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Nieto twins apply for PBA Draft


Ateneo’s Nieto brothers Matt and Mike are entering the pro ranks as they submitted their applications for the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft on Wednesday.

Matt, 22, has been instrumental in the Blue Eagles’ three-peat, including their last victory this UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament as they fulfilled the role of the team’s leaders.

Matt averaged 7.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.3 steals in his final season in Katipunan, while also preparing young guards SJ Belangel and Tyler Tio for the future.

Mike, on the other hand, normed for 4.4 points, 3.5 boards, and 1.1 assists.

Both Nietos are expected to be taken in the first round of the annual draft proceedings, set on December 8 at Robinsons Ermita.

The Nieto brothers are the second set of twins who applied for the PBA Draft. Lyceum of the Philippines University’s Marcelino twins earlier submitted their applications for the draft.