JOSHUA Munzon, Juan Gomez de Liano, and Sean Manganti emerge as the top picks when AMA Online Education makes the No. 1 selection in the 2019 PBA D-League Draft on Tuesday at the PBA Office in Libis.
For the third straight year, Titans coach Mark Herrera will be spoiled for choice as he seeks to select a foundational talent to help his side get back in contention.
Cellar-dwellers for the past two seasons of the developmental league, AMA had the right to the No. 1 pick in the past two stagings of the annual rookie selection process, taking in Jeron Teng in 2016 and Owen Graham in 2017.
Munzon, Gomez de Liano, and Manganti are surefire difference-makers for one of the 20 league teams as they head the 153 aspirants who will take the first step of making their PBA dreams come true.
Batangas-EAC will select at second, while CEU is at third.
School-based teams can opt out from joining the draft as they will field their varsity rosters for the upcoming 2019 season, set to tip off on February 14 at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
UAAP titlist Ateneo and NCAA king San Beda stand as the favorites for this year's wars, with Foundation Cup champion Go for Gold-CSB, NAASCU ruler St. Clare, and UCBL winner Diliman College also in the fray on what is shaping up to be an exciting and wide-open race for the crown.