WNBL: Glutagence Gets First Crack At Upcoming Draft
THE Glutagence Glow Boosters will pick first in the 2021 WNBL draft to take place on February 13.
The Boosters were given the right to select first in the draft following Sunday’s lottery show to determine the order of picks during the 12 rounds among the five teams that have so far been given approval to join the first-ever professional women’s basketball league.
The Stan Quezon Lady Spartan, the Pacific Water Queens, the Paranaque Lady Aces, and the Go For Gold-Philippine Navy Lady Sailors are the other ballclubs that will participate in the 2021 WNBL season.
Glutagance will actually be the only team that will select in the first as well as in the second round of the draft being the club with the least number of “protect” players. Clubs were given the option to exercise the “protect” privilege in which they are allowed to hire players who did not apply for the draft.
The Boosters will also pick first in the third round following the draft lottery proceedings held last Sunday via online streaming.
Glutagence will pick 12 times in the draft after getting three protect players followed by the Lady Spartans (10), Queens (9), and the Lady Aces (8). The Lady Sailors will have no picks as they will be fielding an all-Navy squad in the 2021 season.
“On behalf of Chairman Celso Mercado and NBL Commissioner Edward Aquino, we would like to extend our congratulations to all our WNBL teams and advance congratulations to the 150 plus players as we are just one week away from making their dreams happen,” said WNBL executive vice president Rhose Montreal.
The actual draft on Saturday will be held under a virtual setting.
Draft lottery results:
- 1st round: Glutagence
- 2nd round: Glutagence
- 3rd round: Glutagence, Stan Quezon
- 4th round: Stan Quezon, Pacific Water, Glutagence
- 5th round: Stan Quezon, Pacific Water, Paranaque, Glutagence
- 6th round: Paranaque, Glutagence, Pacific Water, Stan Quezon
- 7th round: Paranaque, Stan Quezon, Pacific Water, Glutagence
- 8th round: Pacific Water, Stan Quezon, Glutagence, Paranaque
- 9th round: Glutagence, Pacific Water, Paranaque, Stan Quezon
- 10th round: Paranaque, Pacific Water, Stan Quezon, Glutagence
- 11th round: Paranaque, Glutagence, Pacific Water, Stan Quezon
- 12th round: Paranaque, Pacific Water, Stan Quezon, Glutagence