Ex-UP stalwart turned doctor Fille Claudine Cainglet gets first overall pick while in the OR of the Chooks-to-Go Women's National Basketball League Draft, powered by SMART, held virtually on a Saturday evening.

/ 15 February 2021

Cainglet, the older sister of volleyball player Fille Cainglet-Cayetano, topped the stacked draft pool among more than a hundred players which Glutagence made the selection in a virtual draft supervised by the Games and Amusements Board.

But what is interesting is that the former University of the Philippines standout was actually performing an operation in UERM Hospital. 

“Thank you WNBL! Literal nagtatahi ako dito sa OR habang umiiyak (I was sewing up in the OR while crying),” shared by the 5-foot-2 guard, who played for the Lady Maroons from 2006 to 2010.

The 32-year-old baller is set to team up with the ‘Splash Sisters’ Camille Claro and Khate Castillo who were the second and third pick of the Glutagence Glow Boosters respectively. 

The rest of the known squad were composed of 5-foot-10 center Camille Sambile of FEU, 5-foot-10 big April Lualhati of Lyceum, 5-foot-7 forward Nic Cancio of Ateneo, 5-foot-10 center Carol Sangalang of UST, 5-foot-6 guard Raiza Palmera-Dy of FEU, 5-foot-2 point guard Nicky Garcia of La Salle, 5-foot-4 forward Samantha Tan of UP, 5-foot-4 guard Ays Hufanda of UP, and 5-foot-1 guard Camille Ramos of La Salle.

The four teams that participated in the draft that will be competing against the Glutagence are STAN Quezon Lady Spartan, the Pacific Water Queens, and Paranaque Lady Aces.

STAN Quezon have selected Dianne Ventura, Kat Araja, Jo Razalo, Angelica De Austria, Karla Manuel, Nikka Tupaz, Jade Valenzuela, Marika Iida, Veronica Lio, and Bienca Ramos.

Pacific Water was able to grab power forward Snow Penaranda and UAAP Season 82 Finals MVP Monique Del Carmen in the ninth round.

The Queens has Cara Buendia, Elaisa Adriano, Crislyn Mier, Tin Cortizano, Nef Taller, Janella Alba, and Jinky Balasta.

Parañaque got  AJ Gloriani, Mary Joy Galicia, Jhenn Angeles, Vanessa Santos, Tanya De La Merced, Jenina Solis, Sthefanie Ventura, and Jaira Baarde.