Former UAAP star Sean Manganti and ex-PBA D-League standout Roosevelt Adams lead a group of Fil-foreigners who have declared their entry in the PBA Rookie Draft set Dec. 8.
Manganti and Adams are joined by Franky Johnson, Troy Rike, Vince Tolentino, Adrian Wong, Jason Riley, Daryl Singontiko and Mark Taylor in the list of hopefuls who are eager to take their talents to the pro ranks.
Fil-foreigners have until next week to apply for the annual proceedings.
Not included in the list is Joshua Munzon, who opted to concentrate on helping the Philippines earn a slot in the men’s 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
Manganti played three UAAP seasons for Adamson highlighted by a near finals berth in 2018. He also had played in the D-League for Akari and Che’Lu Bar & Grill.
Adams was part of the Mighty Sports squad that won this year’s William Jones Cup while also playing for Go for Gold-St. Benilde in the D-League First Conference.
Johnson played for Gamboa Coffee, Marinerong Pilipino and AMA Online Education in the D-League but has kept himself busy in the ongoing Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 league.
Tolentino was a member of Ateneo’s 2017 UAAP championship team while Wong is currently part of the Blue Eagles’ roster.
Rike played just one UAAP season for National University in 2018 before spending time with AMA in the D-League and 3×3 circuit.