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Japeth Aguilar drafted in 7th round of NBA D-League

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MANILA, Philippines — Homegrown talent Japeth Aguilar moved another step closer to his dream of making it to the NBA.

The 25-year-old Aguilar, product of Western Kentucky,  was drafted 13th in the seventh round by the Santa Cruz Warriors in the NBA D-League draft Saturday morning in Manila, according to the NBA website.

If signed, Aguilar becomes the first ever Filipino to play in the NBA D-League, where a number of players start their climb to the NBA.

Hasheem Thabeet and Hamed Haddadi also played with Warriors while Taylor Griffin, brother of LA Clippers’ star Blake, is in the roster.

The Santa Cruz, California based squad — previously known as the Dakota Wizards before relocating– last won the D-League title in the 2006-2007 season.

Aguilar, who played for Talk N’ Text in the PBA and Ateneo in the UAAP, tried his luck with NBA squads like the New Orleans during their pre-season camps, but missed the bus completely.


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Tags: Basketball , NBA , NBA D- League , Sports

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=699028710 John Karl Matias Benavidez

    Playing time dapat un

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=699028710 John Karl Matias Benavidez

    playing time dapat un

  • Alex Tivar

    daming crabs,sarap gataan.hmmmm yum yum!

    • bugoybanggers

      Ikaw kakatayin din gagawing Kaldereta, ika nga KALDERETANG TUTA! Pulutan namin habang nag iinuman kami at nanonood ng BASKETBALL ng mga nagpaFACIAL na PINOY PLAYER (Hindi TUNAY na Pinoy).

  • pinoyparinpo

    For pete’s sake, if this is not a big deal to you, don’t read it!  Do not put down someone who’s working hard to realize his dream.  You don’t matter to him anyway on whatever he does with his life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/glen.cabaces Glen Belderol Cabaces

    TANGAPIN ANG KATOTOHANAN HINDE TAYO BINIYAYAAN NG TALENTO KATULAD NG ILANG NEGRO AT EUROPIAN SA MUNDO EH SI MANNY PACQUAIO NGA KUNG HINDE PA MAGENSAYO NG TODO HINDE MAGIGING CHAMPION EH YUNG IBANG NEGRO AT EUROPIAN BATA PALANG GENETIC NA ANG GALING KUNTING PRAKTIS LANG OKS NA.

    • bugoybanggers

      Kaya ang mga PINAY lang ang pag asa. NAGPAPAKANT_T sa mga NEGRO AT MGA PUTI para magka world class naman ang lahi o may pang artistang anak. De bale na iyang P_K_ na iyan, mabulatlat man may doktor naman para maeparetoke.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W4RTNUSX3BQCWCDQAA562BFC5I Lito G

        YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY SICK AND RETARD PERSON

      • bugoybanggers

        Nasaktan ka? kasi Kamag anak mo ganon nga ang GINAWA? O ano asa ka pa? Mag pakatotoo ka!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W4RTNUSX3BQCWCDQAA562BFC5I Lito G

        aba eh bakit naman ako masasaktan? asa ka pa! alam ko nanay mo at mga kapatid mo eh pokpok kaya ang kapal ng mukha mo kasi pinapalamon ka ng pokpok. so ano asa ka pa? magbigti ka na lang o magbaril sa ulo para matulungan mo pamilya mo kasi mawawala na peste sa buhay nila bugok! Kaya magpakatotoo ka na!

      • bugoybanggers

        Bakit GWAPO ka kasi BAKLA ka? Ang mga BAKLA na tulad mo nangagarap maging gwapo. Kawawang PINOY! Ang banat mo pang BAKLA. OO nga naman, marami sa mga mahilig manood ng BASKETBALL BAKLA kasi mga dayuhang PLAYER ang pinagpipyestahan ninyo hindi ang LARO. Kaya nga nabababoy na ang Basketball sa PILIPINAS. Magpakalalake ka BAKLA.

      • daniboy2012

         partially true….but bugoy watch interracial porns in moderation..it will blind you!

      • bugoybanggers

        What moderation, bakit sino bang sikat na manlalaro o artista sa PILIPINAS ngayon? HINDI TUNAY na PINOY! Pinag pipilitan ang lahing wasak. Ang Intsik nga sinasamba na rin ng mga PINOY! Kawawa.

      • daniboy2012

        bugoy…you sound like a frustrated shorty azz and ugly pinoy!

      • bugoybanggers

        Bakit GWAPO ka kasi BAKLA ka? Ang mga BAKLA na tulad mo nangagarap maging gwapo. Kawawang PINOY! Pa ENGLISH -ENGLISH ka pa.. mentalidad mo TUTA.

  • bugoybanggers

    Ang larong basketball ng mga PINOY ay laban lang sa KAPWA Pinoy! Aminin na kasi! Makikita mo naman, kapag may dayuhan ng sumasali, doon mo makikita na ang mga PINOY kahit anong galing sa paserko serko supalpal pa rin. Ang tigas kasi ng ulo at nagiging MAYABANG pa. Pasuot suot pa ng jersey sa kanto akala mo kung sinong magician. Ako mismo naglalaro din ng basketball, pero aminado ako na ang laro ko pang PINOY lang talaga. Ang hirap mag pasikat ng pilit! Tama na kasi ang KAYABANGAN!

  • bbguevara

    How can he possibly play in the NBA, when at the PBA he was not even a star player and in the US Ncaa he was just a bench warmer?????

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTVMMV3EWVYIFKLY4M5EYFAQB4 CN

    Another Johnny Abarientos in the making. Is this news? So what? Its not yet the NBA.



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