2006 PBA draft

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2006 PBA Draft
General information
Date(s) August 20, 2006
Time 4:00 pm
Location Market! Market!, Taguig
Network(s) ABC
First selection Kelly Williams (Sta. Lucia Realtors)
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The 2006 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) rookie draft was an event at which teams drafted players from the amateur ranks. The event was held at Market! Market! in Taguig City on August 20, 2006. The Sta. Lucia Realtors chose Kelly Williams of Oakland University and PBL-Magnolia as the first overall pick. Players applied for the draft underwent a weeklong rookie camp overseen by assistant coaches from five PBA teams.

Round 1[edit]

* Mythical team member # All-star
Pick Player Country of origin* PBA team College
1 Kelly Williams*  Philippines Sta. Lucia Realtors Oakland University
2 Arwind Santos*  Philippines Air21 Express Far Eastern University
3 Joseph Yeo#  Philippines Coca-Cola Tigers De La Salle
4 LA Tenorio*  Philippines San Miguel Beermen Ateneo
5 Gabby Espinas  Philippines San Miguel Beermen PCU
6 Mark Isip  Philippines Sta. Lucia Realtors Far Eastern University
7 Aaron Aban  Philippines Alaska Aces Letran
8 Mark Andaya  Philippines Talk N' Text Phone Pals Letran
9 Boyet Bautista  Philippines Purefoods Chunkee Giants Letran
10 Abby Santos  Philippines Welcoat Dragons UP Diliman

Round 2[edit]

Pick Player Country of origin* PBA team College
11 Jireh Ibañes  Philippines Welcoat Dragons University of the Philippines Diliman
12 R.J. Rizada  Philippines Coca-Cola Tigers Far Eastern University
13 Mark Magsumbol  Philippines Sta. Lucia Realtors St. Benilde
14 Manuel Caceres  Philippines Coca-Cola Tigers PSBA
15 Chris Pacana  Philippines Coca-Cola Tigers (from Air21 Express) St. Francis
16 Mike Gavino  Philippines Coca-Cola Tigers UP Diliman
17 Ronjay Enrile  Philippines Coca-Cola Tigers Letran
18 Christian Luanzon  Philippines Alaska Aces UST
19 Magnum Membrere  Philippines Red Bull Barako Ateneo
20 Ollan Omiping  Philippines Purefoods Chunkee Giants UE

Welcoat carry-over amateurs[edit]

Welcoat carried over three amateurs from its Philippine Basketball League team. They are:[1]

Player Country of origin* PBA team College
Junjun Cabatu  Philippines Welcoat Dragons De La Salle
Jay-R Reyes  Philippines Welcoat Dragons UP Diliman
Jay Sagad  Philippines Welcoat Dragons St. Benilde

Undrafted players[edit]

Draftee's name followed by college. All undrafted players become Rookie free agents.

Players scrapped from the list[edit]

Fil-Ams Rob Reyes and Joe Devance were scrapped from the list of rookie hopefuls after failing to submit their requirements even after PBA Commissioner Noli Eala extended the deadline of submission to August 13, 2006. The previous deadline was set on July 31.[3]

Also, Christpher Apaitan of Mindanao State University was struck off the list after not showing in the recently held rookie camp. De La Salle guard John Quioc withdrew from the draft.


*All aspirants are Filipinos until proven otherwise.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ AMAZING TALENT POOL IN 2006 DRAFT [1]. Accessed August 6, 2006
  2. ^ A look at the new PBA season The Manila Bulletin. Published September 28, 2006
  3. ^ Rob Reyes opts out of camp, draft [2]. Accessed August 7, 2006

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Preceded by
2005 PBA draft
PBA draft
Succeeded by
2007 PBA draft