MANILA, Philippines – Former ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) import Stanley Pringle, Gilas cadet Matt Rosser and Cebuano ace Brian Heruela stood out on Day 2 of the 2014 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine on Tuesday at the Gatorade Hoops Center.
Pringle, who last played for the Indonesia Warriors, tallied the fastest time in the 3/4 court sprint, registering 3.06 seconds. This was followed by Heruela, who recorded 3.09 seconds.
“It’s an honor to be considered one of the top prospects in the Draft. I just wanted to come out and do all the skills tests here in the Combine,” Pringle, who is expected to become the top overall pick, said in the PBA website.
Meanwhile, D-League standout Heruela showed his wares in the lane agility drill by finishing the obstacle in just 8.57 seconds.
“I think I showed what I got in the camp today. I did well in the skills challenges so I feel pretty confident,” he said.
Rosser, for his part, was included in the top 10 of all five skills test. He made his mark in standing vertical leap by registering 36.18 inches and also led the maximum vertical leap after jumping 68 inches.
The Gilas cadet came in behind Heruela in the lane agility drill (8.75 seconds), then placed fifth in the 3/4 court sprint (3.17 seconds), and eighth in the shuttle run test (17.55 seconds).
“It’s pretty cool knowing that I made it to the top 10 in all categories. There’s a lot of athletic guys in this Draft class so it’s just an honor to be there,” said Rosser.
During the tune-up games, Erwin Pateno and Jan Jamon led Team A past Team B, 31-28.
Pateno had 11 points got Team A, while Jamon tallied 8. Jeff Viernes led Team B with 9 points to go with his 5 boards.
In the other game, Maclean Sabellina led the way for Team D with 12 points to steer his team to a 49-23 win against Team C.
The 2014 PBA Rookie Draft will take place on Sunday at the Robinsons Midtown in Manila.