1990 Pepsi Hotshots season

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1990 Pepsi Hotshots season
Head coach Edgardo Ocampo
Derrick Pumaren
Owner(s) Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc.
First Conference results
Record 1–9
Place 8th
Playoff finish N/A
All-Filipino Conference results
Record 1–9
Place 7th
Playoff finish N/A
Third Conference results
Record 0–10
Place 8th
Playoff finish N/A

Stats @ PBA-Online.net
Pepsi Hotshots seasons

The 1990 Pepsi Hotshots season was the 1st season of the franchise in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Expansion pool[edit]

Expansion Draft
Tonichi Yturri (#1 from San Miguel)
Jeffrey Graves (#3 from San Miguel)
Ricky Relosa (#5 from Alaska)
Joey Loyzaga (#7 from Añejo)
Harmon Codiñera (#9 from Añejo)
Alejo Alolor (#11 from Purefoods)
Pepsi won the toss over Pop Cola to pick first, both teams took turns in choosing players

Off-season transactions[edit]

Dennis Abbatuan Acquired via Free Agency from Presto Tivoli
Joey Loyzaga Picked in the expansion pool, was traded to Pop Cola
Carlito Mejos Draft Rights acquired from Purefoods in exchange for 1991 first round pick
Cadel Mosqueda Drafted Rookie
Salvador Ramos Rookie free agent signed
Gilbert Reyes, Jr Drafted Rookie, 3rd overall pick
Vernie Villarias Draft Rights acquired from Purefoods in exchange for 1991 first round pick
Rey Yncierto Rookie free agent signed


Newcomer Pepsi Cola, coached by the comebacking mentor Edgardo Ocampo and later former San Miguel assistant coach Derrick Pumaren, had a forgettable campaign in their first year of participation in the PBA, finishing with a lowly 2-28 record, with two wins coming at the hands of fellow expansion team Pop Cola. The Hotshots registered their first win in the opening game of the season on February 18, scoring a rousing 149-130 victory over importless Pop Cola Sizzlers, [1] their import Derrick Hamilton scored 77 points in that game. Pepsi lost the rest of their nine games in the eliminations and their first six matches in the All-Filipino Conference for a 15-game losing streak. The Hotshots finally broke the long, losing slump with a come-from-behind 117-111 win over Pop Cola on July 3.[2]

In the Third Conference, San Miguel assistant coach Derrick Pumaren accepted the offer to coach the Pepsi Hotshots, replacing Ed Ocampo. The Hotshots acquired veteran center Abet Guidaben, who was traded by Alaska in exchange for Harmon Codiñera. Former Hills Bros. import Jose Slaughter came back to replace Alyun Taylor, who was only good for two games, and Slaughter teamed with Jeff Hodge. The Hotshots failed to score a single victory and were shut out in 10 games in the eliminations.


Alejo Alolor 2 Guard-Forward 6"1' University of Visayas
Gilbert Reyes, Jr 5 Guard 5"8' Ateneo de Manila
Ricardo Relosa 7 Forward-Center 6"3' Mapua (Juniors)
Reynaldo Yncierto 8 Guard 6"0' Cebu Central Colleges
Carlito Mejos 10 Guard 5"11' University of Visayas
Antonio Yturri 11 Center 6"5' De La Salle University
Cadel Mosqueda 12 Center-Forward 6"3' Arellano University
Verne Villarias 14 Guard 6"1' University of the East
Salvador Ramos 15 Forward 6"3' Letran College
Jeffrey Graves 17 Forward 6"3' Angeles University Foundation
Abet Guidaben Acquired from Alaska 23 Center-Forward 6"5' University of San Jose Recoletos
Dennis Abbatuan 30 Forward 6"2' Jose Rizal College
Timoteo Coloso Signed in the All-Filipino 32 Guard-Forward 6"2' Letran College
Derrick Hamilton 1st conference import 3 Center-Forward 6"5' University of Southern Mississippi
Jeff Hodge 3rd conference import 3 Guard-Forward 6"3' University of South Alabama
Alyun Taylor 3rd conference import 21 Guard-Forward 6"1'
Jose Slaughter 3rd conference import 21 Guard 6"3' University of Portland
Harmon Codiñera Traded to Alaska 13 Forward 6"4' Far Eastern University

Assistant Coach: Bobby Littaua, replaced by Gabby Velasco Team Manager: Steve Watson