2018 PBA draft
The 2018 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) rookie draft will be an event that allows teams to take turns selecting amateur basketball players and other eligible players, including half-Filipino foreign players. The league will determine the drafting order based on the performance of the member teams from the 2017–18 season, with the worst team picking first.
PBA opens 2018 Draft application
FIL-foreign players eyeing to enter the coming PBA Rookie Draft will have until next month to submit their applications and requirements to become eligible for the December 16 proceedings.
The league has set Oct. 26 as the deadline for foreign-bred players to complete their papers, before the issuance of a preliminary list of prospective draftees and submission to member teams are made three days after.
Contestability period on the eligibility of Fil-Am draftees will be from October 30 to November 29.
Meanwhile, local born applicants take their turn submitting their respective applications and requirements by December 3. On the same date, the league will also issue the final list of eligible Fil-foreign players to the draft.
A week after, all applicants will participate in the traditional Draft Combine slated on December 12 to 13.
The final list of draft applicants for the league's 44th season will be issued by December 14.
Commissioner Willie Marcial will preside over the ceremony in the first draft proceedings under his watch.
Columbian on track to again get No. 1 pick overall in PBA draft
COLUMBIAN Dyip is poised to get the top pick in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft if the formcharts hold until the end of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup.
After losing their first five games in the season-ending conference, the Dyip are on pace to have the lowest cumulative performance for the season, which will give them first crack at the rookie pool in the coming draft.
Columbian finished dead-last in the Philippine Cup, rose to ninth place thanks to import John Fields in the Commissioner's Cup, but has since crashed back to earth once more in this season-ending conference.
Under league rules, results in the all-Filipino tournament (40 percent) carry more weight than in the two import-flavored conferences (30% each) in the tabulation for the rookie draft selections.
Cardel bares choice for Columbian top pick - but management still has final say
BIÑAN – Columbian coach Johnedel Cardel said he already has in his mind who he wants to pick in this year’s PBA Draft following the end of the Dyip’s disappointing season on Saturday.
The Dyip finished their season with a 120-99 loss to Blackwater, 120-99, to end the Governors’ Cup with a 1-10 record. Based on their records in the two past conferences, the Dyip are on their way to picking first in the PBA draft set in December.
Cardel admitted he already has someone in mind for the first pick although he admitted the decision will still rest on management’s approval.
“Meron na akong choice. Sa boss na lang namin. After this one week, usap kami kung sino ang kukunin namin. Kailangan ‘yung makakatulong sa team namin,” said Cardel.
Top prospect CJ Perez files PBA rookie draft application
CJ Perez is now PBA-bound.
The do-it-all Lyceum forward has submitted his application for the upcoming 2018 PBA Rookie Draft, his agent Marvin Espiritu confirmed on Monday.
Perez, the NCAA Season 93 MVP, is expected to a Top 3 selection in this year's rookie proceedings, together with Bobby Ray Parks and Robert Bolick.
The two have yet to submit their draft applications.
The 24-year-old Pangasinense has been the driving force of the Pirates in their return trip to the NCAA Finals.
He averaged 18.7 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 3.3 steals for Lyceum in the ongoing NCAA Season 94 and would like to cap off his collegiate career with a title as his side braces for a rematch against defending champion San Beda.
CJ Perez isn't too engrossed on where he ends up in PBA draft
History beckons for CJ Perez, who is expected to be made top pick in the PBA draft by Columbian.
But for all of the pre-draft fanfare, Perez is just happy that he is this close to achieving his lifelong dream of playing in the PBA.
"Lahat naman ng basketball players, dream na makarating sa PBA," he said after closing his collegiate career with Lyceum.
Though Perez is honored to be branded as the presumptive top selection of this year's class, he really doesn't mind wherever spot he lands on.
"I'm very happy kung mag-No. 1 nga, pero kahit anong team sa PBA naman, basta makarating ako sa dream ko, masaya na ako," he said.
PARKS JOINS ROOKIE DRAFT
HIGHLY-touted Bobby Ray Parks just made himself available in the coming PBA Rookie Draft after submitting his application at the league office on Thursday.
The two-time UAAP and ASEAN Basketball League MVP was accompanied by representative Charlie Dy as the son of legendary PBA Import Bobby Parks make the first step in finally realizing his dream of playing in Asia's pioneering pro league.
The application of the 25-year-old National University product brings to 34 the total of players who have so far made the draft list with the Dec. 3 deadline just a few days away.