Standhardinger: Playing in the PBA is an option
By Musong R. Castillo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
July 17, 2017 at 6:38 pm

Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/

TAIPEI – The coming PBA Draft could be a lot deeper than anyone had anticipated.

Christian Standhardinger, a 6-foot-7 center who only had the PBA in his consciousness less than a month ago, is considering having a career in the Philippines and would definitely be a deserving top overall pick.

“I’m really looking to what the future brings,” the 28-year-old, whose mother is from Angono, Rizal, said of a PBA career. “I became a free agent (in the German league) this season and right now, my options are open.

“Definitely, the PBA is an option,” he said.

Kiefer Ravena has more or less declared his availability for the Draft after two more international stints, and with Bobby Ray Parks also likely to join the proceedings, three teams can certainly change their fortunes for the next season.

Standhardinger looms to be a very promising prospect because of his size and work ethic.

He had 17 points and 15 rebounds against Chinese Taipei A on Sunday night and showed what he can do even against players bigger than he is.

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