AMA picks little-known Graham 1st in 2017 PBA D-League Draft

first_imgWangs Basketball-Letran picked Jerrick Balanza at second, Batangas-EAC went to Allan Richard Martin at third, CEU nabbed Keanu Caballero at fourth, Zark’s Burgers-Lyceum got CJ Perez at fifth, Gamboa-St. Clare selected Mohammed Pare at sixth, and JRU got Leonardo Esguerra at seventh.Marinerong Pilipino tabbed Fil-Am Kyle Toth at eight, Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian picked RK Ilagan at nine, Mila’s Lechon had Jose Romeo Bellosillo at 10, and Go for Gold-St. Benilde ended the first round with Kendrix Belgica at 11.School-based teams Perpetual and Akari-Adamson passed on their picks during the draft proceedings.Heralded players Alvin Pasaol (second round), Abu Tratter (fourth), Vince Tolentino (fifth) went to Marinerong Pilipino, while Rob Ricafort (sixth) and Arvin Tolentino (seventh) was picked by Che’Lu Bar and Grill in the succeeding rounds as the draft lasted through 18 rounds and saw 124 names get called out.First Round:AMA – Owen GrahamWangs – Jerrick BalanzaBatangas – Allen Richard MartinCEU – Keanu CaballeroZark’s – CJ PerezGamboa – Mohammed PareJRU – Leonardo EsguerraMarinero – Kyle TothChe’Lu- RK IlaganMila’s – Jose Romeo BellosilloGo for Gold – Kendrix BelgicaADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 12th Round:AMA – Philip ManalangWangs – Enrique CaunanBatangas – John Edric EstacioZark’s – Jeric SerranoGamboa – Wilson BartolomeGo for Gold – Justin Gutang13th Round:AMA – Jose Carlos EscalanteWangs – Hubert CaniBatangas – Rustan BugarinZark’s – Rhanzelle YongGo for Gold – Gerard Castor14th Round:AMA – Zach HuangWangs – Christian BuñagBatangas – Darrell CiruelaZark’s – Alwin AldayGo for Gold – Matthew Johnson15th Round:AMA – Levi dela CruzBatangas – Daniel de GuzmanZark’s – Dominic FajardoGo for Gold – Rene Sta. Maria16th Round:AMA – Argene SabalzaZark’s – Paul dela Cruz17th Round:AMA – Alberto Torres18th Round:AMA – MC VelasquezSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES AMA Online Education threw a curveball and nabbed Fil-Canadian forward Owen Graham as the first overall pick in the 2017 PBA D-League Draft Tuesday at PBA Cafe in Metrowalk.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kawhi’s debut? Spurs list Leonard as probable for Tuesday Coach Mark Herrera put premium on familiarity in picking the little-known winger who he believes can be a difference maker for the Titans.“He’s fast and he’s an all-around player. He already played for me in NAASCU,” said Herrera, comparing his prized recruit to former PBA MVP Arwind Santos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseGraham and hardworking big man Andre Paras will be tasked to carry the load for AMA as it aspires to make a breakthrough and reach the semifinals for the first time this 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.Nine of the 11 teams which participated in the draft proceedings filled their rosters with varsity players, leaving AMA, Marinerong Pilipino, and Mila’s Lechon to get first dibs at the top prospects in the neophyte pool. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Second Round:AMA – Michael CañeteWangs – Jeo AmbohotBatangas – Sean NeriCEU – Pierce ChanZark’s – Jaycee MarcelinoGamboa – Raymond RubioJRU – Jed MendozaMarinero – Alvin PasaolChe’Lu – Jayson DavidMila’s – Jason CrisostomoGo for Gold – Edward DixonThird Round:AMA – Rocky AntonaresWangs – Christian BalagasayBatangas – Dan CorillaCEU – Arma DemigayaZark’s – Jayvee MarcelinoGamboa – Rafael RebugioJRU – Valery Patrick MvogoMarinero – Chester SalduaChe’Lu – JM CalmaMila’s – Bryle HeraduraGo for Gold – Clement LeutcheuFourth Round:AMA – Richard EscotoWangs – Fran YuBatangas – Jerome GarciaCEU – Rene PamaranZark’s – Reymar CaduyacGamboa – Joshua FontanillaJRU – Michael John PerezMarinero – Abu TratterChe’Lu – Alvin BaetiongMila’s – Jason LuzGo for Gold – Eric PiliFifth Round:AMA – Barkley EboñaWangs – Alex MandrezaBatangas – Juju BautistaZark’s – Niño IbañezGamboa – CJ CaturaJRU – Jarvy RamosMarinero – Vince TolentinoChe’Lu – Ian ValdezMila’s – Anton PosadasGo for Gold – Unique NaboaSixth Round:AMA – Domark MatillanoWangs – Bonbon BatillerBatangas – Jethro MendozaZark’s – Ralph TansingcoGamboa – RV JumaquiaoJRU – Junmark SilvarezMarinero – Luis BrillChe’Lu – Rob RicafortGo for Gold – JJ DomingoSeventh Round:AMA – Luke ParceroWangs – Christian FajaritoBatangas – Camillus AltamiranoZark’s – Spencer PrettaGamboa – Aeron DecanoJRU – Mark Christian YuMarinero – Franky JohnsonChe’Lu – Arvin TolentinoGo for Gold – Carlo YoungEighth Round:AMA – Juan Carlo GarciaWangs – Larry MuyangBatangas – Enjerico DiegoZark’s – Jeffrey SantosGamboa – Joseph PenaredondoJRU – Aaron De GuzmanMarinero – Justin YamzonGo for Gold – Amando San Juan IINinth Round:AMA – Harold NgWangs – Lance VacaroBatangas – Philip TampocZark’s – Kim CincoGamboa – Trevis JacksonJRU – Aldrien LoboGo for Gold – Lorenzo Mercado10th Round:AMA – Richard AbanesWangs – Javi Gomez De LiañoBatangas – John Paul MagullanoZark’s – Aldrich LiwagGamboa – Jerson PradoJRU – Dave TecsonGo for Gold – Frederick Pasturan11th Round:AMA – Jose EscalambreWangs – Michael PateBatangas – Adoum MbangZark’s – Edcor MarataGamboa – Reymark AcunoGo for Gold – Robert Enzo Ocampo It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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