Lavoie Drafted No. 1 As PBA League Rosters Are Set

Post-Draft Special: Breaking Down The League

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Four-time PBA Tour champion Francois Lavoie was the top pick Sunday night in the 2020 PBA League Draft powered by BowlerX.

Lavoie, who has two U.S. Open titles to his credit, was selected with the first pick by the Las Vegas High Rollers in the draft, which was broadcast live exclusively on FloBowling.

The Brew City Ballers, the other expansion team in the draft, selected 15-time PBA Tour champion Sean Rash with the second pick.

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After selecting Lavoie, Las Vegas manager Amleto Monacelli went on to select Andrew Anderson, AJ Johnson, Richie Teece and Ildemaro Ruiz to complete his roster.

Brew City manager Marshall Holman went the opposite direction as Las Vegas, taking established veterans with his first three picks. Holman’s roster includes Rash, Ryan Ciminelli, Dick Allen, Christopher Sloan and Zeke Bayt.

The 2020 PBA League is expected to be held this fall in Portland, Maine, at Bayside Bowl. The league had been scheduled to take place in July but was postponed last week.

Below are the results of the draft as well as the completed rosters for each team.

2020 PBA League Draft Results

1. Francois Lavoie, Las Vegas
2. Sean Rash, Brew City
3. Ryan Ciminelli, Brew City
4. Andrew Anderson, Las Vegas
5. AJ Johnson, Las Vegas
6. Dick Allen, Brew City
7. Jason Sterner, Philadelphia
8. BJ Moore, Brooklyn
9. Mitch Hupe, Motown
10. Chris Via, Silver Lake
11. Darren Tang, NYC
12. Brad Miller, Dallas
13. Patrick Girard, L.A.
14. Martin Larsen, Portland
15. Packy Hanrahan, Portland
16. Anthony Lavery-Spahr, L.A.
17. Nick Pate, Dallas
18. Osku Palermaa, NYC
19. AJ Chapman, Silver Lake
20. Matt McNiel, Motown
21. Thomas Larsen, Brooklyn
22. Matt Ogle, Philadelphia
23. Christopher Sloan, Brew City
24. Richie Teece, Las Vegas
25. Ildemaro Ruiz, Las Vegas
26. Zeke Bayt, Brew City

2020 PBA League Rosters

Las Vegas High Rollers

Manager: Amleto Monacelli
Francois Lavoie
Andrew Anderson
AJ Johnson
Richie Teece
Ildemaro Ruiz

Brew City Ballers

Manager: Marshall Holman
Sean Rash
Ryan Ciminelli
Dick Allen
Christopher Sloan
Zeke Bayt

Philadelphia Hitmen

Manager: Jason Couch
Dom Barrett
Tom Smallwood
Shawn Maldonado
Jason Sterner
Matt Ogle

Brooklyn Styles

Manager: Johnny Petraglia
Walter Ray Williams Jr.
Brad Angelo
Rhino Page
BJ Moore
Thomas Larsen

Motown Muscle

Manager: Del Ballard
EJ Tackett
Anthony Simonsen
Josh Blanchard
Mitch Hupe
Matt McNiel

Silver Lake Atom Splitters

Manager: Mark Baker
Chris Barnes
Jesper Svensson
Tom Daugherty
Chris Via
AJ Chapman

NYC KingPins

Manager: Carolyn Dorin-Ballard
Pete Weber
Marshall Kent
Kyle Sherman
Darren Tang
Osku Palermaa

Dallas Strikers

Manager/Player: Norm Duke
Tommy Jones
Bill O'Neill
Brad Miller
Nick Pate

L.A. X

Manager: Andrew Cain
Jason Belmonte
Jakob Butturff
Stu Williams
Patrick Girard
Anthony Lavery-Spahr

Portland Lumberjacks

Manager: Tim Mack
Wes Malott
Kyle Troup
Kris Prather
Martin Larsen
Packy Hanrahan

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