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Sumang still on the board after Round 2 of draft

Blackwater opened the second round by selecting Almond Vosotros. Dennis Acosta
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--What many first thought as a relatively shallow draft class could be that deep in talent.

Former UE and Tanduay guard Roi Sumang, projected as a first round pick by many mock drafts, was still not chosen in the second round of the PBA Draft at Robinson's Place Manila on Sunday.

On the other hand, players projected to be drafted late in the draft were selected in the second round.

After Blackwater and Mahindra went for Almond Vosotros and Bradwyn Guinto respectively at 13th and 14th overall, Rain Or Shine pulled off another surprise, taking Don Trollano, a player some projected as a third rounder, at 15th.

The Elasto Painters then went for a mystery man in Simon Enciso at 17th. The Notre Dame of Namur alumnus played for Cebuana Lhuillier in the D-League.

Thinking that the club already got all it wanted, Rain Or Shine, owner of four second round picks, became the first team to pass in the draft, giving up its right to select two more in the said round.

Ginebra returned on the clock and drafted Aljon Mariano 16th overall, while Alaska went for Marion Magat, Jaypee Mendoza, and Abel Galliguez.

Barako Bull took Kris Rosales and Michael Miranda to the team in the second round.