2008 PBA Rookies Performance (Feb 08)

Below are the game statistics of most of the rookies playing decent minutes so far. Stats are as of Feb. 9, 2008, & courtesy of the http://www.pba-online.net website:

JC Intal
– 20 g – 16.1 mpg – 5.95 ppg – 3-pt FG 13.2 % – 2-pt FG 28.1% – 2.7 rpg – 1.85 apg
– Final stats of the conference
– After a conference in the PBA, JC’s stats still continue to be much less than what was expected of him. He is still very much a bust. Hope he pulls thru, eventually. 6’3″ w/ his ballhandling ability are rare in this league

Ronjay Buenafe
– 21 g – 25.29 mpg – 11.81 ppg – 3-pt FG 32.2 % – 2-pt FG 35.2% – 3.05 rpg – 2 apg
– Final stats of the conference
– Ronjay’s 3-pt shooting FG has been hovering near average, but his 2-pt FG has not. Still, this 2nd rd draft pick has exceeded all expectations of him, & if he can get those FG percentages up, could be in the league for awhile. Has that rare ability to hit difficult shots, though not much of a leaper

Joe Devance
– 16 g – 30.9 mpg – 16.13 ppg – 3-pt FG 30.9 % – 2-pt FG 39.9% – 7 rpg – 1 apg
– Final stats of the conference
– With mediocre shooting from the floor, am not convinced Joe has got what it takes to be National Team material in this league, despite his height & coordination. In fact, he seems more like a “softy” to me, spending more time outside of the paint that using his 6’8″ height to dominate inside. Team starter level, but definitely not All-Star or National Team material

Ryan Reyes
– 22 g – 24.7 mpg – 9.64 ppg – 3-pt FG 33.9 % – 2-pt FG 37.4% – 5.73 rpg – 3.36 apg
– Getting major minutes, good all around game in terms of rebounding, assists, shooting, etc. But erratic on offense. One game he’ll shoot well, the next couple he won’t. Pushes the ball very fast down the floor, & good height at point. Likely to be starter material, though not necessarily all-star material

Doug Kramer
– 20 g – 18.4 mpg – 6.55 ppg – 3-pt FG 0 % – 2-pt FG 50.9% – 5.9 rpg – 0.65 apg
– Final stats of the conference
– Doug has been pretty steady off the floor w/ those rebounds & FG shooting. Not necessarily starter material, but good enough as a role player. Should find a home in the PBA, unless a starter or all-star material comes along & bumps him into the bench

Sam Eman
– 16 g – 11.63 mpg – 4.81 ppg – 3-pt FG 0 % – 2-pt FG 60.9% – 3.13 rpg – 0.19 apg
– Final stats of the conference
– So much promise on offense for this 6’8″ player, w/ great FG percentage off the floor. Hope he finds a team w/c will give him more playing time & role on offense soon, as time is short for this 25 year old rookie. Doesn’t deserve to be in any team’s doghouse, as he is w/ MBM now. Needs to work on his rebounding, though, as he doesn’t seem to be rebounding well for somebody his size & athleticism

JR Quinahan
– 24 g – 10.88 mpg – 3.33 ppg – 3-pt FG 33.3 % – 2-pt FG 43.8% – 3 rpg – 0.63 apg
– Minutes have dropped, thanks to the excellent play of Hugnatan & Feriosl. His numbers also has dropped. Seems to be good enough to be a PBA player, at least as backup player, but needs more consistent playing time to be able to contribute, something he’s not likely to have at Alaska

Ken Bono
– 19 g – 7.79 mpg – 3.16 ppg – 3-pt FG 54.5 % – 2-pt FG 39.1% – 2.32 rpg – 0.32 apg
– Even getting less minutes tha JR. Improved his FG percentages, but has not really taken that much attempts. The jury is still out for Ken, & he will likely need to go also somewhere else to get good playing time

Ryan Arana
– 17 g – 22.4 mpg – 8.47 ppg – 3-pt FG 24.3 % – 2-pt FG 44.6% – 3.35 rpg – 1.12 apg
– Final stats of the conference
– Getting great minutes, not shooting well from the 3-pt area, but good enough in the 2-pt area. Still, should’ve been producing more w/ the minutes he’s getting, but his not. Doesn’t seem to have the talent to stay long in this league

Yousif Aljamal
– 18 g – 25.11 mpg – 4.39 ppg – 3-pt FG 25.5 % – 2-pt FG 29.7% – 3.11 rpg – 0.72 apg
– Final stats of the conference
– Minutes have gone up, getting very good exposure, but FG percentages, points, & rebounds have not. Used to be his team’s main man in college, reduced to a mediocre role player in the PBA. W/ a new coach, new system, his future is not very certain

Chico Lanete
– 22 g – 21.9 mpg – 8.64 ppg – 3-pt FG 29.5 % – 2-pt FG 35.9% – 3.18 rpg – 2.5 apg
– Decent all around game for a guard, rebounding, assisting, shooting. Getting good minutes, but scoring has been erratic, being forced to play behind James Yap. As long as he stays w/ Purefoods, he’ll likely have a good couple of years in this league

Jojo Duncil
– 15 g – 15.33 mpg – 5.87 ppg – 3-pt FG 29.4 % – 2-pt FG 43.5% – 2.2 rpg – 0.8 apg
– Offense has been erratic, has shown good one on one moves, just hasn’t been delivering most of the time. Still not sure if he has what it takes to be a player in this league

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5 thoughts on “2008 PBA Rookies Performance (Feb 08)

  1. you have no clue what your talking about. you probably dont even play basketball, you are just one of those people that have dreams of playing but never had the heart or talent to make it. there are certain situations that you are not aware of on each and every team. you dont know what is behind it all. so before you start talking bad about players maybe you should do some research instead of just watching it on tv!!!!

  2. Gee, Joe. I don’t have to play basketball to see that Welcoat still sucks even if you were around getting a hefty paycheck from them. Anybody can see that. Your stats suck, too, so I wonder why the heck Welcoat should continue to pay you all those millions per year? lol

  3. I WONT GET INTO THE DETAILS WITH SOMEBODY THATS DOESNT KNOW BASKETBALL. ANYBODY CAN READ STATS ON THE MORNING PAPER. BUT YES I DO AGREE WITH YOU, MY STATS SHOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER REGARDLESS THE SITUATION, BUT IM NOT TALKING ABOUT ME. IM TALKING ABOUT THE OTHER PLAYERS YOU TALK DOWN ON. YOU PROBABLY CUT AND PASTE EVERYTHING FROM THE INTERNET PHILSTAR ANYWAY. I BET YOU WELCOAT WILL BE A TOP TEAM NEXT YEAR, SINCE YOU ARE SUCH A CRITIC. YOU SHOULD LET WELCOAT WORRY ABOUT MY CHECK AND QUIT THINKING SO MUCH ABOUT ME. BUT THANKS FOR THINKING OF ME!!!

  4. Wow. Is that really you, Joe? I thought it was some jerk pretending to be Joe Devance, but you really seems to be into it.

    Anyway, hey, I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings, I just try to call it as I see it. I don’t think I was overly critical of anybody’s game, heck, I’ve seen worst critics out there.

    I’m not hesitant to praise a good performance, but I don’t try to sugarcoat bad performances, either.

    I hope you see my comments as “constructive” criticisms, and prove me wrong out there on the court.

  5. I LIKE PEOPLE LIKE YOU BECAUSE IT MAKES ME STRONGER!! BUT THANKS FOR CRITICISM. TRY NOT TO BE SO HARSH ON THE OTHER PLAYERS. ILL SEE WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY WHEN I GET BACK. I LOVE THE PHILIPPINES, ITS A GREAT EXPERIENCE.

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