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Standhardinger no-show at PBA Draft Combine

/ 11:31 AM October 23, 2017

Christian Standhardinger. Photo from Fiba.com

Prospective No. 1 pick Christian Standhardinger is conspicuously absent in the 2017 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine on Monday at Gatorade Hoops Center.

The Fil-German forward was the lone absentee from the 44 applicants in the pre-draft workout, casting doubts on his status for the annual draft proceedings.

Attending the combine is a requirement for the aspirants to progress to the final list of applicants.

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Standhardinger is reportedly in Hong Kong training with his ABL team Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club.

Sources from the PBA said they have yet to hear from the 28-year-old, and that he would need to submit a letter explaining his absence from the combine to make it to the final list.

In 2014, Manny Pacquiao did not participate in the combine but he submitted a letter and went on to be drafted 11th by Kia.

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