PBA Draft 2018 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on PBA Draft 2018


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