PBA: Columbian picks Adams first in 'regular draft'

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Posted at Dec 08 2019 05:47 PM

Columbian picks Roosevelt Adams first in regular 'draft,' with another Columbian selection in Isaac Go being loaned to Gilas Pilipinas through the 2023 FIBA World Cup. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN Sports

MANILA -- Roosevelt Adams is the first pick of the 2019 PBA Draft for Columbian.

Adams technically is the first pick this year, with another Columbian selection in Isaac Go being loaned to Gilas Pilipinas through the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

With experience with Go-for-Gold in the PBA D-League and for Mighty Sports, Adams steps into a young Columbian squad to pair up with CJ Perez, last year's top pick.

Blackwater used its No. 2 pick to take 34-year-old Maurice Shaw, a 6-foot-9 powerhouse.

NLEX got another guard in Mike Ayonayon with the No. 3 pick, while Barkley Ebona went to Alaska via the No. 4 pick.

ROS had three straight picks, selecting Adrian Wong, Clint Doliguez, and Price Rivero from picks 5-7.

Sean Manganti went to Northport at No. 8, while Aris Dionisio is now a Magnolia Hotshot thanks to the No. 9 pick. Completing the top-10 was Arvin Tolentino as he goes to Barangay Ginebra.

No. 11 pick Kib Montalbo joins a loaded TNT backcourt, while Columbian ended round 1 with Christian Balagasay.

This story was originally published on the ABS-CBN Sports website.