PBA, SBP agree to special Gilas draft ahead of 2023 World Cup


Posted at Dec 05 2019 03:42 PM


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MANILA, Philippines — The PBA Board of Governors, in a meeting last Monday, unanimously agreed to hold a special draft involving five PBA aspirants targeted for inclusion in the Gilas Pilipinas training pool.

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) identified the five as Allyn Bulanadi, Isaac Go, twins Matt and Mike Nieto and Rey Suerte. These players will join the pool of players preparing for the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

According to PBA commissioner Willie Marcial, the PBA Board of Governors and the SBP have agreed that the special draft will follow the regular drafting order: Columbian, Blackwater, NLEX, Alaska and Rain or Shine.

The teams retain the right over the five selected players until they are released by the SBP.

Marcial added that the Special Draft will precede the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft set on Sunday, December 8, at the Robinson’s Place in Ermita.

The drafting order for the first round of annual PBA Rookie Draft are as follows: Columbian, Blackwater, NLEX, Alaska and Rain or Shine. The sixth and seventh pick also belongs to ROS followed by NorthPort, Magnolia, Ginebra, TNT and Columbian.

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