PBA, SBP hold special draft for Gilas


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

    The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas 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 Commissioner Willie Marcial, the governors and the SBP agreed that the special draft will follow the regular drafting order led by Columbian, followed by 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 said the special draft will precede the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft on Dec. 8 t the Robinson’s Place in Ermita.

    The draft order for the first round of the draft: 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.