With the deadline of Rookie Applicants set on July 6, 4 Fil-Ams from the D-league made the first move to achieve their goal of playing in the big league. 3 Players from the PBA D-league runner-up team of Big Chill led the pack of hopeful followed by one from the Champion.
Big Chill's Alex Mallari - 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Thomas Tan -5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Charles Jensen -6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Karl Dehesa - 6 ft2
Mallari is a 6-foot-4 combo-guard who can also slide down to the from point to power forward position due to his dynamics. His effectiveness last season was very evident as he led his team to numerous outings which was the reason why he was named as one of the Mythical Team Member in PBA D-League and averaged 11.93 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.8 steals.
Despite playing the Power Forward position most of the time, Charles Keith Jensen is known to be a player who can finish the clutch with ease either by layup or jumpshot. Jensen is a natural small forward with an average athleticsm with a solid built. Despite playing behind mallari, his total average is a bit higher with 12 points , 7,13 rebounds, 2.6 assist and 1.87 steals.
Thomas Elliot Tan is a spitfire from Big Chill, his average last season is 5.86 points, 3.14 rebounds, 1.87 assist and 0.29 steal per ball game.
Among four, Karl Dehesa can be consider as the weakest among the group.