PBA Draft

Top prospects Brickman, Gray ineligible for PBA Draft

Delfin Dioquino
Top prospects Brickman, Gray ineligible for PBA Draft

MISSED CHANCE. Jason Brickman (middle) and Jeremiah Gray (right) were touted as potential first-round picks in the PBA Draft.

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Alab Pilipinas trio Jason Brickman, Jeremiah Gray, and Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser failed to beat the deadline to submit the necessary documents for the PBA Draft

Top rookie prospects Jason Brickman, Jeremiah Gray, and Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser will not make the final list of eligible players for the upcoming PBA Draft.

According to player agent Charlie Dy, the trio failed to beat the deadline set by the PBA on Friday, March 5 for Filipino-foreigners to submit the necessary documents for the draft.

Requirements include documents from the Department of Justice and Bureau of Immigration.

“[T]hey did not make the deadline,” Dy told Rappler.

Four more Filipino-foreigners, according to Spin, missed the chance to be drafted this year due to incomplete papers: Taylor Statham, Tyrus Hill, John Paul Gulfo, and Christopher Cancio.

Gray, Brickman, and Ganuelas-Rosser – who all played for Alab Pilipinas – were touted as potential first-round picks due to their experience and skills.

Brickman is arguably the most battle-tested player in the bunch after seeing action in the United States, Russia, Germany, Malaysia, and Thailand.

The six-foot guard finished his NCAA career for Long Island University Brookly as 1 of the only 4 players in Division 1 history to tally 1,000 assists.

Gray is an athletic 6-foot-6 guard who has shown a lot of upside, while Ganuelas-Rosses is a nimble forward standing at 6-foot-7.

The PBA will release the final draft list on Monday, March 8. – Rappler.com

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.