After reading these threads it seems your the one to ask about Filipino American players and i need to know if you had any news on Chris Banchero hes a junior and plays for the Seattle Pacific Falcons Ive watched him play a couple times last against the university of California and he was amazing dunking and shooting and heard through boosters that he plays in Italy during the summer with his father but that his mother was from the Philippines born and raised in Manila. I looked him up and hes one of the top point guards an all american this year but nothing about the Philippines. I was hoping you could inform if he was playing on your national team of if he will be playing in the PBL?
#2 Chris Banchero
Position: Point Guard
Hometown: Seattle, WA
High School: O'Dea
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I will make a couple of calls to see how to contact him he is the best Fil-American guard i have ever seen. As a junior he is the top point guard in the nation. But people have told me he plans on going pro in Italy where is dad is from but if someone from the Philippines can talk to him and confirm his lineage it was be a great addition to the national team! I read a newspaper article online that said he won three state championships in high school his first championship he beat Cj Giles who i believe was on the national team and turned down scholarships from schools all over to be close to his grandmother and mother in Seattle who are both from the province of isabela.
Here is another picture of him hes a big guard listed at 6'1 187 pounds but when i saw him play he was amazingly quick and could jump out of the gym he had two crazy dunks on breakaways.
College Men's Hoops: Seattle Pacific's Chris Banchero earns weekly conference honor
Seattle Pacific junior Chris Banchero was honored for the second time this season with the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week.
SPOKANE — Seattle Pacific junior Chris Banchero was honored for the second time this season with the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week award for men's basketball on Monday.
The 6-foot-1 point guard combined for 28 points and eight assists in the two-game SPU Tournament at Brougham Pavilion, including hitting 10 of 14 shots and scoring 20 points on Saturday to fuel the Falcons' 78-72 triumph over No. 1 Brigham Young-Hawaii.. .he played against virgil buensuceso,a filipino. 5'11'' who was a finalist in the bob cousy awards(award 4 the best PG in the ncaa)eventually won by ty lawson of UNC.. .his team is ranked no.1 .n the ncaa DIV.II. .
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#32 Brian Minor
Hometown: Clovis, Calif.
High School: Clovis H.S.
looks part asian, need confirmation
these guys don't have a problem with basketball, why do you?
SPAYROW!!! If it is not a confirmed fil-am pleeeaaase don't post it in this thread. This thread is for confirmed fil-am's only. Thanks.
I talked to a few people and was able to get his email which someone with any ties to Philippines basketball can contact him its email@example.com. And he is half Filipino his mother was born and raised in the Philippines from what i was told. His school is Division II but from what i read he turned down Division I schools to stay in Seattle. SPU is one of the top programs in the nation and they are ranked 6th in the country right now.
Just found Bancheros stats this year pretty impressive for a junior!
Emman Monfort says you may kiss his PBA draftee's ass
Chris Banchero is GNAC Player of the Week
SPU junior guard scored 42 points en route to tournament MVP honors
Chris Banchero vs. CSU Monterey Bay, Nov. 21, 1009
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SPOKANE, Wash. – Junior Chris Banchero, who led Seattle Pacific to a pair of 18-point, season-opening victories, received the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week award for men’s basketball, Commissioner Richard Hannan announced Monday.
The 6-foot-1 point guard scored 42 points, nearly one quarter of the Falcons’ total, and received the Most Valuable Player award after the two-day Sodexo Tip-Off Classic at Brougham Pavilion. Banchero made 12 of 26 shots from the field and converted 17 of 18 free throws. He contributed seven rebounds, four assists and four steals during the tournament.
Banchero poured in 22 points Saturday to lead all scorers in SPU’s 88-70 win over Cal State Monterey. He tallied 20 points in Friday’s 81-63 decision against Dominican (Calif.).
A product of Seattle’s O’Dea High School, Banchero led SPU in scoring last season with a 15.7-point average. He is one of four returning starters for the Falcons, who are beginning pursuit of their sixth straight NCAA Division II Tournament berth.
The opening-weekend wins provided a successful debut on the SPU sidelines for Coach Ryan Looney. He compiled a 95-55 record in five seasons at Eastern Oregon before taking the Falcons’ helm.
The Seattle Pacific men embark on their first road trip this weekend, playing in the two-day Mac Martin Invitational. The Falcons meet Sonoma State on Friday at 5:30 p.m. before clashing with host Chico State on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
is this Chris Banchero a better point guard than Virgil Jay (JR) Buensuceso of the Bringham Young University-Hawaii Seasiders?
Buensuceso has been named by The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in conjunction with The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG) as one of last year’s Finalists for the Bob Cousy Award presented by The Hartford, an honor presented annually to the US’s top collegiate point guard. The 17 Finalists were chosen from a pool of over sixty top candidates from NCAA Division I, II and III institutions across the country. The 2009 Finalists were selected by screening committees comprised of media members representing all three divisions of collegiate basketball. Buensuceso is one of only two nominees from the NCAA II ranks.
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why not invite those two for Gilas tryouts?
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Is Chris Banchero confirmed a Fil-Am?? better to confirm about his status first.
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