THE Glutagence Glow Boosters secured the first three picks of the 2021 WNBL draft which will be held online on Saturday.
The Boosters got the right to pick first in each of the first, second, and third rounds following Sunday night’s draft lottery to determine the draft order for the 12 rounds.
Glutagence obtained the first and only picks in the first two rounds of the draft, being the club with the least number of protect players or direct hires with three. Glutagence then received the first pick of the third round over the Stan Quezon Lady Spartans.
The Boosters will get a shot at taking the best talent possible among those who applied for the draft. Among marquee names who applied for the draft are Gilas member Khate Castillo, former UAAP MVP Marichu Bacaro, former UAAP finals MVP Monique Del Carmen, former University of the Philippines standout Fille Cainglet, and La Salle product Camille Claro.
The Pacific Water Queens, the Paranaque Lady Aces, and the Go For Gold-Philippine Navy Lady Sailors are the other teams that have so far got the nod to join the first season of the women’s professional basketball league.
Glutagence will select 12 players in the draft, with Stan Quezon getting 10. Pacific Water and Paranaque will take nine and eight players respectively from the draft pool, while Go For Gold will not have a pick in the draft as it will field enlisted Navy personnel in the tournament.
“On behalf of Chairman Celso Mercado and NBL Commissioner Edward Aquino, we would like to extend our congratulations to all our WNBL teams and advance congratulations to the 150 plus players as we are just one week away from making their dreams happen,” said WNBL executive vice president Rhose Montreal.
In the fourth round, the draft order will be Stan Quezon, Pacific Water, and Glutagence.
Stan Quezon gets to select first in the fifth round followed by Pacific Water, Paranaque, and Glutagence.
Paranaque, Glutagence, Pacific Water, and Stan Quezon will be the draft order in the sixth round.
Paranaque will again pick first in the seventh round, followed by Stan Quezon, Pacific Water, and Glutagence.
Other draft lottery results below:
Seventh round: Paranaque, Stan Quezon, Pacific Water, Glutagence.
Eighth round: Pacific Water, Stan Quezon, Glutagence, Paranaque.
Ninth round: Glutagence, Pacific Water, Paranaque, Stan Quezon.
10th round: Paranaque, Pacific Water, Stan Quezon, Glutagence.
11th round: Paranaque, Glutagence, Pacific Water, Stan Quezon.
12th round: Paranaque, Pacific Water, Stan Quezon, Glutagence.