POTENTIAL NO. 1 PICK JOSHUA MUNZON FORMALLY JOINS LIST OF PBA ROOKIE DRAFT APPLICANTS
Philippines’ top 3×3 player and former No. 1 overall pick in the PBA D-League Joshua Munzon finally joined the 2021 PBA Draft following the submission of his application papers to the league’s office.
PBA disclosed that the D-League standout officially submitted his application on Friday, joining Manila Chooks teammates Alvin Pasaol, Santi Santillan, and Troy Rike.
The six-foot-four swingman initially started in the ABL as the ASEAN heritage import for Saigon and Kuala Lumpur.
But it was in the PBA D-League, as well as his performance in Chooks 3×3, and even in international 3×3 events that his career reached its peak.
He played for the AMA Online Education where he pinned a massive 35 points, 10 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game in the 2019 Aspirants’ Cup and declared as the No. 1 overall pick in the league.
In addition, Munzon is the first-ever player in D-League history to score 40 points in a game more than once.
He is a top-tier competitor in the 3×3 circuit and has competed in several FIBA 3×3 World Tours for professional clubs.
He is set to compete in the FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying tournament in Graz, Austria this May.
As of Saturday, Munzon is projected as a first-round choice in this PBA rookie draft bringing the list to 42.