Aspiring PBA rookies take one step closer in achieving their dreams as all 55 applicants participate in the 2016 PBA Draft Combine this week. The two-day camp will be held at the Gatorade Hoops Center in Shaw. The aspirants will be pitted against each other as they try to make an impression in front of PBA coaches and scouts. The field will be divided into eight teams of six to seven players for the combine. Wednesday’s program will showcase their athleticism, agility, speed and other skills before displaying their skills on the court Thursday as PBA assistant coaches take over and pit them in a single-elimination tournament. The 2016 PBA Rookie Draft is on Oct. 30 at Robinsons’ Midtown in Ermita, Manila.