Before [Dougie], I was having a single period and hating all men. I really thought I was going to be single for a long while. But then I met him and was like, uh-oh, game over. He was just so nice… you don’t throw something like that away so easily.
“Just try your hardest and once you put the work in, it will pay off.”
Full Name: Christopher Allan Ellis
Drafted: 6th overall, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel
Position: Small Forward
Birthday: December 5, 1988
College: University of Mary - Hardin Baylor (Belton, Texas, USA)
Shoe Size: 14
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Food: Filipino and Italian Cuisines
Favorite Movie: He Got Game
An electric swingman from Florida who brings excitement to the crowd with his electrifying dunks, Chris Ellis was drafted 6th overall by Ginebra San Miguel. The ultra-athletic forward also played for the four-time PBA-D League champions NLEX Road Warriors. Along with Chris Tiu, he also played for Sinag Pilipinas in 2011 Southeast Asian Games, and made an outstanding contribution to the national team that seized the gold medal. The high-leaping Ellis has already showed a lot of potentials, making the Ginebra crowd overwhelmed and amazed with his potentials.
“What was your reaction when you heard your name during the draft?”
“Uh, just excited and relieved.”
“You’re playing for the most popular team in the country, tell me more about this experience”
“It’s like living a fantasy, a dream, everyday is a new adventure and I just can’t wait to wake up every morning.”
“How did you find your first ever PBA game? Tell me more about your first two points?”
“Uh, I was really anxious going into it but once I got there, it just went by so quickly, it’s a great experience to just get over with it and get to the next one.”
“Who is your favorite basketball player?”
“Just be Michael Jordan and LeBron James, Lebron James because he’s really gets the whole team involved and he’s great in what he’s doing.”
“Are you happy with Ginebra?”
“Of course, yeah, this is all I want, this is the only team I wanted to be with.”
“How do you see yourself 10 years from now?”
“I don’t look that far ahead, I just take it day by day.”
Photo Credits to PBA, PBA D-League, AKTV and to the owner. :)
(Sobrang tagal ko na nasulat ‘to. Hindi lang nag-work-out ang first plan. Pero dahil ayaw ko masayang ang materials, post ko nalang dito sa Tumblr. Hehehe! Gustong-gusto ko ang basketball. Sana mabigyan ako ng pagkakataon na makapagsulat ng sports article. Pangarap ko yun kahit trying-hard sports writer ako. HAHAHA! Siguro hindi pa ito ang tamang panahon kaya hindi natuloy ang magazine. Pero ok lang, naging masaya naman ako. -Jerica)
Sinag Pilipinas, the Philippine national basketball team which represents the country in the 26th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, stunned Cambodia, 127-68, in a lopsided match that took place at the Kelapa Gading Sports Mall, Jakarta, Indonesia on Monday, November 14, 2011.
UAAP 74 rookie of the year Kiefer Ravena led the charts with 17 points for the Philippine team pocketing its first win in the 2011 SEAG.
Sinag Pilipinas is comprised of collegiate and amateur standouts with some members from Smart Gilas Pilipinas. Norman Black, the multi-titled mentor, is the team’s coach.