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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La Salle aces tempting D-League rookie draft choices (September 15, 2014)
Jasmine W. Payo [ Source: Inquirer ]

PBA D-League

Three La Salle standouts lead a bunch of collegiate stars hoping to emerge among the top picks in the 2014 Rookie Draft of the PBA D-League Monday.

La Salle big men Arnold Van Opstal and Norbert Torres and guard Almond Vosotros, who all played key roles in the Archers’ UAAP title run last season, banner 153 hopefuls, led by projected top choice Moala Tautuaa, a 6-foot-7 United States-born Filipino-Tongan.

“Majority of the aspirants are good enough to be starters,” said PBA commissioner Chito Salud. “And so I am convinced that we will have a level playing field when the Aspirants Cup begins next month. I am also sure that fans will enjoy watching every game.”

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Hapee names Magsanoc coach (September 14, 2014)
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PBA D-League

BIDDING to make a happy comeback, Hapee Toothpaste has named former PBA star Ronnie Magsanoc as its head coach for the coming PBA D-League.

“We’re happy that Mr. Magsanoc has accepted the challenge to handle the team. Being one of the best minds in amateur basketball, we are proud to have him in the team,” said Hapee Toothpaste owner Dr. Cecilio Pedro.

With his vast experience in the PBA as assistant of Ryan Gregorio with Purefoods (now San Mig Super Coffee) and Meralco, Magsanoc is expected to lead Hapee to another successful run after a five-year hiatus.

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