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PBA Draft: Fran Yu falls to 40, reunites with Bonnie Tan in Northport

Two NCAA Finals Most Valuable Players dropped to the fourth round.

NCAA Season 95 Finals MVP Fran Yu dropped to the 40th pick in the 2023 PBA Rookie Draft while Season 98 Finals MVP King Caralipio fell to 43.

Yu will reunite with Bonnie Tan at Northport.

The 5-foot-10 heady floor general steered Letran to a three-peat in the NCAA.

In his senior year, he averaged 10.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game.

For the past few months, Yu also proved that he can keep up with the big boys.

He averaged 8.4 points, 3.3 assists, and 1.2 steals for Northport during the PBA on Tour.

Meanwhile, Caralipio will go to the one he recruited him to Letran in Aldin Ayo at Converge.

With Jeo Ambohot already exhausting his final year, Caralipio, a 6-foot-2 winger, stepped up to the plate for Letran.

He averaged 11.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game.

Caralipio is currently playing for Zamboanga-Family’s Brand Sardines in the MPBL, norming 6.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game.

Tommy Olivario was selected by Terrafirma at 36, joining Allen Mina, Bonbon Batiller, and JP Calvo.

PBA Combine MVP Archie Concepcion got selected at 37 by Blackwater, JC Cullar went 38 and going to Rain or Shine, while John Lloyd Clemente reunited with Jamike Jarin at Phoenix Super LPG.

Enderun’s Francis Guissani then was selected by NLEX at 42.

Meralco selected Zach Huang, Tonton Peralta went to Magnolia, Franz Abuda was picked by Ginebra, while Pampanga stalwart Jayson Apolonio went to San Miguel.

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