Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Daniel Padilla drafted by AMA Titans in the PBA D-League
PBA D-League squad AMA Titans drafted teenage heart-throb Daniel Padilla as their 15th round pick – the last player to be chosen in their first ever Rookie Draft on Monday.
A school-based squad, AMA is entitled to name any player enrolled in its institution.
Padilla’s inclusion came as bit of a shock, arguably a bigger surprise than boxing champion Manny Pacquiao’s appointment as playing coach of PBA expansion team Kia.
The selection of Padilla overshadowed the rest of the Draft that saw Moala Tatuaa, a 6-foot-7 slotman from Chadron State College who played for the Westsport KL Dragons, picked first overall by Cagayan Valley.
Selected second by Tanduay was Chris Newsome of Ateneo while taken in as third by Cafe France was 6-foot-9 Arnold Van Opstal of La Salle.
Is teen star Daniel Padilla adding basketball player to his resume?
In a surprising move, the AMA Titans selected the actor in the 15th and last round of the 2014 PBA D-League draft on Monday.
But in a text message, the actor said that while he wants to play in the D-League, the news is "not true."
Padilla was the lone pick in the 15th round after the league's 11 other teams elected to pass.
2014 PBA D-League Rookie Draft Results
1. Moala Tatuaa (Cagayan Valley)
2. Chris Newsome (Tanduay Light)
3. Arnold Van Opstal (Cafe France-CEU)
4. Norbert Torres (Cebuana Lhuiller)
5. Krismoir Rosales (Jumbo Plastic)
6. Anthony Hargrove (M Builders - FEU)
7. Rob Hainga (Wangs Basketball)
8. Fabren Redoh (Racal - St. Claire)
9. Maverick Ahanmisi (Hapee - San Beda)
10. Rizalde Angeles (AMA Titans)
11. Hernal Escosio (MP Hotel)
12. John Azores (Bread Story - Lyceum)
13. Roi Sumang (Tanduay Light)
14. Jonathan Grey (Cagayan Valley)
15. Bong Galanza (Cafe France-CEU)
16. Bradwyn Guinto (Cebuana Lhuiller)
17. Jerramy King (Jumbo Plastic)
18. Achie Inigo (M Builders - FEU)
19. Joseph Ambohot (Wangs Basketball)
20. Elmer Managuelod (Racal - St. Claire)
21. Chris Javier (Hapee - San Beda)
22. Josue Diswe (AMA Titans)
23. Rashwan McCarthy (MP Hotel)
24. Joseph Gabayni (Bread Story - Lyceum)
Daniel Padilla (AMA Titans)