• AMA eyes Teng as top pick in PBA D-League Draft

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    Barring any hitches, AMA Online Education will select Jeron Teng as the top pick in the 2016 PBA D-League Draft on Tuesday at PBA Cafe in Metrowalk, Pasig City.

    However, there’s still a lot of intriguing prospects for the Titans in the 128-man pool, which may sway their opinion in the draft proceeding set at 11 a.m.

    Jeron Teng of La Salle shoots the ball past Thirdy Ravena of Ateneo during the best-of-three finals of the UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. PHOTO BY BOB DUNGO JR.

    Jeron Teng of La Salle shoots the ball past Thirdy Ravena of Ateneo during the best-of-three finals of the UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. PHOTO BY BOB DUNGO JR.

    ABL standout Jason Brickman emerges as the top candidate to be picked first if AMA does have a change of heart, while not far behind are solid prospects Monbert Arong of FEU, Jom Sollano of Letran, and Mac Tallo of Southwestern U.

    Tanduay will be more than happy to get the next best possible talent at number two, followed Racal at three.

    At fourth, Cafe France will first select its new players from its Centro Escolar U core for the first three rounds before being allowed to make its selection from the rookie pool.

    Wangs Basketball will make their pick at five.

    Before the draft selection, league newcomers will first engage in a lottery to determine their placing in the draft order.

    School-based sides Cignal-San Beda, Jose Rizal University, and Manuel L. Quezon University will first pick their varsity players before being eligible to bolster their roster from the pool, while Province of Batangas is seeking to select a pure Batangueño lineup from the field.

    The 10th squad, Blustar Malaysia, will not participate in the draft due to its status as a guest team

    Rookies picked are expected to see action for their respective squads in the new season, starting at the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, which will open on January 19 next year.

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