December 21, 2007 by Christian Angelo Jacinto
I know I’m not the only one who brags about this, but being a good ambassador of Philippine Basketball Bloggers let me say it again, THE PBA WEBSITE NEEDS SOME REVAMPING! Okay.. enough of that, I’m beginning to sound like Sydman.. anyway..
Let’s talk Stats. Since we can’t get enough information from the PBA website, we decided to come up with an improvised stat board on excel. As I’m updating the stat board last night, I’ve noticed quite a few things worth writing about. And here it is..
Ryan Reyes actually rebounds BETTER than Marlou Aquino
We’ve seen many surprises this year, Sta.Lucia riding on a win streak. Asi being shipped to Coke, Espinas to Air 21, Welcoat beating TNT and Magnolia. But after its all said and done.. the biggest surprise of them all is that SLR’s starting point guard, a rookie btw, who missed one game, Ryan Reyes actually rebounds better than their starting center who played all 14 games this season, Marlou Aquino. Yes, you’ve heard that right.. Ryan Reyes who played 13 games this season came up with a total of 67 rebounds (5.2 a game) while Marlou, who played 14 games this year, tallied a total of 46 freaking rebounds. Yes, 46. And no, that is not a typographical error. Oh and yes, I can name some other guards who rebound better than Marlou Aquino.
1) LA Tenorio: A total of 50 rebounds, 4 more than Marlou.
2) Wynne Arboleda: 50 rebounds too, 4 more than Marlou.
3) Roger Yap: 52 rebounds, 6 more than Marlou.
4) Jimmy Alapag: 52 rebounds, 6 more than Marlou
5) Willie Miller: 72 rebounds, 26 more than Marlou
6) Mike Cortez: 55 rebounds, 9 more than Marlou
7) Jeff Cariasso: 75 rebounds, 29 more than Marlou
8) Jayjay Helterbrand: 76 rebounds, 30 more than Marlou
9) Ronald Tubid: 68 rebounds, 22 more than Marlou
and last but not the least..
10) TOPEX FREAKING ROBINSON: A guy who’s literally a mile shorter than Marlou Aquino but still managed to grab more rebounds than Marlou. Topex grabbed 55 compared to Marlou’s 46.
So what am I pointing out? To tell you honestly.. I don’t freaking know. I know Marlou hasn’t been always known for his rebounding but man.. he’s a towering 6’9 guy, and towering 6’9 guys need to atleast grab about 6 or 7 boards a night. And another thing, to be outrebounded by 10 other smaller guards isn’t really a good way to establish your six foot ninenity. (Oh man, I suck at making words)
Kalani Ferreria is a stat freak!
I don’t really get it, why would a team give up someone like Kalani Ferreria? That guy is every fantasy hoopster’s fantasy! If given the playing time, I think he can be someone effective for a team. Here’s a perfect example of what Kalani Ferreria can do, in their previous game against Air 21, Kalani played 30 minutes and he had great stats. He scored 11 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, dished out 7 assists and had a solitary block and a steal.
Rodney Santos and Poch Juinio are 1 million and 2 million guys
one trillion (wun tril’-yun) noun. Denotes those occasions in which a player logs one minute of playing time without recording any other statistic. The term is derived from the player’s statistical line in a box score, which (sometimes) reads as a one followed by 12 zeros — the conventional English-language numeric representation of one trillion.
Since our stat board only shows the number of games played, the total points, assists, steals, rebounds, blocks and total statistical number. I decided to turn one trillion into one million. And since I love Poch Jiunio so much, might as well put his 2 game appearance into consideration.
Rodney Santos has played a total of 1 game and logged in 0 points, 0 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals, 0 blocks thus leading to a statistical total of 0 Stats. Whilst my man Poch played two games and logged the same number of everything! Congratulations Poch and Rodney, you guys are the first ever recipient of the One Million and Two Million award!
Jayjay Helterbrand is still the best point guard in the Philippines
Whether you guys like it or not, statistically speaking.. Jayjay is still the best guard in our country. While Jimmy Alapag could serve as a close competition, Jayjay’s numbers are better than Jimmy.
Jayjay’s averaging about 18 PPG, 5.4 RPG and 7 APG while Jimmy on the other hand is averaging 14.1 PPG, 3.7 RPG and 6.5 APG. Let’s also take into consideration that Jimmy is playing in a loaded team while Jayjay is playing with uhm.. let’s say an inconsistent good team.
Well that wraps up the first ever edition of Statistically speaking. Keep those hate mails coming! :D