PBA welcomes applications for 2010 Draft

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 31 2010 03:32 PM | Updated as of May 31 2010 11:32 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has announced the eligibility rules and documentary requirements for cagers who want to join the 2010 PBA Annual Draft.

According to the PBA, the Commissioner’s Office has received numerous calls from interested players, parents, agents and school officials.

The PBA Draft will be held on August 22.

The applicant must be either aged 23 by the day of the Draft, a college graduate or a high school graduate (or would have graduated from high school in the school year 4 years immediately preceding the draft year).

He must also submit a National Statistics Office (NSO) Birth Certificate, 2x2 ID pictures and his college or high school diploma if he is not 23 yet.

A Filipino-foreign applicant has to turn in additional requirements such as the Bureau of Immigration (BI) Certificate of Recognition, Department of Justice (DOJ) Affirmation, authenticated birth certificate issued by the NSO, authenticated birth certificate or naturalization papers of his Filipino parent, marriage certificate of his parents, and duly notarized affidavits of at least 3 people living in the Philippines attesting to his claim of citizenship.

In addition, the applicant must have played in at least 15 games in any of the following leagues: Philippine Basketball League (PBL), University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), National Basketball Conference (NBC), United Regional Basketball League (URBL), Cebu Basketball Federation (CBF) and Liga Pilipinas.

For more information on the 2010 PBA Annual Draft, visit http://pba.ph.