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Friday, October 11, 2013
Barangay Ginebra to pick first in 2013 PBA Rookie Draft
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel will pick first overall in the 2013 PBA draft after the Air 21 Express won the draft lottery on Friday.
The Express had a two-thirds chance of winning the top pick after finishing with the worst record this season, while GlobalPort had a one-third chance with the second-worst record.
The Gin Kings acquired the Express’ draft pick prior to the season in a multi-team trade that saw John Wilson and KG Canaleta transfer to Air 21.
San Mig Coffee, which acquired GlobalPort’s pick from Barako Bull in exchange for Josh Urbiztondo, will select second overall.
The draft will be held on Novemmber 3 at Robinsons Midtown Mall.
Top amateur centers Greg Slaughter and Ian Sangalang are expected to banner the draft. Ginebra superstar Mark Caguioa previously indicated a preference for picking Slaughter, but added that the decision was not up to him.