WATCH: Christian Standhardinger posts personal vlog of 2017 PBA Rookie Draft

Reigning three-time Philippine Cup champion San Miguel bolstered its already formidable roster after selecting Christian Standhardinger as the top pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft Sunday at Robinsons Place Manila in Ermita.

There was no surprise as the highly-touted Fil-German forward was chosen first in the 44-man pool following his impressive showing for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup and 2017 Southeast Asian Games.

The 28-year-old Standhardinger will form a fearsome twin tower combo with four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo up front.

San Miguel, however, will have to wait until Standhardinger finishes his obligations with Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club in the ASEAN Basketball League that is expected to keep him out of the PBA until the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup at the earliest.