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.