Standhardinger a surprise applicant at close of Fil-foreign PBA Draft application

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By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Just when everyone thought Chris Standhardinger is locked in for a stint in the 2018 ABL season, the PBA announced that the six-foot-eight bruiser actually applied for the PBA Draft as well.

Standhardinger headlines the list of the Fil-foreign players who declared for the draft as the application for the said kind of players ended on Monday.

A former Basketball Bundesliga star, the Fil-German forward will now bring his hard-nosed game, which became evident during his stint with Gilas in three international tournaments at the middle of the year, to the Philippines' top-tier league.

Standhardinger's draft application came a week after he signed with Eastern ahead of its ABL title defense this upcoming season.

Also applying for the Oct. 27 event are Jason Perkins, Davon Potts, and Andreas Cahilig, who helped Cignal accomplish a double during the recently ended PBA D-League season. Potts is currently playing for San Beda in the NCAA.

Fil-Americans Robbie Herndon, who became well known for ruling a one-on-one basketball tournament last year, and Julian Sargent, Fil-Israeli Felix Apreku, and Fil-Canadian gunner Zach Nicholls complete the preliminary list of Fil-foreign applicants.

A month-long period to contest a certain Fil-foreign applicant's eligibility will then begin.

Meanwhile, homegrown aspirants have until Oct. 12 to submit their draft applications.

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