Find Out Santi Santillan’s preferred PBA team
Santi Santillan’s lifelong dream of playing in the PBA is starting to come to life.
The 24-year old will be much happier if this team will select him in the 2021 PBA Draft this coming March 14.
That would be the Magnolia Hotshots, who happens to have the sixth overall pick.
“Kaya gusto kong team ang Magnolia dahil nandoon yung idol ko at gusto ko siyang maging kakampi,” Santillan said on Spin.ph.
His idol you might ask? It’s none other than veteran big man Marc Pingris.
The Cebuano native could relate to Pingris’ rags-to-riches story, and he sure wants to be guided by the “Pinoy Sakuragi” himself.
Santillan, a former La Salle standout made a name for himself as a solid 6-foot-4 undersized big man in Marinerong Pilipino in the PBA D-League, Zamboanga Family’s Brand Sardines in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), and in Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3.
Nonetheless, Santillan is just proud that he will see himself soon as a PBA player.
“Nanonood lang ako ng PBA dati sa probinsya at iniisip ko na one day, isa ako sa mga player na makakapunta dyan at papanoorin ng mga tao. Pag nakuha ako, masasabi ko nang may PBA player na sa barangay namin kaya talagang excited na ako.”