#1 DRAFT PICK: JUNMAR FAJARDO (Petron Blaze Boosters)
SMC groomed this University of Cebu standout for Petron and passing at him maybe would be the worst mistake they would ever do.
#2 - CHRIS TIU (Alaska Aces)
It is not yet too late for this former Ateneo/Gilas standout to turn pro and I believe Alaska knows that after Junmar, to whom Coach Luigi Trillo has expressed getting, Chris is the next one in the pool.
#3 - CALVIN ABUEVA (Petron Blaze)
This NCAA MVP has forego his last playing year for San Sebastian to turn pro and what better place for him to be drafted than Petron Blaze to where Coach Ato Agustin is (I assume Ato is still the coach of PBB until further announcements). He may be also the reason of the recent rumors that one of the two franchise players of PBB might be dealt in a blockbuster trade to Ginebra (Jay Wash or Arwind Santos).
#4 - ALDRECH RAMOS (Meralco Bolts)
My 4th and 5th picks are mere guesses, in the talent laden rookie draft of 71 applicants, I chose Aldrech Ramos as Meralco's First Round pick, he can match up with the bigs of the PBA collaring those rebounds and shooting very well from the perimeter.
#5 - CLIFF HODGE (Barako Bull Energy)
This NLEX Road Warriors/Sinag Pilipinas standout is catching the eye of PBA teams and of course is not good to pass. I predict him to be drafted by Barako as they need a potent scorer that could work of the dribble.
Runners-up: (May enter the First 5 picks)
- Ellis, Manuel, Pascual