CHRISTIAN Standhardinger made himself available for the coming PBA Rookie Draft and lined himself as possible top pick in the Oct. 29 event.
Standhardinger, 27, filed his application right on the deadline set for Fil-foreign players to submit their papers before the Commissioner's office.
The Fil-German has turned heads in the short time he had been to the country following his stint with Gilas Pilipinas in the 39th Jones Cup, FIBA Asia Cup, and the 29th Southeast Asian Games.
The 6-foot-7 Standhardinger has committed to play for the Hong Kong Eastern Lions in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) and could miss the first half of the season if ever he gets drafted.
Aside from Standhardinger, seven other Fil-foreign players managed to submit their respective applications at the end of the deadline on Monday.
San Beda stalwart Davon Potts and La Salle's Jason Perkins and Julian Sargeant also applied for the draft as well as Andreas Cahilig. Potts, Perkins, and Cahilig are teammates with back-to-back PBA D-League champions Cignal HD Hawkeyes.
Completing this year's batch of Fil-foreign applicants are Robert Herndon, Felix Aprecu, and Zachary Nichols.
The league will have 30 days to scrutinize their papers whether they are eligible for the draft or not.