DENIED anew of the chance to join the PBA draft, Fil-Am Jason Brickman admitted he is a feeling a bit frustrated.
But the cerebral playmaker is not about to give up on his pro league dreams.
“I think me and Charlie (Dy, his agent) applied in 2016 to try to enter the draft so it’s been five years now that we’ve been trying to get in so little bit frustrated but I think I’m just excited for this opportunity to play 3-on-3,” Brickman said on the Tiebreakertimes’ 2OT podcast.
“I’m hoping that it (would) lead to me one day playing on the PBA 5-on-5. Either way I’m grateful to be a part of this league and to be part of Meralco Bolts,” he added.
The 6-foot Brickman was signed by Meralco in the maiden season of the PBA 3×3 tourney.
Brickman, 29, was among the four highly-touted Fil-foreigners along with Jeremiah Gray, Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser, and Taylor Statham who failed to submit their Department of Justice affirmations and Bureau of Immigration certifications that will make them eligible for the proceedings held virtually last March 14.
Tyrus Hill, John Paul Gulfo, and Christopher Cancio were the other Fil-foreigners who did not complete their requirements.
Unlike the regular 5-on-5, rules are relaxed on Fil-foreign players in 3×3.
A former LIU Brooklyn standout who led the US NCAA Division 1 in assists per game for two straight seasons, Brickman saw action for Mighty Sports in the William Jones Cup.
He also had stops at Westports Malaysia Dragon, where he was named finals MVP; Mono Vampire, and San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in 2019.