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    Blackwater in win-win situation as it awaits Columbian's No. 1 choice

    Dec 13, 2018
    PHOTO: DJ Cubangbang

    COACH Bong Ramos knows Blackwater in a win-win situation whoever lands on their lap at No. 2 overall in Sunday's PBA Rookie Draft, leaving the bulk of the tough decision-making in the hands of Columbian.

    "Mahirap pa magsalita kung sino ang kukunin namin dahil gusto ko muna rin makita kung sino ang ida-draft ng Dyip. Pero alam na namin kung sino ang pagpipilian," he said during the 2018 PBA Gatorade Draft Combine on Thursday.

    CJ Perez and Bobby Ray Parks are expected to figure in the top two of this 47-man draft class, and for Ramos, whoever Columbian passes on will be welcomed with open arms by the Blackwater camp.

    "Ang mangyayari dyan, best talent available kami na matatapat sa second pick. So kung sino ang kukunin nila, kung sino matitira sa amin, doon kami," he said.

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      The Dyip have earlier declared their intention to take Perez at No. 1 overall, which will send Parks to the Elite.

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      But that's not cast in stone, with Blackwater also keeping its options open, especially with Robert Bolick also in play for that spot.

      For Ramos, all three options won't really be that bad of a draw for the Elite.

      "Si Rayray, masasabi ko na beterano na yan kasi he's been playing as a professional basketball player na sa Alab. Pwede mo siya i-swing sa two at three. Ganoon din si CJ. Si Bolick naman, winner talaga at ilang championships sa San Beda ang dinala niya. He can play one or two, so pasok siya sa team namin," he said.

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      "Again, tignan natin kung sino ang makukuha namin sa tatlo."

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