PBA aspirants must prove worth first in D-League (September 25, 2014)
Nelson Beltran [ Source: Philippine Star ]

PBA D-League

MANILA, Philippines – PBA hopefuls must now go through the league’s developmental league – the PBA D-League – or serve the national team to be eligible for the annual PBA Rookie Draft.

The PBA board of governors has just passed this ruling, leaving no one excuse from first showing their worth in the D-League.

Under the old draft rule, only Fil-foreign players, 26 years old and below, were required to go through the D-League, needing to play a certain minimum number of games.

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Ray Parks watches a game of his old team NU Bulldogs. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com

MANILA, Philippines – Former National University (NU) star Ray Parks vowed to continue to pursue his dream of making it to the NBA next year.

But in the meantime, he will stay in Manila and may even play in the PBA D-League.

Parks had a much-publicized workout for the Los Angeles Lakers this year but could not play in the NBA Summer League due to a technicality that made him ineligible.

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Daniel Padilla declines D-League spot (September 21, 2014)
[ Source: ABS CBN News ]

Daniel Padilla. ABS-SBN NEWS File Photo

MANILA – Teenage heartthrob Daniel Padilla has given up the spot in the AMA Titans after the team drafted him to play in the PBA D-League.

The Titans selected the actor in the 15th and last round of the 2014 PBA D-League draft last Monday. Padilla initially denied being drafted to the D-League.

The 19-year-old later said he has pulled out of the AMA Titans, adding he cannot attend practices due to his hectic showbiz schedule.

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PBA D-League

MANILA, Philippines – Cagayan Valley assistant coach Nonoy Bonleon is hopeful that Filipino-Tongan Moala Tautuaa will be the piece that completes the championship puzzle for the Rising Suns in the PBA D-League.

Cagayan Valley took the 6-foot-7 big man with the first pick in the PBA D-League in the hopes that he will be able to push them over the hump.

"Malaking tulong siya, kasi hindi pa kami umaabot sa championship, hanggang second place lang ang Cagayan," said Bonleon, as quoted by PBA.ph. [http://pba.inquirer.net/49006/hulking-tautuaa-no-1-pick-in-pba-d-league-draft]

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PBA D-League

Daniel Padilla was drafted by the AMA University Titans as a 15th round pick in the PBA Developmental League on Monday.

But the teen heartthrob suiting up for the team in the PBA D-League Aspirant's Cup is another matter altogether.

In a text message to Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) coursed through talent management firm Star Magic, Padilla issued a denial. "Syempre po gusto ko maglaro for PBA pero hindi po totoo ang balita."

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Daniel Padilla may suit up in PBA D-League (September 16, 2014)
Mark Giongco [ Source: Inquirer ]

Daniel Padilla INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Actor Daniel Padilla may suit up in the 2014 PBA D-League which opens this October.

School-based AMA Titans selected Padilla as the final pick in the PBA D-League.

Tournament director Eric Castro said Padilla is eligible to play in the fifth season of the D-League because he’s enrolled in AMA.

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Cagayan selects Tautuaa as No. 1 pick in PBA D-League draft (September 16, 2014)
Mark Giongco [ Source: Inquirer ]

PBA D-League

MANILA, Philippines — Hoping to finally get over the hump, Cagayan Valley selected Fil-Tongan Moala Tautuaa as the top pick in the 2014 PBA D-League Draft Monday at the PBA Office in Libis.

The 6-foot-7 Tautuaa, who was born in the US, bolstered his stock as one of the top prospects in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) while playing for the Kuala Lumpur Dragons after going undrafted in the 2012 NBA Draft.

The Rising Suns had been to the playoffs several times and in the finals once.

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