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Stags star Sangalang declines Gilas invitation to focus on ‘future career in PBA’

Snow Badua [ Source: Spin PH ] – December 25, 2012

 

 "Kung ngayon ang filing ng application, magpapa-draft na talaga ako. Pero depende pa rin kapag nagbago isip o plano ko by July,” says San Sebastian star and reigning NCAA MVP Ian Sangalang. Jerome Ascano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SMART Gilas 2.0 shouldn’t expect Ian Sangalang to show up in any of its practices.

In an exclusive interview with Spin.ph on Monday, the agile big man from Pampanga and reigning NCAA MVP said he is passing up the chance to join the Gilas pool on the advice of his manager, Dennis Pineda, who wants him to focus on his future career in the pro league.

Sangalang was one of nine collegiate standouts from the Gilas cadet pool invited by national coach Chot Reyes to join the team’s practices as it prepares for tournaments in Dubai and Hong Kong early next month.

“Mag eensayo na sana ako nung (December 21) kaso sabi ng manager ko, stay put lang muna ako. Kasi may plano raw siya sa akin!”, said the soft-spoken San Sebastian star. “Hindi ko naman kinontra yung boss ko, kasi siya rin naman ang reason kung bakit nandito ako.”

Sangalang said he has utmost trust in Pineda, the former mayor of Lubao, Pampanga who has taken the 6-7 center and several other players from Pampanga like Calvin Abueva, long before they made a name for themselves in the big leagues.

“Medyo nalungkot din ako kasi gusto ko din mag national player, pero ganito rin pinagdaanan ko nun. Dati may offer sa akin La Salle, pero sabi ng boss ko, Baste raw ako. Hindi ko rin siguro nakuha kumpiyansa kong ganito kung hindi ako sumunod sa kanya!”

In a separate interview, Pineda, son of Pampanga governor Lilia, confirmed that he has advised Sangalang to focus on a future career in the pros.

Sangalang declared that he is now “80 percent sure” of joining the 2013 PBA draft in August where he is seen as a hands-down Top Three pick.

“Kung ngayon ang filing ng application, magpapa-draft na talaga ako. Pero depende pa rin kapag nagbago isip o plano ko by July,” said Sangalang, who is eager to follow in the footsteps of former teammate Abueva.

“Natutuwa talaga si boss sa ipinapakita ni Calvin sa PBA, pati si Arwind (Santos). Kaya siguro gusto niya mas marami pang players ang mapasikat sa liga,” said Sangalang of Pineda, who is seeking to inherit the Pampanga vice governership from another PBA icon, Yeng Guiao, in next year’s elections.

Aside from Sangalang, another Gilas invitee who has not shown up for the practices is Ateneo star Nico Salva.

 

Source: http://www.spin.ph/sports/basketball/news/stags-star-sangalang-declines-gilas-invitation-to-focus-on-future-career-in-pba-v02

TOP TEN NBA’s Greatest 3-Point Shooters Ever

10. Steve Nash3-Point Shots Made — 1474
3-Point Shots Attempted — 3421
3-Point Shot Percentage — 43.1 percentSteve Nash has a beautiful shot and is one of the best three-point shooters of the last 10 years.

Nash is a career .429 shooter from long distance, and has hit 1,565 three-pointers in his career.

Nash has only averaged 3.3 three-point shots per game during his career, so his percentage is a bit misleading, but he’s an amazing shooter nonetheless.

Photo: TOP TEN NBA's Greatest 3-Point Shooters Ever   </p><p>10. Steve Nash</p><p>3-Point Shots Made — 1474<br />3-Point Shots Attempted — 3421<br />3-Point Shot Percentage — 43.1 percent</p><p>Steve Nash has a beautiful shot and is one of the best three-point shooters of the last 10 years.</p><p>Nash is a career .429 shooter from long distance, and has hit 1,565 three-pointers in his career.</p><p>Nash has only averaged 3.3 three-point shots per game during his career, so his percentage is a bit misleading, but he's an amazing shooter nonetheless.</p><p>#markbj
9. Mitch RichmondMitch Richmond was one of the best shooting guards of the 1990s, and is a borderline Hall of Famer.Richmond was one of the strongest guards of his era, but still managed to be an excellent three-point shooter.

His .388 three-point percentage while hitting 1,326 threes is quite impressive when he was the primary scoring option for the Sacramento Kings during the prime of is career.

Richmond was also one of Michael Jordan’s toughest defensive assignments in the 1990s.

Photo: TOP TEN NBA's Greatest 3-Point Shooters Ever </p><br /><p>9.  Mitch Richmond</p><br /><p>Mitch Richmond was one of the best shooting guards of the 1990s, and is a borderline Hall of Famer.</p><br /><p>Richmond was one of the strongest guards of his era, but still managed to be an excellent three-point shooter.</p><br /><p>His .388 three-point percentage while hitting 1,326 threes is quite impressive when he was the primary scoring option for the Sacramento Kings during the prime of is career.</p><br /><p>Richmond was also one of Michael Jordan's toughest defensive assignments in the 1990s.</p><br /><p>#markbj
8. Tim Legler3-Point Shots Made — 260
3-Point Shots Attempted — 603
3-Point Shot Percentage — 43.1 percentAs far as pure long distance shooters go, Tim Legler is as efficient and fluid as they come.

The 1995-96 three-point shootout champion shot a career .431 percent from the outside, including an amazing .522 percentage in the 1995-96 season.

Photo: TOP TEN NBA's Greatest 3-Point Shooters Ever </p><br /><p>8. Tim Legler</p><br /><p>3-Point Shots Made — 260<br /><br />3-Point Shots Attempted — 603<br /><br />3-Point Shot Percentage — 43.1 percent</p><br /><p>As far as pure long distance shooters go, Tim Legler is as efficient and fluid as they come.</p><br /><p>The 1995-96 three-point shootout champion shot a career .431 percent from the outside, including an amazing .522 percentage in the 1995-96 season.</p><br /><p>#markbj
7. Steve Kerr3-Point Shots Made — 726
3-Point Shots Attempted — 1599
3-Point Shot Percentage — 45.4 percentSteve Kerr was an amazing three-point shooter, and a very important piece of Chicago Bulls three championships from 1996-98.

Kerr hit them in the regular season at a career .454 percent rate, but also had some memorable playoff threes.

Kerr is actually the all-time leader in three-point percentage, and also won the 1997 three-point shootout in Cleveland.

Yes he benefited from being open while Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were driving the lane, but he still knocked down the shots, no matter how much pressure there was.

Photo: TOP TEN NBA's Greatest 3-Point Shooters Ever </p><br /><p>7. Steve Kerr</p><br /><p>3-Point Shots Made — 726<br /><br />3-Point Shots Attempted — 1599<br /><br />3-Point Shot Percentage — 45.4 percent</p><br /><p>Steve Kerr was an amazing three-point shooter, and a very important piece of Chicago Bulls three championships from 1996-98.</p><br /><p>Kerr hit them in the regular season at a career .454 percent rate, but also had some memorable playoff threes.</p><br /><p>Kerr is actually the all-time leader in three-point percentage, and also won the 1997 three-point shootout in Cleveland.</p><br /><p>Yes he benefited from being open while Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were driving the lane, but he still knocked down the shots, no matter how much pressure there was.</p><br /><p>#markbj
6. Dennis Scott3-Point Shots Made — 1214
3-Point Shots Attempted — 3060
3-Point Shot Percentage — 39.7 percen3-D was an outstanding player in his NBA career.

He got his nickname 3-D by his ability to make consistent long 3-pointers in the game.

In the 1995/96 year, this player made the record with 267, 3-pointers in one season.

Photo: TOP TEN NBA's Greatest 3-Point Shooters Ever </p><br /><p>6. Dennis Scott</p><br /><p>3-Point Shots Made — 1214<br /><br />3-Point Shots Attempted — 3060<br /><br />3-Point Shot Percentage — 39.7 percen</p><br /><p>3-D was an outstanding player in his NBA career.</p><br /><p>He got his nickname 3-D by his ability to make consistent long 3-pointers in the game.</p><br /><p>In the 1995/96 year, this player made the record with 267, 3-pointers in one season.</p><br /><p>#markbj
5. Glen RiceGlen Rice is one of the smoothest shooters ever, and was one of the best three-point shooters of the 1990s.During his 16-year great career with the Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets, and Los Angeles Lakers, and others, Rice hit 1,559 threes with a .400 percentage.

How good was Rice’s shooting? In the 1997 NBA All-Star game Rice’s three-point exhibition earned him the All-Star record for most points in a quarter and a half.

He won the game’s MVP award, which you’d think would have been obvious with the records, but some guy named Michael Jordan had the first ever All-Star triple-double that

Photo: TOP TEN NBA's Greatest 3-Point Shooters Ever </p><br /><p>5. Glen Rice</p><br /><p>Glen Rice is one of the smoothest shooters ever, and was one of the best three-point shooters of the 1990s.</p><br /><p>During his 16-year great career with the Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets, and Los Angeles Lakers, and others, Rice hit 1,559 threes with a .400 percentage.</p><br /><p>How good was Rice's shooting? In the 1997 NBA All-Star game Rice's three-point exhibition earned him the All-Star record for most points in a quarter and a half. </p><br /><p>He won the game's MVP award, which you'd think would have been obvious with the records, but some guy named Michael Jordan had the first ever All-Star triple-double that </p><br /><p>#markbj
4. Peja Stojakovic3-Point Shots Made — 1703
3-Point Shots Attempted — 4256
3-Point Shot Percentage — 40.0 percentPeja Stojakovic is the best shooter of any international player in NBA history, and is one of the most deadly three-point shooters of the last decade.

He’s made over 1,700 threes in his career, while doing so at a .400 percent rate.

Stojakovic was a big part of the Sacramento Kings’ success in the early 2000s, and finally got his first championship ring this past season with the Dallas Mavericks.

Photo: TOP TEN NBA's Greatest 3-Point Shooters Ever </p><br /><p>4. Peja Stojakovic</p><br /><p>3-Point Shots Made — 1703<br /><br />3-Point Shots Attempted — 4256<br /><br />3-Point Shot Percentage — 40.0 percent</p><br /><p>Peja Stojakovic is the best shooter of any international player in NBA history, and is one of the most deadly three-point shooters of the last decade.</p><br /><p>He's made over 1,700 threes in his career, while doing so at a .400 percent rate.</p><br /><p>Stojakovic was a big part of the Sacramento Kings' success in the early 2000s, and finally got his first championship ring this past season with the Dallas Mavericks.</p><br /><p>#markbj
3. Reggie Miller3-Point Shots Made — 2560
3-Point Shots Attempted — 6486
3-Point Shot Percentage — 39.5 percentReggie Miller is one of the greatest shooters ever, and one of the most clutch playoff shooters of all time.

Miller is second all-time with 2,560 three-pointers made, and shot a solid .395 percent in his career.

Miller was not only a spot up outside shooter, he could shoot them all off-balance, fading away, and in big playoff games, like in the 1995 Eastern Conference semifinals against the Knicks.

Photo: TOP TEN NBA's Greatest 3-Point Shooters Ever </p><br /><p>3. Reggie Miller</p><br /><p>3-Point Shots Made — 2560<br /><br />3-Point Shots Attempted — 6486<br /><br />3-Point Shot Percentage — 39.5 percent</p><br /><p>Reggie Miller is one of the greatest shooters ever, and one of the most clutch playoff shooters of all time.</p><br /><p>Miller is second all-time with 2,560 three-pointers made, and shot a solid .395 percent in his career.</p><br /><p>Miller was not only a spot up outside shooter, he could shoot them all off-balance, fading away, and in big playoff games, like in the 1995 Eastern Conference semifinals against the Knicks.</p><br /><p>#markbj
2. Larry Bird3-Point Shots Made — 649
3-Point Shots Attempted — 1727
3-Point Shot Percentage — 37.6 percentLarry Bird is the best three-point shooter of the 1980s, and would routinely break teams’ backs with a big three-point shot late in the fourth quarter.

Bird made 649 threes in his career at a .376 rate, but stats don’t tell the whole story.

Bird would hit three-pointers with guys all over him, fading away, and off balance.

He won the first three three-point shootouts ever, and even would walk into the locker room before the contests and ask the other contestants who was going to finish second.

With countless clutch playoff three-pointers, Bird’s ability to shoot well on the game’s biggest stage, the NBA Finals, puts him ahead of Miller.

Also, don’t get me wrong, watch some old-time videos of Bird shooting and tell me if Reggie is better than him.

Photo: TOP TEN NBA's Greatest 3-Point Shooters Ever </p><br /><p>2. Larry Bird</p><br /><p>3-Point Shots Made — 649<br /><br />3-Point Shots Attempted — 1727<br /><br />3-Point Shot Percentage — 37.6 percent</p><br /><p>Larry Bird is the best three-point shooter of the 1980s, and would routinely break teams' backs with a big three-point shot late in the fourth quarter.</p><br /><p>Bird made 649 threes in his career at a .376 rate, but stats don't tell the whole story.</p><br /><p>Bird would hit three-pointers with guys all over him, fading away, and off balance.</p><br /><p>He won the first three three-point shootouts ever, and even would walk into the locker room before the contests and ask the other contestants who was going to finish second.</p><br /><p>With countless clutch playoff three-pointers, Bird's ability to shoot well on the game's biggest stage, the NBA Finals, puts him ahead of Miller.</p><br /><p>Also, don't get me wrong, watch some old-time videos of Bird shooting and tell me if Reggie is better than him.</p><br /><p>#markbj
1. Ray Allen3-Point Shots Made — 2602
3-Point Shots Attempted — 6317
3-Point Shot Percentage — 40.2 percentRay Allen is the all-time leader in three-pointers made with 2,600 of them and counting, with a .402 percentage.

Allen has the best shooting form in NBA history, and gets to the gym hours before anyone, and is the last one to leave.

His work ethic and ability to stay confident when he’s having an off night helps make him the greatest shooter ever.

Not only is the greatest regular season shooter, he’s hit countless big shots in the playoffs.

Here are some of his big time playoff three-pointers and records:

Record 8 threes in one NBA Finals game, 2010 Game 2.

Game winner in 2011 1st round vs. Knicks, Game 1.

Game winner in 2009 1st round vs. Bulls, Game 2.

2008 NBA FINALS

Photo: TOP TEN NBA's Greatest 3-Point Shooters Ever </p><br /><p>1. Ray Allen</p><br /><p>3-Point Shots Made — 2602<br /><br />3-Point Shots Attempted — 6317<br /><br />3-Point Shot Percentage — 40.2 percent</p><br /><p>Ray Allen is the all-time leader in three-pointers made with 2,600 of them and counting, with a .402 percentage.</p><br /><p>Allen has the best shooting form in NBA history, and gets to the gym hours before anyone, and is the last one to leave.</p><br /><p>His work ethic and ability to stay confident when he's having an off night helps make him the greatest shooter ever.</p><br /><p>Not only is the greatest regular season shooter, he's hit countless big shots in the playoffs.</p><br /><p>Here are some of his big time playoff three-pointers and records:</p><br /><p>Record 8 threes in one NBA Finals game, 2010 Game 2.</p><br /><p>Game winner in 2011 1st round vs. Knicks, Game 1.</p><br /><p>Game winner in 2009 1st round vs. Bulls, Game 2.</p><br /><p>2008 NBA FINALS</p><br /><p>#markbj

NBA Trivia:

On July 2nd, 2012 Michael Jordan was asked a question by a Espn reporter . ” Who is better Kobe Bryant or Lebron James?”
All it took was a one-word answer for Michael Jordan to settle the Kobe Bryant-LeBron James debate. Jordan Simply Said “Kobe” . Thats how you Know KOBE IS BETTER THAN LEBRON .credits: Lakers Nation News & Updates


Photo: NBA Trivia:</p><p>On July 2nd, 2012 Michael Jordan was asked a question by a Espn reporter . " Who is better Kobe Bryant or Lebron James?"<br />All it took was a one-word answer for Michael Jordan to settle the Kobe Bryant-LeBron James debate. Jordan Simply Said "Kobe" . Thats how you Know KOBE IS BETTER THAN LEBRON .</p><p>credits: Lakers Nation News & Updates</p><p>†Roi†

Painters, Mixers snap 1-1 tie today

Musong R. Castillo [ Source: Inquirer ] – December 25, 2012

RAIN or Shine’s Gabe Norwood goes after the ball as San Mig Coffee’s Wesley Gonzales looks on in their previous game. AUGUST DELA CRUZAfter what happened last Friday, Yeng Guiao thinks the season to be jolly is not on the basketball floor.

“It’s really a battle out there,” Guiao said yesterday after preparing his Rain or Shine crew for a fightback from the worst loss of their partnership against San Mig Coffee. “The Christmas spirit will only matter before or after the game.”

The Elasto Painters and the Mixers break their 1-1 tie in the PBA Philippine Cup’s Final Four at 5:15 p.m. today at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay with Rain or Shine and Guiao still licking the wounds of a 24-point, Game 2 loss.

“We don’t plan to give anything in any way or whatever manner,” continued the mercurial drillmaster. “After losing big in Game 2, we prepared very hard for Game 3. Winning is a matter of pride for this team.”

The Painters, easily the most physical squad in the league under Guiao after he took over close to two years ago, lost their focus Friday night and were nowhere near the fearsome side that they were in the series opener.

Guiao has never lost as big as he did with the Painters before Friday, and he could only scratch his head while watching the rout from the press room for most of the second half after being ejected for continuous complaining.

“The first thing we want to do is to regain our mental toughness,” Guiao said when asked of what could be the key to Game 3. “We gave in to our frustrations in Game 2 because of the breaks of the game.”

Paul Lee was the biggest missing entity for Guiao in the second game, held to a mere seven points and five assists in 23 minutes despite a hot start.

The entire squad went cold together with the former Rookie of the Year, with Larry Rodriguez and JR Quiñahan’s 12 points proving enough to lead the Painters in scoring.

And while Guiao did single out their loss of focus as the culprit, he may have to devise something to stop former two-time MVP James Yap from again dominating.

The 6-foot-2 gunslinger rattled off seven triples on the way to a season-best 34 points and together with Marc Barroca, Joe Devance and Peter June Simon, scored just one point less than the entire Rain or Shine total.

“We need to stay in the game mentally, and at the same time, not let loose their shooters,” Guiao said. “James Yap played his best game of the season.”

This is the second straight conference that Guiao is playing Tim Cone and the Mixers in a playoff series, and Cone knows that this could be a pivotal outing for both squads.

The winner of this series will advance to another best-of-seven affair against the winner of the Talk ‘N Text-Alaska matchup for the title.

That series is also knotted at a game apiece after JV Casio and Calvin Abueva proved unstoppable in a 100-88 Game 2 win. The third game is slated tomorrow also at Mall of Asia Arena.

http://www.pba-online.net/pba/Painters-Mixers-snap-11-tie-today/19388/