Terrafirma head coach Johnedel Cardel admitted that the team is still undecided on who to choose as the top overall selection on Sunday’s rookie draft.
Aside from the No. 1 pick, the 50-year old former PBA player added that the same can be said for the 8th overall which the Dyip acquired from San Miguel as part of the CJ Perez trade.
The final decision, as per Cardel, rests on team governor Bobby Rosales.
“Ang importante bukas, wag kaming magkamali sa number one namin. Tapos may number eight kami. Mamaya, si Boss Bob, may Viber group kami. Ifa-finalize na namin,” explained the 6th overall pick of the 1993 draft.
Despite the uncertainty, sources say that the Dyip is leaning towards Joshua Munzon. The 6-foot-4 Fil-Am arguably has the best credentials among the 86 aspirants having played in the ASEAN Basketball League, PBA D-League, and the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3.
Cardel neither confirmed nor denied that they are targeting Munzon but admitted that he is seriously being considered.
“Puwede rin etong bata na ‘to, ang dami ng dinaanan na liga na malalakas. Tsaka mahaba, 6-4 tapos grabe ang shooting, mga pull-up niya,” said Cardel who added that the team is looking for a big man and a player who can take over the spot vacated by Perez.
“Ang wala sa amin, big man talaga at ‘yung puwesto ni CJ which ang dami namang top rookies ngayon na wingman na malalaki, mga 6-5, 6-6. Sana wag lang kami magkamali kasi ang daming choices eh.”
The player, however, should not only be talented but should be a team-player as well.
“Ang hinahanap namin, hindi lang siya magaling. Maganda ang attitude, kung paano siya makasama sa team, at team player.”