Former UAAP MVP Marichu Bacaro leads day 1 of WNBL draft combine | Inquirer Sports

Former UAAP MVP Marichu Bacaro leads day 1 of WNBL draft combine

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 09:25 PM December 12, 2020


Photo from WNBL’s Facebook

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 61 out of 80 participants took part on the first day of the Women’s National Basketball League Combine at Victoria Sports Tower in Quezon City Saturday.

UAAP Season 71 MVP Marichu Bacaro led the cast in the basketball drills and biometrics.

Those who also participated in the pre-draft procedure were Kikay Gandalla, Shellyn Bilbao, Ria Mendoza, Mary Grace Balang, Karla Manuel, Bienca Ramos, Hanna Brobio, Jelline Batnag, Johana Rafer, Sarah Antonio, Katherine Jumapao, May Confesor, Almira Del Rosario, Diana Doqueza, Carole Monteyola, Shayla Perez, Kat Araja, Angelica De Austria, Noella Cruz, Veronia Lio, Ronalyn Linaban, Janella Alba, and Jash Jacinto.


Anjiennette Go, Janine Garrido, Jo Razalo, Carol Sangalang, Nefriteri Taller, Jastine Mandap, Andrienne Malana, Katrina Magsombol, Tiffany Ngo, Jaira Baarde, Sthefanie Ventura, Shenzhen Callangan, Reynalyn Ferrer, Joie Ceniza, Tin Cortizano, Rosanelle Ranoco, Samantha Sicad, Samantha Tan, Anne David, Dian Aure, Richelyn Badajos, Nikka Tupaz, Syrille Villar, Ann Flores, Julie Gula, Judy-Ann Orillana, Anna Maristela, Crislyn Mier, and Jhenn Angeles were also ine the Combine.

With Nicole Cancio, Elaisa Adriano, Lor Capilit, Pesky Pesquera, Michelle Bio, Camille Claro, Jinky Balasta, and Khaterine Catimbuhan rounding out the list.

The Games and Amusements Board implemented strict health protocols for the pre-draft workouts with the players getting administered with an Antigen test before entering the venue.

To minimize interaction, only 10 players were allowed per batch.


A couple of coaches from Tanita PH administered the body composition tests while trainers Karlo Santos, Mark Caron, Aldo Panlilio, and Justin Aquino overlooked the agility exams.

No scrimmages took place in accordance with the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases’ protocols.


Coaches were also not allowed inside the venue and would only get to witness the drills after the league sends them videos of the proceedings.

The final seven batches of the Combine will be on Sunday.

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