Dondon Hontiveros made his comeback, proving that he is still an outside threat. (Photo Credit: Paul Ryan Tan, Sports5)

Dondon Hontiveros made his comeback, proving that he is still an outside threat. (Photo Credit: Paul Ryan Tan, Sports5)

Expectations

Honestly, I don’t think anyone had high expectations from Dondon this conference. He was pretty quiet for a while, and seemed to have settled into providing leadership and experience for his team. Maybe he was able to rest up (probably biding his time…) because it was a pleasant surprise for the Alaska fans when we saw Dondon perform as he did at his prime.

Positives

Dondon is a streak shooter who ­makes all the right plays, displaying his ­high basketball IQ. As a ­veteran of the team, he shows maturity since he ­does not care if he has limited minutes. During this conference he delighted Alaska fans by being an extremely reliable ­end game player.

Negatives

The only negative thing that I can think of about Dondon is that he can only play limited minutes since he is one of the older players, though I think he can still stick around for 3 more years in the league.

Grade: 10

He provided the outside shooting for Alaska this conference. Opposing ­teams had a hard time doubling Dozier, since teams didn’t want to leave him open. He ­provided experience for the team during the finals ­and remained composed all throughout.


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Alaska Aces Approval Ratings
ALA_Reyes ALA_Jazul ALA_Espinas ALA_DelaCruz ALA_Hontiveros
Rapahel Reyes RJ Jazul Gabby Espinas Tony Dela Cruz Dondon Hontiveros
ALA_Thoss ALA_Abueva
Sonny Thoss Calvin Abueva