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1977 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Team Rosters

Crispa Redmanizers

Cris Calilan, David Cezar, Philip Cezar, Fortunato Co, Virgilio Dela Cruz, Gregorio Dionisio, Bernie Fabiosa, Rey Franco, Abet Guidaben, Freddie Hubalde, Rey Pages, Rudy Soriano, Armando Torres, Tito Varela. Imports: Cyrus Mann, Chris McMurray (also played for 7-Up) Ricky Hicks.

Toyota Tamaraws

Fort Acuna, Francis Arnaiz, Orly Bauzon, Nick Bulaong, Aurelio Clarino (played only 4 games, moved to U-Tex), Gil Cortez, Ramon Fernandez, Pablo Javier, Robert Jaworski, Abe King, Emer Legaspi, Alberto Reynoso, Oscar Rocha, Rino Salazar, Jess Sta.Maria, Rodolfo Segura. Imports: Bruce King, John Irving.

U-Tex Wranglers

Danny Basilan, Romualdo Cabading, Aurelio Clarino, Edward Camus, Roy Deles, Rudolf Hines, Rudolf Kutch, Lim Eng Beng, Alfonso Mora, Jaime Noblezada, Ricardo Pineda, Carlos Rodriguez, Cristino Reynoso. Imports: Charlie Neal, Byron Jones (Danny Florencio, who played 3 games with U-Tex and Jaime Otazu were traded to 7-Up).

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7-Up Uncolas

Jacinto Chua, Ernesto De leon, Alfredo Del Rosario, Orly Delos Santos, Alfredo Enriquez, Danny Florencio, Jimmy Mariano, Rafael Morales, Larry Mumar, Jaime Otazu, Romulo Palijo, Roberto Salonga, Renato Sidamon, Elias Tolentino. Imports: Steve Stroud, Chris McMurray (Carlos Rodriguez and Cristino Reynoso were traded to U-Tex).

Tanduay Distillery

Mike Bilbao, Rene Canent, Israel Catacutan, Ricardo Cleofas, Roberto Dela Rosa, Valerio Delos Santos, Abet Gutierrez, Cesar Ijares, Horacio Moreno, Victor Sanchez, Virgilio Santos, David Supnet, Jaime Taguines, Freddie Webb. Imports: Eugene Moore, Bernard Harris.

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Presto Ice Cream Flavorites

Cesar Arpilleda, Carlito Cruz, Arthur Herrera, Ernesto Morales, Ruben Pablo, Manny Paner, Danny Pribhdas, Johnny Revilla, Florendo Ritualo, Loreto Tolentino, Tomasito Tolentino, Oscar Tuazon. Imports: Nino Samuel, Dana Lewis, Cisco Oliver.

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Cisco and Billy

Mariwasa-Honda Panthers

Rey Alcantara, Mark Ariolla, Emmanuel Chan, Lucrecio Dacula, Roehl Deles, Mariano Figuracion, Ramon Lucindo, Mario Marasigan, Renan Pablo, Adriano Papa, Ulysses Rodriguez, Joaquin Rojas, Jesse Sullano. Imports: Billy Robinson, James Day.

Royal Tru-Orange

Eusebio Adolfo, Bienvenido Alenton, Maximino Baguio, Worley Cuevas, Ernesto Estrada, Edgardo Gomez, Rosalio Martirez, Alejandrito Miego, Manuel Pineda, David Regullano, Norberto Rivera, Marte Samson, Wilfredo Velasco. Imports: Vernon Lee Freeman, Michael Rosenski.

 
 

Some PBA stats in the 1979 All-Filipino Conference

Individual scoring: Players’ single-game highs during the Elimination round (Date).

Fortunato Co, Jr – 37 points in Crispa 119-110 win over Tanduay (May 19), 35 points in Crispa 130-124 win over Gilbey’s (May 12).

Lim Eng Beng – 36 points in U/tex 119-102 win over Gilbey’s (May 1), 32 points in U/tex 82-97 loss to Crispa in Baguio City (April 14).

Rudolf Kutch – 36 points in Filmanbank 93-89 win over U/tex in Lucena City (April 22).

Larry Mumar – 35 points in Filmanbank 97-107 loss to Crispa in Davao (April 27).

Arnie Tuadles – 35 points in Toyota 159-141 win over Honda (April 21).

Adriano “Jun” Papa – 34 points in Filmanbank 136-117 win over Honda (April 5).

Ramon Fernandez – 32 points in Toyota’ 104-106 loss to Filmanbank (May 13).

Ernesto De Leon – 32 points in Gilbey’s 120-140 loss to Tanduay (April 7).

Rudy Lalota – 31 points in Royal 102-100 win over Honda (May 1).

Willie Tanduyan – 31 points in Gilbey’s 124-130 loss to Crispa (May 12).

Scoring averages during the first round of eliminations (total of 8 games).

Fortunato Co Jr – 29.12 ppg

Lim Eng Beng – 25.75 ppg

Philip Cezar – 21.50 ppg

Ramon Fernandez – 21.25 ppg

Ernesto Estrada – 21.20 ppg (5 games)

Arnie Tuadles – 20.75 ppg

Rudolf Kutch – 19.50 ppg

Rudy Lalota – 19.42 ppg (7 games)

The Statistical Points as of June 5, the leading contenders in the race for the coveted Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.

Ramon Fernandez (Toyota) – 1,700 SPs

Fortunato Co, Jr (Crispa) – 1,596 SPs

Robert Jaworski (Toyota) – 1,307 SPs

Eusebio Del Rosario (Gilbey’s) – 1,270 SPs

Philip Cezar (Crispa) – 1,251 SPs

Francis Arnaiz (Toyota) – 1,233 SPs

Manny Paner (Great Taste) – 1,209 SPs

Rudy Lalota (Royal Tru-Orange) – 1,188 SPs

Arnie Tuadles (Toyota) – 1,187 SPs

Lim Eng Beng (U/tex) – 1,163 SPs

Note that the MVP award was given at that time during the All-Filipino finals, and not by the end of the season.

Research from PBA Archives’ facebook account.