Normie Riego4 Minute Read
The Season 48 PBA Rookie Draft had the most number of names called in the PBA’s 48-year history with 79.
This, after this year’s rookie selection process also had the most number of applicants ever in Asia’s first pay-for-play league at 128.
Without a doubt, the pipeline from the amateurs to the pros is flowing better than ever — despite international leagues emerging as alternatives.
Alongside that, what lessons were gleaned from the 2023 draft?
Filipino-foreigners ruled this draft
All 12 selections in the first round were Filipino-foreigners — that includes former Ateneo Blue Eagles captain BJ Andrade, who was born…