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    PBA extends rookie draft deadline for Fil-foreigners amid lean turnout

    Nov 21, 2019
    PHOTO: Dante Peralta

    THE PBA has extended the deadline for Fil-foreigners who intend to apply for the 2019 PBA Draft to November 29.

    The decision was made by the PBA Board after only nine Fil-foreigners turned in their applications at the close of the original October 23 deadline.

    Incidentally, the new date also coincides with the deadline for homegrown players wishing to join the draft set on December 8 at the Robinson’s Place in Manila.

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      Among the nine Fil-foreign players who filed their applications for the PBA Draft were D-League standout Roosevelt Adams and former Adamson standout Sean Manganti.

      The list even dropped to seven after Troy Rike and Franky Johnson withdrew from the draft pool to also focus on the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 league.

      Names such as Joshua Munzon, seen as the possible No. 1 pick in the PBA draft begged off to help the Philippines’ quest in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in 3x3 basketball.

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      Aside from Adams and Manganti, also applying for the draft are Vince Tolentino, Adrian Wong, Jason Riley, Daryl Singontiko, and Mark Taylor.

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