Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Taking a look at the DLSU Green Archers

Taking a look at the DLSU Green Archers
by rick olivares

This is something I’ve had on my workstation for a while but couldn’t make heads or tails out of it until I had more data.

During the first round, offensive-wise, La Salle (4-3 in the first round) averaged 72.7 points (tops), 17.3 assists (second), 6.4 steals (second), 16.7 turnover points (first), and 37.4 points in the paint (tops) per game.

So no doubt about it, the Green Archers can score some.

LA Revilla has led the green and white with 11.7 points while Jarelan Tampus ha chipped in 10.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game.

What I don’t get is outside Revilla, four other La Sallians have averaged more minutes than Tampus (who doesn’t turn over the ball as much 1.3 TOs) yet they score less.

Take a look at these first round numbers:
Maui Villanueva 21.1 mins with 5.6 points, 4.1 rebounds
Luigi dela Paz 20.7 mins with 7.9 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.6 assists
Norbert Torres 19.1 mins with 8.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.3 assists
Simon Atkins 19.0 mins with 4.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.0 steals

When DLSU wins, Tampus averages 13.0 points while Revilla scores 10.
In loses, take note of the drop off: Tampus scored 7 while Revilla racks up 11.

It has been said that DLSU has no go-to guy. I’d say that there you go – Revilla and Tampus. And I’d give more playing time to dela Paz because he is has the makings of a go-to guy.

But La Salle has lost four consecutive games to Adamson, UE, UST, and Ateneo.

I don’t have the stats on the Adamson-La Salle game but here are their last three games:

Vs. UE
LA Revilla 31 minutes, 9 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists,
Maui Villanueva 26 minutes, 2 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist
Luigi dela Paz 10 minutes, 4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists
Norbert Torres 26 minutes, 12 points, 8 rebounds
Simon Atkins 17 minutes, 5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist
Jarelan Tampus 16 minutes, 2 points, 3 rebounds (Okay he wasn’t as productive here but he had a better day than Villanueva)

LA Revilla 27 minutes, 8 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, and 1 steal
Maui Villanueva 26 minutes, 2 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal
Luigi dela Paz 15 minutes, 2 points, 1 rebound, and 1 assist
Norbert Torres 22 minutes, 4 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks
Simon Atkins 19 minutes, 3 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal
Jarelan Tampus 13 minutes, 6 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist

Vs Ateneo
LA Revilla 29 minutes, 9 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
Maui Villanueva 15 minutes, 6 points and 2 rebounds
Luigi dela Paz 10 minutes, 3 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists
Norbert Torres 24 minutes, 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, and 1 block
Simon Atkins 26 minutes, 4 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists
Jarelan Tampus 12 minutes, 9 points and 2 rebounds

It could be something but then again it could be nothing. Just mulling over here. 


  1. Rick, bottom line is that the DLSU coaching staff haven't really figured out strategically how they will best "play" their wards! Have you heard of the term "bara-bara" game? I reckon that's how DLSU is/was playing their games! Just go back to your stats above...

  2. they should take out simon atkins from the starting line up. start de la paz or vosotros for crying out loud.

  3. I agree with your analysis. Confusion is what reigns on the DLSU bench. Franz Pumaren had less talented teams but won loads of UAAP titles while his brother can't still seem to figure out how to maximize his talent-laden team. I'm very disappointed at how this season turned out.