Protected Players Announced For 2019 PBA League

Teams in the PBA League had until 2 p.m. Eastern today to declare up to three players they were protecting in advance of the upcoming PBA League Draft.

The draft will take place live on FloBowling on April 8 at 4 p.m. Eastern with only players in the top 40 on the points list after the conclusion of the USBC Masters eligible to be selected.

Here are the players each team protected and dropped:

Portland Lumberjacks

Protected: Kyle Troup, Wes Malott and Ryan Ciminelli
Dropped: DJ Archer and JoJoe Yannaphon

New York City KingPins

Protected: Marshall Kent, BJ Moore and Pete Weber
Dropped: Sam Cooley and Anthony Pepe

Silver Lake Atom Splitters

Protected: Chris Barnes, Jesper Svensson and Tom Daugherty
Dropped: Dick Allen and AJ Johnson

Brooklyn Styles

Protected: Sean Rash and Walter Ray Williams Jr.
Dropped: Parker Bohn III, Jason Sterner and Matt O’Grady

Motown Muscle

Protected: EJ Tackett, Anthony Simonsen and Josh Blanchard
Dropped: Francois Lavoie and Shota Kawazoe

L.A. X

Protected: Jason Belmonte, Jakob Butturff and Stu Williams
Dropped: Martin Larsen and Osku Palermaa

Philadelphia Hitmen

Protected: Dom Barrett, Tom Smallwood and Matt Sanders
Dropped: Ronnie Russell and Chris Loschetter

Dallas Strikers

Protected: Norm Duke, Tommy Jones and Bill O’Neill
Dropped: Rhino Page and Kyle Sherman

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