PBA Draft 2013 Lowered Age Limit to 21 Years Old

The Asia’s first and most organized professional basketball tournament, the PBA announced that they will be accepting applicants as young as 21 years old for the November 3, 2013 PBA Draft event provided that the player has reached the required age by the day the 2014 Season of the PBA opens shop late in November.

According to the PBA if a rookie hopeful is younger than 21 by November 17, he must be able to satisfy the other requirement to be eligible for inclusion in the final Draft pool, he must be a graduate of at least four-year college course. The new eligibility requirements were approved by the PBA Board of Governors last March.

The lowering of the age limit from the earlier 23 years old by the PBA will surely benefits those Filipino cagers who have the ability to perform in a bigger basketball arena and be included in the Philippines elite basketball league.

Some of the players who are likely to join the PBA Draft this November are PBA D-League 7-footer Greg Slaughter, NCAA MVP Ian Sangalang and Ateneo frontliners Nico Salva and Justin Chua.

Other notable athletes who expressed their interest to join the PBA are talented wingmen and guards including RR Garcia, Ronald Psacual, Carlo Lastimosa and Jett Vidal while two-time UAAP MVP Bobby Ray Parks is still weighing his options on whether to turn pro this year or next year.

2012 PBA Draftees

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