San Miguel Alab Pilipinas

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas (under the corporate name Pilipinas Basketball Club, Inc. or PBCI) is a Filipino basketball team currently playing in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) under the sponsorship of San Miguel Corporation. The team is owned and managed by the sports talent management firm, Virtual Playground, headed by talent agents Dondon Monteverde and Charlie Dy.[1] Alab Pilipinas is the fourth Philippine team to play in the ABL.[1] Alab is a Filipino word that translates as "blaze" in English.

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas
2019–20 San Miguel Alab Pilipinas season
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas logo
LeaguesASEAN Basketball League
Founded2016
HistoryAlab Pilipinas
(2016–2017)
Tanduay Alab Pilipinas
(2017–2018)
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas
(2018–present)
ArenaVarious
Team colorsRed, Blue, White
     
Head coachJimmy Alapag
Championships1
(2018)
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The team previously played as Alab Pilipinas during the 2016-17 ABL season as the fourth ABL team from the Philippines, they changed their name for a short time as Tanduay Alab Pilipinas under the sponsorship of Tanduay Distillers, Inc. from November 2017 to January 2018.

HistoryEdit

"Alab Pilipinas" (top) and "Tanduay Alab Pilipinas" (bottom) logos

Six of its original players are ABL veterans who had previously played for the Champion team San Miguel in the 2013 ABL season. The team staged their home games in venues located in Biñan, Laguna, Cebu, and Davao during the entire duration of their first season.[1] They organized several basketball clinics together with the local government units as part of the basketball grassroots development program.[2]

The team was sponsored by liquor brand Tanduay and played as Tanduay-Alab Pilipinas[3] from November 2017 to January 2018. On February 1, 2018, San Miguel Corporation took over as the team's sponsor and was renamed San Miguel Alab Pilipinas. The sudden separation with Tanduay came about reportedly due to differences between the two parties in the handling of the team.[4]

RosterEdit

Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G/F 2     Gray, Jeremiah 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 25 – (1996-08-16)16 August 1996 Dominican
F 3     Domingo, Lawrence 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 32 – (1989-04-11)11 April 1989 Eastern New Mexico
G 5     Brickman, Jason 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 30 – (1991-11-19)19 November 1991 LIU Brooklyn
F/C 13   Rangel, Tzaddy 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 24 – (1996-12-22)22 December 1996 National-U
G 15     Heading, Jordan 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 25 – (1996-01-30)30 January 1996 Cal Baptist
G/F 18   Vigil, Louie 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 30 – (1991-09-26)26 September 1991 UST
F 23   Fields, John (WI) 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 33 – (1988-03-30)30 March 1988
F 24     Ganuelas-Rosser, Brandon 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 27 – (1994-06-29)29 June 1994 UC Riverside
G/F 27   Aban, Aaron 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 39 – (1982-04-08)8 April 1982 Letran
F 32   Brownlee, Justin (WI) 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 33 – (1988-04-23)23 April 1988 Temple
G 30   Caracut, Andrei 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 25 – (1996-01-30)30 January 1996 De La Salle
F/C 55   King, Nick (WI) 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 26 – (1995-08-05)5 August 1995 Middle Tennessee
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Team manager
  •   Charlie Dy
  •   Dondon Monteverde

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (WI) World import
  •   Injured


Head coachesEdit

Name Tenure Totals Regular season Playoffs
G W L PCT G W L PCT G W L PCT
Mac Cuan November 29, 2016 – March 26, 2017 22 11 11 .500 20 11 9 .550 2 0 2 .000
Jimmy Alapag November 19, 2017 – present 55 39 16 .709 46 32 14 .696 10 7 3 .700
Totals 77 50 27 .649 66 43 23 .652 12 7 5 .583

Notable playersEdit

Note: Players mentioned below are recipients of ABL awards or recognitions ONLY.

Name Nationality Award(s)
Renaldo Balkman Puerto Rican 2018: ABL Defensive Player of the Year
2018: ABL Champion
Bobby Ray Parks Jr. Filipino

American

2017, 2018, 2019: 3x ABL Local MVP
2018: ABL Finals MVP
2018: ABL Champion
Jason Brickman Filipino

American

2016: ABL Finals MVP
2016: ABL Champion

Team resultsEdit

Season Team name Elimination round Playoffs
Finish W L PCT Stage Results
2016–17 Alab Pilipinas 3rd/6 11 9 .550 Semifinals Lost Semifinals to Singapore Slingers, 0–2
2017–18 San Miguel Alab Pilipinas 3rd/9 14 6 .700 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Won Quarterfinals vs. Saigon Heat, 2–0
Won Semifinals vs. Hong Kong Eastern, 2–0
Won ABL Finals vs. Mono Vampire, 3–2
2018–19 2nd/10 18 8 .692 Quarterfinals Lost Quarterfinals to Hong Kong Eastern, 0–2
2019–20 2nd/10 10 6 .625 Season cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia
Total elimination round 53 29 .646 2 semifinals appearances
Total playoffs 7 6 .538 1 Finals appearance
Total franchise 60 35 .632 1 championship

Home arenaEdit

Unlike other teams in the ABL, Alab Pilipinas doesn't have a primary venue. Instead, it tours around the Philippines, mostly in the Mega Manila, with select games elsewhere.

The team hosted all but one of their 2018 ABL Playoffs games at the Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Santa Rosa, Laguna.

Current (for the 2018–19 ABL season)
Former

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Terrado, Reuben (August 6, 2016). "Monteverde-Dy tandem to field Philippine representative in coming ABL season". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
  2. ^ Dy, Richard (August 6, 2016). "New Philippine ball club joins ABL for 2017 season". Fox Sports Asia. Archived from the original on September 18, 2016. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  3. ^ Sykioco, Leif (October 17, 2017). "Alab eyes better finish in bigger ABL". The Philippine Star. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  4. ^ Riego, Norman Lee Benjamin (February 1, 2018). "Former champion returns to ABL as Alab Pilipinas backer". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  5. ^ Terrado, Reuben (November 14, 2016). "Alab Pilipinas makes ABL debut in home game against Singapore Slingers". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Terrado, Reuben. "Untitled". Twitter. Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved November 14, 2016. Alab Pilipinas will play home games in Binan, Sta Rosa, Olivarez College gym, and Davao.#ABL @aseanbasketball | @reubensports
  7. ^ a b Riego, Norman Lee Benjamin (November 21, 2016). "Alab Pilipinas coming to a venue near you". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved November 22, 2016.

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