SEVENTY-FIVE aspirants, including hot Fil-Am and collegiate prospects, have entered their names in the PBA Annual Rookie Draft.
Brandon Ganuelas Rosser, Jeremiah Gray and Sedrick Barefield headline the bidders from the Fil-Am ranks, who, under the revised rules, now only need to submit a Philippine passport to become eligible for the proceedings.
Rosser, who failed to meet the old requirement in his first application last year, is coming off a stellar stint in the PBA 3x3 with First Conference Champion Limitless App.
Like Rosser, Gray saw action in the PBA 3x3 but sustained an ACL injury early in the tournament.
Barefield comes in with topnotch credentials, having played in the G League for the Oklahoma City Blue.
From the collegiate ranks comes La Salle and Gilas big man Justine Baltazar, Ateneo's Gian Mamuyac and Tyler Tio, Arellano's Justin Arana, San Sebastian's JM Calma, Letran's Jeo Ambohot and National U's Shaun Ildefonso, among others.
Barangay Ginebra 3x3 campaigners Encho Serrano and Jollo Go and former Japan B League player Javi Gomez de Liano look to bring their acts to the PBA after their respective stints in various leagues.
PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial is satisfied with the turnout in the application period, which ended at 5 p.m. Saturday.
"Actually, hindi ko inexpect na aabot ng 75 dahil sa pandemic at iba pang factors; mga 50 of 60 lang ang estimate ko after nung record 90 last season," he said.
The pro league will release the final list of eligible applicants on Friday (May 13) aftet the two-day Draft Combine set May 11-12 at Gatorade Hoops.
The event will start at 7 a.m. on Wednesday and 6 a.m. on Thursday. All participants are required to take antigen test before entering the venue.
Draft Day will be on Sunday at the Robinsons Place Manila, which will revert to a face-to-face setup for the first time in the pandemic.
Here is the complete list (75) of the 47th Season Draft applicants (OL)
1. ALANES, Shaquille Oswald, Mendoza
2. ALCORIZA, Rence Luis, Llacer
3. ALINA, Nikon **
4. AMBOHOT, Jeo, Rasonabe
5. ANDRADE, Bryan Jayson, Ildefonso * / **
6. APACIBLE, John Gerald, Lotoc
7. ARANA, Justin, Pandeagua
8. ARCEO, Jeferson, Balao
9. ARMENION, Andrey, Ramirez
10. ARTHUR, Jeremy, Tyler * / **
11. BAETIONG, Alvin, Daras
12. BALTAZAR, Justine, Sagaya
13. BAREFIELD, Sedrick, Bihis * / **
14. BARTOLO, Roberto Jr., Dancel
15. CABALLERO, Keanu Abraham, Royo
16. CACHUELA, Red Louis, Elaco
17. CADUA, Charles Jordan, Payaoan *
18. CALMA, John Michael, Dela Cruz
19. CASPE, Jhon Jerrick, J.
20. CASTRO, Fidel Albert, Fernandez
21. CENAL, Sandy
22. CLARITO, Jhonard, Costorio
23. COLINA, Lyndon, Ochea
24. DATU, Robert "Keith" Jr. * / **
25. DAVID, Jayson Well, Pacia
26. DE CHAVEZ, Carlo, Mariano *
27. DELA ROSA, Jay R, Bondoc
28. DELOS REYES, Orville, Bajo
29. DYKE, Mark Anthony, Mateo
30. ESGUERRA, Leonardo, Navarro
31. ESPANOLA, John Jeryl, Vizconde *
32. FAJARITO, Christian, Almazan
33. FONTANILLA, Joshua * / **
34. FUENTES, Alvin Jr., Garcia
35. GALVEZ, Fletcher Criss, C. **
36. GANUELAS-ROSSER, Brandon, Arnell *
37. GO, Jose IV, Molina
38. GOMEZ, Arvin Kim, Camlian
39. GOMEZ DE LIANO, Javier Joaquin, Sison
40. GONZAGA, John Edmar, Basilidis
41. GRAY, Jeremiah, Dayao *
42. GUINTO, Jerwyn, Manuel *
43. HILL, Tyrus, R.
44. IBANEZ, Nino M
45. ILDEFONSO, Shawn Danielle, Geroy
46. JOSON, Antonio Lorenzo, Vergara
47. LACSAMANA, Earvin Ace *
48. LALATA, Chris, Bernabe
49. LOJERA, Kurt Alfons, Aidaba
50. MAMUYAC, Gian Robert, Javier
51. MARILAO, Danny
52. MECA, Brylle Ivan, Manulat
53. MINA, Allen Andrew, R.
54. MONTES, Jayson Carl, Bullecer
55 NAVASERO, Arthur Ronald Jr., Getchey
56. OCTOBRE, Rhaffy, Macapaz
57. OPISO, Jason, Labrica
58. PASCUAL, Daryl Louie, Mascarenas
59. PUERTO, Garciano Jr., S.
60. RAMIREZ, Ronnel Jeffrey, Gelvis *
61. RAYMUNDO, Revino Marcial, Lano **
62. REYES, James Timothy, Manlapaz
63. SALDUA, Reuben Chester, Al Jaber *
64. SAYCON, John Reel, R.**
65. SAZON, Yves Marron, Lim
66. SERRANO, Florencio, Caralde
67. TAYWAN, Marwin, C.
68. TIO, Christian Tyler, Chan
69. TOTH, Kyle Matthew, Dela Cruz *
70. UBALDE, Nichole John, Puertas
71. ULAR, Renato, Tamonda
72. VALES, Kameron, Joseph, Saragoza *
73. VILLANUEVA, John Rey, Belarmino
74. WAMAR, Orlan Jr., Abasanta
75. ZALDIVAR, Keith Howell, D.
* Fil-foreign players
** Need to complete requirements
NOTE: Official list of eligible draft applicants to be released after the Draft Combine and the PBA Commissioner's Office screens all the requirements submitted.