AMA picks 1st, Tanduay 2nd in 2016 PBA D-League Draft



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.

READ: Teng set to be top pick by AMA in PBA D-League Draft

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.