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Aguilar’s NBA bid stalled, fails to make D-League

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 02:07 PM November 22, 2012

JAPETH Aguilar. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Japeth Aguilar’s bid to become the first Filipino to play in the NBA hit a roadblock Thursday after the forward failed to make the final lineup of the Santa Cruz Warriors in the NBA D-League, according to nba.com/dleague.

Aguilar was drafted in the 7th round (109th overall) by the Santa Cruz Warriors, the D-League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors, but unfortunately, was the last player to get waived, according to the website.

The 25-year-old Aguilar’s first step towards his NBA journey came when he transferred from Ateneo to Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers to play college basketball.

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Aguilar, whose father Peter was a former PBA player, became the first Philippine-born player to play in the US NCAA Division I league.

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