LA Salle and Ateneo produced the most number of players selected in this year’s PBA Rookie Draft.
Ravena and Perkins led the list of eight players from the Blue Eagles and Green Archers, an even four from each program picked on Sunday in the rookie draft at Robinsons Place Manila.
King Eagle Ravena was picked second overall just behind Fil-German Christian Standhardinger while Perkins was tabbed fourth by Phoenix followed by former teammate Jeron Teng by Alaska.
Other Green Archers selected in the draft were Julian Sargent in the second round and Thomas Torres in the third round, both ending up with Star.
The four players from La Salle were part of the 2016 championship team of the Green Archers in the UAAP where Teng was named as the Finals MVP.
Joining Ravena in the list of Ateneo players were Gwynne Capacio of Star, Chris De Chavez of Kia and Elmer Cabahug of Barangay Ginebra.
Letran had three players drafted, with Rey Nambatac and Jom Sollano getting picked by Rain or Shine and Felix Apreku going to NLEX. Incidentally, all were members of the 2015 NCAA champion team.
Far Eastern University also had three in third overall selection Raymar Jose, Monbert Arong and Arvie Bringas, who once played for La Salle before he moved to the Tamaraws.
Lyceum also had three players picked in the draft (Joseph Gabayni, Wilson Baltazar and Jebb Bulawan), along with University of the East (Renz Palma, JR Sumido, Biboy Enguio).
Aside from Standhardinger (University of Hawaii), two players who played college outside the Philippines were picked, namely Robbie Herndon (San Francisco State University) and Andreas Cahilig (Sandra Gymnasiet).
University of the Philippines (Jett Manuel, Dave Moralde), San Beda (Davon Potts, Dan Sara), Arellano (Lervin Flores, Zach Nicholls), and Adamson (Joseph Nalos, Gian Abrigo) had two each.
Outside Metro Manila, Southwestern University actually had two draftees in Mark Tallo and Nalos, who played for the Cobras prior to his stint with Adamson.