College recruitment in the Philippines has long been considered by many to be quite a tedious affair. It’s not just a matter of the recruitment process in itself, but the information regarding recruitment. Who exactly are the best players within a certain batch of players? How does each project to be come college? How does each player perform? And arguably the most important question; where will the player be going to college?
With that, I present to you Humblebola’s Batch 2016 Recruitment Tracker. This recruitment tracker is essentially a table which has a list of the top players for Batch 2016. The table is arranged in no manner (meaning the top player in this list isn’t necessarily the top player of his batch), so the rankings of the players are up for debate. Other than the name of the of the player, the High School that he played for, the school he is committed to and a mini scouting report are the contents of this Recruitment Tracker.
However, not all information in this list may be provided. Some parts (most specifically the scouting reports) will be left empty because of lack of input received regarding the player. Also, not all players will be placed in this list as the top recruits of 2016 will be prioritized.
This list will be updated as more and more players are discovered, scouted and as more declare their commitments to their respective schools.
|Player Name (High School Name)||Position Played||Team Committed To||Mini Scouting Report|
|Kobe Paras (Cathedral High School)||SG/SF||UCLA Bruins||Has immense athletic ability already, good size for a wing. Is still quite raw, however, has to tighten up handle and be consistent with his shooting. Inconsistent motor as well|
|Jolo Mendoza (Ateneo High School)||PG/SG||Ateneo Blue Eagles||Undoubtedly best shooter in his batch, but still needs that ability to create to go from good to great, not the most explosive athlete|
|Ricci Rivero (La Salle Greenhills)||SG/SF||De La Salle Green Archers||Athletic gem, amazing versatility. Can play positions 1 to 3, has potential to slide up to 4 if he bulks up. Raw but potential is immense|
|Aljun Melecio (De La Salle Zobel)||PG||De La Salle Green Archers||Scoring machine, but still lacking ability to follow set plays while playing off ball. Is a born scorer however|
|Tyler Tio (Xavier)||PG/SG||Ateneo Blue Eagles||Is an extremely steady point guard. No particular outlandish strengths, but has not much holes to his game|
|Gian Mamuyac (Ateneo High School)||SG/SF||Ateneo Blue Eagles||Is a versatile beast, can be described as a lengthier but thinner Ricci Rivero. Has potential to be a great scorer, but defense is unquestionably great|
|Javi Gomez de Liano (University of the Philippines Integrated School)||SF/PF/C||N/A (Reportedly still waiting for offers, tentative option are ADMU and UST)||Is a lengthy, strong wingman who is used to playing the 4 position. Will be a rotation player come college, but working on his perimeter skills can catapult him to elite status|
|Justine Baltazar (National University)||C||N/A (NU and La Salle are reportedly the top two contenders for his services)||Very raw prospect, often relies on his length to grab rebounds. Has decent timing with blocking shots, ton of potential for him|
|Shaun Ildefonso (Ateneo High School)||PF/C||N/A (Has reportedly expressed interest to go to Ateneo but nothing final yet)||Definitely a mini Danny I, but has to convert to a wing (ala Draymond Green) to get consistent minutes come college|
|Kyle Ong (Xavier)||SF||N/A (Reportedly leaning towards going to UP)||NI|
|Joshua Sinclair (Ateneo de Cebu)||SF||NU Bulldogs||NI|
|Jerrick Ahanmisi (Village Christian High School)||PG||Adamson University||NI|
|BJ Andrade (Ateneo High School)||SG/SF/PF||N/A (Has reportedly expressed interest to go to Ateneo but nothing final yet)||One of the most versatile players in his batch, can play 1 to 3 positions. Ability to be go to go guy in a team is still questionable though|
NI – Not enough input received on player to be made a scouting report
N/A – No commitment yet