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Christian David allays injury concerns ahead of PBA Draft

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Christian David is one of the many prospects in the current PBA Draft class who surprised with his entry.

The 25-year-old native of Milton, Canada did not participate in the two-day Combine festivities but instead will have private workouts with the teams.

“It’s been good. I just landed here a couple of hours ago,” David said.

“Just out here and getting ready for what’s going to happen on Sunday.”

It has been a long journey for David. For years, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas had been courting him to be part of the Gilas Pilipinas program, but he only opted to obtain his Filipino passport a couple of years ago.

“It just felt like the right time to play here because my parents came from here,” continued David, who traces his roots to Pampanga.

However, there have been several red flags for David. In January 2020, David, who spent five years with Butler, tore his ACL during a game against Villanova.

Although he was able to play in his senior years, David only appeared in 23 games during that time.

Then, last year, David signed with Seoul Samsung but never played a single game with the Division I team and was relegated to the tier II league. He was released after just three months with the team, citing nagging knee injuries.

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But David is addressing all those concerns, stating that he is now 100 percent healthy.

“I’ve been playing through some injuries but I’m healthy now. If a team takes a chance on me, I’ll be ready,” he said.

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Standing at 6-foot-6, David believes he offers a unique skillset compared to the rest of the field. He is hoping that this will be his key to landing with a good team as he embarks on a new chapter in his young career.

“I’m an athletic, tall guard so that could be an asset to any team,” said David, who ended his collegiate career with averages of 1.7 points and 1.41 rebounds.

“I’m a natural playmaker and scorer.”

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