The 2012 PBA Draft was above average for sure. There was a lot of talent expected to go early, and then there were many players who potentially would fit certain needs of PBA teams that were expected to be drafted as well.
Petron (now San Miguel Beer again) chose June Mar Fajardo, “The Kraken”, at first, and “The Beast” Calvin Abueva went to Alaska at second. They have both become mainstays of their teams after four conferences in the PBA, putting up impressive stats practically every night. Abueva was the 2013 Rookie of the Year, and Fajardo just won the Player of the Conference award in the recently-concluded Philippine Cup. They have been the cream of their draft crop, no doubt, but, what of the others?
Well, to perhaps understate the matter, there has been more than a little movement among the 2012 draftees. Among the rest of the top ten players picked, only Cliff Hodge (Meralco, 4th), “Air Force” Chris Ellis (Barangay Ginebra, 6th) and Chris Tiu (Rain or Shine, 7th) have stayedRead More »from Constant change: checking in on the picks of the 2012 PBA Draft