PBA releases teams’ official roster for Season 48

MANILA, Philippines – Following Gilas Pilipinas’ recent Asian Games success, PBA fanatics can’t wait to see live basketball action live and on TV once again as PBA Season 48 opens on November 5.

PBA releases teams’ official roster for Season 48
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is ready to give TNT another title under his tenure. Justin Brownlee still made the Ginebra lineup despite the impending Asiad doping probe. Photo Credit: PBA

It’s been six months since Filipino hoop junkies last seen a PBA regular game. Half a year without basketball is pretty long and mundane for a basketball-crazy nation like the Philippines. But in two weeks' time, PBA is finally back.

As early as now, fans can’t contain their excitement about seeing their hardcourt idols, imports, and the young guns of the league.

On Tuesday, Asia's first professional and biggest basketball league has released the teams’ official lineup and their respective reinforcements.

Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel
  • Maverick Ahanmisi
  • Jared Dillinger
  • Jamie Malonzo
  • Scottie Thompson
  • Stanley Pringle
  • John Pinto
  • Raphael Cu
  • Von Pessumal
  • Donald Gumaru
  • Raymond Aguilar
  • Jayson David
  • Japeth Aguilar
  • Sidney Onwubere
  • Aljohn Mariano
  • Christian Standhardinger
  • Justin Brownlee (Import)

Despite the impending Asian Games doping investigation, naturalized Filipino and Gilas Pilipinas stalwart Justin Brownlee is still in the lineup while Jeremiah Gray has been relegated to the sickbay.

No words yet from Coach Tim Cone and GSM higher-ups regarding their team’s backup import. Whether with or without reinforcement, Ginebra will still be a force to be reckoned with, especially with the recent addition of gunner Maverick Ahanmisi.

Blackwater Bossing
  • Kent Ilagan
  • Michael DiGregorio
  • Rey Suerte
  • Renato Ular
  • JV Casio
  • Baser Amer
  • Rashawn McCarthy
  • James Sena
  • Troy Rosario
  • Richard Escoto
  • Mike Ayonayon
  • Christian David
  • Tyrus Hill
  • Yousef Taha
  • Gab Banal
  • Chris Ortiz (Import)

Converge FiberXers
  • Inand Fornillos
  • Kamron Vigan
  • Adrian Wong
  • Patrick Maagdenberg
  • Jerrick Balanza
  • Barkley Ebona
  • Aljun Melecio
  • Alec Stockton
  • Justin Arana
  • Kevin Racal
  • Mike Nieto
  • Jeo Ambohot
  • Keith Zaldivar
  • Bryan Santos
  • Deschon Winston
  • Tom Vodanovich (Import)

Magnolia Chicken Timplados
  • Jerrick Ahanmisi
  • Paul Lee
  • Rafi Reavis
  • Abu Tratter
  • Jio Jalalon
  • Ian Sangalang
  • David Murell
  • Calvin Abueva
  • Mark Barroca
  • Rome dela Rosa
  • Joseph Eriobu
  • James Laput
  • Aris Dionisio
  • Jonathan Mendoza
  • Russel Escoto
  • Tyler Bey (Import)

Meralco Bolts
  • Aaron Black
  • Diego Dario
  • Chris Banchero
  • Cliff Hodge
  • Chris Newsome
  • Anjo Caram
  • Bong Quinto
  • Raymond Alamazan
  • Allein Maliksi
  • Alvin Pasaol
  • Raymar Jose
  • Jansen Rios
  • Norbert Torres
  • Kyle Pascual
  • Brandon Bates
  • **No official import yet

Northport Batang Pier
  • Paolo Taha
  • John Calma
  • Kent Salado
  • Fran Yu
  • Paul Zamar
  • Arvin Tolentino
  • Prince Caperal
  • Jeff Chan
  • Cade Flores
  • Will Navarro
  • Joshua Munzon
  • Jasper Ayaay
  • Christian Balagasay
  • Brent Paraiso
  • **No official import yet

Veteran forward Arwind Santos won’t be playing with NorthPort as the former FEU Tamaraw signed a deal with MPBL-Pampanga Giant Lanterns while crafty point guard Robert Bolick opted out for a deal with Fukushima Firebonds in B-League.

NLEX Road Warriors
  • Richie Rodger
  • Michael Miranda
  • Kris Rosales
  • Kevin Alas
  • Don Trollano
  • Dominic Fajardo
  • Sean Anthony
  • Rob Herndon
  • Matt Nieto
  • Ben Adamos
  • Dave Marcelo
  • Jake Pascual
  • Anthony Semerad
  • Clint Doliguez
  • Hesed Gabo
  • ** No official import yet

Last year’s first overall pick, Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser is currently out of the lineup due to a foot injury. The 6’7” forward also gave up his Gilas Pilipinas spot in the Asiad as he nursed his injury.

Phoenix Super LPG
  • Larry Muyang
  • Sean Manganti
  • Jason Perkins
  • Raul Soyud
  • Chris Lalata
  • Javee Mocon
  • RR Garcia
  • Jayjay Alejandro
  • Matthew Daves
  • RJ Jazul
  • Tyler Tio
  • Ken Tuffin
  • Raffy Verano
  • Simon Camacho
  • Richie Rivero
  • Jonathan Williams (Import)

Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters
  • Gian Mamuyac
  • Gabe Norwood
  • Anton Asistio
  • Shaun Ildefonso
  • Mac Belo
  • Andrei Caracut
  • Mark Borboran
  • James Yap
  • Keith Datu
  • Jhonard Clarito
  • Sherwin Concepcion
  • Leonard Santillan
  • Rey Nambatac
  • Beau Belga
  • Nic Demusis
  • Dajuan Summers (Import)

Former UE Red Warrior and multiple-time PBA All-Star James Yap has signed a one-conference contract with the Elasto Painters to bolster their Commissioner’s Cup campaign.

Terrafirma Dyip
  • Stephen Holt
  • Juami Tiongson
  • Gelo Alolino
  • JP Calvo
  • Ed Daquioag
  • Andres Cahilig
  • Isaac Go
  • Eric Camson
  • Taylor Miller
  • Aldrech Ramos
  • Javier Gomez de Liano
  • Kemark Carino
  • Allen Mina
  • Thomas Hugo De Thaey (Import)

San Miguel Beermen
  • Simon Enciso
  • Troy Mallilin
  • Allyn Bulanadi
  • Chris Ross
  • Terrence Romeo
  • Marcio Lassiter
  • June Mar Fajardo
  • Moala Tautuaa
  • Nonoy Baclao
  • Jericho Cruz
  • Jeepy Faundo
  • CJ Perez
  • Vic Manual
  • Rodney Brondial
  • Tyler Stone (Import)

9th-round pick Kyt Jimenez has been offered a contract by SMB. The influencer-cager however, wasn’t able to secure his release papers from MPBL-GenSan Warriors, and the reason why he didn’t make the official team roster.

TNT Tropang Giga
  • Lervin Flores
  • Calvin Oftana
  • Paul Varilla
  • Ryan Reyes
  • Frederick Tungcab
  • Glenn Khobuntin
  • Brian Heruela
  • Kib Montalbo
  • Roger Pogoy
  • Jayson Castro
  • Kelly Williams
  • Matt Ganuelas-Rosser
  • Jewel Ponferrada
  • Henry Galinato
  • Kim Aurin
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Import)

Though in the lineup, RR Pogoy more likely won’t be suiting for TNT this conference as the prolific guard undergoes rehabilitation for a heart condition. Same case with Poy Erram who’s still recovering from knee surgery.

PBA and TV 5 President Guido Caballero also announced earlier that all of its games will be aired live on its newest TV partner A2Z (channel 11 on analog and channel 20 on digital).

READ: A2Z is the new home of PBA

Heavyweights TNT Tropang Giga and Magnolia Chicken Timplados will open the Commissioner Cup where NBA veteran Rondae “Lefty Mamba” Hollis-Jefferson squares off against Tyler Bey at 7PM of the opening day.

With Hollis-Jefferson’s terrific FIBA World Cup and Asian Games performances, basketball experts predict that TNT will make a back-to-back championship following their Governors’ Cup feat in April of this year.

— Joey Boy Capos, The Summit Express

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