Hotshots' Governor's Cup import: Malcolm Hill

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    Star import Cinmeon Bowers says he's a Draymond Green-type of player: 'I do it all'


    STAR is set to have a Draymond Green-type of player as its import who the Hotshots are hoping can anchor them in their PBA Governors’ Cup title campaign probably like the Golden State Warriors utility man did for the Warriors in the NBA Finals last month.

    Cinmeon Bowers compared his playing style to that of the newly minted NBA Defensive Player of the Year, who’s also an offensive playmaker for the Warriors.

    “I do it all; I’m like a Draymond Green – I do whatever,” Bowers said, although he looked up to fellow Auburn alumnus and NBA great Charles Barkely as his idol. “Whatever coach asks me to do, I’m going to do it.”

    “I’m just going to play hard, be a leader, and just help the team win and bring home a championship,” the 24-year-old Racine, Wisconsin native added in a chat with SPIN.ph after practice on Thursday.

    Star coach Chito Victolero has seen glimpses of Bower’s all-around game in controlled scrimmages the past few days.

    “Ang style niya is parang point forward siya: he can handle the ball, at the same time, he can play big,” Victolero said. “Pwede namin siya gamitin sometimes at three (spot), he can play at the four and five, so marami kaming options sa kanya.”

    “(He can play the) two, three, four, five (spot), and sometimes he can play point,” he added with a chuckle. “He played point sa high school.”

    What makes Bowers, who is listed at 6-7 but is expected to make the 6-foot-5 import height limit, more capable of being a versatile player was his conscious effort to lose weight after going as heavy as 280 pounds in Auburn.

    He started his weight loss program in his first pro stint in Israel.

    “Maganda lang na nakita ko sa kanya is yung timbang niya bumaba. I think he’s 245 pounds na lang ngayon eh,” Victolero said. “Galing siya sa Israel na 255 o 260, so he’s willing na bumaba ng konti yung kanyang timbang para mas lalo siya maging effective dun sa laro niya na bagay sa amin.”

    “Yung energy niya, yun yung isa sa factor na magdadala sa amin,” he added. “Actually kahit nung medyo malaki pa siya, andun na yung energy niya. Now na bumaba yung timbang niya, mas lalo siya naging agile, yung rebounding niya, yung reaction niya, lalong nag-improve.”

    Aside from Bower’s physical attributes, Victolero praised his ward for being coachable.

    “Yung attitude niya, isang factor din yun,” the Star coach said. “Ang ganda ng attitude nung bata. And hopefully, yung chemistry makuha agad with the locals.”

    Once the cohesion is there, expect the Hotshots to sustain their rise from previous conferences.

    But Bowers is not letting the pressure that comes with reinforcing one of the league’s perennial contenders - not to mention among the most popular teams - get to him.

    “Ain’t no pressure, man,” said. “We’re just going to work hard every day in practice, get better every day, and win games.”


    Read more at Star import Cinmeon Bowers says he's a Draymond Green-type of player: 'I do it all' | SPIN.PH
     
  3. JM007

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    Sana lang totoo....
     
  4. Marrjoss_11

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    Sana nga magawa nya sa PBA yung mga nagagawa nya sa youtube or nung sa college pa sya. At sana ma fill nya yung pagkawala ni pinoy sakuragi hangang maka join sa line-up si Ping....Hoping for the Best this Governors Cup sana maka finals na tayo this time.
     
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    Okey naman siguro to na import, ang problema ko lang ang mga news about sa ugali nya.

    Florida St. recruit arrested for eating marijuana

    A Florida State junior college recruit has been arrested for allegedly eating marijuana in order to conceal it from police.

    Power forward Cinmeon Bowers, who committed to Florida State in September, and two of his teammates at Chipola College in Marianna, Fla., were arrested Thursday night following a traffic stop.

    According to the Marianna Police Department, officers smelled marijuana coming from the car after the vehicle was pulled over for a speeding violation.

    Bowers, 20, and Chipola teammates Torian Graham, 20, and Jamaar McKay-Taylor, 19, ate the marijuana in an attempt to conceal it from the officers, according to the police statement. They were charged with tampering with evidence and taken to the Jackson County Correctional Facility.

    All three players have been suspended indefinitely by Chipola College until the legal process plays out, coach Patrick Blake told ESPN.

    Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton told ESPN he will allow the process to play out regarding Bowers.

    "I will wait until I get all the complete information," Hamilton told ESPN.

    The 6-foot-6 Bowers is widely considered to be one of the top junior college prospects in the country.

    Graham has taken visits to Missouri and UNLV, while Kentucky, Cincinnati and Alabama have also expressed interest.
     
  6. JM007

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    Parang di magaling ang import ng PF. Sana kahit tune-up games nagpapakitang gilas na sya. Ang kaso 6pts lang at 5 rebs.


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    BARANGAY Ginebra finally showed some semblance of chemistry with its rejigged lineup as it cruised past Star, 107-85, on Tuesday in their last tune-up game before the start of their PBA Governors’ Cup title defense on Sunday.

    It was a tight contest – one would expect in an anticipated matchup between SMC sister squads even in the preseason, before the Gin Kings broke away in the second half as they continued to adjust with Greg Slaughter back in the fold.

    Justin Brownlee led the attack, firing 11 – all but two from beyond the arc – of his 26 points in the third quarter where the Gin Kings pulled away after a tight first half.

    “We did a lot better today than we did in our previous tune-up games,” Gin Kings coach Tim Cone said. “We played NLEX and Alaska and got kind of beat up by those two guys. Today, we played better.”

    Slaughter continued to dust off rust as he scored all 13 in the first three quarters, while Japeth Aguilar and Chris Ellis also scored in twin digits for the Gin Kings, who open their title-retention bid on against Meralco in a finals rematch.

    Allein Maliksi led the Hotshots with 16 points, but import Cimeon Bowers put up another so-so showing with just six points on 3-of-11 shooting, five boards, and three turnovers in 25 minutes.

    The scores:

    GINEBRA 107 - Brownlee 26, Slaughter 13, Aguilar 12, Ellis 11, Thompson 9, Mariano 8, Tenorio 6, Cruz 5, Taha 4, Jamito 4, Caguioa 4, Helterbrand 3, Mercado 2, Devance 0, Marcelo 0

    STAR 85 – Maliksi 16, Sangalang 13, Ramos 12, Reavis 10, Melton 9, Bowers 6, Lee 5, Brondial 4, Mendoza 4, Barroca 2, Javier 2, Abundo 2, Simon 0, De Leon 0, Dela Rosa 0

    Quarterscores: 26-18, 53-45, 82-63, 107-85


    Read more at Ginebra showcases improving chemistry with Greg Slaughter in rout of Star in tune-up | SPIN.PH
     
  7. Marrjoss_11

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    anyare kay bowers? ANOTHER so so performance? so thats means sa ibang practice game eh di din sya gumagawa? ano yan nagpapakagat lang sya tapos sa actual game sya maglalaro ng laro nya....haist
     
  8. hingebra

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    ^Papalitan na siya, eto kapalit niya



     
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    The Big Ten (and college basketball, in general, for that matter) fields a wide variety of different teams and players in unique circumstances. Some players land in the perfect situation, while others get stuck on a struggling team.

    One of the players who fit into the latter category is Malcolm Hill. Despite playing in more than 135 career games, scoring over 1,800 career points, and grabbing more than 640 career rebounds, he was often overlooked. Not because of his play, but because of the Illinois Fighting Illini. He was a player caught in the midst of a backslide.

    Yes, despite those impressive career numbers, Illinois went just 74-63 (.54) overall with Hill and failed to make the NCAA Tournament. It’s incredible to think that a player as gifted as Hill never played in the Big Dance, but that’s life. He will now try to make his way into the 2017 NBA Draftand on an NBA roster next fall.

    Let’s take a look at what Hill could offer an NBA franchise.

    -Player Strengths:
    Hill was, arguably, the most offensively gifted player in the Big Ten last season. He averaged 17.2 points per game and had an offensive rating of 113.8. On top of that, he was No. 11 in the league in assist rate and had a 57.1 true shooting percentage. Oh, and he shot 78.4 percent from the line on 204 attempts.

    Those stats aren’t sample size limited, either. Hill played 83.6 percent of the team’s minutes and dominated the team’s offensive possessions. He took 26.4 percent of the team’s shots will on the floor and 25.9 percent of its possessions. Over the course of the season, he took 170 more field goal attempts than any other Illinois player.

    Notably, much of Hill’s impact came outside the arc. Hill took 183 three-point attempts last season, which was roughly 42.1 percent of his total field goal attempts. Despite all those attempts, he shot 35.8 percent from three-point range. That’s not an elite number, but it’s reallyproductive when taken into context with his attempts.

    -Player Weaknesses:
    Of course, there are a few things that NBA fans will have to be concerned about with Hill’s game. To start, he’s not a supremely athletic specimen. He had more than enough athleticism to score at the college level, but against NBA two and three-guards? At 6-foot-6 and 225 pounds, Hill is going to have to face off against those guys at the next level and scoring without elite athleticism on them will be a concern.

    Moreover, Hill has a long way to go inside the paint. He was good at getting to the free-throw line (No. 12 in the Big Ten during league play), but he only shot 49.8 percent from two-point range during last season. And that was his career high. Given the athleticism concerns, I have a hard time believing that improves at the NBA level.

    Hill also needs to show that he can pose some presence on the boards. As a two or three-guard, he wouldn’t be expected to be a monster on the boards, but his rebounding numbers dropped as a senior both in the raw and advanced stats. Even if his role did fluctuate, it’s another spot that fans will want to follow.

    -Potential Best Fit:
    Realistically, I think Hill is going to be a guy that has to spend some time in Europe or in the NBA Developmental League to work on his game, if he’s ever going to land on an NBA roster for a significant duration. He has a diverse skillset, but that diversity alone isn’t going to be enough for him to stick at the next level.

    Without elite athleticism or shooting, Hill is going to have to develop a role at the NBA level. Maybe it’s as a shooter or a second (or third) guard that can bring the ball down the court. Either way, I think he needs to grow before he can fill that type of role. Look for a team that has the option to stash a guy for a year or two before they need him.

    Overall:
    Barring something unusual, Hill likely won’t hear his name called during the 2017 NBA Draft. However, he will get a chance to compete in the NBA Summer League and stands a decent chance of landing a roster spot. If he can figure out a role for himself at the next level, he has a diverse enough skillset to stick around for quite some time.


    Source: 2017 NBA Draft Profile: Malcolm Hill (Illinois Fighting Illini)
     
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  10. Marrjoss_11

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    san mo nabasa yang info mo? sana nga sya na maglaro sa 1st game nila.
     
  11. JM007

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    Sa tingin ko di na natin dapat patagalin pa. Mas maaga palitan na natin ang import. Blackwater ang kalaban pero di pa nya na dominate. HIndi sa minamaliit ko ang kalaban pero dapat first game pa lang magpakitang gilas na. Sorry Guys but Im not impressed with our import. Yan ba sa tingin nyo ang lalaban kay Browlee?
     
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  12. Marrjoss_11

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    ako din bro di ako kumbinsido sa laro nya parang nag de-depende lang sya sya locals ikaw ang import dapat ikaw ang ina asahan di IKAW ANG AASA SA TEAM MATE MO.....palitan na yan
     
  13. Mixxie

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    Kala ko nagpalit sila ng import before ng 1st game nila ?!..

    Hindi ko naramdaman yung Bowers ..
    Kahit pilit na ihype sya ng mga commentators hindi ko talaga sya nadama .. :p :p :p

    Next game kung so-so pa rin sya its better na palitan na kung ganyan sya hindi tayo makakapalag sa mga teams na tulad ng SMB, TNT at Ginebra .. :OI:OI
     
  14. hingebra

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    ^Kahapon lang dumating si Hill pero definitely papalitan na si Bowers.

    Ngayon pa lang siya susukatan at baka siya ang pinakamaliit na import this conference. Scoring wise may ibubuga itong si Hill based in his credentials kaso mukhang ball-hog at sanay ito mag take charge during crucial. Ang concern ko lang eh yung body frame niya, masyadong manipis.
     
  15. hingebra

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    Malcolm Hill signs contract with Philippine basketball team

    BY DAVID WILHELM

    Malcolm Hill’s basketball travels have landed him in Asia.

    The 2013 graduate of Belleville East and third all-time career scoring leader at the University of Illinois signed a contract with the Pure Foods Star Hotshots of the Philippine Basketball Association early this week and was en route to join the team Friday.

    Hill’s father, also Malcolm Hill, said his 22-year-old son, who scored 1,846 points and grabbed 647 rebounds for the Fighting Illini, will be among the youngest players in the league.

    “This deal came about early this week,” the elder Hill said. “It was actually a surprise. So he had to make a decision within about two or three days. Of course, mom and dad helped ... because it was a very good contract. I don’t want give an exact number, but it was an unusual contract for a kid right out of college into that league. It was quite a bit of money.”

    The Star Hotshots website lists Hill as a starter. The team’s first game is Sunday; there are 11 other company-branded teams in the league. One of Hill’s teammates is former University of Missouri forward Ricardo Ratliffe, who will be in his second year with the Star Hotshots.


    The PBA has been in existence since 1975.

    “(Basketball) is the No. 1 sport over in that part of the world,” Hill said. “Basketball is taken very seriously. They have good attendance, very good sponsorship.”

    The average age for a Star Hotshots player is 29.

    “From what I understand, they brought him in because he’s considered a special talent,” Hill said. “The pressure is on him to perform at a high level. From what his agent (Adam Pensack) told me, he’s actually expected to be the MVP of the league. He has incentives in his contract ... where if his team gets to the championship, he can get between $50,000 and $100,000.

    “It was a no-brainer for him to take it. This also allows him to develop so he can get into the NBA. The season runs to the end of October, right about at the beginning of the NBA season, where if he does really well, an NBA team will be able to pick him up.”

    Hill played for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Summer League but is now a free agent.

    “They haven’t released him or told him they’re done (with him),” Hill said of the Thunder. “Basically, he’s in the evaluation period with Oklahoma City. They can invite him back to fall camp or they can cut ties (with him). That contract was just for the summer.

    “This is an opportunity for him to make money and then develop. I know there will be a couple of NBA teams in the Philippines to watch him play.”


    Malcolm Hill signs contract with Philippine basketball team


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    Purefoods Star Hotshots (PBA) added to their roster 22-year old American guard Malcolm Hill (198-100kg-95, agency: Pensack Sports). Hill just graduated from Illinois (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 35 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.9apg and 1.2spg last season. Hill helped them to make it to the NIT Elite Eight. and they also made it to the NIT Elite Eight. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to All-Big Ten 2nd Team.
    As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
     
  16. Vhanekk

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    Palit import agad Cinmeon Bowers kulang sa impact para sa team magaling pa si Tony Mitchel eh
     
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  17. TiagoSplitter

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    sure na ba yan bossing @hingebra@hingebra? sa akin kasi parang okay naman gumalaw. hindi nagpipilit ng tira at mabilis naman kumilos. puro pasa sa teammates, masyado lang gun-shy pero mukhang may ibubuga naman.

    kay tanga-lang talaga ako naiirita, tutukan na yung tira or ilalagay na lang sablay pa.
     
  18. hingebra

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    ^sure na yan, nakapirma na ng kontrata yan at susukatan na lang siya this week. mas ok scoring ability nito kaso may downside ako nakikita. masyadong manipis ang katawan and he is a wing player so ibig sabihin di sa ilalim laro niyan kaya yung mga bigs natin eh kelangan doble kayod sa banggaan sa ilalim.

    kaya tayo naging successful last conference kasi malakas sa ilalim yung ratliffe pati yung mitchell rim protector so pagdating ni hill magiiba talaga ang takbo ng game nila and they will adjust also sa laro ng import.

    isa pa first international/professional game niya sa pba. wala pa siyang experience abroad kaya pwedeng raw pa din kasi puro collegiate ang experience niya. wish ko lang mag-ala denzel bowles siya kasi ganyan din siya nung dumating dito walang experience abroad dito lang siya gumawa ng pangalan niya sa international basketball.

    with regards to tangalang, wala ng isasagad ang laro niyan ganyan na talaga yan. kumbaga take it or leave it. :laugh
     
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  19. TiagoSplitter

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    sana nga maayos lumaro. swerte tayo kahapon na-out yung import nila, kundi delikado tayo. kung nagkataon na kapatid yung kalaban malamang senglots na naman tayo.
     
  20. hingebra

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    ^tune-up games pa lang nakita ko ng lumaro yung bowers. di talaga uubra, di siya go-to-guy type of import. di pwedeng role player lang kasi mahihirapan tayo sa mga powerhouse teams like TnT and SMB. Di ko na sinama ang Alaska and RoS kasi struggling sila, di ko rin sinama Meralco kasi inconsistent sila lalo naman ang Hingebra di naman malakas yun....sadya lang malakas sila sa itaas :SLOL

    seriously, if we will trace the transition of our team from j-web time up to coach ChiVi matalaki na ang evolution and improvement ng laro nila specially in defense. Gumanda rin ang 3pt shooting ng team. Magaling na motivator si coach ChiVi magaling din humanap ng mismatches kaya successfulk yung firts two conferences niya sa team.

    hopefully maging ok din ang conference na ito and it will depend on the import on how he will play gainst other team. Paano niya iaadapt system ng team at paano siya magbblend sa mga locals.
     
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