• PBA Release Schedule for 45th Season Philippine Cup 2020, Beyonce sings for Kobe Bryant, Vanessa Bryant shares touching message for Kobe,Laker-Portland pays tribute to Kobe Bryant, Ginebra wins Governors Cup Title once again, SEA Games: Philippines Overall Champions, Hidilyn Diaz bags another gold!, Manny Pacquiao ushers in the cauldron lighting during SEA Games Opening, Ateneo Blue Eagles UAAP Champs Once again!, Thirdy Ravena makes history as only UAAP Player to win Finals MVP 3 straight times, MPBL probe continues, Phoenix Fuel Masters trade Bobby Ray Parks to Talk 'n Text, Lakers dominating the West, GSW is having issues, Zion Williamson has minor knee issues, Tacko Fall is a beast but with no playing time as Celtics have best record so far!, NLEX outlast Talk 'n Text, Japeth Aguilar marries long-time GF Cassandra Naidas!, UAAP New Era Caps on Sale at Zillingo, Baller Spotlight:Jeron Teng dances Twerk it Like Miley with Teammates: VIDEO here! FIBA World Cup: Philippines in Group D //GILAS: 6'0 Fil-Italian pointguard Dalph Panopio shines again , UFC:

Search This Blog

  • Share
  • Bookmark and Share

    Monday, August 20, 2012

    Junemar Fajardo of Petron Deserves To Be The Number 1 Pick of The 2012 PBA Draft: He Has Height and Skills!

    By Val Marvin Macanas

    C/O MC Lopecillo

    After quite sometime we will once again have a super player coming from the University of Cebu (UC). We all know that Don Don Hontiveros came from UC and now it is the turn of Junemar Fajardo to make the Cebuano basketball fans proud. With his 6'9 height, basketball critics are saying that he will just end up to be like Sam Eman, but I beg to disagree with them. This guy earned the respect of the PBA scouts after his successfull stint in the University of Cebu Webmasters squad and with the San Miguel Beermen of the Asean Basketball League.

    Fajardo led UC to numerous Championships in the Visayan Region. He even played against the 7 footer Greg Slaughter when the latter was still playing for the University of Visayas Lancers. They also went up against each other in the Philippine Colegiate Champions League (PCCL)- the Philippines' version of US NCAA wherein top teams from all over the Philippines slug it out for the right to be hailed as the National Champions. Fajardo and Slaughter met numerous times although UC never scored a win against Slaughter and the rest of the Ateneo Blue Eagles.

    Slaughter was definitely a good test for Junemar and that experience of going against each other would be very vital as he starts his journey towards becoming a good PBA big man.

    During those precious moments when Junemar and the rest of the UC Webmasters played against the top teams in Metro Manila such as Ateneo, San Beda, San Sebastian and De La Salle proved the he can compete against the best of the best amateur big men in the college ranks. He showed not only his rebounding skills and his defensive skills, but also his Tim Duncan like bankers and hook shots. Yeah, he can score both from inside the shaded lane and the perimeter. Just like the Big Fundamental, he has a nice soft touch from the perimeter.

    You probably didn't see the whole package of his game in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) because of the limited playing time that he had due to the abundance of imports in his team, but I'm assuring you that he can score and do so many things on the court based on what I saw in the PCCL. So, to those who were not impressed with his performance in the ABL, think again.

    Here's a little PBA Draft 2012 Recap of Picks Round 1: number 1-10. Number 1 Pick of Petron: Junemar Fajardo, Number 2 Pick of Alaska: Calvin Abueva, Number 3 Pick of Petron: Alex Mallari, Number 4 Pick of Meralco: Cliff Hodge, Number 5 Pick of Barako Bull: Aldrech Ramos, Number 6 Pick of Ginebra: Chris Ellis, Number 7 Pick of Rain or Shine: Chris Tiu, Number 8 Pick of Ginebra: Keith Jensen, Number 9 Pick of Global Port (From B-Meg): Vic Manuel, and Number 10 Pick of Global Port: Jason Deutchmann.

    No comments:

    Post a Comment