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Columbian nabs Isaac Go as No. 1 pick in PBA Draft 2019

Dec 08, 2019 - 4:35 PM

Columbian, though, will have to wait before actually seeing Isaac Go play as the first 5 picks are loaned to Gilas Pilipinas

TOP SELECTION. Isaac Go becomes the first player from Ateneo to be drafted first in the PBA since Greg Slaughter in 2013. Photo from PBA Images

Top 5 PBA draftees to be loaned to Gilas Pilipinas

Dec 05, 2019 - 4:27 PM

The move is part of Gilas Pilipinas' preparations for the 2023 FIBA World Cup

TOP DRAFTEE. Isaac Go is expected to be nabbed as the No. 1 overall pick. Photo from PBA Images

Thirdy Ravena skips PBA Draft 2019

Nov 29, 2019 - 7:26 PM

Thirdy Ravena ventures on the same path taken by older brother Kiefer, who decided not to join the draft immediately after his collegiate career

NOT NOW. Thirdy Ravena skips the PBA draft despite talks of him going No. 1. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Columbian to pick No. 1 in PBA Draft 2019

Nov 28, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Columbian beats out Blackwater by a whisker for the top spot in the draft order

BACK-TO-BACK. Former No. 1 overall pick CJ Perez and Columbian will have more firepower next season as they get to draft first again. Photo from PBA Images

Top-ranked Munzon chases 3x3 Olympic dream, forgoes PBA draft

Oct 24, 2019 - 8:56 PM

Fil-Am Joshua Munzon opts to focus on the country's chase for an Olympic 3x3 basketball berth

CJ Perez to Columbian as No. 1 pick in PBA Rookie Draft 2018

Dec 16, 2018 - 5:26 PM

(UPDATED) The former Lyceum Pirate edges Ray Parks and Robert Bolick for the top draft selection

BIG EXPECTATIONS. Columbian seeks to get out of the cellar its has dwelled in for years with CJ Perez on board. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

All-around guard Alejandro aims to be like Cabagnot, Fonacier

Dec 15, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Expect former NU Bulldogs captain and Gilas cadet JJay Alejandro to be a stable addition to any team

HOPEFUL. PBA aspirant JJay Alejandro heads into the draft as a potential late first-round pick. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson's Rob Manalang eager to prove 'complete' skills in PBA

Dec 15, 2018 - 4:01 PM

The Fil-Am D-League record-holder thinks he's more than just a 'pure point guard'

HOPEFUL. PBA Draft aspirant Rob Manalang hopes to get a chance to showcase his wares. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mocon wants to emulate De Ocampo, Newsome in PBA

Dec 15, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Draft hopeful and former San Beda star Javee Mocon may just have the tools to replicate the two Meralco players' style of play

CHAMPIONSHIP PEDIGREE. Javee Mocon says his championship experiece with San Beda is his edge heading into the PBA. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ray Parks to skip PBA Draft ceremony for Alab game

Dec 13, 2018 - 6:22 PM

A consensus top 3 pick, the 25-year-old has decided to fly to Indonesia and suit up for Alab Pilipinas in its Asean Basketball League game this Sunday

DELAYED DEBUT. Ray Parks will likely see action in the PBA in May or June next year. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

New baby added motivation for CJ Perez in PBA jump

Dec 13, 2018 - 5:45 PM

The 'Baby Beast' welcomes his first baby just days before he's tipped to be a top 3 pick in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft

LEVEL UP. CJ Perez wants to prove he belongs in the big league. Photo from PBA Images

Ray Parks enters PBA like a vet: 'I don't really consider myself a rookie'

Dec 12, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Finishing his collegiate career in 2013, the 25-year-old has already experienced playing professionally in multiple parts of the globe

TOP PICK. Ray Parks is expected to land in the top 3 of the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo from PBA Images

Bong Quinto, Kyles Lao pumped up for 2018 PBA Rookie Draft

Dec 11, 2018 - 5:18 PM

Bong Quinto and Kyles Lao are two of the 48 neophytes hoping to be picked in the 2018 PBA Draft on Sunday, December 16

HOPEFULS. Letran's Bong Quinto (left) and UP's Kyles Lao dream of playing in the PBA since they were young. Photo from release

Paul Desiderio joins 2018 PBA Draft

Dec 07, 2018 - 8:03 PM

Aside from highlighting his season with clutch performances, the 21-year-old guard is coming off a historic UAAP Finals stint with the UP Fighting Maroons

ON TO THE NEXT. Paul Desiderio moves up to the next level. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ray Parks finally joins PBA draft

Nov 29, 2018 - 12:37 PM

The 25-year-old guard is a consensus top 3 pick together with collegiate stars CJ Perez of the Lyceum Pirates and Robert Bolick of the San Beda Red Lions

MORE THAN A ROOKIE. Ray Parks enters the PBA draft with a chock-full of experience. File photo by ABL

Elusive title within Louie Vigil's arm's reach after being drafted by San Miguel

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:22 PM

After watching title opportunities slip by in the UAAP, Vigil joins a PBA squad that is not accustomed to losing in the championship round

ROOKIE. Louie Vigil says he's ready to help San Miguel's starters catch a breather and reinforce their second shift. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

A superstar all his life, Jeron Teng ready to 'start from zero' with Alaska Aces

Oct 31, 2017 - 1:48 PM

Jeron Teng will do his best to fulfill his childhood dream and follow his dad's footsteps

STARTING FROM SCRATCH. Jeron Teng will be out there to prove himself with the Alaska Aces. Photo by PBA Images

Top pick Standhardinger thrilled to play alongside four-time MVP Fajardo

Oct 30, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Christian Standhardinger and June Mar Fajardo will form a formidable frontcourt duo for the San Miguel Beermen

#FAJARDINGER. Standhardinger will be towering with the Kraken in SMB. Photo by PBA Images

Unheralded PBA hopeful Christian Geronimo turns dream to reality, gets picked by Kia

Oct 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Christian Geronimo considered skipping the 2017 PBA Draft, believing the chances of him being picked were so low

DREAM COME TRUE. Christian Geronimo has been picked by Kia Picanto in the 5th round. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

San Miguel Beermen pick Standhardinger first overall in 2017 PBA Draft

Oct 29, 2017 - 4:48 PM

Kiefer Ravena is selected second by NLEX while Raymar Jose goes third to Blackwater

FIRST OVERALL PICK. Christian Standhardinger will bolster a San Miguel Beermen squad that had won two titles this past season. Photo by PBA Images

Five sleepers prospects of the 2017 PBA Draft

Oct 28, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Get to know who the overlooked rookie aspirants are in this year's PBA draft

ASPIRING. Here are more aspiring rookies of the 2017 PBA Draft. Photos from Facebook and Josh Albelda/Rappler

Relatively unknown PBA aspirant Christian Geronimo not letting up on hoops dream

Oct 24, 2017 - 10:34 PM

Christian Geronimo owes it to basketball for giving him a direction

MVP Ravena powers team to Draft Combine title, outclasses Teng-led squad

Oct 24, 2017 - 6:31 PM

Kiefer Ravena, Jason Perkins, Robbie Herndon, Jeron Teng, and Raymar Jose are the PBA Draft Combine Mythical 5

CHAMPION. The former King Eagle is the Most Valuable Player of the PBA Draft Combine. Photo by PBA Images

Ravena on upcoming PBA Draft: ‘There is no turning back’

Oct 23, 2017 - 5:59 PM

This decision is a big leap for the former King Eagle

BIG LEAP. Kiefer Ravena will finally join the pros after a year of garnering international experiences. Photo by PBA Images.

Standhardinger skips draft combine, but tweets: ‘Everything is good’

Oct 23, 2017 - 5:42 PM

Christian Standhardinger says his current 'live' contract in Hong Kong is the reason for his absence in the PBA Draft Combine

SAFE. Standhardinger assures fans that he is eligible for the PBA Draft on Sunday, October 29. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kiefer Ravena, Jeron Teng to join 2017 PBA Draft

Oct 09, 2017 - 2:07 PM

The already stacked 2017 PBA Draft class has become more talent rich with Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng making themselves available

ON TO THE DRAFT. Kiefer Ravena reveals on Twitter that he will join the PBA Draft this year. Filehoto by Josh Albelda

Banal to Elite, Alolino to Phoenix in PBA regular draft

Oct 30, 2016 - 5:26 PM

The Blackwater Elite pick the son of former coach Joel Banal with the first pick of the 2016 regular PBA Draft

TOP PICKS. Raphael Banal (L) and Gelo Alolino (R) went numbers one and two, respectively, in the regular portion of the 2016 PBA Draft. File photo by PBA

Belo goes to Blackwater, Jalalon to Star in 2016 PBA Gilas Draft

Oct 30, 2016 - 4:39 PM

Other picks include Kevin Ferrer going to Barangay Ginebra and Arnold Van Opstal joining the San Miguel Beermen

NEW ERA. Collegiate stars Mac Belo (L) and Jio Jalalon (R) will bolster both the national team and their respective PBA squads. File photos/Rappler

LIST: 2016 Regular PBA Rookie Draft applicants

Oct 30, 2016 - 7:31 AM

See the full list of the 41 other draft applicants on top of the Gilas cadets

LOOK: PBA Gilas Draft applicants

Oct 29, 2016 - 3:54 PM

Who are some of the big names from college basketball making the leap to the national team and PBA?

PBA prospect Gotladera compares his style of play to Marc Pingris

Oct 28, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Gotladera who played for La Salle and Ateneo in the UAAP admits he must be faster and stronger when he joins the PBA

Gilas Draft already done by PBA, results revealed on Sunday

Oct 27, 2016 - 9:58 PM

The results of the Gilas draft will be revealed alphabetically before the actual PBA Draft on Sunday

Photo by PBA

2016-2017 PBA season to open in November

Oct 06, 2016 - 5:13 PM

The PBA Draft Combine and Draft take place not long after the conclusion of the Governors Cup Finals

COMMISSIONER AND CEO. Chito Narvasa assumes the role of PBA CEO on top of being a commissioner. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tautuaa, Rosario will make immediate impact for Texters, says Uichico

Sep 12, 2015 - 2:14 AM

Though neither made the final Gilas Pilipinas roster the two top picks in this year s draft are expected to put Talk N Text among the top teams in this coming PBA season

IMPACT. Troy Rosario (left) and Moala Tautuaa are expected to have immediate impact on Talk 'N Text. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Chris Newsome makes Meralco more versatile, says Norman Black

Aug 24, 2015 - 7:15 AM

The multi titled head coach also speaks highly of Baser Amer

Moala Tautuaa goes first overall in 2015 PBA Draft

Aug 23, 2015 - 2:26 PM

See the full results of the 2015 PBA Rookie Draft

HIGHLIGHTS: 2015 PBA Rookie Draft

Aug 23, 2015 - 12:09 PM

There were more than a few surprises at the 2015 PBA Rookie Draft

IN PHOTOS: Day 1 of 2015 PBA Rookie Draft combine

Aug 20, 2015 - 7:52 AM

Fil Canadian prospect Ryan Wetherell stole the show with his impressive performance top scoring in 3 of the drills

Draft applicants stretching before the start of the tests. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ryan Wetherell shines at PBA Draft Combine

Aug 19, 2015 - 6:06 PM

Wetherell scores highest among participants from both the morning and afternoon batches

Rising Troy Rosario wants to model game after De Ocampo, Pingris

Aug 18, 2015 - 6:26 PM

Rosario is opting for a mix of both offensive and defensive prowess

Ahanmisi would ‘like to fit into’ Black, Meralco’s style of play

Aug 18, 2015 - 9:00 AM

“For me it’s all about winning ” says Ahanmisi

LIST: 2015 PBA Rookie draft applicants

Aug 11, 2015 - 11:45 AM

From a high of 87 last year the list of hopefuls drops to a modest but strong cast of 64

Arnold Van Opstal announces end of La Salle career

Jul 22, 2015 - 12:47 PM

Van Opstal thankful and appreciative of his time as a Green Archer said that “I was raised green and will forever be grateful ”

PRO-BOUND. Arnold Van Opstal has announced his intention to join the PBA. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bobby Ray Parks focused on NBA dream, but not ruling out PBA Draft

Jul 14, 2015 - 8:20 PM

Bobby Ray Parks Jr would be a top 3 pick if he entered the PBA Draft but at the moment his sole focus is standing out in the NBA Summer League

PARK LIFE. Bobby Ray Parks Jr only has eyes for the NBA at the moment. Screengrab from YouTube

Rain or Shine to select big man, then wing ‘with size’ in draft

Jul 06, 2015 - 4:32 AM

The Elasto Painters will prioritize getting a big man in the 2015 PBA Draft

KIA would take Rosario over Parks with draft pick

Jun 25, 2015 - 7:33 PM

Parks is a former two time UAAP MVP and projected by some pundits to be a star in the PBA one day but KIA prefers to take Rosario

PBA Draft to take place in August, deadline for applicants set

Jun 16, 2015 - 5:06 PM

The PBA has released the requirements for applicants interested to join the league s draft in August

Ginebra sends Ababou, Forrester to Barako Bull for draft pick

Mar 31, 2015 - 4:16 PM

Ginebra sends seldom used wingmen Dylan Ababou and James Forrester to Barako Bull in exchange for the Energy s 2015 first round draft pick

TRADED. Dylan Ababou (L) and James Forrester (R - wearing white) have been traded to the Barako Bull Energy. File photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Parks on declaring for PBA draft and playing in SEA games

Feb 05, 2015 - 7:47 PM

The two time UAAP MVP is not yet sure if he will declare for the PBA Draft and calls the possibility of playing in the SEA games a privilege

UNCERTAIN. Ray Parks Jr, seen here going for a dunk while playing for the UAAP's National University, says he is not sure if he will declare for the 2015 PBA Draft. File photo by Josh Albelda

Comm Salud keen to ensure no 'tampering' on Paul Lee contract

Aug 25, 2014 - 7:51 PM

I am very very interested in this case because it may involve breaches of rules with respect to premature negotiations said PBA commissioner Salud

LEE WANTS OUT. Paul Lee has requested a trade from Rain or Shine through his manager but PBA Commissioner Salud wants to ensure that no tampering has occurred. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler