ROOKIE prospects get to display their talent and skills one final time as the PBA holds a two-day Draft Combine at the Gatorade Hoops Center in Mandaluyong.
The May 11 to 12 event will be the first Draft Combine since 2019 after being shelved the last two years due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A total of 75 aspirants have applied for this year's draft set on May 15 at the Robinson's Place in Manila.
All applicants will be required to undergo biometric and agility tests before coaches, representatives, and scouts of the 12 PBA teams on the first day of the showcase starting at 9 a.m.
Players are also going to perform drills and other athletic tests, and later on will be given orientation on the Uniform Player Contract (UPC).
On the final day that starts at 8 a.m., rookie prospects will be spread out on eight different and play in five-on-five drills, with the two surviving ballclubs to dispute the championship in a winner-take-all finale.
A three-point shootout will also be held prior to the finals.
Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser, Justine Baltazar, Jeremiah Gray, Sedrick Barefield, Justin Arana, Gian Mamuyac, Tyler Tio, BJ Andrade, Shaun Ildefonso, Kurt Lojera, Joshua Fontanilla, JM Calma, Javi Gomez De Liano, Encho Serrano, Mark Dyke, Jollo Go, Jayson David, Carlo De Chavez, Tyrus Hill, Jeo Ambohot, Christian Fajarito, and Allen Mina are some of the familiar names who comprised this year's rookie batch.
All participants need to undergo antigen testing prior to the activities during the two-day event. (RG)