Japeth Aguilar ends NBA dream
MANILA, Philippines - Japeth Aguilar, the first Filipino born and raised in the Philippines drafted by the NBA D-League, was cut from the D-League Santa Cruz Warriors, sports agent Matthew Manotoc announced on Thursday, November 22.
Aguilar, who survived two cuts, has been asked to remain as a practice player but he not sure whether he will stay or return to the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) to play with his previous team Talk N' Text.
Despite the bad news, the basketball player said he has no regrets.
If he had been signed, Aguilar would have been the first Filipino to play in the NBA D-League, a stepping stone for aspiring players to enter the NBA. (Read: What's next for Japeth Aguilar)
Aguilar played for NCAA Division I school Western Kentucky in college and had tried to enter the NBA attending pre-season camps in the past.
Last September he was invited to train with the New Orleans Hornets but scout Don Seller was quoted as saying that Aguilar was not yet ready for the world's top basketball club competition. - Rappler.com