Rey Mark Acuno of University of the East from Tubod, Lanao del Norte led three others from Northern Mindanao who will get the chance to play in the country’s premier professional basketball league after getting drafted in the just concluded virtual 2021 PBA Draft. Acuno was selected No. 14 overall by Blackwater.
Aljun Melecio of De La Salle from Valencia City, Bukidnon was drafted by Phoenix at No. 19 while Antonio Bonsubre Jr. of San Beda from Initao, Misamis Oriental went to NLEX at No. 28 and Reymar Caduyac of Lyceum from Libona, Bukidnon was taken by Phoenix at No. 38. Below are screengrabs during the virtual draft.
Meanwhile, Ronnel Lastimosa of National University from Cagayan de Oro, , and Bryan Carlo Daguplo of STI from Bukidnon as well as Shem Magallanes went undrafted and will automatically become free agents.
Joshua Munzon was this year’s No. 1 pick by Terrafirma Dyip. See full list below.
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Watch the proceeding below.