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    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Daniel Padilla to Play in the PBA D-League after AMA Called His Name In The Draft: How True?

    By BallersPinas

    I don't know if you have seen Teen Actor Daniel Padilla play basketball. Chances are you would think that he's too skinny to play, but mind you, he can play with the best of them.

    He went toe to toe against Bobby Ray Parks and other UAAP Stars when they met in the "Princess and I" basketball showdown last year. Daniel wowed the crowd with his fine shooting from the outside, impressive dribbling skills, and competitiveness against the tall ballers. In fact, he was so competitive that he injured his chin. It got inadvertently hit by Parks' elbow. Ouch. It was a bloody mess, but Daniel didn't quit. He carried on,

    No wonder AMA decided to call his name in yesterday's PBA D-League draft. Yes, you read it right. He was drafted in the PBA D-League. The AMA Titans selected him in the 15th round.

    But apparently, according to abs-cbnnews.com:

    "Tournament director Eric Castro confirmed to reporters at the draft that Padilla is eligible to play for the AMA Titans since he is enrolled at the school. Padilla was surprised by the news. "Siyempre po gusto ko maglaro for PBA pero hindi po totoo ang balita," the actor said in a text message. In a statement to ABS-CBN News, Castro admitted that Padilla was not part of the 153 players who applied for the draft. But AMA invoked its right as a school-based team to sign a player who is enrolled in its school even though he didn't apply for the draft," Castro said in the statement."

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