10. Christian Standhardinger
Not everyone can say they were picked first overall for… anything. But C. Stan has that going for him when it comes to the PBA pick and for stealing hearts, too!
The half-German “bulldozer” has been known to barrel towards the basket that we can only think to get out of the way. A versatile center/forward, he makes ways to get baskets. He’s played phenomenal games and shown even more phenomenal strength, showing that he can rise above any and every challenge. Also–that man-bun, tho. (Heart-eyes)
9. Olu Ashaolu
Make sure you don’t get in the way of this guy when he’s flying towards the basket for one of his dunks–they’re absolutely deadly but so so amazing to watch.
With an average of 25 points per game, NLEX definitely has a hard worker in their hands who can get inside the paint but also shoot from downtown. The 6’5 Nigerian-Canadian import is a gentle giant, however, who loves to write and cook in his spare time. A beast on the court but a worldly man on the streets, Olu Ashaolu is the whole package, ladies and gentlemen.
8. Anthony and David Semerad
Technically cheating, I know, but they’re twins, c’mon! And like the IG caption says, sometimes miracles come in pairs.
The former San Beda lions were separated at first when they were drafted but as fate would have it, the two brothers who shared the womb now share the same team! And who could be more excited than the fans who no longer have to feel torn in their cheering? It’s like the cutest buy 1 take 1 promo we could’ve asked for!
7. Rodney Brondial
The former soaring Falcon continues to soar on the court–and we’re swooning right with him.
He was once considered the UAAP’s pretty boy but he’s definitely more than just a looker, he plays fierce basketball as he always has. Off the court, he enjoys cooking, as well. So a nice candle-lit dinner after an enthralling basketball game? Sign me up.
6. Doug Kramer
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Remember that game-winner he shot over UST back in 2006? Who could ever forget? Kramer’s been sinking shots and stealing hearts for a long, long time.
Part of the Fuelmaster’s charm is his fierce dedication and love for his family–can you say awww? The veteran’s got so much more than just basketball going for him–according to his teammates, he can cook the meanest steak in town. Heart-eyes, anyone?
5. Jeron Teng
This former Green Archer is no stranger to the limelight– he and his brother caused quite the uproar in the UAAP when they were both playing at the same time and everyone was arguing which Teng did it best!
Jeron Teng has been a heartthrob ever since he set foot on the court–and we can’t blame him! Whether it’s those sharp eyes or the strong jaw or just the monster numbers he contributes to his team’s score, we can’t deny his charm. The two-time MVP has got it all!
4. Michael Di Gregorio
Another member of the Blackwater Elite, we have to agree that his skills are up there, but so are his good looks.
As one of the finalists for Most Improved Player back in 2017, we have to agree that Mike Di Gregorio only gets better and better–and we’re so grateful for it. The more he can show off his skills, the more we can appreciate him and his handsomeness.
3. Moala Tautuaa
This draft top pick is the whole package and we can’t help but feel weak in the knees when we see him play.
The North Port player grew up in California before playing basketball here as a naturalized citizen. And we welcome him with open arms! Well-rounded, he averages 12 points per game, 10 rebounds, and 2 assists. Reliable and cute, we couldn’t ask for more from the Filipino-Tongan player.
2. Juami Tiongson
Anyone remember that totally adorable encounter between Juami and Thomas Torres when he cramped up? Everyone’s hearts melted–ours included!
The former Blue Eagle is sweet, loyal, and everything you could ever want in a guy. He’s also God-fearing, as his Instagram caption above indicates. We love a grateful guy. ? While he isn’t the tallest guy on the court, he makes up for it with his excellent character and skill.
1. Chris Banchero
With a face that makes him look like he belongs in a star-studded Hollywood film, Filipino-Italian Chris Banchero has us saying mamma mia!
The 6’2 Alaska Ace is also business-minded, preparing for his future even beyond the PBA. We stan a prepared man! He practically belongs on this list, as he is also a model. He wears multiple hats, but basketball cutie is our favorite one for him!
Who’s your PBA crush? Let us know!