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Taylor Statham applies for PBA Draft

After years of wait, Taylor Statham has made his intentions known that he is coming back home and enter the 2021 PBA Rookie Draft. 

The 6-foot-6 all-around forward has declared that he applied for the upcoming draft.

Statham, 28, is a former G League cager. He played for Los Angeles D-Fenders in 2015.

Statham started his collegiate career with California Baptist before moving to Cal State San Bernardino. He had career numbers of 5.76 points and 3.17 rebounds per game – including an across the board 9.31 points, 5.38 rebounds, and 1.04 assists per game during his senior year.

Statham then played in Thailand for Kabayan, Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 for Pasig, and in Indonesia for Pacific Caesar.

During the 2018 TBSL season, he averaged 28.6 points, 12.3 rebounds, 6.5 assists, and 2 steals per game.

With Pacific Caesar, he posted norms of 17 points, 7 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 2 steals per game.

He also led Pasig to the 2019 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 President’s Cup.

He is currently the 13th ranked 3×3 player in America.

Yes, it is still unknown whether Statham was able to get his Philippine passport, as his FIBA 3X3 profile is still American.

Statham has until March 9 to submit all his documents, including his recognition and affirmation documents.

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