News – PH – Aces is targeting one type of player in Draft: a great man


Alaska will be trying to plug a massive hole left by one of its old dependents and the Aces are hoping they can make it into the PBA’s Rookie Draft next month

“Since Sonny Thoss is as good as retired, we are filling this gap,” coach Jeff Cariaso told the investigator

With this, Alaska has its sights set on a certain type of player that is rarely found in the PBA: the traditional center

“We really look at the big ones. We’re curious about the talent of the big ones,” said Cariaso

This year’s pool of PBA hopefuls is at a record high – 97 aspirants to be precise.It is viewed by both fans and experts as one of the deepest in recent years, with prospects ranging from playmakers to athletic ones Swingers range to blue men

Alaska will make a first-class pick in the first round, but their chance will only come after six other clubs make their choices

Terrafirma is slated to hire 6-foot-4 security guard Joshua Munzon at No. 1 in hopes of replacing CJ Perez, who the Dyip sold to powerhouse San Miguel Beer earlier this month

NorthPort is meanwhile at No. 1 set 2 but Batang Pier is expected to design someone to man the wings as they already have a talented center and guard in Christian Standhardinger respectively Robert Bolick has

This leaves NLEX, which selects No. 1 has 3 and 4 and then Rain or Shine and Phoenix, which Magnolia acquired in trade with Calvin Abueva before Alaska gets its moment

Cariaso said that people like James Laput (6’10 “), Troy Rike (6’8”) and Larry Muyang (6’6 “) piqued the team’s interest

“We are curious about them and we hope to be able to train with them soon,” he said

Ben Adamos (6’7 “), Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser (6’7”), Taylor Statham (6’6 “) and Leonard Santillan (6’4”) are other great men who also take a closer look deserve look

With the Draft Combine no longer available due to the coronavirus pandemic, PBA teams are reportedly using their small-group training sessions to target prospects before Aug. March planned draft to log a workout

Alaska recently signed Yousef Taha and cemented its front line with champion Rodney Brondial, promising second Barkley Eboña and former Gilas soldier Abu Tratter The Aces also have the two-way player and the former Maharlika’s most valued player Pilipina’s Basketball League, Gab Banal, picked up by the free agency

But a quality pickup truck could also give the Aces some leverage in their continued quest to ship their disgruntled star Vic Manuel, who publicly stated in January that he wanted to get out of the league’s second-winning franchise, INQ

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