2008 PBA draft

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2008 PBA draft
General information
Date(s) August 31, 2008
Time 4:00 pm (PHT)
Location Market! Market!
in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
Network(s) Solar TV
First selection Gabe Norwood, Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
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The 2008 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 31, 2008. The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters (formerly known as the Welcoat Dragons) selected Gabe Norwood of the George Mason University as the number one draft pick. Players applied for the draft had undergone a two-day rookie camp.

Round 1[edit]

PG Point guard SG Shooting guard SF Small forward PF Power forward C Center * Mythical team member # All-star
Pick Player Country of origin* PBA team College
1 Gabe Norwood*  United States Rain or Shine Elasto Painters George Mason
2 Jared Dillinger#  United States Talk 'N Text Phone Pals Hawaii
3 Jayson Castro *  Philippines Talk 'N Text Phone Pals
(from San Miguel Beermen)
4 Robert Reyes  United States Talk 'N Text Phone Pals Flagler
5 Solomon Mercado#  United States Alaska Aces Biola
6 Mark Borboran  Philippines Air21 Express UE
7 Beau Belga#  Philippines Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants PCU
8 Bonbon Custodio  Philippines San Miguel Beermen UE
9 Larry Rodriguez  Philippines Red Bull Barako PMI
10 Kelvin Gregorio  Philippines Sta. Lucia Realtors UE

Round 2[edit]

Pick Player Country of origin* PBA team College
1 Pong Escobal  Philippines Talk 'N Text Phone Pals San Beda
2 Tyrone Tang  Philippines Rain or Shine Elasto Painters De La Salle
3 Pocholo Villanueva  Philippines Air 21 Express De La Salle
4 Chito Jaime  Philippines Sta. Lucia Realtors AMA
5 Kelvin dela Peña  Philippines Alaska Aces Mapúa
6 Jonathan Fernandez  Philippines Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants NU
7 Jeffrei Chan*  Philippines Red Bull Barako FEU
8 Patrick Mendes  United States Red Bull Barako Perpetual
9 Christian Cabatu  Philippines Sta. Lucia Realtors St. Benilde

Undrafted players[edit]

Player Country of origin* College
Juan Luis Abad  Philippines St. Benilde
Lawrence Bonus[1]  Philippines UM
Patrick Cabahug  Philippines Adamson
Andrew Catigan  Canada Langara
Jan Anthony Coching  Philippines St. Benilde
Dennis Concha  Philippines
Rene Cunanan  Philippines JRU
Kevin Dulafu  United States Vanguard
Nestor David  Philippines UP Diliman
Michael Dizon  United States Florida College
Anthony Espiritu  Philippines UST
Julian Bermejo  Philippines San Sebastian
Ismael Juinio  Philippines Letran
Nizar Kiram  Philippines St. Francis
Ferdie Melocoton  Philippines EAC
Franklyn Nailon  Philippines UC
Ricky Natividad  Philippines PSBA
Leimar Navarro  Philippines PCU
Angelus Raymundo  Philippines San Beda Alabang / UE
Ryan Regalado  Philippines UM
Unik Christian Reyes  Philippines St. Benilde
Earn Saguindel  Philippines UE
Eder Saldua  Philippines FEU
Mark Yee [2]  Philippines San Sebastian-Cavite
Eian Yu  United States UCLA
  1. ^ Signed by Coca-Cola Tigers as a free agent for the 2008-09 PBA season Philippine Cup
  2. ^ Signed by the Burger King Whoppers as a free agent for the 2008-09 PBA season Fiesta Cup

Draft-day trades[edit]

Off-season trades[edit]


*All aspirants are Filipinos until proven otherwise.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2007 PBA draft
PBA draft
Succeeded by
2009 PBA draft