AMA makes Fil-Canadian Graham top pick in D-League draft; Pasaol slides to 19th overall
The PBA D-League draft was full of surprises on Tuesday. Jan Ballesteros

AMA Online Education made Fil-Canadian Owen Graham the top pick overall in the 2017 PBA D-League Rookie Draft on Tuesday at the PBA Cafe in Metrowalk in Pasig City.

The 6-4 Graham will team up with Andre Paras and Co. for the Titans, who hope to improve on a quarterfinal finish in the Aspirants' Cup the previous season with last year's No. 1 pick in Jeron Teng in tow. 

Wangs-Letran selected Herrick Balanza with the second pick, Batangas-EAC tabbed Allan Martin at No. 3 while Centro Escolar University tapped Keanu Cabellero with the fourth pick.

CJ Perez was drafted fifth overall for Zark's Burger Lyceum. 

Gamboa Coffee tapped Mohammed Pare with the sixth pick, Jose Rizal University plucked Leonardo Esguerra at seventh, while Marinerong Pilipino selected Kyle Toth at eighth.

Rounding out the first-round picks were RK Ilagan (Che'Lu-San Sebastian), Jose Romeo Bellosillo (Mila's Lechon), and Kendrix Belgica (GoforGold Benilde). 

Meanwhile, Perpetual and Akari-Adamson didn't take part in the drafting since they decided to field their respective collegiate rosters in the Aspirants' Cup.

Surpringly, Alvin Pasaol came in late in the second round after Marinerong Pilipino selected him with the 19th overall pick. 

Here's the full list: 

 

First round:

AMA - Owen Graham

Wangs - Jerrick Balanza

Batangas - Allen Richard Martin

CEU - Keanu Caballero

Zark’s - CJ Perez

Gamboa - Mohammed Pare

JRU - Leonardo Esguerra

Marinero - Kyle Toth

Che’Lu Bar and Grill - RK Ilagan

Mila’s - Jose Romeo Bellosillo

GoforGold - Kendrix Belgica

Perpetual - Pass

Akari-Adamson - Pass

Second round:

AMA - Michael Canete

Wangs - Jeo Ambohot

Batangas - Sean Neri

CEU - Pierce Chan

Zark’s - Jaycee Marcelino

Gamboa - Raymond Rubio

JRU - Jed Mendoza

Marinero - Alvin Pasaol

Che’Lu - Jayson David

Mila’s - Jason Crisostomo

GoforGold - Edward Dixon

Perpetual - Pass

Akari-Adamson - Pass

Third round: 

AMA - Rocky Antonares

Wangs - Christian Balagasay

Batangas - Dan Corilla

CEU - Arma Demigaya

Zark’s - Jayvee Marcelino

Gamboa - Rafael Rebugio

JRU - Valery Patrick

Marinero - Chester Saldua

Che’Lu - JM Calma

Mila’s - Bryle Herrera

GoforGold - Clement Leutcheu

Perpetual- Pass

Akari-Adamson- Pass

Fourth round:

AMA - Richard Escoto

Wangs - Fran Yu

Batangas - Jerome Garcia

CEU - Rene Pamaran

Zark's - Reymar Caduyac

Gamboa - Joshua Fontanilla

JRU - Michael John Perez

Marinero - Abu Tratter

Che’Lu - Alvin Baetiong

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Mila’s - Jason Luz

GoforGold - Eric Pili

Perpetual - Pass 

Akari-Adamson - Pass

Fifth round: 

AMA - Barkley Ebona

Wangs - Alex Mandreza

Batangas - Juju Bautista

CEU - Pass

Zark’s - Nino Ibanez

Gamboa - CJ Catura

JRU - Jarvy Ramos

Marinero - Vince Tolentino

Che’Lu - Ian Valdez

Mila’s - Jesus Posada

GoforGold - Unique Naboa

Perpetual - Pass

Akari-Adamson - Pass

Sixth round:

AMA - Domark Matillano

Wangs - Bonbon Batiller

Batangas - Jethro Mendoza

CEU - Pass

Zark’s - Ralph Tansingco

Gamboa - RV Jumaquiao

JRU - Junmar Silvarez

Marinero - Luis Brill

Che’Lu - Rob Ricafort

Mila's Lechon - Pass 

GoforGold - JJ Domingo

Perpetual - Pass

Akari-Adamson - Pass

Seventh round: 

AMA - Luke Marcelo

Wangs - Christian Fajarito

Batangas - Camillus Altamirano

CEU - Pass

Zark’s - Spencer Pretta

Gamboa - Aeron Decano

JRU - Mark Christian Yu

Marinero - Franky Johnson

Che’Lu - Arvin Tolentino

Mila's Lechon - Pass

GoforGold - Carlo Young

Perpetual - Pass

Akari-Adamson - Pass

Eighth round

AMA - Juan Carlo Garcia

Wangs - Larry Muyang

Batangas - Enjerico Diego

CEU - Pass

Zark’s - Jeffrey Santos

Gamboa - Joseph Penaredondo

JRU - Aaron De Guzman 

Marinero - Justin Yamzon

Che'Lu -Pass

Mila's Lechon - Pass

GoforGold - Amando San Juan II

Perpetual - Pass

Akari-Adamson - Pass

Ninth round:

AMA - Harold Ng

Wangs - Lance Vacaro

Batangas - Philip Tampoc

CEU - Pass

Zark’s - Kim Cinco

Gamboa - Trevis Jackson

JRU - Aldrien Lobo

Marinero - Pass

Che'Lu - Pass

Mila's Lechon - Pass

GoforGold - Jose Mercado

Perpetual - Pass

Akari-Adamson - Pass

10th round: 

AMA - Richard Abanes

Wangs - Javi Gomez De Liano

Batangas - John Paul Magullank

CEU - Pass

Zark’s - Aldrich Liwag

Gamboa - Jerson Prado

JRU - Dave Tecson

Marinero - Pass

Che'Lu - Pass

Mila's Lechon - Pass

GoforGold - Frederick Pasturan

Perpetual - Pass

Akari-Adamson - Pass

11th round:

AMA - Jose Escalambre

Wangs - Michael Pate

Batangas - Adoum Mbang

CEU - Pass

Zark’s - Edcor Marata

Gamboa - Reymark Acuno

JRU - Pass

Marinero - Pass 

Che'Lu - Pass

Mila's Lechon - Pass

GoforGold - Robert Enzo Ocampo 

Perpetual - Pass

Akari-Adamson - Pass

12th round:

AMA - Philip Manalang

Wangs - Enrique Caunan

Batangas - John Edric Estacio

CEU - Pass

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Zark’s - Jeric Serrano

Gamboa - Wilson Bartolome

JRU - Pass

Marinero - Pass

Che'Lu - Pass 

Mila's Lechon - Pass

GoforGold - Justin Gutang

Perpetual - Pass

Akari-Adamson - Pass

13th round: 

AMA - Jose Carlos Escalante

Wangs - Hubert Cani

Batangas - Rustan Bugarin

CEU - Pass

Zark’s - Rhanzelle Yong 

Gamboa - Pass

JRU - Pass

Marinero - Pass

Che'Lu - Pass

Mila's Lechon - Pass

GoforGold - Gerard Castor

Perpetual - Pass

Akari-Adamson - Pass

14th round:

AMA - Zach Buang

Wangs - Christian Bunag

Batangas - Danrell Ciruela

CEU - Pass

Zark’s - Alwin Alday

Gamboa - Pass

JRU - Pass

Marinero - Pass

Che'Lu - Pass

Mila's Lechon - Pass

GoforGold - Matthew Johnson

Perpetual - Pass

Akari-Adamson - Pass

15th round: 

AMA - Levi dela Cruz

Wangs - Pass

Batangas - Daniel de Guzman

CEU - Pass

Zark’s - Dominic Fajardo

Gamboa - Pass

JRU - Pass

Marinero - Pass

Che'Lu - Pass

Mila's Lechon - Pass

GoforGold - Rene Sta. Maria

Perpetual - Pass

Akari-Adamson - Pass

16th round:

AMA - Argene Sabalza 

Wangs - Pass

Batangas - Pass

CEU - Pass

Zark’s - Paul dela Cruz

Gamboa - Pass

JRU - Pass

Marinero - Pass

Che'Lu - Pass

Mila's Lechon - Pass

GoforGold - Pass

Perpetual - Pass

Akari-Adamson - Pass

17th round: 

AMA - Alberto Torres

Wangs - Pass

Batangas - Pass

CEU - Pass

Zark’s - Pass

Gamboa - Pass

JRU - Pass

Marinero - Pass

Che'Lu - Pass

Mila's Lechon - Pass

GoforGold - Pass

Perpetual - Pass

Akari-Adamson - Pass

18th round: 

AMA - MC Velasquez

Wangs - Pass

Batangas - Pass

CEU - Pass

Zark’s - Pass

Gamboa - Pass

JRU - Pass

Marinero - Pass

Che'Lu - Pass

Mila's Lechon - Pass

GoforGold - Pass

Perpetual - Pass

Akari-Adamson - Pass

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