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PBA to hold Draft Combine for 75 applicants


The PBA is reviving the Draft Combine after three years.

The league on Sunday announced that the two-day event will be held on May 11 and 12 at the Gatorade Hoops Center in Mandaluyong.

It will be the first Combine since 2019. None was held both in 2020 and 2021, no thanks to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The league tried to bring it back last year prior to the virtual Season 46 Rookie Draft, but restrictions due to the health crisis made it impossible.

Teams invited aspirants for private workouts instead.

The Combine’s first day is for anthropometry tests, where the players’ height, weight, vertical leap, among others, are measured for record purposes.

The final day will see all applicants spread out to 12 teams and play in a mini-tournament, where a champion and Finals MVP are named.

Seventy-five players threw their names in this year’s Rookie Draft, led by Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser, Jeremiah Gray, and Justine Baltazar.

Here are the 75 initial list of applicants:1. ALANES, Shaquille Oswald, Mendoza
2. ALCORIZA, Rence Luis, Llacer
3. ALINA, Nikon **
4. AMBOHOT, Jeo, Rasonabe
5. ANDRADE, Bryan Jayson, Ildefonso * / **
6. APACIBLE, John Gerald, Lotoc
7. ARANA, Justin, Pandeagua
8. ARCEO, Jeferson, Balao
9. ARMENION, Andrey, Ramirez
10. ARTHUR, Jeremy, Tyler * / **
11. BAETIONG, Alvin, Daras
12. BALTAZAR, Justine, Sagaya
13. BAREFIELD, Sedrick, Bihis * / **
14. BARTOLO, Roberto Jr., Dancel
15. CABALLERO, Keanu Abraham, Royo
16. CACHUELA, Red Louis, Elaco
17. CADUA, Charles Jordan, Payaoan *
18. CALMA, John Michael, Dela Cruz
19. CASPE, Jhon Jerrick, J.
20. CASTRO, Fidel Albert, Fernandez
21. CENAL, Sandy
22. CLARITO, Jhonard, Costorio
23. COLINA, Lyndon, Ochea
24. DATU, Robert “Keith” Jr. * / **
25. DAVID, Jayson Well, Pacia
26. DE CHAVEZ, Carlo, Mariano *
27. DELA ROSA, Jay R, Bondoc
28. DELOS REYES, Orville, Bajo
29. DYKE, Mark Anthony, Mateo
30. ESGUERRA, Leonardo, Navarro
31. ESPANOLA, John Jeryl, Vizconde *
32. FAJARITO, Christian, Almazan
33. FONTANILLA, Joshua * / **
34. FUENTES, Alvin Jr., Garcia
35. GALVEZ, Fletcher Criss, C. **
36. GANUELAS-ROSSER, Brandon, Arnell *
37. GO, Jose IV, Molina
38. GOMEZ, Arvin Kim, Camlian
39. GOMEZ DE LIANO, Javier Joaquin, Sison
40. GONZAGA, John Edmar, Basilidis
41. GRAY, Jeremiah, Dayao *
42. GUINTO, Jerwyn, Manuel *
43. HILL, Tyrus, R.
44. IBANEZ, Nino M
45. ILDEFONSO, Shawn Danielle, Geroy
46. JOSON, Antonio Lorenzo, Vergara
47. LACSAMANA, Earvin Ace *
48. LALATA, Chris, Bernabe
49. LOJERA, Kurt Alfons, Aidaba
50. MAMUYAC, Gian Robert, Javier
51. MARILAO, Danny
52. MECA, Brylle Ivan, Manulat
53. MINA, Allen Andrew, R.
54. MONTES, Jayson Carl, Bullecer
55 NAVASERO, Arthur Ronald Jr., Getchey
56. OCTOBRE, Rhaffy, Macapaz
57. OPISO, Jason, Labrica
58. PASCUAL, Daryl Louie, Mascarenas
59. PUERTO, Garciano Jr., S.
60. RAMIREZ, Ronnel Jeffrey, Gelvis *
61. RAYMUNDO, Revino Marcial, Lano **
62. REYES, James Timothy, Manlapaz
63. SALDUA, Reuben Chester, Al Jaber *
64. SAYCON, John Reel, R.**
65. SAZON, Yves Marron, Lim
66. SERRANO, Florencio, Caralde
67. TAYWAN, Marwin, C.
68. TIO, Christian Tyler, Chan
69. TOTH, Kyle Matthew, Dela Cruz *
70. UBALDE, Nichole John, Puertas
71. ULAR, Renato, Tamonda
72. VALES, Kameron, Joseph, Saragoza *
73. VILLANUEVA, John Rey, Belarmino
74. WAMAR, Orlan Jr., Abasanta
75. ZALDIVAR, Keith Howell, D.
* Fil-foreign players
** Need to complete requirements

All participants in the Combine are required to undergo health and safety protocols, including antigen testing before the start of the event.

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The event will start at 7:00 AM on Wednesday and 6:00 AM on Thursday.

The league will then release the final list of eligible applicants on May 13.

The Season 47 Draft is on May 15 at Robinsons Place Manila.

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