San Beda star Baser Amer insists shoulder injury not an issue as he declares for PBA draft
His shoulder injury notwithstanding, Baser Amer is expected to be among the most sought-after guards in the PBA Rookie Draft on August 23. Jerome Ascano

BASER Amer is hardly worried that his draft stock might drop because of his shoulder injury as he has finally decided on Wednesday to be part of the rookie class.

The San Beda star playmaker has submitted his application for the draft two days before the deadline for locals, despite being out with a dislocated shoulder that has sidelined him from the Red Lions’ NCAA campaign since the middle of July.

“Hindi naman po ako worried dahil pinagtrabahuhan ko naman po at paghandaan ang pagpasok ko sa PBA,” Amer told on Wednesday. “Saka sa palagay ko po alam naman ng coaches ang laro ko and what I can bring to a team."

Amer, arguably the best pure point guard from the amateur ranks today, said his orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Raul Canlas, believes he will be healthy enough in time for the Draft on August 23.

“May go signal naman from Dr. Canlas na magiging okay na ako by then because hindi naman serious ang injury ko,” the Davao native said. “Gusto lang ni Dr. Canlas na conservative yung treatment para mag-heal fully."

Amer is expected to be one of the top point guard picks along with Gilas Cadet teammates Scottie Thompson and Almond Vosotros.

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