Failing to advance to the semifinals in both conferences last season, AMA Online Education has the rights to the first overall pick in the 2016 PBA D-League Draft on Dec. 20 at PBA Cafe in Metrowalk, Pasig.
AMA head coach Mark Herrera had already bared the Titans are eyeing Jeron Teng as the top selection.
The 22-year-old Teng is coming off a memorable fifth year with La Salle where he led the Green Archers to the UAAP Season 79 championship and was also named Finals MVP.
Foundation Cup runner-up Tanduay will select second, followed by Racal, Aspirants’ Cup bridesmaid Cafe France and Wangs Basketball.
There will also be a lottery come draft day for newcomers Cignal, Jose Rizal University, Manuel L. Quezon University, and Province of Batangas to decide their placing in the draft order.
As a guest team, Blustar Malaysia will be ineligible to pick in the draft proceedings.
There are 113 local and 15 Fil-foreigners eligible to be selected in the draft.
The 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup kicks off on Jan. 19 next year.