Robinson expects Sangalang to be a high pick in PBA Draft

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Ian Sangalang was named as the conference’s MVP in PBA D-League. PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines – As talks to bring Ian Sangalang back to San Sebastian broke down, Stags head coach Topex Robinson knew it won’t be the last time he and his former player will share the basketball court.

“I guaranteed him that I’ll see him in the PBA,” said Robinson, who also serves as an assistant coach with the newly minted PBA champions Alaska Aces.

The six-foot-six Sangalang was a force in the NCAA. He was part of the team’s “Big Three” along with Calvin Abueva and Ronald Pascual that led the Stags to a championship in three Finals’ appearances.

Sangalang, 22, also imposed his will against stronger competition in the PBA D-League that also earned him an MVP. And Robinson has no doubt that Sangalang, a dependable low-post scorer with an improving mid-range game, will be a hot commodity in the big league.

“Of course [he will be a high pick in the draft]. I wouldn’t be surprised if he lands in the top five in the PBA Draft. He’s an MVP. He’s a proven fighter. Even in the D-League he posted impressive numbers.”

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  • boypalaban

    liga na walang kabuhay buhay…mga tamad kumilos na mga players…mga slow movers…yung iba sangkot pa sa drug addiction…walang kwenta…

    TO ALL PBA PLAYERS: walang kwenta liga ninyo…mas ok pa matulog kesa manood sa inyo…puro lang kayo angas…

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