August 31, 2017

Deadline for Fil-foreign draft applicants extended to Sept. 4

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has extended the deadline for Fil-foreign payers wishing to join 2017 Rookie Draft on October 29.

Rickie Santos, PBA deputy commissioner for basketball operations, announced on Thursday that Fil-foreign aspirants have until September 4 to submit their applications and requirements at the league's headquarters in Libis, Quezon City.

The PBA Commissioner's Office has initially set a Sept.1 deadline for Filipino-foreign applicants but opted for an extension since the date falls on a holiday, Santos said.

Local-born aspirants have until October 12, 2017 to apply.

After the preliminary list of Filipino-foreign applicants is released, there will be a month-long period to contest a rookie hopeful's eligibility.

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All applicants are required to take part in the PBA Draft Combine to be held from October 23 through 25. The final list of candidates for the Rookie Draft will be announced on October 27, 2017.

The Rookie Draft will take place on October 29 at Robinsons Place Manila in Ermita.