University in the Big Ten Conference of the US NCAA Division I and reached the second round of this year's edition of the NCAA Tournament......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2021

Cepca online chess: Olayvar, Amores win

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Norman Martin Olayvar and Neal Amores ruled their respective divisions in the Cebu Executives and Professionals Chess Association (Cepca) weekly online chess tournament last Sunday, March 28, 2021.  Olayvar emerged  the top woodpusher in the Prexy Jerry Blitz arena with 34 points, while Amores claimed the title in the All-Cepcans arena by scoring […] The post Cepca online chess: Olayvar, Amores win appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 30th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Protecting economic frontliners

As of yesterday, the government had dropped a controversial item in the draft implementing rules and regulations for the COVID-19 Vaccination Program Act of 2021 or Republic Act 11525......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2021

TNT gets 4th pick in 2021 draft in three-team trade with NLEX, Blackwater

Approved by the PBA on Thursday, TNT will now get a solid pick in the draft on Sunday after previously having no picks in the first two rounds......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2021

PBA cancels Draft Combine for aspirants

The PBA has called off the Draft Combine for the 2021 PBA Rookie Draft next month for safety precautions amid the pandemic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

Alaska’s Teng gets 3-year extension; no annual Draft Combine this time

By JONAS TERRADO Alaska solidified its intention to make Jeron Teng the future of the franchise by signing him to a three-year contract extension Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Teng inked on the dotted line in the presence of Alaska team governor Dickie Bachmann, sports development and public relations manager CK Kanapi-Daniolco and his agent Danny […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

‘The Beast’ traded to Magnolia

Phoenix has traded Calvin “The Beast” Abueva to the Magnolia Pambansang Manok, said a report from PBA’s website on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. The Fuel Masters reportedly shipped the hardworking forward to the Pambansang Manok in exchange for Chris Banchero and two draft picks. According to the PBA.PH report, the Fuel Masters acquired Magnolia’s first […] The post ‘The Beast’ traded to Magnolia appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2021

Ateneo standout Navarro added to 2021 Gilas draft

Ateneo standout William Navarro has been added to the Special Gilas Draft of the 2021 Philippine Basketball Association Draft......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021