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Columbian gets No. 1 pick in 2019 PBA Draft


Columbian will select the No. 1 pick in the PBA Rookie Draft for the second straight season,

The Dyip beat out Blackwater after garnering 10.3 points.

Columbian 11th in the Commissioner’s Cup and 10th in the Philippine Cup and the Governors’ Cup.

Blackwater, meanwhile, garnered 10.2 points as it missed out on the chance of picking first for the first time since 2016 despite landing at 12th and last place in 2 of the 3 conferences.

The rankings in the Philippine Cup account for 40% of the points, while the Commissioner’s Cup and the Governors’ Cup are valued at 30% each.

Among those who have submitted their draft application are Ateneo’s Isaac Go, Mike and Matt Nieto, Vince Tolentino, and Adrian Ong, Letran’s Jerrick Balanza and Bonbon Batiller, UE’s Rey Suerte, La Salle’s Kib Montalbo, Adamson’s Sean Manganti, Lyceum’s Jaycee and Jayvee Marcelino, Arellano’s Kent Sallado, and San Sebastian’s Allyn Bulanadi.