The Draft's Mystery Man
I am still a little sceptic on this guy but I may be checking myself in his bandwagon. Fact is, despite the Fil-Am hate from a bunch of Filipino hoop lovers, everyone is checking out the next Mark Caguioa to take the league by storm.
By the way, people call him tsunami.
Storm is in a way related to tsunami.
Julius Pasculado’s name has popped a bunch of times on my site and I just can’t figure out why. Now I do. The guy is putting in a show in the 2011 PBA Rookie Camp. With the Smart-Gilas boys resting in the sidelines, he is doing his best to sway at least a late first round citation.
In the NJCAA website, the 24-year-old kid born in Cebu City but was raised in Chicago is listed at 5’10 – a shade under Caguioa and a shade over Jimmy Alapag. Playing for Wilbur Wright, Pasculado averaged 15.1 points, 1.9 rebounds, 6.3 assists, and 1.7 steals per game. He has a good free throw percentage (88%), a nice field goal percentage (50%), and a pretty respectable 3-point shooter (35%).
I like Pasculado’s chances if he makes the Alaska roster. Maybe one reason why B-Meg is scrambling for the fifth pick is because they want to claim his services. And then there’s Powerade, Rain or Shine, Shopinas, Barako Bull, and even Petron that needs a combo guard that can deliver the punches.
The mystery has struck in the draft and everyone is excited at the outcome.