2011 PBA draft

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2011 PBA draft
General information
Date(s) August 28, 2011
Time 4:00 pm (PHT)
Location Robinson's Place Ermita
in Manila
Network(s) AKTV
First selection JVee Casio, Powerade Tigers
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The 2011 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) rookie draft was an event at which teams drafted players from the amateur ranks. The event was held at Robinson's Place Ermita in Manila on August 28, 2011.[1] Players who applied for the draft underwent a rookie camp that lasted a week.

Draft lottery[edit]

The lottery was held on August 6, 2011 before the start of the 2011 PBA Governors Cup Finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. The Powerade Tigers beat the statistical odds by winning the first overall pick against the Air21 Express (renamed as Barako Bull Energy starting the 2011-12 season).[2] This year, as opposed in having the draft last two rounds as what was done from 2005 to 2010, the league will allow the draft to continue until all teams have passed.[3]


PG Point guard SG Shooting guard SF Small forward PF Power forward C Center * Mythical team member # All-star

1st Round[edit]

Marcio Lassiter was selected 4th by the Powerade Tigers.
Mac Baracael was selected 6th by the Alaska Aces.
Round Pick Player Position Country of origin* Team College
1 1 #JVee Casio PG  Philippines Powerade Tigers De La Salle University
1 2 *Paul Lee PG  Philippines Rain or Shine Elasto Painters (from Barako Bull Energy)[a] University of the East
1 3 #Chris Lutz SF  United States Barako Bull Energy (from Meralco, traded to Petron Blaze Boosters[A])[b] Marshall University
1 4 #Marcio Lassiter SG  United States Powerade Tigers (from Rain or Shine Elasto Painters)[c] Cal State Fullerton
1 5 #Mark Barroca PG  Philippines Shopinas.com Clickers (from B-Meg Llamados)[d] Far Eastern University
1 6 #Mac Baracael SF/PF  Philippines Alaska Aces Far Eastern University
1 7 Jason Ballesteros C  Philippines Meralco Bolts (from Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters via Shopinas.com Clickers*)[e] San Sebastian
1 8 #Allein Maliksi SF  Philippines Petron Blaze Boosters (traded to Barako Bull Energy[A]) UST
1 9 Reil Cervantes PF  Philippines Barangay Ginebra Kings Far Eastern University
1 10 #Dylan Ababou SG/SF  Philippines Barako Bull Energy (from Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters)[f] UST

2nd Round[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Country of origin* Team College
2 1 Magi Sison C  Philippines Shopinas.com Clickersa UP Diliman
2 2 John Raymundo PG  Philippines Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters (from Barako Bull Energy)[g] San Sebastian
2 3 Eric Salamat PG  Philippines Alaska Aces (from Rain or Shine Elasto Painters via Powerade Tigers)[h] Ateneo
2 4 Julius Pasculado SG/PG  Philippines Alaska Aces (from Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and Powerade Tigers via Meralco Bolts)[i] Wilbur Wright
2 5 Ariel Mepaña PF  Philippines Alaska Aces (from Rain or Shine Elasto Painters)[j] UV
2 6 Brian Ilad --  Philippines B-Meg Llamados De La Salle
2 7 Gilbert Bulawan PF  Philippines Alaska Aces (traded to Meralco Bolts[B]) San Sebastian
2 8 James Martinez SG  Philippines Barangay Ginebra Kings (from Shopinas.com Clickers*)[k] UE
2 9 Kenneth Acibar F  Philippines Barako Bull Energy (from Petron Blaze Boosters)[l] UE
2 10 Paul Sorongan G  Philippines Barako Bull Energy (from Barangay Ginebra Kings)[m] UP Diliman
2 11 John Marc Agustin F  Philippines Powerade Tigers (from Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters)[e] Adamson

3rd Round[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Country of origin* Team College
3 1 Mark Cagoco PG/SG  Philippines Shopinas.com Clickers Jose Rizal University
3 2 Filemon Fernandez PG/SG  United States Petron Blaze Boosters Orange Coast College

Note: Powerade, Barako Bull, Meralco, Rain or Shine, B-Meg, Alaska, Barangay Ginebra and Talk 'N Text passed in this round.

4th Round[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Country of origin* Team College
4 1 Gerald Lapus SF/PF  Philippines Petron Blaze Boosters Arellano University

Note: Shopinas.com passed in this round.


  • ^a Given by the PBA board to the Shopinas.com Clickers as an incentive for purchasing the old Barako Bull franchise.[4]

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 b On January 20, 2011, Rain or Shine is involved in a three way trade between Air21 and Meralco. Rain or Shine acquired Air21's 2011 and 2013 1st round picks, together with Ronnie Matias, Ronjay Buenafe (from Air 21) and Beau Belga (from Meralco). Air21 was able to get Jay-R Reyes (from Rain or Shine), Reed Juntilla (from Meralco), and Meralco's 2011 and 2013 1st round picks. Meralco then acquired Sol Mercado and Paolo Bugia from Rain or Shine and Erick Rodriguez from Air21.[5]
  • c On September 16, 2010, Powerade acquired Rain or Shine's first round pick by trading Larry Rodriguez in exchange for Eddie Laure.[6]
  • d Originally, the draft pick was traded by then Purefoods TJ Giants to Barako Bull in exchange for Rich Alvarez in 2008. However, recent documents provided by B-Meg Llamados that they were able to retrieve the draft pick by exchanging two future second round draft picks. On draft day, the Clickers still select the fifth pick in the draft.[7]
  • e 1 2 The first round draft pick was originally owned by the Barako Bull Energy Boosters and was traded to Talk 'N Text before its disbandment. On August 28, hours before the start of the 2011 draft, Talk 'N Text was involved in a three-way trade with sister team Meralco Bolts and Powerade Tigers, acting as conduit. Talk 'N Text was able to get Bam Gamalinda and Shawn Weinstein from Meralco. Meralco acquired Mark Yee from Talk 'N Text, the team's seventh pick and Mark Macapagal from Powerade. Powerade received Chris Timberlake and Ogie Menor from Meralco, and Talk 'N Text's second round pick for this draft.[8]
  • f
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  • j On August 29, 2010, during the 2010 PBA Draft, the Alaska Aces acquired Rain or Shine's 2nd draft pick after trading the drafting rights for RJ Jazul.[9]
  • k
  • l On September 4, 2010, Barako Bull Energy Boosters traded their future draft pick to Ginebra in return for Sunday Salvacion.[10]
  • m On September 3, 2010, Air21 traded Billy Mamaril to Ginebra in return for a future draft pick.[11]

Draft-day trades[edit]

Undrafted players[edit]

Name Position Country of birth College
Mark Ababon G  Philippines UV
Martin Antonio F  Philippines SBC
Alwyn Cabonce G/F  Philippines Letran
John Douglas Chamberlin IV F  United States TIP Quezon City
Christopher Concepcion G  Philippines Saint Francis
Marvin Graebel F  Germany Stauffenberg Business School
Julio Magbanua F  Philippines RTU
Philip Medenilla G  United States SUNY Oswego
Nino Nabong G  Philippines SIT
Ezer Kit Rosopa C  Philippines UE


  1. ^ PBA now accepting draft applicants ABS-CBNnews.com
  2. ^ "2011 Natural Drafting Order". PBA.ph. August 8, 2011. Retrieved August 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ Belen, Reynaldo (August 23, 2011). "PBA allows draft to last beyond two rounds". Interaksyon.com. Retrieved August 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ "PBA gives new franchise Shopinas extra second round pick". Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV. August 23, 2011. Retrieved August 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ PBA Blockbuster: Sol to Meralco, Jay-R to Air21, Ronjay to Rain or Shine[permanent dead link], Rey Joble, GMANews.tv, January 20, 2011.
  7. ^ B-MEG gets 5th pick back from Shopinas, Reynaldo Belen, interaksyon.com, August 26, 2011
  8. ^ Meralco, Powerade, Talk ‘N Text complete first D-Day deal, Reynaldo Belen, interaksyon.com, August 28, 2011
  9. ^ Trade galore: Fonacier, Ritualo, Villanueva headed to new teams, GMANews.TV, August 30, 2010
  10. ^ Guiao pleased with Air21’s progress, by Jeric Lopez, Manila Standard Today, September 4, 2010
  12. ^ Casio first, Lee second in 2011 PBA draft, Mikkel Bolante, InterAKTV, August 28, 2011
  13. ^ CASIO, LEE HEADLINE TOP ROOKIE PICKS, PBA.ph, August 28, 2011

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2010 PBA draft
PBA draft
Succeeded by
2012 PBA draft