PBA Blackwater Bossing Team


This blog will analyze the PBA Blackwater Bossing team owners and fan support, alongside their current roster, team management & coaching staff, and recent performance in the PBA competitions for the last few years.

Blackwater Bossing is a professional Basketball Franchise of the Philippines Basketball Association that takes part in all its competitions. This franchise was inducted into the PBA in 2014 when the expansion of teams was approved by the PBA. Before this, Blackwater used to be a part of the PBA Developmental League.

PBA Blackwater Bossing disappointing journey since 2014

Blackwater Bossing PBA Team Overview:

In the 2014-15 season of the PBA, Blackwater Elite (currently Blackwater Bossing) debuted in the PBA. Ever Bilena, Inc. is the owner of this team and they named this team after their men's fragrance brand.

The name Blackwater Bossing was adopted in 2021. Blackwater has not won any single PBA Championship since they debuted in the league and have finished at the bottom half of the points table.

This team wears jerseys of three different colors, Red, Black, and White. Red and White are the major colors on two separate jerseys used for the Home and Away matches while black stripes are designed on their jerseys. If you are interested in PBA news about teams, you can read other articles in All PBA Results of this blog.

PBA Blackwater Lineup 2023-2024:

Here is the current roster of Blackwater Bossing that will participate in the 2023-24 season of PBA.

Pos. Nationality PBA Blackwater Players Height Weight DOB
G Philippines Ilagan, RK 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 150 lb (68 kg) 1997-04-03
G U.S.A DiGregorio, Michael 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1991-12-12
G Philippines Concepcion, Archie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 189 lb (86 kg) x
G/F Philippines Suerte, Rey 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1994-10-04
F Philippines Ular, Ato 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1995-05-04
G Philippines Casio, JVee 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1986-09-01
G Canada Kwekuteye, James 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 182 lb (83 kg) 1998-08-15
F/C Philippines Guinto, Bradwyn 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1991-10-20
G Philippines Amer, Baser 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1992-09-29
G U.S.A McCarthy, Rashawn 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1989-09-10
F Philippines Sena, James 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1988-08-31
F Philippines Rosario, Troy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1992-01-20
F Philippines Escoto, Richard 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 204 lb (93 kg) 1997-03-21
F Canada David, Christian 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1998-06-19
G Philippines Ayonayon, Mike 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1992-12-08
F U.S.A Ortiz, Chris 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1993-04-02
F U.S.A Hill, Tyrus 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996-03-20
C U.A.E Taha, Yousef 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 231 lb (105 kg) 1988-07-08
F Philippines Banal, Gab 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1990-09-09
C Philippines Jopia, Clifford 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) x
F Philippines Publico, Rey 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) x 1992-11-29

Current PBA Blackwater Coaching Staff & Management:

The following table lists the technical team including coaches and managers of Blackwater Bossing for the PBA Championship 2023-24.

Staff Member Position
Ariel Vanguardia Head Coach
Aris Dimaunahan Assistant Coach
Junjie Ablan Assistant Coach
Patrick Aquino Assistant Coach
Da Olan Assistant Coach
Justino Pinat Assistant Coach
Silliman Sy General Manager
Wilbert Loa Assistant General Manager
Johnson Martines Team Manager

PBA Blackwater Standings in PBA competitions for the last 5 Years:

Here is the overview of the recent performances of the Blackwater Bossing basketball team in the PBA Competitions over the last five years.

Season League Record Placement
2023-2024 PBA - Commissioners Cup 1-8 N/A
2023-2024 PBA - Philippine Cup - N/A
2022-2023 PBA - Commissioners Cup 3-9 12th
2022-2023 PBA - Governors Cup 1-10 12th
2022-2023 PBA - Philippine Cup 5-7 8th
2018-2019 PBA - Commissioners Cup 8-6 5th
2018-2019 PBA - Governors Cup 2-9 12th
2018-2019 PBA - Philippine Cup 2-9 12th

Fans Support for the PBA Blackwater Bossing team:

Blackwater does not have one of the biggest fan followings in the league but it does have a good number of fans right behind the team during their matches. The performance of the team in the recent past has been very poor and it has been finishing at the bottom of the points table in all competitions.

Therefore, the fans have been disheartened by the team's performance and their support has been limited. This might encourage the team to perform bring hope to their previous fanbase and earn new young fans who can look forward to this game with more eagerness and passion. If you are interested in PBA news about teams, you can read other articles in All PBA Results of this blog.

Blackwater Bossing Achievements in the PBA:

Blackwater Bossing has not achieved anything worth mentioning in its short stint in the Philippines Basketball Association. PBA Blackwater has been a part of many exciting matches however they never qualified for the playoffs or knockout stage of the PBA competitions. They will be looking forward to the 2023-24 season of PBA competitions like the Philippines Cup, the Governor’s Cup, and the Commissioner’s Cup to win any of them for their fans.