Japeth Aguilar took one more step closer to becoming the first Filipino in the NBA D-League after being picked in the seventh round Saturday.
The athletic 6-foot-9 forward was picked 109th overall by the Santa Cruz Warriors, the D-League affiliate team of the Golden State Warriors.
Aguilar, who spent three seasons at with NCAA Division I school Western Kentucky where he saw little playing time, was a member of the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters last season. Prior to that, he spent two years as part of the SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team.
The Warriors, who were formerly known as the Dakota Wizards, curiously count another former Talk ‘N Text, ex-import Mo Baker, on its roster.
» ‘Parang si Bonel Balingit’: June Mar Fajardo has comedic star potential, says Marc Pingris
» VIDEO | Marc Pingris, LA Tenorio, Japeth Aguilar, June Mar Fajardo in new SMB ad with Vic Sotto
» VIDEO | Former Talk ‘N Text import Tony Mitchell wins NBA D-League slam dunk contest