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Standhardinger no-show at PBA Draft Combine

/ 11:31 AM October 23, 2017

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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.


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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