Philippines

PBA starts accepting Fil-foreign draft applicants

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News Release
PBA starts accepting draft applicants

The Phiippine Basketball Association is now accepting applications for the 2017 Rookie Draft which will take place on October 29 at Robinson’s Place Manila.

According to the PBA Commissioner’s Office, the deadline for submission of applications and requirements for Fil-foreign players is on September 1, 2017. Local born aspirants have until October 12, 2017 to apply.

After a preliminary list of Fil-foreign rookie hopefuls is released, there will be a month-long period to contest an applicant’s eligibility.

Rickie Santos, deputy commissioner for basketball operations, said the Draft Combine which serves as a test to determine the skill set and physical and abilities of the players, will be scheduled from October 23-26, with the exact dates and venues still to be finalized.

The final list of candidates for the Rookie Draft will be announced on October 27, 2017.

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