PBA Draft 2019: Columbian nab Isaac Go, Roosvelt Adams
The Columbian Dyip have nabbed Ateneo center Isaac Go and sharpshooter Roosevelt Adams in the 2019 PBA Draft held Sunday at Robinsons Place Manila.
Go went 1st overall in the special Gilas draft agreed upon by the PBA and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) earlier this week.
He will be loaned to the national team as part of their preparations for the 2023 FIBA World Cup but Columbian will retain his rights once he returns to play pro.
The Blackwater Elite picked University of the East’s Rey Suerte as 2nd overall pick. The NLEX Road Warriors selected Go’s teammate, Matt Nieto at no. 3, while Allyn Bulanadi and Mike Nieto went 4th and 5th overall for the Alaska Aces and Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, respectively.
Columbian then added another vital asset to secure their future by drafting Roosevelt Adams 1st in the initial round of the regular draft.
The Elite then selected 6-foot-8 Fil-American Maurice Shaw, who had stints with the Harlem Globetrotters and the Thai Basketball League.
Mike Ayonayon went 3rd (NLEX), Barkley Ebona 4th (Alaska), and Adrian Wong 5th (ROS).
The Elasto Painters also drafted Clint Doliguez and Prince Rivero with their 6th and 7th picks. NorthPort nabbed Sean Manganti at 8th, Magnolia took Aris Dionisio at 9th, Barangay Ginebra picked Arvin Tolentino at 10th, TNT KaTropa took Kib Montalbo at 11th, and Columbian wounded up the proceedings with Christian Balagasay at 12th.