Teng, Brickman set to be top draft picks

Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Two-time UAAP champion Jeron Teng out of De La Salle and Asean Basketball League standout Jason Brickman are expected to be the top two picks in the 2016 PBA D-League Draft on Tuesday at PBA Cafe in Pasig.

Teng and Brickman will lead a draft class that also includes solid prospects in Monbert Arong of Far Eastern University, Jom Sollano of Letran and Mac Tallo of Southwestern U.

AMA Online Education is set to make Teng the first overall pick.

Tanduay holds the second pick followed by Racal.

Cafe France sits at fourth but will have to select players from its Centro Escolar University core in the first three rounds before being allowed to make its selection from the rookie pool.

Wangs Basketball is at No. 5.

Before the draft selection, a lottery will be held to determine the draft order of the new teams.

School-based sides Cignal-San Beda, Jose Rizal University, and Manuel L. Quezon University will first pick their varsity players before being eligible to bolster their roster from the pool, while Province of Batangas is seeking to select a pure Batangueño lineup from the field.

The 10th squad, Blustar Malaysia, will not participate in the draft due to its status as a guest team

The new season opens on Jan. 19 next year.