This is my mock draft of the 2017 PBA Rookie Special Draft.
1. Blackwater Elite- Mac Belo. 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge performance.
2. Star Hotshots- Arnold Van Opstal. Reavis will turn 40 next year, Hotshots in need of a tall center that can match up against Greg Slaughter and June Mar Fajardo.
3. Phoenix Fuel Masters – Matthew Wright. Phoenix in need of a scorer and Matt fit the bill. JC Intal and Matt will become the 1-2 punch of the Masters.
4. Mahindra Enforcer – Kevin Ferrer. With the departure of KJ Canaleta, Kevin will fill that hole. Don’t need another PG(Jalalon) because they have LA Revilla.
5. GlobalPort Batang Pier – Russel Escoto. Don’t need another PG(Jalalon) also, they have Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle.
6. NLEX Road Warriors- Jio Jalalon. Fit the need of NLEX because they have no good PG right now.
7. Meralco Bolts – Ed Daquioag. A guard rotation of Amer, Newsome, Jimmy Alapag plus Daquioag is good for Meralco.
8. TNT Ka Tropa – Von Pessumal. He will become Fonacier 2.0. TNT need a replacement shooter for Fonacier if he will retire.
9.Rain or Shine Elasto Painters – Mike Tolomia. With the departure of Paul Lee, Elasto Painters need him.
10.Barangay Ginebra San Miguel – Carl Bryan Cruz. Suits well for a Triangle Offense system, a solid in inside and also a good mid-range shooter.
11. Alaska Aces- Roger Pogoy. Junthy Valenzuela 2.0, fellow Cebuano Dondon Hontiveros will really love to have him in Alaska.
12. San Miguel Beermen- Alfonso Gotladera. SMB need another bigman to support June Mar Fajardo. YDO and Jay-R Reyes are getting older