By Adrian Stewart Co
Unless the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) will tweak its ruling on requirements for incoming rookies, Jason Brickman, Jeremiah Grey and Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser will likely miss the 2021 PBA Rookie Draft.
Player-agent Charlie Dy said Brickman, Grey and Ganuelas-Rosser were deemed ineligible for the rookie draft proceeding slated on March 14 for their failure to secure required documents for Filipino-foreign players.
“I got a message the other day saying that they’re not eligible until they submit those requirements,” Dy said in an interview with Power and Play program hosted by Noli Eala over the weekend.
The deadline for submission of Fil-foreigners’ documents, namely the Department of Justice (DOJ) Recognition and Bureau of Immigration (BI) Affirmation, is still on March 9, but the three could not handle the paperwork personally due to travel restrictions.
“Actually, hindi na siya aabot [doon sa deadline] kasi with the pandemic, they can’t even fly in,” Dy said. “Hindi puwede [to follow ‘yung mga papeles], so they have to wait for next year.”
Brickman, Grey and Ganuelas-Rosser have spent some time here in the country playing for San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League. They were with the squad last season until the league decided to suspend play due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Brickman and Grey have also suited up for Mighty Sports Philippines (MSP) in overseas meets such as the William Jones Cup in Taiwan and in the Dubai Invitational Basketball Tournament. MSP struck gold in both tilts with the two on board./ASC, WDJ