High-leaping Mac Belo stands out on Day One of Draft Combine, tops two skills tests
Mac Belo shines as expected as the PBA aspirants gather for the first time. Jerome Ascano

MAC Belo showed why he is the prospective top pick in the upcoming PBA Draft as he stood out in two skills tests in Day One of the Gatorade Draft Combine on Wednesday at the Hoops Center.

The Gilas cadet star flaunted his hops by registering the highest leap among the 55 applicants, clearing 33.7 inches in the standing vertical test and 43.5 inches in the maximum vertical test.

"Walang relax-relax dito kasi marami pa ring scouts nanonood," Belo said.

Filipino-American prospect Ryan Arambulo, for his part, flashed his speed by ruling the ¾-Court Sprint, clocking 2.82 seconds, and the Shuttle Run, submitting a time of 47.22 seconds.

PBA D-League journeyman slotman Jammer Jamito topped the lane agility drill, clocking 11.31 seconds, while Raffy Banal won the max med ball throw with an 11.3-meter heave.

After the series of tests in the event supported by Under Armour and Tag Huer, the rookie aspirants took part in full-court drills supervised by colleges coaches, including Potit de Vera.

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