1998 PBA draft

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1998 PBA Draft
General information
Date(s) December 22, 1997
Location Glorietta Activity Center, Makati
Network(s) VTV on IBC
First selection Danny Ildefonso (Formula Shell Zoom Masters)
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The 1998 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) rookie draft was an event at which teams drafted players from the amateur ranks. The annual rookie draft was held on December 22, 1997 at the Glorietta Mall in Makati City. [1]

Round 1[edit]

Pick Player Country of origin* PBA team College
1 Danilo Ildefonso  Philippines Formula Shell Zoom Masters National
2 Noy Castillo  United States San Miguel Beermen The Citadel
3 Ali Peek  United States Pop Cola 800s Saint Mary
4 Brixter Encarnacion  Philippines Pop Cola 800s San Sebastian
5 William Antonio  United States San Miguel Beermen Chaminade University
6 Banjo Calpito  Philippines Sta. Lucia Realtors San Sebastian
7 Henry Fernandez  Philippines Purefoods Carne Norte Beefies Visayas
8 Steven Smith  United States Gordon's Gin Boars United States International University

Round 2[edit]

Pick Player Country of origin* PBA team College
9 Jasper Ocampo  Philippines Pop Cola 800s San Sebastian College
10 Joel Dualan  Philippines Formula Shell Zoom Masters
11 Braulio Lim  Philippines Mobiline Phone Pals UE
12 Stephen Antonio  United States Alaska Milkmen Arizona State University
13 Oscar Simon  Philippines San Miguel Beermen
15 Ulysses Tanique  Philippines Purefoods Carne Norte Beefies San Sebastian College
16 Erwin Framo  Philippines Gordon's Gin Boars

Round 3[edit]

Pick Player Country of origin* PBA team College
Randy Alcantara  Philippines Formula Shell Zoom Masters Mapua Tech
Terrence Bito  United States Pop Cola 800s Cal State-Northridge
Tyrone Bautista  Philippines Mobiline Phone Pals
Patrick Benedicto  Philippines Alaska Milkmen
Juan Augustus Ramirez  Philippines Purefoods Carne Norte Beefies

Round 4[edit]

Pick Player Country of origin* PBA team College
Jesse Cabayanan  Philippines Pop Cola 800s University of Baguio
Melchor Crisostomo  Philippines Formula Shell Zoom Masters University of Manila
Cristino Reynoso, Jr  Philippines Alaska Milkmen



Preceded by
1997 PBA draft
PBA draft
Succeeded by
1999 PBA draft