The top three prospects Bobby Ray Parks, CJay Perez and Robert Bolick led all aspirants in the Rookie Draft Camp of the Philippine Basketball Association today.
But lesser-known hopefuls such as John Ragasa of Victoria Sports, Jeepy Faundo of University of Santo Tomas and CJ Isit of Mapua grabbed the spotlight from the frontrunners by topping the measurement and biometric tests.
Ragasa submitted the fastest time in the Shuttle Run with 21.97 seconds, while Far Eastern University’s Joe Trinidad did the 3/4 Court Sprint in just 3.25 seconds.
Reed-thin center Faundo posted the highest Vertical Leap with 33.29 inches, while Ateneo forward Dan Wong topped the Max Touch (Jump Height) with 39.19 inches.
The most impressive turned out to be Isit, who recorded the fastest time in Lane Agility with 11.2 seconds, on top of his 84 percent result in the Reaction Test.
Forty-seven of the 48 listed in the draft took part in the first day of the camp, with University of the East forward RR de Leon failing to show up for the anthropometry tests. This automatically disqualifies him for the final draft list.
In the morning session, the hopefuls underwent key measurements and exams that helped gauge their assets.
Right after, they participated in various drills to give scouts a chance to have a deeper look at their individual abilities.
The last day of the camp will be held today as the cagers will compete in a mini-tournament for further evaluation.
Given their decorated amateur careers, Parks, Perez and Bolick are unanimously the presumptive top three in the coming rookie selection.
The annual draft is set to be held this Sunday.