For Barangay Ginebra and Blackwater, it’s a matter of who gets first.
Coaches of both teams admitted having wingmen Javi Gomez De Liano and Kurt Lojera under their radars late in the first round of the PBA Season 47 rookie draft on Sunday.
It just so happened Barangay Ginebra was the first to pick at no. 8, one notch ahead of Blackwater.
And so the Kings went for De Liano, and the Bossing with Lojera.
“Perfect na sana kung na-grant sa amin si De Liano kasi siya yung tinitingnan namin sa no. 9. One pick away,” said Bossing coach Ariel Vanguardia.
“Napaka-suwerte ng Ginebra doon kay Javi Gomez De Liano. Yun talaga ang ina-eye namin sa no. 9. Pina-panalangin namin yun.”
But Lojera, a 6-foot-1 wingman out of La Salle and Adamson, is not exactly a bad choice.