Unity Cup 2012 Tournament Program

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Unity Cup 2012 Tournament Program

  1. 1. It’s Back. BIgger & Better than everApril 21-22, 2012 at seneca college, toronto, on For more information visit www.facebook.com/UnityCupBasketball Herbert Uy 416-871-4598
  2. 2. UNITED Proud SPonSor of the WE STAND F our years. 48 months. 1462 days. No matter how you put it, it’s been a long time since teams battled it out for the chance to call themselves Unity Cup champions. But as they say, good things come to those who wait – and let me be the first to tell you: the 2012 edition of the Unity Cup is a VERY good thing. As awesome as the inaugural version of tournament was back in 2008, we knew that there’s always room for improvement. We wanted to make sure that this year’s was even better, so key partnerships were established to help build the event into some- thing bigger… A BIG thank-you to Max’s Restaurant for headlining the tournament this year, as ev- eryone’s favourite Filipino restaurant stepped up in a big way to make everything pos- sible. If you don’t know why they call it “The House that Fried Chicken Built”, do yourself a favour and check it out personally! Flip through the program and take a look around the gym, there’s no doubt that the Unity Cup is all about creating an experience you won’t find at any other basketball tournament. It takes a lot of planning and hard work to execute on something like this, so let’s get the self-props out of the way and congratulate 25-for-Life and All-In on a job well done. But we all know that it’s the competition that brings us together and ultimately it’s basketball-first here at Unity Cup. So we did our best to recruit some of the best teams available and put money where our mouth is. Bragging rights are great, but prize money brings out the serious ballers. This year’s champions won’t only get to go home with the hardware, but their pockets will be a bit fatter too. No one wants to go home empty-handed. So let’s take this unique opportunity to showcase our skills, create new rivalries or build upon old ones, and compete to see who will earn the title of Unity Cup Champions. Though our passion for ball runs deep and tempers will truly be tested, we trust that everyone will play within the guidelines of sportsmanship and fair play. After all, we’re all here for the love of the game. We can’t thank-you enough for supporting the Unity Cup and we all look forward to a weekend of amazing basketball action! Ball Above All. Mike Semira 25 for Life Basketball vis itwww.sanmiguelbeer.com.ph fo r m o r e in fo r m a tio n
  3. 3. PresentsTeam ProfilesAll-In Players to Watch Q uickly rising to be one of the top Asian teams in the GTA, this team has won Alan Ochinang Roster Ali Nizam more Asian tournaments than Eric Arcas Jon Mandani any other team in Toronto over the past year. With a great Micko Ballesteros Ali Nizam drive-and-kick game, this team keeps opponents on their heels Graydon Fernandes Eric Ochinang at all times and will bury teams Griffin Fernandes Allan Ochinang with its long range bombers. Strong guard play will determine Rodnne Ferry Kevin Ramos this team’s success. Karlo Francisco EJ Reyes Alberto Gadin Jan Uy Colin Garraway Gavin W. Don Juan Justin Uy Coach Anton Katipunan
  4. 4. PresentsTeam ProfilesAngiels Traditionally known as a tough physical team in the Filipino basketball com- munity, this team has reloaded with an infusion of talented youth to comple- ment its scrappy veterans. Speed and toughness is this team’s forte. They performed very well in the Asian leagues in Toronto finishing in the top-4 in both Fil-Act and Phil-Can this year. Players to Watch Ryan Abdul Owen Graham Roster Ryan Abdul Owen Graham Zosimo Alas-As Christian Lalicon Ryan Andre Tom Ligutan Leo Aying Melvin Mole Luis Datu Andrew Simborio Franz Flores Francis Valdes Tristan Francisco Kurt WilsonBoston MASAE Stemming from the winning tradition of the Celtics, Red Sox and Patriots, Bos- ton MASAE is coming from Beantown with nothing less but championship aspirations. Potential Tournament All- Star Jamaal Brooks is the focal point of this squad, but look for Vinny Cheah’s steady hand to help guide them to some big wins too. Players to Watch Jamaal Brooks Vinny Cheah Roster Joe Amado Jeff Huynh Jamaal Brooks Kevin Redmond Kevin Bui Pat Redmond Marvin Chan Matt Song Kevin Chan Kevin Tang Vinny Cheah
  5. 5. PresentsTeam ProfilesCKATT This team was a perennial contender at NABA coming up in the Midget/Juvenile divisions a few years ago. However, they’re still searching for the win- ning formula for success in the Open division. Adding a few veterans to their young line up, they should compete and surprise the competition. Players to Watch Justin Vita Rico Valdivia Roster Juan Cortez Chris Sison Ulyssess Mendoza Rico Valdivia Justin Pags Justin Vita Mark Salabit JR Gerrard SantiagoDragons The Toronto-based Dragons squad has been a staple in the Asian basketball community thanks to their years of suc- cess. Perennial contenders at the annual NACBAIT (Chinese Nationals) tournament every May, expect the dynamic duo of Kenny Ao and Andrew Suen to lead the team’s trademarks of offensive execu- tion and hard-nosed defense. Players to Watch Kenny Ao Andrew Suen Roster Kenny Ao Matt Lum Chris Chan Andrew Suen Jon Chan Peter Tran Johnson Chau Daniel Tran Bone Chen Adrian Wong Jimmy Cheung Tommy Wu Kelvin Cheung San-Li Yang Denny Lee
  6. 6. Presents Team Profiles Presents TORONTO’S SAN MIGUEL 25 for Life HIGH-RISERSPowered by www.mundomedia.com T he 25-for-Life family would like overall resumes, but we’ll always have an extra to take this opportunity to recog- 25-for-Life uniform whenever they need it. nize the following players for their These guys helped put Toronto basketball on outstanding achievements in their the map in the Philippines – helping open doors basketball careers. We know that being part of for those to follow. The T-Dot is a basketball our organization was just a small part of their factory and it’s about time people take notice. Stay up to date with the entire 25-for-Life roster at www.facebook.com/25forLifeBasketball Position Position AJ Mandani PG/SG AJ Serjue G/F Accolades: This high-scoring combo Accolades: An uber-athletic swingman guard made a name for himself in Mis- was a late bloomer of sorts. This former sissauga and parlayed that into stints at Unity Cup MVP had a short stint at Seneca South Suburban College (Chicago, IL) and College before leaving for the Philippines Missouri S&T. Now at Blackwater in the PBA in late 2011. Now at Arellano University, he D-League, he’s ready to declare for the PBA teams with his 25-for-Life brethren James Players to Watch F draft this summer. Forrester to bring the Chiefs success in the 2012 NCAA season JP Albano Alan GarciaDate of Birth: February 27, 1987 Date of Birth: November 3, 1989Height: 5’10” Height: 6’2” ueled by the partnershipWeight: 190 lbs Twitter: Weight: 185 lbs Twitter:Old School: Ascension of Our Lord (Mississauga) AJdaMANdani Old School: Cawthra Park (Mississauga) AJAY_SERJUE with a new sponsor, the San Miguel 25-for-Life squad has Roster a lot to prove at the Unity Cup. JP Albano Mark Panganiban Position Position A lot has changed since their James Forrester G/F Jon Semira PG/SG championship showing back Chris Bongolan Mico Panganiban in 2008, but the winning ways Accolades: The Man-Child is all grown Accolades: Jon started his winning ways continue despite new faces on Calvin Damian Cedric Pelayo up now. Since joining the 25-for-Life team at Mother Teresa where he was an OFSAA 4A the roster. Steadied by Coach Ryan Dawinan Norman Penola at the age of 16, James has made a name Champion. After one year at the University of Al Gregorio and the deadly JP for himself on the Asian basketball circuit. Western Ontario, he left and went to the NCAA Alan Garcia Ezra Prollamante Albano at the guard-spot, this Known for his jaw-dropping dunks, his Finals three years in a row with San Sebas- team relies on a seemingly Akio Javelona Mike Semira stops at Seneca College and IMG Academy tian College, winning a national title in the never-ending rotation of players (Florida) have led him to Arellano University process. Currently running the point for Café Dean Labayen Jerome Sta. Maria alongside AJ Serjue. France in the PBA D-League, making the PBA that run hard, play defense and or ABL is what continues to drive him. simply win games. These guys JR Manlucu Jeremiah Sta. Maria are on a mission to prove thatDate of Birth: September 3, 1989 July 21, 1987 Date of Birth: November 3, 1989 the road to the championship Clyde Pacis Al GregorioHeight: 6’2” 6’0” Height: 6’2” Coach still runs through 25 for Life.Weight: 195 lbs Twitter: 175 Weight: 185 lbs Twitter:Old School: St. Theresa of Lisieux (Richmond Hill) forresterjames Old School: Cawthra Park (Mississauga) ON) Mother Teresa (Scarborough, itsmeJonSemira
  7. 7. PresentsWe ’ r e B u i l di n g a N E W F I AT - To r o n t o We s t Team Profiles Durham The 2012 Phil-Can league champi- ons – this team is equipped with great guards and versatile forwards. They possess great outside shooting in their backcourt to go along with their athleti- cism in the front court. Not the biggest team out there but don’t be surprised to see these guys out-rebounding bigger opponents. One of the top Asian teams in Toronto – look for them do very well in this tournament. Players to Watch Julian Barrera Chris Tantengco Roster Adam Aglipay Chris Lalata Christian Alicpala Victor Odtuhan Julian Barrera Phil Ramirez Daniel Empansado RJ Ramirez Russell Lagman Chris Tantengco CASH SALE PRICE FINA FO NCE R $ 13,999 824 $ AT 99% APR FAAB PLUS HST, LIC& FUEL BI-WEEKLY - 96 MONTHS The youngest team in the tourna- PLUS HST ment – this team is in its first year in the Open division. They are fresh off winning the Juvenile division at most recent Turkey Ball tournament over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Don’t sleep on these guys, as what they lack in size, they will make up for in their speed and long range shooting CASH SALE PRICE FINA FO NCE R $ 15,499 914 PLUS HST, LIC& FUEL $ BI- EEKLY - 96 MO PLUS HST NTHS AT 99% APR Players to Watch Mike Marzan Jim Ochinang Roster Kenneth Gorospe Junior PeBenito For more Information about FIAT Michael Marzan Patrick Plamenco please contact me at (416) 239-3541 Alfred Marzan Tristen Que EDDIE SEMIRA Jim Ochinang esemira@islingtonchrysler.ca Fiat Toronto West is a division of Islington Chrysler Dodge Jeep LimitedSale price includes Freight, PDE ,Air tax , Admin, Registration OMVIC Fee , Tire Levy. All current Manufacturer to customer discounts and rebates applied. Prices valid on date of publication. Prices are subjectto change without notice. Vehicles may not be exactly as shown. See Dealer for complete details. Finance example: $10,000 @ 4.99% Bi-weekly for 96 months. COB=$2,150.00
  8. 8. PresentsTeam ProfilesKCAA The crew at KCAA has enjoyed a re- surgence over the last couple years, showing very well in a number of inter-city tournaments and leagues. Heralded swingman Danny Jeon brings his CIS-level skills to the table, while quarterback Jasen Kim can hurt you with dribble penetration or scoring on his own. Expect these guys to go deep into Sunday action. Players to Watch Danny Jeon Jasen Kim Roster Hyuk Bin Im Andrew Lee James Choi Frank Min Assistant Coach Danny Jeon Mike Park Francis Kim Dave Park James Kim Jason Park Tylor Kim Peter Yang Jasen Kim James Yoon Dennis Kim A high-scoring team led by great guardMONTREAL KN & KAITAS play, this team will run up and down against any team in this tournament. Led by a few members of the PIBNA finalist team from Montreal, this team is loaded in the guard spots and pos- sess a deadly 1-3-1 defence in the half court. They should be one of the teams to watch and a contender for the title. Players to Watch Keith Cayanong Jason Rodney Roster Jonathan Bermillo Aamir Goin-Gyles Christopher Caro Jason Ham R. Kurt Caro Andrew Huang Keith Cayanong Johnson Ku Daniel Chan Mikey Son Brandon Lerry Goin-Bailey Williams-Cuan
  9. 9. Proud SPonSor of the Presents Team Profiles NY PBM NY PBM is quite possibly the hottest team on the Asian basketball circuit right now. With wins in big tournaments at PIBNA (Jacksonville, FL) and the FABA Battle of the Champions (Wash- ington DC) over the last few months, there’s no doubt that this squad from the Big Apple is considered the favourite to win the Unity Cup. Of course, with guys like the uber-athletic Rashawn McCarthy and silky smooth Bobby Simpson on the roster – it’s easy to see why this team wins so much. Players to Watch Rashawn McCarthy Bobby Simpson Roster Rich Harris Jeff Salazar Rashawn McCarthy Dallas Serrano Pek Mith Bobby Simpson Evan Mohammed Mark Villasin Jason Monteiro For years, opponents have been frus- TITANS trated trying to devise a game plan to stop the Titans famous inside game, forgetting that the roster includes a few sharpshooters that can hurt you from outside too. Highlighted by the beastly 6’9” James Chen in the post and the versatile 6’6” Carlos Andrade showcasing an inside-out game like no other, the Titans are the team that no one wants to play. Players to Watch Carlos Andrade James Chen Roster Carlos Andrade Acer Huang James Chen Oscar Lien Tony Ho Ted Liu Steven Ho Matt Ma vis it Sean Hsu Terence Manwww.pepsi.ca fo r m o r e in fo r m a tio n
  10. 10. Proud SPonSor A B C D of the www.saladmaster.com Presents 25forlife Durham KCAA KAITASTournament Dragons Titans Angiels CKATT Schedule FAAB MASAE PBM NY ALL IN gym 1 gym 2 Saturday April 21 9:15 pm 25 v. Dragons Durham v. Titans 10:20 pm KCAA v. Angiels All In v. CKATT 11:25 am 25 v. FAAB MASAE v. Titans 9 am - 7 pm 12:30 pm KCAA v. PBM NY CKATT v. KAITAS 1:35 pm Maxs 3 Point Shootout 2:05pm Dragons v. FAAB MASAE v. Durham 3:10 pm Angiels v. PBM NY KAITAS v. All In Wildcard Games 4:15 pm P1 2nd A v. 3rd B 3rd A v. 2nd B P2 Wildcard Games Wildcard Games 5:20 pm P3 2nd C v. 3rd D 2nd D v. 3rd C P4 Wildcard Games Wildcard Games Quarter Finals Semi-Finals 1st A Gym 1 3rd A Sunday 9:15 pm Gym 2 Saturday 4:15 pm P2 2nd B Gym 1 Sunday 11:25 am 2nd APLAYOFFBracket Gym 1 C hampionship Saturday 4:15 pm P1 Gym 2 3rd B Sunday 9:15 pm 1st B Gym 1 Sunday 1st C 1:50 pm Gym 1 2nd D Sunday 10:20 pm Gym 2 Saturday 5:20 pm P4 3rd C Gym 1 Sunday 12:30 pm 2nd C Gym 1 Saturday 5:20 pm P3 3rd D Gym 2 visit Sunday 10:20 pm 1st D www.sysco.ca for more information

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