PBA Draft 2017 – 20171029

Photos by Winston Baltasar / Write-ups by Noel Zarate, Carlo Pamintuan, Charmie Lising, Chuck Araneta, Sid Ventura

 

Grading the 2017 PBA Draft (Part 1 of 2) by Noel Zarate

“Actually, ALL applicants to the 2017 PBA Draft were selected.

There were officially 44 entrants to this batch, but it was later determined that Jeremiah de la Peña (6’1” listed from “San Beda”) was deemed to have gotten through the screening process and was stricken from the official just after the PBA Draft Combine went underway.”
Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/grading-the-2017-pba-draft-part-1-of-2#ixzz4x9DhdntR

Grading the 2017 PBA Draft (Part 2 of 2) by Noel Zarate

_S1A4470 PBA Season 43 Draft Picks

“Continuing with how our twelve PBA teams fared in the recently concluded 2017 Annual Draft, here’s the report card so far:

San Miguel: A+
NLEX: B+
Blackwater: A
Phoenix: A-
Alaska: B-
GlobalPort: A-“Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/grading-the-2017-pba-draft-part-2-of-2#ixzz4x9FT0GAn

 

SMB raring to pair first overall pick Standhardinger with Fajardo by Carlo Pamintuan

_S1A4569 Number one draft pick Christian Standhardinger with the San Miguel Beermen

“There was much talk surrounding San Miguel Beer’s acquisition of the top pick overall in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft from the Kia Picanto. There were negative comments on social media and even from other teams in the PBA as they felt that adding the number one pick overall to a team that is already loaded with the reigning four-time PBA Most Valuable Player and his three other fellow Beermen who are also part of the Mythical First Team would hurt the parity of the league.”

 

Phenom to NLEX: Kiefer Ravena begins PBA career with the Road Warriors by Charmie Lising

_S1A4591 Coach Yeng Guiao with his prized draft pick Kiefer Ravena

“The PBA journey of Kiefer Ravena has finally started.

It took quite some time before the Phenom decided to make the jump to the pros. But the moment he decided to submit his name to the pool of rookie applicants this year, everybody knew that he’d be among the first lucky ones to be called on stage.”

Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/phenom-to-nlex-kiefer-ravena-begins-pba-career-with-the-road-warriors#ixzz4x9K3HZZS

_S1A5135 The Kia brainthrust with third round pick Chris de Chavez

Kia looks to move on and embrace the challenges of the upcoming season by Chuck Araneta

_S1A5135 The Kia brainthrust with third round pick Chris de Chavez_S1A5135 The Kia brainthrust with third round pick Chris de Chavez

“The Kia Picanto coaching staff and players sat quietly during the 2017 PBA Draft at Robinsons Place Manila. Their seats were was further away from the stage, towards the middle. They made headlines heading into the draft after trading away their number one pick for the second time in three years, and they watched as Christian Standhardinger happily walked up the stage to meet the San Miguel Beermen, owners of the number one pick.”
Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/kia-looks-to-move-on-and-embrace-the-challenges-of-the-upcoming-season#ixzz4x9LEnCO8

 

The engineer is now a King: ‘Ginhinyero’ Jett Manuel joins the Barangay by Sid Ventura

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“This time last year, Jett Manuel was winding down his collegiate playing career with the UP Fighting Maroons and was set to prepare for the civil engineering board exams. He had planned on joining the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft, and the Fighting Maroons had even requested a special exemption for their team captain to allow him to join the draft even while he was still playing in the UAAP.”

Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/the-engineer-is-now-a-king-ginhinyero-jett-manuel-joins-the-barangay#ixzz4x9OLiLKU

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