JASON Perkins of De La Salle was made the No. 1 pick overall by Racal/Keramix Mixers in the PBA D-League draft on Tuesday at the PBA Café.
Perkins was followed by another Green Archer in Julian Sargeant, who was picked No. 2 by AMA University, while Von Pessumal of Ateneo was picked by Tanduay Light with the third selection overall.
Taylor Statham was the first Fil-foreign player selected in the 2015 draft at No. 4 by Café France-Centro Escolar University, while Wangs Basketball picked Avery Schaerer, who last played in the Asean Basketball League. Mike Williams of California State University was picked sixth, also by Wangs Basketball.
Agustini Amar was picked seventh by Jam Liner-University of the Philippines, while Phoenix Petroleum, which has a school tie-up with Far Eastern University squad, took Richard Escoto at No. 8.
National University-BDO passed in the first round as it will bring the entire NU Bulldogs squad in the UAAP.
Jordan Rios of St. Clare College was selected first in the second round by Racal-Keramix followed by California State Long Beach’s Ryan Pascual by AMA, Ateneo’s Fonzo Gotladera by Tanduay, Centro Escolar University’s JK Casio by Café France, and Adamson’s Anthon Castro by Wangs Basketball.
Taylor Wetherell, brother of Ryan Wetherell who had an impressive PBA draft combine stint but was left unsigned in the pros, was also picked in the second round by the Mindanao Aguilas.
Other notables include Kent Salado of Arellano (3rd round, Racal-Keramix), Gab Daganon of Perpetual Help (3rd round, AMA), Joseph Nalos of Adamson (3rd round, Tanduay), JR Ongteco of St. Benilde (3rd round, Mindanao Aguilas), Zach Nicholls of Arellano (4th round, Racal-Keramix), Ivan Villanueva of Adamson (4th round, Mindanao Aguilas), CJ Isit of Mapua (5th round, Tanduay), and Francis Munsayac of Emilio Aguinaldo College (5th round, Wangs).