RK ILAGAN SKIPS FINAL YEAR WITH SAN SEBASTIAN TO ENTER 2021 PBA DRAFT
“Ngayon po na may opportunity, nakapag-decide na po ako na magpa-draft," said RK Ilagan in including his name to the pool of draftees as he is set to declare his name for the upcoming PBA Rookie Draft.
The San Sebastian sniper, who is known to be one of the best shooters in the collegiate ranks in his batch, has decided to join the upcoming rookie draft proceedings on March 14.
“Sasali na po ako,” he confirmed to Spin.ph.
“Bago po ako nag-decide, kinausap ko muna ang parents ko at sila rin po ang nagsabi na if ever mayroong chance, go na ‘ko.”
The 5-foot-11 gunner from Tondo is set to conclude his NCAA basketball campaign with the Golden Stag, however, Ilagan skips his final year as he embarks on a new chapter in his basketball career and will soon go pro.
“Nagpapasalamat po ako sa San Sebastian sa pagtanggap nila sa akin ng ilang taon. Gusto ko pong maging proud sila sa akin,” he said.
He, along with Gilas Pilipinas cadet Allyn Bulanadi, lead the Golden Stags to a Final Four stint last year in the pandemic-shortened NCAA Season 95.
His final season with San Sebastian was cut short after the Letran Knights ended their campaign, 80-85, in the Final Four series ending their finals bid.
The 23-year-old Ilagan is one of San Sebastian’s main gunners where he averaged 15.8 points on 32-percent shooting from threes, to go with 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 29.2 minutes of court time last NCAA Season 95.