Christian Standhardinger piques interest of teams ahead of PBA draft

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But squads which miss out on taking Standhardinger could still get their man as the deadline for local-born aspirants is on October 12.The 2017 PBA Rookie Draft is on October 29 at Robinson’s Place Manila.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Rice, Castro deliver as TNT survives Rain or Shine for semis berth LATEST STORIES In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “If we can get a guy like Standhardinger, with his experience and demeanor on the court and his skillset, he can easily turn this franchise around,” said Kia coach Chris Gavina, whose team owns the number one pick in this year’s draft.The same goes with NLEX coach Yeng Guiao, though he’s aware of the Road Warriors’ position at number two.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We don’t have any plans yet, but the obvious route for us is if Standhardinger goes number one, maybe we’ll go with Kiefer Ravena,” the fiery mentor said, touching on the possibility of the 23-year-old playmaker declaring for the draft. “If Kiefer is number one, then we’ll go with Standhardinger. That’s really the obvious thing we could come up to right now.”Picking third, Blackwater still hasn’t come up with its wishlist. “We still need to know more about whose in the draft,” said team manager Johnson Martines. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Photo from Fiba.comDespite the uncertainty surrounding his status, Christian Standhardinger remains a solid prospect for the top teams drafting in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.Three of the four teams picking in the upper thirds of the annual rookie selection expressed their desire to sign up the 28-year-old big man even if he had already signed a contract with Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions in the ASEAN Basketball League.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson But Phoenix coach Ariel Vanguardia, meanwhile, is hoping against the odds that somehow, the Fil-German forward would fall through the cracks and drop to four.“I’m hopeful that Standhardinger will be available when our time comes,” said Vanguardia with the Fuel Masters owning two first round selections.Though Standhardinger is locked in a live contract with Hong Kong, his PBA draft application opens the chance for teams to claim his rights even when he’s out of the country until the end of the upcoming 2017-2018 ABL season. He could suit up in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the earliest.The team that does draft Standhardinger can work a buyout deal with the Long Lions, still granting if he could secure a release from his ABL team.Fanfare surrounding the hardworking bruiser shouldn’t come as a surprise, especially after his stellar play for Gilas Pilipinas in the Jones Cup, the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, and the 2017 SEA Games.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

DONEGAL TOWN FC GETS READY TO RUUUUUMBLE!

first_imgForget Haye v Chisora, Khan V Peterson or even the possible meeting of Mayweather and Paquiao because the best boxing action of the year will take place in the Abbey Hotel on Easter Saturday Night.For the past eight weeks sixteen fighters have been putting themselves through their paces to ensure they are ready when the bell rings, for the forthcoming White Collar Boxing Fight Night in aid of Donegal Town F.C.They have been put through their paces by the Fighting Fit Club and their trainers have seen blood, sweat and at times almost tears, as the fighter’s ramp up their preparations for the big night. The boxers have been honing all the relevant skills during their training sessions, learning the fundamentals of boxing. The intricate footwork has been polished, the bob and weave perfected, the all important punches landed and more importantly avoided.Some of the names on this heavyweight whose who of Donegal boxers include Johnny Byrne, Gary Ward, Benny Byrne, Darren Moy and Ciaran Harley.For those who don’t know, White Collar Boxing consists of three, one-and-a-half minute rounds, and all boxers have little or no experience inside a boxing ring.It is a brave step to climb inside the squared circle for the first time, so come along and show your support for our fighter’s who have given up hours of their time in order to create what should be an extremely entertaining spectacle. The event takes place on Easter Saturday Night, April 7th, in the Abbey Hotel. Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are priced at only €10. As the great Michael Buffer would say: “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble”Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyDONEGAL TOWN FC GETS READY TO RUUUUUMBLE! was last modified: April 6th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Town FCWhite Collar Boxinglast_img read more