Tuesday, August 14, 2012

2012 PBA Rookie Draft:Sleepers/Steal of the Draft

2012 PBA Rookie Draft Sleepers/Steal of the Draft

Ronald Pascual - San Sebastian College-Recoletos Stags / NLEX
Height: 6-2
Position: SG/SF

  • Outside Sniping
  • Athleticism
  • Well rounded-game
  • Explosive Dunker
  • High-Leaper
Weakness/es: Fragile Knee
PBA Player at best:  Cyrus Baguio
PBA Player at worst: Kiko Adriano

Among the Draft hopefuls, Pascual is one of the players who can catch your attention with his well-rounded skillset. Despite having 2 ACL Injury before (1 when he played for Adamson Team B and 1 last season) , the guy can be a pretty good PBA Player based on his performance these past few years.Ronald who hails from Pampanga can play the shooting guard to small forward position, he stands around 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-3 and very versatile enough to play inside and out. He showed some flashes of brilliance during his stint in PBA D-League for NLEX Road Warriors with his stellar performances, he can contribute either  from beyond the arc or by slashing through the lane either by layups or dunks. Aside from his talent, it seems that Pascual is actually a decent guy off the court based on his schoolmates.

Kelly Nabong - Blackwater Sports (PBA D-League)
Position: PF/C

  •  Workhorse
  •  Physical
  •  Rebounder
  •  Hustle-Player
Weakness/es: Raw Offensive arsenal
                     Live and Die inside the shaded Lane

PBA Player at best:  Harvey Carrey
PBA Player at worst: Rob Reyes(not bad though)

Nabong is a typical hard-worker type of fil-am who can live the physicality of PBA. He can play the Power Forward and the Center Position as a defensive stopper or as a hustle Player. He can help in offense through putbacks, offensive rebounds, hustle plays, and   tough screens to provide an open space for the shooter while in defense he is a hard-nosed defensive type of player.

 Jr Buensuceso - Pacific Pipes Steel Masters (PBA D-League)


Position: PG/SG


  •  Terrific Ball Handling
  •  Finisher of the break
  •  Combo Guard

Weakness/es: Inconsistency

PBA Player at best: Mark Caguioa/ Jimmy Alapag
PBA Player at worst: Rudy Linggany

The former Division 2 BYU-Hawaii star was a finalist of Bob Cousy Awards Which was won by Ty Lawson(Denver Nuggest) of the University of North Carolina. JR has a pretty solid collegiate career as he was  one of their focal point of offense, He has a very effective penetration skills due to his speed and ball handling skills. His developing outside sniping can develop him to a dependable combo-guard in the PBA. He will never be a Bob Cousy Awards finalist for nothing.



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