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KIA picks first in PBA annual draft


In a pool feauturing outstanding local players and a bunch of promising Fil-Foreign ballers, a team which lost all its games in the season-ending Governor’s Cup gets to pick first.

Kia Picanto will get the first crack in this year’s PBA annual rookie draft that will feature Gilas’ standouts Christian Standhardinger, Kiefer Ravena, Davon Potts, Andreas Cahilig and many more.

The NLEX Road will pick second while Black Water Elite will chose third. The Phoenix Fuel Master will be in fourth position followed by Global Port Batang Pier.

The Alaska Aces will make the sixth pick ahead of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. The Meralco Bolts will be in the ninth spot.

Talk N’ Text will choose 10th while the last two spots will depend on the final ranking of defending champion Barangay Ginebra in the Governor’s Cup. If the Gin Kings reach the finals they get the 12 spot while the Beermen will get the 11th pick.

By Erel Cabatbat