Keyon Dooling versus Alvin Patrimonio

Keyon Dooling was the tenth overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft.

The 2000 NBA Draft was also the worst rookie batch since 1986.

Dooling was taken by the Orlando Magic in the draft but was quickly sent to the Los Angeles Clippers. At this point he will become part of the immature but exciting Clippers team that also had Andre Miller, Elton Brand, Quentin Richardson, Corey Maggette, Eric Piatkowski, and Darius Miles. He is a serviceable point guard who had stops with the Clippers, the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets, and the Milwaukee Bucks. At 31, the former Missouri Tiger is hoping that he can win a championship before his career ends.

So why the hell I am all of a sudden interested on Keyon Dooling?

In 1998, during the Philippines’ 100th year of independence, the PBA formed a group that vowed to reclaim Asian Games supremacy. The team was coached by Tim Cone and the main core comprised of “The Captain” Alvin Patrimonio, Andy “Eagle” Seigle, Jojo “Jolas” Lastimosa, Dennis “The Menace” Espino, Allan “The Triggerman” Caidic, Jun “The Real Deal” Limpot, Vergel “The Aerial Voyager” Meneses, Edward Joseph “EJ” Feihl, Olsen “Rara” Racela, Marlou “The Skyscraper” Aquino, Johnny “The Flying A” Abarrientos, and “Captain Marvel” Kenneth Duremdes. Serving as alternates were Bong Hawkins and Jeffrey Cariaso. While it was a hard task with China and South Korea as top dogs (the Philippines eventually finished third behind the two superpowers), the Centennial Dream Team wanted to win badly for the country.

In order for the Centennial Dream Team to understand battling against bigger players, they organized a bunch of tune-up games against American universities. Among them is the University of Missouri who boasts a NBA-bound kid named Keyon Dooling.

Here is Keyon Dooling scoring against Alvin Patrimonio.

If you want to see the actual news story, click on this LINK!  

Game over!


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