Recently there were buzz of who would be the First Overall Pick in this annual draft of the PBA (Philippine Basketball Association).
Now we have the answer!
It was the Green Archer's very own and Philippine Team guard, JAYVEE CASIO and he was picked by the Powerade Tigers (1st overall).
for the Recap of the 2011 Annual Draft Result here is the complete list
2011 PBA Draft Order
1. Jayvee Casio, Powerade
2. Paul Lee, Rain or Shine
3. Chris Lutz, Petron Blaze
4. Marcio Lassiter, Powerade
5. Mark Barroca, Shopinas
6. Mac Baracael, Alaska
7. Jason Ballesteros, Meralco
8. Allein Maliksi, Barako Bull (former Air21Express)
9. Reil Cervantes, Barangay Ginebra
10. Dylan Ababou, Barako Bull
1. Magi Sison, Shopinas
2. Pamboy Raymundo, Talk ‘N Text
3. Eric Salamat, Alaska
4. Julius Pasculado, Alaska
5. Ariel Mepana, Alaska
6. Brian Ilad, B-MEG
7. Gilbert Bulawan, Meralco
8. James Martinez, Barangay Ginebra
9. Ken Acibar, Barako Bull
10. Paul John Sorongon, Barako Bull (former Air21Express)
11. John Marc Agustin, Powerade
1. Mark Cagoco, Shopinas
2.Filemon Fernandez, Petron Blaze
(All other teams passed)
1. Gerald Lapuz, Petron Blaze
I think this is the first time that PBA had these 4th and 5th Round for the Annual Draft.
This year's rookie list is arguably the deepest and most talented pool of new players the PBA had in long years. PBADL (D-League) prove to be a good compliment for the improvement of the players and we also have players from the Team Pilipinas who had international game experience.
Who made the best choice?
How will this new players help their new teams in achieving the ultimate goal, a Championship.