2010 PBA draft

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2010 PBA draft
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General information
Date(s) August 29, 2010
Time 4:00 pm (PHT)
Location Market! Market!
in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
Network(s) Solar TV
First selection Nonoy Baclao, Air21 Express
PBA draft
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The 2010 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) rookie draft was an event held at Market! Market! in Taguig City on August 29, 2010[1][2] that allowed PBA teams to draft players from the amateur ranks. Players who applied for the draft went through a rookie camp that lasted a week. The San Miguel Beermen were the only team that did not have a single pick in the draft.

Draft lottery[edit]

The lottery was held on August 6, 2010 before the start of the 2010 PBA Fiesta Conference Finals at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.[3] The Air21 Express beat the statistical odds by winning the first overall pick against Barako Energy Coffee Masters (draft pick was already acquired by Talk 'N Text during the draft lottery).


PG Point guard SG Shooting guard SF Small forward PF Power forward C Center * Mythical team member # All-star
Round Pick Player Position Country of origin* Team College
1 1 Nonoy Baclao PF  Philippines Air21 Express Ateneo de Manila University
1 2 Rabeh Al-Hussaini# C  Philippines Air21 Express (from Talk 'N Text via Barako Bull)[a] Ateneo de Manila University
1 3 Rey Guevarra SG  Philippines Air21 Express (from Meralco)[b] Colegio de San Juan de Letran
1 4 Elmer Espiritu SF  Philippines Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters (from Air21 via Powerade[b], traded to Alaska[A]) University of the East
1 5 Josh Vanlandingham SG  United States Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Pacific Lutheran University
1 6 Sean Anthony* SF  Canada Air21 Express (from Talk 'N Text[c], traded to Powerade Tigers[D]) McGill University
1 7 John Wilson SG  Philippines Barangay Ginebra Kings (from Barako Bull via San Miguel)[e] Jose Rizal University
1 8 Jimbo Aquino SG  Philippines Barangay Ginebra Kings San Sebastian College
1 9 Pari Llagas C  Philippines Derby Ace Llamados University of the East
1 10 Shawn Weinstein PG  United States Alaska Aces (traded to Meralco Bolts) [B] St. Edwards University
2 11 Riego Gamalinda SG  Philippines Meralco Bolts a San Beda College
2 12 Robert Labagala PG  Philippines Barangay Ginebra Kings (from Barako Bull)[d] University of the East
2 13 Val Acuña SG  Philippines Derby Ace Llamados (from Air21) University of the East
2 14 Ford Arao PF  Philippines Meralco Bolts Ateneo de Manila University
2 15 RJ Jazul PG  Philippines Alaska Aces (from Rain or Shine via Powerade[f], traded to Rain or Shine[C]) Colegio de San Juan de Letran
2 16 Khasim Mirza SG  Philippines Meralco Bolts (from Powerade via Rain or Shine) University of Santo Tomas
2 17 Borgie Hermida PG  Philippines Barako Energy Coffee Masters (from Talk 'N Text[g]) San Beda College
2 18 Jai Reyes PG  Philippines Air21 Express (traded to Powerade Tigers)[D] Ateneo de Manila University
2 19
2 20
2 21 Marvin Hayes SG  Philippines Alaska Aces José Rizal University


  • ^a Given by the PBA board to the Meralco Bolts as an incentive of being a new team.[4]
  • ^b Powerade Tigers passed on their 19th overall pick.
  • ^c Air21 Express passed on their 20th overall pick.

Trades involving draft picks[edit]

Pre-draft trades[edit]

Prior to the day of the draft, the following trades were made and resulted in exchanges of draft picks between the teams.

  • a On October 12, 2009, Air21 is involved in a three way trade between Talk 'N Text and Barako Bull. Air21 was able to get Barako Bull’s 2010 (previously acquired by Talk ‘N Text) and 2012 first-round picks and will also take Talk ‘N Text’s 2013 and 2014 first-round picks. Barako Bull will now have the rights on Orlando Daroya of Talk 'N Text while Talk ‘N Text will get Japeth Aguilar from Air21, who will be loaned to Smart Gilas.[5]
  • b 1 2 On August 20, 2010, Talk 'N Text acquired Air21's first round fourth pick in a three-team trade involving Air21, Talk 'N Text and Meralco. Josh Urbiztondo from Meralco and the team's first round third pick (Acquired from Coca-Cola after trading Chris Ross in exchange for Paolo Mendoza during Sta. Lucia's tenure in the PBA.[6]) were traded to Air21. Talk 'N Text acquired Air21's first round fourth pick. Mark Cardona from Talk 'N Text went to Meralco.[7]
  • c On March 3, 2010, Air21 acquired Talk 'N Text's first round pick by trading JR Quiñahan, Mark Yee and Aaron Aban in exchange of Yancy de Ocampo and Renren Ritualo.[8]
  • d On February 10, 2009, Barako Bull acquired Barangay Ginebra's second round pick by trading Alex Crisano.[9]
  • e During the 2008-09 season, Barangay Ginebra acquired Barako Bull's first round pick by trading Mike Holper. Barako Bull's first round draft pick was previously acquired from San Miguel from the Mick Pennisi trade.
  • f On September 1, 2008, a day after the 2008 PBA draft, Alaska received Joe Devance and second round picks for 2009 and 2010 from Rain or Shine in exchange for Eddie Laure and the 5th overall pick Solomon Mercado.
  • g On May 12, 2010, Barako Bull acquired Talk 'N Text's 2nd round pick via a three team trade that also involves Sta. Lucia. Talk 'N Text acquires Kelly Williams, Ryan Reyes and Charles Waters from Sta. Lucia. Sta. Lucia gets Ali Peek, Nic Belasco, Pong Escobal, Rogemar Menor and Yousif Aljamal from Talk 'N Text. Barako Bull gets Mark Isip from Talk 'N Text and the team's 2nd round pick.[10]

Draft-day trades[edit]


External links[edit]

Preceded by
2009 PBA draft
PBA draft
Succeeded by
2011 PBA draft