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    Manganti, Adams, Rike, fellow Fil-foreign players declare for PBA rookie draft

    Oct 29, 2019

    ROOSEVELT Adams and Sean Manganti banner the nine Fil-foreigners who have declared for the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft.

    The 6-foot-5 Adams established himself as one of the top shooters in the amateur ranks after seeing action for Mighty Sports before taking his act to Go for Gold-CSB in the developmental ranks.

    Manganti, meanwhile, is a versatile 6-foot-5 winger out of Adamson who has spent the past months with Bataan Risers in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL).

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    The two are expected to be picked in the first round of the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft, slated on December 8.

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    But it's not just them, with other Fil-foreign standouts out to make their mark in the annual rookie selection.

    Six-foot guard Franky Johnson is one of the most fearless slashers in the pool, as seen in his stints with Gamboa Coffee Mix, Marinerong Pilipino, and AMA Online Education.
    Fil-Canadian Vince Tolentino, standing 6-foot-4, is one of the most hardworking forwards out there, as seen in his play for Ateneo.

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    Sniper Adrian Wong is also out to make a name in the pro ranks with the 6-foot-3 guard ready to take his three-and-D game from Ateneo to the PBA.

    Also declaring is 6-foot-7 center Troy Rike, who has had a solid run for National University before taking his act to the 3x3 circuit.

    Completing the list are Jason Riley, who suited up for AMA in the PBA D-League, Perpetual forward Daryl Singontiko, and 37-year-old banger Mark Taylor.

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