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.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Breaking down the applicants for the 2013 PBA Draft

Breaking down the applicants for the 2013 PBA Draft
by rick olivares

Colleges with the most number of applicants
Far Eastern University – 9 (Mark Bringas, Ricardo Cawaling, Jaymo Eguilos, Chris Exciminiano, Ryan Roose Garcia, John Gonzales, Jens Knuttel, Terrence Romeo, and Paul Sanga)

Ateneo de Manila University – 6 (Ryan Buenafe, Justin Chua, John Paul Erram, Nicolas Salva, Gregory Slaughter, and Christopher Sumalinog)

Jose Rizal University – 6 (Jekcster Apinan, Ildefonso Bulangis Jr., Ezekiel Eric Echane, John Lopez, Nathaniel Matute, and John Byron Villarias)

University of the Philippines – 5 (Mark Lopez, Samuel Marata, Anjelo Montecastro, Alvin Padilla, and Michael Silungan)

University of Santo Tomas – 5 (John Paul Cuan, Jeric Fortuna, Carlos Tenequito, Jeric Teng, and Vince Tinte)

San Sebastian College-Recoletos – 4 (Franz Ian Delgado, Raymond Maconocido, Dave Najorda, and Ian Paul Sangalang)

UAAP applicants – 33
NCAA applicants - 25
NAASCU applicants - 6

Breakdown by position
Guards – 54
Forwards – 21
Centers – 9

Cities/Locales with the most number of applicants
Manila – 16
Overseas – 7
Pampanga – 5
Cagayan De Oro and Cebu – 4

College MVP Awardees - 5
Ryan Roose Garcia, Terrence Bill Romeo, Ian Paul Sangalang, Gregory Slaughter, and Jeff Viernes.


  1. Jeff Alvin Viernes (G) - two-time NAASCU MVP (2011 and 2012)

  2. Lets have Dream Match alumni of FEU and ADMU

    That would be for FEU:

    This could be a great one....