PBA extends draft application deadline for Fil-foreign players


Posted at Aug 31 2017 10:56 PM

MANILA, Philippines — The PBA has extended the deadline for overseas-born Filipino players wishing to join the 2017 rookie draft on October 29.

Rickie Santos, PBA deputy commissioner for basketball operations, announced on Thursday that Fil-foreign aspirants have until Monday to submit their applications and requirements at the league headquarters in Libis, Quezon City.

The PBA Commissioner’s Office initially set a Friday deadline but has opted to move the date because Friday is a holiday.

Local-born applicants have until October 12 to apply.

After the preliminary list of Fil-foreign applicants is released, there will be a monthlong period to contest the candidates' eligibility.

All applicants are required to take part in the PBA Draft Combine to be held from October 23 to 25. The final list of candidates for the Rookie Draft will be announced on October 27.

The rookie draft will take place at Robinsons Place Manila in Ermita on October 29.

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