The Rookie Draft is about to take place on August 24 and will be held at the Robinson’s Midtown Manila. A lot of team are speculating who will they pick, Stanley Pringle, Kevin Alas, Chris Banchero, Matt Ganuelas, Jake Pascual and Ronald Pascual.
Most of the names there are purely Guards and as we all know Ginebra is loaded with guards especially now with the Acquisition of Joseph Yeo. Also next season will be the return date of the Injured James Forrester which will load the Guard position more.
If they pick a guard then the coaching staffs will have another hard time deciding on who will they play.
Remember The guard spot of Ginebra is consisted of Mark Caguioa, Jay Jay Helterbrand, Joseph Yeo, James Forrester, Dylan ababou (Who also can play the 3 spot), Emman Monfort, LA Tenorio, Josh Urbiztondo and also the reserved player Jens Knuttel.
Now that’s a lot of Guards, But I guess Ginebra could also pick for a Forward guy because they lack a guy who can play Forward. Their forwards are consisted of Chris Ellis, Mac Baracael (Who plays like a SG), Jay-R Reyes, Billy Mamaril and Japeth Aguilar. Their only LEGIT Center is Greg Slaughter.
Now I guess all Ginebra needs to do is to focus on getting a Forward/Center guy and try to develop it so that they won’t lack people who can bang their bodies inside the rim. Even with the Guard-laden Draftees Ginebra should consider their rosters and who knows? It might be a remedy to some of their problems.